<p>I know this sounds petty, but I think that this thread would prove to useful for applicants with foreign military experience. I would just like to get a few opinions on how adcoms from top five business schools view foreign military service and how that affects chances of being admitted. </p>
<p>Here's some information about me:
Dual citizenship: American and Israeli
University of Colorado - 2007
GPA - 3.4
Non-profit work in Israel with international social entrepreneurship organization. 8 months as project manager.
Israeli Defense Forces - 2008-Present. Was squad leader (leading 5 men). Now I am a section commander (leading an average of 50 men). I will be released in August 2010.
GMAT - 730
Project leader for non-profit in USA for 3 years.
-26 years old</p>
<p>Assuming I will garner stellar recommendations from a military source, a non-profit source and an academic source, and that I will write stellar essays, I would like to get some opinions on the following things:</p>
<p>-How is an applicant's leadership in a foreign military perceived by a top 5 business school? All things equal (like leadership positions, duration of military experience) how would foreign military experience be looked at compared to American military experience?
-At the end of my service in August 2010, I will have served 2 years, having commanded large teams for 6 months. Would this relatively short amount of time in a leadership position really be a sore spot of an application to a top five business school?
-Is my profile competitive in general?</p>
<p>Thanks in advance of your comments.</p>