The New Warrior Elite (Fortune, 2010)

November 10, 2015, 6:30 PM UTC
Maura Sullivan Age: 30 Education: Northwestern University, class of 2001; Marine ROTC Military experience: Marines, 2001-06, Captain Mission: Logistics officer at Camp Fallujah Corporate path: Joint MBA/MPA degree from Harvard, 2009; joined PepsiCo's Leadership Development Program as a senior franchise development manager Why she has an edge: Sullivan's vet status commands respect and admiration, even on a campus like Harvard, where ROTC hasn't been welcome since the turbulent days of Vietnam. In one class, students stood and applauded her. "I had chills. That really drew me in to the school."
Photographs by Martin Schoeller for Fortune

This article was originally published in the March 22, 2010 issue of Fortune. Read the original article, “Battle-Tested.”

Tracey Lloyd

Tracey LloydPhotographs by Martin Schoeller for Fortune

Age: 30

Education: West Point, class of 2003

Military Experience: Army, 2003-09, Captain

Mission: Managed communication systems for a battalion in Iraq and built a fiber-optic network in Baghdad

Corporate Path: Recruited through Walmart‘s (WMT) junior military officer program; now manager of a supercenter in Palm Coast, Fla.


Croft Young

Croft YoungPhotographs by Martin Schoeller for Fortune

Age: 37

Education: University of North Carolina, class of 1995; Marine Officer Candidate School, 2002

Military Experience: Marines, 2002-06, Captain

Mission: Two deployments to Iraq; led Marine reconnaissance platoon near Fallujah

Corporate Path: Earned MBA from UNC in 2009; now associate investment banker at Morgan Stanley (MS)


Steve Mumm

Steve MummPhotographs by Martin Schoeller for Fortune

Age: 30

Education: West Point, class of 2002

Military Experience: Army, 2002-07, Captain

Mission: Platoon leader and Army task force engineer in Tikrit

Corporate Path: Entered GE’s (GE) Junior Officer Leadership Program in 2007; now project manager for GE Oil & Gas; working on MBA from University of Texas


John Whang

John WhangPhotographs by Martin Schoeller for Fortune

Age: 30

Education: Naval Academy, class of 2001

Military Experience: Marines, 2001-08, Captain

Mission: Three tours in Iraq; led Marine reconnaissance platoon near Fallujah

Corporate Path: Financial analyst at Northrop Grumman (NOC) working on F-18 program; pursuing MBA at UCLA


Maura Sullivan

Maura SullivanPhotographs by Martin Schoeller for Fortune

Age: 30

Education: Northwestern University, class of 2001; Marine ROTC

Military Experience: Marines, 2001-06, Captain

Mission: Logistics officer at Camp Fallujah

Corporate Path: Joint MBA/MPA degree from Harvard, 2009; joined PepsiCo’s (PEP) Leadership Development Program as a senior franchise development manager

 

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