Near-death experience galvanizes leadership principles for ERDC’s Vargas
Lt. Col. Rico Vargas, then a 23-year-old artillery officer, takes part in a patrol during one of his two deployments to Iraq. During Vargas’ first deployment to Iraq in 2006, he was injured when the Stryker he was riding in struck a buried improvised explosive device. (U.S. Army photo)

Download Image: Full Size (0.91 MB)
Photo by: U.S Army Photo courtesy of Lt. Col. Rico Vargas |  VIRIN: 070214-A-A1304-001.JPG