Grant grew up in Maine, California, Japan and Germany as a Navy brat. His bachelor’s degree is in Economics. After graduating from West Point, Grant Petersen commissioned as an Army Logistics Officer. While stationed in Italy, Grant worked as a personnel manager and strategic planner for an airborne infantry unit. As a manager, he supervised parachute technicians responsible for rigging personnel and cargo parachutes. As a planner, he coordinated airborne operations and training exercises across Europe. After moving to Ft. Bragg, NC, Grant finished his Army career with the United States Army Special Operations Command where he worked in logistics consulting and human resources. Grant now attends Yale School of Management as a newly minted civilian.