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.
Martin is a Director of Divisional Operations at National Veterinary Associates leading a team of 24 companion animal hospitals with a $55M P&L. Previously, he was a consultant with the Boston Consultant Group with experience in the pharmaceuticals, industrial goods, utilities, and government industries. Before that, he served as an active duty Infantry officer with broad range of leadership experiences over eight years and four overseas deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Martin holds an MBA from Harvard Business School ('14) and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy ('04). He continues to serve as a major in the Army Reserves training Battalion-level and above level staffs in Mission Command and MDMP. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife.
Patrick is an MBA Candidate and Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow at Cornell University – Johnson Graduate School of Management. He is leveraging his military experience in personnel management, leadership, and operational planning to pursue a career in strategy consulting. Since graduating from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Applied Economics and B.A. in Political Science in 2010, Patrick worked as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy. After completing Officer Candidate School with distinction in January 2011, he reported as the Strike Officer aboard USS SHOUP, a guided missile destroyer in Everett, WA. During his tenure on USS SHOUP, he managed multiple divisions and warfare areas including Tomahawk missile operations, engineering programs, safety, and shipboard morale to name a few. In 2013, he deployed for 313 days to the Sea of Japan and Persian Gulf in support of maritime security, theater cooperation, and contingency operations. Patrick concluded his military career as the principle Naval Surface Fires Liaison to I Marine Expeditionary Force in Camp Pendleton, CA. In this role, he was regarded as the subject matter expert for naval planning and fire support coordination to the United States Marine Corps, and helped develop new procedures for improved Navy-Marine Corps integration.
Tina graduated the United States Military Academy in 2006 with a B.S. in Sociology. She went on to fly Black Hawks and serve as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Detachment Commander, Maintenance Test Pilot and assistant Operations Officer with tours in Iraq and the Sinai. She’s now a member of the Class of 2016 at The Wharton School and enjoys CrossFit, meditation and taekwondo and considers herself a world-class karaoke singer of rap songs.
Andrew grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and received a B.A. in Religious Studies from Dartmouth College. After completing his undergraduate studies, Andrew served in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion as a Platoon Commander and Executive Officer. Upon separating from the Marine Corps, Andrew moved to Boston and is currently an Associate at J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank. Andrew continues to work with several organizations at Dartmouth College, and Veterans Legal Services – a non-profit legal organization that provides legal services to homeless and low-income veterans in the Boston area.
Steve graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2008 with a B.S. in Economics. After completing the nuclear officer training pipeline, he reported on board USS Connecticut (SSN 22), as Seawolf-class fast attack submarine in Bremerton, WA. While on Connecticut, Steve served in a variety of division officer positions and deployed to the Western Pacific and Arctic Oceans. Upon completing his sea tour, Steve was selected to be the Flag Aide to the Naval Inspector General, a 3-star Navy admiral in charge of investigating fraud, waste and mismanagement in the Navy. Steve transitioned from the military in 2014 by way of Goldman Sachs, where he was an intern in Securities Division and conducted market analysis on the digital currency industry. Steve is currently a full-time MBA Candidate at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Co-Founder of Wharton FinTech, the first student-led initiative dedicated to promoting and sharing ideas for financial technology innovation and investment.
Chris graduated from the United States Military Academy at WestPoint in 2008 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He commissioned in the Quartermaster Branch and was stationed in Hawaii, where he served in the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade. As a Support Platoon Leader, he led several teams across multiple functional areas and deployed to Tikrit, Iraq. After the deployment, he moved to Fort Sam Houston, TX, to work as an aide-de-camp for the Commanding General of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command. He is currently deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan with the same General, who is now commanding the CENTCOM Joint Theater Support Contracting Command. Chris is pursuing his MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He would be happy to help any veterans planning on making the transition.
Max graduated from the US Military Academy in 2008 with a B.S. in International History and Arabic and was commissioned as an Armor officer. He served as a Scout Platoon Leader, Troop Executive Officer, Troop Commander, and Squadron Assistant Operations Officer in the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, KS and deployed to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan in 2011. He then served as an Observer/Controller Team Chief with 1st Army at Camp Shelby, MS before joining the Class of 2016 at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.
Mark graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 2008 with a B.S. in Human Geography and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer, subsequently leading platoons in Iraq and Afghanistan. He then served as a Platoon Trainer and Logistics Officer at the U.S. Army Ranger School. Mark is currently a dual-degree MBA and MPH Candidate at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice.
Chris is from upstate New York and commissioned as an Army officer from Cornell University. He spent eight years flying the Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopter with two deployments to Afghanistan, most recently as the head of his squadron’s intelligence department. He is currently pursuing his MBA at NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Adam Slepian graduated from West Point in 2004 with a BS in American Legal Systems. A four year member of the USMA SCUBA Team, he was Commissioned as an Infantry Officer and deployed with the 4th ID to Iraq’s Sunni Triangle as a Platoon Leader and Assistant Operations Officer. Following the deployment Adam moved to Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD where he served as the founder and director of the APG Pre-Ranger Course and as the Operations Officer for the 61st Ordnance Brigade Tactical FTX. In 2008 Adam was selected to attend the Special Forces Qualification Course, which he then graduated from in 2010. Immediately following the Q-Course he served as an ODA Detachment Commander in 3rd Special Forces Group for over two years, including a 12 month deployment to eastern Afghanistan. Adam is currently an SF Company XO that has been admitted to multiple MBA programs including Washington University St Louis (Olin), Georgetown (McDonough), Duke (Fuqua), and the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton). He transitioned out of the military in the summer of 2013. Adam enjoys training for and competing in endurance events and spending time with his wife Lauren, their two daughters, and two dachshunds. Adam encourages anyone interested in applying to MBA programs, especially those from a Special Operations background, to reach out.
Brian received a B.S. in History from the U.S. Naval Academy and an M.A. from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service in 2007. After his initial training as a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer, Brian was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three in San Diego, California. During his time at Mobile Unit Three, Brian deployed to Afghanistan twice as well as to a variety of locations throughout the Middle East during the 2011 Arab Spring. Following his time at Mobile Unit Three, Brian was assigned to the staff at Naval Special Warfare Command. He is currently pursuing his MBA at Harvard Business School.
Drew grew up in Lantana, Florida. Drew graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, and a Language Minor in French. He is a P-3 pilot by trade, deploying to the Middle East, Europe, Central America, Africa, and Asia. He also served tours as a Flag Aide and as a Shooter. He is currently a member of the MBA Class of 2016 at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Dallin graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2010 with a B.S. in Economics. While at the academy he was a varsity athlete on the Cross-Country and Track teams. After graduation Dallin was commissioned as an officer in the Adjutant General Corps where he served in the 173rd Airborne out of Vicenza, Italy and deployed to Wardak, Afghanistan. Dallin will pursue his MBA at Harvard Business School in the fall of 2015.
Andrew graduated from the UW-Madison in 2010 with a B.S. in Psychology. During college Andrew was a prior enlisted Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and deployed as a Scout Sniper for a combat tour in Iraq in 2008. After receiving his commission he served as an infantry officer in 1st Battalion, 5th Marines for deployments to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Marine Rotational Forces – Darwin. After 11+ years in the military he is pursing his MBA at the Yale School of Management.
Blake grew up in southern California and graduated from Cornell University in 2009 with a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management. He received his Air Force commission as a Distinguished Graduate of Cornell’s ROTC program. Assigned to the Space and Missile Operations career field where he served as a Missile Combat Crew Commander, he was responsible for the command and control of nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles. Blake held a variety of leadership positions to include serving as an executive officer and flight commander. Blake is a member of the Class of 2017 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Nick enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 17 and served at various Helicopter Sea Combat Squadrons and the Southwest region’s Fleet Readiness Center during his 13 year tenure. He graduated #1 of 331 with a BSBA in Management and graduated from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business with an MBA in 2015. He is currently working in Finance at Faraday Future and is always very passionate about helping connect veterans and active service members to the education and business opportunities they deserve.
Sophie grew up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and attended the US Military Academy, where she received a B.S. in Management and commissioned in 2009 as an ordnance officer. In Afghanistan, she spent her nights on raids as a Female Engagement Team Leader for 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division's targeting platoon. During the day, she served as the logistics officer for Provincial Reconstruction Team Khost. She also served as an Executive Officer to the 3-star Commanding General of 8th Army in Seoul, Korea. Outside of work, Sophie founded TCB CrossFit, a non-profit military affiliate, and is the current Guinness World Record holder for the Fastest Marathon in Full Military Uniform. She has traveled to 54 countries across 6 continents, and 49 States. Sophie is a member of Wharton's class of 2017 and will spend her summer as a consulting intern at McKinsey Philadelphia.
Andrew grew up in Littleton, CO and attended the United States Military Academy. He graduated in the top 10% of his class in 2004 with a degree in Engineering Physics and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer. After graduating from Airborne and Ranger School, Andrew served for four years with the 101st Airborne Division, earning two Bronze Stars for Meritorious Service for two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. After leaving the military in 2009, Andrew was admitted to the Haas Graduate School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley. While there, Andrew focused initially on strategy and technology before accepting a position at a mutual fund. When not working, Andrew is an avid ultrarunner and has run seven marathons, six 50 mile ultramarathons, and one 100 mile ultramarathon. In addition, Andrew has co-founded a non-profit called Polar Vision that aims to raise awareness for visual impairment.
Lee grew up in Boulder, Colorado and is a 2008 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and 2015 graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He served for five years in the United States Marine Corps as a Human Intelligence Officer, deploying to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2010 as a team commander and to Umm Qasr, Iraq in 2011 as a foreign military advisor to the Iraqi Marine Corps. He started his civilian career at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division before joining the COO's Operational Performance team at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Palo Alto, California.
Ken graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2000 with a B.S. in Economics. As a Naval Aviator, he has flown the F-14 Tomcat and F/A-18 Super Hornet throughout multiple combat deployments aboard U.S. aircraft carriers in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. He attended the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College via a Navy-sponsored program, graduating with an MBA in 2012. As part of his curriculum, Ken participated in an exchange semester studying international relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and national security policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Ken remains on active duty, currently serving as speechwriter to the Secretary of the Navy.