A.W. graduated from the University of Virginia in 2009, where he commissioned as an infantry officer through Army ROTC. After leading a light infantry platoon in eastern Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, A.W. completed the Special Forces Qualification Course and led teams of Green Berets, completing multiple deployments in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve and other named operations. He separated from active duty in June 2019, and is currently a student at Harvard Business School where he hopes to pursue the application of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technology to American manufacturing.