*Please note that this is only a representative group of our scholars. Due to the nature of their work, and privacy reasons, a portion of our scholarship recipients have requested to not be listed publicly. We have awarded OVER 48 SCHOLARSHIPS TO DATE!
Cayte Lyonnais was born in Virginia Beach, and, over the
course of 18 years, has attended schools in 4 states and 3
countries. She speaks 3 languages, earned a Varsity letter in cross country, and participated in Air Force JROTC in Belgium. Cayte also worked to save for college, interned for a 4th
Grade Gifted class and an 8th Grade Inclusion Math class
while maintaining above a 4.0 GPA; she graduated in top 10% of her class. Upon graduation, Cayte signed a contract with the Virginia Beach City Public School system guaranteeing a teaching position once college requirements have been fulfilled. She is currently a Junior, majoring in Mathematics at the College of William and Mary while simultaneously pursuing a certification in Secondary Education and volunteers in her local church youth program.
As a proud military dependent, she is very grateful for every opportunity this life has afforded her. Cayte believes being the daughter of a Navy SEAL has given her a unique perspective and appreciation of the sacrifices our service men and women make every day. Her life experiences in America and abroad have gifted her friendships with people of different nationalities, faiths, and cultures that will influence how she will teach her future students. Her hope is to share this deep gratitude with her students and restore the pride, goals, and dreams most Americans once held for their country, one classroom at a time. She is honored to be a Glen Doherty Scholarship recipient and will strive to uphold the values of the foundation as she pursues her degree, and beyond.
Determined to become the change he wanted to see in the world, Shane enlisted in the military to become a US Navy SEAL. His early passion to become a physician was put on hold as his commitment to the Navy and the Teams sent him to numerous locations across the globe. Serving as a Naval Special Warfare Combat Medic in Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa, he was able to provide life-saving critical care to soldiers on the battlefield. Providing medical care in austere settings as part of a forward surgical team, Shane knew that he wanted to continue serving in medicine after he was done serving as a SEAL.
Impacted by the physicians and surgeons he saw in Afghanistan, Shane was inspired to serve his fellow soldiers by becoming an emergency war surgery physician. Feeling a sense of gratitude and debt towards his community, Shane volunteered to become a Special Operations Combat Medic Instructor to help share lessons learned from his experiences in Afghanistan and Africa. During his tenure, he mentored over 2,100 Special Operations Medics and was distinguished as an Adjunct Instructor of Tactical Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Medical School.
In his efforts to improve military medicine, Shane helped streamline the DoD blood-typing and transfusion process, both lecturing and publishing on the two processes. Shane hopes to continue making innovations and change in medical science, acting as a bridge between military and civilian trauma, utilizing lessons learned to improve patient outcomes for all.
Ben graduated from the Pennsylvania State University and has 12 years of service in Naval Special Warfare during which he led cross-functional teams of hundreds of people while solving complex, strategic problems across the globe. He recently interned at a high-growth telecommunications start-up and is pursuing his MBA at the Wharton School. Ben is interested in leveraging his experience in building and leading high-performing teams to add long-term value and achieve social impact at a scaling technology company.
Izosa is the child of an immigrant parent and grew up in a handful of locations across the United States. He attended St. John’s University from which he graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Computer Science. Deeply impacted by the attacks on 9/11, he joined the U.S. Navy in 2008 where he pursued a career in Naval Special Warfare. He completed BUD/S with class 278 in 2009 and was subsequently assigned to SEAL Team THREE where he completed deployments to Yemen and Afghanistan. In 2014, after six years of service, Izosa planned to transition into the reserve component and pursue an MBA through Harvard Business School. When it became evident that the ISIS threat would require American intervention, he declined his offer of admission and chose to remain in active duty service to help abate the proliferation of ISIS. His final two deployments were both to Iraq, where he led joint-service teams in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Now ready for the next chapter of his life, Izosa will pursue both an MBA through Harvard Business School and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science through the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Michael Mattimoe is a former Officer and US Navy SEAL with 10 years of service and four deployments spanning the Europe, Africa, and Latin America. While in the Navy, Michael supported Operation Enduring Freedom, Overseas Contingency Operations, and several civil-military programs. He is transitioning to Harvard Kennedy School to pursue a Masters in Public Administration and hopes to continue serving public sector needs as a strategy advisor. Michael graduated from the Ohio State University where he majored in International Studies and competed as a student-athlete on the football team. His military assignments include SEAL Team FOUR and Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Micheal lives in Somerville, MA with his wife and two children.
Justin is currently a student at Columbia Business School. Originally from San Diego, CA, after receiving his commission from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Justin served in a variety of leadership and operational positions in the U.S. Navy, first as a Navy Surface Warfare Officer and then a Navy Seal Officer. Justin left the U.S. Navy after nearly a decade of service in March, 2019 and was selected for the Goldman Sachs Veteran Integration Program. He then spent the spring of 2019 with Goldman Sachs’ Consumer Retail Group where he worked on several projects including the pre-IPO deal Team for Peloton Interactive, Inc. Justin spent the summer of 2019 working as a retail operations intern for Ever/Body, Inc, a Venture-backed, consumer dermatology start-up whose mission is to democratize access to cosmetic dermatology. He enjoys surfing, reading, exploring New York, and traveling with his wife, Sara.
Dane is an active duty member of the United States Navy SEAL Teams. Originally from Florida, Dane has been a member of the SEAL community for over twenty years and is also a husband and loving father of two. While on active duty, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Charleston. He has completed twelve combat deployments in support of the Global War on Terror and has held a diverse set of leadership roles. He recently completed a successful tour as a SEAL Troop Master Chief, where he was responsible for the strategic guidance and operational implementation of a 25-man SEAL Troop. Dane will remain on active duty at his current assignment in Naval Special Warfare while he completes his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary. He hopes that what he learns will apply to more than just his unit or Command, but to all that he touches in his remaining Naval career and beyond.
John, from Daytona Beach, FL and currently residing in Watertown, MA is currently utilizing the Career Intermission Program to pursue a joint degree— Master in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. John is a Special Operations Chief in the United States Navy. He began his 13-year career at SEAL Team One where he deployed three times: twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and once in support of Operation New Dawn. He ultimately moved to an east coast SEAL Team, where he would deploy to various parts throughout the globe. John graduated from New York University’s Stern School of Business with a B.S. in both Finance and Statistics and attained NCAA All American status as a two time Captain of the NYU Swim Team.
Sean is an active duty member of the United States Naval Special Warfare community. He spent a year and a half in the Middle East conducting contingency operations, and an additional two years working with interagency partners throughout Central America.
Motivated by the complex problems he has encountered in his service, Sean is pursuing a degree in International Relations at Georgetown University’s Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service. His region of study is the Middle East with a concentration on Iran and conflict. He will earn a minor in Persian, and has oriented his curriculum towards and in-depth study of regional history and security challenges. Sean intends to synchronize an understanding of language, culture, politics, and an understanding of the security environment to make well-informed high-stakes decisions. Upon graduating, Sean will continue to serve within the Naval Special Warfare community and hopes to employ his newly acquired regional knowledge in a way that benefits the team and mission.
He is a husband and loving father. Sean comes from a rich family history of military service. Sean is greatly appreciative of the sacrifice that military families make in the name of their loved one’s service to country. He is profoundly honored to “carry the weight” of Glen’s legacy into the future.
Josh is an active duty member of the United States Navy SEAL Teams. He has competed multiple deployments in support of the Global War on Terror. He is the recipient of the Purple Heart, The Navy Commendation Medal with Valor (x2), The Army Commendation Medal, and many other personal and unit awards. Josh will remain on active duty in his current duty assignment in Naval Special Warfare while he completes the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School. He is a loving husband and they share two German Shepherds.
Chris grew up in Chicago, IL and joined the Navy in 2000. After graduating from Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL training (BUD/S) in 2002, he served at SEAL Team One in San Diego. After completing several deployments, he became a First Phase instructor at BUD/s, passing on his operational experience to future SEALs. Chris then spent the next six years as a member of Naval Special Warfare Development Group, completing multiple deployments in support of the Global War on Terror. Still on active duty, Chris is now stationed in New England, where he trains and mentors the next generation of Naval Special Warfare candidates. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Business Administration from UMass Amherst and plans to finish his degree before he retires from the military in two years. When he’s not working or studying, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Jimmy is a Commander currently serving as Operations Officer for Naval Special Warfare Group One, and enjoys jiu jitsu, surfing and spear fishing. He has served with SEAL Teams 2, 3, 5 and Development Group, completing seven deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen over the last 17 years. He is attending the Harvard Program for Leadership Development to add a deeper dimension to his leadership style and is honored to be a recipient of the Glen Doherty Scholarship and a member of the Brotherhood.
Richard Rasco is a Naval Officer and US Navy SEAL with 14 years of service and ten deployments spanning the Middle East and Africa. While in the Navy, Richard worked on numerous tactical and strategic operations in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, Inherent Resolve, and Overseas Contingency Operations. He is transitioning to a career in business by way of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and hopes to work in entrepreneurial acquisition, particularly in the technology sector where he is focused on cyber security. Richard is looking for opportunities to apply private sector solutions to some of the issues he encountered while in the service. Born in Miami, Fl, Richard graduated from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School and attended the US Naval Academy. His military assignments include SEAL Team ONE, Special Boat Team TWENTY-TWO, and SEAL Team EIGHT. He is currently assigned to Naval Special Warfare Development Group, where he served as an Operations Officer, Troop Commander, and ultimately as a SEAL Squadron Executive Officer. Richard lives in Virginia Beach, Va with his wife, Lucy Bustamante Rasco, and four children, Reese (6), Alejandro (6), Carolina (3), and Nicolas (1). He will move to Philadelphia, PA this summer to begin Wharton.
Steve grew up in Connecticut where, in his earlier years, football, baseball, and boating took up the majority of his free time. In 2009, he graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in International Relations and a minor in Arabic. A four year participant in Navy ROTC while in college, he entered Naval Special Warfare’s training pipeline after school and successfully graduated two years later. Over the last nine years, his overseas experiences in the Middle East and South America have cemented his passion to transform companies via servant leadership and good old-fashioned hard work. He is leaving the military to pursue his MBA at The Wharton School and is honored to be a recipient of a Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation scholarship. He and his wife Meghan, along with their newborn daughter Brittany, are excited to begin their new chapter in Philadelphia.
Michael Daley is a native of Silver Spring, Maryland. He’s currently serving active duty in the United States Navy as a Special Warfare Chief Petty Officer with over 23 years of experience. Before joining Navy Special Warfare, he served as a Quartermaster/Signalman in the fleet for 7 years. First duty station was in Norfolk, Virginia on the USS-ELROD (FFG-55). His next duty station would be Whidbey Island Air Station in Washington State. During this time, he would qualify for BUD/s training in Coronado, CA. After passing qualification in 2005, he served on several platoons in Seal Team Three, would then move on to become a Diving instructor, and later rejoin the community at Seal Team Seven. He’s now stationed at the parent command Naval Special Warfare Group ONE. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from University of Charleston and is currently enrolled in a Masters of business for Veterans (MBV) at the University of Southern California. Michael and his wife Dana live in San Diego, California and have one son.
Matt Stolpinski is a Massachusetts native and a 2008 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. While at the Naval
Academy Matt twice achieved All-American honors as an NCAA Division I wrestler, and was honored to lead the team as captain his senior year. Upon graduation from the USNA and his commissioning as a Naval Officer, Matt successfully completed Basic Underwater Demolition / SEAL training in 2009 with BUD/S Class 273. Over the past nine years, Matt has held extensive combat, tactical, and strategic leadership positions within the U.S. Navy SEAL community, joining SEAL Team Four and Support Activity Team Two before earning assignment to Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Matt’s experience varies from leading direct action combat missions to playing a critical role in the creation of Development Group’s Innovation Squadron, and includes deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and various other locations within the AFRICOM and CENTCOM theaters. Upon transitioning from active duty in 2018, Matt will continue to serve in the SEAL Reserves while attending the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, focusing on a career in Management Consulting or Private Equity. In his free time Matt enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Kara, and their rambunctious golden retriever.
Antony grew up on a boat in San Diego, California and enlisted in the Navy in 2009. He did three deployments on SEAL Team Five across diverse locations; after leaving Team Five he spent a year as a West Coast Ground Mobility Operations Instructor. During his time in the Navy he completed his undergraduate degree in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis through Norwich University. He left the military in April 2018 and began a summer internship in business development at a biotech company shortly after. He matriculated at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in August of 2018 to pursue his MBA.
Ian is a US Navy SEAL officer with eight years of active duty service, and is transitioning to the reserves while pursuing his MBA at Harvard Business School. Ian was born and raised on Cape Cod and played hockey and lacrosse while in high school. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2010 with a degree in Applied Mathematics and service selected Naval Special Warfare. After completing training, Ian served at SEAL Team TEN and Special Reconnaissance Team ONE where he deployed four times, including to Iraq and Afghanistan. After graduating from HBS, Ian will pursue a career in real estate development creating iconic buildings and interactive neighborhoods. His wife and daughter will join him in Boston along with their dog. Ian’s wife is pregnant and they are excited for the birth of their son this December.
Jake Ehret graduated from Coronado High School in June 2018 with a 4.4 GPA and as captain of the varsity soccer team. Next year, he will head off to UCLA where he plans to double major in physics and international affairs. As the son of two career Navy officers, Jake is extremely proud to receive the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation scholarship. He plans to advance Glen’s legacy through his commitment to making the world a better, safer, and happier place. Jake intends to study abroad as much as possible, learning how to change the world by experiencing it firsthand.
Taylor has lived in 6 different states including North Carolina, Georgia, Kansas, California, Maryland, Florida, and soon to be Pennsylvania. Born in Fort Bragg, NC, Taylor quickly adapted to the military lifestyle. Being the middle child, she was on a quest of finding her own path. At the age of 11, Taylor fell in love with the game of softball and went onto play varsity all four years of high school as their starting catcher. Taylor caught during her high school career, was a team captain, and her team reached the Regional Finals senior season. In addition, Taylor played travel ball with Next Level Softball, competing year round. As a catcher, Taylor takes on the responsibility of being the voice on the field and the protector of home plate. With her hard work and dedication, Taylor will be continuing her dream of playing collegiate softball at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. At F&M, Taylor wants to major in biology (physical therapy) with a minor in psychology with future plans to help give back to the military community in respect for all who’ve served to include her father’s service in the US Army and special operations community. Taylor is very honored and grateful to be a recipient of the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation Scholarship.
Samuel grew up in Southern California and is a 2006 graduate of the Franciscan University of Steubenville with a B.S in Business Management and a B.A. in Theology. His experiences following graduation include serving alongside the Missionaries of Charity in Ethiopia, working as a deckhand onboard a commercial fishing vessel in Alaska and working as a beach lifeguard in San Diego. In 2008 Samuel entered a career in Naval Special Warfare after completing Officer Candidate School. His experiences vary from leading tactical operations to managing indigenous civil-military programs and growing strategic international partnerships. He has deployed to Africa, and the Middle East as well as throughout Latin America. Samuel enjoys spending time with his wife, Lauren, and two children, William and Anderson. He is currently an instructor at the United States Naval Academy while pursuing his MBA at the Johnson School of Management at Cornell and is honored to be a recipient of support from the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation.
Linnea Biel is a proud army dependent and has lived across the world from Hawaii to Saudi Arabia. Graduating high school in 2015, Linnea decided to attend Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ where she is majoring in Global Security and Intelligence Studies with a minor in Arabic and Middle Eastern History. During her time at Embry Riddle, she has maintained a 4.0 GPA, is involved in numerous clubs and was recently elected Vice-President of the school’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor
Society. Linnea is graduating this upcoming fall semester with have completing her undergraduate studies in only two and a half years. She plans to continue her academic studies at Embry Riddle and wishes to pursue a masters in Security and Intelligence Studies. Upon graduating from college, she wishes to join the military and be a part of the military intelligence effort.
Born and raised in Oklahoma; spent childhood fishing and playing baseball. Graduated early from Coweta High School to join the Marine Corps, then in 2001, after three years in a reconnaissance team he transferred to the Navy and pursued a career in Naval Special Warfare. Scheduled to retire in June of 2018, and looking forward to pursuing a career in commercial real estate on the West Coast. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2013 and currently pursuing an MBA at The University of Southern California. Enjoy swimming, fishing, cooking, and spending time with my wife Melissa and two children.
David is an active duty member of the United States Navy Special Warfare Command. He has competed seven deployments in support of the Global War on Terror and is the recipient of the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, multiple Joint Service Commendation Medals, multiple Navy Commendation Medals, and many other personal and unit awards. David is career military and will continue to serve on active duty in his current duty assignment in Naval Special Warfare. He is a husband and loving father of two children. Joining the military right out of high school, the most important lesson he learned was teamwork. Being a member of small teams throughout his military career has taught David how to be a good leader and teammate, a person who is trusted and who trusts others, especially when lives are on the line. David prides himself on being a man true to his word, reliable and skilled in his areas of focus and looks to carry those principles forward in the next chapter of his life. Having earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, David is now continuing his education at the College of William and Mary’s Mason School of Business. With the principles acquired during his service, including his “never quit” attitude and believing there is always a way to accomplish the mission, David plans to carry these same principles while pursuing his masters degree. David will continue to serve by implementing the strategies he learns in his M.B.A. program into his organization’s selection, training and innovation departments. In these areas, he will serve the newer generation of his teammates. David will apply the design thinking skills he learns to the processes in his organization to improve training and innovate new gear that may one day save the life of a teammate.
Pat is an active duty member of the United States Navy SEAL Teams. He has competed nine deployments in support of the Global War on Terror. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star for Valor in combat (x2), The Joint Service Commendation Medal, The Navy Commendation Medal, The Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal (x2), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal, and many other personal and unit awards. Pat will remain on active duty in his current duty assignment in Naval Special Warfare while he completes his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He is a husband and loving father of two young boys.
Matthew Reith is an Active duty service member serving as a Navy SEAL. As a SEAL he has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. With almost 10 years of service to his country Matt is looking to transition into the private sector. He is passionate about leadership and management which is driving him to pursue an MBA. Currently, he is brushing up on lost quantitative skills by taking undergraduate classes with the help of the Glen Doherty Foundation. One of Matt's long-term goals is to have a positive impact on society through volunteer programs with young adolescents.
Hannah Green was born in Washington D.C. on 29 December 1992. As a proud military dependent, Hannah has lived and loved the adventure all over the world during tours in Spain, Bahrain, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington D.C. and California. Hannah attended High School at Coronado High School where she was a student athlete and was a four-year letterman in water polo. Upon graduation, Hannah signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Southern California and play water polo. Hannah played water polo her freshman year and was a member of the USC Women's Team who were a 2012 NCAA Finalist. In 2013, Hannah stopped playing water polo to devote more time in pursuit of her Communications Degree with an emphasis in the Entertainment Industry in the USC Annenberg School and leadership opportunities in Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Hannah recently finished her sophomore year where she maintained above a 3.0, completed an internship with Oliver Peoples and was elected Vice President for Administration in the Pi Beta Phi Sorority. In the summer of 2013 Hannah participated in internships at Marie Claire and Merrill Lynch. Hannah is passionate about family as the oldest of four children and is joined at USC by her brother Collin who is a rising sophomore in the USC Marshall School of Business. Over her 20 years as a military dependent and daughter of a career Navy SEAL, Hannah has grown to appreciate the service and sacrifice of people of service and is honored to be a Glen Doherty Scholarship recipient who embodied selfless service. Hannah will passionately pursue her dreams at USC and her goal of one day is to work for a high- end PR Company within the Entertainment Industry.
Collin Green was born in Washington D.C. on May 31st, 1994. Collin has lived all over the world including Spain, Bahrain, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington D.C., California, and just recently has moved to Belgium. Collin attended high school at Coronado High School where he was very involved in sports, academics, and student government. He was a three-year varsity letterman in basketball, a member of National Honor Society, and Vice-President of his junior class. After graduating high school, Collin signed on to attend the University of Southern California to pursue a degree in Business Administration at the Marshall School of Business. He has maintained a 3.2 GPA over the course of his first two years and looks forward to working harder for even more success. Collin has also been a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity where he has served as both a Rush Chair and Head Recruitment Chair in his first two years. Collin puts his family and friends above all else and has enjoyed going to school alongside his sister, Hannah. With over 20 years of experience as a military dependent and in being the son of a Navy Seal Admiral, Collin has great appreciation for those who serve and have sacrificed their lives in our armed forces. Collin will continue to pursue his dreams at USC in hopes of excelling to the top in the sports business world. He also feels a sense of service to his country and has hopes of one day following in his fathers footsteps in becoming a Navy Seal.
Steve grew up in southern New Hampshire and is a 2008 graduate of the US Naval Academy with a B.S. in Political Science Honors. Steve has held extensive combat, tactical, strategic, and administrative leadership positions within the SEAL community. His experiences vary from leading direct combat missions to managing indigenous civil-military programs and growing strategic international partnerships. He has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan as well as throughout Latin America. He continues to serve in the SEAL Reserves. Steve enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and two children, Ryan and Kate. He is currently pursuing his MBA at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and is interested in pursuing a career in either Management Consulting or Private Equity upon graduation.
As the third child, I am very close in age to my older siblings; however I was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia instead of D.C. Like my brother and sister I too am proud to be part of a military family and love to adapt to almost every situation I encounters with a warm, accepting and outgoing personality. I spent my first school years in Spain, Newport, RI, Bahrain, and Washington, DC, Coronado, California, and now Dallas, Texas. I have just completed my final year at Coronado, High School where I performed well as a student and athlete. I came into my junior year with an overall 3.5 grade point average while taking AP History, Honors English, Physics, Spanish 3, Algebra 2 and electives in broadcasting technology. As a dedicated baseball player, I earned my third year on the Varsity Baseball Team and maintained a part time job as well. Additionally, freshman year I was selected as one of six Coronado High School students chosen to participate in a San Diego District wide High School Assembly program that brings together students who have demonstrated leadership and social skills to socialize and cross talk about high school issues and seek positive solutions that can be applied at any high school. Finally, I have volunteered and worked on several service projects both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and with in Naval Special Warfare. Through this volunteer work I was also introduced to a young autistic child and now I have developed a special relationship with him. I believe compassion, mentorship and positive involvement in this young boys life have significantly brightened his outlook and his parents are exceedingly grateful. I am determined that I will not give up now; instead I will build off the strong senior year as a student athlete, leader and friend and use these skills I’ve learned to excel even more in Dallas, Texas. Currently I am attending Southern Methodist University, studying Business at the Cox School of Business and I am very excited to spend my next four years here in Dallas! I know that if it weren’t for being involved in NSW community then I would not be half the person I am today! Therefore, I know one day I would love to try and give back to the community and help potentially serve side by side with our great soldiers.
Dominic Cerrillo was born on October 9, 1995 in Oceanside, California to Dan Cerrillo and Jamie Gilman. My father was a Seal in the U.S. Navy. He served in the Navy from 1994 to 2004, during which time he served two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan receiving many medals including a bronze star. My mother was born and raised in Oceanside, California. She attended UC Santa Barbara on a four year scholarship for academics, graduating with a double major in both Business Economics and MathematicsI grew up in Southern California attending Tri-City High School all four years. During high school, I played football and basketball and volunteered at various charitable organizations, including the Bread of Life food kitchen. Upon graduation from high school, I was accepted to the University of Washington, where I have just completed my second year. I plan to obtain my Bachelor’ degree from UW.
David Nicastro, A Massachusetts native, entered into the United States Marine Corp in Aug 1996. While in his Infantry and Security Forces School he was selected to the Second Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company (2nd FAST Co) in Yorktown, VA. He was a part of such security missions as the bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya in 1998 and the security of US Embassies in Kosovo and Macedonia during a time of civil unrest. David finished his time in FAST Co conducting Maritime operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. David moved onto Private Security work in Iraq and Afghanistan in May 2004 and stayed in this line of work until Dec 2014. David was inspired to move on from his security work in war zones when Glen fought and sacrificed so bravely in Libya.
David has a wife Tricia and three young children, Isaiah 5, Annelise 2 and Luke 1 and they were huge motivating factors as to the new life changing move. In 2013, soon after the Boston Marathon bombings, David took the Massachusetts State Trooper Exam and passed with a score of 101 out of 102. As the war gets closer and closer to home, David believes his skills, experience and knowledge learned from his time in the military and security contracting will best be utilized serving as a Massachusetts State Trooper. The Trooper academy starts in October 2015 and The Glen Doherty Foundation Scholarship is helping out tremendously while David makes the transition from security work in war zones to full time Husband and Dad and eventually a Massachusetts State Trooper upon graduation in mid 2016.
Rich Preuss grew up in South Bend, Indiana. He is the oldest of ten children, and he enjoys spending time with his family. Rich graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2007 with a B.S. in Physics with an Arabic language minor. He then served for seven years as an active duty Navy SEAL, deploying to Iraq, Afghanistan, Latin America and The Caribbean. He has held leadership positions in SEAL and allied foreign military units conducting a wide range of missions, from direct action combat to foreign internal defense and counter narcotics operations. Rich begins medical school in August, 2015, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine with the support of The Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation. He plans to become a trauma surgeon, and will continue to serve in the SEAL Reserves. As a doctor, Rich will connect with veteran patients in a way that only a fellow combat veteran can, and he looks forward to serving veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those from past wars. Additionally, he plans to work as a physician in suffering communities around the world that desperately need quality medical care, such as in war zones and areas suffering from natural disaster. He also hopes to join an expedition to the South Pole as the team doctor. Rich is grateful for a challenging and rewarding SEAL career that has led him to the medical profession and prepared him to succeed as a doctor.
I am still an active duty SEAL with 22 years of service stationed in Virginia Beach, VA. Deployed over a dozen times to every tax free zone since 1994. I am currently flying airplanes in the only unit in the military that has enlisted pilots. In May I received my bachelor’s degree, with honors, in the Science of Aeronautics and am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Leadership through Embry-Riddle. I am transferring to Texas this summer to finish out my naval career recruiting motivated individuals for the special programs the Navy has to offer. My passions are America, motorcycle racing, American muscle cars and flying.
I grew up in a small town in Colorado and joined the military in 2006. I served over eight years in the Navy as a SEAL, where I deployed four times to the Middle East and the Pacific. In 2015, I decided to make the transition into civilian life to pursue a new career path. I have always been interested in aviation and decided to pursue my passion to become a pilot. I am currently working towards earning a Bachelor of Science in aviation at Western Michigan University. Currently, I am finishing up with my private pilot license, and with the help of the GDMF, I will work towards an instrument rating, commercial rating, and finally a flight instructor rating. After graduation, I will continue my training to become a professional pilot.
To be in service of something greater than one's self is a truly coveted calling. In 2005, I was commissioned as a Naval Officer and began a career of service. The following winter, I completed Navy SEAL training as one of 33 original graduates from a class of 185 students. Over the next ten years, I held diverse leadership roles in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, the southern Philippines, and the Horn of Africa among others. I reflect on these years of service as the greatest honor of my life.
As I transition from the military, my passion for service is now directed domestically. I believe our nation’s energy security is interwoven with our national security, macroeconomic prosperity, social mobility, and environmental consciousness. Throughout a three-year dual degree at Harvard Kennedy School and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, I am exploring the public and private intersection of energy. Responsible energy policy, like counterinsurgency strategy, but be highly contextualized and demands an understanding of public and private financing, markets, technology, and consumer behavior. This industry sector requires versatile leaders who can plainly understand its commercial, social, and geopolitical implications. As a veteran, I know that I am only able to pursue my goals because of the sacrifices and continued service of my former teammates. Glen Doherty exemplified this sacrifice and I am honored to be a recipient of support from the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation.
Growing up in Michigan as an avid outdoorsman prepared me well for life's adventures. My stubbornness carried me through SEAL training and an appreciation of biology and marksmanship formed me into an excellent medic and sniper. After 2 platoons, I was ready for the next chapter in my life: a career as a physician. I said goodbye to my brothers and began my studies at Mesa college before transferring to the University of San Diego for my Undergraduate work. I have the opportunity to expand into civilian medicine as Glen had wanted to himself. The foundation devoted to his memory will now assist me as I train to become an MD and serve rural communities in our Northwestern states.
CWO4 Boyd Renner grew up in a one-stoplight town in Colorado and joined the military in 1988. He has served in every rank from E-1 to E-9, and then he transitioned to Chief Warrant Officer in 2010. Boyd has served over twenty-seven years in the Navy as a SEAL, where he has ten tours in Afghanistan, two tours in Iraq, as well as deployments to Albania, Sarajevo, and to the Arabian Peninsula. In 2014 he graduated with honors from Saint Leo University with a degree in Business Admiration with a focus on technology management. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Project Management at Penn State University with the help of the GDMF. He intends to retire from the US Navy this November.