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Jake Wood

Jake Wood

Author of Once a Warrior (Penguin Random House)

Former Marine Sniper, Pat Tillman ESPY Award Winner, CEO of Team Rubicon

Jake Wood is a former Marine sniper and the Co-founder and CEO of Team Rubicon, a disaster relief organization that deploys military veterans as first responders to natural disasters. Wood has been profiled by Forbes, People, MSNBC, CNN, Huffington Post, Fox News, among others. He has been named a CNN Hero and bestowed the GQ “Better Men Better World” Award, the ESPN “Pat Tillman” Award, the Goldman Sachs “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs” Award, and many others. He is the author of Take Command (Random House; 2014) and Once a Warrior, the founding story of Team Rubicon as inspired by his experiences in war, which published with Penguin Random House on November 10th, 2020.


Praise for Once A Warrior

Sentinel, November 10, 2020

Jake Wood’s Once A Warrior is just the book America needs right now. This battle tested Marine came home determined to make the world a better place through humanitarian efforts developed with military discipline. His life changing experience is a reminder of the greatness of the American spirit and how now more than ever we need to activate that for the common good.

—Tom Brokaw, Journalist and Author of The Greatest Generation

Anyone who wants to better understand the veteran experience—or anyone who has a pulse—should read this gut-wrenching, paradigm-shifting book, which takes you deep inside the experience of trauma and its after effects and offers one of the most soaring definitions of service I’ve ever seen.

—Maria Shriver, New York Times Bestselling Author and Award-Winning Journalist

An inspiring, true story of combat, courage, and commitment. Jake Wood was once a warrior, and did what warriors must. But he came away from the experience a builder; building Team Rubicon, rebuilding lives, and creating hope.

—General Stan McChrystal, Author of Team of Teams