Our Instructors and Staff
Captain Mykel Hawke
Co-founder and Director of Operations for SpecOps Adventure Company. Responsibilities include: Operations Management, Program Development, Personnel, Leadership, Education and Training.
Hawke is an experienced survival instructor in the jungle, desert, arctic, sea and urban environments. He’s a published author with a bestselling book, a public speaker and lecturer on crisis responses to manmade and natural disasters including (WMD) Weapons of Mass Destruction. Hawke represents SpecOps on-camera and in creative program development during media productions.
4/8/74 - 2/2/13
A special salute to Chris Kyle from Mykel Hawke and Specops. We had only just become friends, but you will be missed. Respect and honor always to You and prayers to your family from Us.
MSG (R) Michael Donatelli
7/19/67 - 2/10/13
Fallen Brother and former SpecOps Cadre, Michael Donatelli, was tragically lost in a helicopter crash while filming a television show. MSG (R) Michael Donatelli served honorably as a Special Forces Ranger and Green Beret, including Delta Force in Iraq. He served multiple combat tours and was the recipient of the Legion of Merit, along with many other awards and accolades. He leaves behind a wife and five children.