John earned his commission in the U.S. Navy as a Supply Officer through Officer Candidate School in 2010. He served on the destroyer USS KIDD (DDG 100) before working at Naval Reactors in program management and acquisition strategy. While in Washington D.C., John also served as a White House Military Social Aide to the President. John holds a B.A. from the University of Connecticut in Economics and Political Science, a M.S. from Johns Hopkins University in Applied Economics, and is currently pursuing his MBA at Harvard Business School. John left active duty in 2019.