A trained interrogator and veteran of the United States Army, Patti proudly served in the New York Army National Guard as a 35M (Human Intelligence Collector) of the 42nd Infantry Division, located in Glenville, New York.
She attended Basic Combat Training in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and graduated from the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, for her Advanced Individual Training.
In July 2016, alongside the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, she trained at the U.S. Army Joint Readiness Training Center, a combat training center specializing in complex warfare environments in Fort Polk, Louisiana. She also trained at Warfighter in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, with her unit in October 2017.
Patti was honorably discharged in March of 2018.