Jake Windle retired as Master Chief after serving over twenty years in the U.S. Navy. During his service, Jake led at every level for Special Reconnaissance Teams for Naval Special Warfare, completing multiple combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jake's career in the Navy culminated in his assignment as a Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commander of Naval Special Warfare. In that capacity, he served as the principal advisor to the commander on all matters related to the training, sustainment, employment, and leadership of the 400+ personnel of a sensitive intelligence program. Jake's work in Special Operations also resulted in dozens of technology development projects and more than $50M of new revenue for companies interacting with the government for the first time. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jake coordinated the deployment of millions of COVID-19 tests, led teams with multi-disciplinary skill sets, and collaborated with local, state, and federal authorities in the most critically impacted areas of the gulf coast.