14th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps supports SERKET Racing Mission
March 14th, 2013
Wellington, FL March 10th, 2013 – SERKET Racing (www.serketracing.com), a new force in the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama, recently announced that Al McMichael, the 14th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (1999–2003), and Senior Non-Commissioned Officer for Allied Command Operations for NATO (2003–2006) expressed his support of the team and it’s mission in a statement released earlier this week.
Please see below for the full statement:
As the 14th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps and a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer for Allied Command Operations for NATO, I have traveled all over the world. I have had many different experiences but I can honestly say that my time in the Marines was the most valuable time of my life. I learned about honor, sacrifice and loyalty. Admittance into this brotherhood of arms was and is not easy, as the Marines are among the most selective military organizations in the world and take only the best and bravest that our country has to offer. Most of the best men I know I have had the honor of serving with. We live and we serve with one code, Semper Fidelis, always faithful: To God, to Country, to family and to our fellow Marines.
Those Marines and our troops that have been deployed for so long overseas are coming home in the next year. My friend and fellow Marine, Mark Llano recognizes that these veterans are going to need help when they come back stateside. As a veteran himself, he is aware of the issues these service members are facing upon their return and believes it is our responsibility as Americans to help these brave warriors become successful and productive members of the very society they have fought for so long to protect.
Over the course of his personal and professional career, Mark has proven to be an outstanding leader and entrepreneur. He has been honored countless times for not only his innovative, professional and hands on approach to business but also for his great work in the veterans’ community. Now, Mark has taken the skills learned on the battlefield and honed in the boardroom, to the racetrack. He has founded a race team with the mission of raising awareness and assistance for veterans and their families. There is no question in my mind that SERKET Racing is going to succeed with Mark at the wheel, because as President Regan said in 1985, “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.” Mark Llano is making a difference, and I commend him for his service to our country on the battlefield, in the boardroom and on the racetrack.
Alford L. McMichael
14th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps
Senior Non-Commissioned Officer for Allied Command Operations for NATO
About SERKET Racing
Serket Racing (www.serketracing.com) is a Porsche racing team based in Wellington, FL. Owned by former Marine Mark Llano and Randy Webb, the team races with the goal of raising awareness and assistance for those who have honorably served and sacrificed for our country: military veterans and their families. Veteran owned and operated, Serket Racing is mindful of the obstacles that veterans face upon their return home, and teams with numerous local, state and national charities to develop and implement innovative programs to assist these veterans and their families in their time of need.