Ben grew up outside of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 2011 with a B.S. in logistics and intermodal transportation. He was commissioned into the Navy Reserve as a Strategic Sealift Officer and began working as a federal employee with Military Sealift Command. Ben volunteered for various active duty tours working as an administrative officer at Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command and operations security officer with Naval Supply Systems Command Headquarters. He continues to serve in the reserves as a marine operations specialist. Ben is pursuing his MBA at Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business as part of the class of 2019.