#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Marc Ortiz


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Marc Ortiz. Marc served from 1999 to 2005.

Marc graduated from West Point in 1999 with a degree in mathematics. He served as a signal corps officer with a special operations unit and later with a cavalry squadron at Fort Hood, Texas. Marc served an overseas tour in Qatar and later a deployment to Baghdad, Iraq. After leaving the Army in 2005, Marc pursued business school at Texas Christian University. After graduating with his Master’s of Business Administration in 2007, he held various financial positions in the private sector including vice president in the Operations Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Today, he is a director at an investment firm in Pasadena, California.

Thank you for your service, Marc!

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It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to newmedia@va.gov with as much information as you can put together, along with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating to learn how to create the best submission.

Graphic by Nicole Maiterth. Nicole Maiterth is currently studying Development Studies with a specialization in Political Science at the University of Oslo.


Mei-Mei Chun-Moy

Mei-Mei Chun-Moy is a sophomore majoring in History and Public Policy. She serves as a senior editor for her school’s academic and literary journal. She is currently an intern at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.


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