Angel Betancourt - Attorney at Law
I grew up in Yakima, WA. After a short stint at Central Washington University and Spokane Falls Community College, I joined the United States Air Force in 2005. While in the USAF I was a TACP (Tactical Air Control Specialist). As a TACP I worked on a two-man team working with the 82nd airborne, directing close air support firepower toward enemy targets. My training includes Army Airborne School where I basically fell out of airplanes. I also completed USAF Survival School just north of Spokane, Washington in January! There I learned that if I live my uniform out when it is really cold it will freeze. (That made for a terrible morning.) Also that if you are really hungry just remember 6 legs good and 8 legs bad. I ended up deploying for almost a year in 2007 to Samarra, Iraq. It really helped me appreciate life on a whole new level. Eventually, I finally finished my four years stationed in North Carolina. Notable awards include: two Army Commendation medals, one Air Force Commendation medal, and the Air Force Combat Action medal.
After the military, I attended Central Washington University where I double majored in Sociology and Law Justice. I then went on to the University of Idaho School of Law. While there my proudest moment was starting the Veterans Law Association, which focused on issues Veterans face after military service.
My passion is to help my brothers in arms (veterans), and I take special pride in helping people that need a tough lawyer that knows second place is not good enough for your case.