MTI Fellowship Program

MTI has developed a 4-6 week Fellowship program for active duty military, law enforcement and fire/rescue personnel, as well as professional mountain athletes, mountain professionals, and strength and conditioning coaches who work with mountain and tactical athletes.

MTI Fellows can spend their entire Fellowship at MTI, split their time between MTI and their home duty station, or complete the fellowship remotely from their home duty station under MTI guidance.

For the Fellows who do travel to Jackson for all or part of their Fellowship, MTI will provide austere living conditions, and a stipend toward travel expenses.

Course outcomes:
MTI Fellows will become de-Facto staff members, and work at the direction of founder, Rob Shaul, on focused mission-direct MTI projects/research within their area of expertise to include job-specific fitness, research articles, tactics evaluation, development and critique, leadership and organization, etc.

As well, MTI will work with Fellows to brainstorm and complete a focused mission-direct research project/study or white paper during their fellowship.

To Apply:
Prospective fellows should send the following to Rob Shaul at

1) Biography not to exceed one page. Biography should include brief personal background information, level of education attained, professional schooling completed, and the last 3 jobs held.

2) Proposed Mission-Direct Research Project/White Paper subject(s)/idea(s). More on Mission-Direct Research HERE.

Recent MTI Fellows have completed a study on SCBA Breathing Management and a study comparing programming methodologies for female improvement in rucking and pulling performance.

3) Describe why you’re applying for the MTI Fellowship, and what about MTI’s approach synchs with yours.

None – This is a rolling Fellowship and it is possible for MTI to have multiple Fellows at one time.

Common Questions.

Is there a rank or experience minimum to apply?
No. But in general, we’re looking for Fellows who have enough experience in their job to bring perspective, reflection and insight. The MTI Fellowship is not appropriate for brand new members in their field.

So I could complete the Fellowship remotely, from my current duty station?
Yes – we understand it will be very difficult for many candidates, especially first responders, to get extended time off from or away from work for this type of professional development. MTI Fellows can complete their Fellowship completely at MTI in Wyoming, remotely from their duty station/home, or a combination of both. Once accepted, we will work with individuals to make it happen.

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