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Staff Sergeant [now SFC] MacArthur Ocampo was born in Southern California, but at the age of ten he moved to the Philippines to live with his relatives. Graduating from high school at age fifteen (yes, fifteen), he entered university and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Computer Science. His goal… go on to law school and become a lawyer practicing in his adopted country of the Philippines.

But like many young men and women serving today in our military services, his plans were changed. Coming back to the States in 2002 for a vacation prior to entering law school, he started realizing what was happening with his native country, the USA, and the global war on terror that was spreading throughout the world. As he said, “I dug into the patriotic side of myself and disregarded everything I had planned.”

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Mark is a Retired Command Sergeant Major with 26 years of military leadership experience. He held 3 military occupational specialties (Field Artillery, Nuclear Weapons Tech, and Ammunition Ordnance). Mark is one of the leading military authors in the fields of leadership, counseling, and training.

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  • Part-Time-Commander


    Thanks for your service to our great country. Your story is really inspiring SFC Ocampo. Keep up the good work.

  • Mackie


    Hey I know that guy! Hehehe…

    • Preston


      I stumbled across this article the other day. I got about halfway through it before it registered, “Wait… this article is about Mackie.” 🙂

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