Chris Sedillo spent 26 years in the US Navy. After he returned to civilian life, Sedillo took numerous job-certification classes, became a primary caregiver for members of his family, ran for Albuquerque City Council, and bought a house in southwest Albuquerque that he plans to live in for the rest of his life. After losing the city council race, he poured his energy into myriad local military-related, religious, and civic organizations.
Along with the American Legion, he belongs for the American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) Bataan and National Chapters, is a board member for the Honor Flight of Northern NM, and is a member of the Knights of the Ascension, Ministry of Hope at Church of the Ascension, DPNM State Central Committee, Westgate Neighborhood Association, United Veterans Council of Greater Albuquerque, Moose Lodge, Harley Davison Owners Group, Trench Rats, and, of course, the VMF Caucus. He’d love to volunteer more, but he’s hoping to have time for some of his avocations – traveling for vacation, motorcycle riding, horse-back riding, and raising chickens.
He is the Honor Guard Commander and Chaplain for American Legion Post 13, as well as a member of American Legion Riders.