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.
Daniel Rhee presently serves as the Chief Technology Officer of OrbiMed, the world's largest healthcare-dedicated investment management firm that manages over $15 billion in assets. Prior to joining OrbiMed, Mr. Rhee was a Operations Manager at Gravitas Technology, Inc. Prior to Gravitas, he was a Field Engineer at Richard Fleischman & Associates, Inc. Mr. Rhee received his M.B.A. from Yale University's School of Management and received his B.S. magna cum laude from American InterContinental University, while also serving on active duty in the U.S. Navy during Operations Enduring & Iraqi Freedom. He also holds the (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) designation.
Andrew graduated from Union University with a B.S. in Political Science and commissioned as an Armor officer in the United States Army in January of 2009. He served as a Cavalry Platoon Leader, Troop Executive Officer with 3rd BDE, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, HI. Andrew also served one tour in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. After attending the Maneuver Captains Career Course in Fort Benning, GA, Andrew served as Assistant Operations Officer with 3-73 CAV, 1st BDE, 82nd Airborne Division. After leaving active-duty Andrew enrolled at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management with concentrations in Operations, Finance & Strategy as part of Vanderbilt’s class of 2017.
Sam is a MPP/MBA joint-degree candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Wharton School. Prior to his graduate studies, Sam had the privilege of serving in the Navy and supporting a non-profit organization. He looks forward to helping other vets making the transition.
Chris graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2008 with a B.S. in Bioengineering: Pre-medical. In 2009 he enlisted in the US Army under the 18X program. He was selected for and attended the Special Forces Qualification Course, and graduated specializing in Korean and Mandarin Chinese as an 18D. He then served with 1st SFG(A), deploying on missions in Malaysia, Afghanistan, and the Philippines. Chris transitioned out of active duty in 2014 and joined the National Guard as an 18D with 19th SFG(A). He is now pursuing an MBA at Yale School of Management as a member of the Class of 2017.
Jimm is a native of NY and attended the United States Military Academy. He graduated in 2004 with a degree in Sociology and English and was commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer, branch detailed to the Armor branch. Jimm served for three years with the 1st Infantry Division in Germany as a Tank Platoon Leader, Assistant Operations Officer, and Scout Platoon Leader, earning a Bronze Star for Meritorious Service for a tour of duty in Ramadi, Iraq. Upon graduation from the Defense Language Institute as an Arabic linguist, Jimm deployed to Iraq in 2010 serving as a special advisor to the Deputy Commanding General for US Forces – Iraq where he earned a second Bronze Star for Meritorious Service. He concluded his military career with the 3rd Infantry Division, where he served as a Squadon and Brigade S-2 and Company Commander. After leaving the military in 2013, Jimm was admitted to the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University Class of 2015. He now works at a top global management consulting firm.
Katie graduated from the United States Military Academy with a B.S. in Engineering Management in 2010 and spent four years with the 4th Engineer Battalion serving as a Route Clearance Platoon Leader, Company Intelligence Officer, Executive Officer and Battle Captain (including two deployments to Afghanistan) and one year with Army Community Service, Fort Carson as the Operations Officer. Katie is a member of the class of 2017 at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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.