Cole enlisted in the Air Force as a Structural Maintenance and Repairman after graduating high school in 2012. During his five-year active-duty career, he repaired schoolhouses in the Philippines, maintained War Readiness Materiel across the Korean Peninsula, and worked as a SABER (Simplified Acquisition of Base Engineering Resources) Project Manager at Eielson AFB, AK. After separating from active-duty, Cole continued his service with the Florida Air National Guard. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. Cole will be pursuing an MBA at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business as part of the 2023 cohort.