Daina Hunter

Daina Hunter

Associate Registrar

Office of the Registrar

Location: First Floor, Gabhart Student Center



I served in the U.S. Army as a Petroleum Supply Specialist from 2004 to 2008 based out of Fort Hood, Texas with the 4th Infantry Division. Outside of my occupational specialty in fuel, I served in many different capacities including flag folder for over thirty veteran funerals across the state of Texas; rifle bearer in the 4th Infantry Division Honor Guard protecting and presenting the division’s colors for unit ceremonies; deploying for over a year and working as a Commandant’s Aide during Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07 based in Bagdad, Iraq at Camp Liberty; and as a personnel clerk for a company of over sixty soldiers. I had joined the military to provide myself a way to pay for college, but my service has led to so much more. I have developed rich friendships with fellow veterans and others with a military connection, earned a bachelor’s degree and masters of public health using my VA education benefits. I have also had the honor of being a military spouse to an Army infantryman, assisting him with his transition from the military to become a registered nurse. I feel that higher education has been my home away from home since leaving the military, and I have been able to find many of the things that I loved about the military here, such as a rewarding career, friendship, mentorship, and further discovery that I am always ready to learn more.