CSM Victor A. Gomez ’90
U.S. Army, Retired
Nominated by Matthew R. Hachee
After his family fled from Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, Victor A. Gomez began a new life in Rochester. He graduated from Monroe High School and was drafted into the U.S. Army during the height of the Vietnam War. He served a tour of combat duty in Vietnam prior to becoming an American citizen in 1973. He also served in Operation Desert Shield.
Victor achieved the rank of command sergeant major, earning numerous honors and awards along the way, including the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. He retired from active duty in 2005 and is the highest-ranking Cuban-born, non-commissioned officer to have ever served in the U.S. Army.
He enrolled in MCC in 1986 and earned his associate degree in business administration and economics while training soldiers through the U.S. Army Reserve. He has taught financial management and planning to ROTC cadets on more than 30 college campuses across the country. An advocate for enlisted men and women and their families, Victor volunteers his time in veterans services departments in his home state of Florida and in other communities. He has two sons; one currently attends MCC.
We shine the light on a lifetime of service to our nation and fellow veterans.
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