Mykel Hawke

posted: 04/11/12
Mykel Hawke
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Mykel Hawke

Captain Mykel Hawke has made a career of doing the unthinkable, from fighting rebels and training UN peacekeepers in war-torn Africa to running a war clinic on the front lines and establishing a combat medic school in Azerbaijan, to doing combat search and rescue during the height of Colombia's drug war. With over 20 years of combined military and survival experience, Mykel has traveled the world learning how to operate and survive in unique situations.

After passing through grueling training and assessment as an enlisted man in the Green Berets, Mykel later earned his commission as an officer in the Special Forces. Well-schooled in telecommunications, intelligence operations, remote medical management, combat search and rescue, guerilla warfare, counter terrorism, security tactics, Mykel has also mastered several languages, and holds a Master's Degree. He's used all his training, including black belts in aikido and judo, to survive in eight different war zones, steamy jungles, arid deserts, arctic icecaps, turbulent oceans, and gritty urban environments.

Currently, Mykel runs a survival school known as SpecOps, where he teaches civilians how to handle the ultimate survival scenarios, and also does contract training for the US government. He recently published a book, titled Mykel Hawke's Green Beret Survival Manual: Essential Strategies For Shelter and Water, Food and Fire, Tools and Medicine, Navigation and Signaling, Survival Psychology and Getting Out Alive! about the survival lessons he's learned in the world's most treacherous locations. The book is already in its second edition.

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