Diaz,Marc G

Antonio Farias

Military Service

United States Army | 1986-1990

Current Role

University of Florida Chief Diversity Officer


Gainesville, Florida

What was your job in the military?

Airborne Infantry

What was the best part of serving in the military?

What I miss is the esprit de corp and ethos of mission before self.

What does it mean to be a Veteran at UF?

Too soon to know, other than we have an uncanny way of finding each other.

How does your military experience affect your life today?

Quirks, ethos, and VUCA view of the world that I don't share with those who haven't served.

BEST food you ate in the military?

Warm chow while deployed was always the best, regardless of what it was!

WORST food you ate in the military?

MREs (meal ready-to-eat) - especially chicken cacciatore.

Is there anything you want the UF campus and community to know about Veterans?

Resist stereotyping vets - they're like everyone else, just shaked and baked a little more than others :).