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Hi --

1) Military Officer, Army, Captain (O-3). Currently serve as commander of a company-level unit (76 personnel), $100M equipment. Deal with everything from Soldier welfare and family issues to supply-chain management, budget, training plan, etc. Have served as Executive Officer and Platoon Leader (28 personnel). 1 combat deployment to the middle east. 28 years old.

2) 780 - Q: 50 V: 48 IR: 8 AWA: 6

3) Graduate, USMA West Point, c/o 2008. Major Systems Engineering. GPA 2.93. I was simply not mature with my studies. No excuse. I was focused on becoming the best leader and officer and knew my intelligence would carry me without as much concerted effort. I was short-sighted -- focused on graduating and leading Soldiers, not pampering my transcript. It was a huge mistake and I now regret it considering I am considering B-School.

4) Leadership experience is largely professionally-sourced. I have many specific instances I can cite from the mundane to combat-related.

5) No Certifications.

6) HBS, Stanford GSB, Wharton, Booth, Sloan, INSEAD

7) Next Year

8) I would like to enter finance or private-equity.

I realize my big handicap is the low-GPA and that the schools listed can have their pick of high-performing applicants. Just thought I'd ask the question. I am considering taking Harvard or UCLA extension classes as a further show of quant ability but unsure if that will help.

Thanks for your consideration.

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New post 21 Mar 2014, 10:22
Hi oliver988,

Thank you for your post. You have a very strong candidacy. In regards to your low undergraduate GPA, we have a case study here in how a candidate with a sub 3.0 GPA addressed this and was accepted into a top MBA program:

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