***Meet Our Sentinels Monday*** Meet #Sentinel
, Peter Kiernan, US Marine Corps. Peter is a New Yorker, who was raised on Long Island and was intimately affected by the events on September 11th. Once graduated from high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps feeling a strong urge to serve his country. While in the service, Peter was reviewed through the arduous and highly selective Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC). He was selected and became the youngest Marine Raider in the history of #MARSOC
. He soon became a Scout Sniper and a fluent linguist becoming an interpreter manager. After a #deployment
to Afghanistan and 6 years in, Peter separated with an honorable discharge and decided to pursue a rigorous education at Columbia University working on a degree in Political Science. In addition to remaining on the Dean's List, Peter was also a division I varsity athlete and Founder of the Ivy League Veteran's Council Inc., a non-profit dedicated to dissolving the barriers preventing veterans from admission to selective institutions.
For the last year, Peter has been pursuing a Master's in Conflict Resolution at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. He recently came back stateside soon to finish working on a 50-page dissertation and final studies to complete his degree this August.
We are so proud of you, Peter and are excited to continue to be a part of your journey and watch you continue to do amazing things! #sentinelsoffreedom #servingthosewhoserved #studentveterans #usmc #columbiauniversity #trinitycollege @columbia @trinitycollegedublin