Mr. Marine Officer

About Me:

I’m a 28-year-old male and son of a Cuban immigrant. I am a Captain in the Marine Corps. Currently, my job is to advise the commander of a reserve company, while ensuring the company of 160 Marines is properly trained, equipped, manned, and supported both logistically and administratively. Previously led a 42-man platoon on an overseas deployment.


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Undergrad School: Auburn University

Undergrad Major: Political Science

GPA: 3.15

GRE: 320

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino

Extracurriculars: Volunteer regularly for a non-profit organization that prevents veteran suicide by bringing together combat veterans for various outdoor activities to include hunting, fishing, hiking etc.

Work History:

Title: Infantry Officer (Captain)

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Marines

Length of Employment: 6 yrs

Big Life Wins:

As a platoon commander in 2016, my platoon, comprised of 42 Marines and 6 armored vehicles, was selected to represent our battalion (comprised of 12 other platoons) on a 7-month overseas deployment. While deployed, we went to five different countries and advised and trained a partner nation military unit for their upcoming combat deployment.

Post MBA Goal:

I hope to transfer the leadership skills I developed in the Marine Corps to the business world by working for a management consulting firm. I feel my current position in the Marine Corps, as well as my experiences advising partner nation military forces, have prepared me to advise and assist future clients as a consultant.


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The Experts Rate The Odds At: 63%

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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 75%

    I am super impressed. As the son of a Cuban immigrant, you have done your country and your family proud. Thank you for serving! The fact that you are a Captain in the Marine Corps overseeing 160 Marines and that you led an overseas deployment attests to your inherent leadership skills. UVA Darden is a perfect place for you, as well. Darden loves accomplished veterans like yourself. My friend, I hope to see you there on my next visit!

    4 years ago
  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 55%

    Hi Mr. Marine Officer, Julie-Anne Heafey here with mbaMission. I agree that your accomplishments are impressive, and that Darden would be a fantastic choice for you, especially given your consulting goals. On top of any Service 2 School help you get, make sure to do individual vet club outreach at Darden and the rest of your target schools, it’s incredibly helpful and will pay off when the schools ask you what you know about their programs. As for your profile, your GPA is low –if there’s context like part time work or other factors in the background, make sure to leverage the optional essay to explain the situation. I agree on making sure you are demonstrating strength in quant– if your …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling Odds Assessment: 60%

    Hi Mr. Marine Officer, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. First, thank you for your service. There is a lot I like about your profile and your school selection list – so I think you will be very attractive to business school programs, Darden included. If you haven’t yet, make sure you reach out to MBA Veterans – they have a lot of great resources available. I like consulting as a next step for you and think you’ve identified nicely the tie of your consulting with forces in other nations with how you would help clients – this is a strong story for you. I’d suggest you think about where you want that to take you long term. Schools will look for what you want to …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 28%

  • 55% | 4 years ago

    I like your odds at Darden. Good luck!

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