Brandon is an active-duty Army aviation officer stationed at Fort Hood, Texas where he focuses on the training and readiness of national guard and reserve aviation units in preparation for overseas deployment. Brandon earned a B.S. with honors from West Point where he studied international relations and American politics. His thesis examined the effects of presidential strategic worldviews on nuclear disarmament treaty formulation. While at West Point, Brandon competed on the Alpine Ski Team, served as Head Delegate of the West Point Model United Nations team, and led West Point recruitment and outreach efforts in the CT-01 and CT-05 congressional districts.