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- Motivational skills
With his extensive military training and experience, Austin McNaul seeks a leadership position in which he can utilize his motivational abilities, his management skills, and his initiative. Austin McNaul recently served as an Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader in the United States Army, with responsibilities for a 40-member platoon with an array of weapons systems. First Lieutenant McNaul supervised the training and tactical operations of one weapons squad and three rifle squads. On a daily basis, he maintained the health, morale, and discipline of his platoon.
Austin McNaul obtained his military education at the United States Military Academy at West Point, from which he graduated with a B.S. in International Relations. As part of his military studies, he trained at Fort Benning in Georgia, where he attended the Airborne School. At this military facility, First Lieutenant McNaul also finished the Basic Officer Leader Course and the Infantry Officer Basic Course. First Lieutenant McNaul’s completion of the Ranger School represented the culmination of his training at Fort Benning.
While studying at West Point, Austin McNaul played the Number 8 position on the Army Rugby Football team, the sport with the most wins at the Academy. As testament of his leadership, he assumed the position of Captain for the team. To this day, he remains committed to sports and anything related to health and fitness.
Throughout his active military duty, Austin McNaul drew strength from the support of his close-knit family. They closely watched the college football career of Austin’s younger brother, Bryce, as he overcame injuries playing the outside linebacker position for Northwestern University. Despite his extensive military obligations, Lieutenant McNaul followed his brother’s games online and maintained contact with his family through Skype and Facebook. The brothers took pride in each other’s successes, one for his brave military service, and the other for accomplishing his dream of playing college football.