Blayne Smith is the president of GORUCK, a fast-growing company that creates gear, events, and apparel inspired by military special operations. With legions of raving fans, GORUCK is committed to building the world’s toughest gear, and tougher people. Smith previously served as executive director of Team Red, White, and Blue (Team RWB). As Team RWB’s first employee, he led the development, growth, and operation of what has become America’s fastest growing veteran-serving nonprofit organization. With chapters in over 200 cities, Team RWB now serves more than 140,000 members (growing at over 100 per day) and enriches their lives by connecting them to their community through fitness, service, and leadership. A West Point graduate and former Special Forces officer, Smith served combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He was the distinguished honor graduate of the Army’s Ranger School and has earned numerous military awards including three Bronze Stars, one with “V” device for valor.