Navy Reserve Lt. Haraz N. Ghanbari, UT director of military and veteran affairs, has been selected for promotion to the rank of lieutenant commander.
“Serving alongside our men and women in uniform continues to be one of the greatest honors of my life,” Ghanbari said. “Being selected for promotion is a testament to the many mentors I have had during my military career.”For 16 years, Ghanbari has served in the military, including an enlistment in the Army National Guard, where he was honorably discharged as a sergeant. A veteran of Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia, he received a direct commission as an ensign in the U.S. Navy in 2009. He subsequently deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 and deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in 2015.
At the University, he works with veterans to help them achieve their academic goals.
“I continue to be humbled by the service and sacrifice of our student veterans,” Ghanbari said. “As I continue to listen and learn about their journeys, it’s important that as a community we continue to find ways to support them during their transition. Simply put, their potential is unlimited.”
Ghanbari’s date of promotion has not been released yet.