Originally from Monroe, North Carolina, Commander Mark McGinnis began his celebrated military career at the United States Naval Academy where he was a four-year member of the varsity football team. After graduating from the USNA in 1993 Commander McGinnis went on to achieve a decorated 17-year career defending his country as a U.S. Navy SEAL. During his time as a SEAL, Commander McGinnis held all manner of leadership positions in what is considered the most highly trained and dedicated force in the field of global special operations. During his time as a SEAL, Commander led over 400 missions successfully while never losing a TEAM member in battle. Following his time in the service, Commander McGinnis moved into the public sector working as a regional sales director for a Fortune 500 medical company. Drawing on his experiences from the military, athletics, and the corporate world, he founded SEAL Leadership LLC, through which he advocates a message of communication, accountability, and teamwork to his many clients. Recognized as an expert in the field of leadership and team-building, Commander McGinnis’ experience allows him to lead his clients through the process of attaining a SEAL-like level of elite performance that is equal parts inspiring, captivating, and challenging.