Timothy Torres, Chief Warrant Officer 2, U.S. Army: Currently studying for a Master’s, International Business and Policy, Georgetown University
Using commerce and diplomacy as central figures in storytelling, Tim hopes to create a more peaceful world than the one left to the youth of my generation.
As a young man, Timothy found inspiration to serve others in his community from his brother. He enlisted into the Army in 2005, shortly after high school graduation. Tim served in the 75th Ranger Regiment as an infantryman for more than a decade, deploying to combat 11 times. His time in special operations exposed and evolved Tim’s views on the war’s impact and its lasting devastation on all that experience it.
Desiring to lessen the human suffering caused by armed conflict, Tim drastically altered his career path. Tim remained in the Army as a member of the Defense Attaché Service. This change brought Tim back to the same war zones he previously served as a Ranger, this time with the opportunity to prevent armed conflict. Tim sat across from the same Taliban fighters he fought previously in negotiations supporting the Afghan peace process. This experience motivated Tim to pursue a master of arts in international business and policy at Georgetown University.
Now a Chief Warrant Officer 2, Tim will use his combat experience, diplomatic expertise, and education to develop implementable economic and government stability policies designed to prevent future conflicts and improve the quality of life in challenged regions.