Jae served over 11 years in the U.S Navy as a Hospital Corpsman from 2003 to 2015. His duty stations include 3rd Battalion 5th Marines, Branch Health Clinic Iwakuni, and U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa. Throughout his career, he served as Company Line Corpsman, Emergency Medical Tech, Cardiovascular Tech, and Department Leading Petty Officer. During his deployment to Iraq in OIF II, he received Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal with valor and Combat Action Ribbon. In 2015, Jae separated from Active Duty service and made a successful transition to a full-time college life at the University of Texas at Austin. He is double majoring in Sociology and Health and Society. Besides academics he is an avid runner, and has completed four full marathons in 2016. Jae looks forward to his first Boston Marathon in the spring.