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Jake Olafsen
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JAKE OLAFSEN was born and raised on Vancouver Island. After college he worked in the family business in the forest industry. He served with the Canadian Army Reserve for nearly 3 years and helped to battle the B.C. forest fires of 2003. In 2005-2009, Olafsen was a Royal Marine Commando and served 2 tours in Afghanistan. He was most recently in Afghanistan in April 2008, and in total he has spent nearly 14 months in the volatile Helmand province. In 2009, he left the Corps and returned home to Vancouver Island to pursue a career in the international maritime security industry... Read More

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Wearing the Green Beret
A Canadian with the Royal Marine Commandos
Written by Jake Olafsen


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $19.95

With the authenticity of Jarhead and Bravo Two Zero and the straight-up narrative of Contact Charlie, this military memoir describes what really goes on in the training of an elite soldier and his tours in Afghanistan.

In 2004, Jake Olafsen signed up for the Royal Marines Commandos. He left everything behind at... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
Wearing the Green Beret
A Canadian with the Royal Marine Commandos
Written by Jake Olafsen


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: January 18, 2011
Price: $29.99

In 2004, Jake Olafsen signed up for the Royal Marines Commandos. He left everything behind at home in Canada on the basis of a spur-of-the-moment decision. The Royal Marines have the toughest and longest basic training of any infantry unit in the world. For Olafson, this meant eight months of wet... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Wearing the Green Beret
A Canadian with the Royal Marine Commandos
Written by Jake Olafsen


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: January 18, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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