Spencer Kympton | Senior Advisor

Office: New York, New York

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Brooklyn, New York


West Point and Harvard

Military Service:

Eight years as an Army aviation officer

Proudest moment in my career:

My decision to come to The Mission Continues

Job Prior to The Mission Continues:

VP of Recruiting at Teach For America

Favorite fall activity:

Early morning runs in the woods.

Book on your nightstand:

“The Worst Hard Time” by Timothy Egan

Favorite movie/favorite current movie:


Favorite memory at The Mission Continues:

Learning from an inspiring group of veteran leaders in Boston at our 2014 Service Platoon Leadership Summit.

Least favorite MRE:

Pork Patty, Chunked and Formed

Hidden gem in Brooklyn:

12th Street Pub – where everyone knows your name

Favorite sports team:

The Golden Thunder Eagles (my son’s soccer team)

Most rewarding thing about working at The Mission Continues:

That we have the ability to invite a new of cohort of veterans into service leadership every quarter.

Exciting project currently in works:

Expanding the service platoon program to 80 communities nationwide.

Guilty pleasure:

Doritos. Lots and lots of Doritos.

Most over used phrase I say:

Metaphors, in general

Song that describes you:

“Learning to Fly” by Pink Floyd

Item on your bucket list:

Running with my son on his first 5K.

Who would you dine with (dead or alive):

Abraham Lincoln