Current Tuck Veterans

Class of 2017:


 Jarett Berke

Jarett grew up in New Rochelle, NY and graduated with Merit from the US Naval Academy in 2004 with a B.S. in History.  Jarett then served as a CH-53E Pilot, Weapons and Tactics Instructor, and Air Mission Commander with HMH-464 while based in New River, North Carolina.  He completed a total of four combat deployments to areas including: Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, and many locations throughout Africa and the Middle-East.  After serving for six years in the Fleet Marine Force, Jarett completed a two-year tour in Patuxent River, MD and led acquisitions teams for a web-based mission planning system and CH-53 training systems.  Jarett enjoys spending time with his wife Cailin and his three children, Arianna, Devon, and Max. He is planning on pursuing a career in general management or management consulting after graduating from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 2017.


Suneal Chandran

Suneal grew up in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Political Science in 2004. As a naval officer, he served in a variety of roles onboard USS O’Kane and USS Russell, both based in beautiful Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Suneal left the Navy to pursue a dual degree program, and will receive a M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Suneal is a certified SCUBA Divemaster and enjoys any and all watersports in his free time.

Sam Courtney

Sam grew up in Auburn, WA and is a 2010 graduate of Stanford University with a BA in Public Policy Honors.  Following graduation, he worked at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. before being commissioned into the Marine Corps. Sam was stationed primarily in the Asia Pacific region and held multiple intelligence positions at both the tactical and operational levels, including deployments with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and a Special Operations Command Pacific Augmentation Team in Indonesia. His primary focus is currently in investment banking.


Dave Donahue

Dave is from Ashland, MA and graduated from Bowdoin College with a degree in Government and Legal Studies in 2007.  He was commissioned into the Marine Corps in 2008 and was initially stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA.  From there Dave deployed to Afghanistan and throughout Southeast Asia and the Middle East as a platoon commander.  He was then stationed in Quantico, VA where he taught tactics, leadership, decision-making and communications to newly commissioned officers at The Basic School and Infantry Officer Course.  Dave is married to his beautiful wife, Margaret, who works in the Tuck Alumni Giving Office and together have a gorgeous baby girl, Charlotte, and an enormous dog, Brunswick.  Dave enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and trying new beers.  He is interested in pursuing a summer internship in Management Consulting.


Jeremy Faulk

Jeremy grew up in Sugar Land, TX and is a 2008 graduate of Texas Tech University with a B.S. in International Economics.  Jeremy spent a year as a Public Finance banker prior to joining the Marine Corps where he held many different Logistics and leadership roles. His experience varied from humanitarian disaster relief, logistics planning, living on a ship for a year, and various other leadership roles such as Company Command and Battalion S-4.  He has been deployed to Afghanistan and throughout Asia.  He plans to continue to serve in the Marine Corps Reserves.  Jeremy enjoys spending time with his wife, Rebecca, and son Bennett.

Nic Fiore

Nic went to high school in Fairfax, VA and then attended West Point to earn his Civil Engineering degree in 2007.  In the Army, Nic served in Armor branch, first in Germany and then at Fort Hood, TX for company command.  Nic is at Tuck through the GRADSO program, he chose Tuck because he wants a solid management and operations education before returning to the line as a Major, and he believes that a Tuck MBA was the best decision he could make for his Army career.  Nic and his wife Melinda are new parents, with one-year-old-daughter. In his spare time he hand his family travel, play Tripod hockey, and enjoy living in the Upper Valley.


Keith Hollis

Keith grew up in Watertown, NY and graduated in 2010 from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in Quantitative Economics.  He was a Nuclear Surface Warfare Officer in the Navy and spent two years in Yokosuka, Japan, 7 months in Charleston, SC, 8 months in Saratoga Springs, NY and was last stationed as the Reactor Controls Division Officer on PCU GERALD R. FORD in Newport News, VA.  Keith is participating in the Navy’s Warrior Scholar program and will return to the Navy for a few years post Tuck.  In his free time, he enjoys being outside, doing anything competitive, and traveling.

Courtney Miller

Courtney grew up in Syracuse NY and is a 2009 graduate of the US Military Academy.  As Army logistician Courtney served as a platoon leader, executive officer, battalion senior logistician and most recently a support operations officer in the 3rd Infantry Regiment “the Old Guard.”  She has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan.  She enjoys running, rowing, and listening to Irish Folk Music.

Dan O’Brien

Dan is originally from Mechanicsburg, PA. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006 with a B.A. In Economics and Political Science. He was commissioned through NROTC, and after a brief stop at flight school, he attended the Supply Officer Basic Qualification Course in Athens, GA. He has served aboard two ships in Pearl Harbor, HI and Mayport, FL in various logistics roles and has completed two overseas deployments. He was also an instructor at the Navy Supply Corps School and helped moved the school from Athens to Newport, RI. He enjoys spending time with his wife Katie and his son Declan. He enjoys golf, skiing, volunteering and networking. Dan will return to the Navy after he completes his MBA studies.


Dan Orr

Dan grew up in Indianapolis, IN and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2006, where he studied Civil Engineering. After graduation, Dan joined the 82nd Airborne Division as an Infantry Officer and spent time in Iraq and Haiti. Dan loved Fort Bragg, North Carolina so much that he volunteered for the Special Forces, Green Berets. His last assignment was with the 1st Special Forces Group in Okinawa, Japan. Dan is married with two boys, and loves to SCUBA Dive, cook, hike and play Frisbee when he is not watching cartoons or playing with kids toys.


Andrew Robinson

Andrew is from Eagle, Idaho and graduated from West Point in 2006, commissioning into the infantry. Andrew held numerous leadership positions and served in combat with the 82nd Airborne Division, 10th Mountain Division, and 75th Ranger Regiment. He led paratroopers in Iraq and Haiti and commanded a light infantry company in Afghanistan. Prior to Tuck, he served with a joint special operations task force in Afghanistan. Andrew is an MBA Fellow with the Tuck Center for Global Business and Government and the Center for Leadership. He and his beautiful wife, Jillian, live in Enfield with their golden retriever. He remains on active duty status and will return to the operational Army upon graduation. He is interested in pursuing infantry and/or special operations command opportunities.


Mark Seelen

Mark is originally from Maine, and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2008 with a B.S. in Human Geography. He was commissioned as an Infantry Officer, subsequently leading platoons in Iraq and Afghanistan. He then served as a Platoon Trainer and Logistics Officer at the U.S. Army Ranger School. Mark enjoys spending time with his wife, Allie, and two boys, Jack and Finn. He is also pursuing a dual M.P.H. at The Dartmouth Institute. After graduation, Mark plans to pursue a career in clinical operations at a large healthcare delivery system.


Class of 2018:


Jon Torbett

Jon grew up outside of Houston, TX and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006 with a B.A. in Government. After completing the Navy’s Officer Candidate School in 2008, he served eight years of active-duty as a Naval Flight Officer aboard the P-3C Orion. He continues to serve as an officer in the Naval Reserve and is planning on a career in general management after Tuck. Jon and his partner Laura enjoy spending their time doing yoga, hiking, skiing and pulling their Airstream trailer across the country.


Stephiney Xie

Stephiney Xie is originally from New York City. She graduated from the US Military Academy in 2009 and commissioned as Transportation officer. While on active duty, Stephiney held myriad of leadership positions at multiple echelons leading teams of 50 to 350 Soldiers as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Support Operations Officer and lastly Company Commander. Stephiney is engaged to Harper Foley, US Naval Academy Graduate and active duty Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Officer. They have a 90LB Labradoodle puppy named Kai. In her spare time, she enjoys doing anything active and outdoors, traveling,  watching Asian Soap Operas and Shopping on Amazon Prime.


David Bates

David grew up in New York’s Hudson Valley. He is a 2008 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in Political Science. Upon graduation, he commissioned into the United States Marine Corps. During his eight years in the Marine Corps he deployed to Afghanistan, north and west Africa and Southeast Asia in multiple leadership positions within logistics and special operations. David enjoys exploring the Upper Valley with his wife through all manner of outdoor activities except maybe roller blading. He is interested in pursuing a summer internship in Management Consulting.


Bradley McMaster

As an original Granite Stater, Taylor was born and raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He attended the University of New Hampshire, graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his commission through Army ROTC and entered active duty as an Engineer Officer. After a tour in Germany and a deployment to Iraq, as a platoon leader, Taylor was selected for Special Forces and completed the Qualification Course in 2012. He was then stationed in Okinawa, Japan and from there deployed to Afghanistan and throughout East Asia, as a detachment commander. Taylor is married and has two young boys. He is interested in the real estate and energy sectors, and the search fund process.



Steven Kelly

Steve is from Jacksonville, FL. He graduated from the University of Florida in 2008 with a B.S. in Accounting and the University of Alabama in 2009 with a Masters in Tax Accounting. In 2010, while a tax CPA for Ernst & Young, LLP in Altanta, he was commissioned in the Navy Reserves as a Supply Corps Officer. He has served on the staffs of Sixth and Fourth Fleets and on active duty for three years aboard a ship in Yokosuka, Japan. He is an alpine mountaineer, a certified divemaster and an experienced backcountry backpacker. He is interested in pursuing a career in investment banking.


Adam Koziatek

Adam grew up in East Lyme, CT and graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 2002 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. After two years afloat on a 378’ cutter homeported in Oakland, CA and two years at a shipyard in Mississippi overseeing production of new CG cutters, he finally saw the light and transitioned to aviation where he ultimately flew and instructed in C-130 Hercules aircraft based out of Tampa, FL and most recently Sacramento, CA. Adam is remaining on Active Duty with the CG and will return to CG service after graduating from Tuck. His wife Rhea and dog Stella enjoy the outdoors, skiing, and traveling around the world.


Keal Robert Harter

Keal is originally from Holland, Michigan, and he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 2008. He was commissioned as a naval officer from Officer Candidate School in 2011 after working on Capitol Hill and obtaining a Master of Science in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Keal spent just under six years in the Navy prior to coming to Tuck. Keal enjoys skiing, sailing, and spending time with his wife.  He is interested in pursuing a summer internship in consulting or general management.


Joshua Schwartz

Josh grew up in Edina, Minnesota. In 2011, he graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy with a B.S. in Management. He spent the next five years overcoming sea sickness on CG Cutters throughout the Caribbean, Latin America, Oceana, Eastern Asia, Middle East and the Florida Coast. At the height of his leadership success, Josh was briefly in command of two warships, making him the only Commodore in the history of Tuck. Josh is still on Active duty and will return to the Coast Guard Academy as an Instructor in the Management Department after earning his MBA. He enjoys reading, drinking coffee and eating street food.


Max Dresser

Max grew up in Raleigh, NC and attended NC State University, where he earned a BS in Industrial Engineering and a commission through the NROTC program.  Following graduation, he briefly detoured through flight school before seeing the light and redesignating as a Surface Warfare Officer.  At sea, he served as Strike Officer & Weapons Officer in USS SHILOH while stationed in Yokosuka, Japan and Executive Officer / Weapons Officer / Supply officer of  USS THUNDERBOLT based out of Bahrain.  Max enjoys exploring the Northeast with his wife, Kaelyn, and is expecting his first child in January 2017.  He will return to the Navy after finishing studies at Tuck.


Chris Farrington

Chris grew up in Pownal, Maine. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2008, earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Chris was commissioned as an Infantry Officer and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. He completed two deployments to Afghanistan as a Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer with the 82nd, and then went on to serve as a Brigade Staff Officer and Stryker Infantry Company Commander at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Chris is at Tuck through the Army’s GRADSO program and will remain on active duty following graduation. Chris lives in Sachem Village with his wife, Chrissy, and their son J.R. They are expecting their second child this November. In his free time Chris enjoys being outdoors with his family, working out, and playing hockey for the Tuck B Team.


Josh Hotvet

Josh grew up in Albany, NY, and graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego. During college, he served in the Marine Corps Reserve where he completed a mobilization and deployment to Iraq in 2003. Upon graduation from college, Josh earned his commission in the Marine Corps and served as an infantry officer in California and Virginia. His last assignment was in Twentynine Palms, California, where he commanded a company and served as a battalion operations officer. Josh lives in Sachem Village with his wife, two energetic kids, and two dogs. He plans to pursue a career in renewable energy after Tuck.


Ryan Nielson

Ryan grew up in Bellingham, Washington. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University in 2011. Subsequently, he entered the Navy as a Nuclear Reactor Design Officer at Naval Reactors in Washington, D.C. While working in D.C., Ryan pursued a Master of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. Ryan left the Navy after 5 years of service in order to attend Tuck. Ryan hopes to pursue a career in Management Consulting.


Jamison Wharry

Jamison is from Highlands Ranch, Colorado; graduating from the University of Colorado in 2007 with a degree in International Relations. He commissioned into the U.S. Army as a Field Artillery Officer, serving as a Fire Support Officer, Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Battalion Logistics Officer, and Battery Commander. His overseas tours include Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and a one-year rotation in South Korea. Jamison is pursuing an MBA in order to transition into Management Consulting. When not in class or playing Tripod hockey, Jamison spends his time with his wife Melissa, daughter Taylor, and their two dogs: Macy and Ajax.