Executive Officer of Headquarters & Headquarters Company 1st Infantry Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment in the US ArmyShare your story
Robert Morris University has given me a platform to commission into the US Army. The things that I have learned at RMU have also given me an advantage as a planner and manager in the military.
Marcus Jeffries is a Robert Morris University graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Marcus proudly serves as the Executive Officer of Headquarters & Headquarters Company 1st Infantry Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment in the US Army.
While attending RMU, Marcus was a member of the RMU Veterans Club, providing service to a number of organizations/events. One event in particular was the Sweets and Snacks Expo in which he coordinated the delivery of snacks and candies for veterans overseas.
“Robert Morris University has given me a platform to commission into the US Army. The things that I have learned at RMU have also given me an advantage as a planner and manager in the military, “ states Marcus who strongly believes RMU played an integral role in his success. Marcus’ greatest accomplishment, graduating from Ranger School, is partly credited to RMU. “Making it through school was not just a physical challenge, it was also very challenging mentally. Graduating and becoming Ranger qualified showed not only the Army but also my family and myself that I have what it takes to succeed and lead under large amounts of stress.” As an Infantry Officer, Marcus is constantly challenged and looking for quick answers and timely leadership. “I think that participating and taking the lead in so many of my group projects at RMU really prepared me for my current job.” Marcus always focuses on the big picture and what needs to be accomplished in order to be an effective leader.
Marcus’ advice for students is to learn the value of taking the time to plan and execute a task. “Don’t just rush into anything without having a well thought out and thoroughly rehearsed plan.” He found his calling to work with others in a group setting while attending RMU. “This allowed me to be able to handle different personality types and effectively complete every mission I have received that required a combined effort.” He envisions himself moving into IT Management for the military in the coming five years. Marcus is dedicated to serving his country and representing Robert Morris University with excellence in all that he is part of.