Mark D’Ambrosio grew up in Orange Park, Florida. He started shooting when he was 10 years old and has been hooked ever since. After high school he enlisted in the Marine Corps at 22. He became a Reconnaissance Marine and was stationed in Okinawa Japan for the first 4 years of his Military Career.
While serving in Okinawa, Mark graduated from Army Airborne School, S.E.R.E School, Multi-MissionParachute Course, 2 Urban reconnaissance and surveillance courses, 3 Tactical Combat Casualty Care Courses, Marine Scout Sniper School, and Winter Mountain Leaders course. While attending Scout Sniper School he graduated top of his class and earned the award “High Shooter”. He completed two 6 month deployments on the USS ESSEX and 1 Joint Special Operations Task Force deployment. Mark was then stationed in Bridgeport CA as a Mountain High Angle Sniper Instructor and Survival instructor.
While in Bridgeport, Mark attended and graduated from the Mountain High Angle sniper course, mountain survival course, 360 tactical pistol and Advanced Carbine Course, Summer Mountain leader course, Animal Packers course, Greenside Tracking Course, Survival Training School of California, Range Safety Officer Course, AIRIE, and Basic Instructors Course. While working in the Marine Corps he has instructed Marine Scout Snipers, Army snipers, Army Rangers, Army Special Forces, Navy Seals, State and Federal Law Enforcement for California and Nevada. Mark was selected and attended the International Sniper Symposium held in Norway in 2014 representing the United States Military Snipers.
Currently, Mark is still serving in the Marines and instructing Civilians in Survival and Shooting techniques.