Mike Bajema

Strategic Advisor

Mike Bajema is a retired U.S. Army officer, Infantry-Armor combined-arms commander, joint forces strategic planner, leadership instructor and strategic advisor for Echelon Front. He served over 20 years as an Armor officer with 13 years of overseas experience. Fighting alongside Extreme Ownership authors Leif Babin and Jocko Willink from Task Unit Bruiser as the commander of Team Bulldog from the historic 1st Armored Division’s Ready First Combat Team. When not leading tactical formations, Mike served as a joint forces operational and strategic planner; graduating from the U.S. Navy’s Maritime Advanced Warfighting School. He was the only Army officer selected to serve as the 2014 Department of the Army’s senior fellow at the George C. Marshall European Center for European Security Studies and later shaped vital European partnerships while on the Pentagon’s Joint Staff. The capstone of Mike’s career was commanding 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment and subsequent deployment of over 750 Soldiers to the Republic of Korea. Mike brings to Overwatch and Echelon Front vast expert combat leadership, proven organizational development techniques for building foundational extreme ownership, and veteran talent acquisition.