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Author of "Take Command" & CEO of Team Rubicon
Jake currently serves as President of Team Rubicon, the organization he co-founded following the massive earthquake in Haiti. Team Rubicon unites the unique skills America's returning veterans offer with the expertise of medical professionals; all while interactively engaging the donor through social media. By doing so, Team Rubicon is creating a new community of veterans focused on continued service in disaster relief and emergency preparedness.
Prior to the earthquake in Haiti, Jake served four years in the United States Marine Corps. He was the Honor Graduate of his platoon in boot camp at MCRD San Diego and continued his training at the Camp Pendleton School of Infantry. In 2007 he deployed with 2/7 to Iraq's Anbar Provice as a Fire Team Leader. Following his tour, Jake was awarded the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal with "V" for valor in the face of the enemy. In 2008, Jake deployed to Afghanistan's Helmand Valley as a Scout Sniper.
Jake holds a bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin with a double major in Business and Political Science.