Per SPART*A’s Twitter: “With the end of the transgender ban imminent, here’s the story of one soldier waiting for his opportunity to serve authentically.”
Small towns are perfect for some, but others find themselves outgrowing their town and seek a way out. Sgt Liam Hodge-Aguirre grew up in Salisbury, Maryland but it never quite felt like home and he was ready to stretch his wings. However, small towns can be hard to escape. He turned to the Army for a helping hand and enlisted in late 2014. His first job was serving as an intelligence Analyst, stationed at Fort Stewart. But similarly to Salisbury, it wasn’t quite the right fit either so he changed career fields in the Army and retrained to become a Physical Therapy Technician. Currently he is stationed at Fort Carson where he works in a Brigade Support Battalion to provide care and treatments for musculoskeletal injuries for solders. Having found a job he loves, he is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine with the aim of applying for a doctorate program as a Physical Therapist. In the meantime, he wants to keep taking care of soldiers and is applying for a spot in a Security Force Assistance Brigade.