President - Muhammad D. Ghafoor (Mo)
BS/MS Electrical Engineering '21 | USMC
Mo grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He served for 5 years as an Aviation Communication System Technician (5939) with Marine Air Control Squadron 4 in Okinawa, Japan, where he primarily focused on air defense missions in the Pacific theatre. If you like hiking, lifting, watching the UFC or soccer, or wanna talk about how awful his puns on the SVO’s Facebook page is, he’s your guy! Mo’s mission for the SVO is to ensure veterans have a smooth transition to Northeastern University, and have a strong community that will help them succeed in their educational career.
Vice President - Alex Palmer
BS Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management '22 | USMC
Alex served for 4 years as a Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Planning Specialist on Okinawa, Japan and at The Pentagon. He enjoys surfing, sculpting, staying fit, drawing, volunteering, and meditating. Alex had also served as the Vice President of the SVO for the 2018-2019 school year. His goal for the SVO is to help it become the group that inspires others to leave Northeastern University better than we found it.
Secretary - Aiden Cox
BS Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management '21 | USMC
Aiden grew up in Draper, UT. He enlisted in the Marine Corps immediately after high school. He served as an Intelligence Specialist at 3rd MAW Headquarters Squadron for two years briefing the commanding general. He later went on to becoming a Marine Security Guard and completed postings in Frankfurt, Germany, Guangzhou, China, and Kyiv, Ukraine. He also enjoys traveling the world, hiking, playing rugby, and staying fit.
Treasurer - Justin DelVecchio
BS Cybersecurity '21 | USMC
Justin is originally from Rhode Island and joined the Marine Corps in 2006 immediately upon graduating from high school. After retiring from the Marine Corps as an Infantryman in 2014, he began exploring collegiate options and ultimately decided to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity at Northeastern University. He considers himself a highly-motivated and goal-oriented person who enjoys all manner of challenges. His hobbies include hiking with his wife and two dogs, camping, computer building, traveling, breaking software, and consuming entirely way too much caffeine.
Advisor - Max Spahn
Dolce Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Service Members | USMC
Max served as a radio operator for 5th Battalion 11th Marine Regiment from 2008-2012. He deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2010. Following his enlistment, Max attended Northeastern University where he served as the Secretary an President of the SVO. He graduated with his Bachelors of Science in 2016 and is currently serving as the Veteran Services Specialist at Northeastern University’s Dolce Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers. His expertise and breadth of knowledge greatly assist in ensuring an excellent and always progressing SVO.