Brigadier General (ret.) Jack Hammond is the Executive Director for the Home Base Program, which is a partnership between the Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Red Sox. Home Base has provided mental & brain health care and support for more than 20,000 Veterans and military families over the past decade and established the nation’s first private sector center of excellence for the invisible wounds of war.
General Hammond has advised President Obama’s Commission on Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization & delivered remarks at the White House Veterans and Military Family Mental Health Conference. Hammond has advised President George W. Bush’s Warrior Wellness Alliance, Secretary Bob McDonald’s My VA Advisory Committee, Governor Mitt Romney’s Homeland Security Advisory Council, and Governor Charlie Baker’s Healthcare Transition Team & Veteran Advisory Council. A proven combat leader General Hammond simultaneously commanded two separate Battalions in Iraq, and as a General officer, he effectively led a multi-national NATO Task Force in Afghanistan. His military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, two Legion of Merit Medals one for combat service, the Bronze Star Medal, two Meritoriously Service Medals, five Army Commendation Medal one for Valor, two Valorous Unit Awards, the Combat Action Badge, the French Medal of National Defense, and the Bulgarian Medal of Mission Support.
General Hammond holds Degree’s from the University of Massachusetts, Boston University, and has completed a National Security Fellowship at Harvard University.