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



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


  • Guest Speaker Greater Abilene Kiwanis Clubs, 2023

  • Guest Speaker, Gordon ISD, Gordon, Texas

  • Keynote Speaker, Texas/Oklahoma Kiwanis District, Granbury, TX (300 Clubs), 2023

  • Special Guest, Denton County Meals on Wheels, 2023

  • Guest Speaker, Preston Trail Rotary Club, Celina, Texas, 2023

  • Guest Speaker, Fort Worth Club, 2023

  • Guest Speaker, Denton ISD, Council of PTAs, 2023

  • Guest Speaker, Mesquite ISD Council of PTAs, 2023

  • Guest Speaker, Rann Elementary School, Decatur ISD, 2022

  • Guest Speaker, Birdville ISD, Army JROTC units(3 high schools)…2022

  • Guest Speaker, Rockwall Rotary Club…2022

  • Guest Speaker, Community Missionary Baptist Church, DeSoto, TX, 2022

  • Guest Speaker for Veterans Day Celebration for Gainesville Kiwanis Club, 2022

  • Guest Speaker at Pastor/Principal Breakfast, Hamilton Park Elementary, 2022

  • Guest lecturer at UNT at Frisco, 2022

  • Guest Speaker for the Richardson Kiwanis Club, 2022

  • Guest Speaker for the Rockwall, Texas Rotary Club, 2022

  • Guest Speaker for the Kiwanis Club in Gainesville, Texas

  • Guest Speaker for the North Texas Veterans Submarine Association, 2022

  • Guest Speaker for the Colleyville, Texas Lions Club, 2022

  • Guest Speaker for the Benbrook , Texas Lions Club, 2022

  • Guest Speaker for the Hutto Texas Chamber of Commerce, 2022

  • Selected to serve on the Richardson Rotary Club Board of Directors

  • Guest Speaker at Flag Day Celebration at Gainesville, TX, 2022

  • Guest Speaker for Richardson Rotary Club, 2022

  • Guest Speaker for Duncanville Lions Club, 2022

  • Selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Richardson ISD Education Foundation, 2022-2025

  • Guest Speaker for Keller ISD Elementary School Counselors, 2022

  • Guest Speaker for the Arkansas Lions Club State Convention, Jonesboro, AR, 2022

  • Keynote Speaker for the District State Convention for the Arkansas Lions Club in Mena, Arkansas, 2022

  • Keynote Speaker for Keller ISD, CTE Department, 2022

  • Guest Speaker for Gainesville Kiwanis Club, 2021

  • Guest Speaker for the East Richardson Rotary Club, 2021

  • Voted Chairman of the SBDM Committee, Young Men’s Leadership Academy, 2021-2022

  • Guest Speaker for the Denton Marine Corps League, 2021

  • Guest Speaker for the Lake Kiowa American Legion Post 265 and Auxillary, 20221

  • Selected to serve on The Gainesville Lions Club Board of Directors, 2021-2022

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

  • Guest Speaker, Grayson County Rotary Club, 2020

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

  • Keynote Speaker at Allen high School Marine  Corps JROTC Military Ball, 2019

  • Speaker on Veterans Day at Lewisville, Southlake, Richardson and Waxahachie School Districts, 2019

  • Member and Ambassador of the Greater North Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

  • Selected to Board of Directors, Richardson Rotary Club, 2020-2021, 2021-2022

  • 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, Woodmen of the World, 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 30 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

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