The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute recognized a Latina Marine for her strong leadership and dedication to country Sep. 7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. CHCI awarded Brig. Gen. Angela Salinas, commanding general, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, the 2008 Latinas in Service Award. This is the first time CHCI has awarded a service woman. All the speakers talked about how Salinas is an inspiring and influential woman. And the crowd, mostly Latinos and Latinas, cheered and clapped for the brigadier general.
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