John earned his M.A. and B.A. in International Relations from Yale's Jackson Institute (2010) and the University of Connecticut (2008), respectively. After commissioning as an Army Military Intelligence Officer through Officer Candidate School, John attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in England and spent two and a half years forward-deployed to the Republic of Korea. John then transitioned to the Army Reserve and served as a Company Commander while working as a defense contractor in Washington, D.C. John is a member of the Yale Law School Class of 2020.
John received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law after nine years of active duty service, including deployments to Iraq with the 101st Airborne and Afghanistan with the 173rd Airborne. He is now a lawyer at a non-profit law firm in Washington, D.C. focused on government transparency and a member of the D.C. National Guard. His other experience includes teaching at the Virginia Military Institute, serving as a fellow for Sen. Joe Manchin III, and working as a speechwriter, columnist, and video game journalist.
Kenneth is a first-generation college student and a former high school dropout. He joined the Army in April of 2002. He served as an Army combat medic from 2002-2009 and completed three tours of duty in Iraq during that time. After leaving the military he became a Harry S. Truman Scholar in 2013, and graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Constitutional Studies from the University of Oklahoma. He is currently a third-year law student at Boston University School of Law where he is a Public Interest Scholar and was selected as a 2016 Rappaport Fellow. Kenneth plans to use his law degree to become an advocate for Veterans, particularly in the area of Veteran’s benefits.
Will is a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law and President of the Virginia Law Veterans. He graduated from West Point in 2011 and spent five years at Fort Hood, including a one year deployment to Kuwait. Following graduation, he plans to work as an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, and Katz in New York.
William graduated from University of Pennsylvania with BA in political science. Originally from Brooklyn NY, he served in the South Korean Marine Corps after graduating from college. William is now a member of the University of Chicago Law School Class of 2017, where he is a first-year representative for Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association.
Ty is a JD/MBA student at Columbia Law and Business Schools. Originally from Wisconsin, he graduated from the University of Dallas and commissioned into the Marine Corps in 2009. As a public affairs officer, he first worked for Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, and the Third Marine Aircraft Wing, then deployed to Afghanistan as a staff PAO for the International Security Assistance Force – Joint Command. Ty completed his seven years of service as the deputy for media and digital engagement at Headquarters Marine Corps in Washington, D.C.
Tomo graduated from Tufts University in 2011 with a B.A. in International Relations and a minor in Arabic and commissioned from the MIT Army ROTC program as a Military Intelligence officer in the Army Reserve. He was deployed to Afghanistan from 2012 to 2013, and was mobilized to support the Office of Military Commissions from 2016 to 2017. In his civilian career, he received a M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University and spent a year as a New Sector Alliance AmeriCorps fellow at a nonprofit serving people with disabilities experiencing homelessness. He is a member of the Yale Law School class of 2020.
Tianyi graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2011 with a B.S. in International Relations and International Law. A native Texan, she commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer and was stationed in Camp Red Cloud, South Korea and Fort Hood, Texas. She was deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 and Iraqi in the spring of 2016. Tianyi will be leaving active duty in the fall of 2016 and attending Yale Law School.
Steven is from Green Cove Springs, FL and graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2013 with a B.S. in History. After commissioning, he became a Contracting Officer and was assigned to Joint Base Andrews, MD. In the summer of 2016 he deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti where he served as the Contract and Finance Flight Chief for the 726 Expeditionary Air Base Squadron. He will graduate from George Mason University in 2017 with a Master of Public Policy with an emphasis on Government Institutions and Policy Management. He will attend the University of Virginia School of Law following the completion of his Air Force commitment.
Sam received a B.S. in International and Comparative Law and commissioned from the United States Military Academy in 2009 as an Armor Lieutenant. After graduation, he served as an Athletic Intern in West Point’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, where he assisted in managing the day to day operations of the Army Golf Team and helped recruit high school athletes to gain admission to West Point. Following his time as an athletic intern, he served as a dismounted reconnaissance platoon leader, troop executive officer, and as an assistant operations officer and advisor for an advisory team at Fort Drum, NY. Sam deployed twice to Afghanistan, once to Kandahar Province as a Platoon Leader and once to Wardak Province as an advisor to the Afghan National Army and Police. Sam is currently a law student at the Florida State University College of Law. After graduation, he will serve as a clerk to the Honorable Robert Hinkle, Senior U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Florida, and then as an associate attorney at Eversheds Sutherland (U.S.), LLP, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sam grew up in New York City and graduated with a B.A. from the University of Chicago in 2005. After college he was commissioned into the Marine Corps, where he served as a rifle platoon commander in Anbar Province, Iraq and as an advisor to an Afghan National Army infantry company in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Sam recently received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and an M.S. from the National Intelligence University. He currently works as a judicial clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, continues to serve as a captain in the Marine Corps Reserve, and is a member of the Truman National Security Project Defense Council.
Ryan began his military service in 2006 by enlisting in the Texas National Guard as an infantryman. He was later commissioned through Texas A&M University’s Army ROTC program where he also received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Following undergrad, Ryan enrolled at South Texas College of Law in Houston. Between his second and third year of law school Ryan deployed to Afghanistan as an advisor to Afghan National Security Forces. Upon his return, he graduation from law school and moved to Austin to served as a law clerk for the Supreme Court of Texas. Ryan separated from the military as a Captain in 2015 and now works in private practice. He is married and has an extremely energetic puppy named Hank.
Michael received a BA in Economics and a BS in Journalism from Ohio University in 2001 and his J.D. from New York University in 2006. Before law school, Michael taught the LSAT for a test-prep company. After graduation, he spent two years as an associate at a midsized NYC firm. In 2010, he received a commission as an Air Force judge advocate. He served as the Chief of Military Justice and Chief of Civil Law at both Edwards AFB and Misawa AB and was the legal advisor to a Joint Special Operations Task Force. He left active duty in 2014. He is currently a freelance writer.
Michael graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2011, earning a B.S. in History with Honors and a commission in the Armor Branch. While assigned to 4/3 Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Fort Stewart, GA, he served as a Scout Platoon Leader where he deployed to Logar Province, Afghanistan for nine months in 2013. He also served as a Troop Executive Officer. After five years of military service, Michael separated from the Army and is now a Class of 2019 JD Candidate at University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, FL.
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.
Michael received a BA in Philosophy from the University of Utah while serving active duty through the Navy’s Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program. After being medically discharged from Officer Candidate School, he studied higher education administration with a focus on student veterans at the University of Pennsylvania, and worked in the academic skills and resources office at Haverford College after receiving his masters degree. Michael will attend Georgetown University Law Center as a member of the Class of 2018.
Nathan graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Political Science. He commissioned in the United States Marine Corps and served as an infantry officer, holding several billets including platoon commander, company executive officer, and company commander. Nathan transitioned from active duty in the fall of 2017 and is currently attending Harvard Law School as a member of the Class of 2020.
Peter graduated with a B.A. in History from Washington and Lee University in 2002 and received his J.D. from Wake Forest in 2006. In 2008, he left the private practice of law to attend OCS and was commissioned as a U.S. Marine Officer where he served in a variety of capacities until 2013. Peter works in U.S. government foreign policy in Washington, DC and is happy to assist fellow veterans with their transitions.
Phil is a JD/MBA candidate at Harvard. Phil served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force for seven years and continues to serve in the reserves. He has a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from Cornell University.
Rich graduated from Georgetown University with a BA and MA in security studies, then commissioned as an Armor officer through OCS. He served with the 4th Infantry Division in Afghanistan and is currently a third-year law student at Columbia Law School.