Specialist Matthew Randle served as a combat medic in the United States Army for five years and was stationed in the Republic of South Korea and Ft. Bliss, TX. Matt’s service was highlighted by deployments for Operation Nobel Eagle and Kuwait/Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom, during which he received several recognitions.
In the fall of 2008, Matt returned to school serving as the VETS office student director and president of the University of Arizona chapter of the Student Veterans of America. He currently sits on several boards and councils including the Board of Directors for the national Student Veterans of America, Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ Veteran Advisory Council and the State of Arizona Governor’s Council on Veterans’ Affairs.
Thanks to Matt’s leadership, the University of Arizona veterans club holds the 2010 title of club and chapter of the year. He pioneered more than 40 community service projects, implemented the first-ever student veteran co-ed intramural athletic team and hosted several social events to bring the student veteran community closer.
He graduated magna cum laude in May of 2011 earning a bachelor’s of science degree in family studies and human development and was selected as the 2011 Robie Award winner, a distinguished award for outstanding undergraduate students. Matt will start work towards a JD at the University of Arizona’s Rogers College of Law this fall.