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Meet your V A-Team!

Penny Martinez

Manager of Veterans & Military Affiliated Students

Penny joined the Army Reserves at the tender age of 17, before graduating high school. While attending Eastern Washington University, she decided to go active duty. Penny spent nearly 25 years in the United States Army, retiring in 2010. Highlights from her career include Criminal Investigations Command-Europe, United States Disciplinary Barracks, deployment to Iraq and 10 years at Fort Hood. As a veteran, she serves as a Volunteer Service Officer, American Legion District Officer, and is a member of the Whitman County Veteran’s Advisory Board. Penny graduated in 2020 with a BS in Organizational Science and Communications. Penny joined the WSU staff in August 2019.

Torino DeGuzman

Veterans Affairs Coordinator

Torino joined the Army 14 days after graduating from Long Beach Jordan High School. Over his 25-year career he had the pleasure of working on UH-1 Huey’s and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. He retired from active duty in 2012 and moved from Savannah, Georgia to Bellevue, Washington. His first two forays into the civilian sector were working as a Facilities Manager for Amazon Fresh and with Facilities Services with the US Army Corps of Engineers. He graduated from Central Washington University with a BS in Aviation Maintenance Management. In May of 2022 he joined the Washington State University’s Veterans Center team as a school certifying officer.

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