Mr. Marine Combat Arms Officer

About Me:

Hi everyone, I’m currently active duty Marine Corps, looking to move to B-school within the next year. I’ve done time both as a platoon commander and staff officer, with significant time in both positions working with military maintenance.


Target School: MIT Sloan

Considering: Harvard, Duke Fuqua

See More Profiles For: MIT Sloan

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: US Naval Academy

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.3

GMAT: 710

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: College Football, and part of the College Race Car Team.

Work History:

Title: Maintenance Management Officer

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Marines

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 2 mos

Title: Platoon Commander

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Marines

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 7 mos

Big Life Wins:

1. Overhauled a maintenance program for a large unit in the military. Used new software to streamline processes and reduce labor time by a projected 50%.
2. Organized maintenance efforts that increased equipment readiness from 0 to 100% and allowed for high-profile operations to occur while deployed.

Post MBA Goal:

Seeking a management position within the defense/aerospace industry, specifically the space industry.


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  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. Marine Combat Arms Officer,
    It sounds like you’ve had quite the military career! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. I like that you have a lot of strengths in your profile – robust achievements in the military, solid extracurriculars. Your GPA could be a concern for the Admissions Committee, as it is below the average at Sloan. If there were any circumstances that affected your grades, do consider explaining them in the optional essay. As you pull your apps together, be sure to describe what motivates you to seek a pivot to the business side. If you can articulate this compellingly in your essays, that would be the key to your application success. If you would like to discuss your profile in more detail, …

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