"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
John F. Kennedy

Founder

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Jim Rodriguez

Jim Rodriguez is the President and Founder of the F.L.A.G. Program. He is a Retired Master Sergeant (E-7), having served for 21 years in the United States Air Force. He has 40 years of combined managerial/supervisory and teaching/training experience, and a wide variety of experience in creating instructional training and motivational classes.

In the video below, Jim talks about the history of the F.L.A.G. Program.

Community Involvement

2010-2021

  • Guest Speaker, Melissa Tx Lions Club, June 2021

  • Member, YMLA-Site Based Decision Making Committee, May 2021

  • Guest Speaker, Waxahachie Lions Club, April 2021

  • Board of Directors, Richardson Rotary Club, April 2021

  • Board of Directors, Gainesville Lions Club, April 2021

  • Ambassador, Greater North Texas Hispanic, Chamber of Commerce, March 2021

  • Guest Speaker, Rockwall Breakfast Rotary Club, March 2021

  • Guest Lecturer on US History, Allen High School Marine Corps JROTC, 2020

  • Guest Speaker, Grayson County Rotary Club, February 2020

  • Member of the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2020-2021

  • Guest of Honor/Speaker at Allen High School Marine Corps JROTC Military Ball, 2019

  • Speaker on Veterans Day Celebrations at Southlake, Richardson and Waxahachie, 2019

  • Member of the Greater North Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2019-2020

  • Selected to Board of Directors, Richardson Rotary Club, 2020-2021

  • Guest Speaker for the Daughters of the American Revolution, September 2019

  • Selected as Veteran of the Month by the Plano Rotary Club, August 2019

  • Accepted as a member of the Richardson Rotary Club, September 2019

  • Guest Speaker, Southlake and Plano Rotary Clubs, August 2019

  • Guest on CBS, Channel 11, Flag Etiquette for the Fourth of July 2019

  • Guest Speaker, Mansfield Rotary Club, Mansfield, TX, July 2019

  • Keynote Speaker, Flag Day Rally, Caliber Collision Corp HQ, Lewisville, TX, 2019

  • Guest Speaker, Flag Day recognition Duncanville Lions Club, 2019

  • Keynote Speaker, GEICO national Flag Day Ceremony, Richardson, TX, 2019

  • Keynote Speaker, US Army Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Mansfield, TX, 2019

  • Graduation Speaker, A+Academy Inspired Vision High School, Class of 2019

  • Member of Gainesville Lions Club, 2018/2019

  • Keynote speaker at GEICO Regional Office on Veterans Day, 2016 & 2018

  • Guest speaker for the following Texas Lions Clubs: Gainesville, Whitesboro, Coppell, Duncanville, Waxahachie, Anna and Irving 2018/2019

  • Guest Speaker for the Sunset High School Army JROTC Military Ball, 2019

  • Board of Directors, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2016-2018

  • Lead for Southeast Dallas, Mi Voto Cuenta, Volunteer Deputy Registrar, 2016

  • African-American Success Initiative, Dallas ISD, Committee Member, 2016

  • Chairman, Southeast Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2015

  • Graduate, Dallas County Citizen Prosecutor Academy, 2015

  • Member, Eastfield College, Pleasant Grove Campus, Advisory Council

  • Keynote Speaker, TCU AFROTC, US Flag history, etiquette & protocol, 2015

  • Keynote Speaker, A+ Academy Senior Graduation Class of 2015

  • Luncheon Captain, Boy Scouts of America/Council 10, Cimarron District

  • Member, “Snowball Express” working committee, 2014 and 2018

  • Recipient, Richardson & LaRussa Humanitarian Award, 2014

  • Recipient, Community Partner of the Year, WoodmenLife, 2014

  • Keynote Speaker, Denton Civil Air Patrol, Flag history, etiquette and protocol, 2015

  • Motivational Speaker, Youth Career Workshop, Balch Springs C of C

  • Recipient, Dallas Academy Foundation, David R. Lewis Award, 2013

  • Keynote Speaker, Korean War Veterans Association of Dallas, TX, Flag history

  • Keynote Speaker, All Saints Catholic Church Retired Citizens Assoc; Dallas, TX

  • Speaker at Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy at B.F. Darrell, Dallas ISD

  • Recipient “Helping Hand Award” by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2013

  • Appointed, Honorary Chaplain, Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, 2014

  • Graduate, Dallas County Sheriff Citizens Academy, elected Class Sergeant, 2014

  • Member, Medal of Honor Recipients Committee in Gainesville, TX, 2013/2017

  • Member Texas Can! Academy Advisory Council, 2013

  • Appointed to United States Army Advisory Board for DFW, created by Ross Perot

  • Keynote Speaker, Dallas City Hall at US Army’s Birthday Celebration, 2011 – 2012

  • Appointed to Hispanic Youth Institute Advisory Council by Southern Methodist University

  • President and Founder of the F.L.A.G. Program (Fly, Lower, And, Gather), this organization teaches students in 127 schools throughout Texas, Arizona and Louisiana the proper etiquette, respect, and protocol towards the American flag. Established 10/11/2010

  • Baccalaureate speaker at Trinidad Garza Early College High School, Mountain View College, Dallas, TX, 2013

  • Advisory Board, South Oak Cliff High School AOIT (Chairperson for Program Committee), selected #1 Advisory Board in Dallas ISD by Dallas Academy Foundation

  • Advisory Board, Trinidad Garza Early College High School, Mountain View College

  • Graduation speaker at University of North Texas for UNiTed Brothers

  • Keynote speaker for national organization “Dreamers” in Fort Worth, TX