Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jacob graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Economics and a minor in Chinese. Upon graduation, he completed a master’s degree in Global Governance & Diplomacy at the University of Oxford. As an active duty Surface Warfare Officer, Jacob completed his first division officer tour onboard USS PORTER (DDG 78) in Rota, Spain, and he will soon begin his second division officer tour onboard USS PAUL HAMILTON (DDG 60) in San Diego, California. His interests include reading, running, and politics.