Jamie Alden

Jamie is an Army Special Forces officer (commonly known as a Green Beret) within Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC) at Camp Smith, Hawaii.  He is a 1997 graduate of the United States Military Academy and earned a master’s degree in Defense Analysis from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA.  Upon Jamie’s commission from West Point, he served in the 3rd Infantry Division at Ft. Stewart, GA as a logistics officer.  After earning his Green Beret, he served in the 3rd Special Forces Group Airborne at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina as a Team Leader for an Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha.  He later commanded a Special Forces Company in the 1st Special Forces Group Airborne at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.  Jamie had multiple combat deployments with these units in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Jamie has held various positions within SOCPAC, including serving as a Regional Security Officer in the Indonesian Embassy for a year, where he worked with Ambassadors, non-governmental organizations, the U.S. Department of State and other government agencies.  His dedication to mind-body practices have served him well while deployed and also at home as the spouse to an Army veteran and father of two young boys.  Jamie believes that yoga and meditation can help warriors become more conscious leaders.  He has been a strong advocate for mind-body practices in the military community for over 20 years and continues to do so in his role as a Warriors at Ease advisor and faculty member.

Jamie credits his personal practice of yoga and meditation to helping him stay healthy, mentally focused, and emotionally balanced during combat operations and believes that self-awareness is essential to being a conscious leader.