Scott Manley is currently a Master of Business Administration candidate at Harvard Business School. He is originally from southern California but departed to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, from which he graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He spent the next 9 years following graduation as an officer in the US Army, initially as an infantry officer in the 82nd Airborne Division and subsequently as an officer in the 10th Special Forces Group. In that time he served as an infantry platoon leader in Afghanistan, a Special Forces team leader in western Africa, and a company executive officer in Eastern Europe. Between his first and second year at HBS, Scott worked for Alcoa, a large mining and manufacturing company, at their European headquarters in Geneva. Now in his second year at HBS, Scott’s course work focuses primarily on strategy and operations, professional interests he hopes to pursue in his post-MBA career. Recently married, Scott and his wife are eager to move back to Colorado after HBS to indulge their shared passions for running, biking, hiking, mountaineering, and skiing.