Charles is a 2010 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point where he studied French, Spanish, and Civil Engineering. He served for five years in the Army as a Field Artillery Officer, deploying to Shah Wali Kot, Afghanistan, in RC South as a M777A2 Howitzer Platoon Leader and Logistics Officer. Charles grew up in St. Louis, MO and graduated high school in Tampa, FL where he trained as an international tennis competitor. Upon separating from the military, he interned with a mining and construction company in Nashville, TN. Charles will pursue an MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in the class of 2017.