Michael Lauria is currently completing his final semester at the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. Outside of school, he works as a critical care flight paramedic and provides training to multiple emergency service organizations. Prior to medical school, Michael served in the U.S. Air Force as a Pararescueman at the 321st Special Tactics Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, UK, Air Force Special Operations Command. During this assignment he deployed to OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM as part of a Combat Search and Rescue Team and in support of the C Company, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). In 2009, Michael was named Air Force Special Operations Command Outstanding Airman of the Year and Pararescue Airman of the Year.
Jason Brezler is the Founder and President of Leadership Under Fire. He has specialized in leadership development, character development and optimal human performance for over 10 years and frequently addresses leaders and organizations across North America. He calls upon his extensive operational experience in Iraq, Afghanistan and New York City as he prepares leaders from public safety organizations, business corporations, athletic teams and academic institutions to perform at their best. Jason serves as a FDNY Special Operations Firefighter in Rescue Company 2 in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to becoming a firefighter and creating the Leadership Under Fire Team, Jason began his career as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He has led Marines on several deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan where he was decorated for his combat service and continues to serve as a Major in the Marine Corps Reserves. Jason received a Master’s of Science from Oklahoma State University and a 2nd Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Maryland. He completed his undergraduate degree at the United States Naval Academy where he also played Division 1 baseball for the Midshipmen.
Dr. Andy Morgan received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1986; He completed his residency training in psychiatry at Yale University in 1990. He then joined the faculty of medicine at Yale University & the National Center for PTSD where he worked for 25 years. Dr. Morgan has received grants and has published over 100 peer reviewed scientific papers on learning, stress, PTSD and performance in Special Operations forces. Dr. Morgan served on the National Academy of Science Eyewitness Identification Committee (2013-2014). For his work Dr. Morgan was awarded the US Army Award for Patriotic Service in 2008 and awarded the 2010 Sir Henry Welcome Medal and Prize for his development of interventions to buffer the negative impact of stress on human cognition, memory, learning and operational performance.
Dr. Morgan served as an intelligence officer (2003-2010) for the US Government and was a government advisor to the US Intelligence Science Board; The products developed from his research have been vetted and validated domestically as well as in a theatre of operations. In addition to his work at Yale and the National Center for PTSD, Dr. Morgan has performed Selection and Assessment and Operational psychology work for the United States Army and Navy for over 7 years. Dr. Morgan’s work in National Security with UNH is focused on intelligence analysis, national security, national security psychology and psyops.
Craig spent six years in Naval Special Operations as a Special Warfare Combat Crewman (SWCC) and close to two years on the High-Threat Protection team for the U.S. Ambassador to Baghdad in Iraq. He’s the founder and co-founder of two different fitness businesses with three facilities in operation in Colorado and South Dakota. Craig trained special operations personnel for foreign governments on three different continents, has been published in the Journal of Strategic Studies, and is now studying human performance and how it relates to motor and perceptual learning. Currently, Craig oversees the physical preparation programming for Precision Nutrition, an online platform that employs behavioral modification strategies to maximize body composition for health and performance.