Robert “BJ” Jackson Jr., Board Member and National Spokesperson
In 2003, BJ was deployed to Baghdad, with the 186th Military Police Company, where the Humvee he was driving triggered a roadside bomb and was immediately hit with enemy fire. He lost both legs below the knee and suffered severe burns on his arms, legs and back, and flash burns on his face and head.
Since being wounded, he has been committed to helping others understand that they can overcome the odds, and that they do not need to limit themselves because of their injuries. He helped build the foundation of national organizations that are assisting our nation’s veterans. He has managed many international, national, and local nonprofit programs and has been a national spokesperson for the past 12 years. He also takes pride in saying he has been a keynote/motivational speaker at over two hundred events. This has gotten him worldwide media coverage; ranging from Oprah, Fox & Friends, Geraldo, to Cavuto, and to media outlets in countries such as Germany, Switzerland, and France to name a few.
It wasn’t until he met the founders of Fairways for Warriors, Tom and Kathy that he realized all the programs he had created were a quick fix; a Band-Aid effect and not a sustainable solution for the multitude of challenges these brave men and women would deal with over their lifetime. He believes Fairways for Warriors is helping mind, body, and spirit heal and helps combat veterans find their “NEW NORMAL”. For this, he is proud to say Fairways for Warriors is his NEW UNIFORM.