Our Military Leaders Should Mirror the Face of America

Our Military Leaders Should Mirror the Face of America

Reflecting the enlisted troops they lead and the public they protect.

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The Current Situation

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Biden nominates former California congressman to take over Pentagon’s personnel office

Biden nominates former California congressman to take over Pentagon’s personnel office

Military Times

Former Congressman Gil Cisneros has been tapped by President Joe Biden to lead the Pentagon’s Personnel and Readiness office, the latest in a series of leadership moves for the Department of Defense.

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Hispanic Veterans Leadership Alliance Urges the Air Force to Review the Racial Disparity of Hispanics in the Service

Hispanic Veterans Leadership Alliance Urges the Air Force to Review the Racial Disparity of Hispanics in the Service

The HVLA recommends that the review be modeled after the Air Force’s recently released Independent Racial Disparity Review (IRDR), which focused primarily on black service members.

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Air Force's Inspector General releases Report of Inquiry, Independent Racial Disparity Review

Air Force's Inspector General releases Report of Inquiry, Independent Racial Disparity Review

The Inspector General - Department of the Air Force

Assesses racial disparity in military discipline processes and personnel development and career opportunity as they pertain to black Airmen and Space Professionals.

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Leader's Corner

Mentoring by Rear Admiral Will Rodriguez

Mentoring by Rear Admiral Will Rodriguez

United Stated Navy, Retired

As I climbed my career ladder to Flag Rank, I began to realize the importance of mentoring and how mentoring helped me climb that ladder. A mentor is someone who is not necessarily older, but someone who is wiser and more experienced in your field of endeavor. Once you have established a professional and perhaps a personal relationship with your mentor, he or she will become your advocate and professional confidant. Your mentor will advise you along your career path, and he or she may even open “doors of opportunities” for you. Your mentor may have a broader vision for you, and your mentor’s sage advice may take you out of your “comfort zone” in order broaden your career. (As we all know that there are good jobs, and there are “good jobs”!) This advice is always subject to conversation between the two of you.

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Inspiration by Colonel James Saenz

Inspiration by Colonel James Saenz

In times of crisis, we often look to leaders, role models, and heroes for inspiration. The continuing absence of appropriate Hispanic representation at senior levels within the U.S. military is indeed a crisis.

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What's Worked for Me by Brigadier General Charlie Martinez

What's Worked for Me by Brigadier General Charlie Martinez

Throughout my career my actions were guided by two simple principles: do the best job you can at the job you currently have and always take good care of others, particularly your subordinates.

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Profiles in Courage

Roy P. Benavidez

Roy P. Benavidez

Master Sergeant.
Detachment B-56, 5th Special Forces Group, Republic of Vietnam

Roy P. Benavidez (born August 5, 1935) distinguished himself by a series of daring and extremely valorous actions on 2 May 1968 while assigned to Detachment B56, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, Republic of Vietnam. His fearless personal leadership, tenacious devotion to duty, and extremely valorous actions in the face of overwhelming odds were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service, and reflect the utmost credit on him and the United States Army

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The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest and most-prestigious personal military decoration that may be awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor.

Hispanic Medal of Honor Recipients

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Jose Rodela

Jose Rodela

Sergeant First Class

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