Landon Wike, originally from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, graduated summa cum laude from Loyola Marymount University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. As an undergraduate student, he also volunteered over 300 hours tutoring in South-Central Los Angeles, and competed internationally as varsity debate captain. After graduation, Landon interned on Capitol Hill in the Washington, D.C. office of United States Senator Lindsey Graham. He then commissioned as an Officer in the United States Air Force through Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base, in Montgomery, Alabama. Upon commissioning, he attended formal specialty training en route to his assignment with the 89th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. He spent four years at the 89th safeguarding diplomatic missions transporting the United States President, Vice President, First Lady, and other senior civilian and military officials. During this time, he also deployed to Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel. He now continues his service in the United States Air Force Reserve at Royal Air Force Base Molesworth, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Landon is pursuing the Master in Public Policy in global affairs at the Yale Jackson Institute.