Gary Wolf was born at West Point and raised in Minneapolis.
He was a Navy officer during law school, and after passing the bar he went on an extended active duty for five years.
He was the Staff Judge Advocate for 19 Submarines at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He was also legal advisor to the Navy Seal Teams that came onboard his base.
Wolf served from 1979 to 1985, and currently has a private law practice based in Minneapolis.
He also lives in Minneapolis, and has a daughter, Maddie who is 20.