Joe Aldaz serves as the part-time President and CEO for the Colorado Springs Hispanic Chamber providing programming and services to diverse small business members enabling greater prosperity for all in Colorado Springs. He also serves as the Program Manager for Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families Onward to Opportunity Colorado career skills program, a best-in-class professional certification program for transitioning service members, Veterans, and military spouses.
Joe is a highly experienced university, education, government, and nonprofit executive and has aspired to lead a post-military career of “Service before Self.
Joe retired in 2004 as an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel after a 21-year distinguished career serving as a space operations officer culminating as the Director of Athletics and Head Women’s Basketball Coach at the United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School.
Upon retirement, Joe has led a life of public
service having served in several executive roles in the nonprofit sector to include leading the Rocky
Mountain USO, Chavez/Huerta K-12 Preparatory Academy in Pueblo, Colorado, the Center for American
Values in Pueblo, Colorado, and founder and President of the Colorado Springs STARS Basketball Academy.
He was also the State Community Support Coordinator for Colorado and Wyoming for Army One Source assisting state, county, military, and corporations in supporting active-duty, guard, and reserve Service Members, transitioning Service Members, Veterans, and Families.
Joe developed statewide executive-level relationships to build coalitions and alliances focused on building service capacity in the areas of employment/transition, behavioral health, legal, and faith.