Inspirational SOULdier: Happy Veteran’s Day – Juan Sandoval – Senior Chief Petty Officer , US Navy. Running is My Biggest Passion.

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Juan Sandoval Burbank, CA. Sr. Systems Engineer at Age of Learning.

What is your rank, what branch, and where have you been deployed or been in a conflict?

Senior Chief Petty Officer , US Navy. Two deployments to the Persian Gulf and the western Pacific while serving on board the aircraft carrier U.S.S Kitty Hawk CV-63. Recalled to active duty with Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 55 in 2003 in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. I have been to Germany, Sicily, Bahrain, Japan, Australia, Spain, Portugal, Singapore, Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Turkey, South Korea, England, Mexico, and Ireland.

How long were you in the military.

23 years total.

What is your Passion?

Running is my biggest passion. I highly recommend reading the book “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.” “You don’t stop running because you get old, you get old because you stop running.” ― Christopher McDougal

What inspires you?

Nature always inspires me.

Which person living or dead has inspired you the most?

Bruce Lee

What is your favorite Inspirational Quote?

“Don’t fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail.” –Bruce Lee

How do you try to inspire others?

By setting the example and encourage them to try new things and confront new obstacles they haven’t faced before.

When are you the happiest?

When I am running a trail in the Verdugo mountains.

One non-profit you support?

Boys and Girls Club

Quick Tip: What is one easy thing you can do to change the world for good in the next 24 hours?

Stop using plastic bags.

What is your hope for the world?

To coexist in peace and harmony.

This picture makes me Happy!

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Provide a picture reminds me of Beauty.

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