Our veteran MBA ambassadors are veterans, just like you, who have made the transition to the civilian world. This group is for all active MBA Ambassadors.
Sebastian served as a Combat Engineer Officer in the US Marine Corps from 2011-2017. He is a graduate of the University of Tampa and commissioned through the NROTC program at the University of South Florida. While in the Marine Corps, he was stationed at both Twentynine Palms and Camp Pendleton, CA. He has held numerous leadership positions as a Marine including Platoon Commander, Company Executive Officer, Foreign Military Advisor, and Company Commander; deploying to both Afghanistan and Iraq. Sebastian is currently an MBA candidate at USC Marshall 19’ and plans to pursue a career in consulting.
Nick graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2009 with a B.S. in Geospatial Information Science with Honors and commissioned as an Infantry Officer. He served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Ranger Rifle Platoon Leader, Ranger Reconnaissance Platoon Leader, Ranger Sniper and Multi-Purpose Canine Platoon Leader, and Stryker Company Commander. He has been stationed at Fort Campbell, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and Fort Carson. Nick has three combat deployments to Afghanistan (Kandahar, Helmand, and Parwan Provinces). He will be pursuing his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as a member of the Class of 2019.
Chad Moran graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2010 with a B.S. in International Relations and commissioned as an Aviation Officer. He attended flight school and is a qualified OH-58D Kiowa Warrior pilot. Chad has served in various roles over the past seven years, including as a platoon leader, executive officer, and troop commander. He has been stationed at Fort Rucker, Fort Campbell and Fort Drum. Chad has one combat deployment to Jalalabad, Afghanistan and one rotational deployment to South Korea. He will be attending Columbia Business School in the fall of 2017.
Eric was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area in a non-traditional, Chinese-American household. He was immersed in highly diverse communities which helped him develop strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with diverse groups of people. He graduated from San Jose State University in 2010 with a B.S. In Kinesiology and a minor in Psychology. Eric commissioned in 2013 through Officer Candidate School as an Air Defense Artillery Officer. His first assignment was at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, TX, where deployed to Bahrain with B/2-43, 11th ADA BDE. He currently serves as the Executive Officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command. He plans on completing an MBA at either Stanford or McCombs (UT Austin) after transitioning out of the military in the summer of 2017. Eric's hobbies include cars, health and fitness, video games, and investing in the stock market.
Brett Everett graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2012 with a degree in civil engineering and was commissioned as an Army Engineer Officer. His first assignment was with a horizontal engineer company at Fort Lewis, WA where he also deployed to Afghanistan. He later worked as a structural engineer at the United States Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District and became a licensed Professional Civil Engineer while acting as the facilities officer at III Corps HQ, Fort Hood, TX. Brett will be pursuing his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as a member of the Class of 2019.
Brent graduated from Butler University in 2008 with a triple major in Biology, French, and History. While assigned to 2nd Intelligence Battalion at Camp Lejeune, NC, he served as a Section Leader, Plans Officer, and Company Executive Officer. Following his stint in the Marine Corps, Brent continued his intelligence career as a Senior Consultant for L-3 National Security Solutions. He is a passionate traveler (of all seven continents) and basketball enthusiast. Brent will be pursuing his MBA at Harvard Business School as a member of the Class of 2019.
Jonathan Bulls graduated from West Point in 2011 where he earned his B.S. in Management and was a four-year member of the Army football team, garnering two varsity letters. Upon commissioning as a Field Artillery (FA) officer, he spent six months at Fort Sill, OK for FA BOLC followed by his first duty station assignment to Fort Hood, TX. There, he deployed to Kuwait, served as a Fire Direction Officer, Paladin Platoon Leader, and Executive Officer. He attended the FA CCC at Fort Sill, OK and chose Fort Stewart, GA as his next duty station. He served as the Division's Assistant Fire Support Officer. Jonathan will start his MBA at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2017.
Matthew enlisted in the United States Army in 2002 as a Forward Observer and deployed with the 82nd Airborne Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. After redeploying, he attended the United States Military Academy, graduated with honors in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Military History, and commissioned as an Army Aviation Officer. After learning to fly the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior in flight school, Matthew assessed for and was selected for the 160th Special Operations Regiment (Airborne), deployed several times to worldwide locations as a forward detachment commander and MH-47G Chinook Pilot, and became a CH-47F Instructor Pilot. He recently successfully completed command of the Active Army’s only Graduate-Level Chinook Training Company. Matthew is passionate about helping transitioning veterans find opportunities in the business world. After transitioning, He will pursue an MBA in Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the Fisher College of Business (The Ohio State University) and will graduate in 2019.
Taylor Mosera graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2012 with a degree in Systems Engineering and was commissioned as an Army Intelligence Officer. Taylor served in the Army for five years and specialized in Signals Intelligence with the Joint Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, NC. He later served as a Battalion and Brigade intelligence officer and Aide de Camp for the 7th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, WA. He has started his civilian career as an intern at Goldman Sachs and is currently an MBA candidate in Harvard Business School’s Class of 2019.
Josh Medow was born in Madison, Wisconsin and went to high school in Columbus, Ohio. Josh attended West Point for college and graduated in 2011 with a double major in International Relations and Arabic and a Systems Engineering track. Upon graduation, Josh commissioned as an infantry officer in the Army, and joined his unit, 1-17 IN of 2-2 SBCT in Afghanistan after graduating from Ranger School. Josh served as an infantry platoon leader in Zhari, Afghanistan and then a mortar platoon leader and brigade TAC platoon leader when back at JBLM. Currently, Josh is an MBA candidate in the Harvard Business School class of 2018.
Travis enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in 2000 and deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom before graduating with a B.S. in Broad Field Social Studies Education in 2009 from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. Following graduation, Travis commissioned into the U.S. Army as a Field Artillery Lieutenant. Travis was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division as a Company Fire Support Officer and deployed to Afghanistan for the second time. Upon return, he served as a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in a firing battery before becoming a Basic Officer Leader Course Instructor. Most recently, he has served as a Battery Commander for an MLRS Battery. Travis has been selected as an instructor of management and leadership for the Behavioral Science and Leadership at the United States Military Academy. He is pursuing an MBA and will graduate from the Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth College) in 2019.
Mark graduated from Georgia Tech in 2008 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation, Mark was commissioned as Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy through NROTC. He was first assigned as the Auxiliaries Officer onboard a guided-missile destroyer (USS STOCKDALE DDG-106) and later served as the Assistant Operations Officer onboard an amphibious dock landing ship (USS GERMANTOWN LSD-42). For his first shore assignment, Mark served as the International Military Student Officer at Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Pacific. For his final assignment, Mark served as the Operations Officer for Coastal Riverine Group TWO DET Bahrain. Mark is passionate about helping veterans and hopes to be a useful resource to transitioning veterans. Mark is currently pursuing an MBA at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell as a member of the class of 2018.
Scott enlisted in the Ohio Air Force National Guard in 2004 and deployed three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, before graduating from Ohio State University with B.S. in Finance and Economics in 2010. Following graduation, Scott participated in a financial leadership development program at Bridgestone, the world’s largest tire company, where he has held several finance and marketing positions and is currently employed. Concurrently, Scott is a 1st Lieutenant and serves as an intelligence officer in the Tennessee Air Force National Guard. Scott also serves on the board of directors for Centerstone Military Services, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing military veterans with behavioral healthcare services. Scott is pursuing his Executive MBA at Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Management as a member of the class of 2018.
Dan graduated from Villanova University in 2009 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, A NROTC grad, he was commissioned as part of Villanova NROTC Unit and sent to the USS MUSTIN, DDG 89, in Yokosuka, JP. After two years in Japan, he returned to the states to Naval Nuclear Power School in Charleston, SC followed by nuclear prototype training (MTS 635) in Charleston, SC. His first nuclear assignment was in USS CARL VINSON, CVN 70, in Coronado, CA where he qualified as Propulsion Plant Watch Officer and led both Reactor Controls and Reactor Electrical Division. Upon completion of his nuclear division officer tour, Dan reported to the University of Notre Dame NROTC in August of 2014. While working at the University of Notre Dame’s NROTC program, Dan completed a full time MBA program graduating in May 2016 and separated in August 2016. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and works full time at a local startup.
Valerie Rivera enlisted in the Air Force as a linguist after high school in 2000. It took her over a decade to earn her undergraduate degree in Diplomacy and Military Studies from Hawaii Pacific University as she juggled moves, a deployment, and the birth of twin boys. She separated from the Air Force with 15 years of service to chase her dream of earning an MBA from Stanford. After graduation, Valerie plans to open her own culture consulting firm to help organizations become places where people can thrive.
Alain Monroy graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a B.A. in Political Science and commissioned through Army ROTC as a Field Artillery Officer in 2009. Alain served 5 years with the 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, NC and 2 years with the 25th Infantry Division out of Schofield Barracks, HI. Alain is a graduate of the Basic and Advanced Field Artillery Officer Courses, Ranger, Airborne and Air Assault Schools. Alain is currently a member of the JPMorgan Chase Military Officer Executive Development Program as a Commercial Banker in Phoenix, AZ and will pursue an Executive MBA at the W.P. Carey School of Business - Arizona State University.
James Godbout graduated from West Virginia University with a B.A. in History in 2011. An ROTC cadet, James was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in the US Army, stationed in El Paso, Texas. As an Infantry Officer, James was a graduate of Army Ranger School, Airborne School, and Mountain Warfare School. James served for 5 years before making the transition to the business world, and is now a first year MBA student and Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow at Cornell University.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and a graduate of the University of San Diego in 2007, Eric served for five years as a Surface Warfare Officer in the Navy. Wanting to translate his military experience to the business world, he attended the Duke University Fuqua School of Business for his MBA, graduating in 2014, and later working as a management consultant for Kurt Salmon.
Michael was a Ground Intelligence Officer in the Marine Corps following his graduation from Georgetown University in 2009. He served as an Afghan National Security Forces Advisor and as a Scout Sniper Platoon Commander with 3d Battalion, Fifth Marines. Michael is currently a JD/MBA candidate at Columbia University.