Armando Alonso

Mr. Armando R. Alonso is currently the President of BOLO3 Group. A year before establishing BOLO3 Group as a Minority, Service Disable Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), he represented Survival Systems USA as a Site Manager in Okinawa, Japan from June 2002 – Jun 2006 and in CONOUS as Project Manager from 2006 to 2010.

He grew up in Guatemala City, Guatemala where he attended and graduated from High School and worked in the family dairy farm. At the age of 16 the family moved to the United States and established residence in Tacoma Park, Maryland from where he subsequently joined the Marine Corps in 1972 and become a US Citizen in 1975.

He retired October 1993 from the United States Marine Corps after twenty-one years of service. During that time he served as a reconnaissance Marine with the

2nd Reconnaissance BN, 2nd Marine Division from 1972 – 1977. Canvasing recruiter from 1977 – 1982.  After a successful completion of his first recruiting tour he transferred to the 2nd Force Reconnaissance Co, 2d FSSG (Rein), Fleet Marine Force Atlantic from 1982 to 1990. After multiple deployments and Missions with the 2nd Force Reconnaissance Co, he was assigned for 10 months in 1987, to assist II MEF, Special Operations Training Group (SOTG) with the establishment of training for all MEU (SOC) Units. He then returned to The 2nd Force Reconnaissance Co until 1990. He successfully completed his second tour of recruiting duty and retired in 1993.

With the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, he attended and graduated The Amphibious Reconnaissance Course, Forward Observer School, Desert Training, Mountain Training, Noncommissioned Officer’s Course, The Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL Training  (BUDS) at Naval Amphibious School Coronado, CA, The Army Basic Parachuting School, The Army Ranger School, and operated as a Small Reconnaissance Unit Leader in various places around the world.

With the 2nd Force Reconnaissance Co, he attended The Army Jump Master Course, The Army Special Forces Combat Diving Course, The Army 101st Airborne Division – Air Assault School, The Los Angeles, Orange County, CA Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) Force Entry and In-Extremist Hostage Rescue Course. He served as a Company

Operations Chief, Platoon Commander for three Platoons and deployed several times as NCOIC Detachment Commander of a Special Operations Purpose Force.

During his time at SOTG, he served as Operations Chief and Senior Assault Instructor; he assisted the command with the establishment of training for Special Operations Capable (SOC) Designation. The SOC designation included The In-Extremist Hostage Rescue Course, Small Boats Course, FAST Infantry Company Course/Training, Coordination/incorporation and training of all Intel and Air Assets needed for all MEU Deploying Units. The course is now used for the training of all Marine Corps Expeditionary Units (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC).

During his time as a canvasing recruiter and a reconnaissance marine, he received multiple letters of commendation, multiple awards and medals, multiples certificates of achievement and meritorious promotions for outstanding performance of duty.

His civilian work experience prior to enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1972 includes Gil Roy Construction Company and GEICO Insurance Co, while attending night classes to learn English. After his retirement from the Marine Corps, he attended Penn State University, NC University at Wilmington, and served as a supervisor for UPS and Chrysler Corporation.

Mr. Alonso is married to Lt Col Dawn R. Alonso and resides with their son Jacob in Encinitas, California.

His hobbies are biking, swimming, golfing and spending all free time with his children.

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