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Keynote Speaker Mr. Mike Gonzales

U.S. Army Retired Chief Warrant Officer 3, Mike Gonzales, was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Chief Gonzales joined the United States Army on October 6, 1992 as an 11 Bravo “Infantryman”. Chief Gonzales’s service stations included the 25th Infantry Division in Schofield Barracks Hawaii, the 101st Airborne Division from Ft. Campbell Kentucky, the 503rd Infantry Regiment in Camp Casey Korea, the 1st Calvary Division in FT. Hood, Texas, and the 41st Fires Brigade from FT. Hood, Texas. While serving, Chief Gonzales deployed 4 times which included, Operation Desert Focus in Dhahran, Saudia Arabia, Operation Enduring Freedom, in Kandahar Afghanistan, Operation Iraqi Freedom in Bagdad, Iraq, and lastly, Operation Iraqi Freedom in Al-Kut, Iraq.

Chief Gonzales retired from the United States Army with more than two dozen awards and honors on March 28, 2014. Today, Chief Gonzales is married to his wife Ines Gonzales and together they have 5 beautiful children and one grandson.
Chief Gonzales graduated with an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Central Texas College in 2010 and graduated in May 2018 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Theology.

Please join me in thanking Chief Gonzales for his service as we welcome him to be our guest speaker for our lunch ceremony.

Yellow Ribbon Program

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Tribute Stole for Grads

UIW Veterans are honored during graduation with a Tribute stole. It is worn during the graduation ceremony and is provided free of charge. Contact us to receive your stole for commencement.

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