Bob Schoultz graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Philosophy in 1974 and was commissioned an ensign in the Navy. He completed Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training in the summer of 1975, then served as a Naval Special Warfare officer for the next 30 years, with numerous extended tours overseas in a wide variety of commands. During his career he commanded SEALS and Special Boat personnel at all levels up to commanding all the East Coast SEAL Teams as Commander Naval Special Warfare Group Two in Little Creek, Va. His last assignment in the Navy was as the Director of Leader and Character Development at the US Naval Academy, from which he retired as a Captain on 1 July, 2005. He served as the Director of the Master of Science in Global Leadership in the School of Business Administration at the University of San Diego from October of 2005 through November 2011. He is currently a speaker, consultant and coach for Fifth Factor Leadership, works part time to support Naval Special Warfare Center, and serves on a number of not-for-profit and for-profit boards. He and his wife Mary Anne have been married for 37 years. Their oldest son is an officer in SEAL teams, their second son is a musician, and their daughter is an instructor with the National Outdoor Leadership School.