Adam Ranson is a Master in Public Administration and Master in Business Administration joint degree candidate at Harvard’s Kennedy School and the Tuck School of Business. Prior to beginning his studies at the Kennedy School, Adam served for eleven years as an officer and Naval Aviator in the United States Marine Corps. His active service included two deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan delivering on-call close air support to coalition ground forces. Adam also directed operational testing for USMC AV-8B and KC-130J aircraft, as well as development of modeling and simulation for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. Adam’s graduate studies concentrate on renewable energy policy and innovation, interests he hopes to pursue professionally upon completion of the dual-degree curriculum. He is currently serving as the co-chair of the HKS Armed Forces Committee and is focused on increasing awareness of veterans’ issues at Harvard. Adam is also involved in founding a Boston Chapter of Team RWB, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping wounded veterans adjust to life outside the military through one-on-one on interaction and athletic competition. Adam earned his undergraduate degree in history from Vanderbilt University and was subsequently commissioned through the Vanderbilt NROTC, where he was President of the Semper Fidelis Society. Adam is an avid outdoorsman, has hiked to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and hopes to spend much of the summer enjoying various US National Parks.