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Check Six – 1990: Desert Storm – From Marine to school teacher

January 14, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website

Growing up in the Boston area, Matt Malone was a self-described troubled youth. In trouble with the law. A college GPA of 0.7. In his own words, “a shit head.”

Malone is now the superintendent of Fall River Public Schools in Massachusetts. He oversees 16 schools, 10,400 students and 1,800 staff members. He also previously served as the Massachusetts Secretary of Education under Gov. Deval L. Patrick.

How did a troubled kid turn into a leader shaping the next generation? A deployment as a Marine during Operation Desert Storm.

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