Chris graduated from The University of Michigan with a degree in Management with Honors in 2003 and commissioned as an Army Armor Officer. Chris served as a Platoon Leader, S4 and Assistant S3 with a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He later served as a Special Forces Officer in 10th Special Forces Group as a Detachment Commander and Executive Officer. He also served as an SF OC/T at the Special Operation Training Detachment at JRTC. Chris completed his MPA at Harvard University in 2014 and is now pursuing an MBA at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, graduating in 2020.