Jake Harriman is the CEO of Nuru International (www.nuruinternational.org), a non-profit organization that seeks to fight terrorism by ending extreme poverty. The boldness and scope of this mission is rooted in Jake’s experience in combat as a special forces operator where he witnessed how terrorist organizations were able to capitalize on the desperation of those they ruled over. In this podcast Jake recounts his tentative path to the US Naval Academy, the joys and challenges of being in the special forces, and a transition out of the military that included a few curve balls.
Name: Jake Harriman
Branch/Speciality: US Marine Corps / Force Recon
Civilian Career: Non-profit CEO