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.
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.
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.