Historical Hispanic Leaders
Brigadier General Joseph V. Medina
Brigadier General Joseph V. Medina is a historical hispanic leader, and how it
started was by a single choice he made. That choice would later on impact where he
lived, how he lived, and how he got his education. And most importantly the price he
had to be willing to pay in order to get his education. Although the price for his
education and his career choice were rather risky, it didn’t really matter. But throughout ...view middle of the document...
On June 10th, 2004 from his flagship,
USS Belleau Wood,
Joseph led 4,000 Marines and Sailors into Pearl Harbor for five
days of training. After Joseph then led the Belleau Wood Strike Group through a 6
month deployment to help support the Operation Iraqi Freedom. Their whole purpose
was to detect, identify, and disrupt international terrorists and stop foreign fighters.
Which helped change a lot of people's outlook on hispanic leaders, and help people
realize they are not all immigrants who don’t really help.
And recently, not too long ago, in 2005 Joseph was named Commanding
General Marine Corps Base Camp Butler. Shortly following that in 2007, Joseph had
handed over his responsibilities as Commander of Marine Corps Base Camp Butler to
BGen Mary Ann
Joseph’s career span was 31 years in the Marine Corps. And out of all his time
being in the Marine Corps, he was the first Marine ever to take command of a Naval
Flotilla. As of 2013 out of 157,000 and 11.4% of active duty members, only 18% of the ...