Nathan Rogers is the first member of his tribe—the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe—to attend one of the five service academies. He is currently a midshipman at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, where he majors in logistics and intermodal transportation. The other service academies include the Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the Coast Guard Academy.
Nathan graduated in 2010 from South Bend High School in South Bend, Washington and was the valedictorian. He also competed in cross country, basketball and track. His goal is to serve his country in the maritime industry.