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S Smith & y r a G alvador Garcia, Disputado F edera l AD: You have held predominately learning how to jump leadership roles for many years, but let’s go back a bit in your career life. First allow me to personally thank you for positioning yourself to serve and protect our country in the U. S. Army as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Infantry Division. Can you give a little insight as to what that was like? out of airplanes with full gear, a ruck sack, and machine gun. I credit much of my success today to the discipline instilled in me during my military term. AD: As an owner of a Real Estate and Loans compa- ny between 2008 and 2011 at which time the housing market was hit hard, your company’s emphasis was on GS: It was both a great honor and tremendous privi- not only helping your clients become homeowners, but lege for me to serve with the illustrious 82nd Airborne also helping to guide them in avoiding foreclosure and Division. I joined at a very young age; so young that remain property owners. What was your motivation to my parents had to sign to emancipate me legally. I focus on this niche market? graduated high school when I was only seventeen—so when all my friends were deciding who they should ask to their junior prom, I was 3,000 miles away from home GS: At that time I noticed a lot of unethical mortgage companies aggressively pushing negative amortization loans on unwary homeowners. These “bad loans”