Markus spent 8 years in the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, deploying to Afghanistan as a section commander within the Reconnaissance Platoon. In June 2012 he was shot twice and hit with a hand grenade whilst clearing a compound of insurgents.
Since leaving the army he works closely with the personal recovery unit in Colchester: sharing his experience and advice about leaving the army and joining the civilian workforce.
Skills and achievements:
• Markus was awarded the Military Cross for actions taken in the line of fire