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Mr. Army Officer

About Me:

I’m a 28-year-old son of an Indian immigrant and Captain in the U.S. Army. Currently, I’m the chief operating officer of a 450-man organization, planning and coordinating the simultaneous training and deployment of teams across four continents. Previously led two 42-man platoons on multinational cross-training and disaster relief in Asia-Pacific.


Undergrad School: U.C. Berkeley

Undergrad Major: History

GPA: 3.9

GRE: 325

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Black belt kempo (2nd degree), 3 powerlifting competitions, & 2 marathons, JROTC mentor (assisting program participants in college application & preparation)

Work History:

Title: Captain

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Army

Length of Employment: 6 yrs, 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

From 2015 to 2017, I led two my 39-man platoon to represent our battalion (comprised of 12 other platoons) on a numerous cross-training exercises across Southeast Asia and Australia to build lasting partnerships and multinational interoperability. We also provided on-site humanitarian assistance and disaster relief across the region.

Post MBA Goal:

I hope to transfer the leadership skills I have honed through my experiences to management consulting. I know what it means to advise across cultures and lead in austere environments, and I believe I can translate this to success in advising clients in high-impact scenarios.


Target School: Berkeley Haas

Status: Open

Considering: UCLA Anderson, Columbia, NYU Stern, Ross


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 40%

  • MBA Prep School | Odds Assessment: 45%

    Hi Mr. Army Officer, Kristen from MBA Prep School here. Firstly, thank you for your service to our country! Military applicants tend to do very well in the MBA admissions process, and I think you will be no exception. Your leadership experience leading platoons, establishing relationships with international counterparts, and providing humanitarian assistance will be huge positives in the evaluation process. Your GPA and the fact that you are a Berkeley alum don’t hurt either. Given your major was in the arts, make sure you can showcase quantitative aptitude in other ways (whether practically in your military career, through your GRE quant score, or through online coursework in calculus and microecon). Also be sure to tie the skills you have developed in the Army to …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi Mr. Army Officer, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. Go Bears! And thank you for your service. Overall, I think you have a very strong profile – if you haven’t already check out the MBA Veterans Network. You can connect with others who have used an MBA to transition from the military to industry. Consulting is also a common path – as you build a set of skills that are highly leverageable into consulting through your military career. As you are thinking through your story – where do you see consulting taking you long term? What do you want to do aspirationally? This story will be an important part of your application – it shows up differently in each school’s essays. Haas will be …

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