Michael graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science, in Economics. He served as an Aviation Officer, UH-60 Blackhawk pilot, in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After his first deployment, he set his sights on medical school and completed pre-requisite coursework through local night school and online classes. After transitioning from the military in 2017, he joined the Indiana University School of Medicine class of 2021 and plans to go into anesthesiology. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, endurance athletics, basketball, and reality TV.