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Darden Military Association

The Darden Military Association (DMA) exists to assist members in leveraging former and current military experiences to enhance career opportunities within the private sector, build esprit de corps and camaraderie within the Darden Community and host lively leisure events. DMA is open to all members (both current and former) of U.S. and foreign militaries, their partners and any individual who is interested in embracing leadership issues or learning about the military.

DMA aims to provide a familiar support structure that will help you and your family achieve a successful transition. The transition from military to civilian life generates new issues, concerns and questions. There are a lot of questions that many of us have had and will have during our time at Darden. Some are as general as learning about civilian industries and job opportunities, while others are as specific as how to translate military experiences into a solid résumé. DMA exists to share these issues and engage in dialogue that supports our individual goals.

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Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.

Military Admissions

Darden's Military Community

Leadership Team

We welcome prospective students to reach out to members of our leadership team to learn more about the Darden Military Association.

  • President: Tommy Busterud
  • Executive Vice President: Matt Samit
  • VP Admissions: Robert Middleton
  • VP Allyship: Elizabeth Rawlings
  • VP Corporate Sponsorship and Alumni Relations: Jon Karunakaran
  • VP Careers: Justin Genter
  • VP Events: Jeff DelSordo
  • VP Finance: Barrett Lucas 
  • VP Outreach and Retail: Holly Sovine
  • VP Technology: Kristin Samit