Honoring Heritage and Lt. Col. Consuelo KickbuschNo Comments
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) announced that Lt. Col. Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch (ret.) will be awarded one of its highest honors—the Medallion of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service—in recognition of her accomplishments, leadership, and outstanding service to the Latino community.
Born and raised in Laredo, Texas, Kickbusch entered the U.S. Army as an officer after graduating from Simmons University. During her twenty years of service, she broke barriers and set records in the U.S. military by earning the distinction of highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the U.S. Army. Upon her retirement, she honored her mother’s dying wish and became an engaged community leader, founding the human development company, Educational Achievement Services, Inc. (EAS, Inc.), in 1996. Throughout her career, Kickbusch has been a champion for Hispanic families in our country. Lt. Col. Kickbusch has also played an active role in the National Alliance for Hispanic Families since its inception.
We celebrate this important recognition for Consuelo and congratulate her on this well-deserved honor.