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JC Glick is a leadership consultant who advises at the strategic, operational, team, and individual levels. He has a strong background in leadership development, crises action planning, leadership in high-stress environments, moral and ethical decision making, executive personnel assessment and selection, strategy, coaching and counseling, and developing innovative solutions to complex problems.
JC served in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer for 20 years, primarily in special operations and special missions units. He has been deployed in support of operations worldwide, with more than 11 combat tours, and has acted as a tactical, operational and strategic advisor to the command of U.S. forces in Baghdad, Iraq. Most recently he was selected to direct the Army’s schools on leadership development, resiliency, and fitness and to set future strategy for the Army of 2025 in these areas. He has led organizations as large as 1,500 soldiers and units comprised of only 12 senior leaders, and he has advised Fortune 500 companies.
JC is considered a thought leader in adaptive and proactive programs of instruction centered on the development of leadership behaviors and values suited to dynamic environments and situations of ambiguity and adversity. Because of his history of innovation and unconventional thoughts on education and leadership, the military had him focus on adult leadership development, employee resiliency, training, and the process of transforming volunteer civilians into soldiers. His methods were spotlighted in Forbes and on the Huffington Post.
JC holds a masters degree from the Naval War College in National Security and Strategic Studies. He was also one of only eight senior fellows to be selected for the senior service chief’s fellowship at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). A regular lecturer at the U.S. Naval Academy, he has also spoken at a number of colleges and high schools on leadership and education and receives regular invitations to speak at Fortune 500 and NFL franchise events.
JC has earned three Bronze Stars, three Meritorious Service Medals, as well as a Joint Commendation Medal and the Order of Saint Maurice, Centurion Level. He was recently selected as a Liberty Fellow of The Aspen Institute, class of 2016.
“JC Glick is a truly inspirational and transformational leader who has helped thousands of young men and women reach their full leadership potential.”
Commanding General, U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training