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.
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.
Mike graduated from Providence College in 2007 with a BA in History and commissioned as an Infantry officer in the US Army. Mike’s first assignment was with the 172nd Infantry Brigade in Grafenwoehr, Germany from 2008-2011. Mike completed the Special Forces Qualification Course and was subsequently assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Fort Carson Colorado from 2013-2016. Mike is currently a member of the Class of 2018 at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Adam is Philadelphia born and raised. He attended Temple University, was commissioned through PLC combined program, and became a Ground Intelligence Officer. He worked as the S2 at 2d Tank Battalion out of Camp Lejeune, NC and attached to 3/8 on an Afghan Police Advisor Team. He is a 2016 graduate of NYU Stern, and is currently an Investment Banking Associate with Citi. Adam is also currently involved in the Wall Street Warfighers Foundation.
Dan graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2008 with a BS in Economics and Management and commissioned as an Aviation Officer. Dan's first assignment was flight school at Fort Rucker, AL where he become an Apache Pilot. Following flight school, he served as a Platoon Leader at Fort Carson, Colorado for 21 months including a deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Dan's last assignment was the HHC commander for the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, GA. He is currently pursuing his MBA from Washington University's Olin School of Business as a member of the class of 2018.
Casey is a 2004 graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point where he earned a BS in Art, Philosophy and Literature with a Minor in Systems Engineering. He received his MBA from Florida State University in 2011 with a concentration in Finance and Marketing. Casey was commissioned into the United States Army as an Armor Officer, serving as an XO until he was medically retired. He has worked in numerous marketing roles with Burger King Corporation, Bloomin’ Brands (Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's, Bonefish Grill and Fleming's) and Pall Corporation. Casey is currently the Vice President of Marketing and Operations for Pinch A Penny Pool Patio Spa, the largest franchised pool retail store in the country, where he oversees marketing and operations efforts for over 230 retail stores throughout the Southeast.
Pete Estridge graduated from The George Washington University in 2009 with a B.S. in Economics. Upon graduation from college, he received a commission in the United States Marine Corps through the NROTC program. He served for six years as a logistics officer and an officer selection officer. Pete is currently an MBA candidate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Nate is a 2009 graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a B.S. in Political Science. After commissioning as a Marine Officer, he served on active duty for seven years as an Armor Officer, Fire Support Team Leader, and Project Manager. He has been privileged to lead military and civilian teams in a variety of challenging missions around the world. His most recent assignment was in Washington D.C. where he spent three years leading teams addressing a variety of strategic challenges. Nate is member of the Harvard Business School Class of 2018 and looks forward to helping other veterans in their transition.