A MESSAGE FROM THE CEO, KRIS YAGEL:
SELECT FROM OUR EXPERIENCED COACHES
Why Gabe? As a West Point officer and leader of a 50 soldier Army infantry unit, Gabe was given a real world mission that would change his life forever. Immediately following the attack on the Pentagon during the events of September 11th, 2001, his unit was given the emotionally grueling task to recover and catalog the remains of the deceased, one by one.
Why Alicia? Barely two years after her West Point graduation, Alicia’s Army engineer unit was given a daunting order to deploy at an immediate, but unknown, hour, to an unknown location, for an unknown amount of time. Shortly after, they found themselves in Afghanistan during the initial surge of the War on Terror.
Why Kris? Classic training in crisis management from West Point, SWAT school, and other experiences narrowly prepared Kris for the task he faced in the fall of 2001. As the military police officer in charge of an active Army base, he was assigned to quickly lead the transformation from peace time operations to full protection measures.
Why Chris? Extensive training and a heavy dose of real world experience as a US Army Resiliency Trainer positioned Chris as a crisis and resiliency asset after the death of four of his church members due to an airplane accident in 2017. Chris’ expertise was also called upon in the aftermath of the El Paso, Texas mass shooting in 2019.
Why Eric? In early 2003, despite being a pilot, Eric was given a hand drawn map, radio, and more than $50M in fragile equipment to drive into and set up operations somewhere in western Iraq. He had to keep 107 soldiers safe and support maintenance on an unknown number of helicopters for an unknown amount of time as the furthest west coalition forces in Iraq.
Why Laura? Only months after graduating from West Point, Laura twice led her unit in response to the terror attacks of 9/11 – first during a no-notice deployment to the Pentagon and later to the combat zone in Afghanistan. She is also a veteran of elite military training, including SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape) School.