Having served 30 years in the U.S. Army, including six operational deployments, Jimmy Blackmon is among the most combat experienced leaders of the modern era. He has led high risk missions all over the world including serving as the air mission commander on the operation that netted #2 and #3 in the famous Iraqi deck of cards. Amazingly, Jimmy also served as the aviation commander during the battles in which four Medals of Honor were earned in Afghanistan – in the very valleys where the attacks of 9-11 were planned and rehearsed. Having achieved impressive results, Jimmy understands how to navigate the complexities of the 21stCentury. His ability to develop an organizational strategy, build living systems and processes that enable organizations to thrive with speed and agility in the modern era, and build world-class, cohesive teams driven by vision and purpose are unparalleled. Leadership under fire, crisis management, trust and empowerment, priority management, delegation, and accountability are but a few of Jimmy’s focus areas.
“Jimmy’s authenticity allows him to connect with every level of an organization. His inspirational stories around leadership as well as encouragement on the power of cultivating positive relationships allowed our team to have a greater understanding of each other as well as how we better motivate and communicate within our organization. I would highly recommend Jimmy for any company looking to maximize each employee’s potential.” ---Jed Thomas VP - Tennessee Coca Cola
Jimmy is also an author, he has won an IBO World Championship in archery, and made a U.S. Armed Forces World Cross Country Team. These achievements demonstrate that Jimmy understands self-motivation, discipline, and a winning attitude.
Bachelor of Arts in History from North Georgia College
Master of Science in Education from Old Dominion University
Masters in National Security Strategy from the National War College in Washington D.C.