Born in the southern regio of the Netherlands, Marik de Jong grew up to a strict and disciplined household; they taught him the principles of honesty and punctuality while giving him the space he needed to develop himself.
Marik studied VWO, the dutch pre-university education and afterwards finished the KMA, the Dutch Royal Military Academy; after several years of being trained, and training new privates, Lieutenant de Jong sought out a carreer change; the Dienst Speciale Interventies; a Counter Terrorism organisation that only allowed a dozen or so new recruits every year. As a member of the Brigade of Special Security Operations (BSB) de Jong was sent out on a tour towards ground zero; where a new virus had just broke out; escorting and protecting Dutch Embassady out of the dangerous areas.
After his mission failed Marik sought out support in Chernarus but it failed to extract him out of the area. Leaving him strande, several years after the Corporation promised an end to all chaos that remained. He now works for them, the Potius Cras, completely in the dark of their true goal.