John Feiler joined the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program as Leadership Specialist and Student Programs Coordinator in July 2015. He previously served for over 26 years as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and brings extensive experience developing engineering leaders. Among his relevant positions in the Army were as the First Sergeant of a 90+ soldier Engineer Company in Iraq and his service throughout the United States, Europe, Korea and the Middle East as an Engineering Platoon Sergeant with the 1st, 2nd and 4th Infantry Divisions.
John is passionate about developing leaders and has spent over four years of his military career on college campuses or instructing leadership for the U.S. Army where he was directly involved in the instruction, advising, mentoring and coaching of emerging leaders and students. During his time as the Senior Instructor of Military Science with West Virginia University’s Army ROTC program, he was responsible for the leadership and professional development of hundreds of students from West Virginia, Waynesburg and Fairmont State Universities as they progressed on their 4-year journey to becoming Commissioned Officers in the United States Army.
John is a decorated combat-veteran with nearly 3-years of experience in leading engineering soldiers in combat for which he was awarded two Bronze Star Medals and the Combat Action Badge. Additionally, the U.S. Army has presented him individual medals for Meritorious Service, Commendation or Achievement on over 25 occasions.
John is a graduate of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Primary, Basic and Advanced Leadership Development Courses, the U.S. Army’s Recruiting Management, Instructor, Battle Staff and Equal Opportunity Leaders courses and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia University.