Upon graduating from The Citadel in 1995, George received a commission in the United States Marine Corps and then completed the Basic Officer and Infantry Officer Courses. Within the operating forces, he served with: 3d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment; 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment; Headquarters Battalion, 2d Marine Division; Marine Corps Security Force Company Guantanamo Bay; 3d Reconnaissance Battalion; Combat Assault Battalion; 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment; 3d Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment; and Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division. His supporting establishment assignments include Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry and Headquarters, United States Marine Corps, where he served in the Strategy and Plans Division before his reassignment to the National Defense University’s CAPSTONE Program.
George has been conferred a BA in history and Spanish from The Citadel; a MA in management from National University; a MS in international relations, specializing in national security affairs, from Troy University; and a MS in defense and strategic studies, specializing in WMD studies, from Missouri State University. He is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for International Studies Fellow and a National Defense University Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Fellow.
During his military assignments, George attained the following additional designations: Foreign Area Officer, specializing in Latin America, Foreign Security Force Advisor, Fire Support Coordinator, Joint Terminal Attack Controller, and Special Technical Operations Planner. He has participated in exercises and operations in the Western Hemisphere, Europe, Africa, and in West, South, and East Asia.