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Mr. Army Man

About Me:

Army CPT post Co. Command looking at getting out to pursue dual MBA/Systems Engineering after 7 years. Worked as a project engineer for 6mo before my master’s at GU + ROTC. Grad internships: #1 security think-tank (published co-author), House Science&Tech Cmte. UG: nuclear think-tank (UN contest Finalist), JPMorganChase, nuclear test site engineer.


Undergrad School: Louisiana Tech University

Undergrad Major: B.S. Mechanical Engineering/ B.A. Political Science

GPA: 3.25

GRE: 330

Age: 33,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Master of Arts Applied Economics w/ certificate in International Business Diplomacy (also certified Emerging Mkts Analyst). GPA: 3.6

School Name: Georgetown

Extracurriculars: A whole lot of stuff in undergrad but that was over 10 years ago

Work History:

Title: Intel Company Commander

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Army

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 5 mos

Big Life Wins:

Bootstrapped my own SaaS startup in personal financial planning growing to 20k users in year 3 running a remote team of 3 before I had to sell my equity stake for low six figures due to Army obligations. I learned an unbelievable amount and loved every minute of it. Named 1st of 4 Co Commanders and 2nd of 19 total CPTs in the Battalion.

Post MBA Goal:

I would love to transition into a career in the startup sphere whether tech consulting, VC, or spending some time at a startup, growing it, and then moving on to the next as apparently many do in that world.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 23%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Mr. Army Man! Kate Richardson, Senior Admissions Consultant here. I would love to rate your odds even higher, because I see many strengths in your profile, but 25% odds are pretty good at GSB, where the acceptance rate is just below 7%! Your experience in the Army as a Captain is a definite plus, as it typically means a high level of leadership, maturity, and ability to work with and rally diverse teams. What makes your story pretty unique is the startup experience. That is intriguing and atypical for the military applicants I’ve seen over the years. You also have an excellent GRE score. On the challenges side, I think the other experts are right that you need to prove you need an MBA …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. There’s so much to like in your profile! Of course the leadership experience from the Army is a big part, but I also love seeing the startup you ran. I’m sure you have a ton of learning from that, and it shows a lot about you that you could manage that in addition to your Army obligations. I think for you the challenge will be to show that you need an MBA to get where you want to go, and by extension showing that you’re not a degree collector. I would capitalize on that startup you had and how an MBA would have given you the skills you needed to be successful and grow even more. That experience …

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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Mr. Army Man: Emily here from The MBA Exchange. As consultants, we love working with profiles like yours! The experience in the Army and your impressive work experiences will wow admissions officers at any MBA program. In my own experience as an admissions officer, students with profiles like yours did incredibly well in the MBA programs where I worked (CBS and Wharton). Your big challenge is that you will need to show why you need an MBA where you already have a Masters degree in a business related field. What skills will you gain in an MBA that you do not already possess that are essential to your goals? Telling that story will necessitate that you tighten up …

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