In honor of Veterans Day, I was fortunate enough to interview a former Staff Sergeant and combat veteran. As a Ranger in the United States Army, he saw some of the darkest sides of humanity through combat in Panama, Bosnia, and the Gulf. He’s a recipient of the Purple Heart, and a man who credits his service with allowing him to see the best in people and maintain a positive outlook on life, despite everything he’s seen and been through.
After his service came to a close, he achieved a degree in economics, and rose through the ranks of corporate America. Over his career, he’s not only been a Senior VP, but today, is a highly sought after Senior Project Manager who works exclusively with the technology divisions of Fortune 500 companies, a far cry from his roots growing up in South Central Los Angeles.
His life story would make an amazing movie.
Both his military and civilian lives have taken him around the world, and through those experiences, he’s developed a love not only of travel… but of people, and the human condition, something we often talk about.
He’s someone I admire a great deal, and today we’re going to talk about not just travel, but life… and how truly fantastic the food in New Orleans is. 🙂