JJ McCool is a man who wears many hats. A husband, father, veteran, entrepreneur, sales trainer, marketing aficionado and trend setter.
Born as the second of 6 boys and a die hard athlete, competition was engrained in him at an early age. After dropping out of college his sophomore year JJ moved to Las Vegas where he honed his sales and entrepreneurial skills building a digital marketing organization. Always striving to be the best, he soon joined the Army with a Special Forces contract. Upon graduating from basic training, airborne school and some precursor training for Special Forces JJ was plagued with an infection in his leg that ended any further training.
This injury forced JJ into a different military trajectory, he was assigned to D CO 1/327 where he grew a kinship with the men he only months later deployed with. He spent a year fighting ‘the good fight’ as the Radio Telephone Operator in the Pech River Valley, Afghanistan. JJ realized he had not only made friends for life but he left knowing that there was a story still needing to be told.
JJ left deployment and continued to serve in different facets in the infantry world constantly adding schools and skills to his tool chest. JJ spent a total of 6 1/2 years in the military and knew that it was time to move on.
JJ married the love of his life Angela, and only 4 months ago had his first kid; a baby girl named Harper. Currently JJ goes to school full time studying Business while he continues his other entrepreneurial pursuits, to include the writing of his first book. JJ hopes to share the stories of these brave men and help people realize that we all have the capacity to do great things.