The O2X Tactical Performance Podcast: Episode 49 – Mike Erwin

Mike Erwin is the Executive Director and Founder of Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB), a non-profit who is forging America’s leading health and wellness community for veterans. He currently leads the organization’s 232,000 members.

He is also the founder & CEO of The Character & Leadership Center and has worked with companies including Amazon, BD, PWC, and NetApp; Special Forces units; and professional sports teams including the Boston Celtics and the NJ Devils.  He is the co-author of LEAD YOURSELF FIRST (2017)whichfocuses on how solitude strengthens people’s character—and their ability to lead with clarity, balance and conviction. He also co-authored LEADERSHIP IS A RELATIONSHIP (2021) which details why leaders who prioritize relationships are more effective.

A 2002 graduate of West Point, he was commissioned as an Intelligence Officer, serving in three combat tours with the First Cavalry Division and 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne). His service includes a deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004-2005—that involved the Battles of Fallujah and Najaf. He also deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2006-2007 and 2009. He earned two Bronze Star Medals from these tours.

Following his third deployment, He attended the University of Michigan from 2009-2011, where he earned a Master’s degree in positive psychology and leadership. It was here where founded Team RWB.

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Mike’s books on leadership:
Lead Yourself First
Leadership is a Relationship

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