Marcus Brooks commissioned into the Aviation Corps in May 2007 following his graduation from the United States Military Academy. His initial assignment was as a Minority Admissions Officer for West Point. Marcus was then selected to go to the Pentagon to identify government and corporate best business practices and develop the Army’s Diversity Program that is in operation today. He returned to the West Point Directorate of Admissions charged with merging public and private corporations to enhance West Point’s existing programs. His role was eventually extended to include Chief Operations Officer for the Directorate of Admissions. Marcus’ work experiences and Economic degree led him to be the Trinidad and Tobago project lead for the Network Science Center at West Point.
In 2011, Marcus transitioned to the Military Intelligence Corps and served with the 3rd Infantry Division to include a deployment to Afghanistan. He was selected to be the Commander for Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team (2ABCT) for 17 months. Post command, he was selected for reassignment to the 1st Information Operations Command at Ft. Belvoir where he served as the Analytics Control Element Chief and Deputy Intelligence Officer. He was chosen by the Secretary of the Army to receive a fully funded graduate degree at Rollins Crummer Graduate School of Business.
Marcus completed a duel concentration in Entrepreneurship and International Business and received the John C. Meyers Award for outstanding contributions in Leadership, Learning Support, and Goodwill for his MBA class. He was 1 of 18 Entrepreneurial Scholars of Distinction and was the Team Lead winning the Entrepreneurial Business Competition. The Business School chose Marcus as an Ambassador to represent the school on numerous occasions both domestically and internationally. Highlights include being hand selected as the face of the Business School’s Marketing Campaign. He was also requested to be the keynote speaker for the Rollins Annual Celebration of Scholarship Reception, and led a Global Consulting Project in Italy for new product development. At the Dean's request, Marcus continues to be an Ambassador to the Board of Trustee’s, also to businesses and organizations around the world, also to current classes at Crummer, as well as to future MBA candidates.
Marcus founded Centric Health Solutions (CHS) with the support of faculty members while in business school. The idea was to channel his passion for helping others into an enterprise to help millions. This journey to improve the healthcare system began eight years prior as he focused on the multitude of challenges in our healthcare system for Veterans. Marcus worked in collaboration with additional West Point Graduates, former Naval Officers, Business, and Health Leaders.
Many times excellent solutions do not always reach their optimal markets. Recognizing the need for an improved system to match products with markets, Marcus developed Centric Health Solutions to connect the right health solutions to people and locations who need it most.