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.
Justin is originally from North Augusta, SC. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 2011, and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Trident University International while on active duty service. Justin deployed to the Al Dhafra, AB in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, he also served a tour of duty at Osan AB, Korea, and his latest assignment was at the 509th Bomb Wing where he was Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of B-2 Bomber Inspection Operations. He plans to join Goizueta Business School's MBA program as a member of the Class of 2019.
Kyle Eberly graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2008 with a B.S. in Information Technology and commissioned as an Aviation Officer. He is a fully qualified UH-60L Blackhawk pilot. He served as a UH-60L Flight Platoon Leader, Battalion S-4, UH-60 Assault/Lift OC/T Team Chief, and Battalion S-1. He has been stationed at Fort Rucker, Fort Drum, and Fort Hood. Kyle has one combat deployment with the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade to Afghanistan. After leaving the military and prior to his MBA he started his civilian career as an intern at Goldman Sachs. He is currently pursuing his MBA at the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business as a member of the class of 2018.
Steven Stringfellow graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2012 with a BS in Military History. Upon graduating, he commissioned as a Field Artillery officer with the 4th Infantry Division based out of Fort Carson, CO, with whom he participated in multiple overseas deployments. His last military assignment was as a Budget Officer for the 4th Infantry Division Artillery Brigade, designing annual budgets and controlling all accounts payable and receivable. In his free time, Steven is the owner and landlord of a multifamily property in Colorado, conducting repairs and improvements to provide tenants with affordable and enjoyable homes. Steven is excited to return to California and join the UCLA Anderson class of 2019 in the fall.
Ryan graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2012 with a B.S. in Military History and Comparative Politics. He commissioned as a Transportation Officer, serving as a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in the 7 th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) and an Operations Officer in the 82 nd Airborne Division. Ryan has one tour in Afghanistan during which he managed cargo distribution at Bagram Airfield. Ryan is now working on his own venture and will pursue his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as a member of the Class of 2019.
Bryan Musk is originally from Dover, New Hampshire. He graduated from West Point in 2012 with a degree in Systems Engineering and commissioned as an Engineer Officer in the US Army. Bryan spent five years in the Army serving in various positions within the 4th Infantry Division located in Fort Carson, Colorado. His military career included a variety of leadership assignments and technical roles to include serving as a Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Senior Liaison Officer, and Battalion Logistics Officer. Recently, Bryan made the decision to transition out of the military and will attend Cornell University to pursue an MBA and Masters in Systems Engineering. Bryan will utilize his graduate experience at Cornell to continue improving his skill set as a leader and an engineer. He intends to serve as a Senior Program Manager within Logistics or Engineering for a large-scale company upon graduation.
Steve is a 2009 Honor Graduate from West Point with a B.S in American Politics. He commissioned as an Aviation Officer and completed the AH-64D Apache Longbow Helicopter Flight Qualification Course. Steve has completed three deployments to Afghanistan while assigned to the 10 th Mountain Division and then the 3 rd Special Forces Group. He will leave active duty service this summer to start an MBA at Harvard Business School.
Mike is currently a Sloan Fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business MSx program. He has completed over 14 years of active-duty service as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, leading in the air and on the ground in global operations, international relations, strategic planning and product integration. During this time, Mike led high-performance organizations in the conduct of various missions from complex global logistics providing humanitarian relief in Myanmar, to performing dynamic flight demonstrations and developing an international brand as a Blue Angels pilot. He is passionate about helping veterans transition into civilian life in a way that pursues their goals and meets their full potential, changing the world we live in for the better.
Gerald graduated from Purdue University in 2009 with a B.S. in Business Management and Minors in Marketing and Finance. After working in corporate finance for two years, Gerald left the private sector and commissioned as a Marine Officer in 2011. During his time with 1st Intelligence Battalion aboard Camp Pendleton, California, Gerald served in Platoon Commander and Company Executive Officer billets. Gerald has one combat deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He transitioned from Active Duty to the Marine Corps Reserves in 2017 and will pursue his MBA at the UCLA Anderson School of Management as a member of the Class of 2019.
Tom Balough was born in Melbourne, Australia and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2012 with a degree in Economics with Honors. Tom served as a Rifle Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in the 10th Mountain Division with a deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XIV. He later served in the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) in Washington, D.C. Tom is pursuing an MBA as a member of the Class of 2019 at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Dan graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2012 with a B.S. in Engineering Management and commissioned as an Infantry Officer. He served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Pathfinder Platoon Leader, Pathfinder Executive Officer, and Brigade Operations Officer during his time at Fort Campbell, KY. Dan has one combat deployment to Afghanistan. He will pursue his MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management as a member of the Class of 2019.
Dan graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2012 with a major in Engineering Management. Upon graduation, Dan commissioned as infantry and was stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado with 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. Following that assignment, he was stationed in Savannah, GA with 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. He has served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, Ranger Platoon Leader, Ranger Company Executive Officer, and Ranger Staff Officer. Dan deployed twice to Afghanistan. He will be pursuing his MBA at Harvard Business School as a member of the Class of 2019.
Jorge graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 2010 with a B.A. in History and commissioned in the U.S. Navy through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. At sea, he served as the Main Propulsion Officer aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG-54) and as the Antiterrorism Officer aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS MOMSEN (DDG-92). Ashore, Jorge served as an Action Officer in the Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals. He will be pursuing his MBA at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business as a member of the Class of 2019.
Brian graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2012 with a double major in International Relations and French. Upon graduation, Brian commissioned as an Infantry Officer and was stationed at Vilseck, Germany. He served as a Rifle Platoon Leader in Afghanistan and as the Battalion S4 for two rotations to Eastern Europe. Brian will be pursuing his MBA at London Business School as a member of the Class of 2019.
Chris graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2011 with a BS in Management. He served as a Deck Watch Officer onboard USCGC SHERMAN in San Diego, CA, completing multiple Eastern Pacific counter-drug and Bering Sea fisheries enforcement patrols. In 2013, Chris received assignment to the Coast Guard’s Maritime Security Response Team in Chesapeake, VA, where he served as a Direct Action Section Assault Force Commander and Deployable Team Leader. He will be joining New York University’s Stern School of Business in fall 2017 as a Fertitta Veterans Program Scholar and looks forward to helping other veterans with their transition process.
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.