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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Few Latinos hold high-ranking positions in U.S. military

Few Latinos hold high-ranking positions in U.S. military

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Latinos make up 17% of active-duty members, but only 8% of the officer corps and 1% of general and flag officers. NBC News’ Tom Llamas reports on the obstacles Latinos are facing and looks at the efforts to bring change.

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 Air Force's Disparity Review Confirming Widespread Inequities

Air Force's Disparity Review Confirming Widespread Inequities

Nation’s Top Ranking Hispanic Veterans Association Says Findings Highlight Historical Challenges Confronting Latino Service Members.

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HVLA Announces Three Of Its Picks In Base Renaming Process Underway

HVLA Announces Three Of Its Picks In Base Renaming Process Underway

Nation’s Top Ranking Hispanic Veterans Association Says Selection Criteria Should Include Service Record and Link to Each Facility’s Mission.

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Leader's Corner

Axios Latino Virtual Event: Honoring Veterans' Service & Sacrifice

Axios Latino Virtual Event:
Honoring Veterans' Service & Sacrifice

Axios justice and race reporter Russ Contreras will discuss ways to commemorate the contributions of fallen heroes and the importance of public policy that supports Latino veterans in civilian life after they have served, featuring Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) and Hispanic Veterans Leadership Alliance board member Col. Lisa Carrington Firmin.

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Esperanza

Esperanza

A story of part of my family. The story of many families that named their daughters Esperanza. A hope that in the new world they would find happiness, free from European pandemics and wars, and destined to find a bounty of opportunities.

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Mentoring by Rear Admiral Will Rodriguez

Mentoring by Rear Admiral Will Rodriguez

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.

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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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