Justin grew up in Missoula, Montana and attended the United States Naval Academy where he graduated in May of 2013 with a degree in Applied Mathematics. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Nuclear Surface Warfare officer. His first tour was on USS WILLIAM P. LAWRENCE (DDG 110) out of San Diego, California where he was the Gunnery Officer. After completing the nuclear training pipeline, he reported to USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) as a Reactor Electrical Division officer. He completed his nuclear tour in December 2018 and transitioned to Naples, Italy for an Operations Research role for all naval activity in Africa. While there he completed a Master of Engineering Management degree from Old Dominion University. Following separation in July 2021, Justin began his MBA as a member of the MIT Sloan School of Management Class of 2023.