A former Marine Corps infantry squad leader, Korey Calloway was first stationed in Kingsbay, Georgia, and next at Camp Pendleton, California. Towards the end of this first enlistment, Korey voluntarily extended his contract to deploy to Iraq in the winter of 2004, an experience which would eventually earn him two purple hearts and a Navy combat achievement medal due to his part in Operation Vigilant Resolve in Fallujah. As a result of his wounds, he was retired from military service in 2005, after serving five years.
Despite his medical problems due to his wounds, Korey gained entry into the University of California at Berkeley, and was awarded the Regent’s and Chancellor’s scholarship, the most prestigious merit-based undergraduate scholarship. After completing an undergraduate major in anthropology and a minor in global poverty and practice, Korey will further his education at New York University where he is pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree, specializing in international policy.
Korey’s goal is to use his military service as a critical point of reflection in such organizational bodies like the United Nations. He is a firm believer that his experiences abroad define him both as a person and as a student and in the future he plans to use the experience gained through the military in the field of international public service.