Jake Wood is the Cofounder and CEO of Team Rubicon, a nationwide nonprofit that provides military veterans with the opportunity to continue their service by responding to natural disasters and global crises. As a leading veteran advocate, Jake speaks around the country on issues facing returning veterans and is a member of numerous national committees on the
Jake Wood is the Cofounder and CEO of Team Rubicon, a nationwide nonprofit that provides military veterans with the opportunity to continue their service by responding to natural disasters and global crises. As a leading veteran advocate, Jake speaks around the country on issues facing returning veterans and is a member of numerous national committees on the topic. Jake is also the founder of POS REP, the first mobile, proximity-based social network designed exclusively for the veteran community.
Prior to Team Rubicon, Jake served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, with deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan as a Scout Sniper. He received numerous awards in combat, and was the Honor Graduate of Recruit Training, The School of Infantry and Marine Scout Sniper Course. Jake received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, where he played four years of varsity football. Team Rubicon’s awards include the Classy Award “National Small Charity of the Year;” Chase American Giving Awards “Heroes and Leaders” National Award; and the 2012 Grinnell Prize. In 2012, Jake was named a CNN Hero.
CEO & Cofounder @ Team Rubicon is a nation-wide nonprofit that recruits, organizes, trains and deploys military veterans to quickly and effectively respond to natural disasters in the US and around the world. In doing so, Team Rubicon provides those veteran volunteers with a new mission filled with purpose, community and identity.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, TR's fifty full-time employees and nearly 500 regional leaders enable 31,000 registered members to be on stand-by ready to deploy at a moment's notice. With over 120 disaster response operations under its belt, Team Rubicon is redefining disaster response in the 21st century. From January 2010 to Present (6 years) Millenium Fellow @ The Millennium Leadership Program provides exceptional leaders aged thirty-five and under with unique opportunities to build a global network, engage directly with world leaders at flagship Atlantic Council events, develop key professional skills, and collaborate to have a global impact. From April 2015 to Present (9 months) Washington D.C. Metro AreaAuthor @ Author of the book "Take Command" published by Crown Business, an imprint of Random House. Take Command covers how to be a successful leader in the high stakes situations of life and business, using anecdotal stories from my life as a Marine sniper, disaster first responder, and former college football player.
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Visit www.jake-wood.com From January 2014 to Present (2 years) Greater Los Angeles AreaCofounder @ POS REP is the first mobile, proximity based social network for the military and veteran community. It leverages mobile technology to connect veterans to one another and the resources around them.
www.pos-rep.com From January 2012 to Present (4 years) Scout Sniper @ Awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with “V” for valor during an enemy ambush
Afghanistan, Assistant Team Leader, 2/7 Scout-Sniper Platoon
Iraq; Infantry Squad Leader, 2/7 Company G
Top graduate of Scout Sniper School, School of Infantry and Boot Camp From October 2005 to October 2009 (4 years 1 month)
BBA, Business; Political Science @ University of Wisconsin-Madison - School of Business From 2001 to 2005 Jake Wood is skilled in: Public Speaking, Strategy, Risk Assessment, Strategy Implementation, Social Media, Project Management, Social Entrepreneurship, Emergency Management, Negotiation, Tactics, User Experience, Fundraising, Situational Leadership, Defense, Operational Planning