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MEET Mike Ogle,

Mike Ogle served 23 years in the U.S. Army as an active-duty Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician. In his military career, he served four combat tours of duty supporting Operation Iraqi/Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn (Afghanistan). He served in a myriad of leadership roles from team and squad leader to platoon sergeant. Because of his exceptional communication and technical skills, he was hand selected for a three-year instructor position at the NAVSCOLEOD which is the joint services EOD Training Facility at Eglin AFB, FL. Mike trained technicians  from all branches of service and achieved the position of Senior Instructor. Mike retired at the rank of First Sergeant overseeing a company of 75 soldiers.


Realizing his passion for training, Mike deployed to the Middle East as a Civilian serving as a contracted instructor to the Afghan and Iraq police. He provided lifesaving instruction on Counter (Improvised Explosive Device) IED techniques to more than 5000 Foreign National Law Enforcement Officers.

Most recently, Mike has spent the last four years working at a forensic laboratory for the Department of Defense teaching leadership and professional development to scientists and staff while performing duties as an operation specialist.


Committed to public service, Mike provides Stop the Bleed/Disaster Response Training in the community and officiates middle and high school football for the Georgia High School Athletic Association.

Mike has been married to his beautiful wife Mindy for 31 years. They have been blessed with three children and four grandchildren that he takes pride in being an influential part of their lives.

professional military training and education

Certified Leader Effectiveness Training (LET) Facilitator Gordon Training Institute (GTI)
Dept of Homeland Security - Instructor Development Certification


First Sergeant's Academy

Course Curriculum Development Course

Basic Instructor Course

Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course

Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course

Primary Leader Development Course


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