Mike Sarraille is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer and a former enlisted Recon Marine and Scout-Sniper. A graduate of the University of Texas McCombs MBA Program, he is the founder and CEO of Talent War Group, a leading management consulting and executive search firm, which specializes in creating sustainable world-class leadership development programs within companies and sourcing executive talent to drive organizations to the next level. He is also the Founder and CEO of ATTA, a mindset apparel company, whose motto is ‘One Step ATTA Time,’ advocating physical, mental, and spiritual fitness in order to sustain optimal performance.
Mike enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school. He became a Recon Marine and also served as a scout sniper. He was selected for the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) to become a Marine Officer. After finishing his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Texas A&M University, he conducted an inter-service transfer to seek a commission in the Navy and try out for the SEAL Teams.
After completing the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) Training, Mike served in SEAL Team THREE, where he led major combat operations during the Battle of Ramadi in 2006 and the Battle of Sadr City in 2008.
In 2008-2009, Mike served as the SEAL Junior Officer Training Course (JOTC) Director at BUD/s, the head of leadership development for new SEAL officers where he coached, mentored, and prepared those officers to lead combat operations during the Global War on Terrorism. Mike was then assessed and selected for assignment to Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), part of the elite Joint Special Operations Command, in support of global counter-terrorism operations. Mike completed a total of ten (10) combat deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
Mike is an Ambassador for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides fully-funded college educations and additional educational opportunities, “Cradle to Career” (Preschool to College), to surviving children of special operations forces lost in the line of duty as well as children of all medal of honor recipients. SOWF also provides financial support to severely wounded, ill, and injured special operations personnel.
Recently, Mike launched a new company, ATTA – an approach to living that inspires greatness, promotes balance, and encourages us to choose progress over perfection. You can learn more about ATTA at liveatta.com and the blog by Mike: The Community of ATTA.
He founded and served on the board of directors for the VETTED Foundation, a cutting-edge executive-level transition program for high-performing veterans, and was a former principal at Echelon Front, a management consulting firm alongside the co-authors of Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink, and Leif Babin.
Mike enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school. He became a Recon Marine and also served as a scout sniper. He was selected for the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP). Still, after finishing his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Texas A&M University, he sought a commission in the Navy to try out for the SEAL Teams.
After completing the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) Training, Mike served in SEAL Team THREE, Task Unit Bruiser, the most decorated Special Operations Task Unit of the Iraq war, where he led major combat operations during the Battle of Ramadi in 2006. In 2008, Mike returned to Iraq and led historic combat operations during the Battle of Sadr City.