Mat Best is the Executive Vice President at Black Rifle Coffee Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and spent four years as a U.S. Army Ranger, where he deployed five times to Iraq and Afghanistan. Following his military career, he spent five years contracting for the CIA. Mat made a name for himself by creating satirical, military-themed videos and building brands, including Article 15 Clothing, Leadslingers Whiskey, Drinkin’ Bros, and BRCC. He also starred in and was integral to the making of the zombie-comedy movie “Range 15.” Mat takes his coffee black — AK-47 espresso, specifically — and enjoys hunting, shooting, and training in mixed martial arts.