Former U.S. Army Private Jonathan Fleckstein has found a lucrative new career in Hollywood as a military technical consultant to film and television productions dealing with military matters.
In the four years since separating from the Army, which he served in for ten months, the native Angelino has taken part in the production of three movies and five television series, advising the producers on such matters as military customs and courtesies, rank structure, weaponry, and the current state of the war on terror.
“When I was at Aberdeen Proving Grounds [sic] training to be a wheeled-vehicle mechanic, I really got to understand the concepts of marching, saluting, and clearing my weapon. I try to bring my expertise in that sort of in-your-face realism to the movie sets I work at,” Fleckstein told The Duffel Blog.
‘Death From Above’, the new Michael Bay-directed action film, is currently in post-production, but Fleckstein’s part in it is just beginning.