During Exercise KAMANDAG in Palawan, Philippines, Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit Command Element had the opportunity to improve their martial arts skills and belt up in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program while deployed. For one Marine, it was his passion for teaching that drove him to mentor Marines in MCMAP on his off hours, in addition to supporting the11th MEU’s mission on deployment. We sat down with Sgt. Anthony Ayala to learn more about his role as an MAI.
Hometown: Palmdale, CA
MOS: 0861 Fire Support Marine
What about being a Martial Arts Instructor do you most appreciate/enjoy?