Armando Hernandez is a 2014 graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. While at FGCU he attained a highly coveted internship with the Boston Red Sox.
Prior to his education, Armando served in the United States Marine Corps. He enlisted right from high school, completing basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina. In 2005, Armando deployed to Fallujah, Iraq as an Engineer Equipment Operator with Combat Logistic Battalion 8. There, he was selected for a Combat Meritorious Promotion to the rank of Corporal and awarded a Meritorious Mast for his role in the construction of five entry check points and nine forward operating bases.
During his enlistment, Armando was also promoted the rank of Sergeant. His awards and decorations include the Iraqi Campaign Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Certificate of Commendation, Certificate of Appreciation, and a Green Belt in Marine Corps Martial Arts.
Armando oversees and conducts the Health and Fitness Challenge initiatives for Southwest Florida and New England.