Mike graduated from St. John’s College, Annapolis, in 2009, earning a BA in Classical Studies. Upon graduation, Mike entered the Army as an Officer Candidate and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer through the Army’s Officer Candidate School. He served as a platoon leader, executive officer, and as principal staff with the 82nd Airborne Division. In 2014, he was assessed and selected into US Army Special Forces and, upon completion of training in 2016, was assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group at Panzer Kaserne, Germany. As a Green Beret, Mike served as a company executive officer, detachment commander, and assistant operations officer with 10th Group before transitioning from the Army in 2021 to pursue an MBA at The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.