Piston is responsible for the coordination and administration of the IVMF’s self-employment program Operation Boots to Business Two-Day Course. In this role, he manages materials for the domestic and overseas courses, scheduling courses, and works with instructors and military instillation’s to facilitate continuous operations. Additionally, Piston is accountable for counseling prospective students, and tracking expenses and payments.
Prior to joining the IVMF staff in May of 2016, he worked as a student employee with the Community Engagement and Innovation Team responsible for researching future programs and funding, grant writing, curriculum building and social media/marketing. Piston is also a veteran of the United States Navy. He served from 2007 to 2013 as a Helicopter Crewchief and Aviation Rescue Swimmer, while also filling roles as a program manager, aircrew flight instructor, and quality assurance representative.
Piston holds a bachelor’s degree from the Syracuse University School of Education in Health and Exercise Science. In his free time, he coaches and participates in CrossFit, and enjoys spending time with his wife, Katie, and dog, Finn.