Dave received a BA in political science from George Washington University in 2008, then commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer through OCS. He deployed twice to Afghanistan with the 2nd Infantry Division, once as an executive office and once as a fire support and company intelligence support officer. Dave separated in 2013 and spent six months as a military intern at The Blackstone Group. Dave graduated as a member of the Harvard Law School class of 2017. He now practices corporate law in Chicago.