Ernest Cortez

Employment Program Coordinator

Ernest Cortez joined Allies in Service in September 2019 as the Employment Program Coordinator. In this role, he manages the daily operations of employment programs, including job fair support, processing resumes, job referrals/leads, and mock interviews. He is additionally responsible for project management task coordination and monitoring of special projects and departmental activities.

Before joining Allies, Ernest served for 13 years in the United States Marine Corps. While serving, he earned 4 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals for superior achievement and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal for participation in Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Ernest currently studies at Tarrant County College in pursuit of an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.  

As a recently transitioned veteran himself, Ernest is enthusiastic about applying his training in effective communication, coaching, and counseling skills to all veterans and military spouses in need.