Grady Powell, former U.S. Army Green Beret, passed selection at only 21 years old and is among some of the youngest soldiers to have made it into the elite brotherhood of Special Forces Operators. With tours in Iraq and northern Africa, Grady is a small arms, mobility, and survival expert. Before joining the Army, Grady studied graphic design, but ultimately decided to follow in the footsteps of other family members who have served, including his grandfather, who was in the 11th Airborne Division during World War II, and his father, who was a Green Beret during Vietnam. In 2011, Grady competed in the NBC series Stars Earn Stripes, ultimately winning alongside his partner Eve Torres. After serving with distinction in the Army for five years, he left and began training military, law enforcement, and civilians in tactical skills, such as defensive firearm implementation. Drawing on his expertise in shooting, evasion, field medicine, and urban survival, Grady has also run protection details for high-level U.S. dignitaries overseas. In 2013, he competed in a survival race for National Geographic's Ultimate Survival Alaska. Grady is now the host of Discovery Channel’s Dual Survival.