Meet Your Top 13 Recruiter – Staff Sgt. Angel Zayas Gonzalez

By Lauren RehoApril 23, 2024

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Secretary of the Army Hon. Christine Wormuth hosts the U.S. Army Recruiting Command Recognition ceremony at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon on February 6, 2024. The ceremony recognized the top 13 recruiters for the first quarter of fiscal year 2024. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nicole Mejia)
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FORT KNOX, Ky. – Staff Sgt. Angel Zayas Gonzalez, originally from Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, serves as a Recruiter at the Caguas Station in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

Zayas Gonzalez holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Interamerican University (2014) and joined the Army as a Patriot Launching Station Operator for the pursuit of new experiences.

“I serve because of the educational benefit, the sense of adventure and the financial incentives,” Zayas Gonzalez said. “I can use the education benefits offered to complete my master’s degree,” Zayas Gonzalez said.

Currently a DA Select Recruiter, Zayas Gonzalez’s was recognized by the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman for his recruiting efforts. He attributes his success to every senior NCO and Soldier who has been part of his career.

Zayas Gonzalez aspires to retire with 20 years of service and dreams of starting a family. Beyond recruiting, he engages in volunteering, vehicle reconstruction, off-roading, video games and hiking.

“The U.S. Army Recruiting Command allows me to represent the Army in local community events, thus strengthening the Army presence and recruiting efforts,” Zayas Gonzalez said. “USAREC also provides me with the ability to mentor and train new recruits who want to serve.”

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