Sean J. Rogers was born in California and raised in a small desert town called Phelan. After a tumultuous childhood, he ran away from home, graduated high school, and joined the military. He started his formal education while on active duty, and completed a master’s degree in organizational leadership while working to become a Special Forces Green Beret. After two deployments in the Army, he chose to move on and became a police officer, which led him to witness the daily riots following the death of George Floyd. Most recently, he created The FNG Academy to help others get selected for Special Forces. Since then, he and his team have created a successful YouTube channel and online store. He has also written an autobiography, Rising Above.