Eric Kapitulik is co-author of The Program: Lessons from Elite Military Units for Creating and Sustaining High Performing Leaders and Teams and was an Infantry Officer and Special Operations Officer with 1st Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Marine Division. He founded The Program in 2008. Eric has participated in eight Ironman Triathlons and has summited five of the Seven Summits (the highest peaks on each of the seven continents): Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. McKinley, Mt. Aconcagua, Mt. Elbrus, and, most recently, Mt. Everest.