LTC Ross recognized in ceremony

Published 2:07 pm Thursday, December 9, 2021

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On June 23, 2021, in a ceremony at Camp Atterbury, IN, Lieutenant Colonel Mark V. Ross assumed command of the 1st Battalion, 335th Infantry Regiment of the 157th Infantry Brigade at that installation.

LTC Ross is a 1995 graduate of Niceville High School, Niceville, FL. He was commissioned into Field Artillery through the ROTC program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002 where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He later received a branch transfer to Infantry in 2007. He also earned a Masters in Management from Webster University in 2014.

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Stateside tours have included Fort Sill OK, Fort Carson CO, Fort Campbell KY, Fort Benning GA, and Fort Leavenworth KS,

He has also served overseas tours in the Republic of Korea, Al-Anbar Iraq, Baghdad Iraq, Rose Barracks Vilseck Germany, Kandahar Afghanistan and Soto Cano Air Base Honduras.

LTC Ross’ military education includes Command and General Staff Officer’s Course, the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course, the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Ranger School and Basic Airborne Course.

His major awards and decorations include the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Combat Action Badge, the Bronze Star (1OLC) and the Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC).

He is the son of Mark and Vickie Ross of Niceville, FL and the grandson of the late Tollie and Lona Mae Ross of Tryon, NC. He is married to the former Jill Pedretti of Verona, WI and they have two children – Kristin 12 and James 8.

Submitted by Mark P. and Vickie Ross