2011 Tillman Scholar
Matt Randle served as a Combat Medic in the United States Army for five years (1998-2003) and was stationed in the Republic of South Korea and Ft. Bliss, TX. His service was highlighted by work with the Remains Recovery Team (responsible for repatriating the remains of U.S. soldiers previously listed as Missing in Action from the DMZ in Korea), deployment to White Sands Missile Range for Operation Noble Eagle, and deployment to Kuwait/Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). During OIF, Mr. Randle was an assigned medic for Headquarters and Headquarters’ Battery 31st ADA BDE. He received two Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, and two Good Conduct Medals during his service.
Matt returned to school in the fall of 2008, and served as the VETS Office Student Director and President of The University of Arizona chapter of SVA (UA SVA). He earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona in May 2011, graduating magna cum laude, and was named the Robe Award winner as the Distinguished Honor Graduate of the class of 2011. During Law School, Matt was an integral part of the Rogers College of Law’s Veterans’; Advocacy Law Clinic and the Regional Military Veterans Treatment Court. Additionally, he was a Tillman Scholar, was awarded the Jim Himelic Award for Community Service and Leadership, the Rose Davis Public Service Award, selected as the class graduation speaker, and named one of Tucson’s ‘Top 40 Under 40’.
As a subject matter expert, Matt has been featured on CNN’s The Lou Dobbs Show, NBC Nightly News, Dateline, the American Council on Education’s website, In Their Boots, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, and several local newspapers and news programs for his work with veterans.
Matt is currently a Professor of Practice in the Veterans’ Advocacy Law Clinic at the University of Arizona – Rogers College of Law. Matt is a member of Governor Ducey’s Veterans’ Service Advisory Commission and a founding board member of the non-profit Southern Arizona Justice for Veterans.