Lt. Cmdr. John Hansen graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2006 earning a bachelor's degree in information technology management. He is a 2016 graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). While at CGSC, he received his master’s in business administration from Liberty University. He was designated a naval aviator at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Florida, in April 2008. He is currently assigned to the War Gaming Department.