Jack H. Jacobs
Jack H. Jacobs is a retired Colonel in the United States Army. He served in the Vietnam War twice, earning three Bronze Starts, two Silver Stars, and the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest combat decoration. In 1987 he retired from the military and began a career in investment banking, serving as a Managing Director of Bankers Trust and, subsequently, Lehman Brothers.
Jacobs has held faculty positions at the U.S. Military Academy and the National War College and is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at his alma mater Rutgers University. He co-authored his memoir, “If Not Now, When? Duty and Sacrifice in America’s Time of Need,” winner of the 2010 Colby Award and published his second work of nonfiction, “Basic: Surviving Boot Camp and Basic Training” in 2012. He currently serves as an on-air military analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.