Meet Victor S. Angry, retired Army (Active Guard and Reserve) National Guard Command Sergeant Major with over twenty-three years of active federal service; Entrepreneur, Volunteer Firefighter, father, brother and husband. Born in Altamonte Springs, Florida, where after graduating from Lyman High School in June 1986, his work ethic was put to the test when he enlisted into the United States Army eighteen months later. It was in the Army where Victor developed a love for leadership, fitness and the commitment to lead and serve others.
Victor Angry was the first African American to hold the position as Command Sergeant Major of the entire Army National Guard. Where during a challenging and changing time in leadership, he was responsible for more than 368,200 Soldiers in all 50 states, 3 territories and the District of Columbia while placed in an acting status. He was the right person in the position at the right time to keep the enlisted organization moving forward. He is an unwavering advocate and supporter of all who are working towards bettering, themselves which is why he started his company, A is for ANGRY LLC. Where he places the same fervent energy, he put into working for others, to work for himself doing what he loves to do which is motivating and inspiring others.
Through A is for ANGRY, Victor provides Professional Speaking Services that focus on developing leaders by using the very skills that propelled him into achieving his leadership goals and providing organizational Leadership Training that focus on group improvements through team development. He places much emphasis on transitioning Veterans into the civilian workforce by providing workshops for members who face the often-challenging shift from the military culture to civilian life as well as civilian organizations that are challenged with understanding military culture to properly assist Veterans in this transition. He sees the value in connecting liked-minds together to provide a seamless, successful transitional environment.
Community is essential to him and he enthusiastically believes that helping others become successful is the key to our own success, as well as the key to maintaining thriving communities. Which is why in the middle of a very full life, he gives time away from his family volunteering as a volunteer firefighter with the Dale City Volunteer Fire Department (DCVFD). It’s his belief that “the most insane people in the world are called heroes. These are the people who put others before themselves without any thought of their own safety and they do it for no monetary gain or recognition. The best thing that society can do for those individuals, is train and equip them (and it’s ok to make a career out of it in the process of doing what you love).
Mr. Angry holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Central Michigan University; a bachelor’s degree in Justice Administration from Hawaii Pacific University and an Associate’s degree in Leader Development from Hawaii Pacific University. He is a life member of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) and the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA). He is a current member a member of the Governor of Virginia’s Board of Veteran’s Services (BVS), Blacks in Government (BIG), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Veterans of Foreign War (VFW). He is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. where Achievement in every field of Human Endeavor, is not only a mindset but a mandatory lifestyle.
Victor is married to the beautiful Michelle Ray, they have two children Dominique and Alexxyus.