Master Sergeant (ret) Ortiz has served with, the 2nd Brigade Parachutist Infantry Regiment, 4/325 Airborne Battalion, and 82nd Airborne Division, A CO., 1-508th Airborne Infantry Battalion, 1st Brigade PIR, B CO., 3-504 Battalion, and 82nd Airborne Division, the 173rd Airborne Combat Team, 20th Engineer Airborne Brigade, the 525 Battlefield Surveillance Brigade. Amid these many assignments MSG Ortiz’ (ret) warrior spirit has never wavered as he displayed courage and selfless service throughout almost five years of operational deployments. MSG (ret) Ortiz served in support of the Operations IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM. His outstanding performance, inspirational leadership, and steadfast devotion to duty resulted in continuous success wherever he served no matter what hardship ensued. He was on his way to his last promotion and serve another 10 years of active duty but instead chose to retire to find a way to intervene with our Warfighters to do everything he can to provide the best Mental Health treatment, Family Counseling, and Financial planning to our American Warfighters.