It was my honor to serve as a US Army communications specialist.

The army taught me discipline, dedication, and the importance of unity. The saying, “no man left behind” is far more than just words. It’s fighting, winning, or losing as one.

To those who made the sacrifice to fight for our freedoms, I thank you for your service. This gratitude extends to the family and friends of our soldiers. They too make sacrifices every day for our nation.

The army helped advance my passion for communication technology. I experienced firsthand the power and responsibility that telecommunication plays in keeping our soldiers and nation safe.

I am grateful for the technological skills and fundamental life lessons that I gained while serving our nation. This strong foundation greatly impacted my career as I evolved into smart home technology.

I am proud to be an American. God bless.

—Rex Aguirre