Mark was a Petty Officer 3rd Class in the U.S. Navy and a Tech SGT. in the Air Force.

In the Navy he was stationed on board the USS Parche SSN 683 a fast attach submarine.

It was the most decorated ship in the US Navy.

He served as a Torpedoman. IN the Air Force he was in Air Cargo and retired from the Air Force.

Mark was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Air Force Achievement Medal