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Victor Manuel Alvarez
March 11, 1945 – December 4, 2021
Victor Manuel Alvarez studied criminal justice at the University of Maryland, Military Campus Division while serving on active duty. He attended Ranger and Airborne schools, the US Army Jungle Warfare School, and is a retired US Army policeman and criminal investigator (CID Agent). He is a combat veteran who served two ground combat tours during the Vietnam War, and served twenty years in the service of his country. He makes his home in San Antonio, Texas.
Victor was born in Puerto Rico and moved with his older brother and his mother to New York City when he was nine years old. While living in the Big Apple he decided to join the New York City Police Department, but as fortune would have it, he was ultimately drafted into the US Army.
​He completed his boot camp training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Then it was airborne training, Ranger, Military Police schools, and later jungle warfare school in the Republic of Panama. His military awards range from Jump Wings, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, awards of the Purple Heart, Air Medal, and Army Commendation Medal, among other numerous awards.
​Alvarez attended the University of Maryland while on active duty studying criminal justice, with a minor in law enforcement. He served as an army criminal investigator (CID agent). While serving two tours in Vietnam he saw combat, sustaining wounds to his right hand and right knee. Serving in Japan, he studied Shotokan Karate obtaining the coveted rank of Godan or fifth-degree black belt.
He is classified as an expert in small arms and combat knife fighting, and he obtained the classification as a sharpshooter with army assault weapons, and holds a Japanese Renshi (instructor) license, under the (Dai Nippon Butoku Kai), in classical Japanese weapons.
​After retiring from the US Army, with twenty-one years of service, he applied for and received his private investigator’s credentials in the state of Arizona and worked as an Arizona bounty hunter before retiring to New Smyrna Beach, FL.
The above information includes details received from CIDAA Membership Chair and information online here and here at the time of this posting.