Jerry Shick is a financial advisor and former US Navy SEAL with more than 24 years of service.
A native Texan, Jerry grew up in Pasadena, Texas where he spent his formative years playing football and other team sports. Inspired by the camaraderie instilled in team sports, Jerry was compelled to find a way to live his life having that same camaraderie he experienced playing team sports and put it to good use.
After graduating high school, Jerry enlisted in the US Navy to become a Navy SEAL, highly regarded as the ultimate organization for camaraderie. In 1994, he received orders to Naval Special Warfare Center to attend BUD/S or Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training, where he learned the true power of teamwork.
After graduating BUD/S in 1995, Jerry was assigned to SEAL Team One in Coronado, California, where he completed three deployments in the Pacific Theater of Operations. In February 2001, Jerry was assigned to Naval Special Warfare Development Group, from which he was temporarily assigned to Naval Special Warfare Detachment 2 and served with several Joint Task Forces completing 11 combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and others in the global war on terrorism.
During his 24 years of service, Jerry has been a part of numerous teams and served in various levels of leadership while operating in the most arduous environments, mastering the concept of teamwork, leadership, and the importance of communication. His leadership roles include: Assault Team Leader, Assault Troop Leader and Senior Enlisted Leader. In these varying roles his experience has ranged from junior level leadership, managing a small team with fewer than 15 personnel, to senior level leadership, managing several departments and more than 120 personnel with varying backgrounds, where he was charged with developing and maintaining a high-performance team for no-fail missions. Jerry Shick retired from Naval Special Warfare Development Group in September 2017 with numerous awards for his accomplishments including six Bronze Stars with combat “V” for valor, and two Defense Meritorious Service Medals. Jerry is enthusiastic about bringing his accumulated knowledge and experience into the civilian sector and seeks to continue to develop camaraderie with his family, friends, and clients.
He now works as a Financial Advisor in Tyler, Texas and periodically gives lectures on his experiences.
US Navy SEAL, 24 years (1993-2017)
Norwich University Bachelors of Science, summa cum laude.