From a young age, Branden Minuth wanted to be part of a team, but the fact is, he was generally the last one picked for any team. His life was transformed one day when he spotted a Soldier of Fortune magazine on the living room coffee table. In the magazine, a soldier described how he dug a hole, climbed into it, and a piece of plywood was placed over the hole and a jeep drove over the hole. Suddenly Branden was hooked. He knew he wanted to be part of the armed forces. He was also a swimmer, and his swim coach introduced him to the Navy Seal program.
Upon graduation from Bay City Western High School in Michigan, Branden enlisted in the Navy and reported to Boot Camp. His work ethic and teambuilding mentality escalated his time in the military. He soon graduated from Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL Training and Army Airborne School. (20% graduation rate Started with 85 and graduated 13 Seal Candidates)
He spent six years of honorable service in the U.S. Navy Seal Team 2, serving 3 combat deployments in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
Today, Branden speaks to audiences about creating a cohesive team, and leading under fire. His audiences sit on the edge of their seats as he regals them with his rich storytelling and messages that can help change organizational cultures.