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Major General Angela Salinas Is A Marine Pioneer

Elena Souris
Maj. Gen. Angie Salinas

Major General Angela Salinas joined the U.S. Marine Corps for all the right reasons. She wanted to serve her country. She wanted to be a part of something big. Also, the recruiter was very attractive. 

In a nearly 40-year career, she broke nearly every barrier for women and was a pioneer for Latina service members, ultimately becoming the highest ranking Latina in U.S. Marine Corps history.

Her story embodies the drive to serve and the importance of service and of success to one's community. 

This story was recorded on March 1, 2016, for Worth Repeating. The theme was "In Service." Worth Repeating is Texas Public Radio's live, storytelling event series that looks to bring the Sound of San Antonio out through the stories of your friends and neighbors.

Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive