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Ruby Garza

1LT
ARMY

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Ruby grew up in Rio Grande, Texas with her mother and four siblings. When she was younger, Ruby and her family were not well off. At times they even lived without water and electricity, but she and her siblings used that as motivation to change their lives. "No one expected us to amount to anything... That just made us stronger," she noted, and she was right. Ruby's older brother joined the Air Force, and inspired her to enlist as well.

When she joined the Army, Ruby's desire to prove herself only grew. "I always went that extra mile to prove myself. I didn't want anyone to question that I deserved to be here," she said. With her success, no one could. Ruby served in the military for four years, and finished as one of the top officers in her unit. She worked as a Battalion Assistant Operations Officer, Battalion Logistics Officer, a Maintenance Control Officer, and a Maintenance Platoon Leader.

As a veteran, Ruby continues her call to serve others while also raising her three daughters and caring for ailing family. She spends her free time delivering food to those in need, coaching local tee ball teams, and volunteering in hospitals. Ruby recently received her master's degree in Human Resources Management. She hopes to continue helping others as she begins her new career. "It's good to know that I'm doing work that's worthwhile, I want to be able to make a difference," she explained.

Ruby’S PHOTO GALLERY

Ruby wither her oldest brother Wesley
Ruby wither her oldest brother Wesley
Ruby with her husband while he was battling stage 4 large B cell lymphoma
Ruby with her husband while he was battling stage 4 large B cell lymphoma
Ruby with her sister at McChord Airshow
Ruby with her sister at McChord Airshow
Ruby at a race raising money for cancer
Ruby at a race raising money for cancer
Ruby running to help raise money for Cancer
Ruby running to help raise money for Cancer
Ruby at Mud Run with unit friends
Ruby at Mud Run with unit friends
Ruby with her husband
Ruby with her husband
Ruby painting and redecorating the classroom for her Sunday School children
Ruby painting and redecorating the classroom for her Sunday School children
Posing with her Sunday School children and assistant Sunday School teacher
Posing with her Sunday School children and assistant Sunday School teacher
With her mom in Sunday School class after children just gave their Sunday School presentation
With her mom in Sunday School class after children just gave their Sunday School presentation
Day at the Range
Day at the Range
Re-enlisting her NCOIC
Re-enlisting her NCOIC
Officer Leadership Course (OCS) Phase 1
Officer Leadership Course (OCS) Phase 1
Ruby with her daughter
Ruby with her daughter
Ruby during OCS with her buddies
Ruby during OCS with her buddies
Ruby with her mother and sister
Ruby with her mother and sister
Ruby with her grandmother during OCS graduation
Ruby with her grandmother during OCS graduation
Leadership training
Leadership training

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