Mr. Donatelli has been involved in the Special Operations Community for over twenty years. After spending four years in the 1st Ranger Battalion, Mr. Donatelli decided to get out and explore the civilian world. He became a Washington D.C. police officer where he served five years working the D.C. streets during its peak of crime, violence, and drugs. Mike worked in a patrol car, plain clothes, and prostitution details. While serving the community as a police officer, he decided to re-engage and to serve his country once again. Mike re-entered the service joining the Special Forces as an 18C (Engineer Sgt). Mike has worked in almost every Central and South American country assisting, training, and advising U.S. Embassy Personnel and host nation forces in subjects ranging from setting up a Basic Training for Foreign Armies, to CQB, Marksmanship, Breaching, and providing personal protection and conducting threat vulnerability assessments. Mike has also served four tours in Iraq as an 18Z (Special Forces Team Sergeant) where he was a member of the U.S. Army's Elite, Delta Force.
As an Independent Contractor, Mike was the Program Manager and Primary Instructor for Pistol and Rifle Marksmanship to the Amtrak's East Coast New Counter-Terrorist and Police Unit. He was an Assistant Instructor for the Amtrak's West Coast team as well. Mike has attended numerous shooting and CQB courses and trained with shooting greats such as Jerry Barnhart while in the Army. He has also instructed numerous civilians in the safe handling and shooting of pistols and rifles along with Advanced Periods of Instruction. Mike has also provided personal protection to various celebrities and on-set security for numerous television shows.
Mike is also an accomplished amateur boxer. He has trained and fought with some of the top fighters in the world and has coached at various boxing and athletic clubs in Washington D.C., Miami FL, and Puerto Rico. He currently coaches in Indiana, PA.