Despite being severely wounded Mike managed to neutralize four enemy combatants, secure two prisoners, rescue six woman and children and evacuate himself to an awaiting helicopter.
Mike’s greatest work came after his retirement when he led, inspired, and cared for over 300 of his fellow warriors as a Special Operation Command Wounded Warrior Advocate. Mike continues to lead and train other Military Special Operations personnel and law enforcement professionals as a tactical training instructor. Mike speaks at corporations and schools on the power of the human connection and developing resiliency skills. He is a frequent guest speaker on behalf of the Navy SEAL Foundation and several other non-profit organizations.