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Navy SEALS are the elite of the Special Operations Forces — the most highly trained and dedicated forces in the global special operations community – undertaking the toughest physical and mental training in preparation for dangerous missions into enemy territory. Commander McGinnis will take you through the process of attaining this elite status — including the aptly-named “Hell Week” when soldiers are pushed to the physical, mental and emotional limits, often on less than four hours sleep.

Mark successfully completed this training, and went on to lead more than 400 SEAL operators through real world operations and training evolutions with zero mishaps. He has completed numerous deployments and operations throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America, North East Asia, the Pacific Rim countries, Iraq and Afghanistan. He truly understands the term “leadership in challenging times” and how to translate his training and experiences to his civilian career.

Born in Monroe, North Carolina, in 1969 Commander Mark N McGinnis attended the United States Naval Academy. After graduating from USNA in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree, he served in the U.S. Marines as a Quality Assurance Officer. Three years later, Mark felt duty-bound to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL, and in 1996 became one of only four Marine Officers in history to be awarded an inter-service transfer to the U.S. Navy Seals.

As a Lieutenant Junior Grade, Mark served as Class Leader for Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training Class 212 and after graduation was assigned to SEAL Team FIVE in San Diego, California (1996-2000). At ST-5, Mark served in a variety of positions, leading his team through numerous deployments throughout North East Asia and the Pacific. After his successful tour of duty at ST-5, he was selected to serve at SEAL Team FOUR in Virginia Beach, Virginia (2000-2002) where he completed numerous deployments and operations in support of counter narcotics and counter drug initiatives throughout the Caribbean, as well as Central and South America.

In May 2002, Lieutenant McGinnis separated from active duty and embarked on a career as a Biosurgical Sales Specialist for Genzyme Biosurgery. Meanwhile, while serving in the reserves, Mark received the rank of Lieutenant Commander at Supervisor Diving and Salvage. Two years later, Mark put his civilian career on hold when he was once again asked to serve his country.

LCDR McGinnis was assigned to the Special Operations Command Center in Tampa Florida (2004-2006) where he completed numerous deployments in support of Operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. During his career as a SEAL officer, Mark has earned the reputation of “Top Operator” and proudly led more than 400 SEAL operators through numerous real world and training evolutions with zero mishaps. In May of 2009, Mark received the rank of Commander.

After completing his tour of duty at SOCCENT, Commander McGinnis re-joined Genzyme Biosurgery where he was soon after promoted to the position of Regional Sales Director.

Mark continues to proudly serve in the U.S. Naval Reserves and lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Patty and his children, Reagan and Kellan.


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    Afterburner Black Ops
    Afterburner Black Ops provides experiential, high-impact team building seminars and workshops led by U.S. Navy SEALs, 160th SOAR and other Special Forces and Special Operations team members who utilize real-world mission examples to train your corporate teams to close execution gaps, improve performance and drive accountability.

    The Black Ops corporate team building program will train your teams in the zero-tolerance-for-error Flawless Execution℠ methodology developed by James D. Murphy, CEO and founder of Afterburner Incorporated. Murphy, a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, founded Afterburner in 1996, after he realized that the zero-tolerance-for-error tools used in the world of military aviation could benefit and revolutionize the way many companies do business. Murphy, in tandem with key Afterburner personnel, developed the "Flawless Execution" model by combining real-life business experiences with strategic and tactical military processes to create a powerful methodology designed to teach clients how to execute and win in any business scenario.

    Special Operations Team Building Seminars
    Over 1.5 million managers and executives have been trained in the Flawless Execution℠ continuous improvement process through a variety of experiential team building seminars, keynote speeches and workshops. Since its launch, Afterburner has been featured twice in Inc. Magazine′s "Inc. 500 List of America′s Fastest Growing Companies," with appearances in a variety of publications, including Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Financial Times and Meetings and Conventions Magazine. The company has also appeared on Fox News, CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg News. Murphy has also authored two books, Business Is Combat and Flawless Execution, the former of which is in its third printing, and has shared the podium with notable speakers such as Bill Clinton, Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell.

    Afterburner has since expanded its global presence by opening up offices in Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia, and the company has executed its services in over 34 countries. Today, Afterburner is considered the world′s leading authority on organization execution, with an impressive client list that includes 23% of the U.S. Fortune 500 as well as numerous global 1000 companies who benefit from the company′s unique experiential workshops and keynote seminars.





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    Afterburner Black Ops
    Afterburner Black Ops provides experiential, high-impact team building seminars and workshops led by U.S. Navy SEALs, 160th SOAR and other Special Forces and Special Operations team members who utilize real-world mission examples to train your corporate teams to close execution gaps, improve performance and drive accountability.

    The Black Ops corporate team building program will train your teams in the zero-tolerance-for-error Flawless Execution℠ methodology developed by James D. Murphy, CEO and founder of Afterburner Incorporated. Murphy, a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, founded Afterburner in 1996, after he realized that the zero-tolerance-for-error tools used in the world of military aviation could benefit and revolutionize the way many companies do business. Murphy, in tandem with key Afterburner personnel, developed the "Flawless Execution" model by combining real-life business experiences with strategic and tactical military processes to create a powerful methodology designed to teach clients how to execute and win in any business scenario.

    Special Operations Team Building Seminars
    Over 1.5 million managers and executives have been trained in the Flawless Execution℠ continuous improvement process through a variety of experiential team building seminars, keynote speeches and workshops. Since its launch, Afterburner has been featured twice in Inc. Magazine′s "Inc. 500 List of America′s Fastest Growing Companies," with appearances in a variety of publications, including Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Financial Times and Meetings and Conventions Magazine. The company has also appeared on Fox News, CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg News. Murphy has also authored two books, Business Is Combat and Flawless Execution, the former of which is in its third printing, and has shared the podium with notable speakers such as Bill Clinton, Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell.

    Afterburner has since expanded its global presence by opening up offices in Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia, and the company has executed its services in over 34 countries. Today, Afterburner is considered the world′s leading authority on organization execution, with an impressive client list that includes 23% of the U.S. Fortune 500 as well as numerous global 1000 companies who benefit from the company′s unique experiential workshops and keynote seminars.