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Army veteran eager to work with Memphis youth

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(WMC-TV) - After three decades of military service, a Memphis man is back home and ready to be a mentor for the next generation.

Retired Lt. General Russel Honore has high praise for Command Sergeant Major Marvin Hill.

The two men served together during the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

Honore is in town to welcome Hill to his newest assignment as Director of Residential Living for the Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center.

"The biggest thing I want to instill in them is the willingness to implement change in their life," said Hill.

It's a homecoming for Hill.

The 35 year army veteran is a graduate of Mitchell High School.

His decades of service have trained him well for a new career back at home.

"You may be leading thousands of troops, but you're leading one team. Here we're capable of housing 312 students and that will be 312 different teams. So that's the difference and that's the challenge," said Hill.

As one of the most decorated military leaders in the nation, Hill will work to instill the same values he learned in the military with the next generation of Memphis youth.

He will provide skills that can change the course of their lives.

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