Student Veteran of the Month: February 2017

Tyler Paul Enlisted in the Marine Corps August 22, 2011. He then attended basic training at Parris Island, North Carolina and graduated November 18, 2011. Soon after, He completed his training in the Marine Corps Infantry Training Battalion and moved on to his primary specialty training at Goodfellow Air Force base, in San Angelo, Texas, where he graduated as a Crash Fire and Rescue (CFR) specialist. He was stationed at Marine Corps Air Base Iwakuni, Japan from July 2012 until July 2014. While in Japan, Tyler was part of detachments to Guam, Tinian Island, and Korea. After Japan, he moved to 29 Palms California where he served as a CFR Section Leader, Training Chief, and Squadron Training NCO. He served in leadership positions during multiple detachments and training situations as a Sergeant until the end of his five-year contract where he received a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and ended his active service on August 21, 2016.

Tyler is now a student at Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences where he studies in hopes of graduating with a B.S. in Biology. He is an active member of the Student Veterans Organization at Syracuse University and plans on running for a position as an officer within the organization. He is also seeking a position as an undergraduate researcher in a biology lab and devotes much of his time to furthering his studies.

After graduating, Tyler plans to continue his education with graduate school and obtain a Ph.D. in Biology. He aspires to make a large contribution to the scientific community through cancer research and studies on human longevity. Tyler also hopes to have an opportunity to take part in the search for life on other planets and hopes to one day travel to space himself.

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