John graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2004 with a BS in Law and a minor in Systems Engineering. He also holds a MA in Leadership Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso. John was commissioned as an Air & Missile Defense officer and served on active duty for over 10 years. He served in a variety of positions in the Army, including Patriot Battery Commander, West Point Military Science Instructor, Aide-de-camp, and Director of Operations for the Air Warfare Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. John declined his selection to the Command & General Staff College and left active duty in 2015 to pursue a JD. He is currently a JD Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center.