Reaching beyond, achieving more
The journey you take through life is shaped by the situations or circumstances you find yourself in – those experiences do not define you but how you respond to them will.
As a young child Jem experienced the feeling of isolation through family situations outside his control. He had limited social interactions with his peer group and was subsequently bullied at school. It was these early, formative years that impacted his thinking and led to a decision that changed the rest of his life.
By finding your why! You really can choose who you become.
Stepping out of the shadows
As soon as Jem was old enough he stepped out of the shadow of his early childhood to join the Royal Marines.
After four years as a highly skilled Arctic Warfare Specialist, he then volunteered and passed SBS selection and was recognised as one of the youngest ever members to pass selection into the Elite British Special Forces.
He served operationally for over 20 years within the Special Boat Service (SBS) in many areas of conflict around the world. Undertaking a number of specialist roles including counter-terrorism, before taking on the responsibility for training the next generation of elite “thinking” soldiers.