Fighter Pilot, Cancer Survivor, Trusted Advisor
No one knows excellence like Jeffery Lay. Jeff is a 24-year veteran of the United States Navy, United States Air Force, and Ohio Air National Guard. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he served a highly decorated military career flying the F-14 Tomcat and the F-16 Fighting Falcon in his nation's defense.
An accomplished Mission Commander and graduate of the vaunted Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN), he flew more than 50 combat missions, made over 400 carrier landings and accumulated over 3,500 flight hours during three combat deployments to Southwest Asia, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Persian Gulf.
At the height of his military career, Jeff was diagnosed with an advanced form of Hodgkin's lymphoma. Told he would never fly again, he fought the disease with unspeakable courage, choosing to undergo an experimental form of chemotherapy. Poetically, Jeff beat cancer and returned to the cockpit on Veteran's Day, 1998.
Today, Jeff is highly sought after for his expertise in aviation, business, finance and speaking. Recipient of the University of Cincinnati Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, he works with an exclusive list of clientele who appreciate his ability to see and manage risk in the most demanding, high performance environments.
Raised in America's heartland, Jeff received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. His book titled TOPGUN on Wall Street with Patrick Robinson, New York Times #1 best selling author of Lone Survivor, was released on May 1, 2012.
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