Senior Chief Petty Officer Mike Day proudly served twenty-one years and three months as a U.S. Navy SEAL. Mike’s greatest work came after his retirement when he led over three hundred of his fellow warriors as a Special Operation Command Wounded Warrior Advocate. Mike continues to lead and train other military Special Operations personnel and law enforcement professionals as a tactical training instructor. He is the founder of Warrior Tribe, a non-profit organization that provides resiliency programming for young people, veterans, and trauma survivors, and regularly speaks at corporations and schools on the power of human connection and developing resiliency skills. He is a frequent guest speaker on behalf of the Navy SEAL Foundation and other organizations. Mike’s military awards include the Navy Cross; two Bronze Stars, one with Valor; a Purple Heart; and a number of other accommodations. His community service awards include the 2019 Heirs to the Republic: Freedom Fighter award, and the 2008 Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs award.
Robert Vera’s first book, A Warrior’s Faith, became a best-seller and earned the publishing industry’s 2016 Illumination Award for Best Memoir. Prior to his writing career, he worked as a Staff Assistant to a United States Senator where he managed military and veteran constituent services. Robert transitioned from government into investment banking then founded a successful software company. Robert serves as the Honorary Commander of the 161st Air Force National Guard Squadron stationed in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the Founder of the Institute for Transformation, a non-profit servant leadership training organization. Robert is a mentor to a group of veterans and leads warriors on an annual expedition across the Grand Canyon. He is married with children and lives in Phoenix, Arizona where works as a professional author and speaker.