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Jason Delp

Jason Delp
The skills that I continue to develop allow my organisation to be best-prepared and staffed to handle complex problems around the globe and work towards a more secure and stable future.
Jason Delp

Early life and the Armed Forces

I grew up in a poverty stricken, small farming community located in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Shortly after high school in 2001, I joined the United States Army and served two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. When I returned home from my last deployment I enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth University and earned a Masters of Education in Sports Business. Immediately following my degree, I was accepted into the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Internship Programme along with 26 fellow interns. I was able to excel in the programme and was one of three interns to gain employment for the upcoming 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. At USOC, I began to spend a great deal of my time working with injured veterans and military service members and have been working with these types of charities ever since.  In 2011, I accepted a position in England with the US Department of Defence's Combatant Command USAFRICOM, a government organisation set up to support African nations in military relations and security issues.  In 2015, I was promoted to Human Resources (HR) Director with NATO Support Command.

A career with NATO

My position is consistently focused on human capital and ensuring that the most qualified employees are in positions that best suit their strengths, ultimately bettering the organisation. The challenges of my job are dealing with position gaps, financial budgeting, and manning issues within a dynamic intergovernmental military alliance. My organisation is very diverse, totalling over two hundred employees from over twenty nations, all of which are organised to collectively deal with evolving crises and global issues within the perspective of each nation's unique work culture, rules and regulations.

In my role, I must always stay transparent with leadership in communicating manning shortfalls and be well-versed in technical skills required in emerging potential crises. These skills that I continue to develop allow my organisation to be best-prepared and staffed to handle complex problems around the globe and work towards a more secure and stable future. 

Learn by doing

The Cambridge Executive MBA Programme is valuable in assisting my future government career endeavours by enlisting me in one of the most highly competitive, influential, and renowned academic institutions in the world. Not only does Cambridge Judge Business School bring prestige and credibility to many applicants with potential employers, but the programme encourages cross-pollination with other world-renowned academic departments and successfully challenges me to 'learn by doing'. I believe that the programme is giving me the tools to develop a well-rounded understanding of international business, terminology, and organisational structure.  

I understand that to meet my full potential and to distinguish myself from the competition for senior level positions, I must work hard and not only challenge myself with the best of academic work, but also be among the best and brightest students and colleagues. The vast knowledge of my classmates and their diverse level of business savvy has inspired me not to waste a second in getting to know each of them and to build lifelong friendships. These are the types of friends who inspire those around them and I am looking forward to working with and learning from them over the next two years.

Programme

Cambridge Executive MBA 2015

Company

Human Resource Director, NATO Support Command

Education

MEd Virginia Commonwealth University; MS National Intelligence University