Jake Wood on how his job as a special operations Air Force combat planner is just as important as the job he does

Jake Wood was once a warrior, then an entrepreneur. Last summer, the Special Operations Joint Terminal Attack Controller changed his life when he saw an opportunity to give back to his community while pushing the boundaries of how combat veterans can succeed after service. In this week’s episode of DC Urban Innovation, he explains why his new job is just as important as what he does to further understanding the unique challenges veterans face as they move from military to civilian life.

“I get a lot of opportunity to do stuff I never thought I would get to do as an SOTIC,” Wood says.

More information about the show, including videos, can be found on DC Urban Innovation’s website.

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