MSgt George Page
U.S. Marine Corps, Retired
I am a 27-year Marine Corps veteran. I have recently hung up my uniforms, retiring as a Master Sergeant. I earned the title “Marine” soon after graduating high school so as to not burden my dad with college expenses. He had enough to worry about after having lost my mother to cancer a few years before, along with having my brother at home. My dad served as a Marine during the Korean War. I have always admired him and his Marine buddies. I wanted to be a Marine because of him.
I had a great career, with opportunities to serve in the Infantry as a Mortar Crewman, in Combat Camera as a technician, and within Marine Corps Community Services as a Business Operations and General Manager. I was fortunate enough to have experienced numerous global assignments and deployments, including Okinawa, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Australia, along with two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. I have brothers and sisters in arms around the world because of the Corps and could not be more thankful for having had the opportunity and good fortune to serve.
President Reagan is often quoted as having said, “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they have made a difference in the to world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem.” I was lucky enough to be able to make a difference with my fellow Marines.
I am currently embarking on a second career with Starbucks as a Retail Manager, as well as co-founder and managing partner of Live-and Kickin’ LLC, a multi-dimensional services and consulting company which I run out of my home with my wife of 16 years, Kumiko. I am honored to be a member of and to be featured as part of the GovX community.