Christian graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2013 with a B.S. in Economics. Following his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, he graduated from TBS, and while awaiting training at the Infantry Officer Course (IOC), he volunteered as an Adjunct Instructor with the Case Method Project- Marine Corps University. Upon graduating from IOC, Christian reported to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines as a rifle platoon commander. During his time with 2/5, he deployed to the South Pacific Region on the 31st MEU and conducted bilateral training alongside the Royal Thai Marine Corps and Korean armed forces. Christian finished his service at the Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-West, where he served as a Company Commander and Executive Officer. He is currently an MBA Candidate at Carnegie Mellon University – Tepper School of Business.