Mr. Randle served as a Combat Medic (91B) in the United States Army for five years (1998-2003) and was stationed in the Republic of South Korea and Ft. Bliss, TX.
His service was highlighted by work with the Remains Recovery Team (responsible for repatriating the remains of U.S. soldiers previously listed as Missing in Action from the DMZ in Korea), deployment to White Sands Missile Range for Operation Noble Eagle, and deployment to Kuwait/Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).
During OIF, Mr. Randle was an assigned medic for Headquarters and Headquarters’ Battery 31st ADA BDE. He received two Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, and two Good Conduct Medals during his service.
Returning home from Iraq, Mr. Randle began his life as a veteran. He worked with several service organizations, helping at-risk youth develop and progress towards successful independence.
In 2007, Mr. Randle pushed himself towards his true passion – working with veterans. He was the Outreach Director for the non-profit organization Vets4Vets and traveled the country speaking with and for his fellow veterans.
Mr. Randle returned to school in the fall of 2008, and served as the VETS Office Student Director and President of The University of Arizona chapter of SVA (UA SVA). He earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona in May 2011, graduating magna cum laude, and was named the Robe Award winner as the Distinguished Honor Graduate of the class of 2011.
Mr. Randle has been an integral part of the Rogers College of Law’s Veterans’ Advocacy Law Clinic and the Regional Military Veterans Treatment Court throughout his time in law school. Matt currently teaches at the Veterans’ Advocacy Law Clinic at the University of Arizona – Rogers College of Law. He is also serves as a member of Arizona’s Veterans Advisory Commission.
During Law School, Mr. Randle was a Tillman Military Scholar, was awarded the Jim Himelic Award for Community Service and Leadership and the Rose Davis Public Service Award, and named one of Tucson’s ‘Top 40 Under 40’. He graduated from the University of Arizona’s Rogers College of Law in May 2014, having earned his Juris Doctorate.
As a subject matter expert, Mr. Randle has been featured on CNN’s The Lou Dobbs Show, NBC Nightly News, Dateline, the American Council on Education’s website, In Their Boots, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, and several local newspapers and news programs for his work with veterans.
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