Program Coordinator | Onward to Opportunity

Michael Drum

Michael Drum joined the IVMF’s Enrollment Services Team as an enrollment coordinator in September 2017.  In this role, he works closely with active duty and transitioning service members, veterans, and their spouses.  His responsibilities include addressing their inquiries, and providing guidance and support relating to the program offerings and placement at IVMF. Drum joined the IVMF to support military families and assist men and women across the country who’ve devoted their lives to a higher purpose.

Prior to joining the IVMF, Drum served six years in the Marine Corps Reserve where he attained the rank of Sergeant. Serving as an Infantry Squad Leader with Echo Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (based out of Syracuse, NY), he earned a variety of skills in small unit leadership, force security, mentoring, as well as minor cultural exchange experience in South Africa and the Kingdom of Morocco.

In the spring of 2017, Drum earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the State University of New York at Cortland. Outside of his analytical research and writings, he interned at a local military museum (CNY Living History Center – Cortland, NY) where he was a research assistant, curator, and provided undergrad tours. During his free time, Drum enjoys playing basketball, sprint training, cooking, and watching standup comedy with his chocolate lab named Lily.