In 2006, Sage Rafferty graduated from the University of Montana with a BA in Political Science, specializing in American Politics with a Minor in Chinese Studies. After college, Sage attended the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School (OCS) and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. In 2013, he deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division, where he oversaw logistical operations in support of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade during the initial withdrawal from Afghanistan. Sage also attended various courses while in the U.S. Army, including Logistics Captains Career Course at Fort Lee, Virginia. Sage served in the U.S. Army for almost 9 years, retiring at the rank of Captain in 2015. Sage loves his fellow veterans, and he is committed to fighting for their wellbeing. After leaving the Army, he moved with his wife Meghan and child to Santa Clarita, CA where they have lived for five years. Sage is a manufacturing manager at a large aerospace manufacturing company in Sylmar, California.