Resides In

Kansas City, Missouri


Community College of the Air Force, Southern New Hampshire University, American Public University


Technical Analysis, Personal Finance, Policy


  • Over a decade of research experience as an Aircraft Electrical and Environmental Technician, UAV flight planner, and SLBM tech
  • Awarded the Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service by the United States Air Force for technical expertise provided during wartime operations
  • Began Fact Checking for Investopedia in February 2022 


Jared Ecker began his career in the United States Air Force serving as an Aircraft Electrician on the B-2 Spirit at Whiteman AFB, Missouri. He has been a Planning and Documentation Specialist on the MQ-9 Reaper, and has worked on Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles, with various roles in-between. This diverse set of experience has fostered both a practical and meticulous approach to discerning fact from fiction as he knows that the most complex of systems can be rendered inoperable by the smallest of details.


Jared received his A.A.S. in Aviation Maintenance Technology from the Community College of the Air Force, his B.A. in History from Southern New Hampshire University, and his M.S. in Environmental Policy & Management with a Graduate Certificate in the National Environmental Policy Act from American Public University.