SFC Mark Merino

SFC Mark Merino

Dates of Service: Mar 1990 - Apr 2010
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  • PVT Jan 90
  • PV2 Jun 90
  • PFC Nov 90
  • SPC May 91
  • SGT Dec 93
  • SSG Nov 99
  • SFC Apr 03

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Retired Army. 100% service connected. I've been infantry/armored cavalry/air cavalry for so long I bleed red and white. It took 20 years, but I finally finished my masters in psychology and hope to get back to counseling our veterans with PTSD. Psychology Technician GS-181 Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Duties: Supports mental health services in psychiatry, psychology, social work programs in the Mental Health Department to conduct evaluations with mental health patients, administer psychological tests and questionnaires, assist with therapy groups and conduct educational classes and prevention/outreach briefings and activities.

Military Experiences

Apr 2010 - Jul 2014
JB Lewis-McChord WTBN
Army Wounded Warrior
Temporary Disability Retirement Listing (TDRL)
Jun 2008 - Apr 2010
Army Wounded Warrior
Flat on my back getting surgery, surgery, surgery, surgery, surgery.
Apr 2005 - May 2008
4-6 ACS
Platoon Sergeant/Production Control NCOIC
As PC NCOIC, coordinated and supervised the work flow of 109 military personnel and six civilian contract maintenance personnel in support of 30 OH-58D(R) and 10 UH-60L helicopters; responsible for the health, welfare, morale, and professional development of three NCO's, and one enlisted Soldier; prepares, studies, and evaluates special reports and records pertaining to aircraft maintenance and component repairs; accountable for facilities and equipment valued in excess of $270,000,000.
May 2004 - Apr 2005
The Small Group Instructor Training Course (SGITC) provides the skills and knowledge you need to be a Small Group Leader (SGL). Emphasis is on the small group instruction process, team building, and your role as a facilitator.Small Group Leader (SGL) for ALC (ANCOC). Instructor at Warrior Academics teaching cockpit procedures for the finest cavalry officers in the world!


(2 years)
Jun 2007 - Mar 2008
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Production Control NCOIC of an Aviation Unit Maintenance (AVUM) Troop during OIF 07-09 for 4/6 ACS (Air Cavalry Squadron) headquartered in Mosul. Ensured the readiness of 40 helicopters operating from 4 key cities of MND-North to close with and destroy the enemy as well as providing convoy security and route clearances.
Mar 2003 - Apr 2004
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Outlaw Troop 4/3 ACR (Armored Cavalry Regiment). Platoon Sergeant for 8 OH-58D helicopters of 4th Squadron/3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment during OIF I in support of Saber Squadron's M1's and M2's and generally being a thorn of the insurgents in the Sunni Triangle.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools


Senior Aviation Badge


Combat Action Badge

Foreign Language Skills


Japanese (0+/0+)


German (1/1)


French (1/1)

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
None / Expired

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

2002 - 2007

State University New York (SUNY)

Bachelor's Degree, Human Services Management

Personal Information

Counseling Veterans suffering from PTSDEliminating the backlog of veteran disability claimsMarking time until I can be with our creator in Heaven