SVA congratulates the recipients of the 2019 Raytheon Patriot Scholarship. The Raytheon Patriot Scholarship is offered exclusively to U.S. Army veterans, and is named after Raytheon's Patriot Air and Missile Defense System.
Chris Moon – University of California, Berkeley, School of Law J.D.
Chris Moon graduated from West Point in 2011. He commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer in the U.S, Army, finished his military career with the rank of Captain. During his five years in the Army, he led a team of up to 22 intelligence analysts for counterintelligence and security operations. Moon also advised Generals on strategy and operations in the Middle East. He was also a graduate of Army Ranger, Air Assault, Airborne, and SERE-C Schools.
“Having spent a third of my life in the military, I knew going back to school was the right fit for me. Earning JD and MBA degrees at Berkeley and Columbia has allowed me the opportunity to explore different career opportunities. The Patriot scholarship has inspired me to give back to those in need, especially veterans, in the future.”
Hamid Nasir – Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
Immediately upon graduation from West Point as a distinguished scholar, Nasir served as an Army liaison to the U.S. Senate. Following his service in the Senate, he deployed to the Turkish- Syrian border at the height of the Syrian Civil War in 2014. As a platoon leader, he assumed responsibility for a Patriot missile site charged with the protection of NATO’s southern flank and the city of Gaziantep and its 1.5 million citizens. He also commanded a Patriot missile battery in metropolitan Tel Aviv, where his command designed and validated Israel’s ballistic missile defense plan.
"Public service is really important to me and my family, and I've always wanted to serve as a prosecutor in my home state of Alaska. When I'm finished at Georgetown, I hope to return there and give back to the place that helped my family realize the American dream.”