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.
Dan Farfan, President
Dan enlisted in the Marine Corps out of Miami, FL after graduating high school in 2002. After graduating first in his class, Dan was assigned to 8th and I in Wash. DC and later transferred to the Office of The Director, Marine Corps Staff at the Pentagon, where he served during the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan. While at the Pentagon Dan completed his Bachelors degree in Database Technology and attended several professional military courses, graduating first in his class and receiving a total of three meritorious promotions. Dan was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant after graduating from Officer Candidate School in 2008. After completing Air Schools he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan deploying throughout SE Asia and Europe, where he assisted with training the Georgian Army to join a Marine Regimental Combat Team in Afghanistan. During his time in Japan, Dan was chosen to serve as the Officer in Charge of Ie Shima Training Facility, where he led his team to manage the multi-million dollar base and, as the most senior officer, served as the American representative to the local Japanese Mayor and local elected officials. After leaving the active component in 2012, Dan deployed twice as a reservist, once to Liberia as the assistant to the Chief of Staff of United Nations Mission and later to the Middle East in support of the air campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
Stephen Boughton, Vice President of Operations
Stephen graduated from Faulkner University in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies. Upon graduation, he was commissioned into the US Army Quartermaster Corps. Stephen has served as a Supply Officer, Company Executive Officer, and Aerial Delivery Officer with 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY as well as a Budget/Supply Officer and Service Detachment Commander with 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. Stephen has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He is also a graduate of the US Army Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Pathfinder School, Air Assault School, Aerial Delivery & Material Officer Course and the Combined Logistics Captain's Career Course.