Mario Bonifacio enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Counterintelligence Agent before being commissioned as a Field Artillery officer, deploying to Iraq from 2005-2006. He is currently studying International Finance and Economic Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is with NYSE Media Relations for the summer and will be writing several blogs from NYSE Veterans' perspective.
On July 5, I had the distinct honor of standing alongside 14 of my fellow veterans as we rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange as inaugural participants in NYSE Euronext's Veteran Associate Program.
Eugene Oliva was standing at the podium with me, and we spoke about our military experiences and the opportunities the NYSE presented to us.
Eugene’s fondest memory of service is completing the Crucible – the last thing every U.S. Marine...