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Outstanding Young Alumnus 2016 Award Recipient Major John Considine

Outstanding Young Alumnus 2016 Award recipient

Major John Considine

John Considine graduated with a Bachelor of Science in animal production from Tarleton in 2001. As a student, John was a member of the Texan Reps, Tarleton Army ROTC Texan Battalion, Wainwright Rifles and the Tarleton Plowboys. After graduation, John began his Army career as a recruiter for Tarleton’s ROTC program where he worked with and helped train cadets to become officers in the U.S. Army. During his nearly 14 years on active duty, John was deployed to several of the most dangerous places in the world including Iraq and Afghanistan. John also served as an assistant professor of Military Science for the Senior Army ROTC Battalion at Tarleton. “Being able to go back to work for Tarleton State while also serving as an Army officer was a highlight of my career,” John said. “It was an honor to be asked to help command the Texan Battalion, the place where my military career began.”

Major John Considine is a highly decorated soldier, awarded numerous medals including the Bronze Star Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. He remains an active alumnus, participating in multiple Tarleton Alumni scholarship fundraising events, university activities and as a member of the Tarleton Plowboys Alumni Association. He hopes to return one day to Tarleton as a professor of Military Science.