First Lieutenant Mark A. Bodrog was born in the historic town of Roebling, New Jersey. He received his B.A. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers the State University. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia. He has held the billets of Platoon Commander, Weapons Platoon Commander, Assistant Operation's Officer, Executive Officer and Company Commander. ï¿½He has served two combat deployments to the Helmand Province, Afghanistan with Third Battalion, Third Marine Regiment in support of both OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) 10.1 and 11.2.