Ted is a retired Marine Corps Intelligence Officer who began his career as an enlisted infantryman. While serving on the Marine Corps Forces Atlantic staff, he earned an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts during his off time. He was selected for the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) and earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Virginia, before commissioning as an Air Intelligence Officer. Following an initial tour with MAG-12 in Iwakuni, Japan, Ted served as the Marine Officer Instructor at Iowa State University, where he also completed an MBA during his off time. He then served as Headquarters Company Commanding Officer, All Source Fusion Officer while deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, and Battalion Operations Officer with 1st Intelligence Battalion. He ended his career as the Operations Officer and an Instructor at the Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center. Ted is currently the Technical Sales Engineer and Business Development lead for a technology consulting company which specializes in Industrial Automation located in Chesapeake, VA.