I joined the Army because I was tired of watching all of my brothers get locked up. I come from a family of 7 children: 6 boys and 1 girl. Out of all of them, I was the only one to join the Army. My father served 2 tours in Vietnam as a Marine. So you can say I always had the idea of joining the military and prison just wasn't in my sights.
Sr. System Administrator on Monitoring Team
One day I was in school for PM and ITIL:, I was talking to Duke and he facilitated the referral to move to VSO. I love it!!! I keep myself busy and do what is needed. Currently studying for Azure 900, (looking to be complete by the end of November) CCNA and possibly PM in Jan. Recently earned my certification as an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner. Earned my certification in ITIL since the last time I posted my status.
I am a retired Infantryman, with lots of combat experience. Fought during the 3rd push to combat in Ramadi Iraq with 3rd Infantry Division (Sledge Hammer) where I lost many friends but still brought all of my soldiers home safe. Then again in Afghanistan where we trained and fought along side the Afghan Army, their Police Force, and Secret Agents. The last position I held before retiring in 2016, was the Battalions Operations Sergeant Major as a Sergeant First Class.
I am originally from Houston, TX. I currently reside in El Paso, TX. I have 5 children: three boys and two girls. Their ages range from 23 boy whom currently in on the NYS project, about to attend college in January and just got certified as AWS CCP, 22 yr old boy that works for the Border Patrol, a 6yr old boy, 12yr old girl and 15yr old girl. I have a Bachelors in Business Administration. My Hobbies include running, working out, improving my yard, and cooking. I am a big-time UFC fan!