August 01, 2022

U.S. Army Ranger School Trailblazer, Lt. Col. Lisa Jaster, Joins Talent War Group Executive Team

Written by Mike Sarraille and Lisa Jaster

AUSTIN, TX, August 1 – Talent War Group (TWG) announces that Lisa Jaster, West Point Graduate, and the third woman in the history of the U.S. Army to graduate from Ranger school, is joining the leadership team as Partner and Sr. Consultant of Leadership Development.

An active United States Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel and engineer officer, Lisa Jaster was the first female reserve soldier to graduate from the Army’s Ranger School. Graduating from the U.S. Military Academy in 2000 with her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, she served as an Army engineer officer on active duty for seven years. Following her service she joined Shell Oil Company as an engineer, returning to US Army Reserve status in 2012.

“Lisa’s journey is unique, which makes her pragmatic and highly effective leadership style valuable to the business community. She is a trailblazer who leads by example and the exact caliber of executive Talent War Group seeks to round out our management team,” said Mike Sarraille, Founder & CEO of Talent War Group. “We are proud to have her join us and are looking forward to the growth she accomplishes here at TWG.”

“Talent War Group continues to impress me with its growth and impact in the corporate world. As a US Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, I am looking forward to driving the company’s vision of bringing leadership lessons from the battlefield to the boardroom,” says Jaster.

Throughout her career, Jaster has navigated through male-dominated industries, making room for herself while paving the way for other women to be successful. She attributes her success and accomplishments to a life philosophy – ‘Delete the Adjective’ – a belief that an individual’s capabilities to accomplish something should not be defined by their adjectives.

With the recent acquisition of Impact USA, Talent War Group continues to expand its leadership and talent development service offerings to include online learning courses, an initiative Jaster will play a key role in.

Jaster joins the TWG team as a leadership development consultant, executive coach, and keynote speaker, sharing her ‘Delete the Adjective’ philosophy and message, as well as lessons learned from her journey in the military to graduating from Army Ranger School.

Jaster’s new book, “Delete the Adjective” will be released in early 2023 and provide readers with a thoughtful and revealing dive into being a female in Army Ranger School and the obstacles and success she has enjoyed along her unique journey.

About Talent War Group

Talent War Group’s depth of industry experience in leadership development, human resources, and executive search deliver sustainable and unmatched talent solutions for its clients. With the ‘train-the-trainer’ model, Talent War Group ensures every organization has the tools to continue attracting, hiring, developing, and retaining top talent long after their engagement. For more information on TWG’s leadership development programs, visit talentwargroup.com.

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Leadership Training Inquiries: Michelle Ballesteros, Talent War Group, t – 512.781.0137, e – info@talentwargroup.com

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Mike Sarraille is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer and a former enlisted Recon Marine and Scout-Sniper. A graduate of the University of Texas McCombs Business School, he is the founder and CEO of Talent War Group, a specialized executive search firm, and talent advisory that finds high-performing business leaders for senior, executive, or other critical leadership positions. He is co-author of ‘The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Organizations Win on Talent’ and a columnist for Men’s Journal and Men’s Fitness under ‘The Everyday Warrior’ column. He founded and served as a board of directors for the VETTED Foundation, a cutting-edge executive-level transition program.

Mike enlisted in the Marine Corps and later became a Recon Marine and also served as a scout sniper. He was selected for a Marine officer program, but after finishing his bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University, he sought a commission in the Navy to try out for the SEAL Teams.  He is also a recognized keynote speaker and subject matter expert in leadership development, talent acquisition, and talent management.

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Lisa Jaster graduated from the West Point Academy with a BS in Civil Engineering and was commissioned as an active duty engineer officer. During 2003, Lisa deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a company executive officer, later serving as the battalion operations construction officer. She attended the Army Engineer Officer Advanced Course at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and earned her MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 2004. After leaving the Active Army, Lisa was employed by Shell Oil Company for 12 years. From April to October 2015, she took a six-month leave of absence and attended Army Ranger School, being one of three females that graduated from the first integrated Ranger School course. Lisa is married to a fellow reserve officer and has two children. She lives an active lifestyle competing in anything from ultra trail runs to CrossFit competitions. She loves martial arts training, specifically Jiu-Jitsu, and is always looking for the next challenge to tackle.

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