Javier Diaz Honored by New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
June 24, 2016
Javier D. Diaz, an associate in the Gibbons P.C. Government Affairs Department, was honored with a personalized military jacket from the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for his commitment to the organization, both presently and during his time as an Assistant Counsel to Governor Christie from 2013-2015. The jacket was presented to him by Adjutant General Michael Cunniff.
From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Diaz served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, and the National Defense Service Medal, and his unit received the Department of State Superior Honor Award during his deployment to Afghanistan shortly after 9/11.
At Gibbons, Mr. Diaz provides state and federal legislative, regulatory, corporate communications/public affairs, and business incentive/procurement counseling to clients in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining Gibbons, Mr. Diaz served as Assistant Counsel to the Office of the Governor, State of New Jersey, concentrating on economic development and Treasury matters, with a particular focus on tax incentives and business development. He led the consolidation of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. He also oversaw Military and Veterans’ Affairs for the Office of the Governor, serving as the principal architect of the Governor’s initiative to save the Vets4Warriors program and working with the Department of Health to develop a $5.5 million grant program to address veterans’ health issues.
Pictured are Javier Diaz and Adjutant General Michael Cunniff