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New six part podcast series, Honoring Service and Embracing the Future, highlights business leaders who are USMC Veterans and give back to the veteran community. The podcast provides an opportunity for these business leaders to share their personal stories and what drives them to give back to the community.

The Rosacci Law Firm was opened in 2001. Antonio has done everything from felony criminal trials in state court to civil rights excessive force trials in Federal Court. He’s argued numerous cases on the appellate level in Arizona and U.S. Courts of Appeals.

He is one of the few attorneys who has been published (won at the Court of Appeals and “made law”). For the last 5 years he has focused his practice on personal injury law (He can represent the “little guy” against the insurance companies and he loves it).

Antonio Rosacci grew up in Prescott and graduated from the Marine Military Academy 1990. He enlisted in the Marines and served from 1991 to 1998. His last last active duty post was Marine Recruiting and he stayed in the reserves through college.

He was a staff sergeant when he was discharged from the Corps. He holds a Bachelors in Philosophy and Italian Literature (double major) from the University of Arizona and a Juris Doctor California Western School of Law San Diego. He’s been a licensed attorney in Arizona since 2000.

TriWest serves our nation’s Veterans in partnership with the Department of Affairs (VA) in administering the Community Care programs. We work alongside the VA as we provide Veterans with access to high-quality health care through our network of community medical services providers.

TriWest is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ and we support the VA Community Care Network in VA Region Four which covers the thirteen western states including Hawaii. Earlier this month, TriWest was awarded the CCN VA Region Five which includes the state of Alaska.

Mitch-Wentzel Mitch Wentzel has worked for TriWest for two years serving as the Program Manager for Small & Disadvantaged Businesses. His job is to seek out and engage with small businesses that are certified in the following categories: Service Disabled Veteran Owned, Veteran Owned, Woman Owned, Minority Owned or are located in a HUBZone.

Mitch served in the Marine Corps Reserve for thirty years and retired as a CWO-4. He served in Operation Desert Shield/Storm in 1991 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Both of his sons currently serve in the Marine Corps. Along with volunteering with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Mitch is also on the Board of Directors for the Veteran’s Heritage Project.

He also currently serves in the volunteer role of Employer Outreach Director for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) AZ.

About MCSF

Today’s generation of Marines have made unprecedented sacrifices. And while there are many ways to honor our Nation’s heroes, there is no organization closer to the intersection of real need and lasting impact than the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF).

The Foundation provides need-based scholarships to the children of Marines, Navy Corpsmen and Navy Chaplains who have served in Marine units. Every qualified child receives a scholarship.

About Your Co-Hosts

Victoria-Rosacci Victoria Rosacci is the 2019-2021 Co-chair of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Arizona committee and 2021 Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation 10th year Ball.

Victoria a tax attorney in private practice with her husband of 20 years, a US Marine Corps veteran.

Mike-Phillips Mike Phillips is a Marine Corps veteran and volunteer with the Foundation’s Arizona committee. He recently retired from a 40-year career in journalism and municipal communications.

Mike is a freelance writer and co-founder of the Arizona Baseball Legacy and Experience, an organization that celebrates the state’s rich baseball history.

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