Title: Staff Sergeant
Company: United States Army
Location: Globe, Arizona
Anthony Hernandez, Staff Sergeant at United States Army, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Military for dedication, achievements, and leadership in military and community leadership.
After enlisting in the United States Army on September 10, 2001, Mr. Hernandez served as a rifleman with the 4th Infantry Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom after completing his basic and advanced infantry training. He eventually advanced to become a staff sergeant with the Army’s 101st Airborne, 1st Armored Division 170th Infantry Division, and 1st Infantry Division for 12 years.
Following his retirement from the Army, in 2014 Mr. Hernandez joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), an organization for U.S. war veterans. He was later elected as a post commander for Post 1704 of the VFW, in which he was also active as district commander for five communities around Arizona, receiving All American, All-State Post Commander, and All-State District Commander awards; he is honored to be a VFW Legacy life member.
Hoping to help today’s youth become model citizens and community leaders, Mr. Hernandez provided excellent service as a track and field and football head coach for High Desert Middle School in Globe for four years and served his community as a proud member of the Globe Unified School District School Board. In addition, he has been honored to receive a lifetime membership with the National Infantry Association, a non-profit fraternal organization supporting the infantry’s role in the security of the United States.
Mr. Hernandez attributes his success to his grandfather, Richard McMinn. He considers his post-Army career highlight to be obtaining a seat with the Globe Unified School District School Board. In the coming years, Mr. Hernandez intends to continue to assist his community with volunteer work and on the school board and intends to become a state commander with the VFW.
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