Mark Wales grew up in Western Australian mining towns and decided early that he wanted to join Australia's elite military unit, the Special Air Service Regiment (SAS). He embarked on a career that would eventually lead him to Afghanistan. There, as a troop commander in charge of 30 elite soldiers, Mark led combat missions deep behind enemy lines. Today he is an accomplished corporate speaker, reality TV star, and CEO and founder of a tough luxury fashion label. He lives in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, with his wife and son.