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Status: Wharton bound
Affiliations: VFW, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, West Point Association of Graduates
Joined: 29 Jun 2010
Posts: 307

Kudos [?]: 63 [0], given: 75

Schools: Wharton Class of 2013
WE 1: Army Ranger / Infantry Platoon Leader Operation Iraqi Freedom (2 yrs)
WE 2: Company Executive Officer (1 yr)
WE 3: Company Commander (2 yrs)
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New post 11 Nov 2010, 08:59
26 Male Applicant
U/G: West Point
Professional Experience:
1) Army Ranger, Platoon Leader, 14 mos leadership of 38 personnel in Surge Campaign, Iraq, awarded Bronze Star Medal and multiple other awards
2) Executive Officer, responsible for 40 million dollar property book and 200K annual budget, second-in-command of organization of 120 soldiers
3) Company Commander, led a 240 personnel company, responsible for 10 million dollar property book, rated top commander of 7 by my supervisor and in top 2 of 26 peers by senior supervisor(supporting docs available for ADCOM
4) Operations Officer - conduct long/short range planning, resource / logisitics synchronization for an organization of 700 Soldiers

GPA: 3.3 Environmental Engineering + International Relations(Top 20% for USMA, harsh grading)
GMAT: 700 (90%) AWA 6 (91%)

Additional: Top Secret Clearance, Volunteer at a local elementary school to conduct activties, sports, events with a 2nd Grade Class (1+ years) and as a mentor to senior cadets at West Point the the Social Sciences Department (3 yrs), Led a NATO-sponsored training mission to Turkey (no combat, just cultural + technique sharing)

Short Term Goal: management consulting with emphasis on strategy / operations (Booz, Bain, Deloitte etc)
Long term Goal: Strategic Management in the defense or energy sector (Boeing, GE, BAE Systems)

ROUND 1: NYU Stern (due Monday), MIT Sloan submitted
ROUND 2: Darden, HBS, Yale (considering Wharton - application is done, concerned about fit)

Is this realistic or should I select a school outside the top 15?

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Kudos [?]: 63 [0], given: 75

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New post 11 Nov 2010, 22:16
In general, US b-schools view military service very favorably. Given your academic and professional experience as well as your GMAT and your goals, you should be competitive at your targeted schools. I'm not clear if your hesitation about fit at Wharton is for personal reasons, which would be a valid consideration, but otherwise you'd be competitive there.

Robbie Walker

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