I'm pretty new to the forum and have been using it as a very useful informational supplement to my post-USMC career. I have been Pm'ed by several guys about flying/military in the short time I've been on the forum. I was also surprised to see how many of the young guys/girls were considering the military as a path to a top MBA or how many would do a stint in the military if they could do it again.
My story is that I am a relatively low GPA (3.2) from a top 20 state school (business major concentration in finance, history minor). I did a summer audit internship after my junior year and was bored out of my mind. I got a little scared at the prospects of waking up as a bored regretful 45 year old accountant so I secured a flight contract in the Marine Corps.
After OCS I went to TBS and then infantry officer training. I then went to flight school in Pensacola, selected EA6B Prowlers, trained in Whidbey Island Washington, and was stationed at Cherry Point, NC. I've done deployments to Afghanistan, Qatar, Korea, and Japan. I've also flown pretty much everywhere in the U.S., worked with lots of allied nation air forces as well as pretty much every tactical aircraft in the U.S. inventory. I also briefly worked as an officer recruiter so I have a pretty decent perspective on guys trying to get selected to an officer program. I've had collateral jobs as a logistics officer and operations officer. In total I spent 9 years and 2 months in the Marine Corps.
I used those experiences to overcome a very average GMAT and a weak effort in undergrad. I'm starting at a target school this fall for my MBA 95% paid for by GI Bill/Yellow Ribbon plus a monthly housing stipend. While my future career path is far from decided, I do have a solid perspective on a path to an MBA that a lot of the 19-25 year old demographic have considered. So, with all of that said, ask me anything.
[*Update*] I have now finished school and I work in.