WHO WE ARE
The War Office is a Los Angeles based production company co-founded by a former Army Ranger and Navy Seal. With over 36 years of cumulative experience in the Special Operations community and 14 years in the entertainment industry our vision is to levy our personal experience and networks within the defense, law enforcement, and federal communities to uncover, develop, and produce top tier content that may otherwise have been lost to history.
WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT
What sets The War Office apart are our crossovers of experience. As a team we represent 36 years of recent and relevant Special Operations experience in tactical to strategic level duty positions. Our unique partnership of Army and Naval backgrounds’ networks combine to cover any possible subject matter in our space. Combined with over 7 years of total combat deployments, and 14 years in the film industry we have thrived in adapting to ever changing operating environments and learned best practices for our tactical and technical expertise to be most effectively utilized in filmmaking. We know it takes more than an impressive military resumé to consult on films, and we know how to advise on behalf of the filmmaker’s vision.
Producer/Military Advisor – Jariko was born in Washington DC and as a military brat grew up all over the world and across the US. In 1997 he enlisted in the Army and after initial training he completed assessment and selection for the 75th Ranger Regiment. He was then assigned to 2nd Ranger Battalion at Ft Lewis Washington. Jariko went on to serve in the Ranger Regiment for 15 and a half years and deployed to combat 15 times in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2002-2012 as a Weapons Squad Leader, Rifle Platoon Sergeant, and Ranger Company First Sergeant totaling 54 months of combat experience as part of a Joint Special Operations Task Force. Jariko Retired from active duty in 2017 after four years as the Senior Military Science Instructor at St. John’s University in New York City, and over twenty years of total service. Since entering the film industry Jariko has worked on several major motion pictures, one television series, and several national commercials. He now lives in Los Angeles.
Producer / Military Advisor – Ray joined the Navy in 1997 and served for over 16 years as a Member of Seal Team 5 and a Land Warfare Training Detachment and BUD/s instructor. Ray was introduced to filmmaking while performing in Act of Valor and went on to serve as a Military Advisor on Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor. Since then he has worked both in front of and behind the camera on multiple projects. He recently produced the documentary series The Warfighters and The Selection for History Channel. Ray is especially proud of The Warfighters for which he employed more than 90 Veterans across multiple military branches on the production. Ray’s vast experiences in entertainment and special operations are the perfect blend to bring authentic stories of our men and women in uniform to the screen.
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