In his 20-year career as a Navy SEAL, Lieutenant Commander Ed Hiner saw nine major deployments and commanded hundreds of strategic combat missions across the globe, including executive leadership for US/UK joint commando operations. Amongst his awards are two Bronze Stars with “V” for valor and combat leadership. In his role as a Navy Special Warfare Training Officer, Commander Hiner led SEAL training on the national level, including strategic planning and policy determination. As a SPECAT Officer, he held above Top Secret clearance and was the first Navy SEAL to ever be spot-promoted for command of the Battle of Ramadi in Iraq’s Triangle of Death.

Lieutenant Commander Ed Hiner is an LA Times best-selling author of First Fast Fearless, a subject matter expert frequently on national news, and principally featured in The History Channel’s 2018 docu-series US Navy SEALs: America’s Secret Warriors. Ed holds an MS in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego, is a keynote corporate speaker, and manages a leadership and performance development company that conducts corporate training for businesses and organizations.