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Group Guide Hotel Company (San Diego)
Belenda is a proud Marine Mom from Temple, Texas who is serving as an Assistant Group Leader for Hotel Company, San Diego and as Group Leader for I MEF, Camp Pendleton. She served one cycle with Fox Co and three cycles with Hotel Co. Belenda began her journey with MP when her son was a RCT with Fox Co helping to encourage and edify loved ones as they forged through BC together. I MEF is a new and exciting mission Belenda has helped to launch October 2018.
Belenda has been married to her husband, Johnny, for 27 years. They have five children: a son serving in USMC, their oldest daughter is a teacher, a younger daughter in college, a son in high school and a sweet daughter-in-law who will soon be making her a first time Nana. As if five kiddos were not enough, they also have three lovable dogs and two feisty cats to add to the mix. An important quality of this family is using their God-given gifts on their church worship team. For six years, Belenda has also been an actively involved in a mission to free youth from sex trafficking.
With several family members who have served in both their families, you can say military life is in their blood. Belenda grew up an Air Force Brat so when her husband who was almost 30 years old told her he wanted to enlist into the US Army, she simply said, “Let’s do it!” Although, not new to military life, Belenda recognizes that just as being an Air Force daughter is as distinctive to serving as an Army wife, serving as a Marine Mom has its own uniqueness. As she continues to journey through this adventure with her son and his wife, Belenda takes these life experiences with her and shares them with RCT loved ones and the Marine Corps family.