Smith Vets

Smith Vets

A Legacy of Leadership and Service

For more than a century, the Robert H. Smith School of Business has been preparing service-minded professionals to pursue new levels of leadership. Invest in your future at one of the nation’s top-ranked business schools and join the most engaged community of veteran lifelong leaders in the national capital region. Here are some of our stories:

After completing a tour in Afghanistan, Simratpal “Simmer” Singh looked to continue serving the Army by teaching in its classrooms. He was exposed to creative teaching styles at Smith that he is employing today as an instructor at West Point.

Simmer Singh

Sarah Beckwith, MBA ’20, flew high and low in her time with the U.S. Army, and then she sought a civilian career. Within Smith, she received the support she needed to translate military experiences into marketable skills, enhance her resume, and conquer civilian interviews. She is now a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Sarah Beckwith

Jeremy Stratton, MBA ’20 was more than ready for civilian life after more than a decade in the U.S. Army Cavalry. Smith provided a data-focused approach to business education to help him charge into consulting at IBM.

Jeremy Stratton

After leaving the Marines as a sergeant, Octavia Davis transitioned from the Corps to earn her bachelor's in kinesiology and exercise science from Towson University. Then she decided it was time to set her sights higher again, just as she always had in uniform. Currently enrolled in Smith's MBA Class of ’22, she scored a competitive internship at Church & Dwight and is defining the future of marketing.

Octavia Davis

Adam DeMarco, MBA ’21, graduated from West Point and served in the Army as a field artillery officer. As he transitioned from active duty to a career in consulting, he credits Smith for teaching him both the how and why of modern business leadership. Both came to the fore the summer after graduation as he helped manage the "Digital Dunkirk" self-organized movement of vets to evacuate and resettle at-risk Afghans.

Adam DeMarco

Ryan Hogan, ’13 is co-founder and CEO of Hunt A Killer, a gaming company that creates immersive game experiences where players solve criminal cases. A veteran U.S. Navy aviation warfare systems operator, Hunt A Killer has amassed over 100 full-time employees and produced $50.4 million in revenue.

Ryan Hogan

Smith Builds:


Smith Builds Business

Since you are a member of an elite community of U.S. military veterans and family members, we know that you know leadership. At Smith, we stand ready to help you explore whole new ways to employ it – Fearlessly. An MBA or Business Master’s degree from one of our top-ranked programs is an ideal way to launch a new venture, prepare for new responsibilities in your current career, or set your sights on something entirely new.

Professional Network

Looking to expand your professional network or accelerate a career transition? We are here to support your goals through Smith’s:


Interested in launching your own business as a Smith ‘Vetrepreneur’? We can help with access to experts and resources at:

Smith Builds Community

Smith Builds Community

At Smith, we consider ourselves more than a school. We are a community proud to contribute to Maryland’s legacy of civil and military support to our nation since its founding. As a Terp Vet, you will matriculate to a University that is one of just 15 Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success in America. And you will join an active, inclusive community of veteran students, alumni, faculty and staff committed to sustaining our legacy and promoting each other’s success.

Create Connections

Wondering how to make connections, build your personal network or discover ways to invest in the next generation of business leaders? We offer lots of options at Smith. Get started with one of these:


Smith Builds Leaders

From managing VA benefits to supporting military families as they deploy and redeploy around the world, Smith is proud to serve those who serve. Our wide variety of academic programs and instructional formats are taught by our renowned faculty and confer the prestige of a degree from the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Each is designed to help you reach your career objectives.

  • Full-time staff for GI Bill® and other veteran benefit support   
  • Scholarships, grants and financial aid available 

Make Your Move

To learn how our world-class faculty, supportive academic community and global connections can inspire you to keep learning and leading fearlessly, explore Smith’s MBA programs, offered in Full-Time, Part-Time, Online and Executive formats, or our Business Master’s programs.

Full-Time MBA

In the internationally recognized, top-ranked full-time MBA program at Smith, future leaders develop strong analytical skills and an understanding of the way business functions like marketing, finance and operations interact.

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Flex MBA

The part-time MBA program combines the quality you want with the options you need to deliver one of the best, most versatile MBA programs in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore region.

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Online MBA

The online MBA develops expertly skilled business leaders rooted in data-driven decision making.

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Executive MBA

Proven to be the best Executive MBA Program in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore region, Smith wants to prepare you to lead fearlessly.

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Business Master's

Employers want candidates who know how to analyze big data and think critically to solve business problems. Smith’s business master’s degree programs are designed to give you just that.

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Admissions or general inquiries

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