North Brunswick honors Army Veteran at Veteran Street Sign Ceremony

May 7, 2024

North Brunswick honored United States Army veteran Francisco Cortes by dedicating Old Georges Road and Adams Lane as Cortes Way on Monday, May 6.

Francisco served in the U.S. Army form 1996 -1999. He was the foreman corporal in the second and the eleventh Armored Cavalry Regiments nicknamed Black Horse.

Francisco served at the elite Ft. Irwin. In 1951, the post became the home of the United States Army Armor and Desert Training Center and was designated Fort Irwin in 1961. In 1981, the installation was re- designated as the National Training Center (NTC) and since then, its development as the premier training site of the U.S. Army has been non- stop. From 1999 – 2003 Cortes enlisted in the National Guard.

Mr. Cortes is currently a Disabled Veteran for injuries sustained while on a Tank Mission at Ft. Irwin, California. He continues to give back a great deal to the veterans across the United States, particularly in New Jersey. He began as the Co – Founder of the NJ STATE VETERANS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, which serves the Veterans business community across the state and has grown to one of the largest chambers of commerce in the State. He is now the CEO and President of the Setroc Group.

Francisco has a loving family, married to his wife Claribel, a former North Brunswick Board of Education member and a North Brunswick Township Council member who is now the Middlesex County surrogate and their son and daughter.

We thank and honor Francisco Cortes for his service to our country and community!