Jesse Amador is a charter member of the Santa Clara Vanguard, marching from 1966 (Sparks) to 1972. He later served on the Santa Clara Vanguard Board of Directors from 2010-2013. Jesse worked for the Federal Government for over 40 years, retiring in January 2015. His lengthy career included serving with the Missile Defense Agency CIO Office Staff as the IT Lead for the US Western Region for New Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, and California; Director of Information Technology Division (ALC), Airborne Laser Program, Aeronautical System Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. He served as Deputy CIO for Navy Region Europe overseeing the IT Operations at the U. S. Naval Facilities throughout the European Theater (Italy [Naples, Sicily, Sardinia] UK, Greece, Iceland, and Spain). He was the CIO for the 704th Military Intelligence at Fort Meade, Maryland (NSA), and was the IT Director for the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies/US Army Russian Institute in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Jesse has worked and lived 25 plus years overseas in Korea, Hawaii, Japan, Germany, and Italy and now resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife Rhonda, who marched with the Bleu Raeders out of New Orleans.