Army Veteran fills role with Seahawks Organization

Charles EadieArmy veteran Armando Mejia has gone through 20 surgeries after the Humvee he was riding in was hit by and IED explosion back in 2004. Apart from serving a long and active career in the military, Armando is now working with the Seattle Seahawks as the fan development international outreach manager. Before Seattle’s game against the New Orleans Saints, Armando led a group of soldiers out to the field and cued the military team to unroll and wave the 90 foot American flag for the “Star Spangled Banner.”

This is just one of Armando’s duties for the Seattle Seahawks. He also works on re-enlistment events for each game as well as coordinating Seahawks visits to military bases, including Join Base Lewis-McChord, where Armando was assigned for nearly 12 years of his time in the army.

“I feel blessed to be here,” said Mejia, 35, “doing something I really enjoy.”

Upon leaving the United States army, Armando went to Pierce College and became active with well known civic organizations. He later went on to receive his bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington Tacoma.

I’m sure Armando is pulling for the Seahawks to win a Superbowl. The Seahawks have yet to win the big event and reached the game back in 2005 where they lost to the Pittsburg Steelers.