enlisted in the U.S. Army as an infantryman at the age of seventeen. After completing Basic Training, Airborne School, and the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program he was assigned to “B” Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Georgia. While there, Ethan deployed eight times between Iraq and Afghanistan, where he served as an Ammo Bearer, Machine Gunner, Fire Team Leader, Squad Leader, and Headquarters Platoon Sergeant. His awards and decorations from his time with the Rangers include the Purple Heart and the Silver Star. Ethan currently serves as an Operations and Intelligence NCO at the National Military Command Center in the Pentagon, while also attending Georgetown University.