Santiago is an Army Veteran with over 22 years of service and a currently works for Wounded Warrior Project as Warriors to Work Senior Specialist. His focus is on helping Servicemembers, Veterans and their Family Support Members, find meaningful employment. Santiago has worked in the Workforce Development field for over 13 years and has been selected as a key speaker for the 2015 National Employment Network Association Annual Conference on Labor Market Information and 2015 California Workforce Association Annual Conference on job readiness training. Santiago currently serves as Vice Chair for the San Diego Veteran Employment Committee 2017-2020 , Career Readiness Instructor for FourBlock 2019-Present and Ambassador for the Travis Manion Foundation. Santiago continues to serve in the Army Reserves as Senior Instructor for the Non-Commissioned Officers Academy, training the next generation of military leaders.