Rolando Gómez "drinks deadlines for breakfast," with his military "can do" attitude gained from eight-plus years as a former U.S. Army combat photographer and another eight-plus years as Chief, Multimedia Branch for the Air Force News Agency (AFNEWS) where he managed radio and television productions with assignments in 45 countries. He's an alumnus of the National Hispanic Media Coalition Series Screenwriter Program, and a fellow cohort in the Writer's Guild Foundation Veterans Writing Project, plus an invited member of the Ron Howard/Brian Grazer Impact Network as a screenwriter.
In 2021 in pandemic conditions Gómez was the Associate Producer and DIT for the Burbank, Cinema Libre Studios’ feature, “I Am Gitmo,” and for the Small Factory Films feature, “Everything Will Be Fine In The End.” now in post-production. In that same year, Gómez obtained life rights to the former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and now retired Gen. George Joulwan's life story, whose new book, "Watchman at the Gates," with forward by former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, was just released.
Gómez lost his Emmy award winning manager, Jonathan Groce, to an unexpected death in early 2021. Gómez earned a Bachelor’s in Communication, summa cum laude, from the University of Texas, San Antonio plus trained as a mediator in conflict resolution. The Dept. of Defense honored Gómez as one of the "Top-Five" combat photographers worldwide after his deployments to Desert Storm, 26-months in the Latin America drug war, the Rwanda Genocide in Africa, the Haiti invasion, and other combat and non-combat missions.
In the Latin America drug war, Gómez tracked and documented Pablo Escobar, other narcos, and the Shining Path guerillas of Peru for 26 months. Gómez lives in Valley Village near Burbank.