TEDxAmsterdam 2013 Molding military service for global good

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2. About

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2.2. ...the author

2.2.1. Jacob Wood @badgerjake http://www.teamrubiconusa.org/ http://about.me/jakewood

2.3. ...this talk

2.3.1. Themes War Finding in uninted good in the bad

2.3.2. Related talks

2.3.3. Reactions "Our nation’s veterans are such an incredible resource." http://wp.me/p10512-gNR @TeamRubicon #TED” (saw him live, interesting) #TEDxAMS Handsome man, beautiful words. Jacob Wood: Molding Military Service for Global Good #TEDxAMS Jakob Wood's piercing look makes us realize the important role of our veterans #TEDxAms pic.twitter.com/IfUjGMvGMR”

3. The story begins...

3.1. freshman year University Winsconsin

3.1.1. 9/11 changed my world changed the world of people around me

3.1.2. the most powerful nations fueling up war planes and preparing the weapons of war

3.2. graduated

3.2.1. joined US Army

3.2.2. enlisted in US Marine core

3.3. became private in the infantry

3.4. my hands were trained in war

4. 2007 & 2008: sent to Iraq and Afghanistan

4.1. Iraq

4.1.1. lost first man within 2 weeks

4.1.2. from that point death and destruction visited us with a steady drumbeat however, withnissed the greatest virtues of mankind everyday courage honour sarifice love

4.2. Afghanistan

4.2.1. embedded with both British and Afghan troops

4.2.2. fought day in, day out limited resources impossible odds

4.2.3. found the same virtues outside the marine corps every single day

4.2.4. we didn't shed our blood for politics we shed it for each other we shed it for the hope that we might be able to scratch some semblance of good in a world of bad

5. 2010

5.1. left the Marine Corps and had to look for something else to do with my life

5.2. images like these showed up

5.2.1. Haiti was in need of help

5.2.2. organizations and militaries from around the world were mobilised to help

5.3. these images were tragic yet familiar

5.3.1. I had never been a day in Haiti

5.3.2. but I have been there

5.4. went to Haiti with a friend (also ex-marine) to help

5.4.1. teamed up to reach a total of 8 indidivuals

5.4.2. mostly strangers

5.5. everyone was in Haiti

5.5.1. but only the military was doing something

5.5.2. we were on to something... how about the other 2.5 miljon veterans

6. Team Rubicon

6.1. became the name of the group of 8

6.1.1. because like the ancient river in ancient Rome, this was our point of no return

6.1.2. found ourselves leading mobile triage clinics

6.1.3. going where other organizations could not or would not go

6.2. turns out

6.2.1. my hands were not only trained for war

6.2.2. they were also trained to help and hail my fellow men

6.3. were able to expand, using other veterans

6.3.1. deploying teams to Birma South Sudan Chile Pakistan

6.4. learned something else

6.4.1. we were not only servicing others

6.4.2. we also helped healing our invisible wounds of war able to provide: sense of purpose sense of community sense of self

6.4.3. these veterans had the potiential to be a civilian beacon of: courage honour sarifice love