Mykel Hawke is a retired U.S.Army Special Forces Officer (18A).
He retired as a Captain, having served as a Team Commander
and a Combat Commander of Mujahideen Militia.
His service started in 1982 and ended in 2011, having spent
12 years on active duty, and 12 in the Guard & Reserves.
His last 3 officer assignments were with:
- Special Operations Command- Latin America
- United Nations- Special Forces Liaison, KOREA
- U.S. Army Special Forces Command, Ft Bragg, NC (Supporting 3rd Group)
Mykel was a Sergeant First Class Senior Enlisted prior to 9/11.
He served as a Special Forces Medic (18D), Communicator (18E)
and as a Special Forces Intelligence Operator (18F).
Mykel was rated in 7 languages, studied others and while serving
he received the maximum pay for 3 languages at once.
Hawke held a Top Secret Security clearance and completed
Advance Infantry, Advanced Civil Affairs and Combined Arms Staff School.
Hawke holds a BS from UNY in Pre-Med Biology and
an MS in Pschology for Family Counseling from UCA.
Mykel holds high level black belts in Aikido and Judo, studied numerous others
and has been in many street fights and fire fights, from 9 different conflicts.
Hawke has run an adventure company for 20 years teaching survival
and extreme tourism to include production support for many TV & Film projects.
Mykel had to survive on the streets for a winter as a teenager and that started his keen interest in survival, studying it all over the world, whenever he could from many locals in his travels and military service.
Mykel's Survival Manual was rated the best in it's class by KIRKUS, the leader in book reviews, as well as receiving the best ratings by numerous other qualified sources such as the Guardian.
Mykel has designed a unique world class survival knife, rated best in it's class by all the knife magazines and has developed an entire product line of outdoor specialty goods and merchandise of novel solutions to classic problems.
Mykel is most widely known for his work on Television as a Host and Producer for programs such as: 'Man, Woman, Wild', One Man Army & Elite Tactical Unit.