- Full Name Michael Glover
- Nickname Mike
- Occupation Former green beret, Former US government contractor, Businessman , Podcast host
- Nationality American
- Birth Date 27 January 1980
Mike Glover | BiographyCEO and Owner of FieldCraft LLC in Northern California
After spending 18-years in the US Army in various positions, Glover founded a company, FieldCraft Survival, in November 2015. He is also the CEO of the firm. As an expert at counter-terrorism, protection, and emergency preparedness operations, Glover provides different pieces of training and survival skills for people. He also teaches them how to be prepared for any catastrophic event, accident, or natural disaster.
Mike Glover is a former US army officer and the founder and CEO of FieldCraft Survival in Northern California.
Who Is Mike Glover?
Michael Glover, also known as Mike Glover, is a former green beret and US government contractor. He worked in the US army for over 18 years, serving as a weapons specialist, assaulter, sniper, recon specialist, team sergeant, joint terminal air controller (JTAC), and operations SGM. He was deployed to combat zones fourteen times, both with special forces and as a contractor for the US government.
Presently, he is the CEO and owner of FieldCraft LLC in Northern California. The company teaches survival and disaster preparedness training and provides equipment solutions based on his experience and learning in special operations.
Early Life & Education
Mike Glover was born on 27 January 1980 to a former US army officer and a Korean mother. Glover was raised in a military family in between Daytona Beach, Florida, and North Carolina. While his father served 12 years in the army, his uncle was a navy seal.
He grew up having a military surplus surrounding his house. When he was young, all he knew was running about outside with his cousins and pretending to be soldiers. Glover has wanted to become a military officer from a very young age. “I always wanted to be in the military. I actually wanted to be a Navy SEAL, but my uncle was in the Navy so I actually decided to go into the army instead,” he said.
Glover graduated from American Military University with a bachelor’s degree in 2012. He did a major in homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and related protective services.
Career At US Army
Glover always wanted to join the special forces, but he tried out for an airborne ranger first. Although he didn’t get to serve in the Ranger regiment, he received airborne and ranger certifications and went straight into selection.
Glover then began his professional career as a guard at the tomb of an unknown soldier. There, he learned the importance of “honor and respect.” Following that, he served as army infantryman (11B), army special forces weapons sergeant (18B), and special forces operations sergeant (18Z) at US Army. He served in those positions for almost fifteen years, from September 1997 to July 2012 at USASOC (US Army Special Operations Command) and USA SFC (US Army Special Operations Command). He was also enlisted in the US Special Forces, where he spent his career as a sniper, JTAC, Recon NCO, and Breacher.
In July 2014, he was promoted to operations sergeant major in the Special Operations Detachment and stayed there until August 2015 in Texas. Subsequently, Glover began working as an independent contractor for the US government overseas in the same year, protecting government officials in dangerous situations.
Founder of FieldCraft
After spending 18-years in the US Army in various positions, Glover founded a company, FieldCraft Survival, in November 2015. He is also the CEO of the firm.
The Colorado-based company offers security, management, and leadership consulting business and government professionals and survival and outdoor lifestyle equipment. According to its official website, FieldCraft Survival’s mission “is to expand your capabilities in the genre of survival and to educate, train, and equip you to survive in the worst-case scenario.”
As an expert at counter-terrorism, protection, and emergency preparedness operations, Glover provides different pieces of training and survival skills for people. He also teaches them how to be prepared for any catastrophic event, accident, or natural disaster.
In an interview with Offgrid, he was asked what made him want to teach survival to other individuals. He responded that survival was a broad genre that embraced tactics he used to stay alive in combat. It eventually piqued his curiosity because he understood it wasn’t simply bushcraft, and it wasn’t just technical ability. “For me, survival was the encompassing of everything I learned over my career: mindset, technical skills, and equipment. I think a combination of those things is what lends itself to survival, so for me it was an interesting field and something I wanted to redefine,” he added.
Glover was the host of a podcast show, FieldCraft Survival Podcast, which aired on iTunes, and SoundCloud. He discussed survival tactics, military, defense, gear, fitness, over landing, army, and more on the show. The last track of the podcast show was aired in late 2020.
Some of his top tracks, like ‘Bug Out, Part 2,’ ‘Coronavirus Part 1’ have received thousands of views on SoundCloud. Likewise, his talks with John Nores (game warden of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife), Sean Kirkwood (retired master sergeant), and Aaron Colter (former Navy Seal) have also gained thousands of views on the platform.
Glover now hosts another podcast show called Mike Force. He started the podcast on April 2020. Over thirty episodes have been aired on platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and iHeart as of this writing (August 2021).
Did You Know?
- Glover’s most prominent role model is his mother.
- His favorite musical band is the Eagles.
- His dream car is a 1987 to 1989 Porsche 930.
- Glover is an ardent hunter, survivalist, and overland enthusiast.