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ROBERT GOWIN

ARMOR & RETENTION
MSG, U.S. ARMY (RET.)

Robert Gowin is the founder of Mentors for Military. Robert is a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant (E8) and former Fortune 50 executive. Within the private sector, Robert worked over the last 16 years in management consulting, in strategic, operational management and operational excellence and most recently as VP, Pharmacy Operations, Analytics and Compliance at Anthem, Inc. – one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies. He is now the President of a management consulting firm. While in the Army, he was in Armor and spent many years as a recruiter and career counselor. Robert has a Bachelor in Applied Science, Resource Management and an Master of Business Administration degrees.

MIKE PRITTS

SPECIAL FORCES
CSM, U.S. ARMY (RET.)

Mike Pritts is a retired U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major with 30 years of service and over 24 years’ service in the U.S. Army Special Forces. He has conducted strategic and theater level operations in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Mike has coached and mentored soldiers ranging from Junior Enlisted to General Officer, and he enjoys sharing the lessons he’s learned to help others. Over the course of his career as a Special Forces soldier, he has taught host nation service members from 24 different countries to develop their military capacity and foster bi-lateral relations. His experiences teaching in the Army motivated him to apply those skills after retirement, and he is currently a high school teacher and football coach. He is a Tillman Scholar and has his Masters in Education from Colorado College.

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RUDY LINDSEY

SPECIAL FORCES
CW3, U.S. ARMY (RET.)

Rudy Lindsey is a former enlisted US Army Ranger and CW3 (Chief Warrant Officer) who served in several US Army Special Forces Operational Detachments – Alpha (A-team) with missions all over the world, many in Afghanistan. He separated in 2014 after 25 years of service with most of it as a SF soldier. Rudy is the CEO at Jack Ontario Custom Rods – a custom fishing rod company – that specializes in quality fishing rods for serious anglers and continues to do consulting work for the US Government.

KAT KAELIN

CULTURAL SUPPORT TEAM
SSG, U.S. ARMY

Kat Kaelin is a former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant that was a member of the cultural support team (CST) attached to the Army Rangers and Delta Force in Afghanistan. She separated in 2015 after 10 years of service. Kat was featured as a character within the New York Times best-selling book “Ashley’s War” and continues to donate her time to several veterans related charities and organizations. She is a badass that is currently preparing to YOMP 103 miles (166.4km) in the United Kingdom in May 2017.

ADDITIONAL HOSTS

SCOTT KINDER

Special Forces

SSG, U.S. Army

Scott is an Army Special Forces veteran and former Program Manager with the US Department of Defense. He now serves as the Special Programs Manager for the Institute of Project Management and is an official Ambassador for the Green Beret Foundation. He is a Certified Project Director and published author who loves running, soccer, and is a die-hard Cubs fan.

BRAM CONNOLLY

Special Forces

MAJ, Australian Army

Bram served in the Australian Special Forces for over 15 years of his 21 year military career with missions all over the world. He spent five years as an operator in the Tactical Assault Group and was the OIC of selection for Special Forces. He is the author of the book The Fighting Season. Before retiring, Bram was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for leadership in battle in 2012.

JASON R DICKINSON

Special Forces

MAJ, U.S. Army

Jason R. Dickinson separated from the U.S. Army after 11 years of service and much of his military career with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He has conducted strategic level operations in many parts of the world and he is Ranger qualified. He currently leads an area of a small business. His passion is to help others achieve their best. He wakes up with purpose and conviction each day.

DON FOX

Infantry

MAJ, U.S. Army

Don began his U.S. Army career as an enlisted Infantryman. He is a Panama, an OIF, and OEF combat veteran. After attending Airborne School and Ranger School as enlisted, he served as a Ranger Instructor (RI) and a tour with the 82nd ABN before attending OCS. His tours as an officer included 4th RTB, Infantry Basic, 3rd ID, and the Pentagon. Don retired with nearly 30 years of service.

Brian Cole

 Pararescuemen

SSgt, U.S. Air Force

Brian Cole is the Co-Founder of a movement called K.C.S.L, Keep Calm and Save Lives, with the mission of bringing battlefield principles to cultural realities. He spent 6 years in the Air Force, 4 of which he was as an active duty Pararescueman. Throughout two duty stations and two deployments he obtained is Bachelors of Science in Health Science with Kaplan University. He is now an entrepreneur for his business KCSL LLC, and working towards medical school.

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