Mike Ritland is the New York Times bestselling author of Trident K9 Warriors: My Tale from the Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy SEAL Canines. He joined the Navy at age seventeen in 1996, after being inspired by his grandfathers, both of whom served in World War II. He graduated with BUD/S class 215 and became a member of SEAL Team 3. After years as a member of SEAL Team 3, he became a BUD/S instructor and then started his own company to train dogs for the SEAL teams. Today he continues to supply working and protection dogs to a host of clients, including the U.S. government and the Department of Defense. He also started the Warrior Dog Foundation to help retired Special Operations dogs live long and happy lives after their service.
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