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- Redesigning our Domestic Intelligence Architecture
- Crisis Management – 21st Century Challenges
- Recognizing PTSD and Co-Morbidities
- When One Family Member Serves the Entire Family Serves
- Invisible Wounds of War
- Origins of Veterans Day
- Serving Those Who Have Served: Practical Approaches to Addressing the Invisible Wounds of War in Service Members and Post-9/11 Veterans – FIRST RESPONDERS
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Jack Hammond, retired Brigadier General (Army), on terrorism/ counter-terrorism operations.
Jack Hammond will provide you with in an inside look into hunting terrorists and securing critical sites in some of the most dangerous places in the world.
Hammond has an extensive background in counter-terrorism operations based upon two combat commands and three decades of formal education – to include a national security fellowship at Harvard, counterinsurgency training with NATO, and Homeland Security Training in Israel – and operational experience in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Paraguay.
General Hammond has led troops in combat under enemy fire and was decorated for valor for his counter-insurgent work in Fallujah, Iraq, and his unit received multiple awards for extraordinary heroism.
Hammond developed intricate intelligence organizations, and then fused the intelligence from this into actionable plans he planned and led to include; hundreds of raids and counter-terrorist operations that captured a significant number of high value insurgents, tons of bomb making material, and hundreds of RPGs, mortars, machine guns, and weapons.
Hammond will provide powerful lessons on leading agile and adaptive organizations during complex operations in austere international environments.
He has responded to mass casualty producing attacks, chemical weapon decontamination incidents, and a myriad of combat actions that required flexible and adaptive leadership to constantly adjust tactics and plans to defeat a rapidly morphing enemy.
Hammond has a great deal of operational experience hunting terrorists in Iraq and securing critical sites in both the US, Iraq, Afghanistan….
Given what is going on in the world, he will share his interesting background with your audience.
He has led large military organizations during some very complex operations, and now lead a very dynamic organization that is a partnership between the Boston Red Sox and a General Hospital, he will certainly provide some insight on entrepreneurial leadership.
Jack Hammond, Brigadier General has commanded troops at the Platoon, Troop, Battalion and Brigade level both at home and abroad, including Afghanistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
In July 2011, Hammond became the first officer to achieve the rank of General in a combat theater since World War II.
After a deployment to Afghanistan, General Hammond deployed to Iraq with the invasion force and simultaneously commanded two Battalions: Task Force Patriot in Balad performing stability and security operations, and Task Force Enforcer, in Fallujah conducting counter-insurgent operations, In Kabul Afghanistan.
General Hammond commanded Task Force Yankee as the senior U.S. Commander for Kabul Province, and was responsible for a multi-national security force of 3,000 personnel, providing security and support for 11 U.S. installations, and 10,000 coalition members conducting counterinsurgency operations, humanitarian assistance and area support missions.
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.
Very little is said about the other 1 percent — the 1 percent of Americans who have put their lives on the line and their blood in the sand for the past decade.
We will end up spending somewhere north of $2 trillion — that’s trillion with a T — on the wars that followed 9/11.
What will we spend on the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines we sent to fight them?