Category: Georgetown Faces

Title: U.S. Army Major John Leatherman (G’20)

Date Published: November 6, 2019
July 15, 2019 – Washington, DC, USA: Intern photos on the roof. Photo by Ian Wagreich / © U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The McDonough School of Business has enabled me to meet, learn from and share experiences with a diverse, friendly and professional network of classmates and faculty. I’ve had opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities – case competitions and professional development events through the McDonough Military Association and the Adam Smith Society – and to network in the nation’s capital.

 I’ve been active in the McDonough Military Association since I began classes at Georgetown and served as a student interviewer for both prospective MBA students and faculty hires. 

I really enjoy the many professional and social extracurricular organizations at McDonough because of the opportunities to learn from or share with peers and classmates, as well as be introduced to broader DC-based or national professional networks. 

As a military service member, I have realized that we shouldn’t hesitate to share our military experiences. I learn a tremendous amount from my classmates in other industries and have found they learn much from my own experience as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army.

 There’s a real sense of community within my MBA program. My wife and I enjoy attending or hosting social gatherings with peers in my cohort, and the broad network and friendships that I’ve made with peers from industries around the globe is one of the many outstanding takeaways from the program.