Edwin A. Rivera was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. He joined the Army in June of 1990, attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky as a Tank Crewman. During his 25 year military career, he served in a multitude of duty and leadership positions ranging from Tank Commander, Drill Sergeant and senior advisor to military commanders. He has led as many as 1,000 Soldiers in a variety of positions. A combat veteran, he retired from the Army in 2015. Since retirement, he has developed future leaders by instilling leadership, confidence and integrity in teenage Cadets. Joining Liberty Communications, LLC in 2017, he serves as the Command Sergeant Major of Extreme Military Challenge!, the premier military-style summer program serving young men and women, age 13-18, who attend from throughout the world. CSM(R) Rivera is an accomplished athlete and coach, with award-winning success over 20+ years.
Command Sergeant Major Edwin Rivera, U.S. Army (Retired)
Staff Sergeant Marlon Huddleston, XMC
SSG Marlon Huddleston, from Mississippi, enlisted in the United States Army in 2002. He has served as a Medical Logistics Specialist and Drill Sergeant. He deployed in December 2004 in support of OIF/OEF II. After returning from deployment, he was hand-picked, and successfully served, as a Recruiter and Station Commander.
He is a motivated leader and exceptional role model, demanding excellence in everything he does. As a Drill Sergeant in the Army Reserve, SSG Huddleston has trained hundreds of future soldiers. In his civilian life, he works in support of America's heroes with the Department of Veterans Affairs. He has extensive experience working with young people, both as a volunteer and with the premier military summer camp, Extreme Military Challenge!
Colonel Joseph M. Land, Sr., XMC
COL Joseph M. Land, Sr. XMC, is a military veteran with a total of nearly 40 years in uniform, including ten years on active duty as a public affairs professional, all starting as a Cadet in the Chicago area. He is the former Commander, and past Chief of Staff, of a nationwide Cadet program. Having commanded at all levels, he has served thousands of Cadets. COL Land has 25+ years experience executing leadership programs at all levels.
In his civilian life, he has served as a Department of Defense contractor, most recently working as a Project Manager in support of the Army's Recruiting and Retention School. He previously served as a Program Manager at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center supporting military troops suffering from TBI/PTS. He is also the President of Liberty Communications, LLC, providing training, career counseling and coaching services for military and government personnel. Throughout his career, COL Land has traveled to 34 countries in the name of our country.