Pat Shuman grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin. He is a first-generation college graduate who attended University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley and received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from University of Wisconsin – Madison in August 2012. He commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps via Officer Candidate’s Course in December of 2012. After completing Infantry Officer’s Course, he served as a Weapons Platoon Commander and Company Executive Officer with 2d Battalion, 4th Marines in Camp Pendleton, California. In 2016 he reported to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego where he served as a Series Commander, Company Commander, and Battalion Operations Officer for Third Recruit Training Battalion. He separated from active duty in August 2020 and is currently in his first year as a full time MBA candidate at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.