Jack Hammond is a retired U.S. Army Brigadier General with multiple combat commands, and currently serves as the Chief Executive for the Home Base National Center of Excellence for Mental Health and Brain Injuries. He is a decorated combat leader and private sector innovator who has served on advisory groups for presidents, governors and businesses. Hammond has also presented on his innovative programs and leadership at the White House, United Kingdom’s Parliament, Presidential libraries, and with national companies working in defense, construction, biotechnology, marketing, and more.
Hammond has led U.S. and NATO forces in combat and counter-terrorism operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan. This includes; simultaneously commanding two separate Battalion level Task Forces on more than one hundred successful intelligence-fused counter-terrorist operations in Iraq, responding to both WMD events and Mass Casualty suicide bombings, and an attack on our US Embassy.
In 2012 Hammond was invited to lead Home Base, which is a unique partnership between the Boston Red Sox and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Over the past decade Hammond and his team have; established the nation’s first private sector Center of Excellence for the Invisible Wounds, developed innovative solutions for mental health and brain injuries, and leveraged the faculty and clinical resources of MGH and Harvard Medical School to reimagine Veteran mental health and brain injury care. All of these treatments are provided at no cost to the Veterans, and military service members, and families we care for.
General Hammond has earned Degrees from the University of Massachusetts and Boston University, and completed a National Security Fellowship at Harvard University. His military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit Medal for combat service, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medals, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, two Valorous Unit Awards, the Combat Action Badge, the French Medal of National Defense, and the Bulgarian Medal of Mission Support.