As a military veteran, I know there’s a lot of change going on in the world. People all over are seeking answers and time and again, the United States Army steps in to lend a hand. While working in the military, I learned I can make a real change, not just in the lives overseas, but in the lives of those in our country. The tools my training has provided me are not enough; I need a better education, a degree, and ultimately a job that will open up another side of the military to me.
I am pursuing a Master of Business for Veterans (MBV) degree so that I may learn about business management and the skills needed to excel in the world of commerce. Many people see the army as a branch of power, guns and bullets; but that’s just what they see in the media. The US army is much more than an armed force defending US soil and venturing out into foreign countries. There is a very technical side that many people do not see and rarely hear of.
During my time of service, I took on many roles and positions that taught me about the multitude of operations that take place in the defense chain. In 2009, I accepted a job in administrative support, a job that revolved around computer systems, terminal operations, and military files for research and activity. Later, in 2011, I was introduced to a more formal side of the military, when I was offered a job in Logistics and Cadet Support. During this time, I worked with technicians, customers, and other personnel from various organizations; additionally, I worked on the management of training exercises to prepare cadets for our Leadership Development Assessment Course (LDAC).
I soon realized I wanted to move up in this area of the US Army, became an officer—and to do that, I need a better degree. This is where your University really helps. A Master of Business for Veterans (MBV) degree will aid in my short term goal of graduating with a higher education in a few years from now, giving me the credentials I need to better serve the young men in our military. Along with that, everything I will learn in the Masters Program will help me in the civilian force since I will be continuing my work with the Logistics Field.
I currently have a BS in Technical Management and a certification in supply chain management from Embry-Riddle aeronautical University, both of which have helped prepare me for this program. What I do have is years of civilian, military, and medical experience that has provided me with the knowledge and willpower I need to succeed. I currently work for the USC Army ROTC program, but would like to eventually become the Chief of Logistics for an organization with the Department of Defense. Getting this degree will open up new opportunities to me in working with the Federal Government and the US Army reserves.
I am certain that the MBV degree will fit my needs and desires to achieve my goals. The education the program provides is not only beneficial to my line of work, but will better prepare me for working with civilian life and the business core of the US Army. Once I obtain a Master’s degree, I will be able to become an officer in my field and better manage the services of logistics and cadet support. It all begins with the Master of Business for Veterans program at your University.