Eric Alva

Staff Sergeant Eric Alva, US Marine Corps (retired)

Eric is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was a prominent warrior in the fight for repeal of DADT. Eric's role in speaking out nationwide against Don't Ask, Don't Tell earned him a spot standing next to President Obama at the signing of the repeal of that law. Eric is a recipient of the Purple Heart, which he received after being wounded during the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003.