First Sergeant (1stSgt) Sanchez was born in San Antonio, Texas. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in August 1996 and attended Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California. His primary duties were serving as an Ammunition Technician, Drill Instructor, and Company First Sergeant with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
1stSgt Sanchez transitioned from the Marine Corps after 21 years of faithful service. He has been a Naval Science Instructor at Farragut since 2017 and is currently working on his Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership.
1stSgt Sanchez has four daughters and is married to his wife, Genave. Together they own FLY Nutrition, a local business in the Saint Petersburg area where their goal is to help the community lead a healthier lifestyle.