West Point grad takes national leadership role to recognize vets from segregated Latino unit!
Frank Medina, Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran
Thirty-Something Engineer & West Point Grad: Frank Medina serving as National Chair of Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Alliance!
Frank Medina graduated from West Point in 2002.
Originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico, Frank Medina came to the U.S. as a child and grew up in Bridgeport, CT. He always had goals to be an engineer and develop technology. In June 2002, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management with a minor in Electrical Engineering.
In June 2012, he graduated from the University of Florida with a Master of Science degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering with a minor in Information Systems. He holds the Project Management Professional certification along with several IT/Telecommunication certifications.
His professional career mostly encompassed serving as a U.S. Army officer in the Signal Communications Corps and after departing military service he pursed work with Defense IT/Communications sector companies engaged in the country’s war campaigns.
During his military service, Frank was assigned to a multitude of diverse assignments throughout the world enabling him to experience first-hand different cultures and thus providing him a broad perspective of global industrial/business dynamics via a multicultural lens. His overseas military assignments include: Seoul, South Korea, Honduras, Kuwait, and finalizing with a combat tour in Iraq with Operation Iraqi Freedom. After departing from active military service, Frank worked as an IT Network Analyst and was assigned to Kabul, Afghanistan where he viewed the progression of the country’s nascent government rebuild into a modern society.
Currently, Frank is a Major in the Army Reserves.
Frank’s experiences have prepared him to adapt and tackle challenges amidst diverse circumstances and bore in him an attitude to trailblaze any mission hurled in his path. Driven by selfless service, Frank is inspired by engaging in community activities which promote the education and professional advancement of Latino youth through mentorship and career development.
This thirty-something achiever is a Latino Alliance member. He was tapped in late 2012 to serve as National Chairperson of the Borinqueneeers Congressional Gold Medal Alliance. This all-volunteer group of individuals and organizations is dedicated to achieving the well-merited Congressional Gold Medal for the 65th Infantry Regiment, aka "The Borinqueneers". They were a Latino segregated military unit hailing from Puerto Rico and serving from 1899-1959 with many notable and heroic achievements, particularly during the Korean War.
Currently, Frank is seeking Congressional co-sponsors for the Congressional Gold Medal bills in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. Learn more & do your part by contacting Congress AHORA. See the official Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Alliance website:http://www.65thCGM.org!
Latino Alliance proudly salutes Frank for his achievements, leadership, service, and success. We are very pleased to count him as a Latino Alliance “Champion of Character”!