Jason Sweatt is a US Army combat veteran and the director of SC Veterans Alliance (SCVA) in Santa Cruz County, California. Jason enlisted in the US Army in 1996 and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sargent in 2006. During his time in service he has flown missions with the DEA as a Blackhawk crew chief in the Bahamas to providing convoy security in Iraq. He served as a squad leader with the 1st Calvary Division from 2004-2005 in Baghdad, Iraq. After his enlistment he finished college in Hawaii and moved to California to begin a career in horticulture and veteran advocacy.
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Aaron Newsom is a United States Marine Corps combat veteran. He served in Afghanistan in 2004-2005 where he worked with an attack helicopter squadron on forward operating bases throughout the eastern part of the country. He was honorably discharged in March of 2008. In 2013 he finished a degree in horticulture and began working with veterans and cannabis. His passion lies in the therapeutic value of growing cannabis and its medicinal ability to help reduce pharmaceutical dependence, specifically in veterans with service related ailments.
Jake Scallan enlisted in the USAF as a Security Policeman in 2007. In 2009 he deployed to Iraq serving in country as a M2 gunner. Discharging in 2011 and returning home to the California Bay Area he found great relief in cannabis as an alternative to the pharmaceutical treatment offered by the VA Hospitals. He was brought onto the SCVA team in 2014 to run the Veterans Compassion Program.