About Joe

In life, it’s rarely about what you attain for self.
Rather, true beauty is measured by your creativity, constructive energy, humbleness, and whom you help.

With a motto of “Simple Living for a Simple Man”, he often reflects on the endearing A picture of Joe Shakeenab - Motivational Messagingconversations held during his adolescent years as well as his days in military uniform. He enjoys being a retired Special Forces - Green Beret with 28 years of military service. As a Green Beret, he was fortunate to spend 20 years of service with the 5th Special Forces Group.

During his years of military duty, he traveled extensely to the Middle East and the Horn of Africa. He grew  accustomed to sacrificing so others may have better opportunities in life. Today, he continues to take this concept with him and imparts such principles in others, especially our young adults, young leaders, and sustainers.

Somewhere over the years, he developed a love of writing, mainly as means of communicating with himself. From the pages of spilled ink that somehow seems to fade, he shares some philosophical insight on the blessings gained during his years of mental fitness.

Additionally, he takes pleasure in sharing measurable knowledge by mentoring and conducting training to create growth that elevates self, the immediate and extended family, organizations goals, and the community. He accomplishes this by implanting tools that are used to effectively assess individuals and programs, and to cultivate the required transformational skills to excel.

Snapshot of Demonstrated Leadership & Current Leadership Engagements:

President, Board of Directors, L.E.A.P. Org, Clarksville, TN.  Focus on program awareness, public relations, attracting quality volunteers, and increasing funding. 2012-2015

President, APSU Military Alumni Chapter, Clarksville, TN. Focus on building a proactive Chapter and scholarship endowments. 2014-2016

Governors Extended Community Service Award at APSU, April 2014

U.S. Army, Command Language Program of the Year.  2009

U.S. Special Operations Command, Command Language Program of the Year.  2007-2009

U.S. Army Special Forces Staff Officer. 2004-2009

U.S. Army Special Forces Operational Leader. Areas of Focus: The Middle East and the Horn of Africa. 1992-2003