Meet Monark Sharma, who is joining the US Army with Rs 1.20 crore pay package

Jaipur-based Monark Sharma will be joining the US Army as a scientist in the AH-64E combat helicopter unit in Texas.

Sharma’s role will include designing, inspection, manufacturing and maintenance and will receive a pay package of Rs 1.20 crore.

Sharma, who began his career as a junior research scientist at NASA in the mass communication wing in 2013, has been working with the US army from May 2016.

He also received two prestigious awards-Army Service Medal and Safety Excellence Award both in 2016.

"I may not have got the opportunity to serve in the Indian armed force but all my moves in the US were intended to bring pride for my country. Here I am reaching out to my fellow Indian students to inspire them that anyone can attain success in life with sheer hard work," Sharma told TOI.


His participation in NASA's Moon Baggi Project in 2011 and Luna Boat in 2012 has changed the fortunes for him.

"Here NASA offered me a job and a green card. He was awarded citizenship through US army in 2016," said Sharma.