Mykel Hawke
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Mykel Hawke

Mykel Hawke is a retired U.S.Army Special Forces Officer (18A). He joined in 1982 and retired from active service as a Captain in 2011, having served as an acting Team Sergeant (SFC) and later as a Team Commander, he continues to remain in the service until full retirement at age 60. Hawke was a Base & Combat Commander of Mujahideen Militia in Afghanistan, 2002-2003. Hawke returned to Afghanistan 2019-2020 working for the U.S. State Department doing Combat Search & Rescue. He now works with Special Ops Command, 2020-2022. While Mykel has 2 shows coming out in 2022, Martial Arts on Discovery & Military History on Fox, Hawke is most widely known for his work on Television as a Host and Producer for programs such as: Man, Woman, Wild, Lost Survivors, One Man Army, Elite Tactical Unit & the film, Dirty Sanchez. He has been on over 50 shows, including Netflix with Matthew Broderick in 2019, & History for Leonardo DiCaprio in 2020. Hawke had 8 TV series, creating MWW, OMA, ETU, LS as well as creating Naked & Afraid, Dude You're Screwed, Captured, etc. Mykel is dedicated to supporting numerous charities that support Vets, Kids & Animals. He keeps his skills current as a Licensed Paramedic, Deputy, Project Manager & FCC Radio Operator. He spent 2019-2020 doing Combat Search & Rescue for the State Department in Afghanistan and currently supports Special Operations Command on a Special Team of Active Duty SOF from all branches & Ph.D. Engineers deploying to create and test new tech for the Operators with his focus on Language. His service started in 1982 and he retired 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) Hawke 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 has worked or served on 9 different conflicts over the decades. 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. Read those reviews at these links: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2009/jun/13/myke-hawke-ben-sherwood-review https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/mykel-hawke/hawkes-special-forces-survival-handbook/ 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.
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