Eric Frohardt

Eric Frohardt is a Navy SEAL combat veteran with nearly 12-years of active duty service to our nation. While on active duty, he served on various SEAL Teams including the highly revered Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DevGru). Over the course of his career he deployed numerous times to hot spots around the world including Iraq and Afghanistan.

As a SEAL, Eric was trained in the use of various firearms, explosives, radio and computer communication devices, combat diving, high altitude parachuting, battlefield medicine, wilderness survival, climbing, mountaineering, hand-to-hand combat, and tactical driving. He was also a sniper! While on active duty he also climbed El Capitan and (2) of the (7) Summits: Denali and Aconcagua.

Eric was medically retired at the beginning of 2010 as a SEAL Operator, Chief (SOC / E-7) after being injured in combat. After leaving the Navy, Eric went on to start an indoor gun range and gun store in Denver, CO ( He stepped down from the daily operations in order to become the CEO of StrongFirst (, a fitness company with nearly 5,000 instructors in over 40-countries. After that, Eric served as the Director of Education and Training for the National Rifle Association ( where he led and served the over 110,000 NRA Certified Firearms Trainers nationwide. Now, Eric works as the COO of Defy, a performance beverage company with nationwide distribution in over 11,000 stores (

Most importantly, Eric and his wife have been happily married for 20-years and they have 4 kids ranging from 10 to 17 years old. He volunteers for the Navy SEAL Foundation and serves as a committee chair for the Denver based “Evening of Tribute.” He is also active in his church and local community. Most of all, he enjoys being a husband and father!

Eric will have your team on the edge of their seats as he tells real life stories of overcoming impossible odds and achieving team success. His spellbinding style will keep them engaged as he ties his experiences as a SEAL to experiences in the business world. When applicable, the Q&A session is ALWAYS a highlight!



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