Xavier I Piedra was elected to the Advisory Board of the American Security Council Foundation in 2011. His strong interest in military, veteran, and national security issues stems from his own military experience. Xavier proudly served in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He was part of the Personal Reliability Program, Marine Security Force Battalion Pacific – Marine Detachment USS Ranger CV61, Marine Corps Infantry 8th Marine Regiment and deployed on WestPac 1989, Desert Shield 1990 & Desert Storm 1991 - USS Ranger CV61, Special Purpose Force UNITAS 1991 – USS Barnstable County LST 1197. During his service he earned a Letter of Commendation, Letter of Appreciation, Marine Unit Commendation, Navy Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and Kuwait Liberation Medal.
Currently, Xavier is a vulnerability engineer on the Enterprise Threat Management team at Boston Scientific, headquartered in Marlborough, MA. His experience in network systems derived from his education at Boston University and his professional experience in the fields of financial services and the commercial healthcare software.
Xavier is also a member of the Boston Chapter of Infragard, George B. Preston American Legion Post 209, in Dover, MA and Middlesex Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Framingham, MA.
Xavier and his wife Marilyn have been married for several years and currently reside in Sherborn Massachusetts.