Michael J. Penney is a combat veteran of Iraq & Afghanistan. He served in the United States Marine Corps infantry with 3rd Battalion 7th Marines deploying twice to Ramadi, Iraq, in 2005-2006 and 2007. Michael reenlisted during his second tour and transferred to Quantico to become a weapons instructor. He is certified as a combat marksmanship coach, trainer and instructor trainer. He’s a formal school instructor, school trained designated marksman, small arms weapons instructor and foreign weapons instructor. In 2011 Michael deployed on a third combat tour, this time with 1st battalion 5th Marines, leading a section of embedded advisors through Kajaki & Sangin Afghanistan.

Having served in two wars, over 8 years of service in the Corps, Michael was honorably discharged as a Sergeant.  Now he is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and business development professional.

In March of 2016 he presented at TEDxRaleigh,  “What’s Your IED: How to Add Value During Life's Explosive Situations”, combining military and personal experiences in an effort to bridge the lives of veterans and civilians. This one talk has cultivated many wonderful relationships between veterans and business leaders.

Michael is the creator of the 5 Paragraph Business Plan” - - taking the military operations order format and applying it to business. 5Paragraph.com

He currently works as Chief Advisor at 5Paragraph.com, working with business leaders around the globe, calling upon his military and entrepreneurial experiences to assess, train, advise, and assist businesses in the implementation of the 5P Military Management Method For The Modern Workforce. Empowering leaders with an action oriented business management tool focused on business creation, growth, and long-term sustainability.

Michael is available for interviews, keynotes, workshops, and breakout sessions. 

Hire Michael to speak with your group about ...
- Entrepreneurship / Intrepreneurship
- How to breed a culture of accountability

- Leadership, focusing on the nouns: The right people, in the right place, with the right things may accomplish any mission

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