Mike competed as a Track and Field Decathlete and graduated with Honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2012 with a B.S. in American Legal Studies. He commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and served as an Airborne Infantry Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer at Fort Richardson, Alaska. Mike then transitioned to Fort Benning, Georgia where he graduated from the Maneuver Captains’ Career Course and earned a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Columbus State University. His next move was to Fort Polk, Louisiana where he completed a deployment to Iraq as a Military Advisor to Iraqi Security Forces and then served as a Rifle Company Commander in 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division. After Company Command, Mike transitioned out of the military and is currently a 1L at Harvard Law School.