Mr. Nuclear Submarine Officer

About Me:

Submarine Officer with a highly successful naval career. Served on 3 submarines home-ported in Pearl Harbor, San Diego, and Seattle. Currently serving as the Director of Operations for Naval Submarine Support Center New London where I coordinate operational schedules for 21 nuclear submarines.


Undergrad School: US Naval Academy

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.47

GRE: 326

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Certified Nuclear Engineer

School Name: Department of Navy/Department of Energy

Extracurriculars: Naval Academy Admissions Officer (Blue and Gold Officer), Naval Academy Link in the Change - Alumni for a more diverse Naval Academy student body

Work History:

Title: Submarine Officer

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Navy

Length of Employment: 5 yrs

Title: Director of Operations

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Navy

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Selected as Submarine Force Junior Officer of the Year 2018 (top 1% of 1200+ peers). Awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for obtaining Department of Navy CIO approval to use new technology for highly classified trainings/briefings. Recognized as key factor is USS Connecticut being awarded top-performing submarine in the squadron 3 consecutive years.

Post MBA Goal:

Having had a wealth of leadership and manage experience, I am looking to use an MBA to round out my resume/skills and explore employment opportunities post-military. I envision being in a technical program/project manager type role at a large tech/energy/defense affiliated firm (Microsoft, AWS, Terrapower, Blue Origin, etc.)


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Kellogg, Yale, MIT Sloan

Invited to Interview: Kellogg, Yale


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 12%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Mr. Nuclear Submarine Officer,
    Impressive credentials and awards! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission and GSB alum. Congrats on a decorated career in the Navy! I think you have a lot of strengths in your profile – apart from your top performance as a Navy officer, you also have a solid academic track record (GPA, GRE), and demonstrated leadership skills at work and in your extracurriculars. As you put together your applications, AdCom will want to know why MBA? Why now? Be sure to explain what specific skills you want to learn at business school to get to your future goals in defense tech. You would also want to be specific as to what niche you’re interested in at these firms that you want to …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. Nuclear Submarine Offier, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. First, thank you for your service. I have family and friends who have served on subs (through ROTC not the Academy) and can appreciate the vastness of your responsibilities in Operations. Your strong stats, leadership, community involvement and awards make you a very attractive candidate. While you should definitely explore opportunities while at business school, it is important that you have thought through your short and long term goals. And for Stanford specifically, what big impact do you want to have. I think your skills will set you up nicely for a program or project manager in a tech company. Where I’d push you to go deeper is what next? What opportunities do you see …

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