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Col. Jack Jacobs

Retired Army Colonel

Col. Jack Jacobs appears in the following:

Veterans For Hire

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of The Eleven Laws of Likability and Heroes Get Hired, and Col. Jack Jacobs, author of Basic: Surviving Basic Training and Boot Camp, explain how veterans can nail the civilian job interview and translate their military skills and experience to the workplace.

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In Iraq, Will The U.S. Stay Or Go?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

There may be a change for the plan to completely withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of 2011. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said the U.S. would be open to discussions of an extended stay in Iraq, if asked by the Iraqi authorities. "In terms of the future strategic relationship beyond the end of 2011, I would say that the initiative clearly needs to come from the Iraqis," Gates told reporters yesterday in Kuala Lumpur. Is the U.S. legacy there going to be even longer than we imagined? 

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A Military Perspective On Gen. McChrystal's Gaffes

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

General Stanley McChrystal is in quite a pickle, after comments from him and his aides insulting Obama administration officials were published in Rolling Stone magazine, by writer Michael hastings, who spoke on our show yesterday:

"I was with General McChrystal when he checked his Blackberry, and he said, ‘oh no, not another email’ from Holbrooke, Richard Holbrooke, who’s the special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan. And then he said, ‘I don’t even want to read it.'"

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Troops Grapple with New Challenges in Afghan Offensive

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

American, British and Afghan troops have entered day five of a major offensive in a Taliban stronghold in Southern Afghanistan. While the offensive is largely going to plan, troops on the ground are dealing with far more than just encounters with Taliban fighters. The accidental killing of 12 civilians in Afghanistan in recent days has troops bringing condolences to the families of the victims.

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Veterans on Continuing Afghanistan Mission

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

We continue our conversation with veterans about what they expect to hear from President Obama in tonight's speech on Afghanistan, and how they think the strategy will play out on the ground. We speak with Jack Jacobs, retired Army colonel and professor of politics at West Point; National Guard Spc. Marco Reininger, who served in Afghanistan in 2008; and retired Army Sgt. Genevieve Chase, founder of American Women Veterans, who served in Afghanistan in 2006.

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