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Mr. Blackhawk Pilot

About Me:

Current Army Captain from rural Alabama. I am currently the Battalion’s Operations Manager, responsible for the management of 30 Blackhawk helicopters and training of 370 Soldiers. I hope to leverage my leadership and team-building experience and apply both to a future private-sector career.


Undergrad School: United States Military Academy

Undergrad Major: Law and Legal Studies

GPA: 3.56

GMAT: 730

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: President of West Point Glee Club

Work History:

Title: Operations Manager

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Army

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Platoon Leader

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Army

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

1) Graduated West Point with academic honors. 2) Rated #1 platoon leader in my battalion; ranked in the top 5% of my cohort. 3) As a junior officer, I was entrusted to lead my battalion’s disaster response team in Miami and the Bahamas during the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

Post MBA Goal:

My goal is to attend a top MBA program in order to continue to develop my leadership skill set and professional network. I would like to work as a consultant for a few years to better determine which industry is the right fit for me. My long term career goals include moving back to my hometown in Alabama and starting my own business.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: MIT Sloan, Tuck, Darden, McCombs School of Business


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

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    Hi Mr. Blackhawk Pilot, this is Kristen from MBA Prep School. First, thank you for your service. Military applicants are typically reviewed favorably by MBA programs, as they naturally tend to exhibit the kind of leadership skills that the programs value. It sounds like you are no exception with the platoon leadership you had and your role now in training and oversight of equipment. I also love your academic success at the Academy and your strong GMAT score. One thing you will want to be mindful of is painting a picture of your accomplishments for the Admissions Committee. While you can quantify success through rankings, it will be more powerful to illustrate WHAT you did to earn those honors. It is especially important to showcase …

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    Hi Mr. Blackhawk Pilot, Kristen from MBA Prep School here. First, thank you for your service. MBA programs look very favorably upon military applicants, as their jobs naturally tend to require strong leadership skills. You sound like no exception, given your platoon leadership, training role, and oversight of equipment. I also love your strong academic performance at the Academy and on the GMAT. One thing I find particularly important for military applicants is really helping the Admissions Committee understand their work. Be sure to illustrate the scope and scale of what you have done and the impact you have had. Sometimes this can be quantified through performance ratings as you mention, but the Committee would much rather have you paint a picture of the situations ...
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