Smeal MBA Military and Veterans' Association
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
Ryan graduated from Temple University in May of 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics. Immediately upon graduation, he was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps and proceeded to The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia. Ryan was then assigned to serve as an Aviation Logistics Officer at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California. In July of 2012, he deployed to the Helmand Province of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Ryan completed his service obligation in May of 2013 and is currently attending the Smeal College of Business as a full-time MBA candidate.
Vice President of Corporate Relations
Supply Chain Management
Don graduated from Washington & Jefferson College with a degree in Russian and was commissioned as a Logistics Officer in the Marine Corps in 2007. He has served as a Motor Transport Platoon Commander, Battalion Assistant Operations Officer, Maintenance Management Officer, Logistics Advisor, and Aide-de-Camp. He has worked with foreign militaries and governmental agencies in Japan, Thailand, Korea, Germany, and Afghanistan. Don is looking forward to learning new business and management practices while at Smeal and transferring them to the business world in a logistics/supply chain capacity.
Vice President for Finance
Finance and Supply Chain Management
Andrew enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 2000 and spent six years working in Public Affairs. After completing training at the Defense Information School at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, he was assigned to the 436th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware where he worked as a Public Affairs staff member. Next, he was assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, where he served as Editor in the Public Affairs office. Andrew’s next assignment was with Air Force News Agency and he was assigned to the American Forces Network Radio and Television station at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. At this position he served as both Broadcast Producer and News Director. Finally, Andrew was assigned to the Air Force News Agency Headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, where he worked as a Broadcast Producer on AFNEWS flagship television and radio programs.
After completing his enlistment, Andrew graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Chinese and a minor in Business Administration. Andrew is currently attending the Smeal College of Business as a Full-Time MBA candidate.