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Cohort 27

Meet the Veterans of Cohort 27

Philip Ayles served 8 years in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer. Philip has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Martin’s College, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Seattle University, and is seeking a career in Logistics and Transportation

Yolanda Blount served 14 years in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Navy Reserves as a Radioman, and is currently serving in the U.S. Air Force in Logistics. Yolanda has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Michigan School of Psychology, and is seeking a career in Logistics or Victim Advocacy.

Jonathan Boyd served 16 years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Supply and Logistics Officer. Jonathan received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Tuskegee University, and is seeking a career in the airline industry.

Chahn Chess served eight years in the U.S. Navy as an Environmental Management Officer. Chahn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Norfolk State University, Master’s Degree in Global Health from Loma Linda University, and is seeking a career in public health or emergency management.

Matthew Clark served 26 years in the U.S. Navy as an Independent Duty Corpsman. Matthew has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Grantham University, and is seeking a career in Medical Practice Management.

Dave Johnson served 20 years in the U.S. Navy as an IT Specialist. Dave has a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix, A+, Net+, Security+ and ITIL Foundation certifications from Leaderquest, and is seeking a career in the IT field.

Deryl Jones served 20 years in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service as a Navigation Electronics Technician. Deryl has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Florida, and is seeking a career in Engineering or Project Management.

Christopher Laufman served 24 years in the U.S. Navy as an Executive Operations Officer. Christopher has a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management from Hampton University, an M.B.A. from the Liberty University School of Business, and is seeking a career in Operations and Project Management.

Darius Vergara served 26 years in the U.S. Navy as a Healthcare Operations Officer, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management and a Master of Public Health (MPH). Darius recently completed a Human Resources Professional Certificate from Syracuse University and recently received certification in OSHA 30 and HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response), and is seeking a career in Operations Management.