Marco served as an active duty U.S. Army officer from 2001-2010 before transitioning into the U.S. Army Reserve where he continues to serve as a senior leader. His service includes two combat deployments to Iraq and service in the Republic of Korea, Germany, Egypt, Djibouti, and Kuwait. Marco is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has worked as a Readjustment Counseling Therapist with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, since 2014.
He works both in the individual and group setting, offering primarily outpatient counseling services for combat Veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Marco holds a graduate degree from Fordham University, an undergraduate degree from Cornell University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. His professional interests include human behavior, applied psychology, and military cultural competence.
Marco has presented on these subjects extensively at professional conferences with the American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York Mental Health Counselors Association, Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, and National Association of Social Workers NY State Chapter.
He speaks Italian fluently and is comfortable in conversational French and Spanish. He was born and raised in New York City where he still lives with his spouse and is frequently involved in activities and initiatives within the local Veteran community.