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SSG Mark Mercer

Name: Staff Sgt. Mark Mercer

Hometown: Edmond, OK

Unit: 3rd Battalion, 378th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 95th Infantry Division, Norman, Okla., x-ray specialist/drill sergeant


  • graduated Yukon High School, Yukon, Okla., 2002
  • attending University of Oklahoma

Military overview:

  • 8 ½ yrs service
  • Drill sergeant
  • Joined shortly after 9/11
  • Third-generation Soldier; grandfather was a Ranger during World War II
  • “Army Strong is a toughness that gets embedded in you. It’s a mindset to do whatever it takes to accomplish a task or mission. Having the mental and physical strength to ensure success no matter what.”

View photos and videos of SSG Mercer on the Army Reserve Flickr Page.


8 Responses to “SSG Mark Mercer”

  1. Sara Forero said

    Good job getting there, and best of luck at Ft McCoy. – from a fellow Soldier in the 108th TC

  2. Good luck SSG Mercer. All of us at the 95th are cheering for you. I know you worked hard to get there and we are proud of you and what you have done for the 95th.

    CPT Cotten, 95th PAO

  3. Kyle Drube said

    blood and sweat! show them why your there. Iron men of metz!

    DS Drube, 95th Division DSOY

  4. Robert Lynch said

    Good Job!! it must have been all the hard training at the 2291st? maybe?… or not

  5. SGT. Acree said

    The cover shot on AKO!!! You’ve made it. Now sit back and wait for the checks to roll in…

  6. SFC Facunla said

    Thanks for your help during the BWC. You really showed that you put Soldiers first.

  7. SFC Thomas Goombi said

    Outstanding Job!!! Do the 95th Division (IET) proud…

  8. Sgt Mike Cantley said

    Im sure all the “Terps” back in Dubs are proud of you…..

    Sgt Mike Cantley
    41 Combat Engineer Regiment, 33 Engineer Squadron

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