Team Rubicon’s latest mission is called Operation: Greased Lightning. What does that mean, you ask? In this powerful talk, given at TEDxSanDiego in 2011, Jake Wood shares his experience co-founding Team Rubicon, a disaster relief organization that uses veterans to do the difficult work of search and rescue, supply disbursement and debris cleanup, helping those […]Continue reading
Why you should listen
Jake Wood 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 from the School of Infantry and Marine Scout Sniper Course. In 2010, along with former Marine William McNulty, he founded Team Rubicon.
As a leading veteran advocate, Jake speaks about issues facing returning veterans and is a member of numerous U.S. committees on the topic. He is also the cofounder of POS REP, the first mobile, proximity-based social network designed exclusively for the veteran community.
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 for "National Small Charity of the Year," Chase American Giving Awards "Heroes and Leaders" National Award and the 2012 Grinnell Prize. In 2012, he was named a CNN Hero.