Nikolai Kerry is a former Marine Corps Captain. He served two tours to Iraq in 2005/6 and 2008 and was assigned to a Special Police Transition Team (SPTT) and a Police Transition Team (PTT) respectively. Both missions were heavily focused on counter-insurgency. He also attended the Phoenix Academy and COIN Academy in Taji, Iraq. He is currently attending Harvard University and is pursuing a Master's in Government.