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 multiple teams of Green Berets, completing deployments in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve and other named operations. A.W. is a 2021 graduate of the Harvard Business School and is pursuing the acquisition of a single small business in mid-market America to operate for the long-term.