Jake is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), earned a BS degree in Computer Applications and Networks and holds a Master’s Degree in Information Systems and Technology Management. He has also served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army Reserve and in his military capacity was deployed to New Orleans, LA, as part of the humanitarian relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and served two tours in Afghanistan, one as an embedded advisor to the Afghan National Security Forces in 2007and one in 2013 as a Chief Communications Officer for a multinational brigade in charge of securing the draw down and turnover of the security stability operations for Urozgan Province to the Afghan Government.