For the first seven years of his career, J.T. served in Europe during the Cold War, then deployed to the Persian Gulf War. Later deployments included multiple combat tours to both Iraq and Afghanistan. J.T. also served in the Pentagon with the Joint Staff and the Army Staff. While on the Joint Staff, he collaborated extensively with the U.S. State Department on global security affairs.
Born in Bamberg, West Germany, J.T. grew up as a military “brat” and appreciated living all over the world, experiencing many diverse cultures. He is conversant in German and enjoys fishing, skiing, college football, and international travel.