Drew served more than 27 years as an officer in the United States Army in command and staff positions. He was selected for the Army Acquisition Corps with duty assignments at the Army Research Lab, as a Product Manager for the R&D and acquisition of a new artillery system, and as Commander of the Army’s Aberdeen Test Center. Following his military career he spent 13 years working for Battelle, one of the largest non-profit applied R&D Institutions in the world. He was responsible for growing market sales in his accounts from half a million to nearly $50M. Throughout his career he interacted with and mentored junior employees and students from teaching ROTC at the college level to assisting high school students with STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) learning through real-world projects and experiences.