Andrew (Andy) Parthum is a first-year student at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to attending business school, he was a Captain in the United States Air Force, serving as an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile operator in North Dakota; he performed 4,440 field hours operating and monitoring up to 150 thermonuclear missiles. He also led a team of 15 personnel in daily operations and developed classified job-training curriculum. At Kellogg, he is the Treasurer of the Kellogg Veterans Association and was awarded the Grohne Family Foundation full merit scholarship. He graduated with a BA in Political Science from Duke University in 2011.