LTC (R) LETICIA MACIEL WALPOLE

LTC (R) LETICIA MACIEL WALPOLE

About the Speaker

At the age of 21, Leticia Maciel Walpole left her poverty-stricken homeland of Mexico to come to the United States. In just six months she overcame the obstacles of immigration, culture shock, finances, language, and education to enlist in the US Army National Guard. Today, Leticia is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from US Army after 33 years and eight months of military service. Her deployments include Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait, and she has 23 service medals.

At the age of 50, Leticia set the first-ever Guinness World Record in Afghanistan for jumping rope continuously for 60 minutes with 12,405 repetitions. Leticia has five college degrees, speaks three languages, authored a book, has been married for 27 years and has been blessed with five wonderful children. Her inspirational story will take you on a journey through laughter, tears, and reflection as she tells you how she did it.

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