Photo and caption by robert thompson
SgtMaj Vasquez, The Sergeant Major for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, exemplifies the Marine Corps at it's best. Having grown up in Belize, he always wanted to be a Marine. When he turned 18, he travelled to California to sign up. After completing boot camp he then went on to train as a Recon Marine, one of the hardest jobs in the Marine Corps. Being one of the greatest leaders of today, he inspires his Marines to be the best that they can be and do whatever it takes to get there. I decided to spend a couple of hours with him and got this shot. To me, it shows everything about him.
Location: Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan