Keith Donahoe graduated from Wright State with a BA in Anthropology in 1986. Since graduating from Wright State he has earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix, a Masters in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College, and a Master of Arts in History from the University of Louisville. He was commissioned as an Army officer while he was at Wright State and after graduation he spent the next 8 and half years on active duty. After 1995 he continued to serve in the National Guard and after 2000 in the Army Reserves. He is currently a colonel serving as the Chief Current Operations with the 84th Training Command.
As a civilian he has worked with the US Army Cadet Command at the University of Louisville and Fort Knox since 2000. He deployed to Iraq in 2004, returning in 2005. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with one oak l eaf cluster, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with 1 Service Star, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon 4th Award. He and his wife Jan have two children.