Kurt Muse was raised and educated in Panama City, Panama. He has over 40 years of management and international business experience, 15 of those years spent overseas. After graduating from college in the U.S. and fulfilling his Army Commissioned Officer's active duty obligations, Kurt returned to Panama and began his career in a family-owned printing-supply company. He was the General Manager and later Managing Director of those enterprises. which had offices and affiliates throughout Central America. From 1987-89 Kurt led a band of Panamanian patriots in a plot to overthrow General Manuel Antonio Noriega, the narco-military dictator of Panama. Kurt was betrayed and arrested, and spent 9 months in the infamous Modelo Prison. On the eve of his execution, the elite and secretive U.S. Army Delta Force operators fought their way into the prison and whisked him away in a daring rescue code-named Acid Gambit.
He and his family resettled in the United States where he began a printing and graphics company in Northern Virginia. He sold the company and accepted a position as the Strategic Planning and Development Manager for a Special Program for Bechtel-Nevada at the Nevada Test Site. Kurt later co-founded Immersive Media Tactical Solutions, which was tasked by the U.S. Army to drive more than 10,000 miles in both Iraq and Afghanistan to collect valuable "street view" imagery of those countries. They also provided equipment and personnel to assist in the US Army's route clearance and counter IED operations in both theaters of operation.
While working at IMTS Kurt was a regular lecturer at various DoD entities. Kurt sold his company in 2015 which provided him with the opportunity to pursue his speaking career full-time. Kurt is the co-author of the recently published book, Six Minutes to Freedom, an exciting non-fiction treatise of his ordeals in Panama. A major motion picture is being made of his book.
Kurt and his wife Anne have been married 46 years. They have two children, Kimberly and Erik and four grandchildren.
Six Minutes to Freedom
- How a Band of Heroes Defied a Dictator and Helped Free a Nation
- By: Kurt Muse, John Gilstrap
- Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
- Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
Six Minutes to Freedom is the remarkable tale of Kurt Muse's arrest and harrowing months of imprisonment; his eyewitness accounts of torture; and the plight of his family as they fled for their lives. It is also the heart-pounding account of the only American civilian ever rescued by the elite Delta Force....
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