Jay Kopelman
When Kopelman returned from Iraq, he was asked
to help train the Marines who would return to Iraq
as advisors to the Iraqi armed forces and police. His
last assignment was as the Deputy Assistant Chief
of Staff for advisor training at 1st Marine
Expeditionary Force. Speaking to audiences about
his experience in Iraq, while sharing his story of
Lava, he also addresses his journey of leadership,
and his perspectives on current world events,
terrorism, and how politics will affect Iraq and the
Copyright 2018 © Barry M. Baker
During his last tour of duty in Iraq, international
bestselling author Lt. Col. Jay Kopelman of the US
Marines adopted an abandoned puppy left behind
during the battle for Fallujah. Upon his return to the
US, he recounted the remarkable story in The New
York Times, Times of London, Australian and
Brazilian bestselling memoir,
From Baghdad, With
Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava.