Stars Earn Stripes was a reality television program that premiered on NBC on August 13, 2012. The series is hosted by retired NATO Supreme Allied Commander and former Presidential candidate Wesley Clark and former Dancing with the Stars co-host Samantha Harris.
Produced by Mark Burnett, the series follows a group of celebrities, accompanied by current and former members of the United States Armed Forces and law enforcement, competing in various challenges for charity based on training exercises used by the U. The title is a reference to how the stars would earn stripes on their uniforms when they advanced to the next round of the competition.
A total of 0,000 was raised for all of the charities represented in the program. The star-studded cast included: four-time undefeated world boxing champion Laila Ali, actor Dean Cain (“Out of Time,” “Five Days of War”), actor and former National Football League player Terry Crews (“The Expendables 2,” “The Newsroom”), multi-platinum recording artist, actor, producer and television personality Nick Lachey (NBC’s “The Sing-Off”), Alaska businessman and four-time Iron Dog snowmobile race champion Todd Palin, NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” trainer Dolvett Quince, Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street, and the eventual winner, Eve Torres. Dick Wolf (“Law & Order,” NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU”), Mark Burnett (NBC’s “The Voice,” “Survivor”) and David A. Army Master Sergeant Delta Force and Green Beret; J. Kyle currently lives in Texas and runs a military training company, Craft International. During his time in the Marines, he was with the Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team and served in Iraq and Liberia. Grady Powell - During his time as a Green Beret, Powell served as a Senior Detachment Weapons Sergeant in the U. Powell recently completed his five-year enlistment in the Army and has since returned to his hometown of St. Navy Corpsman 1st Reconnaissance, stationed in Camp Pendleton. Comstock currently resides in Panama City Beach, Fla., and is a vice president for a security consulting company, a university professor, martial arts instructor and competitive body builder. He is currently an officer with the New York MTA Police Department and lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. He has completed his enlistment in the service and is now a busy entrepreneur, public speaker, and co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Internet Marketing, Inc. Kyle's expert marksmanship during his four tours of duty earned him the nickname "The Devil of Ramadi" from the Iraqi insurgent forces. Powell followed in the footsteps of both his father, a Vietnam-era Green Beret, and his grandfather, a decorated World War II combat veteran.Most of the missions were completed with two teams of a star and an operative to form a squad.The first squad was Dean Cain’s and Laila Ali’s teams with them completing the mission in around .