In total, he served four and a half years of active duty service while being stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado as a Military Police Officer. When his active duty time was completed he enlisted in the Army National Guard as a Reservist, and enrolled in Mendocino College to obtain his Associates Degree in Administration of Justice. Shortly after he graduated he was again deployed for a year, but this deployment was to Cuba.
Additionally, when the wildfires affected the community SSG Ayala’s Army National Guard unit was one that responded. He spent several weeks in Santa Rosa, California helping those who had been affected.
Throughout his ten years of military service he has earned many awards. Such as: Overseas Service Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal, California State Service Ribbon, Non-Commissioned officer Professional Development Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Army Achievement Medal, California State Service Ribbon.
Currently, SSG Ayala is proudly serving in the Army National Guard while also working full-time for Ukiah Unified School District.]]>
While in the Army he served two tours in Korea and stationed in Fort Stewart Georgia for 6 1/2 yrs, While there he went to Kuwait And Egypt. And Finished his Army serves at Fort Lewis Washington. He received numerous Awards including 5 Army Achievement medals,Southwest Asia Serves medal with one bronze and star.
His three sons and I are ever proud of him, also parents and Family are proud of him too.]]>
Chaplain Rodriguez developed a Communications Relations Project with CARITAS Djibouti, to alleviate the suffering of homeless orphans. When he discovered that the children were not receiving protein in their diet, he made this situation known to three churches in the U.S. Consequently, these churches provided CARITAS with dried beans, peanut butter, and vitamins for the malnourished children.
Chaplain Rodriguez also provided spiritual care to members of the US military in Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia.]]>