Quaye is the son of an immigrant, a veteran, a small business owner, and a proud husband and father.
Quaye’s father immigrated from Ghana to the United States, where he earned a college degree and worked as a chemist. A product of California schools, Quaye excelled on and off the field. He earned a spot at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he played varsity football and ran track. Upon graduation, Quaye began his life-long dedication to public service and was commissioned as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy.
Quaye served in combat in Kosovo and Iraq while also supporting counterterrorism and cyberwarfare operations around the globe. Quaye spearheaded intelligence operations on five continents before serving as a military diplomat in France, and then Central Africa, where he commanded special forces to combat ISIS-inspired terrorists and protect American interests abroad.
Quaye honorably retired from two decades of active-duty military service at the rank of Commander.