Mr. USArmy To MBA

About Me:

USMA graduate 2019 (with honors); Currently residing in Colorado; Avid hiker/fisherman; Studying to take the GMAT one-more time in August; Love to learn and be handed tough situations with time constraints; Want to make an impact on local community.        


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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: United States Military Academy at West Point

Undergrad Major: Law & Legal Studies

GPA: 3.46

GMAT: 690

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White


Work History:

Title: Executive Officer

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Army

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 5 mos

Title: Platoon Leader

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Army

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Rated #1 overall for 3 1/2 years while at my unit/organization (#1 out of 25 peers); Led a unit in safeguarding, escorting, in/out processing, and overall care for 5,500 Afghan Evacuees in Kuwait with complete mission success and safe keeping/transporting of evacuees.

Post MBA Goal:

Short term – Consulting in the Energy Sector (Also, looking to start a non-profit geared towards teaching personal finance to high-school students) / Long term – Shift into Energy sector with focus on sustainable energy practices (C-level position) and involvement in local government IOT help my community (COVID showed the importance of local gov).


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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 40%

    You are right to retake the GMAT. Here’s hoping you can hit that 700 score because everything else about your profile is ideal for an elite MBA program. Regardless of your sub-700 GMAT, you stand very good chances at most of the school you plan to apply at. The reason: West Point and your incredible military experience. By the way, for you and others out there, a 690 is a perfectly solid score for someone who does not have other red flags in their application. The only way you are going to get rejected has to do with 1) whether admissions at a specific school has other military vets who they simply like more than you because of their standardized test scores, GPAs or experience, …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 45%

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  • 35% | 11 months ago

    You are wise to re-take the GMAT which really is the only red flag in your otherwise stellar profile. If you can break 700, your chances at Kellogg are very good. You have solid and impressive leadership experience, progression from a platoon leader to an executive officer, and concrete post-MBA goals. Your choice of target schools also reflects much thought and range. I might also apply to UVA Darden because the vet community there is strong. Good luck to you!

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