Biography of Vanessa Griego
Vanessa A. Griego was born in Albuquerque, NM 1971. She attended Valley High school where she was an Air Force JROTC cadet. She excelled in the program with various awards and achievements to include best-dressed cadet, chamber of commerce award and 1987 Military ball queen. She commanded the girls AFJROTC drill team and mixed color guard. She graduated from Valley High School in 1990 and soon after joined the United States Army. She performed her duties as a Power Generation Equipment repairer and deployed immediately after her advanced training course for service in the Gulf War. She participated in two separate deployments to the Persian Gulf. She completed her commitment to active duty and received an honorable discharge. Upon returning to the United States, she enrolled in the U.S Army reserves where she completed her commitment as a supply specialist receiving an Honorable discharge for service. Vanessa returned to civilian life and enrolled in a pharmacy tech. program. She earned a certificate from the NCCA Accredited Pharmacy Tech. Certification program and soon after provided service to our military veterans at the New Mexico veteran’s hospital in the pharmacy department.