Michael Ross enlisted in the USMC Reserves for one year prior to attending the US Naval Academy. Upon receiving a commission in the US Marine Corps in 2010, Michael became an infantry officer stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. As a platoon commander, he deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2012 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and as a Company Executive Officer he deployed to Spain and Italy in support of operations in Northern Africa. Shortly after returning from Europe, he moved to the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, CA. There, he led the mountain leader program for 2.5 years, teaching troops how to navigate high altitude, cold weather, snow covered obstacles in the mountains. He then spent his last year as the assistant operations officer. He resigned his commission in 2018 and now attends Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he is a member of the Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) Program. The LGO Program is a 2 year program where the students earn a dual masters in an engineering field of choice and an MBA.