Joseph graduated from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. While there his passion was constitutional law and criminal prosecution, working one semester with the Gang Bureau at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. He completed his undergraduate studies at Arizona Statue University, graduating summa cum laude with bachelors’ degrees in both history and political science as well as earning a degree from Barrett, The Honors College in creative writing. Joseph also earned a Master’s degree in education from The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers college while serving with Teach for America and teaching AP Government at Skyline High School.
Joseph was recently selected as the nation’s NFL Tillman scholar, a testament to both his track record as a leader as well as his heart for service. Prior to earning his education, Joseph served his country as an Army Ranger. Joseph enlisted after the 9/11 attacks and served with 2nd Ranger Battalion on six combat deployments: two to Iraq and four to Afghanistan. Beginning his service as an assaulter, he progressed into leadership roles with the reconnaissance section, and finally as a sniper squad leader in charge of 3 special operations sniper teams. Joseph is a zealous advocate for the right to bear arms and looks forward to finding unique and creative solutions to complex problems associated with responsible gun ownership. When not working, Joseph enjoys shooting, brewing beer, fishing, olympic weightlifting and spending time with his wife and newborn daughter, Abigail.