War Veteran Teaches Safety Skills, Crisis Management to Educators

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Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)

Meet Jacob Edwards, veteran Marine and Prince William County Public Schools employee. Edwards served as a combat engineer for six years in an active and reserve component. In 2004, he was deployed to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom in Al-Anbar Province, Iraq. Assigned to the Third Battalion, First Marines, an Infantry Battalion, he saw combat action during the Second Battle of Fallujah. His battalion was one of the main assault battalions for Operation Al-Fajr. Their assignment was to liberate the city from terrorists so that the citizens were free to vote in the January 2005 elections.

Before coming to the School Division, Edwards worked as civilian for a government contractor teaching combat skills to pre-deployment units. He was inspired by his parents, retired educators, to bring his vast experience to a school division. His position with Prince William County Public Schools entails creating and training School Division personnel on Crisis Management.


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