Troy has served as an assistant federal defender for the Western District of Missouri since 2005. He began his career as a state prosecutor before joining the U.S. Army JAG Corps. During eight years of active duty, he served as a prosecutor for the 1st Infantry Division, as the senior prosecutor for the 1st Armored Division, and then as the senior defense attorney for the 1st Infantry Division. He left active duty to join the Federal Defender's office but continued prosecuting, defending, and then teaching law for the JAG Corps in the reserves until his retirement in 2018.
In his free time, Troy has authored a four-volume set of model motions and forms for Thomson Reuters. He is married with four daughters. They enjoy baseball (go Cubs!), rugby (the All Blacks), and cycling.