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.
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.
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.
MAJ, U.S. Army (Ret.)
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.
SSgt, U.S. Air Force
Scott is a former Royal Engineer from the British Army.
After serving 8 years in the Army with the majority in E.O.D. Scott started a career in the Private Sector and quickly worked his way up the ladder within the Steel Industry.
Scott is now the Founder of Veteran Owned UK which is an online Business Directory that helps Veteran Owned Businesses gain more exposure whilst encouraging those businesses to build stronger working relationships through Networking.
SSgt., U.S. Air Force
Alejandra is a U.S. Air Force Security Forces non-commissioned officer at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy on Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. She has over 6 years active service with the USAF. When she isn’t training international forces, she’s attending school or spending time with her husband. At one time she was involved with open course track racing on her motorcycle.
MSG, U.S. Army
Erich Martin is an active duty U.S. Army Special Forces NCO. He has nearly 20 years of active service. He has conducted strategic level operations in many parts of the world, including Afghanistan and Africa, and he is Ranger qualified. He is a certified instructor with the Institute of Project Management and holds a bachelor of science in strategic studies and defense analysis from Norwich University.
SSG, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Paul Martinez deployed 6 times to Afghanistan as a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment, and is the author of “When the Killer Man Comes”; an account of his combat experience as a Ranger Sniper. He is also the CEO and co-founder of 33 Degrees Publishing, a print firm that focuses on bringing the American story-telling tradition to the digital age. Paul is passionate about telling the untold stories of the Global War on Terrorism, veteran advocacy, and equine therapy for service members transitioning to civilian life.
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.
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.
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 75th Ranger Regiment and also with 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”, in People Magazine, and as one of the 50 Inspirational Women in the book “The Female Lead”. She has a bachelor degree in psychology and is working on her master degree in counseling. In our book, she’s a badass who is totally humble.
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.
CSM, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Tom Satterly is a highly decorated combat veteran, who along with his teammates, was portrayed in the Oscar Winning 2001 film: Black Hawk Down. Tom served in the Army 25 years, 20 in the US Military’s most elite Tier One unit, Delta Force, and has been involved in and led some of our nations most important campaigns. As a member of Delta Force, Tom has been deployed countless times, and led hundreds of missions.
Jen is a certified coach and Executive Director of All Secure Foundation, a non-profit who help Special Operations combat veterans transition home.
TSgt, U.S. Air Force
A lifelong student of living, Matt Schollard believes the purpose of existence is experience, exploration of Self, and evolution. Raised globally, his exposure to a multitude of cultures at an early age left a lasting impact on his quest to find ‘meaning’ in life. He served in the U.S. Air Force Special Operations as a Pararescueman (PJ) for 12 years with multiple global deployments. He is the co-founder of Beneath the Surface Foundation, a non-profit supporting SOF veterans, along with his partner Amanda Tomac. They also teach yoga at Task Force Yoga.
W4, U.S. Army
Michael G. Rutledge is currently active duty Army serving as Commander of the 2nd Aviation Detachment at the United States Military Academy. His career began by enlisting into the Navy and became a Navy SEAL, he then transitioned to the Army, NightStalkers as a CH-47 pilot, and has been deployed numerous times over the course of his career. He is also an entrepreneur as an agricultural spray pilot and operating his own business. He has spoken at numerous industry trade shows on topics of safety, leadership, motivation, and perseverance.