Jake joined the Oregon Army National Guard 2006 as an infantryman. He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2010. Upon his return from Iraq, Jake graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice, and attended Accelerated Officer Candidate School.
Jake applied for a position as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer in the Washington Army National Guard. After being selected, he graduated Navy School Explosive Ordnance Disposal in 2014.
Jake is currently a Captain in the Army National Guard. He has served the Army National Guard as an EOD Platoon Leader, EOD Operations Officer, and Company Commander. After his command time, Jake was selected as a TAC Officer/Instructor for the State Officer Candidate School.
During this time, in his civilian job, Jake served 5 years in Law Enforcement, working as a Deputy Sheriff on Patrol with additional duties including Defensive Tactics Instructor, Field Training Officer, and Lockpicker.
Jake is an Army Tactical Combatives Instructor, a LE Defensive Tactics instructor, and a BJJ purple belt.