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The biggest thing you will want to focus on when you set out to apply is the transferability of your skills. Applicants from a military background often fare well *when* they do a good job of taking leadership, teamwork, maturity, decision-making, etc. out of the abstract and placing it in context. Management consulting is a great place to do that. It's about pushing forward on assignments that are often accompanied by aggressive timelines, rigid thinking, and hit-or-miss group members. Being able to showcase your ability to handle all that in much more serious situations will allow you to paint a picture of your ability as a consultant.
You will also want to work to showcase intellect in your applications. I think you will see top programs make a few concessions for a military applicant with such strong thematic traits, but they still want to see that spark. If both your academic record and your GMAT are underwhelming, you have to compose a very "smart" set of essays. I know the pressure is on, but as you can see, the application you forward will make all the difference.
As for schools, I would focus on programs with robust recruiting opportunities in consulting. Duke is a great choice. Definitely consider Ross and Haas as well among elite programs. Darden and Indiana are worthy of consideration.
Hope this helps. Good luck!
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