Gary Rivera
Why did you decide to serve?

I wanted the opportunity to travel and receive an education, and the Navy allowed me to do both while also making a difference.

VSO Role:

Windows System Administrator

Date Joined:

June 2022

Why did you join VSO and how has the experience been for you?

I saw an interesting opportunity come up at VSO and couldn’t pass it up. Everyone was so incredibly kind, there were absolutely no jerks which was an instant win for me. I’m very happy to be part of the VSO family.

Military Life:

I was stationed in Japan during my service (by design, I absolutely love Japan). I served as an Information Systems Technician and went from help desk technician to senior system administrator, all while training and training others. I learned valuable life and professional skills but was also fortunate enough to be in one of the most beautiful and historied countries in the world.

Family Life:

My wife Becky and I have two boys (Sergio 6, Lucian 3) and will be welcoming another boy into our family very soon. We enjoy visiting our local trails and taking in the scenery but also like to stay in and play video games too!