John is a 2009 graduate of the United States Military Academy where he received a B.S. in Leadership and Spanish and commissioned in the Infantry. John’s first assignment was with the 2nd Infantry Division where he served and later deployed to Afghanistan as a Rifle and Scout Platoon Leader. As a Captain, he transitioned to Military Intelligence, where he served as a Battalion S2 and HHC Company Commander in the 10th Mountain Division. As an Infantry Company Commander, John was recognized by the Army for outstanding leadership, receiving the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. John will pursue his MBA at Harvard Business School in the fall of 2016. Upon graduation, John will continue his active duty service in the Army as an instructor for the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at West Point.