SgtMaj(R) Jorge F. Sosa, USMC
Academy Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major Sosa was born in Bogota, Colombia and grew up in Quito, Ecuador, coming to the United States at the age of 18.
SgtMaj Sosa joined the U.S. Marine Corps in January 1978 and retired in June 2006 after 28 ½ years of service. During his military career, he worked several years in Reconnaissance, Infantry, Drill Instructor, and Security Forces. He served in Lebanon, El Salvador, Somalia, Bosnia, and Iraq.
SgtMaj Sosa has an extensive background in training, operations, and leadership development. He served two tours as an advisor in El Salvador, Central America during the war in 1985 and 1991.
Since his retirement, SgtMaj Sosa has worked in Africa training and mentoring the new Liberian Army in which he taught Basic Training, Advanced Infantry Training, and Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course. He trained U.S. Army and Marine units returning to combat in Iraq during 2008 in Kuwait and also trained the first Quick Reaction Battalion of the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010.
He currently serves as the first Academy Sergeant Major in the history of Riverside Military Academy.
SgtMaj Sosa has three children – Victoria, Jorge Eduardo, and Alex.