Article Written by Male Veteran of the Quarter Jorge Cruz, SFC, US ARMY Retired, Finance Corps…

My name is Jorge Cruz, born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico; I graduated from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, with a degree in Accounting and Management. I entered the military in 1981, with the Finance Corps. I Attended Basic training at Fort Leonard, Missouri, attended the Finance School at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana and subsequently was assigned to various locations overseas, spending fifteen years in Germany. I had a tour in Kuwait, Macedonia, and was instrumental in 1991 during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, providing finance support in Frankfurt Germany, to all soldiers in theater. In 1996, I deployed to Kuwait in support Operation Desert Strike, and 1999, I deployed to Macedonia, on a Peace Keeping Mission.

I was honorable discharged, retired, after twenty years of services with The United States ARMY, at Fort Stewart, GA.

I am currently a Local Veterans Employment Representative, Business Service Representative with the Maryland Department of Labor, located at Bel Air, MD. I has been with the Maryland Department of Labor, for over fifteen years of services. I engage and network with employers such as the Federal Government, Federal Contractor Employers, Unions, Universities, Colleges and Small Businesses, with the focus/intend on referring qualified veterans, for employment and training opportunities.

I am very proud of my services provided to the United States ARMY and the Maryland Department of Labor. “Once a Soldier, Always a Soldier” HOOAH.

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