Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Jared Ogden graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2004 and in 2006 was accepted into the elite Basic Underwater Demolition / SEAL (BUD/S) program. Upon completion, he was assigned to SEAL Team ONE during which time he supported combat operations through augmenting Naval Special Warfare Development Group and deploying with his Platoon to Afghanistan. His military decorations include the Combat Action Ribbon, Bronze Star with “V” for Valor, and multiple Joint Awards.
Upon departing Active Duty, Jared represented the Department of Defense on National Geographic Channel’s flagship program ULTIMATE SURVIVAL ALASKA: Seasons Two and Three, where he was one of twelve survivalist battling through Alaska’s wilderness. Mr. Ogden has recently made appearances and conducted interviews NBC’s Today Show, Fox News Channel's Fox and Friends, The Dana Show, and WAAF’s Mistress Carrie’s Show.