About the Founder
 

jason Jason Havlik enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1989 at the age of 17.  After graduating high school in Jacksonville, Florida in 1990, he attended Basic Training and Military Police School at Ft. McClellan, Alabama.  Upon completion of his training, he volunteered to deploy for the Gulf War.

After returning from the war in July 1991, Jason enlisted in the active duty Army and spent the next 10 years serving his country.  His duty stations included Ft. Myer, Virginia and various military posts throughout Europe.  During his extended tour in Europe, Jason served two tours in the Bosnian peacekeeping mission and one tour in support of the Kosovo peacekeeping mission.

Jason exited the military in May of 2001 and was hired by a sheriff's office in south Florida as a Law Enforcement Officer.  In time, he was promoted to Corporal and later became an Investigator assigned to the Criminal Street Gang Unit.

In February of 2007, Jason made the decision to go to Iraq in the hopes of assisting in the effort to get the country's troops home faster.  He left for training and testing in May and arrived in Baghdad, Iraq on June 5, 2007.  He is a private contractor for a government agency and is assigned to Army and Marine units in Fallujah, Iraq.

Rather than return to the States after completing his initial 1 year contract on June 4, 2008, Jason has elected to extend his contract and remain in Iraq until March 2009.  He is looking forward to going home at that time and beginning his trip around the country in support of wounded military members.

Jason is 35 years of age, has no children and has never been married, but is close to his immediate and extended family and misses them daily.  When back in the United States, he enjoys camping, wheeling, jogging, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


© 2007-2009 Wheelers for the Wounded.  All rights reserved.