After the events of September 11, 2001, Adam knew that the military was his calling. “When 9/11 happened, that confirmed that I wanted to serve,” he said. “I began to look for opportunities to do so, and West Point really stuck out to me.” For his undergraduate studies, Adam attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he studied military strategy.
After graduating from West Point, Adam served as a U.S. Army infantry officer and Army Ranger in the 75th Ranger Regiment and was stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia for the majority of his military service. Over the course of five combat tours, he conducted counterinsurgency operations in Iraq and special operations in Afghanistan, which earned him three Bronze Star Medals.
Adam’s experiences as a veteran in the State of Georgia convinced him to stay in the southeast. “It’s the military that brought me to Georgia, but it’s the people who kept me here,” Adam said. “They’re my ‘Georgia family.’”