Lt. Cmdr. Tyler McKnight received his commission in 2006 through the NROTC program at Villanova University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. After completing his flight training, he was designated a naval aviator in August 2008. Lt. Cmdr. McKnight is also a graduate of the University of San Diego where he earned a Master of Arts in International Relations in 2015. He is currently assigned to the Wargaming Department.