Growing up in Indiana, Todd worked hard in the classroom, in sports, and he even mopped floors at the family business after school. His hard work led to an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, where he graduated with honors. Then Todd accepted a commission in the Marine Corps. There, he served as an intelligence officer trained in anti-terrorism. His service instilled a keen understanding of the very real threats facing our country. The expertise he has gained distinguishes him as leader who will fight to equip our military with the tools they need to protect our nation.