Callon Nichols is a first year student at Harvard Business School. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2008 with a B.S. in Economics. While at the Academy, Callon was selected as one of the first two Midshipmen to participate in a semester exchange program at the Colombian Naval Academy, and was later chosen to lead the Honor System for the Brigade of Midshipman. Upon graduation, Callon was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and was later assigned to the 1st Marine Division. During this time, he deployed to the Pacific with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, in support of relief operations following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Callon was then transferred to the Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group (MCSCG). While stationed with MCSCG, Callon was selected as a Basic Foreign Area Officer and supported training and liaison missions in Honduras and Panama, as well as a joint U.S./Mexican Marine Corps training mission in the United States.
After graduation, Callon hopes to work in the energy industry, where he sees opportunity to sustainably develop natural resources that will create jobs, encourage development, and raise people’s standard of living.