Tyson served in the Army as a medic and was stationed at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. Tyson used to play basketball at the base, and one night after playing, Tyson asked his friend why he was back from deployment before the rest of his unit. His friend responded by pulling off his sock and shoe. Half of his foot was missing. In that moment, Tyson decided to go to law school. He became a lawyer to help people put their lives back together.