Sandra Torres-Pintos

Military Service

Retired Sergeant Major, United States Marine Corps | 1981-2006

Current Role

Veteran Services Coordinator at Santa Fe College and Graduate of UF's Masters of Student Personnel in Higher Education program.


Gainesville, Florida

What was your job in the military?

Avionics Calibration Technician/ Drill Instructor/ Senior Enlisted Advisor

What was the best part of serving in the military?

The relationships and friendships you develop - and being part of something bigger than self.

What is something that not many people know about you?

I like owning and driving muscle cars.

How does your military experience affect your life today?

Within my job it helps me to relate and advocate for other student Veterans because I have walked in their shoes. It also helps me be flexible and connect with people of diverse cultures and ethnicities.

BEST food you ate in the military?

Steak prepared by Outback Steakhouse staff while deployed on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Gulf.

WORST food you ate in the military?

Military Ready to Eat meal - egg and ham.