Veterans repurpose skills and reintegrate with Team Rubicon

In this week of Veterans Day in the U.S.A. and Remembrance Day in Canada, MilSuccessNet will post daily to illuminate Veterans’ living contributions and to remember those whose light was extinguished far too early in their service to our society.  

“This generation of Veterans has the opportunity to step up, if they are given the chance,” says Jake Wood, co-founder and president of Team Rubicon, a disaster relief nonprofit known for its extraordinary efforts during the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Jake Wood, co-founder and president of Team Rubicon

Jake Wood, co-founder and president of Team Rubicon

Wood served for four years in the United States Marine Corps. He deployed in 2007 to Iraq as a fire team leader and in 2008 to Afghanistan as a Scout Sniper.

On his return to the U.S. he became an outspoken advocate for veterans’ rights. In 2010, his voice joined that of  former Marine William McNulty. Together, they founded Team Rubicon in response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti. [Read more…]