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Marc Tirres, Director of Programs- Eglin

Name:  Marc A. Tirres

Where were you born and raised?
I grew up a city boy from Southern California.

What’s a short story around the biggest transition you’ve faced in life?
I grew up a city boy from Southern boy for California. When I was 8 years old, I went to stay with my aunt and uncle at their farm in Illinois over summer break for 2 months. Around their farm they had miles and miles of cornfields and one day my cousins and some other kids came over and we hiked through the fields for a few miles to go to a swimming hole. After swimming we played hide and seek and somehow as I was hiding, they set off for the house without me. As it got dark, I had to trek through the fields by myself all the while convinced something from a horror movie I had recently watched was going to pop out and get me. This was kind of the worst day in my childhood but also kind of the best because I had to forge my way on my own and I got through. I liken this to how I like to operate in life. I am very dedicated to my teammates and I put in the hard work to make them better and to get to know them. I build them up so that when they need to rely on themselves and get through whatever “corn field” they are in, they have the know-how and the strength to get through it and to persevere.

What’s the one piece of advice you’d give a younger you?
Surround yourself with positive people that build you up. Dream big, you really can accomplish anything you put your mind to

Your Personal Why?
I stay dedicated to my team, so that nobody wanders the cornfield alone

How does your Why drive you to be a part of the THF Ecosystem?
I feel all Special Operators are my teammates and I want to do what I can to help them out to the best of my ability

Military Connection or Why do you respect Special Operators?
Having been a Special Operator for the majority of my career and had the privilege of working with some of the greatest human beings on earth has given nothing but respect for this community.

Favorite THF Value, and why?
Practice Artistry – in every endeavor I take I try to become a subject matter expert. Knowledge is power

Area/Industry of expertise:
Program Management, Training Development

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