LTC Eddie J. Diaz is a native of Carolina, Puerto Rico. He graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and was commissioned in the United States Army Signal Corps through ROTC. He holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunications Management from the University of Maryland.
LTC Diaz has served in a variety of operational positions including Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer, 44th Signal Battalion, Germany; Company Executive Officer and Plans Officer, 5th Signal Command, Germany; Brigade S-6, 64th Command Support Group, Fort Hood, Texas and Iraq; Recruiting Company Commander, Southern California Recruiting Battalion, San Diego, California; G-6 Plans and Exercises Chief, U.S. Army Africa, Vicenza, Italy; Chief of Information Technology Management, Army Chief of Staff G-6 (Forward), and Deputy G6,1st Theater Sustainment Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Kuwait; Corps G-6 Plans Chief and Deputy G-6, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Deputy G-6 (Forward), U.S. Army Central, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. His most recent assignment was G-6 Planner with U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
LTC Diaz’ military education includes Signal Basic Officer Leaders Course and advance courses; Battalion and Brigade S-6 Course, Recruiting Company Command Course, Command and General Staff College, Combative School, and Airborne School.
LTC Diaz’ awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC), the Amy Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Recruiting Badge, and Parachutist Badge.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Expert Infantryman Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.
LTC Diaz and his wife have three children, including a son who serves in the U.S. Army Infantry and a son who was recently accepted in the New York Institute of Technology.