Arcadio “Al” Rigual is Trident’s Regional Manager of Strategic Military and Community Relations in the South West Region. Wearing the Army uniform for over 20 years, Al experienced first hand the inner workings of organizational operations and what is needed to grow a business successfully. Al’s tireless work ethic and impressive leadership characteristics fueled his promotion to numerous recruiting positions, including management and training roles across California. Al’s appreciation for education inspired his transition into teaching, which he enthusiastically pursued for eight years after his time in the army, followed by roles in Higher Education Admissions and ultimately his role here at Trident supporting our Outreach and Community Relations.
Al’s experience working with young men and women and the constant changes in today’s society have contributed to his ability to compassionately face individuals and discuss the importance of education. He understands firsthand the importance of education, as well as the challenges facing adult learners, and is wholeheartedly committed to supporting Trident students, alumni and prospective students. As Al likes to say, “It all starts with school.”