Cal State Fullerton ROTC Cadet Mayra Bendavid followed her passion in 2011 and joined the U.S. Army at the age of 28. “I’d always wanted to serve, but family responsibilities put it on hold as I did with my education,” she said.
As a combat medic, she served with distinction in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, receiving commendations throughout her Army career, including the Afghanistan Campaign, Global War on Terrorism Service and NATO medals.
But Bendavid wanted to do more: to complete her college degree and become an officer. To do so, she became part of the Army’s Green & Gold Active [READ MORE HERE]
Source: OC Register