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The Gunny

About Me:

Gunnery Sergeant with 16 + years in the Marine Corps. Went to Excelsior College (online) But did so while on active duty full-time work and full time School and maintained a 3.74 GPA. Took Executive Assessment with a 152, Q 11, IR 11, and VR 10. Multiple Awards including six Navy and Marine Corps achievement medals won Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal an excellent Fitness reports reviews. Looking to Executive MBA programs such as the Columbia Executive MBA global eur/america as well as Berkeley Haas Executive MBA.


Undergrad School: Excelsior College

Undergrad Major: Logistics/Operations Management

GPA: 3.74

GMAT: 152 Executive assesment

Age: 34,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Associates

School Name: Excelsior College

Extracurriculars: Started non-profit for animal rescue

Work History:

Title: LogOps Chief / GySgt

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Marines

Length of Employment: 10 yrs, 11 mos

Big Life Wins:

Manage Global sourcing of equipment and personnel for a higher headquarters totaling over 20,000 Marines in four hundred million dollars worth of assets. Was the first Marine in 4th Marine Logistics Group history to conduct rail operation

Post MBA Goal:

Short-term goals: to bridge the gap between enlisted and officer knowledge base in education in order to effect better understanding and guidance between the two factions. Long term goal: to work internal logistics for a Fortune 500 company or work operations for a large-scale logistical organization.


Target School: Columbia

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 63%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 60%

    First off, much appreciation and a sincere thank you for your service to our country and our people. 16+ years with a record of accomplishment makes me want to salute you! You have a big and important job in managing global sourcing of equipment and personnel for more than 20,000 Marines. I think you would be a tremendous asset to your classmates in an EMBA environment. What’s more, I have no doubt you would greatly benefit from an MBA and allow you to achieve your long-term goal of transitioning to the civilian world in a logistics role for a Fortune 500 company. Acceptance rates in EMBA programs are much higher than they are in traditional two-year MBA programs. Even though your undergraduate degree was online, …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 65%

    Hey, The Gunny, Julie-Anne Heafey here from mbaMission. I think the P&Q community is a little confused about your score and what it means. I believe that it’s not half of a GRE that you’re reporting here, but the Executive Assessment, a shorter GMAT-like test accepted by many EMBA programs and even a few FT MBA programs now (CBS, NYU). Average score info is pretty hard to come by for many EMBA programs, but from what I’ve heard, mid 150s is a typical Columbia EMBA target, so you seem close. One great thing about EMBA programs is that they often are happy to chat with you and give you a profile assessment, so if you haven’t done that already, I recommend that …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 65%

    Hi, this is Melisa from Status Admissions. Having worked with a couple of military logistics guys in different lives, I appreciate the level of coordination and management it takes – and 20,000 marines – wow! For your years of experience, I love that you are targeting EMBA’s. I think you’ll find yourself sitting at the table with others with commensurate experience. From your short term goal, it sounds like you might plan to stay in the military during your MBA tenure, rather than use an MBA as a transition point? Do you have flexibility as to the base you are stationed at while at school? While EMBA programs are designed to work with a professional schedule, you will need to fly in and out and …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 22%

  • 5% | 2 months ago

    Thank you for your service. Undergraduate school isn’t doing you any favors. Low test scores. Do you mean you got 152 on each of your GRE sections? A 304 is very low. Columbia won’t care about your participation awards. Show more leadership. Sorry for the harsh reality.
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