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 in the United States Marine Corps for four years, deployed in 2007 to Iraq as a fire team leader and in 2008 to Afghanistan as a Scout Sniper. When he returned to the U.S. he became a vocal advocate for veterans' rights. In 2010, along with former Marine William McNulty, he founded Team Rubicon in response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Team Rubicon brings together the expertise of military veterans and medical professionals to bring immediate emergency relief to areas of the world suffering from humanitarian disasters. Since the organization was founded, Wood and his team have participated in seven other campaigns around the world -- including South Sudan, Burma and Pakistan -- and six in the U.S., most recently in New York City during Hurricane Sandy.