Meet our Students

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We have veterans from various backgrounds pursuing their careers in business. If you would like to connect with a current student, please contact the McDonough Military Association at

Joey Abla

Joey Abla is the President of the McDonough Military Association and a full time MBA student. Prior to McDonough, he was enlisted in the Virginia Army National Guard for 3 years and an active duty Army Engineer Officer for 7 years. He led engineer units in Hawaii and Korea, and completed his service with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Washington D.C. He calls Virginia home and is pursuing a career in management consulting.

Chris Forst

Chris Forst is the Executive Vice President of the McDonough Military Association and is a former active-duty Air Force officer. He served as a Special Agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations while stationed in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. He is originally from New Jersey and is pursuing a career in cryptocurrency and blockchain innovation.

Kendall Veasaw

Kendall is a former Active Duty Air Force  Intelligence Officer with assignments to Texas, South Korea, Florida, Afghanistan and Qatar.  She is currently a Reservist assigned to the Pentagon supporting the Headquarters Air Force Intelligence Directorate. Kendall is one of the Vice Presidents of Admissions for the McDonough Military Association. Originally from a small town in upstate New York near Binghamton, she received her Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Environmental Studies from Siena College in Albany New York in 2014. 

Kyle Wagner

Kyle Wagner is a former active-duty Navy Supply Officer currently serving in the Navy Reserves. He was stationed on USS Stethem (DDG-63), DLA Aviation, & Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella while on active duty. Kyle is the VP of Admissions of the McDonough Military Association. He is originally from Georgia and is pursuing a career in consulting or international development. He is also a dual degree student (MBA/MSFS).

Philip Busick

Philip Busick is Vice President of Admissions for the McDonough Military Association (MMA) and a full-time student in the MBA program. Prior to attending Georgetown, he served as U.S Army Officer on active duty. Philip began his career in Logistics assigned to Airborne units in Germany, Italy, and North Carolina. During the second half of his career, he transitioned into U.S. Army Special Operations community. He currently serves in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Psychological Operations Officer. Philip participated in multiple deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Latvia. Philip is originally from the Washington D.C. area and is currently pursuing a career in consulting.