Michael graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2011, earning a B.S. in History with Honors and a commission in the Armor Branch. While assigned to 4/3 Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Fort Stewart, GA, he served as a Scout Platoon Leader where he deployed to Logar Province, Afghanistan for nine months in 2013. He also served as a Troop Executive Officer. After five years of military service, Michael separated from the Army and is now a Class of 2019 JD Candidate at University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, FL.