Lieutenant Commander (ret.) Ed Hiner is considered one of the foremost experiential leaders today, having served on nine major deployments and commanded hundreds of strategic combat missions and operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and across the globe in his 20-years as a U.S. Navy SEAL. He was the very first Navy SEAL in history to be given a special promotion for a combat command during wartime, and his numerous awards include two Bronze Stars with “V” for valor and combat leadership. Ed is a best-selling author who also earned a Masters Degree in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego, and possesses multi-dimensional experience across the entire Naval Special Warfare spectrum as a:
*SEAL Team Operator
*SEAL Team Leader/Platoon Commander/Task Unit Commander/Officer in Charge
*SEAL Executive Officer US Navy SEALs/British Special Boat Service commando joint task force
*SEAL Instructor of Instructors
*SEAL Officer in Charge of basic and advanced training for all Navy SEAL personnel and policy nationally
Of the nearly 10,000 annual applicants to the SEAL community, about 1000 are admitted and the 150 or so that graduate to become SEALs typically only progress to the second or third dimension. Ed evolved well beyond to implement strategy and establish policy for the SEAL community worldwide, and it’s this unique perspective that makes his thoughts on leadership, innovation, teamwork and problem-solving incredibly valuable to companies.