Jake is the Official Company Historian for Easy Company and is a foremost authority on the subject of the 506th PIR/101st Airborne and Company E. Jake acted as the Historical Consultant to the HBO mini-series "Band of Brothers" and documentary "We Stand Alone Together". He has contributed to numerous historical publications including WWII Magazine's "Band of Brothers" special editions I & II, several other World War II 101st Airborne related books, and has appeared as a commentator for TBS's "Movies for Guys Who Like Movies". Jake currently serves on the board of advisers for the Pennsylvania Veterans Museum in Media, PA and lectures frequently on the subject of E Company and the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Jake was the first honorary member of E Company, and has led numerous tours to the battlefields of Europe for the past 15 years. He has recently completed a book on the photo history of E Company for Genesis Publishing and has co-authored the Four Volume WWII Airborne Epic "Heroes in our Midst" with LTC Jack Angolia. Prior to operating Band of Brothers Tours, Jake worked as an executive in a major Fortune 100 company.
Chad Weisensel has been studying for over 25 years. He is Vice President of his local Honor Flight in and has written several articles about Easy Company for Armchair General magazine/website. Chad is well versed in Airborne History and has assisted Jake on tours starting in 2007. He has interviewed numerous Easy Company veterans and World War two Veterans as well. His passion for the Veterans is something felt by all who are around him!
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