Jeremy Spruce graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 2006, commissioning in the Signal Corps. He held multiple positions, including signal platoon leader, executive officer and company commander. He deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. After separating from the military, Spruce worked as an instructor at West Point. Today, he is a value stream manager at Raytheon, managing the production of multiple products ranging from small circuit cards to large seeker assemblies.
After first leaving the military, Spruce struggled to find motivation. Through the expedition, he hopes to reconnect with his physical drive and find a proactive way to manage his stress and emotions. Spruce finds that being active helps his mental energy. He looks forward to learning new ways to connect with those around him, and to define a purpose that will inspire him to give his best back to the world.
Spruce was a participant in the 2018 No Barriers Warriors Grand Canyon Expedition. As an alumnus coach for this expedition, he hopes to help others embrace the No Barriers lifestyle and realize the worst is behind them. Spruce views his 2018 experience as life-changing and believes this trip is an opportunity to continue his growth while acting as a part of a bigger rope team, helping others undergo the same changes he has.