Born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Rick Kaiser joined the U.S. Navy at age 17. He attended Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL (BUD/S) training Class 109 in Coronado, CA. Kaiser was assigned to SEAL Team TWO in Little Creek, VA in 1980. He served at SEAL Team TWO from 1980 until 1985, specializing in winter warfare, combat diving, and sniping until he was selected for duty at SEAL Team SIX in 1985.In 1993, Kaiser received the Silver Star Medal for Valor during the Battle of Mogadishu (Black Hawk Down). He served at ST-6 from 1985 through October of 2012. During his time at ST-6, Kaiser acted as sniper, explosives expert, lead training Chief, sniper team leader, and Deputy Operations Officer.Kaiser continues to serve his country and fellow SEALs by helping to educate others about this unique special operations force and further the Frogman heritage as the Chief Operating Officer of the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum. Kaiser is married to Barbara Kaiser and has two children, Emily and Eric. Kaiser and Barbara currently reside in Vero Beach, Florida.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Masterchief Rick Kaiser and other top speakers and celebrities.