Christian graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2013 where he majored in history and political science. After graduating from The Basic School and Field Artillery Basic Officer Leader Course, he reported to 1st Battalion, 12th Marines aboard MCBH Kaneohe Bay, HI. As a lieutenant, he served as a battery and battalion fire direction officer, platoon commander and fire support officer – deploying twice to East Asia. Prior to leaving active duty, he served at Marine Forces Cyberspace Command as a future defensive cyberspace operations officer. In addition to remaining in the reserves, Christian is pursuing his MBA at MIT Sloan. In his spare time, Christian enjoys reading, keelboat racing, hiking and beer.