RINGKNOCKER Virtual Meetup #32 with Luis Martinez
The guest speaker at this week’s RINGKNOCKER Virtual Meetup is Luis Martinez (USNA ’01).
Luis is an aviator with over 400 combat flight hours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, providing electronic support to ground combat units in Afghanistan and Iraq. Many military officers turn their people-wrangling experience into civilian careers in project management, but Luis managed an inside job: he is a Marine Corps Reserve officer and a senior project manager for the Marine Corps.
But that’s just his day job. After hours, Luis applies his leadership skills to the kind of problem he would never have faced in the skies over Iraq: presiding over several thousand unruly Naval Academy alumni, crossing many dozens of class years, in one of the most densely populated Alumni Association Chapters in the country. Luis is President of the Greater Washington DC Chapter of USNAAA.
Not every RINGKNOCKER went to the Naval Academy, and relatively few of us live in DC. But ALL of us went to college, and hear regularly from our own alumni associations. This week, beyond sharing a little gossip about our DC-area Navy classmates, Luis will address a broader question: in a world of professional distractions and global pandemics, why should YOU engage with YOUR alumni association?
You have more to offer than you know, and more to gain than you may realize. DON’T MISS THIS ONE!