Ed Babor enlisted in the United States Army in May 1960. He served prior to the Vietnam War for six years with the Army National Guard, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. Mr. Babor trained annually at Fort Drum in Upstate New York and received basic training at Fort Dix in New Jersey. Additionally, he received basic and advanced artillery training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Mr. Babor’s time in the military paved the road for his successful career. He became a business owner in the automotive industry, with 30 years of service as a Senior Inspector with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. He is currently Queens Representative for Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney. Mr. Babor believes in helping others through his involvement, commitment and volunteerism in the community.
Accordingly, his community efforts span a wide spectrum of diverse organizations, including Board Member and Former Director of Sharing & Caring, Vice Commander of Post #1, Catholic War Veterans, Executive Board Member of Queens Community Board #1 and the Astoria Civic Association, where he is the only member to have served two terms as president.
In addition to the satisfaction he gets from assisting others, Mr. Babor is a lifelong Queens resident, currently living in Astoria, and has been married for 40 years to his beloved wife, Pat.