The Smeal Military Veterans Association provides MBA Admissions, the MBA Student Body, and veterans at the Smeal College of Business with support for recruiting, professional development, and leadership service throughout the academic year in order to create and sustain a mutually beneficial relationship between the College and its veterans.
- Service:Smeal Military Veterans are known for their record of national service. This enduring commitment is evident in their continued effort.
- Honor:Smeal Military Veterans live up to the highest ethical standards of their respective branch, and those of the Smeal College of Business.
- Leadership:Smeal Military Veterans will be sought for their leadership training and experience, and will be a practical knowledge base for the College on the matter.
Supply Chain Management and Strategic Leadership
Tom is a State College, Pennsylvania native, who graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications. He was commissioned as an officer into the Marine Corps in April of 1992 through the Officer Candidates Course. Upon commissioning he spent six months attending the Marine Corps’ Basic School and an additional three months attending the Infantry Officers Course (IOC). Upon graduation from IOC he was assigned to the Marine Corps’ operating forces.
Over the course of his 20 plus year career he made a myriad of overseas deployments to the Western Pacific and Middle East. He conducted and/or supported combat operations in Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan; humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations in East Timor, Bangladesh, Louisiana, and Haiti; and trained and mentored hundreds of young Marines and Sailors. In his last assignment he served at the senior executive level of the Marine Corps as a strategic planner and policy writer.
Tom is married to the former Tammy McCormick of State College, Pennsylvania. His personal decorations include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, two gold stars in lieu of third award, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Vice President of Corporate Relations
Supply Chain Management and Finance
Andrew graduated from Villanova University in 2002 with a B.S. In Business Administration. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and assigned to 1st of the 36th Infantry Battalion, 1st Armored Division. He was deployed to Baghdad Iraq in April of 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom 1. After his first deployment he transitioned to the Army Transportation Corps and Commanded the 633rd Movement Control Team in support of 101st Airborne Division in Multi National Division North Iraq. After 5 years of military service, Andrew was honorably discharged and spent 5 years in New York City in B2B sales for DHL, UPS and Eli Lilly.
Vice President for Finance
Finance and Strategic Leadership
Jeff enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2004 after high school. He was assigned to the 4th MLG, 6th ESB Bridge Company Bravo as a combat engineer. Although his primary job was to build bridges, he was soon tasked to lead IED clearance convoys. He was deployed to Iraq in 2009 as the Security Chief for his IED route clearance platoon. While in the marines he successfully completed his black belt instructor certification in MCMAP. Furthermore, while in reserve status, Jeff completed his Bachelor’s of Science degree at Drexel University in Sports Management and Business Administration. Jeff successfully completed his time in the marines in August of 2011 and chose to attend the Smeal MBA program to couple the soft skills developed in the military with the business skills needed to succeed in the financial realm.