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Lieutenant General Mike Ferriter served 35 years in the United States Army commanding Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and International Forces at every level from a Second Lieutenant Infantry Platoon leader to the Commanding General of the Advising and Training Mission in Iraq. In his final Army position, Mike was the Commanding General of the Army’s Installation Management Command, responsible for operation of all the Army bases worldwide with a $12B budget and 73,000 military and civilian employees. During his command tour, Mike Ferriter transformed the Installation Management Command and cut costs by nearly $3B.

Mike was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry from The Citadel in 1979.  He served as a Paratrooper and in light and heavy Infantry forces, as well as with Army Special Operations as an Army Ranger. He parachuted with Paratroopers and Rangers 198 times and has served in combat in Mogadishu, Somalia and in 3 tours in Iraq.

Mike Ferriter spent his career building teams and developing leaders and he believes we all have the ability to demonstrate inspired leadership.

Upon his retirement from the Army, Mike established The Ferriter Group LLC, in order to develop leaders, build teams and transform corporations using a one-of-a-kind training called “Hands-On Inspired Leadership.” This training uses the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to teach you how to overcome any obstacle and is proven to develop high performance teams.

Mike Ferriter and his team present “Hands-On Inspired Leadership” training seminars to Senior Business Executives, Corporate Managers, Veterans, Families of the Fallen, high school teens and anyone looking to build character, build teams, and develop self-confidence and resilience.

Mike Ferriter is also passionate to help America’s Veterans; he believes we can change America by infusing the character, honor, team work and winning spirit of America’s Veterans, Wounded Warriors and military families into businesses around the country.  Mike believes when you add Veterans to your ranks, you add leadership, teamwork and success.

Mike provides consulting services on the Board of Advisors for a few organizations including, Renewable Energy companies, the Veterans Golf Association, Links to Freedom Foundation and To The Fallen Entertainment. He is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and currently Head Instructor at Champions Martial Arts Academy in Puyallup, Washington.

Mike and his wife Margie have been married 35 years and raised four awesome children who grew up valuing service to the nation. The Ferriter family includes Dr. Meghan Ferriter, PhD; Major Dan and Jessica Ferriter; Captain Paddy and Lauren Ferriter and Captain Garrett and Mary Whitney Whittaker with their son, Parker and daughter, Reagan.

Mike Ferriter lives his life by these three beliefs: Do What’s Right! Do Your Best! Demonstrate Inspired Leadership!

Mike Ferriter TEDx Tacoma