About Past Scholars
2018-2019 Holloman & Davids SAE USMC Scholar

Adam Crooks

Adam Crooks served four years as a Marine Corps infantryman with 2nd Battalion 5th Marines, and deployed twice to the Asia Pacific region as a member of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. He is majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Global Terrorism Studies, and am on track to graduate Fall 2019. Upon graduation, he plans to pursue a career in federal law enforcement and national security as a criminal investigator. Adam hails from North Dakota, the second youngest in a family of 8 children.



2016-2017 & 2017-2018 Holloman & Davids SAE USMC Scholar

Sean Ferraro

Sean Ferraro is an active duty Marine currently enrolled in the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP). He has deployed 3 times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom as well as in several other regions to support a variety of missions. He has held billets to include Network Warfare Analyst, Intelligence Systems Chief, and Platoon Sergeant, and is a Martial Arts Instructor. Sean was inspired to join the Marine Corps after the events of 9/11 and wanted to follow in his Grandfather's footsteps who was a Marine in the Pacific during WWII. Upon graduating from The University of Maryland with a B.S. in Computer Science, Sean plans to earn his commission as a Marine Corps Officer with the hopes of serving as a Ground Intelligence Officer.


2014-2015 & 2015-2016 Holloman & Davids SAE USMC Scholar

Ben Hymas ’15 Marine Corps

Ben Hymas is currently serving in the US Marine Corps. He has held a number of billets including Scout Sniper, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Instructor Trainer, Vehicle Commander/Platoon Sergeant with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance BN, and Platoon Sergeant with 3D BN 3D Mar. He has served three deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Motivated to join the service after the events of 9/11, Ben wanted to do his part to support the war and our country. He is a volunteer for his local youth football, Brazilian Jui Jitsu, and wrestling teams. He will graduate in December 2015 with his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He hopes to become a commissioned officer with the Marine Special Operations Command and a company commander after he graduates.


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