Jamahl retired from the United States Army in March of 2016 after 20+ years of service. Throughout his career he served with the 75th Ranger Regiment <3>, Stryker Infantry Brigades, and the Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG). He has participated in numerous deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Jamahl worked closely, and deployed with retired Law Enforcement professionals on his last assignment within AWG. Why did Jamahl start Project Overwatch? Jamahl’s words.
“When I watched how the events of Ferguson and Baltimore effected my brothers at AWG it provoked me. I respected these men, I deployed with them! Many of my old Soldiers went to law enforcement after they got out.”
“The more I saw, the more I wanted to do something, but I didn’t know where to start. I wanted to get in the fight, Project Overwatch was my method.”
“I believe there is a a lot of connective tissue between the Veteran and Police Officer service to country and community. We Support and Defend and they Protect and Serve.”
Mac is currently Active Duty, and moonlighting as our VP. He has served in the United States Army for 14 years with numerous conventional units and currently serves on a Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha Team. He has participated in frequent Iraq and Afghanistan rotations, as well as other foreign partner enabling deployments around the world. Mac’s brother in law is an officer with the New York City Police Department. Why does Mac volunteer? Macs words: “I have deep appreciation for Emergency Responders, especially because of the frequency of personal deployments, they watch my Homefront while I am gone.” “I want to give back to those who give selflessly, every day. It is the right thing to do!”
Marcy joined the United States Army in 1993 where she served 5 years as a Military Police Officer in Korea and Ft. Benning, GA. After her discharge she joined the Cobb County Police Department in Marietta, GA. While working as an officer, she served in various capacities. She was a patrolman, field training officer, a narcotics agent, and a recruiter/background investigator. She retired from the agency in 2008. She now works as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Utah Valley University. She has also assisted numerous Utah police agencies with curriculum development in racial profiling and diversity training. Why does Marcy volunteer? Marcy’s words:
“These are my brothers and sisters in blue. No one knows hard work, dedication and commitment to what they do unless they have walked a mile in their shoes.”
“If I have a chance to advocate in any way for my family (All those in public safety) then that is what I will do! All public safety employees need to know they are appreciated, they are supported, and that we stand behind their efforts to give back when others only judge their actions.”
Southern Regional Director
Chris retired from the United States Army after 20 years of service in October 2014. He has served with 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, a Military Transition Team, and the Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG). He has several deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He has deployed and trained with first responders and has numerous friends and former colleagues that are first responders. Why does Chris volunteer? Chris’ words:
“It is a travesty how a society can turn on a very special group of people whose sole purpose is to rush towards danger and selflessly serve those in their community.”
Haley Brown is the Marketing Manager for Project Overwatch, overseeing the daily social media campaigns as well as assisting on all non-profit projects. Haley’s experience in media and marketing is a key component to the organiztion, research, and success of the non-profit.
Haley is very passionate about our mission and eager to assist in the growth of this organization, her grandfather and uncle both retired from the police department. First responders and their work have always been an important part of her life. Haley is the first line of contact to help us move forward in our goal to energize and support the law enforcement and fire fighter communities. Her passion and work ethic makes her an asset to the Project Overwatch team.