ENTREPRENEUR | SPEAKER | VETERAN | RESCUER | INSTRUCTOR | BODYGUARD | HUMANITARIAN
David has operated around the globe for over 30 years in every climate and terrain as a humanitarian, veteran, rescuer, instructor and certified bodyguard for high risk areas. David is the author of the acclaimed Defensive Tactics series which has been widely distributed through major retailers. He has an in depth unconventional background in special operations with the military, rescue, executive protection, counter terrorism, hostage rescue and human recovery operations. David is an accomplished entrepreneur and has created many successful enterprises from the ground up.
“David Burnell has been a teacher, mentor, friend, and example to me for more than a decade. I have sat and learned at his feet, trained with him, and worked beside him. I have never met a man more fit for a calling in life than David - and this IS a calling. He was born to lead, born to teach, born to fight for what is noble and right, and born to be a force for good against what oftentimes seems to be overwhelming opposition in this world. David has taken his natural physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual gifts and, through the blood, sweat, and tears of service and sacrifice to his fellow man, become the consummate warrior leader. He would charge into a fight or fire all alone and against all odds to save an innocent stranger. He has done it. I would follow him anywhere. He has been one of the biggest inspirations and influences in my life as a husband and father, as a professional businessman, as a paramedic first responder, as a front line emergency medicine provider, as a SAR team member, and as man of faith. If you are striving to be better or if you have been tasked with helping others strive to be better, David Burnell can and will play a major role in helping you accomplish your goals. He has done this in my life on more occasions than I can count. I am a different and much better man because of him and to know him is a blessing beyond measure."