Anthony V. Martinez
Texas A&M University-Central Texas
Greetings from Texas A&M University-Central Texas (TAMUCT)! My name is Anthony Martinez, and I currently serve as the Executive Administrator and Secretary of The National Society of Leadership and Success chapter at TAMUCT. I was inducted into our NSLS chapter on December 6, 2014, and I received the National Engaged Leader Award (NELA) on May 8, 2015. By working through the steps to induction, I was exposed to many life-changing lectures and speaker broadcasts that helped shape me into the person I am today.
I am a graduate student currently pursing my Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Healthcare Administration. I concurrently work as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Research at TAMUCT. I recently retired from the United States Army on October 21, 2015, and upon retirement I re-focused my time and energy as a graduate student and as an executive board member of my local NSLS chapter.
As an executive board member, I am actively involved in local community services in the Killeen, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, and Austin areas. I also facilitate numerous Success Networking Team (SNT) meetings at TAMUCT. By being actively involved in the local NSLS chapter, I gained many valuable skills in people management, time management, and goal-setting that helped me establish myself as a leader among my peers. I also learned many techniques on how to improve my self-esteem, and some vital peer leadership and networking skills that helped me discover, prioritize, and achieve my goals. Furthermore, I was able to extend my social and professional network of movers and shakers who are all a part of the initiative to create lasting positive change in our world.
In the Society, we believe that thinking globally and acting locally is an effective way to positively affect our world. My involvement with the Society has been very rewarding, and has allowed me to perform altruistic activities that benefit our local community and the world as a whole. Because of the Society, I find myself a more self-motivated, caring, and altruistic person. It is truly a privilege and an honor to be a part of the Society, which helps people discover and achieve their goals.