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In Focus: Staff Sgt. Jared Jacques

Staff Sgt. Jared Jacques, emergency management superintendent in the 419th Civil Engineer Squadron

Staff Sgt. Jared Jacques, emergency management superintendent in the 419th Civil Engineer Squadron (U.S. Air Force photo)

The “In Focus” series is a monthly feature that puts the spotlight on some of the 419th Fighter Wing’s best and brightest Reserve Citizen Airmen. Find it on Instagram @419fw

IN FOCUS: Staff Sgt. Jared Jacques
TITLE: Emergency Management Superintendent
UNIT: 419th Civil Engineer Squadron
FUN FACTS: Jared, 30, went from being an engine mechanic on C-130s and F-16s to an emergency management expert in natural and military disasters. “We plan military exercises for our Airmen, but we also work with local counties around Hill Air Force Base to prepare for earthquakes, flooding, or even tornados,” he said. “I like being organized about planning for the unexpected, because I know it will save people’s lives.” Jared joined the Air Force Reserve after nine years on active duty, where he deployed four times and traveled to more than 30 countries, mostly in Africa. When he’s not working in the CES, you can find him in the gym six days a week, training for his second Spartan Race, a grueling obstacle course challenge. As a single dad, Jared enjoys coaching his daughter’s tee-ball team and making furniture for his home (his latest creation is a rocking chair). If he could possess one superpower: “I’d be able to stop time, so I could get more done.”

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