Air Force/Staff Sgt.
Safety – CSX, Procurement & Supply Chain Management
Service: 12 years,
7 months, 19 days. Served in Texas, Illinois, Japan and Maryland. Deployed from
Japan to many different locations in support of operations around the South Pacific.
Tell us about your
service experience. I am lucky to have served and come home the way I did.
I don’t like the term disabled veteran because that hasn’t kept me from doing
anything: great career, great education and an Ironman finisher. If people are
looking for inspiration, I would tell them to get involved with the Wounded
Warrior Project. They are the inspirational people in society. If you take the
time to hear about their struggles, our lives look great on the worst of days.
What are some of your
memorable experiences in college? Some of my best experiences were waiting
for class and talking with different professors, including Dr. Murphy, Dr.
Horner and Dr. James. This was my first on-campus experience on a traditional
college campus, and I can honestly say I loved it.
Any favorite classes?
I really enjoyed the leadership and organizational behavior classes the most,
but because I was working on my MBA at the time, I enjoyed them all.
Tell us about JU’s
role in your transition to civilian life. I was out of the military for
about six years when I started to attend classes at JU. I would not have my
current position without having completed my MBA at JU. The experiences and
time spent at JU allowed me to advance my career and better provide for my
What sets JU apart?
From the registration process to the bookstore, JU could not have been easier
to deal with. From my first call to inquire about the MBA program through my
last, I had a great time, and everyone made the experience fun.
What might surprise
others about you? I don’t consider myself any different from people who didn’t
serve in the military. I have a deep passion and love for our country, and I
would serve again.
For more about JU’s
programs and services for student-veterans, visit http://www.ju.edu/VA and