GORUCK Solutions

We Build Better Teams

We provide unconventional team-building events for companies based on our collective experiences of Special Forces and intelligence professionals.

About GORUCK Solutions

We build better teams and better leaders. We do this by teaching the best practices of Teamwork, Leadership, and Communication, learned in the most hostile, unconventional and harsh environments imaginable. Our seasoned Cadre understand first-hand what it means to stay cool under fire, whether it be negotiating a ceasefire or running a sensitive operation.

GORUCK Solutions events are accessible to all. We operate in both domestic and international locations. There are no physical requirements for participating. We customize each Solutions event to ensure that each team member is able to take part in all aspects of the training.

Your custom Solutions event will be designed and led by Cadre with extensive Special Operations and Intelligence backgrounds cultivated from years working as CIA case officers, Army Special Forces soldiers, Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, and operators from various Special Mission Units.

GORUCK Solutions events are 100% custom-made to suit your training objectives. Therefore, the cost of an event varies depending on:

  • goals of the event,
  • amount of time it takes to design your custom event,
  • length of the event,
  • and the size of your group.

We are happy to work with you to design an experience that is both beneficial and within your budget.

Urban Ops

This Alternate Reality Environment (ARE) exposes teams to the underground world of spies and operators. Participants learn to employ the basic tools of the trade, working individually and as a team, to complete mission-based scenarios. This event is designed to meet your team’s training goals and is highly customizable. They learn skills that are transferable from this event to the corporate world, all while having a fun and memorable experience. This event requires a minimum of 1 day.


Groundtruths is an interactive lecture on the fundamental principles of Teamwork, Leadership and Communication. Participants learn how these concepts directly relate to your team’s specific objectives and challenges. Our Cadre lead a discussion, based on their combat or undercover experiences, that engages participants in role-playing exercises based on real life case studies such as Operation Neptune Spear.


Scavenger is part team-building, part city tour, and all fun. If you are looking for an activity to reward your team’s performance or to simply serve as a team-bonding experience, our Custom Scavenger is for you. It offers a different take on the classic hunt model. You and your team get a “Hit List” from your Cadre and then seek out the best spots around while completing challenges along the way. Rest when you want, hydrate how you want, and hang with your Cadre - whose main job is to make sure you’re having a blast.

Chris Voss

During Chris’ 24-year tenure in the FBI, he was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the FBI, as well as the FBI hostage negotiation representative to the National Security Council’s Hostage Working Group. He also served as the U.S. Government’s expert on kidnapping at two international conferences sponsored by the G-8. Chris is a recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement and the FBI Agents Association Award for Distinguished and Exemplary Service.

In addition to working with GORUCK Solutions, Chris is currently the President and CEO of Washington, D.C. based Black Swan Group Ltd., a strategic business advisory firm focused on negotiation. He is also a Managing Director of Insite Security, advising on the security needs of corporations and high net worth individuals. Chris teaches Business Negotiation for Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and previously taught at Harvard University and other top academic institutions.

Chris has a B.S. from Iowa State University and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Val Letellier

Val spent 20 years as a CIA operations Officer followed by 4 years as a State Department Diplomatic Security Special Agent. He previously worked with MITRE Corporation is now an independent security consultant based in Washington, DC. Val is fluent in French and has a BA in political science from Randolph Macon College, an MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and an MBA in International Business from Thunderbird School of International Management.

John Croft

John is currently an Active Duty Master Gunnery Sergeant (E-9) with the United States Marine Corps. A Reconnaissance Marine by trade, he is a Subject Matter Expert in Reconnaissance Operations and he has deployed in combat in every leadership position within the Reconnaissance Battalion. His qualifications include: Marine Scout/Sniper, Static Line Jumpmaster, Military Freefall Jumpmaster, Marine Combatant Dive, CQB Team Member, Urban Recon and Surveillance. John has deployed to over 42 countries and completed 12 Operational deployments. Of those deployments, he has spent 22 months in Iraq and 7 months in Afghanistan. Additionally, he is working on an Associates Degree in Supervision and Management. John has been a member of GORUCK since May 2013.

Leonard Casiple

Leonard is a former Special Forces Master Sergeant, having served in Japan, Iraq and Southeast Asia. In over 2 decades of military service, Leonard managed six leadership education departments and, in recognition of his superior cross-cultural and language skills, Leonard was recognized by US Special Forces to be the primary interface to foreign military and diplomatic elements during joint combat missions.

Leonard is currently a Program Manager for Advanced Mission Systems where he managed a $3 million experimental intelligence collection program, among numerous other accomplishments. He also founded Vertical X LTD, which develops cross-cultural programs for multinational corporations in high-threat markets.

He has a B.S. from Excelsior College, a degree in Modern Standard Arabic from the Defense Language Institute and is currently working on his MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Dan Lorenz

Dan served in the Special Forces for 14 years and was deployed to South Korea, Iraq, Germany, the UK, El Salvador, Honduras, and Peru. He currently works for SRA International, a company that solves complex problems relating to defense, intelligence, civil government, and health. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from American Military University.

Logan Boatfield

Logan has served in the US Army for nearly 2 decades and has been deployed to Africa and Southeast Asia. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and numerous other decorations. For the past 10 years, he has worked as a Senior Marketing Manager over mobile and tablet strategy, additionally he founded Rogue Dynamics LLC. Logan has an Associate Degree in Business Management and a BA in Business Management.

Featured Client Testimonials

Featured Client Energizer Logo

“Urban Ops was far more memorable versus previous team-building events. From a business perspective side, I’m very pleased with how the Solutions event was set up, executed and now how we’re looking at the follow up.”

Steve Bayliss
Area Director of Marketing
Energizer Personal Care - Asia Pacific

Featured Client BNL Logo

“Since the Solutions team left, several of my guys have called it a “life-changing event.” The lessons my team learned have led to significantly better communication. GORUCK Solutions taught me to see what was great about my employees and gave me much food for thought on how to improve. What I spent on GORUCK Solutions was paid back to me already! So return on investment that fast - who can complain?”

BNL Industries, Inc. - Vernon, CT

“The business and military arena are very different, but the same themes run throughout. You are trying to work with other people to achieve an objective. …it was a fun afternoon, the Cadre were fantastic and it was a catalyst for change that carried forward into our boardroom.”

Jed Harris
General Manager
Puretec Industrial Water

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