Joe Teti is a veteran of both US military and US government special operations units.
In the military, Joe served as a Force Recon Marine and an Army Special Forces “Green Beret”.
Joe was later recruited as an operative with the CIA’s Special Activities Division/Special Operations Group (SAD/SOG) - an exclusive group of operatives consider the premier covert action, ‘black ops’ unit in the world.
(Less than 1% of all special operations force's members in all 4 of the armed services combined - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines - have successfully qualified for this elite status.)
While serving with the SAD/SOG, Joe deployed to OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) in Iraq, and OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom) in Afghanistan and numerous other countries in the Middle East, planning and conducting a broad range of DA (Direct Action) special operations missions covering the entire operational continuum.
These missions gave the President of the United States an option when overt military and/or diplomatic actions were not viable or politically feasible.
Operations of this nature required a rapid response with a surgical application of a wide variety of unique skills, while maintaining the lowest possible profile of U.S. involvement, in high consequence, zero compromise environments against national level threats.
Joe later went on to become the co-star of the hit TV show ‘Dual Survival’ on the Discovery Channel shooting 41 episodes and surviving in the most brutal environments on the planet - from the deserts of Oman to the glaciers of Norway to the jungles of Sri Lanka.
He is acknowledged as a world-renowned expert on wilderness and urban survival.