2017 Tillman Scholar
Jarrod served over eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps, deploying four times during that period, including in Special Operations with 1st and 2nd Raider Battalions, with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company. Jarrod’s military service included training advising and assisting numerous foreign military units, being designated an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, and being awarded the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal with bronze “V” for action taken during combat operations in Afghanistan.
At Texas A&M, Jarrod is pursuing a B.A. in Political Science focusing on international politics and diplomacy, along with pre-med and a minor in public health. He also works with the Veterans Resource and Support Center and serves as the Campus Program Coordinator for Warrior Scholar Project. In addition, Jarrod is a General Committee Member with the 62nd Student Conference On National Affairs (SCONA) and a member of the Texas A&M Premedical Society.
After graduation, he intends to pursue graduate studies in International Affairs as well as medical school in order to give back through a career in Emergency Medicine. As a physician, he wants to bring skill and experience to providing medical care to patients in environments where it might otherwise not be available.