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Saint Leo 360° Podcast

Episode 17: A Chat with Frank Hernandez, Adjunct Instructor & 26-Year Air Force Veteran

Posted by Greg Lindberg on June 12, 2020

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Episode Summary

  • Frank Hernandez, Adjunct Instructor & 26-Year Air Force Veteran
  • His childhood growing up in a Puerto Rican family in New York City
  • Why he decided to enlist in the U.S. Air Force and why it took him four times to finally be accepted in 1979 at age 19
  • The various posts he was stationed at around the U.S.
  • His role with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI)
  • One of his deployments to a classified location in the Middle East
  • The epidemic of veteran suicide (22 per day in the U.S.)
  • The importance of asking for help if veterans are struggling with their mental health
  • The many benefits of military service, including the current post-9/11 G.I. Bill
  • Why he came to Saint Leo University for his higher education
  • How he, his wife, and his daughter have all taught at Saint Leo University
  • How he engages with his students, including how he has dressed up in costumes
  • Winning the Professor of the Year Award from the Student Government Union (SGU) and beating out his wife, Rachel, for this award

Links & Resources

Frank Hernandez teaches in Saint Leo University’s College of Business.

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