Patrick graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2002 with a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems and was commissioned as an Air Defense Officer in 2002. He served as a Bradley Platoon Leader in Tikrit, Iraq and an Automations Officer in Giebelstadt, Germany. After leaving the Active Duty Army he stayed in the U.S. Army Reserves as a Psychological Operations Officer and deployed twice to Afghanistan as an Assistant S-3 and as a PSYOP Detachment Commander in Helmand Province. Patrick has worked in personal finance and for an Internet – Startup that focused on online video contests. He will pursue his MBA in the Class of 2017 at the University of Colorado Boulder (Leeds).