Kenneth Reyes: A Leader in the Minority Mentorship Movement - The Warrior King
April 16, 2018•34 min
Allow me to introduce Major Kenneth Reyes. Ken is our very first Latino man and active duty military featured guest on Trailblazers.FM. Ken has served our country for more than 20 years. He’s deployed to support the NATO led Stabilization Force in Bosnia and has also volunteered to fight in Afghanistan as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. Ken has taught as an Assistant Professor of Military Science for the United States Army Cadet Command at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Stetson University, Bethune-Cookman University (HBCU), and Daytona State College. Today, Ken is currently serving as the Director of Army Human Resources for the 1st Special Warfare Training Center (Airborne) at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, NC. Among his many awards and decorations, his accolades include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. A few of the questions I asked Kenneth: What was it like for you growing up and traveling around the country and the world, as a military dependent? What were some of the most challenging parts of navigating and making it through these lengthy deployments? What do you wish more military men knew about depression and managing their mental health? What fuels your passion to mentor minorities? How do you mentor and guide young men to finding their purpose? What do you teach young men about masculinity? How do you thrive as a husband and father, while still managing your leadership role while your spouse is away on military assignment for years? What are some of the things you try to do and also encourage your wife and others to do to increase their self worth? How has the military helped or hampered your own marriage life? We heard Maxine’s take on relationship resilience and I wanted to get some tips from you on how we as husbands can help our wives and our relationships not only to survive but to thrive?