(Ret) 1SG Marcus D. Elliott is a 35 year U.S. Army veteran, Born on October 17, 1958 and raised in Texarkana, Texas.  He entered the active military service on September 25, 1982.  He attended Basic and Advance Individual Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky to be an Infantry Men.

During his career, 1SG Elliott served as an Infantry Men, Missile Crewmen, Tank Gunner, Chemical Specialist, Section Leader, Platoon Sergeant, 1SG for a Multi-Service Provincial Reconstruction Team, and Brigade S3 Operation Sergeant. His combat Tours include Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan

(Ret) 1SG Elliott has been assigned to the following units: 2 Battalion 50TH Infantry Garlstedt, Germany. 2-1 Air Defense Artillery, South, Korea. 1/62d Air Defense Artillery, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. 1st Battalion, 55th Air Defense Artillery. Ft. Polk, Louisiana. 710th Special Operations Wing, Philippines. Observer/Trainer 1/289th Ft. Sill, OK. 48th Chemical Brigade, Ft. Hood, TX. 3rd Chemical Brigade, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.

(Ret) 1SG Elliott military and civilian education includes the US Army Air Assault School, Equal Opportunity Representative Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic noncommissioned Officers Course, Small Group Instructor Course, Advance Noncommissioned Officer Course, Military Decision Making Progress, Combat Lifesaver Course, Armor Weapon School, and Master Fitness Course, and has an associate degree in Physical Education.

(Ret) 1SG Elliott was selected by the Brigade Sergeant Major to be the trainer and coach for both the Boxing and Combative team, which they place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in both tournaments. He also has train approximately 50,000 deploying Soldiers and Officer in Combative. His awards includes, Bronze Star Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Meritorious Service Medal  5thAward, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal iq9th Award, Valorous Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal W/M Device, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Air Assault Badge, Driver  and Mechanic Badge,