In June of 2001, Lieutenant Lindsay Compton began her plebe summer at the United States Naval Academy with the simple goal of serving her country. Just three months later the country was attacked, changing her life and career completely. After graduating, Lindsay completed three sea deployments chasing drug runners in the eastern Pacific and successfully navigating the Panama Canal several times as her ship’s navigator. During her final trip to sea, the call came to serve as the protocol officer for an Army Joint Task Force in Afghanistan.
Ten years after setting foot in Annapolis, four deployments and worlds of experience later, she views her active duty service as her inspiration for the next chapter of her life: making higher education accessible to wounded veterans in every state and matching these heroes with supportive employers. In the fall, Lindsay will begin her MBA in marketing from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan with the long-term career goal of serving and promoting the mission of the Wounded Warrior Project’s TRACK program.
By combining her military and leadership experience with a strong business background, Lindsay will become a well-rounded advocate for wounded veterans and commit her life to the mission of helping to set a new standard in veterans’ reintegration.