Lance Corporal Adam M. Jahnke joined the United States Marine Corps in 2005. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division and deployed to Habanyeah, Iraq. There he sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as a result of multiple blasts. Upon returning to the States, Jahnke recieved therapy for PTS and depression. He was subsequently re-deployed as a squad leader doing guard duty in 2008. Jahnke finished his time in the Marines in the Wounded Warrior Battalion East at Camp Lejeune, where he was retired from active service.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in 2017 and is now working toward his Masters of Social Work degree with the goal to gain employment with Veterans Affairs. Jahnke was the recipient of a scholarship from Sentinels of Freedom and received Chapter 31 Benefits to assist in his graduate studies.
Jahnke went through a difficult time in his transition and feels he has a lot to offer other veterans so they don't make the same mistakes. The issues he faced have guided him to his career choice to help those who served alongside him.
Jahnke currently lives in Landrum, SC on a little lake in the mountains where his four children and loving wife, Meghan, enjoy time together.