Military Transition Coaches
Graduate Transition Coach
Scott McDaniel graduated from Blue Ridge Community College in 2011 with an AAS and then from James Madison University in 2013 with a BA in Independent Studies of Mental Health. He is currently attending Radford University pursuing a Master’s in Counselor Education: Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Scott served in the Army from 1988-1994 as an Interrogator (97E) and was deployed for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. His last posting was as a senior Interrogation section NCO at Ft. Bliss Texas in the 3rd ACR.
Scott is passionate about veterans' issues and has experience with most of the issues confronting veterans transitioning from the military to college life for the first time.
Student Veteran Organization President
President of the Radford University Student Veteran Organization and SAFE (Student Association for Firearm Education) /VA Work study/Advertising Intern
Kyle is from Clarksville, VA, but currently resides in North Carolina with his wife, Sandra. Kyle served four years in the US Army as a Tactical Signals Intelligence operator and had two tours in northern Iraq before being injured in the line of duty. He returned home and became a police officer before deciding to use his GI Bill Education benefits. He attended Danville Community College before transferring to Radford University to major in Advertising with a focus on Web Design and a minor in IT.
MRC office staff & VA Benefits expert
Matt Rabe served in the US Army as a 13B-Cannon Crewmember from 1998-2001 at 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery – 25th Infantry Division. He graduated from Virginia Western Community College in 2013 with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. He is currently an Accounting Major at Radford University.
MRC office staff
Jason Clary graduated from Lord Botetourt High School in 2003. He attended Radford University from 2003-2005 for Criminal Justice and ran cross country for the University in 2004. He then found his calling in the United States Army as an 11B- Infantryman from 2008-2013, where he was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC with the 1/508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division. He is currently working on an Information Systems Degree.
Jason is eager to continue his passion of helping lead and education fellow soldiers with the transition to campus life by way of the Military Resource Center.
VA Work Study
Christopher S. Carbone was born in Memphis, TN and graduated Liberty High School in Bealeton, VA. He joined the US Army 19SEP2006 as a 68W (Health Care Specialist). He deployed with the 2/325th AIR (Airborne Infantry Regiment), 82nd Airborne Division to Iraq in support of the surge (Operation Iraqi Freedom) as a combat medic from 2007-08 and again to Port au Prince, Haiti, in 2010 in support of earthquake relief (Operation Unified Response). He then deployed from 2010-2011 (Operation Enduring Freedom) to Afghanistan with the 1/506th IN Battalion 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) and he is currently a reservist, serving as a Platoon Sergeant and Emergency Room Ward NCOIC in Greensboro, NC with the 320th Combat Support Hospital. He completed Airborne and Air Assault, and earned a Bronze Star w/ Valor and the Combat Medical Badge for providing medical care under fire. He also competed in the Army Best Medic Competition and finished top 25 teams Army-wide. He has attended Radford University since Spring 2015 and is working toward a degree in political Science with the intent of commissioning as an officer in the US Army.
LARC/MRC tutor & SALUTE president
Helen is the president of Radford University’s chapter of SALUTE, the National Honor Society for Veterans. Helen grew up in many different countries, and decided to join the US Army right out of high school. She was in the 1st Cavalry Division out of Fort Hood, TX, served for three years and was deployed to Kalsu, Iraq in 2011. Helen was injured in the line of duty before returning to the United States. She is currently studying Criminal Justice at Radford University, and is very passionate about military and veteran students receiving the care and benefits they have earned.
To set up an appointment with one of the coaches or to find out more information on how the MRC can help you please call (540) 831-5002 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.