2014-2017 GDMF Scholarship Recipients

*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.

SAM BLAIR

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

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.

LAWREN JOHN DOYLE

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: ACTIVE DUTY

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.

KYLE: ACTIVE DUTY

Kyle entered the Navy in 2002, after graduating with a degree in Communications from the University of Connecticut. Kyle has made 10 deployments as a Navy SEAL and has received numerous awards for valor including 5 Bronze Stars. Kyle is working on his MBA from the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary while he finishes out his naval career. As a 15 year veteran, Kyle relishes the leadership challenges provided by Naval Special Warfare and hopes to apply aspects of his graduate education back into the community over his remaining 5 years. Kyle is a loving husband and father of two. He enjoys time spent with family and friends and takes any opportunity to return to New England to cheer on his favorite sports teams and enjoy time outdoors.

PAT: ACTIVE DUTY

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

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

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

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.

 

STEPHEN JANCO

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.

 

HENRY GREEN

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

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.

 

DAVE NICASTRO

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

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.

 

JASON MAGNAVICE

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.

 

DENNIS MORGAN

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.

 

DAVID DAUPHINAIS

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.

 

DAN SCHOEN

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. 

 

BOYD RENNER

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.

 

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