Fred A. Flores is a Senior Policy Advisor and Community Relations Director for Congressman Howard L. Berman. At 17, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served honorably from 1978 to 1989. Studied at the National Crypto Logic School, where in 1988, he graduated from the Senior Military Cryptologic Supervisors Course while assigned to the National Security Agency, Ft Meade, Maryland. He was a community outreach counselor with New Directions for Youth.
A Los Angeles County Commissioner for the Veterans Advisory Commission, a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, a member of the American Legion Post 176, the Marine Corps Cryptologic Association, a founding member of the San Fernando Valley Detachment 1277 of the Marine Corps League and the founder of the San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade. Served as a key advisor to the recovery efforts after the 1994 Northridge earthquake to James Lee Witt, (then) Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency and to the Federal Coordinating Officer assigned to that disaster.
A native of Pacoima, CA Fred attended the first Head Start class (in Pacoima), Mary Immaculate, Haddon Elementary, Pacoima Jr. High and San Fernando High Schools. Graduated Irvine Adult High School. A 1997 graduate of the Valley Leadership Institute. In 2000, Fred received an Associate Arts degree from Los Angeles Mission College, Magna Cum Laude and in 2002, he received an Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of California Los Angeles in Communications Studies (Mass Media concentration).