Having served in both the SAS and the Parachute Regiment, Jamie has found himself making critical decisions in some of the most hostile and strenuous environments. Jamie began his military career in 2004, joining the PARA’s and serving in 3 PARA for four years building expertise in HALO and HAHO parachuting. After being deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, Jamie thrived for more action so went through the arduous process of Special Forces selection. After a first time pass, Jamie then served in the SAS for 10 years. Whilst part of the SAS Jamie served four Afghanistan tours, three Iraq tours and two covert operational deployments. Deployed on several Tier 1 operations, Jamie was trained as a high-level shooter at the forefront of intelligence lead strikes. He was also often called upon to gather intelligence and act as a mentor to countless foreign special forces units.
Jamie is also a qualified patrol medic, having provided life-saving aid in the face of trauma. Such experience has allowed Jamie to form a resilient character, as well as helping him to build a plethora of inspirational anecdotes to share with willing audiences. A career that demands perseverance, respect and most of all impeccable teamwork, Jamie draws upon the skills honed in the SAS to help audiences through workshops and team exercises. His time serving in the PARA’s has qualified Jamie to military and civilian parachuting standard, jumping with heavy kit into malicious territories. Proficient in calculating risk, Jamie is able to draw comparisons of taking risk out on the field to taking risks in everyday life.
Jamie is now best known for his role on the credited programme SAS: Who Dares Wins, starring alongside the likes of Ollie Ollerton, Colin Maclachlan and Jason Fox. His role saw Jamie tricking participants into thinking that he was part of the team, but instead he was a trained military professional placed to provide intel on the recruits. A trained Military Mountain Guide and DSV ski teacher, Jamie is fully equipped to perform tactical and non-tactical expeditions navigating the extremes of mountainous environments worldwide. Recently Jamie has traversed some of the world’s highest mountains, proudly reaching the summit of Mount Everest twice.
The military has shaped the person that Jamie is today, owing some of his greatest lessons in life to his 14-year illustrious career. Revered for his perspectives on taking risks, achieving goals, determination, drive and peak performance Jamie is the perfect speaker to leave audiences feeling inspired to take on challenges they face.