Prior to his academic pursuits, Joe enlisted in the Army and served in the 75th Ranger Regiment from 2007 to 2011. Between 2011 and 2013, Joe served in the Virginia Army National Guard’s 116th Infantry while getting a foothold in his college education. In December of 2015, Joe graduated from the University of Richmond, earning a B.A. in American Studies. Joe is now a J.D. candidate at the University of Richmond School of Law.