Jose Orlando Torres is recognized by the Puerto Rico House of Representatives during a moving ceremony in his hometown of Orocovis, PR. In a motion presented by Honorable Urayoan Hernandez, the House of Representatives recognized Lieutenant Colonel Jose O. Torres for his distinguished service and accomplishments during his 30 years of service with the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Lieutenant Colonel Torres is a recipient of the Bronze Medal for meritorious service and actions during the War in Iraq. He has served throughout the world in multiple assignments and commanded at various levels during his military career. The Honorable Urayoan Hernandez catalogued the Colonel as an example for our generation and as a representation of all Puerto Rican Soldiers serving with distinction in the Armed Forces of this great nation.
The Mayor of Orocovis, Jesus E. Colon Berlingeri, also recognized the Lieutenant Colonel Torres and declared him a “Distinguished Son of the Town of Orocovis”.
Lieutenant Colonel Torres retired from military service after 30 years of service during a ceremony conducted at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, on 19 May 2016.