Jack Tier (left) & Jack Myers (right) are retired Army officers with a combined 50 years of active duty military service. They have command experience from platoon level to brigade sized units. Between them they have the equivalent of two Bachelors degrees and four Masters degrees, over 20 years of combat development experience, and have program management experience on a wide variety of highly technical, multi-billion dollar programs. Both are married with children and grandchildren. Both are surviving cancer patients. They began hiking together in 2002, started making some of their own gear, and formed Jacks ‘R’ Better, LLC in 2004.