Ken graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2000 with a B.S. in Economics. As a Naval Aviator, he has flown the F-14 Tomcat and F/A-18 Super Hornet throughout multiple combat deployments aboard U.S. aircraft carriers in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. He attended the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College via a Navy-sponsored program, graduating with an MBA in 2012. As part of his curriculum, Ken participated in an exchange semester studying international relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and national security policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Ken remains on active duty, currently serving as speechwriter to the Secretary of the Navy.