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William Reynolds, US Army, Class of 2010 - 730

William Reynolds, US Army, Full-Time MBA, Class of 2010

Will graduated in 2002 from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a bachelors degree in Systems Engineering. In 2004, he was deployed to Iraq and started his assignment in southwest Baghdad, where he served as a reconnaissance platoon leader charged with leading a platoon to provide the infantry battalion reconnaissance support and sniper employment. During a weeklong transition to northwest Baghdad, Will's brigade responded to a car bombing of a neighboring unit. Upon returning to its sector, the brigade was ambushed with a concealed explosive device. Will was severely wounded by shrapnel in his left leg and left arm. “I consider myself very lucky,” Will says. “I lost 11 units of blood, but combat lifesavers stopped the bleeding and got me treatment.” His road to recovery would include 22 surgeries from November 2004 through December 2006. He recuperated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC During his recovery, he contemplated business school and his ultimate goal is to work for a medical device company such as Medtronic, and to help others enduring similar experiences as his own. When it came time to choose a business school, Simon was at the top of Will's list. It was one of the few leading business schools offering a Health Sciences Management concentration. After medically retiring in 2007, he came to Simon Business School to earn his MBA. Will earned a dual degree at the University of Rochester, an MBA and a masters in Public Health.

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