- Bold Leadership
- Management Development
- Crisis Management
- Risk Management
- Professional Development
- Invisible Wounds of War
- Origins of Veterans Day
- Invisible Wounds of War in Service Members & Post-9/11 Veterans – FIRST RESPONDERS
- Aggression & Domestic Violence
Jack Hammond is a retired Brigadier army general with years of leadership experience from the combat zone to the board room. He was the CEO of a multi-million dollar organization in a trillion-dollar industry.
Jack will shine a bright light on the unique leadership challenges encountered and share with you the 5 Rules for Bold Leadership During Extraordinary Times that will result in the ability to inspire greatness in others and maximize the potential of your business and your team – which is the definition of true leadership.
Jack Hammond has an extensive background in counter-terrorism operations based upon two combat commands and three decades of formal education – including a national security fellowship at Harvard, counterinsurgency training with NATO, and Homeland Security Training in Israel.
General Hammond led troops in combat under enemy fire and was decorated for valor for his counter-insurgent work, and his unit received multiple awards for extraordinary heroism.
Hammond will provide powerful lessons on leading agile and adaptive organizations during complex operations in austere international environments.
A myriad of combat actions required flexible and adaptive leadership to constantly adjust tactics and plans to defeat a rapidly morphing enemy. Given what is happening worldwide, he will share his interesting background with your audience. He has led large military organizations during very complex operations and now leads a very dynamic organization, and he will certainly provide some insight on entrepreneurial leadership.
Hammond became the first officer to achieve the rank of General in a combat theater since World War II.
General Hammond is the recipient of numerous military awards, including:
the Distinguished Service Medal,
the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster,
Bronze Star Medal,
Army Commendation Medal for Valor with Oak Leaf Cluster,
French Medal of National Defense,
Bulgarian Medal of Mission Support.
General Hammond holds a Bachelor of Science, a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Marketing, and was a National Security Fellow at Harvard University.
United States Army Brigadier General (Retired)
Former Commander of US Forces in Kabul Province, Afghanistan
CEO, Home Base Center of Excellence for Mental Health and Brain Injury Care
Leadership and Strategic Planning Expert
● 5 Rules for Bold Leadership During Extraordinary Times – Jack Hammond will
deliver a dynamic presentation on leadership by sharing the lessons he learned through
a range of complex combat operations in the world’s most dangerous places, and
breakthrough clinical programs his teams developed to reimagine what is possible in the
treatment of mental health and brain injury care. By sharing stories of real-world
experiences from combat with his lessons learned, and then describing how these
principles were then applied in the corporate world and private sector, Hammond will
capture the audience’s attention and provide a message that resonates and is relatable.
● Building an Effective Team – According to Jack Hammond, building an effective team
is one of the most important tasks of a great leader. Jack believes people are the center
of gravity for success. If you have the right people and properly resource them, you can
accomplish anything. Jack knows building great teams takes committed effort and
strategic resources from senior leaders. Jack shares how to grow and build great
leaders and teams, who are properly trained for their mission and have strong moral
compasses that are aligned with a corporate culture that serves as an organizational
North Star. Jack knows this is especially true during times of crisis and uncertainty. Jack
draws on his more than 40 years of leadership experience from the combat to the board
room as he shares with his audience his experiences of building teams from individuals
with unique skill sets that work together to achieve what once seemed impossible.
● Crisis Leadership and Management – Jack Hammond has extensive experience
leading and managing crisis situations on the battlefield, in a multi-million dollar
business, and in building and leading a COVID hospital during the pandemic.
Responding to crises is an everyday responsibility for combat leaders, but some present
Additional Speaking Topics Include:
● Executive Leadership
● Corporate Responsibility, Ethics, and Culture
● Strategy Development and Implementation
● Executive Cyber Security Responsibilities
● Marketing and Public Relations
● Risk Management
● Ethical Decision Making
● Mind Body Soul Preservation of Your Force
● Optimism Promotes Success and Good Luck
Jack Hammond is a retired US Army Brigadier General with over 40 years of leadership
experience from the combat zone to the board room. His final assignment before he retired from
the military was as the Commanding General of US Forces in Kabul Province, Afghanistan. He
is currently the CEO of a multi-million dollar organization in a trillion-dollar industry.
Jack’s presentations will inspire and motivate your group to maximize their potential, overcome
adversity, and change your mindset to look at alternative solutions to challenges. Jack’s can
also provide insight into the leadership skills required to navigate chaos and turbulence of the
Because every organization is unique, Jack never gives the same presentation twice. 40 years
of experience has given Jack industry-specific examples for seamless application. These
industries include but are not limited to Advertising, Health Care, Pharmaceutical, High Tech,
Financial Services, Government, Military, and more. Book Jack with the assurance that this
presentation will be exactly what your organization needs.