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Unconventional. Authentic. Nomad.

Meet Jay McBride—a remarkable teacher, innovator and unconventional thinker, who has served in the military, intelligence community, and academia for over 20 years. As a retired U.S. Army Special Forces operator (Green Beret), Jay's journey is adorned with valor and heroism, having led operations, tackled intelligence missions, performed life-saving medical procedures, and ensured security in the most challenging environments, both in combat and peacetime. His expertise in unconventional and irregular design techniques used by the U.S. military's Special Operation Forces is unmatched, forged through rigorous academic research and countless real-world experiences.

With a command of multiple languages, Jay has traversed the globe, spending over 65 months deployed and two decades living abroad in 40 countries—venturing into austere and remote locations where few dare to tread. This extraordinary exposure has enriched his wisdom and understanding of the complex issues faced by foreign, local, and indigenous communities.

However, Jay's story is not just one of personal accomplishments. He has demonstrated immense valor and heroism as a first responder to the Yazidi Bombings in Iraq (2007), the second largest terrorist attack in history. Jay coordinated immediate and essential aid, working closely with the resilient communities of Til Ezer and Sabi Sheikh Khidir in northern Iraq. Through his unconventional instruction, Jay has perfected unique pedagogical methods that have withstood the test of diverse environments and communications barriers, and connected with people from all walks of life worldwide.

While continuing his investigatory research in human communications at Grand Valley State University and pursuing a graduate degree in Communications, Jay is driven by a burning passion to make a tangible difference in the world. He is dedicated to equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and above all - experience - needed to thrive in today's globalized world. Furthermore, Jay channels his research into developing innovative ways to bridge cultural gaps and foster effective communication and collaboration across diverse backgrounds.

If you are seeking a teacher who embodies unwavering dedication and is committed to helping you unlock your full potential, Jay McBride is the perfect choice. He is not only an exceptional educator but also a renowned expert in unconventional and irregular design techniques, harnessing his knowledge and experience to drive positive change on a global scale.

Beyond his contributions to education, Jay is a passionate advocate for veterans' mental health. Since 2019, he has played a pivotal role in the Veteran Project at Atoma Solutions—an organization providing vital mental health services to veterans and their families. Jay's impactful contributions range from developing and implementing groundbreaking programs to training and tirelessly advocating for veterans' mental health issues. As a co-founder of the Veterans Suicide Prevention Project, he remains unwavering in his commitment to providing resources and support to veterans facing the darkness of suicidal thoughts.

Jay McBride—a true warrior, educator, and advocate for veterans' mental health. His unwavering commitment and profound impact make him an exceptional asset to the Veteran Project, the Veterans Suicide Prevention Project, and the entire veterans' community. With Jay by your side, there's no limit to what you can achieve.

Jay's favorite pastimes are spending time with his son, playing numerous musical instruments and listening to music, travel, storytelling, and playing.



"The tactic reminds us that we are not in control, but passengers on a journey, choosing how we respond to life's ups and downs. It embraces uncertainty and change, finding peace and joy amidst them. Like a flowing river, the tactic remains open to change, adapting to new circumstances and embracing new possibilities. It's not about winning or achieving goals but about being present and flexible, always open to new experiences. This way of life is fearless, unburdened by the past or future, and constantly open to new possibilities."

– Jay McBride

Intergalactic Agency

Owner & CEO

"Dread of what? For a tactic to work, it must install itself in the other's place, but as an other. It must, that is, itself have no place, and induce the other, who keeps a place, to make a place for it."

- Michel de Certeau

Intergalactic Agency is a Veteran Owned Business

Hafiz Mo

"Hey man, you are the most genuinely adventurous soul i've seen in youtube."

Michael Fleischer

"Absolutely phenomenal instructors. This is by far the best medical training I have ever had."


"Your firsthand knowledge, humble and energetic teaching style is what your students commented on the most"
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