Syracuse University Army ROTC Cadet and U.S. Army veteran Maria Delgado is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Maria is a naturalized U.S. citizen since 2010, and today she calls Syracuse, New York home.

Cadet Maria Delgado has served in the United States Army Reserves for 10 yrs. She enlisted in 2008 as a Health Care Specialist completing basic training at Fort Jackson, SC and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, TX in 2009. Her first assignment was with the 1984th United States Army Hospital in Fort Wainwright, Alaska. In 2012, she returned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas where she attended and completed the Army’s Licensed Practical Nurse program.

Maria’s has trained and mobilized throughout the United States and the world highlighted by her 9-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba with 744thMilitary Police Battalion, where she served as the battalion’s senior medic.

Cadet Delgado’s military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the German Marksmanship Badge, to name a few.

Maria holds a Bachelor’s of Health Science degree from the George Washington University, and today she is currently a post-graduate student pursuing a Master’s of Science Degree in Public Health at Syracuse University. Cadet Delgado will graduate in the Spring of 2019, and she will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army.