Eric Alva, Retired Marine Staff Sergeant joins Allison on this week’s Podcast. Eric discusses his career in the Marines and how he got started, his eventual deployment to Iraq, and what happened to him during his time in the Marines. Eric discusses after retiring, his decision to come out as gay, and how that impacted him and his family. He also discusses his involvement in repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, and the impact it’s had on LGB members of the military. He shares how he stays so positive in the light of adversity, and how he believes everything happens for a reason, as well as his hopes for a more inclusive and welcoming society for all.
Some of the highlights of the show include: