• Retired (2011) U. S. Army Special Forces Officer, Captain, 18A, O-3E
  • Last Assignment: U.S. Army Special Forces Command, Fort Bragg, NC
  • Enlisted (1982) serving active duty 12 years; Reserves and Guard for 12-plus years
  • Sr. Enlisted Sgt. 1st Class; SF Medic (18D), SF Commo (18E), SF Intel (18F)
  • Combat Infantryman Badge, SF Tab, 1998 State Dept. Small Contractor of the Year
  • Held Top-Secret Clearance
  • Served and worked in numerous conflicts as soldier and contractor


  • Married to U.K. TV Presenter, Ruth England, with one son
  • Two adult sons from a previous marriage and a grandson and granddaughter
  • MS degree in Psychology, UCA; BS degrees in Biology, UNY
  • Rated and paid in several languages
  • 3rd Degree Blackbelt in Aikido; 1st Degree Blackbelt in Judo
  • Started a war-zone medical business, Global Univision, in the early 90's
  • Started Specops in the mid-90's, survival and adventure for families and corporations
  • FCC Radio Operator License, National Registry Paramedic License
  • PADI Scuba Diver and member of the Green Beret Parachute Club
  • Licensed Deputy Sheriff
  • Licensed in Firearms
  • Extreme Adventure and Preparedness Instructor
  • Home, Garden, and Transport Survival Advisor


  • Hawke has a 3 new books with Skyhorse Publishing
  • Hawke's Green Beret Survival Manual
  • Hawke's Special Forces Handbook
  • The Quick and Dirty Guide to Learning Languages Fast
  • Co-Author with Kim Martin: Jake Tyler thriller In the Dark of the Sun


  • Worked with many top tactical companies, including Quartermaster
  • Current products designed sold and distributed by Hawke Brand with Green Supply
  • Purchase and learn more about Mykel's Products at Hawkebrand.com


  • Featured in the History Channel's Frontiersmen
  • On ABC's The Bachelor
  • Star of the Travel Channel's series Lost Survivors
  • Creator and Star of Discovery Channel's Man Woman Wild and One Man Army
  • Executive Producer and Star of Outdoor Channel's Elite Tactical Unit
  • For a more complete list of Mykel's TV and Film credits visit his IMDB trade page



  • Mykel runs custom Courses as well as Spy Games and Commando Adventures


Hawke's new books are available for pre-ordering now from Skyhorse Publishing

Family Survival Guide
Family Survival Guide

The Best Ways for Families to Prepare, Train, Pack, and Survive Everything (with Ruth England)

Are you prepared in case disaster strikes? Are your kids? In the Family Survival Guide, veteran adventurers Mykel and Ruth Hawke provide the vital information you and your family need to get through almost any disaster safely.

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Foraging for Survival
Foraging for Survival

Edible Wild Plants of North America (with Douglas Boudreau)

As consumerism and a meat-heavy, processed diet become the norm and the world’s population continues to grow at an exponential rate, more and more people are looking toward a more sustainable path for food.

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The Quick and Dirty Guide to Learning Languages Fast
The Language Book

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Learning Languages Fast

Hawke's bestselling language book is designed for people who have no time for learning complicated rules of grammar. Hawke promises that his method will help anyone become functional in any language in as little as seven days and proficient in thirty days.

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Hawke's Green Beret Survival Manual
Hawke's Green Beret Survival Manual

Rated best in class by Kirkus

The perfect home-reference book for both seasoned outdoorsman and average citizens to learn comprehensive outdoor survival techniques. Includes illustrated instruction on shelter and water, food and fire, tools and medicine, navigation and signaling, and survival psychology.

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Hawke's Special Forces Survival Handbook
Hawke's Special Forces Survival Handbook

Rated best in class by Guardian

A condensed version of the "big" survival manual with a flexibind cover and small format perfect for the glove compartment and backpack, this edition gives readers the tools necessary to survive the worst circumstances and make it out alive.

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In the Dark of the Sun
In the Dark of the Sun

Co-authored with Kim Martin, the first Jake Tyler thriller puts him in the cross-hairs of a powerful cartel in a race to outrun the U.S. and Colombian military through hundreds of miles of jungle. Tyler is on the most out of control mission of his life, complicated by an unexpected love and a betrayal by his best friend. Based on Mykel's background and experiences fighting the drug wars, the novel is a rollercoaster of action, adventure, and romance.

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In the Dark of the Sun
A New Jake Tyler Book

Co-authored with Kim Martin, the second Jake Tyler thriller takes him to Africa.

Title and cover will be posted later this year. Expected out in late 2019 - early 2020!

More of Mykel's books on his Amazon AUTHOR page

Read Articles and other Works by and about Mykel on the MEDIA page


One of the first products designed by Mykel Hawke was produced and sold by Tops Knives. The Hawke Hellion Survivor and the smaller Elite version were widely acclaimed and much in demand during Hawke's association with Tops. With a desire to design more unique products across multiple categories of survival tools, Mykel worked to create his own Brand, where he produced a line of knives which included the popular Harrier and Peregrine. He also introduced some one-of-a-kind tools, including the HASP axe and Hawkchete.

Mykel's first product line was Mykel Hawke Knives, which was expanded to cover the full outdoor adventure spectrum with The Hawke Brand. The Hawke Brand encompasses training and products created or supported by Mykel Hawke for families and professionals alike, for everyone every day or for taking it to the extreme. Tough, tested, and tailored to provide new solutions to timeless challenges from cutting-edge serious to limitless fun!

Mykel Hawke Products

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Mykel Hawke and Hawke School conduct custom-tailored courses. Recent ones included the following 3 Specialty Survival Courses: Couples Survival, Primitive Hunting, and Medical Professionals. Hawke also runs custom Spy Games and Commando Adventures for team building, fitness challenges, corporate leadership training, and general life skills.   He also does custom Adventure Guiding. More details HERE.



Mykel Hawke proudly supports many causes and charities, including Gold Star Teen Adventures, an organization that provides unique summer adventures for Gold Star Youth; Community Sentinels, a concept designed to help Veterans returning home to bond with their community; and Healing the Wounds, benefiting and mentoring the children of our nation's fallen heroes in law enforcement and military.


Mykel is dedicated to helping protect animals. Boots on the Ground is one of those charities he supports. He is committed to helping his fellow Special Ops Combat Veterans and their families. Task Force Dagger is the ponly charity that selects the veterans and families for the cause, not the other way around like others do. This means the Vet and their family are 100% vetted by SOCOM, which ensures your rreal funds and support give real care to real vets.


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