Marty’s family immigrated to the US
when he was 14. He joined the US Marine Corps
out of High School and was made corporal. He re-enlisted at age 21 after completing two years of college and went through security training before being assigned to a Force Protection Brigade at the US Naval Station in Hurghada, Egypt
, with the rank of Sergeant. Alencar mustered out at age 25 and moved back to the states with his Egyptian-born wife. The two divorced a year later, shortly after Marty landed a job with an Atlanta
-based private security firm. Alencar transferred overseas to Africa
posting one of the firm’s corporate clients. He went AWOL after receiving a desk job, and ended up working as an independent contractor in the civil war.