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News | May 20, 2024

Meet Your Top 13 Recruiter - Sgt. 1st Class Angel Marrero Falcón

By Lauren Reho USAREC Public Affairs

Sgt. 1st Class Angel Marrero Falcón. Originally from Caguas, Puerto Rico, serves as a Recruiter at the Dallas Army Medical Recruiting Station in Grand Prairie, Texas. 

The terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, are what Marrero said sparked his desire to serve and influenced his choice of occupational specialty in the Army. Driven by a deep sense of duty to ensure fallen service members receive dignified treatment, he enlisted as a Mortuary Affairs specialist.  

“The tragic events of 9/11 served as a powerful motivation for me to join the Army,” Marrero said. “Witnessing the impact of that day fueled my desire to contribute to the defense of the nation and protect it from future threats.” 

While the rank of staff sergeant, Marrero’s dedication was recognized when he was selected as the shift noncommissioned officer in charge at the Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operation Center – a position normally reserved for a master sergeant. 

After his selection to join U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Morrero’s commitment to excellence was again shown when held the position of field first sergeant for the Chicago Recruiting Company, leading the battalion as the top company in the first quarter of the 2022 fiscal year. 

Now serving as an Army Medical Recruiter, Marrero recently achieved recognition as a Top 13 Recruiter for the 1st quarter of the 2024 fiscal year. He has also served in recruiting roles including station commander at the Chicago Recruiting Battalion and Top Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Simultaneous Membership Program producer at the Miami Recruiting Battalion. 

“Working at USAREC provides unique opportunities to recruit and build the future force of the Army, shaping the next generation of leaders and Soldiers,” Marrero said. “It offers a chance to make a direct impact on the Army’s growth and development, influencing its strength and readiness for our nation’s future.” 

Marrero's commitment to the Army extends beyond his official duties. He said he aims to leverage his education and experience for leadership roles, emphasizing excellence and inspiring fellow service members. Outside of work, he enjoys cycling and volunteers at local non-profit organizations. 

He attributes his success and growth to the unwavering support and guidance of his family, which he said has been his pillars of strength and encouragement. He emphasized that their love and values helped shape him, instilling a pursuit of excellence as a Soldier and in all aspects of his life. 

“I serve to defend and protect the country’s freedom and security,” Marrero said. “It is an honor to serve alongside dedicated and courageous individuals who are committed to upholding the nation’s values.” 



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