2017 Inspiration Award Finalist

Hernan Luis Y Prado Biography

Founder & CEO
Workshops for Warriors

Hernán Luis y Prado served in the United States Navy for fifteen years as a Hospital Corpsman and then as a Surface Warfare Officer. Hernán had three combat tours of duty In Iraq and Afghanistan, and is a graduate of the Navy Surface Warfare Officer School, where he completed the Chief Engineering Officer and Combat Systems Officer curricula. Hernán’s personal decorations include the Navy Achievement Medal and Combat Action Ribbon, as well as various unit and service awards.

In 2013, Hernán was recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for Workshops for Warriors’ extensive work and achievements to transition military veterans into advanced manufacturing careers.

In 2014, Hernán received the “Keith M. Turnham Humanitarian Award” for his recognition of his military service and his continued commitment to serving the communities of San Diego.

In 2015, Hernán was recognized by the California State Legislature as the “80th Assembly District for 2015 Veteran of the Year.”

In 2016, he was awarded Inspirational Leader of the Year by San Diego Magazine, and in 2017 San Diego Business Journal recognized him as Most Admired CEO.

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