Jacob was raised in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 2011 with a B.S. in English. Jacob commissioned into the Marine Corps and was assigned the occupational specialty of field artillery. Following training, Jacob was stationed in Twentynine Palms, California. In 2013, he deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan as a forward observer with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines. Upon returning he served as a battery executive officer in 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines. In 2015, Jacob was selected to be an Officer Recruiter in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jacob will end is active military career this July and will begin an MBA program at the Tuck School of Business in August. Jacob is an avid cyclist and will be riding his bike across America this summer. He will be moving to Hanover with his girlfriend, Emily, and his two dogs, Hudson and Theodore.