Jack Gardner

U.S. Army (Retired)

We have demonstrated that we can accomplish seemingly impossible tasks when we collaborate and focus. At this critical point in time we need to leverage our huge resources - talent, sense of innovation, diversity, national wealth - and work together on the key strategic areas that will most impact our nation and the world through the rest of this century. And in the process, rebuild confidence and trust in our basic institutions and the core beliefs the nation was founded on.

Jack Gardner served in command positions in Europe, Latin America, Korea, Bosnia, Iraq and numerous locations in the US. In his final assignment he served as the Deputy Commander of U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany, responsible for the US military forces stationed throughout Europe.

He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Masters degree from Georgetown University. He also completed a year-long Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellowship at Harvard University and attended the Singularity University Executive Program at NASA Research Park, Moffett Field, CA.

A native of Columbus, Ohio and a life-long Ohio State football fan, he lives in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the Founder of the 21st Century Jobskills Project, a nonprofit organization focused on facilitating all public school students in achieving a true living wage job. The nonprofit is currently coordinating a pilot program in the community of Haverhill, MA designed to achieve this goal.

He is also a Co-founder of Luminary LLC, a software company that develops artificial intelligence tools designed to provide real-time access to practical knowledge.