WATCH: Special Forces Veteran Mike Glover Talks War, Training, Fieldcraft Survival

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As the founder and CEO of Fieldcraft Survival, Special Forces veteran Mike Glover and his staff provide education, training, and equipment to those interested in expanding their “capabilities in the genre of survival.” Photos courtesy of Mike Glover. Composite by Coffee or Die Magazine.

Mike Glover knows about survival.

As a Special Forces soldier, Glover completed at least 10 combat tours and every special tactics training school the US Army could offer him before he left military service and turned his expansive training and combat experience into a business. As the founder and CEO of Fieldcraft Survival, Glover has built a company that provides education, training, and equipment to those interested in expanding their “capabilities in the genre of survival.”

The Army sergeant major-turned-entrepreneur recently sat down to tell his story for an episode of the Black Rifle Coffee Company’s BRCC Presents YouTube series.

“I felt like I was stagnant if I wasn’t growing,” Glover says in the eight-minute video. “If I wasn’t killing bad guys, if I wasn’t doing the mission — then I needed to move on and adapt and learn and evolve. … I was passionate about it, and I felt guilty if I wasn’t deploying to war each and every year.”

As a Green Beret, Glover trained constantly, completing myriad special tactics and survival courses, including Sniper, Ranger, Free-Fall, Joint Terminal Attack Controller, Jumpmaster, SERE, and other schools.

“I’ve been to every survival school in special operations,” he says.

Glover says Fieldcraft Survival was born out of his desire to “do something different” rather than just lean into tactical firearms training. Fieldcraft Survival offers courses ranging from family preparedness to armed self-defense and bushcraft in the Rocky Mountains.

“I didn’t want to be a tactical instructor,” he says. “We’re a dime a dozen. You could throw a rock and hit a special operations guy teaching tactics.”

Glover opens up in the video about his family history, how he found his way to special operations, his passion for training and education, and his recent venture into rally car racing.

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Lauren Coontz is a staff writer for Coffee or Die Magazine. Beaches are preferred, but Lauren calls the Rocky Mountains of Utah home. You can usually find her in an art museum, at an archaeology site, or checking out local nightlife like drag shows and cocktail bars (gin is key). A student of history, Lauren is an Army veteran who worked all over the world and loves to travel to see the old stuff the history books only give a sentence to. She likes medium roast coffee and sometimes, like a sinner, adds sweet cream to it.
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