He is a former Force Recon Marine, Army Special Forces “Green Beret”,
and a former operator in a highly classified government counter-terrorist unit.
He is a combat veteran of both OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) in Iraq, and OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom) in Afghanistan. He planned and conducted a broad range of special operations missions covering the entire operational continuum. These missions gave the President of the United States an option when overt military and / or diplomatic actions were not viable or politically feasible. Operations of this nature required rapid response with surgical application of a wide variety of unique skills, while maintaining the lowest possible profile of U.S. involvement. He has participated in numerous classified direct action missions with several Tier 1 SMU’s (Special Mission Units).
Joseph has performed high-risk PSD (Personal Security Detail) operations in Afghanistan and Iraq for U.S. government and civilian clients. He was also a member of a U.S. State Department close protection team assigned to several high profile government officials and visiting diplomats in Israel. Working out of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, and the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, he operated in high-risk areas throughout the country to include Ramallah, Abu Dis, Jericho, The Gaza Strip and the West Bank. He has extensive experience and training in fully armored vehicle operations, advance team operations, motorcade operations, CAT (Counter Assault Team) operations and surveillance / counter surveillance operations.
He has held a TOP SECRET-SCI with polygraph security clearance, the highest security clearance awarded by the U.S. government.
Joseph Teti is a retired Force Recon Marine, Army Special Forces Green Beret and a former operative in one of the most top-secret government counter- terrorist units in the world. But Tuesday he joins forces with survival expert Cody Lundin — a self-reliance wilderness specialist who hasn't worn shoes for more than 20 years — on the popular Discovery channel series, “Dual Survival.”
“I feel that I have done a service to my country and I did a lot of things in a selfless manner,” Teti told the Daily News. “Now I’m at a point in my life whereI want to do something different."
Different doesn’t begin to describe what Teti signed up for here: in each episode, the pair, are dropped into a deadly, stressful landscape and forced to work together to survive.
Tuesday’s season premiere features never-before seen footage of Lundin, who introduces viewers to his new pal, Teti. Afterward they test their skills in a new episode, “Mars on Earth,” which reveals how they did after being dumped into the driest place on earth: Chile’s Atacama desert, where NASA tests its Martian rovers.
“What was most unnerving for me and what caught me off guard is that in my entire career, I’ve never been a weak link,” Teti told the Daily News.
“I’ve been at the very top of the food chain, and now I found myself at bottom — everyone around me was a seasoned professional. It was very challenging to keep up with these people (from Lundin to the production crew) but I knew what they needed to have happen and I didn’t have time to practice.”
Lundin, Teti’s co-star, is a purple-bandana wearing, long-haired survival pro and one of the worlds foremost experts in living off the land — who doesn’t believe in footware, no matter what the terrain.
“Going barefoot forces me to pay attention to my environment,” Lundin said.
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