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