Frank Aburto graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2004 with a B.S. in East Asian Studies & Mandarin Chinese and was commissioned in the Armor branch. He served as a Tank Platoon Leader, Troop Executive Officer, and Squadron Logistics Officer in the 25th Infantry Division in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. After leaving active duty he enrolled at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He will be working full time for Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an investment banking associate in New York City as of the summer of 2012.