Education: Naval Academy, class of 2001
Military experience: Marines, 2001-08, Captain
Mission: Three tours in Iraq; led Marine reconnaissance platoon near Fallujah
Corporate path: Financial analyst at Northrop Grumman working on F-18 program; pursuing MBA at UCLA
Why he has an edge: His experience scored extra points in interviews with recruiters. "A lot of people here, despite working at a defense contractor, know very little about the military."
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