Stan Mitchell’s Veteran Spotlight post always impresses me, and this one really awed me. We need more people like Sergeant Major Anthony D. Vega in this country.

As part of my continuing efforts to honor veterans, I recently interviewed Sergeant Major Anthony D. Vega about his 22 years of service in the United States Marine Corps.

Sgt Major Anthony D. Vega

Besides discussing all his travel and time in the Corps, as well as the ultra races he’s competed in, Vega also shared some incredible leadership lessons. (There’s even a bit in it about his Mother, who’s one incredible lady herself, serving in multiple careers in law enforcement while raising her family as a single Mom. Talk about inspiring?!) Here’s the interview:

Where were you born? (And/or what was your hometown?)

I was born in El Paso, TX.

When did you serve and where? Also rank attained.

I enlisted in the Marine Corps on 18 January, 1999. After graduation I attended Marine Combat Training (MCT) and was assigned the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of 6531, Aviation Ordnance…

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