American Hero Calls On Alternative Surfaces For New Epoxy Garage Floor

October 5, 2016

Mr. Browning contacted us for an epoxy garage floor coating a few weeks ago. After hearing his story, we felt compelled to share his story.

Its great customers like this who keep us striving to provide quality products and excellent customer service. We at Alternative Surfaces thank Mark for his service!

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Mark Browning Bio:

Title: Master Sergeant (Ret) Mark Browning
Branch of Service: U.S. Army, Army National Guard
Years of service: 23
Tours:
Operation Sea Signal (Cuba and Haiti), 1995
Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) 2008
Operation Iraqi Freedom (Support) 2009/2010

Awards Include: Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Air Assault Badge and the Order of St. Maurice

Mark is a retired US Army Infantry Master Sergeant and has served in a variety of positions to include Infantry Company Senior Enlisted Leader, Assistant Professor at the Portland State University Military Science Program, Embedded Combat Advisor to the Afghan National Army, Recruit Sustainment Program First Sergeant and a Recruiting and Retention Command Detachment Chief.

Mark was awarded the Commendation Medal for Valor in Afghanistan for carrying a wounded Afghan soldier through heavy enemy fire then returning to fight and destroy the enemy. He was also awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his leadership and courage under fire during numerous enemy attacks.

Education: BA, Communication Studies, University of Maryland, University College

Community service:

Mark has been a volunteer youth and high school coach for various teams and programs in the Portland Metro area for the past 17 years. He attributes much of his success in life to the lessons he learned from sports and his coaches and feels passionately about giving back to young athletes today.

Current volunteer coach and President of the Tualatin Youth Football Association (2014-Current)

Former volunteer coach and director of Southridge Youth and High School Wrestling (1999-2015)