Charles graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2009, where he received a B.S. in Economics and was commissioned in the Infantry. He served as an Infantry Platoon Leader with the 101st Airborne Division, and as a Ranger Platoon Leader and Executive Officer with 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. He deployed four times to Afghanistan. Charles will pursue his MBA at MIT Sloan School of Management as part of the Class of 2017.