Robert Alvarado passed away April 10, 2012. He was 56 years old. He joined the Marine Corps in 1975 and distinguished himself as a member of 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company. Honorably discharged in 1978, Rob went on to earn a BS in Math and an MS in Operations Research. He then pursued a career with the U.S. Army as an Operations Research Analyst. Operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help the military investigate complex issues, identify and solve problems and make better decisions. Sergeant Alvarado’s father, Captain Ramon Alvarado was also in the Military. Robs family consisted of five boys.