Cade Courtley : Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau

Cade Courtley

Former Navy SEAL, Preeminent American Survivalist and Author

A standout from the beginning of his military career as a Naval Officer, Cade Courtley was the Class Leader in his BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/ SEAL) training. After 19 months, two Hell Weeks, three broken legs and a fractured skull, LT Courtley graduated (CLASS 202) and became a Navy SEAL. He was then chosen to attend the elite SEAL Sniper school, privilege only given to a select few.

During his nine years of active duty, Courtley went on to lead highly classified, high-risk operations around the world as an Assistant Platoon Commander, SEAL Team Two; and later Platoon Commander, SEAL Team One. As the Senior SEAL Instructor (Naval Special Warfare Center) he realized his operational (shooter) life was nearing an end and began to make the transition to a second career in civilian life.

Opportunity came knocking when he received a phone call to participate in Mark Burnett’s Combat Missions. His new career landed him in Hollywood where he made several more television and film appearances, worked as a technical advisor, stuntman and wrote a produced screenplay.

Having not quite “gotten it out of his system” Courtley decided to return to his former high-risk profession with several recent tours to Iraq and Afghanistan working as a Security Contractor for “a government agency.” His strong background in military Special Operations made him the obvious choice to Host and Produce the Spike TV/Discovery International original series “Surviving Disaster” (2010) that to date has aired in over 150 countries.

“Author” can now be added to Courtley’s list of accomplishments. Courtley is the author of SEAL Survival Guide: A Navy SEAL’s Secrets to Surviving Any Disaster (January 2013). “We never thought it would happen to us.” From random shootings to deadly wildfires to terrorist attacks, the reality is that modern life is unpredictable and dangerous. Don’t live in fear or rely on luck. Learn the SEAL mindset: Be prepared, feel confident, step up, and know exactly how to survive any life-threatening situation. Former Navy SEAL and preeminent American survivalist Courtley delivers step-by-step instructions anyone can master in this illustrated, user-friendly guide. You’ll learn to think like a SEAL and how to improvise weapons from everyday items, pack a go bag escape mass-shootings, treat injuries at the scene subdue a hijacker, survive extreme climates, travel safely abroad defend against animal attacks, survive pandemic, and much more.

Courtley continues to live a “double life” splitting his time between Los Angeles, where he is continuing his success in the entertainment industry; and overseas in the very real world of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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  • Military and Navy SEALs
  • Survival
  • Perseverance, Strength (Mental/Physical) and Challenges
  • Self-Improvement


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