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It is safe to say that I have wandered a bit. I served in the military, flew some jets, jumped out of most, climbed mountains (I jumped off of them too), taught fitness, owned a gym, and have spent the last few years speaking to organizations and leaders. It has been a journey, and in all honesty,…

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    Episode 217 - Aaron Howard

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 190:17

    Facing charges from military prosecutors, Aaron Howard, a decorated combat and veteran Navy SEAL has maintained his innocence, passed a pair of polygraph tests, and was found not guilty of all serious charges by a jury of his peers, yet is still facing a destroyed career of service and loss of medical benefits — benefits he and his family urgently need after combat injuries including a traumatic brain injury (TBI), missing facial bones, PTSD, and more. On October 30th, 2020, Aaron was discharged from the military, losing his qualifications, awards, medical retirement, and his GI bill benefits. Aaron currently has an appeal pending at the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals in an attempt to clear his name and overturn the general court-martial verdict.

    Full Auto Friday - Round 89

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 37:02

    Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. My boyfriend is an LEO, how do I deal with my anxiety and worries about the dangers of his job 2. Military members and the books they write 3. Weight loss, diet, motivation 4. What is the spark that will ignite WW3 and what can we do to individually prepare Enjoy

    Episode 216 - Toby Harnden

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 158:56

    Toby Harnden is an accomplished author and veteran foreign correspondent. His latest book is First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11. Toby also wrote Dead Men Risen, which won the Orwell Prize, and Bandit Country, one of the most acclaimed books about the Irish Troubles. A former foreign correspondent, he reported from 33 countries while based in London, Belfast, Jerusalem, Baghdad, and Washington DC for The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times of London. He was imprisoned in Zimbabwe and faced prosecution in Northern Ireland for his work, A dual U.S. and British citizen and former Royal Navy officer, he lives in McLean, Virginia.

    Full Auto Friday - Round 88

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 38:15

    Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Am I selfish for wanting to move on from a family business and pursue what I think is my passion 2. Advice on how to protect yourself from a carjacking in a large and violent city 3. How do I effectively communicate to management that I disagree with their decision 4. What would I have done with my life had I not joined the military Enjoy

    Episode 215 - Kara Smith and Nic Mckinley

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 135:45

    Kara Smith spent 12 years as an intelligence analyst with the Air Force where she deployed supporting counter-terrorism operations tracking and locating terrorists. After leaving the Air Force, Kara worked at the NSA and then at the FBI in the Terrorist Screening Operations Unit as a Senior Intelligence Analyst assisting the FBI in identifying and monitoring persons on the terrorist watch list. Kara is now a senior analyst with Deliverfund and has helped take numerous traffickers off the streets by providing support to local, state, and federal law enforcement. Whether from her office or in the back of an undercover vehicle, Kara provides real-time information about the location of traffickers and their victims, using P.A.T.H.™ (Platform for the Analysis and Targeting of Human Traffickers) software developed by DeliverFund, in-depth social media analysis, and other cutting-edge technology. Nic Mckinley spent 11 years in US Special Operations as an Air Force Pararescueman prior to being recruited to the Central Intelligence Agency. While serving as a Country Chief for a Special Unit within the CIA he witnessed not only the epidemic of child trafficking within illicit markets but also the unrealized opportunity to apply his understanding and training to influence this global crisis. When Nic began to work with experts to better understand the problem in the United States he found it impossible to turn a blind eye. As a result, DeliverFund was officially established as a 501c3 in October 2014 as a counter-human trafficking organization, focused on ending sex slavery in the United States. To support the fight against human trafficking please visit:  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 87

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 35:55

    Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. I'm afraid of being hired for my dream job as I am worried that I will underperform as I have in the past 2. I am in a management position and my boss is undermining the potential of my team with his behavior. How do I stop this behavior/solve this problem 3. Money or quality of life....Which one should I choose 4. I have everything I could ever want to buy, but I cannot find a sense of happiness/fulfillment... Enjoy

    Episode 214 - Josh Bridges

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 96:34

    After early success in his wrestling career, it was during his college years that he lost sight of who he was and what motivated him. It was during these dark times where Josh was introduced to the Navy SEALs and the catalyst that would get him fit enough to join their ranks, CrossFit. Once Josh had envisioned becoming a SEAL there was absolutely no turning back. Training harder than ever before, he overcame numerous hurdles to earn his trident and walk amongst the planet's elite. During his time in the SEALs, Josh still trained harder than ever to accomplish another lofty goal of competing in the CrossFit Games. Balancing the grind of serving his country, he managed to do what he set out to and took 2nd place in the 2011 CrossFit Games, thus catapulting his name into the limelight in the world of competitive fitness. Known for his fiery antics and passionate roars of satisfaction when crossing the finish line after a job well done, he has gone on to compete at the CrossFit Games six times, winning multiple events and regionals along the way. Josh's approach to mental preparation has long been sought after and he could not be more excited to help anyone from all walks of life to become the best version of themselves.

    Full Auto Friday - Round 86

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 34:55

    Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off 2021: 1. I just became a father and want to be someone who never has to yell to assert discipline, any advice, tips, or tricks from your time as a BUD/s instructor 2. I'm 38, a single mom of 4 for the past 14 years, and have had a "bitch of a decade" to say the least. I feel like I am spinning out of control and need some advice 3. I was in the military and am now an LEO, how do I talk to my kids about taking a life in the line of duty, will it change how they think of me Enjoy

    Episode 213 - Sean "Buck" Rogers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 107:52

    Sean was raised in Phelan, California. After what can only be described as a rough childhood, Sean decided to leave home and start a new life away from the childhood trauma and away from everything that weighed him down. Sean joined the military at the age of 21 and was assigned to a support unit, started a family, and later achieved the title of Green Beret. After leaving the service Sean joined the Denver Police Department earning a spot on the Citywide Impact Team. Sean left the department in order to pursue his passion to help others achieve their goals. Since then he started the FNG Academy, wrote his memoir, and created Wine and Rations. De Oppresso Liber!  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 85

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 36:44

    Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Injuries and setbacks, how do I know if what I want to do is worth it in the long run 2. How do I motivate my significant other 3. I'm a 10 year LEO and am starting to question how long I can continue to do this job Enjoy

    Episode 212 - Nick De Gregorio

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 129:22

    Nick De Gregorio is a candidate running in New Jersey's 5th Congressional district. At the age of 16, the September 11th attacks literally hit close to home. Living just 12 miles from Ground Zero, Nick, and his high school classmates could hear the fighter jets scrambling to respond as they watched the towers collapse on the news. He knew that day that he would volunteer to fight for his country in uniform. Over the course of nine years, Nick deployed four times, fighting in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Post military service Nick explored a career in the financial sector, becoming an equity derivatives sales trader at Bank of America. He received a Bachelor's degree from Bucknell University and Masters Degrees from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and the Walsh School of Foreign Service, with distinction.  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 84

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 44:19

    Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: **Fair warning, this episode is not one that I would listen to within earshot of kids** 1. My wife and I found a conversation on my daughter's phone where she was telling a friend about being molested by her uncle at age 9. We know who it is, when and where it happened, and I want justice for my daughter. What do we do 2. How do I support my friend who is an Air Force vet as he struggles his way through PTS and alcoholism 3. I have a cheating wife, I feel like a doormat husband, please help.... Enjoy

    Episode 211 - Josh Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 136:14

    Josh grew up in Lincoln, Montana on the edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. At the age of 11 Josh's baseball coach, Rick Dunkerley began teaching him how to make knives. About a year later, Josh began putting a shop together at his home, and at the age of 12 he joined the American Bladesmith Society. Over the next few years, Josh began forging and honing his craft. At 15 years old, Josh passed the Journeyman bladesmith test in Atlanta, Georgia at the Blade Show. Josh became the youngest bladesmith to ever pass this test. The Journeyman test is a two-part process. A test blade must be forged and heat treated with the capabilities to chop a 1” rope in half, 2- 2x4's in half, and then still shave hair. Once the cutting tests are done the blade must be able to bend 90 degrees in a vise without breaking. After passing the performance test the maker must present 5 knives to a panel of Mastersmith Judges. Each knife is examined closely to ensure the knife is made to the highest standard of craftsmanship. Josh continued to work on his craft and at the age of 19, he earned his Master Smith rating from the American Bladesmith Society. Josh was the youngest bladesmith to ever pass the Master Smith test. In 2002 Josh moved to Frenchtown, Montana where he now calls home. Josh and his wife Jessica live on a beautiful piece of property near the Clark Fork River where they own and operate the Montana Knife Company.  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 83

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 36:54

    Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Have I ever felt like I have been "put into a situation for a reason," and dealing with negative self-talk 2. My younger brother wants to sell drugs and make money and our family is starting to receive threats 3. How do you manage risk but also live a full life Enjoy

    Episode 210 - Mike Glover and Evan Hafer

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 136:22

    Mike Glover spent 18 years in the US Army and as a government contractor for OGA (Other Government Agency). He served as a SGM (Sergeant Major) in Special Forces in various positions and deployed multiple times to combat theaters. He is an expert in Counter-Terrorism, security, and crisis management operations and is the host of the Fieldcraft Survival Podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud. Mike is an avid outdoorsman, overland, traveler, and hunter. He has a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security and resides in Utah, where he is the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival. Evan Hafer is the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee. Prior to his current role, he spent twenty years serving this country, first as a Special Forces soldier (Green Beret), then as a contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, completing multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 82

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 27:53

    Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. I am trying to pick between my wife and the woman I am having an affair with...any advice 2. Giving gifts....when is it appropriate, when should it be avoided Enjoy

    Episode 209 - Nelson Grant - Lessons from the field

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 122:32

    Full Auto Friday - Round 81

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 30:26

    Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Thoughts on the Rittenhouse verdict 2. SOF members teaching shooting and clearance tactics 3. Advice on moving on from an LEO career to a "small town," how to translate your MIL/LEO experience on a resume Enjoy

    Episode 208 - Chris Haueter

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 120:52

    Chris Haueter, is an American martial arts athlete and coach. Chris is one of the BJJ Dirty Dozen (first 12 Non-Brazilian recipients of the BJJ black belt), he received his black belt from Rigan Machado in 1996, and is the first American black belt to compete in the Mundials De Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil, and the first American black belt to win a black belt match. Over the years Chris has won multiple Pan American, and superfight victories. He is also a highly respected JKD practitioner directly trained under Dan Inosanto. He has promoted more than 40 students to black belts and is best known for his innovative teaching style and conceptual coaching ability. He named new positions as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu rapidly developed in the mid-1990s, coining the term "combat base" as it related to shooting platform. He spread BJJ to the UK and across the US in the late 1990s.  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 80

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 26:10

    Today's Friday episode will not be Q and A. Instead, I discuss a recent "incident" that I witnessed, and some thoughts on how to be better human beings. Enjoy

    Episode 207 - Eric Oehlerich and Mick Mulroy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 164:29

    Olly is a retired 20+ year Navy SEAL Officer, ending his career while serving as the Commanding Officer (CO) of Naval Special Warfare Development Group- Squadron 2, from July of 2017-2019. At the pinnacle of a career as CO of this elite unit, he was responsible for the research and development of technology and tactics for SEALs to use against the nation's hardest problems. The geographic scope of responsibility spanned the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. By galvanizing over 1,100 personnel combined with collection technology he provided a security blanket against extremism for the International Community. Olly is also a member of the Board of Directors for Grassroots Reconciliation Group, a nonprofit to help rehabilitate child soldiers. Olly graduated from the Naval Academy in 1999 and went straight to Basic Underwater Demolition (BUD) Seal training, a grueling program that pushes young service members to their limits. Out of 144 students who entered his training class, he was one of only 10 who finished. Michael "Mick" Patrick Mulroy is a former United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for the Middle East (Nov. 2017-Dec. 2019). As DASD for the Middle East, he was responsible for U.S. Department of Defense policy for Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. He is a retired Central Intelligence Agency Paramilitary Operations Officer and United States Marine. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors for Grassroots Reconciliation Group, a nonprofit to help rehabilitate child soldiers. He is also the co-founder of Lobo Institute, a private firm consulting, advising and teaching on current and future conflicts.  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 79

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 38:07

    Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Unhealthy relationships, fatherhood, being a part of your children's lives 2. Performance anxiety 3. The desire to serve, switching careers later in life, how to directly impact your community Enjoy

    Episode 206 - Daniel Gade

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 159:08

    “Daniel M. Gade is a retired US Army lieutenant colonel, avid hunter, former US Senate candidate, and twice-wounded combat veteran. His new, hard-hitting book blows the lid off of how our country treats veterans as if we are all sick and broken, and then turns around and wonders why we have so many sick veterans. General Mattis calls it a “must-read”. His book “Wounding Warriors” is available now at: (signed copy) or on Amazon. If you want to listen to it, order it here:”  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 78

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 37:29

    Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. I witnessed a theft and did nothing, am I a coward 2. My brother is drinking and eating himself to death, how do I handle the conversation with him 3. Steroid use in the SEAL Teams Enjoy

    Episode 205 - Jeff Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 147:09

    Growing up in the mountains and fields outside of Pendleton, Oregon, Jeff Smith has spent most of his life surrounded by, and working in, the agricultural industry. In 2005, he obtained a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Business from Colorado State University and has become a highly skilled business consultant specializing in food production and heavy construction, with an emphasis on sales, operations, and business development. He has led business initiatives with a wide range of objectives, and throughout his career, he's had direct exposure to the business cycles of over 30 different commodities. Building on his early career successes, Jeff worked in private equity before establishing his own consulting firm. He continues to apply his experience and knowledge to his clients' unique situations, helping them reach their financial and business goals while also ensuring they are set up for long-term success. In 2015, Jeff and his wife Kara; (a fifth-generation cattle rancher from the plains of Eastern Colorado) moved back to the family ranch just outside Akron, CO that was settled in 1913. After some discussion, Jeff and Kara founded Colorado Craft Beef in 2017 as a way to diversify the ranch's operations and establish a business model that can meet the demands of current and future generations. Capitalizing on current eCommerce trends and technology, Colorado Craft Beef offers high-end beef delivered straight from their ranch to customers' homes and businesses. To date, they have shipped to 49 states, and continue to grow due to their commitment to a great customer experience. Jeff and Kara share a passion for agriculture, endeavoring to do their part to ensure people not only have access to nutritious foods but also remain engaged with the process that allows all of us to have sustainable food stocks that are available when and where we need them.  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 77

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 36:01

    Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Physical standards and fairness towards women in SWAT and military communities 2. Advice for those that have decided alcohol is not for them but still have to deal with the actions of those around them whose actions have a negative impact 3. When did I know it was time to see a therapist Enjoy

    Episode 204 - Marcus and Amber Capone

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 175:04

    When he was medically retired after 13 years. and multiple combat deployments as a U.S. Navy SEAL, Marcus Capone and his wife, Amber, thought that life would return to normal. Instead, their struggle had just begun. Marcus was experiencing an escalating myriad of challenges, including depression, isolation, cognitive impairment, excessive alcohol use, headaches, insomnia, and impulsivity. Marcus was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but, instinctively, Amber felt there was more to be discovered. After learning about the effects of blast waves, concussive, and subconcussive brain injuries, everything started to become clear. Marcus' military career as an explosives expert, combined with his prior years of contact sports, had left him with the invisible wounds of traumatic brain injury (TBI), a condition that has significant overlap with PTSD, and is often not properly diagnosed. When all hope seemed lost, Amber learned about ibogaine, a plant-based psychedelic used traditionally in West African ceremonial settings that has been studied as a potential treatment for opioid addiction and other mental health conditions. Marcus traveled to a reputable independent clinic outside of the U.S. to receive treatment with Ibogaine, as well as 5-MeO-DMT, another naturally occurring psychedelic compound. Immediately after the sessions, Marcus felt a massive weight had been lifted, his cognitive functioning returned, he had no desire for alcohol, and he stopped taking all prescription medications. Since 2019, the non-profit Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions (VETS) has provided grants for hundreds of U.S. Special Forces veterans to receive psychedelic-assisted therapy treatment outside the U.S., as well as preparation and integration coaching. VETS believes that psychedelic therapy can lay the foundation for further healing. This “foundational healing” enables continued progress across a range of therapeutic modalities, and is supported by a robust coaching program, providing a holistic treatment solution for veterans.  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 76

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 36:29

    Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. How to find a Veteran based charity that is actually legit 2. Has your combat experience made you any more/less afraid of dying, and the process of dying 3. Why do so many people from the Special Operations community pursue entrepreneurialism 4. Please help me with an assessment of my career path and life Enjoy

    Episode 203 - Greg Putnam

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 154:06

    Greg Putnam spent nine years of active duty as a US Navy SEAL stationed out of Hawaii before making the decision to return to the Rocky Mountains with his family. After his time in the service, he dabbled in the private sector as the business manager of Ascent Vision before changing course and setting in motion something he'd been toying with for years - owning and operating a cattle ranch in Montana. In 2020, amidst the global pandemic, Putnam partnered with a fellow veteran and friend, Tim Sheehy, to make this vision a reality. Connecting three different properties nestled at the foot of the Little Belt Mountains in central Montana, they founded Little Belt Cattle Company together. With the help and mentorship of some seasoned Montana cattle ranchers, they made it through the winter and just finished their first calving season. Veteran-owned and run by the two families, LBCC sits on about 9,000 acres. The two families are set on making the operation as sustainable as possible, implementing regenerative agriculture practices whenever possible, including soil and grass restoration, a 12-month grazing plan that prioritizes the health of the pastures, and a calving schedule that aligns closely with nature. Working dogs and horses are used to move the cattle as often as possible in place of 4-wheelers, reducing the overall amount of stress on the cattle, which leads to higher quality meat.  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 75

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 30:41

    Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. How to keep your cool in high-stress environments 2. I listened to you talk about going through a divorce and thought "it could never happen to me," and now here I am divorcing the love of my life. Do you have any advice 3. Fitness/workouts routines/strategies Enjoy

    Episode 202 - Niels Jorgensen

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 167:30

    Niels Jorgensen served as an FDNY firefighter for nearly 22 years until a forced medical retirement because of the Leukemia he contracted from cleaning up Ground Zero. In order to save his life, he was administered 2.5 years' worth of chemotherapy in 7 days. To honor and commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11th, Niels created the "20 for 20" podcast series, each episode focusing on a heroic tale from 9/11 with the goal of ensuring our country does not forget that fateful day and its meaning.  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 74

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 43:01

    Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. The great social media blackout of 2021 and what can be learned personally and professionally 2. I'm 5 months into Jiu-Jitsu and I feel like I suck, what should I do 3. Do your intro comments on the most recent Evan Hafer podcast pass the "elevator test" 4. Any updated thoughts on 2A Enjoy

    Episode 201 - Brian Gilman and Casey Woods

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 136:51

    Brian grew up in Butte, Montana, and is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Colonel. A Recon Marine and Intelligence Officer, Brian commanded Marines at the platoon, company, battalion, and regimental level. He led Marines in combat during multiple tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan and is proud to have completed his active duty service as the Marine Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) Chief of Staff. He holds a B.S. degree from Montana Tech and graduate degrees from the United States Naval War College and the United States Army War College. Brian left active duty to join the WQW Team and feels blessed for the opportunity to continue serving veterans and service members back home in Montana. During his active duty service, Brian spent three years advocating for veterans and transitioning service members on behalf of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This experience nurtured Brian's passion for enabling our nation's transitioning service members and veterans to maximize their potential as the civic assets that they are. Casey Woods is the founder and Executive Director of FORGE, the only national non-profit specifically focused on working from within the firearms community on transformative, non-political efforts to prevent gun suicide and gun homicide. FORGE has two major initiatives. The Firearms Security Alliance is focused on cutting off a key source of crime guns by preventing gun theft, through a partnership-based approach that provides new tools and resources for individuals, organizations, ranges, firearms instructors, law enforcement and other community leaders. The Overwatch Project empowers gun owners, starting with the veteran community, to. intervene with friends and loved ones to prevent suicide through protective firearm storage measures – following the successful peer-intervention model of the “Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk” campaign.  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 73

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 27:03

    Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Service members being discharged over their refusal to receive the COVID vaccine 2. I want to move out west, will the winters kill me and my family 3. French Bulldogs 4. Do you feel different after your divorce 5. Is it ok to look back personally and professionally, or should your focus remain on what is in front of you 6. When is the correct time to address the loud mouth soccer father 7. Tips on learning to fly Enjoy

    Episode 200 - Micah Fink

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 164:08

    Micah was raised in upstate New York and joined the military in 2003, later becoming a US Navy Seal and paramilitary contractor. Micah started Heroes and Horses in 2014 after realizing that, despite the thousands of PTSD-related nonprofits, and the billions spent every year, the statistics on veteran suicide and addiction were growing rapidly. In response to these staggering statistics, Micah created a veteran nonprofit with programming that was unlike anything else out there. His work with veterans has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Men's Journal, Tedx, YETIs 180 Out, Executive Producer of the 500 Mile Project, Ben Shapiro, Laura Ingraham, and many other national media outlets. When Micah isn't working, traveling, or spearfishing off the coast of a foreign land he is on a small ranch with his wife, Mackenzie, and their four children.  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 72

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 31:53

    Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Advice for someone starting a business 2. Tips for veterans who cannot let go of their military service 3. Sandwiches 4. People say don't rush to go to college, what should I do with my time 5. What are the 3 biggest threats to America 6. Do I get nervous meeting people that I look up to. 7. Will I ever get married again Enjoy

    Episode 199 - Evan Hafer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 126:48

    Evan Hafer is the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee. Prior to his current role he spent twenty years serving this country, first as a Special Forces soldier (Green Beret), then as a contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, completing multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 71

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 31:44

    Rapid-fire listener submitted Q and A with a five-minute time cap. 1. Is it possible to navigate our way out of the political division that seems to be getting worse 2. My ex-fiance is the worst, all I want to do is call and cuss her out. Should I do it 3. Is it worth changing career fields to "get into the fight" 4. I'm incredibly overweight, should I still start Jiu-Jitsu Enjoy  

    Episode 198 - Evy Poumpouras

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 154:04

    Evy Poumpouras is a former Secret Service Special Agent who worked the protective details for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, President George W. Bush, William Clinton, and George H. Bush. She worked complex criminal investigations and undercover operations, executed search and arrest warrants, and investigated both violent and financial crimes. Additionally, Evy was an interrogator for the agency's elite polygraph unit and trained by the Department of Defense in the art and science of lie detection, human behavior, and cognitive influence. Evy is a multi-platform journalist and host who frequently appears on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and ABC. She is the author of the best-selling book Becoming Bulletproof: Protect Yourself, Read People, Influence Situations, Live Fearlessly. Outside of her role as a journalist, Evy is a TEDx speaker and international advisor whose expertise is sought worldwide. She has been a keynote speaker for NASDAQ, SOCOM, Yankee Stadium Series, United Technologies, Corcoran Group, Tyco, Skanska, Red Door Spa, amongst many others. She is an Adjunct Professor for The City University of New York where she teaches criminal justice and criminology. Evy holds a Master of Science from Columbia University in Journalism, a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Affairs from Hofstra University. She is also a former New York City Police Academy recruit, and a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Secret Service Academy, and the Department of Defense Polygraph Institute.  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 70 - With Evan Hafer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 38:52

    If you are a coffee head or coffee fan, this is the episode for you. Rapid-fire Q and A with the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee - Evan Hafer. We covered just about everything possible on the subject, favorite techniques, must-have gear, geopolitics, global warming and the impact on sourcing coffee, historical figures we would want to share a cup with, and so much more.

    Episode 197 - Blair Dell and Nelson Grant

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 137:16

    Blair Dell has over two decades of experience in Special Operations Medicine as a member of Marine Reconnaissance and Marine Special Operations Command through four combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. He has taught both medicine and tactics around the world and has extensive experience orienting topics towards what is most relevant to his students. After retiring as a Senior Chief in the US Navy in 2016, he now volunteers as a member of the Washington State Patrol SWAT Team. He started 813 Consulting, LLC where he provides Research & Business Development, speaks on and trains Operational Medicine as well as Leadership and Resiliency. Over the last 5 years, he has worked with BMK Ventures developing the Law Enforcement Casualty Care (LECC™) course that is credited with saving numerous lives and changing the way LEOs approach initial point of care injuries. The course is DOJ recognized and provides DHS certification, but more importantly, it is by cops-for-cops ensuring that tactics drive the medicine and all students are enabled to solve new problems. Nelson Grant is a Sheriff's Deputy and Search and Rescue Team member in the Flathead Valley. In addition to his current duties, he has previous experience on the SWAT Team and Narcotics Task Force. When not on duty Nelson enjoys partaking in just about every activity that Northwestern Montana has to offer. Bowhunting, rifle hunting, river raft guiding, dual-sport motorcycle guiding, backcountry split boarding and skiing, touring, trekking, downhill mountain bike riding, jiu-jitsu, and probably even more that I am forgetting.  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 69

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 34:18

    Rapid-fire listener submitted Q and A with a five-minute time cap. 1. negativity and relishing in other people's pain and failure 2. Self-hatred and low self-esteem 3. Advice for deploying for the first time with a wife and child 4. Fantasy adventure mission...who is on the roster, and why Enjoy

    Episode 196 - Kevin Estela

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 159:54

    Kevin Estela is the Director of Training for Fieldcraft Survival. A lifelong outdoorsman with over 2 decades of teaching in the great outdoors, Kevin is well versed in bushcraft and survival skills. Kevin is the former Lead Survival Instructor of the Wilderness Learning Center under the late Marty Simon and the author of 101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods and over 150 published magazine titles. He regularly hones his capabilities in different environments around the globe including arctic, desert, and jungle with the most emphasis in the northern forest. He joined Fieldcraft after 14 years of teaching public high school history. Rounding out Kevin's background is extensive training in Filipino Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and completion of numerous pistol, shotgun, carbine, and precision scoped rifle courses. A student for life, Kevin is constantly pursuing more knowledge and experience to impart to his students.  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 68 with Jocko Willink

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 78:57

    Semi rapid-fire Q and A with Jocko Willink. I am sure many will want to know if we discussed the recent bombings in Afghanistan, and we did not, as we were recording this episode as that news was being released and did not hear about it until after. We did discuss Afghanistan as a "whole," the strategies we would like to see moving forward, how we arrived where we are, etc. Of course, we talked about leadership, some jiu-jitsu, discipline and schedules, subordinates, excuses, which of the Jocko memes are his favorite, and the pressure he feels as an #influencer. Enjoy

    Episode 195 - Andrews and Wilson

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 145:55

    Brian Andrews is a US Navy veteran, Park Leadership Fellow, and former submarine officer with a psychology degree from Vanderbilt and a master's in business from Cornell University. He is the author of three critically acclaimed high-tech thrillers: Reset, The Infiltration Game, and The Calypso Directive. Brian also is a principal contributor at Career Authors, a site dedicated to advancing the careers of aspiring and published writers. Jeffrey Wilson has worked as an actor, firefighter, paramedic, jet pilot, and diving instructor, as well as a vascular and trauma surgeon. He served in the US Navy for fourteen years and made multiple deployments as a combat surgeon with an East Coast-based SEAL Team. The author of three award-winning supernatural thrillers, The Traiteur's Ring, The Donors, and Fade to Black, and the acclaimed faith-based thriller War Torn. He and his wife, Wendy, live in Southwest Florida with their four children. Together, Andrews and Wilson have joined forces to create the bestselling coauthor team of multiple covert ops and action-adventure thriller series: TIER ONE, SONS of VALOR, and THE SHEPHERDS. Tim Cruikshank is a retired Navy SEAL now living in Washington state. After leaving the SEAL Teams, Tim went into medicine but also started Bonefrog Coffee and Cellars. Bonefrog Coffee is featured in the Andrews and Wilson novels, and they have their own signature Sons of Valor blend. Advertisers:  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 67 with Vaughn Stumpf

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 51:56

    Rapid-fire Q and A submitted from the listeners! A variety of topics with a five-minute time cap per answer, sometimes. Co-hosted with my father, Vaughn 1. Thoughts on Afghanistan and Vietnam 2. Rugby. Where did he find his passion for the sport, what positions did he play, and the life lessons and support one can find through physical activity 3. Teaching and encountering children that you may want to give up on 4. Mentorship, who have they been and how did you find them 5. Dating after death and divorce 6. What is one thing every man should know how to do  Enjoy

    Episode 194 - William Czopek

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 150:44

    William Czopek is a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency, currently serving as Public Information Officer stationed in Arizona. Formally established in 1973, the Drug Enforcement Agency is a relative newcomer to the list of federal law enforcement organizations, however, its roots trace back to the 1914 Harrison Narcotics Act. The biggest narcotics seizure in 1917 was 5.5 lbs. of opium. A recent pair of seizures confiscated sufficient methamphetamines to give a dose to every man, woman, and child in both the U.S. and Mexico. Because the drug trade is an international problem, the DEA does not just operate domestically but has agents working all across the world. Over 72,000 Americans died from overdoses in 2019 and this year is on track to be worse with a 150 – 200% jump. The trail of bodies is not limited to overdose victims, The Mexican government estimates nearly 62,000 persons have “vanished” since 2006.  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 66

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 31:37

    Rapid-fire Q and A submitted from the listeners! A variety of topics with a five-minute time cap per answer, sometimes. 1. Thoughts on the COVID vaccine mandated by the military 2. Should I leave my relationship so I can go pursue my own self-growth 3. I am trying to get ready for military service but my social circle isn't helping, what can I do 4. When you befriend someone who has issues from serving how do you get them help 5. Does earning a black belt mean you are a good person Enjoy

    Episode 193 - Rob and Dana Linn Bailey with Matt Vincent

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 154:33

    Dana Linn Bailey is an American IFBB Pro fitness and figure competitor (physique category). She is the winner of Joe Weider's Olympia in 2013. Dana Linn was recruited to play soccer for West Chester University, as a starting defender and help lead her team to NCAA's and playoffs. When she graduated from college, she made the transition to lifting. She entered her first figure competition in 2006 at the Lehigh Valley Championships and competed in figure up until 2010. She taught Physical Education at Conrad Weiser Middle School in Robesonia Pennsylvania until 2007, when she retired to focus on her career. In 2010, she decided to participate in the very FIRST Physique show, which was 2011, JR. USA's in Charleston, SC. She won overall, received her IFBB pro card, and became the first women's physique pro in the NPC/IFBB. Dana has made countless appearances since competing in events such as the Fit Expo and guest poses at the Flex Lewis Classic. Alongside these guest appearances, DLB has taken up several other competitions like the American Ninja Warrior, has gotten to Nationals and The Arnold Classic for Powerlifting, and lastly participated in the Brute Showdown Women's edition alongside Brooke Ence, Maddy Forberg and Mattie Rogers. Rob Bailey defines the term entrepreneur. He developed an interest for sewing at the age of 7, and by the time he was in high school, he was designing, creating, and selling his own clothing. In college, he shifted his pursuits from football to becoming an executive chef at a Michelin restaurant, then a career at QVC. He founded his brand and clothing line Flag Nor Fail in 2008 out of his garage, while simultaneously pursuing music, releasing his first album in 2012. In 2015 he founded a supplement company called Run Everything Labs and currently is building a real estate business of unique Air BnB's, warehouses, and real estate. Matt Vincent is known for being a two-time Highland Games World Champion and strength athlete. He spent more than 10 years competing in powerlifting, strongman, weightlifting and Highland Games. Although his knee injury caused him to have a total knee replacement and remove himself from competing completely, Matt will continue to share his fitness passion through seminars, book writing, fitness apparel and podcast. In Matt's first book, Training Lab, he spelled out the philosophy of “The HVIII,” and tried to capture the spirit of self-improvement through self-loathing. This idea would serve as the spark that led to HVIII Brand Goods and a ton of adventures. Matt chronicles his travels and conversations with people in the strength game and beyond on his podcast UMSO.  

    Full Auto Friday - Round 65

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 44:21

    Rapid-fire Q and A submitted from the listeners! A variety of topics with a five-minute time cap per answer, sometimes. 1. When should I start teaching my kids about the dangers of the world 2. How can a leader change someone from being a burden into an asset 3. COVID mandates from employers 4. How does one go to the bathroom while in the middle of Hell Week Enjoy

    Episode 192 - Matt Thornton, Travis Davison, John Frankl

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 114:09

    Matt Thornton is the founder of Straight Blast Gym International (SBGI), an association of over 35 gyms worldwide engaged in training athletes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, wrestling, boxing. Muay Thai, and mixed martial arts, based in Portland, Oregon. Matt is well known in the martial arts community for his promotion of the concept of "aliveness" in training, as well as for being one of the first gyms to feature cross-training in boxing and other fighting sports at the beginning of the growth of the sport of Mixed Martial Arts in the 1990s. He was among the first American-born practitioners to receive a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is a black belt under Chris Haueter. Travis Davison is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the owner of Straight Blast Gyms in Kalispell, Whitefish, and Missoula Montana, as well as the Vice President of SBG International. John Frankl is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a professor in Seoul, and the man responsible for bringing BJJ to the Korean peninsula.  

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