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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Women protecting their country, yet military fails to protect them

Women protecting their country, yet military fails to protect them

San Antonio Express News

I am a combat veteran. Those who know me understand I am no slouch. So why did I not report the many times I was sexually harassed during my time in the military?

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Letter to Conferees: Diversity and Inclusion in the FY21 NDAA

Letter to Conferees:
Diversity and Inclusion in the FY21 NDAA

Recommendations to preserve bipartisan provisions related to diversity and inclusion in the final FY 2021 NDAA.

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Letter from HVLA to CSAF

Letter from HVLA to CSAF

Letter to General Charles Q. Brown, Jr. aiming to start a long overdue discussion on the changing face of America and the under-representation of Hispanics in our Air Force.

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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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