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  • Profile picture of Clarissa Butler

    Clarissa Butler

    Clarissa Butler was born and raised in Deer Park, Texas. She enrolled in Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at Tulane University in the fall of 2005 graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Asian Studies. After receiving her commission in May 2009, she proudly served the Navy for eight years in several leadership capacities, including a deployment onboard the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN to the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2012. In July 2014, she reported to Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Center of Excellence (CJOS COE), an international military think tank, as the Military Aide to the Deputy Director. LT Butler's military awards include the Navy Marine Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. After leaving active duty service she enrolled as a MBA student at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, College of William and Mary, to graduate in 2019. She is looking forward to utilizing her active duty experience, combined with her MBA education, to take the next step in her career in the civilian sector while staying in the naval reserve component.

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    Vaman Muppala

    Vaman Muppala graduated with Honors from The University of Maryland - College Park in 2011 with a degree in Philosophy and English literature. Soon after, Vaman enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantryman. While assigned to 2nd Battalion 6th Marines and 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines, Vaman served as a Fire Team Leader and Rifleman. He was recognized for his service with a Certificate of Commendation and multiple Meritorious Masts. Vaman deployed twice to the Pacific Theater, leading Marines in bi-lateral security operations in Japan and South Korea. After being honorably discharged from the Marines, Vaman was admitted into the Yale School of Management, where he has pursued interests in technology and financial markets. Recently, Vaman joined Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest macroeconomic hedge fund as a Senior Management Associate.

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    Zack Fox

    Zack graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2010 with a B.S. in Engineering Management, and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer. His first duty station was Fort Bragg, NC where he served as a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in 2-504 PIR, 1-82 ABN, deploying to Afghanistan in 2012. Following MCCC, Zack was assigned to USARPAC, at Fort Shafter, HI, as a Battle Captain, and completed a six-month operational deployment to Korea as a strategic planner. Upon his return from Korea, Zack was assigned to 1-27 IN, 2/25 at Schofield Barracks, where he first served as the A/S3, and then served as the B/1-27 IN Commander for 18 months. Zack recently left Active Duty and is currently a first-year MBA Candidate at McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He is pursuing a career transition into management consulting after graduation.

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    Travis Miller

    Lieutenant Commander Miller is a native of Texas, and was commissioned in the United States Navy in 2004 after graduating the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering. He has since served in Naval Special Warfare for the past 14 years, and remains on active duty as a full-time graduate student earning a Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He has received multiple awards, climbed Kilimanjaro and Denali and even played rugby in Germany.

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    Chad Vessell

    Chad graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2013 with a B.S. in Economics. He commissioned as an Infantry Officer and joined his first unit in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii in 2014. Chad attended the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program in 2015 and was selected to serve in 2D Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. He deployed as a Ranger Platoon Leader and later served as a Company Executive Officer. Chad transitioned from the Army in 2018 and was accepted into The Wharton School where he will pursue his MBA beginning in Fall of 2018. Chad is interested in pursuing a career in management consulting following graduation.

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    Max Smith

    Max Smith was born in Sarasota, FL and graduated from Venice High School in 2009. He studied Economics and French at West Point and commissioned in 2013 as a Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery. Max graduated Ranger School in 2014 and reported to 2-77 FA/2 BDE/4 ID where he deployed two times to Kandahar, Afghanistan. His jobs over deployment included serving as a Fires Support Officer in B Co/1-12IN and a Guardian Angel Platoon Leader while attached to D Co/1-41IN. He is currently a student who attends University of Michigan Ross School of Business and is pursuing a career in investment banking.

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    Brittany Fearnside

    Brittany is a 2010 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelors of Science in Engineering Management. Following her commission into the Army, she served as an Engineer Platoon Leader at Fort Hood, and forward deployed to Afghanistan as a member of the Cultural Support Team 2012-2013. Upon her return, she transitioned branches to Psychological Operations where she deployed to Peru as a Team Leader for the Military Information Support Team and then finished her time in the Army as an Information Operations Planner at Joint Special Operations Command. She is in The Wharton School incoming class of 2020 where she is looking to make a career transition into consulting and is eager to expand her network while staying involved in the Veteran community at large.

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    Justin Pitcock

    Justin spent 12 years as a Marine aviator flying the V-22 “Osprey” and the CH-46 “Phrog.” During his flying career he flew missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, humanitarian assistance in Pakistan, and the President of the United States across the globe. Justin also served as a Company Commander at Marine Officer Candidate School and as a V-22 Capabilities Integration Officer for the Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration. He is entering the second year of his MBA at Texas McCombs and plans to return to J.P. Morgan, where Justin spent the summer of 2018 in their Oil and Gas Investment Banking group.

  • Profile picture of Jenn Barkenhagen

    Jenn Barkenhagen

    Jenn commissioned as an Intelligence Officer in the Air Force in 2010 after completing ROTC at the University of Florida. Her first assignment was with Air Force Global Strike Command as the Command Intelligence Briefer, where she briefed the MAJCOM's leadership team on current intel and threats. She then moved to a unit support and training role supporting B-52 operations and the formal training unit for new B-52 aircrew. Next, she deployed to Al Udeid Air Base from Dec 2013 - July 2014, serving as the Officer in Charge of the Combat Intelligence Cell, responsible for daily briefs to the Wing Commander and base operations support. She then moved to Shaw AFB as the Chief of Targets for AFCENT and the Targets Flight Commander for the 51st Intelligence Squadron, serving a dual-role in supporting both current targeting operations in the Middle East as well as future planning for CENTCOM. She left Active Duty in 2016 to pursue her MBA at the University of Florida, while continuing to serve in the Air Force Reserve. She is currently supporting the 920th Rescue Wing out of Patrick AFB in Florida, and a participant in the Leadership Development Program in Strategic Operations at Wyndham Destinations in Orlando, FL.

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    Ben Gibbs

    Ben Gibbs is an MBA Candidate at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where Ben is preparing to become a global leader of consequence in a rapidly developing world. Ben previously served as a logistics officer in the United States Army where he most recently commanded a distribution Company.  Ben often draws on his experience as an Army officer to lead others with confidence and serve as a trusted adviser and mentor to his team members. Ben is an avid runner and enjoys time spent with his newborn son and wife.

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    Preston Tharp

    Preston is a first-year MBA student at Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School. He spent nine years enlisted in the US Navy as a nuclear-trained mechanic on submarines. His first duty station was the USS Minnesota where he served as a maintenance supervisor and rescue diver. Following that, he spent three years at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as a supervisor and instructor. During his time in the Navy, Preston earned his bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Excelsior College and developed a passion for volunteering with veteran service organizations such as Team RWB. His hobbies include hiking and running, and he will take any opportunity to travel and explore new places. After earning his Olin MBA, Preston plans to work in Management Consulting.

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    Mike Wagner

    Mike started his college educational journey at a community college in Riverside, CA. He was the first in his family to consider college, so he initially had doubts about spending the next four years at a university. Mike did well at community college and became inspired to be the first in his family to earn a bachelor’s degree. Mike wanted to leave home and learn some independence while being close to the beach, so he transferred schools to the University of Hawaii. There, Mike completed a degree in economics and discovered a passion for aviation. Mike graduated school and applied to various flight programs, and he felt fortunate that the Army gave him a once in a lifetime opportunity. Upon beginning flight school, Mike immediately knew he wanted to fly Apaches, so he worked hard in fight school and was able to be one of the first who chose his aircraft. The Army took Mike to Korea, Colorado, and Afghanistan during his 8 year military career. His initial inspiration for attending business school was from his cousin, who was in South Korea for an MBA consulting event with his school. His cousin talked about how veterans provided value to business school and how it could further develop Mike’s career. In 2018, after visiting schools and applying to 8 of them, Mike decided to attend the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell. Mike really connected with the veterans at the school and felt like he would be able to pursue any of his desired career goals. Currently, Mike is considering a career in either entrepreneurship or brand management. Mike is excited to reciprocate all of the help that S2S gave him throughout his MBA journey, and he hopes that another servicemember can achieve their goal of getting into the business school of their choice.

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    Chris Thomas

    Chris Thomas graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2010 where he played four years of football and received a B.S. in Management.  He joined the Air Force as a Finance Officer and Served in various positions including: football coach, financial services flight commander, and Cost Analyst. He completed one deployment to Afghanistan where he was a budget officer and a liaison to the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense Budget.  He plans to begin his post military career in the fall of 2018 as a JD/MBA candidate at Northwestern University in Chicago.

  • Profile picture of Bill Pola

    Bill Pola

    Bill was born and raised in Northern California. He graduated from California State University in Sacramento with a BA in Communication Studies in 1989 and soon enlisted in the Army National Guard. A move to Seattle and an interstate transfer brought a mobilization in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and admission to OCS. He commissioned into the Field Artillery, commanded a firing battery transitioning to the Paladin weapon system and deployed to Iraq as a battle captain. Upon returning he transferred to the USAR and had positions in Corps operations and emergency management. After returning from a second Iraq deployment, he attended and graduated from the University of Washington’s Executive MBA program. After transferring back to the National Guard as a Public Affairs Officer, he completed a deployment to Kuwait for the Center for Army Lessons Learned in 2015. Bill currently works for King County, WA as a training coordinator and commands the same OCS battalion he commissioned from in 1992. Bill’s previous civilian jobs include project management, recruiting, and nine years as an ROTC instructor. He enjoys spending time with his family and coaching CrossFit.

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    Ben Salvito

    Benjamin Salvito was raised in Hillsborough, New Jersey. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2010, majoring in international & comparative legal studies and branching aviation. He moved to Fort Rucker, Alabama and attended flight school, selecting the UH-60 Blackhawk as his airframe. He was assigned to Fort Lewis, WA and served as a platoon leader, logistics officer, and assistant operations officer in an assault helicopter battalion. He deployed to Shindand, Afghanistan for seven months, where he attained pilot-in-command. Shortly after his return, he returned to Fort Rucker to attend the aviation captain’s career course. Following the career course, he was assigned to Hunter Army Airfield, GA and served as a maintenance company commander for 23 months. He has matriculated at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and is expected to graduate in May 2020. He is a proud member of the Yelp Elite Squad and is married to his wife of five years, Amanda.

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    Scott Egan

    Scott spent most of his youth growing up overseas, attending high school in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Graduating from Michigan State University in 2012, he received a B.A. in Finance and Economics. As an Intelligence Officer for over six years in the Army, he has served in South Korea, North Carolina with the 82nd Airborne Division, Texas, and Afghanistan in support of NATO operations. Scott hopes to pursue a career in consulting, with the long-term goal of entering the social impact space. In addition to being an avid traveler, he enjoys weight lifting, personal finance, and basketball. Scott will be attending Harvard Business School in Fall 2018.

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    Jeremy Scheier

    Jeremy graduated from Colgate University in 2007 with a BA in Geology. Following graduation, Jeremy served as an Infantry Officer in the Unites States Marine Corps from 2008 to 2016. While with 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, he deployed as a platoon commander on the 15th MEU, conducting Theater Security Cooperation exercises throughout the Pacific and Central Command. Additionally, he served as Assistant Operations Officer and Future Operations Officer during a deployment on the 31st MEU. Following his time with 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, Jeremy transferred to Okinawa, Japan where he served as a platoon and company commander, finishing his time as the Assistant Operations and Operations Officer. Following separation, Jeremy interned with JP Morgan in their Leveraged Finance group, where he worked within their technology, media and telecommunications division. After JP Morgan, Jeremy joined the Class of 2019 at University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business. During his summer at Haas, he interned with the National Park Service in Yellowstone, completing a data analysis project that forecasted the effects of increased visitation on visitor safety. A summer in Yellowstone perfectly complemented his hobbies of fly fishing and hiking.

  • Profile picture of Thomas Daley

    Thomas Daley

    Tom attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine and graduated with a sociology degree in 2009. After graduation he enlisted in US Army Special Forces for 8 years before attending MIT Sloan for his MBA and becoming a Pat Tillman Foundation Scholar. Since graduating from Sloan he has been working in a General Management Rotational Program for Thermo Fisher Scientific- having done rotations in Pittsburgh, PA and Durham, NC. He currently lives in Sanford, NC with his wife, two kids and their Labrador.

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    Tyler Freeman

    Tyler Freeman was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and joined the United States Marine Corps in 2008. He was stationed in the Carolinas shortly thereafter with military occupations primarily involving helicopter squadrons as an Aviation Maintenance Supervisor and a CH-53E Helicopter Crew Member. After 5 ½ years of service and three deployments (2 to Northeast Africa and 1 to Afghanistan), Tyler received an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps in April of 2014 to pursue undergraduate studies at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. While enrolled, he held a concurrent full-time position at Ameriprise Financial in various operations and project management roles. He completed a bachelor's degree in Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude) at UNC Greensboro in December, 2017. Tyler then relocated to Atlanta after he was accepted to Emory University's Goizueta Business School & Emory Law School, where he began the full-time MBA/JM Dual Degree program in August 2018. When Tyler is not studying, he is either looking for a new international location to visit, scuba diving, or motorcycling with his girlfriend Lea. He also enjoys finding and tasting rare and small batch bourbons around the country.

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    Josh Summer

    Josh Summer graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2010, where he majored in German. Josh commissioned as an Aviation Officer and attended flight school, becoming qualified to fly the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter. He was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), where he served as a platoon leader and operations officer and deployed to Afghanistan in 2014. After attending the Captains Career Course in Ft. Rucker, Josh was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea, where he served as an operations officer and commanded the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade. In 2016, he returned stateside and took command of the Suffolk Recruiting Company in Long Island, NY. Josh recently left the Army and is currently attending the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, as a member of the Class of 2020.