Austin Madden graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2012 where he majored in Information Technology. After graduating from The Basic School and Infantry Officer’s Course in June 2013, he was assigned to Third Battalion, Fifth Marines. He deployed as a platoon commander with the South East Pacific crisis response force and as a foreign military advisor to the Iraqi Army. In July 2016, Austin received orders to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA where he served as a series commander, battalion operations officer, executive officer, and company commander. Austin will attend the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as a full-time MBA student with the class of 2021. Austin is originally from Rhode Island and enjoys cooking, travelling, and sailing.