I grew up living all around the US while my mother was getting her PhD, living in 8 different states before I graduated high school. I continued this trend when I joined the military which led to calling no fewer than 12 different countries home. In the military rank is generally everything in regards to leadership, however from the moment I left training I was placed in leadership positions, even though I was the lowest ranked person. I led people with decades more experience and many ranks higher for my entire military career. This was a trend that began a couple years before I joined the military, where the entry level jobs I worked at quickly promoted me or gave me drastically increased responsibilities due to what they saw as leadership potential. In the military and since then I have tried to learn and improve this ability to manage and lead people through servant leadership, mentorship, and continuous improvement. I finished my first Bachelors degree while attending Oxford University (New College), and fulfilled a promise to family to return to the midwest where they were living to be nearby after living afar for 12 years. My intention was to finish a degree in Counter-terrorism & International Relations, however the recession caused me to go a different route. I was working on my thesis and looking for opportunities across the US for positions that would allow me to utilize my degree while I was working at the think tank the Sagamore Institute. I found that a vast majority of counter-terror jobs had been downsized due to the recession. I had to quickly pivot, and after a look at the job market at the time, I decided to finish my masters degree while getting a second bachelors degree that would give me more business experience. This did give me the opportunity to take customer service management and operations management positions at one of the few places hiring in my area at the time. I was looking for increased responsibilities and to continue learning; and struck out on my own, helping small businesses in the area with a variety of business issues ranging from employee satisfaction to operations from process improvement to business development. During this time I began working on an idea I had and started developing it, stepping partly away from my consulting business to work on developing the patent on this item. I have recently finished all preparations and am writing the patent application and looking to return to a leadership position; which I find very fulfilling.