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A weekly livestream/podcast hosted by Jack (former Ranger/Special Forces) and Dave (former Ranger/Para-Military contractor) discussing military affairs, world events, and pop culture.

Jack Murphy and David Parke


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    SEAL Turned Maritime Branch Officer | James Hawes | Ep. 177

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 94:38


    We originally recorded this episode for Christmas, but we had a late cancelation. So here it is for Thanksgiving!! Enjoy! ——————————————————————— James M. Hawes completed BUD/S in 1963 and received orders to the newly formed SEAL Team 2. Hawes subsequently volunteered for duty in Vietnam and became one of the first SEAL officers permanently assigned there as part of CIA's OpPlan 34-A, governing covert operations into North Vietnam. That led to his clandestine CIA mission to build and command a mercenary navy in the Congo in 1965-66. After several years working for the Agency, he attended Harvard, receiving his MBA in 1971. He finally settled in Asia, living there for 34 years and pioneering a variety of business enterprises, including specialized shipping and commercial real estate. Hawes currently lives near San Antonio, Texas, and is a consultant for a variety of new venture companies. Grab James' book here:⬇️ https://www.amazon.com/Cold-War-Navy-SEAL-Communist/dp/151073418X/ref=nodl_?dplnkId=d4d57d07-691b-46e0-98a7-9729a607a9e4 To help support the show and for all bonus content including: -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests -Ad Free audio feed -Ad free video  Subscribe to our Patreon! ⬇️ https://www.patreon.com/TheTeamHouse Team House merch:  https://teespring.com/stores/my-store-10474963 Social Media:  The Team House Instagram: https://instagram.com/the.team.house?utm_medium=copy_link The Team House Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheTeamHousePod Jack's Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackmcmurph?utm_medium=copy_link Jack's Twitter:  https://twitter.com/jackmurphyrgr?s=21 Dave's Twitter:  https://twitter.com/dave_parke?s=21 Team House Discord: https://discord.gg/wHFHYM6 SubReddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheTeamHouse/ Jack Murphy's memoir "Murphy's Law" can be found here:  https://www.amazon.com/Murphys-Law-Journey-Investigative-Journalist/dp/1501191241 The Team Room Reading Room (Amazon Affiliate links):  https://jackmurphywrites.com/the-team-room-reading-room/ Intro music by https://www.youtube.com/user/RemixSample Want to sponsor the show? Email:

    Red Team Hacker, Cybersecurity Expert & DOD Advisor | Matt Devost | Ep. 176

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 127:01


    Currently, Matt is the CEO & Co-Founder of OODA LLC. Prior to OODA, Matt was the EVP for Strategy and Operations at Tulco Holdings. Previously, Mr. Devost was a Managing Director at Accenture where he led the Global Cyber Defense practice responsible for Accenture's cloud, mobile, infrastructure, network, endpoint, incident response, threat intelligence, threat hunting, vulnerability management, IOT/IIOT, and red teaming offerings. Mr. Devost joined Accenture following their 2015 acquisition of the global cybersecurity consultancy FusionX LLC where he had served as President & CEO since 2010. As a Founder of FusionX, Mr. Devost helped an international clientele identify and manage dynamic threats in complex operational environments. Mr. Devost was an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University for fourteen years teaching the flagship graduate course entitled “Information Warfare and Security”, and is a Founding Director of the Cyberconflict Studies Association. Mr. Devost was also appointed as a special government advisor to counsel the U.S. Department of Defense leadership on a variety of security issues from 2010-2013.  Mr. Devost was a founder of the Terrorism Research Center, Inc. (TRC) in 1996, where he served as President and CEO until November 2008. As founder and President, Mr. Devost oversaw all research, analysis, intelligence, assessment, and training programs including the development of the renowned “Mirror Image” training program, the Responder Knowledge Base, and the Terrorism Early Warning Group program which established local intel fusion centers in 56 high-threat U.S. cities. In addition to his duties as President, Mr. Devost also provided strategic consulting services to select international governments and corporations on issues of counter-terrorism, intelligence, information warfare and security, critical infrastructure protection, and homeland security. In 2004, Mr. Devost was appointed to the Defense Science Board Task Force on Critical Homeland Infrastructure Protection to provide advice to the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Devost served as a Senior Advisor to the Airline Pilots Association National Security Committee and is and adjunct member of the Los Angeles Terrorism Early Warning Group. Today's Sponsor: BUB's Naturals  https://www.BUBSNATURALS.com/ Use the code "TEAMHOUSE" for 20% your order! Pick up their collagen protein, MCT oil, and apple cider vinegar gummies today! BUBS Donates 10% of all profits to charity in Glens honor, starting with the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation GO TO: https://www.BUBSNATURALS.com/?discount=TEAMHOUSE  or Use the code "TEAMHOUSE" at checkout for 20% off your order! FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. Words that we live by. To help support the show and for all bonus content including: -2 bonus episodes per month  -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests -Ad Free audio feed Subscribe to our Patreon!

    CIA Deputy Director of the Counterterrorism Center | Darrell Blocker | Ep. 175

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 123:47


    Darrell M. Blocker is a former American intelligence officer who served for 28 years with the Central Intelligence Agency. He held prominent positions including deputy director of the Counterterrorism Center (CTC), Chief of Africa Division, and Chief of Training at Camp Peary, Virginia, better known as "The Farm". Within the intelligence community, Blocker was known for participating in a number of semi-professional musical ensembles during his postings abroad. He retired in 2018 as the most senior black officer in the CIA's Directorate of Operations. Since 2019 Blocker has been chief operating officer of intelligence and advisory firm MOSAIC, and a contributor for ABC News. In November 2020, Fox News reported that president-elect Joe Biden had included Blocker among his shortlist of candidates to nominate for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; in the end, the position went to William Burns. Today's Sponsor: SAP Gear (Stately Asset Protection)  https://SAPGEAR.com Veteran-owned company, Stately Asset Protection's retail store specializes in handmade and unique survivability products. Use the code “TEAM” for 15% off your order! https://SAPGEAR.com To help support the show and for all bonus content including: -2 bonus episodes per month  -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests -Ad Free audio feed Subscribe to our Patreon!

    From MARSOC to the Mozart Group | Andrew Milburn | Ep. 174

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 149:01


    Andrew Milburn returns from Ukraine Check out Andy and The Mozart Group here: https://www.themozartgroup.com/ To help support the show and for all bonus content including: -Ad FREE Video -Ad FREE Audio -Over 100 hours of Bonus segments with previous guests Subscribe to our Patreon!

    Air Force 24th Special Tactics Squadron Operator | Chad McCoy | Ep. 173

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 173:25


    Chad McCoy served in the Air Force for over 22 years, 18 of which with the 24th STS. (24th Special Tactics Squadron). Chad has been on 17 deployments the majority of which with JSOC and earned the rank of Chief Master Sergeant.  Check out Chad here: Foxtrot3 http://Foxtrot3.com LifeLine Rescue Tools  https://lifelinerescuetools.com/ Firestorm Labs https://www.launchfirestorm.com/ Today's Sponsor: BUB's Naturals  https://www.BUBSNATURALS.com/ Use the code "TEAMHOUSE" for 20% your order! Pick up their collagen protein, MCT oil, and apple cider vinegar gummies today! BUBS Donates 10% of all profits to charity in Glens honor, starting with the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation GO TO: https://www.BUBSNATURALS.com/?discount=TEAMHOUSE  or Use the code "TEAMHOUSE" at checkout for 20% off your order! FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. Words that we live by. To help support the show and for all bonus content including: -2 bonus episodes per month  -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests -Ad Free audio feed Subscribe to our Patreon!

    FBI Counterintelligence Agent | Holden Triplett | Ep. 172

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 150:09


    Holden Triplett has extensive international and domestic experience in national security and intelligence matters, especially with respect to their impact on businesses and private enterprises. In addition to his work at Trenchcoat, Holden is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he teaches a course on Chinese Intelligence, Security and Influence. Holden left the FBI in mid-2020, after almost 15 years of service. In his last position, Holden was the FBI Faculty Chair at the National Intelligence University where he taught courses in Counterintelligence, National Security Law and Intelligence, and Chinese Intelligence and Information Warfare. In 2017, Holden was designated the Director for Counterintelligence at the National Security Council. While at the White House, he led the development of counterintelligence policy for the United States; drafting Presidential Directives and legislation to protect the U.S. government and the private sector from exploitation by foreign governments. Holden has substantial overseas experience. He served as the FBI's senior official in the People's Republic of China from 2014 – 2017. During his time in Beijing, Holden was the primary U.S. interlocutor with the Chinese security services on a number of cyber intrusion and economic espionage matters involving U.S. companies. Immediately prior, he was an FBI representative to the Russian Federation in Moscow for two years, where he engaged with the Russian security and intelligence services. Following the Boston Marathon bombing, Holden persuaded Russian security services to provide wide-ranging investigative support to the FBI. He conducted joint activities in Dagestan and other locations in the Caucasus. Holden previously served as the FBI representative to the Joint Task Force on Terrorism Financing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2008. Earlier in his career, Holden was assigned to the FBI's New York City office. In New York, Holden gained significant national security and intelligence experience, conducting sensitive investigations and enforcing over 300 federal statutes. In addition, he successfully led an effort to enhance the office's intelligence capabilities. Later, Holden managed a counterintelligence team of special agents, intelligence analysts, forensic accountants, and linguists dedicated to protecting the United States from a national security threat country. Find Holden here:

    FBI Hostage Rescue Team Operator | Greg Shaffer | Ep. 171

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 135:44


    Greg is the author of the best-selling book, “Stay Safe – Security Secrets for Today‘s Dangerous World”, and is the host of Investigation Discovery Channel's police drama, “Body Cam – Behind the Badge”. Greg served in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for twenty years before founding Shaffer Security Group. He has served as an Operator on their elite “Hostage Rescue Team” conducting tactical operations across the globe; as well as the Legal Attaché in Budapest, Hungary where he led the FBI's international mission to defeat national security and criminal threats. He is internationally recognized as one of the leading experts and authorities on the phenomenon of “active shooter” events and domestic terrorism prevention. His responsibilities have included the security of all major Special Events such as NFL Super Bowl; NBA Finals; NBA All Star Game; MLB World Series and many other high profile events which were considered targets of terrorism. Check out Greg here: https://shaffersecuritygroup.com/our-founder/ Today's Sponsor: SAP Gear (Stately Asset Protection)  https://SAPGEAR.com Veteran-owned company, Stately Asset Protection's retail store specializes in handmade and unique survivability products. Use the code “TEAM” for 15% off your order! https://SAPGEAR.com To help support the show and for all bonus content including: -2 bonus episodes per month  -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests -Ad Free audio feed Subscribe to our Patreon!

    From Drug Cartels to The Hells Angels: Life Undercover with the DEA | "Tio" | Ep. 170

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 152:27


    "Tio" grew up in Brooklyn before finding his way into the Marines and then law enforcement. He spent his career making undercover drug and gun busts, sometimes even getting wrapped up in counter-terrorism cases. He went under with the most dangerous drug cartels and outlaws in the world, experiencing more than one firefight in the process. Find out what life undercover is really like from a guy who lived it. Today's Sponsor: BUB's Naturals  https://www.BUBSNATURALS.com/ Use the code "TEAMHOUSE" for 20% your order! Pick up their collagen protein, MCT oil, and apple cider vinegar gummies today! BUBS Donates 10% of all profits to charity in Glens honor, starting with the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation GO TO: https://www.BUBSNATURALS.com/?discount=TEAMHOUSE  or Use the code "TEAMHOUSE" at checkout for 20% off your order! FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. Words that we live by. Mad Rabbit Tattoo https://www.MADRABBIT.com/team They've preserved over 1.5 MILLION tattoos and right now, they've got an exclusive offer just for The Team house Project listeners. If you go to MadRabbit.com/team and use promo code Team you'll receive 25% off. Take care of those tats!

    Fighting ISIS with the Kurdish YPG | John Foxx and Dr. Till Paasche | Ep. 169

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 169:07


    A unique assessment of American military involvement in Syria, written by three very different authors who between them participated in all large Kurdish operations between late 2014 and mid-2016, experiencing first-hand the impact America had on the battlefield.With America's War on Terror and the subsequent democracy experiments in Afghanistan and Iraq having turned into geopolitical disasters, the US military campaign in alliance with the Kurdish forces in Syria remains a rare success story. Considering the overwhelming military victory, the functioning Kurdish civilian governing structures that followed the fighting, the extremely light military footprint and the strong link to Kurdish partners, many political analysts, military experts and politicians in Washington, DC, judge the intervention against ISIS in Syria as the nation's most successful campaign since World War II. However, since neither these experts nor many journalists were on the ground during the fighting, they struggle to explain exactly how this particular operation turned into a just war.The authors, however, were there. Between the three of them, they fought for over two years with the Kurdish forces. They participated in all the large Kurdish operations against the Islamic State between late 2014 and mid-2016. They endured muddy archaic trench warfare, witnessed the first waves of decisive US and British airstrikes against ISIS, and experienced the impact America had on the battlefield.Later, when American, British and French Special Forces were deployed at the front lines, the authors worked closely with those teams when they evacuated hundreds of wounded from the battlefield together.Based on the authors' unique insights, this book analyses America's war in Syria and structures the intervention into different phases including the secretive build up and the ultimate destruction of the ISIS Caliphate.Today's Sponsor:Mad Rabbit Tattoohttps://www.MADRABBIT.com/teamThey've preserved over 1.5 MILLION tattoos and right now, they've got an exclusive offer just for The Team house Project listeners. If you go to MadRabbit.com/team and use promo code Team you'll receive 25% off. Take care of those tats!

    Fighting ISIS with the Kurdish YPG | John Foxx and Dr. Till Paasche | Ep. 169

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 183:20


    A unique assessment of American military involvement in Syria, written by three very different authors who between them participated in all large Kurdish operations between late 2014 and mid-2016, experiencing first-hand the impact America had on the battlefield. With America's War on Terror and the subsequent democracy experiments in Afghanistan and Iraq having turned into geopolitical disasters, the US military campaign in alliance with the Kurdish forces in Syria remains a rare success story. Considering the overwhelming military victory, the functioning Kurdish civilian governing structures that followed the fighting, the extremely light military footprint and the strong link to Kurdish partners, many political analysts, military experts and politicians in Washington, DC, judge the intervention against ISIS in Syria as the nation's most successful campaign since World War II. However, since neither these experts nor many journalists were on the ground during the fighting, they struggle to explain exactly how this particular operation turned into a just war. The authors, however, were there. Between the three of them, they fought for over two years with the Kurdish forces. They participated in all the large Kurdish operations against the Islamic State between late 2014 and mid-2016. They endured muddy archaic trench warfare, witnessed the first waves of decisive US and British airstrikes against ISIS, and experienced the impact America had on the battlefield. Later, when American, British and French Special Forces were deployed at the front lines, the authors worked closely with those teams when they evacuated hundreds of wounded from the battlefield together. Based on the authors' unique insights, this book analyses America's war in Syria and structures the intervention into different phases including the secretive build up and the ultimate destruction of the ISIS Caliphate. Today's Sponsor: Mad Rabbit Tattoo https://www.MADRABBIT.com/team They've preserved over 1.5 MILLION tattoos and right now, they've got an exclusive offer just for The Team house Project listeners. If you go to MadRabbit.com/team and use promo code Team you'll receive 25% off. Take care of those tats!

    Special Ops Contractor Training Afghan Partners | Joan Barker | Ep. 168

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 132:09


    Joan Barker is a consultant specializing in military language and culture training. She has worked on educational contracts for U.S. Special Operations Command and overseas as a trainer with partner forces in the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan. From 2017 to 2018 she worked on a defense contract in Kabul teaching English to members of the Afghan air force and Special Mission Wing (SMW). After the fall of Kabul, Barker spent months advocating for the evacuation of Special Immigrant Visa interpreters, as well as vulnerable members of the SMW. She also worked to highlight the issue of moral injury affecting veterans of the war in Afghanistan. This spring, she taught English to Afghan refugees that processed through Fort McCoy, Wis., as part of Operation Allies Welcome.Check out Joan here:

    Special Ops Contractor Training Afghan Partners | Joan Barker | Ep. 168

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 146:23


    Joan Barker is a consultant specializing in military language and culture training. She has worked on educational contracts for U.S. Special Operations Command and overseas as a trainer with partner forces in the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan. From 2017 to 2018 she worked on a defense contract in Kabul teaching English to members of the Afghan air force and Special Mission Wing (SMW). After the fall of Kabul, Barker spent months advocating for the evacuation of Special Immigrant Visa interpreters, as well as vulnerable members of the SMW. She also worked to highlight the issue of moral injury affecting veterans of the war in Afghanistan. This spring, she taught English to Afghan refugees that processed through Fort McCoy, Wis., as part of Operation Allies Welcome. Check out Joan here:

    Legacy of Ashes: The Secret History of the CIA | Tim Weiner | Ep. 167

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022 110:52


    Tim Weiner is a national security journalist who made six reporting tours running with the muj in Afghanistan, 1987 (Soviet occupation) to 2001 (American occupation) and war/conflict/crisis reporting from Sudan, Pakistan, Liberia, Haiti, and the Philippines. He won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on secret CIA/DOD programs and National Book Award for LEGACY OF ASHES. Signature song as rock and roll band leader: "Secret Agent Man." He is also the author of Enemies: The History of the FBI and The Folly and Glory.Legacy of Ashes can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/Legacy-Ashes-History-Tim-Weiner/dp/0307389006/Today's sponsor:BUB's Naturals https://www.BUBSNATURALS.com/Use the code "TEAMHOUSE" for 20% your order!Pick up their collagen protein, MCT oil, and apple cider vinegar gummies today!BUBS Donates 10% of all profits to charity in Glens honor, starting with the Glen Doherty Memorial FoundationGO TO:https://www.BUBSNATURALS.com/?discount=TEAMHOUSE orUse the code "TEAMHOUSE" at checkout for 20% off your order!FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. Words that we live by.To help support the show and for all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feedSubscribe to our Patreon!

    Legacy of Ashes: The Secret History of the CIA | Tim Weiner | Ep. 167

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022 124:11


    Tim Weiner is a national security journalist who made six reporting tours running with the muj in Afghanistan, 1987 (Soviet occupation) to 2001 (American occupation) and war/conflict/crisis reporting from Sudan, Pakistan, Liberia, Haiti, and the Philippines. He won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on secret CIA/DOD programs and National Book Award for LEGACY OF ASHES. Signature song as rock and roll band leader: "Secret Agent Man." He is also the author of Enemies: The History of the FBI and The Folly and Glory. Legacy of Ashes can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/Legacy-Ashes-History-Tim-Weiner/dp/0307389006/ Today's sponsor: BUB's Naturals  https://www.BUBSNATURALS.com/ Use the code "TEAMHOUSE" for 20% your order! Pick up their collagen protein, MCT oil, and apple cider vinegar gummies today! BUBS Donates 10% of all profits to charity in Glens honor, starting with the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation GO TO: https://www.BUBSNATURALS.com/?discount=TEAMHOUSE  or Use the code "TEAMHOUSE" at checkout for 20% off your order! FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. Words that we live by. To help support the show and for all bonus content including: -2 bonus episodes per month  -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests -Ad Free audio feed Subscribe to our Patreon!

    Infantry Marine Turned Investigative Journalist | James LaPorta | Ep. 166

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 105:40


    James LaPorta is an investigative reporter for The Associated Press covering national security, the intelligence community and the U.S. military. He is a military advisor to the award-winning television show This is Us on NBC. His reporting as garnered various journalism awards and accolades with bylines, work, and commentary appearing on and in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek The Daily Beast, Vice News, CBS News, CNN, NBC News, MSNBC, PBS News Hour, BBC News among others in the United States and internationally. James is a Marine Corps infantry veteran of the Afghanistan war. From 2006 until 2014, he served in multiple leadership billets, working as an infantry squad leader, a combat marksmanship instructor and as an intelligence cell chief.To help support the show and for all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feedSubscribe to our Patreon!

    Infantry Marine Turned Investigative Journalist | James LaPorta | Ep. 166

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 119:54


    James LaPorta is an investigative reporter for The Associated Press covering national security, the intelligence community and the U.S. military. He is a military advisor to the award-winning television show This is Us on NBC.  His reporting as garnered various journalism awards and accolades with bylines, work, and commentary appearing on and in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek The Daily Beast, Vice News, CBS News, CNN, NBC News, MSNBC, PBS News Hour, BBC News among others in the United States and internationally.  James is a Marine Corps infantry veteran of the Afghanistan war. From 2006 until 2014, he served in multiple leadership billets, working as an infantry squad leader, a combat marksmanship instructor and as an intelligence cell chief. To help support the show and for all bonus content including: -2 bonus episodes per month  -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests -Ad Free audio feed Subscribe to our Patreon!

    13 Deployments, 1000+ Missions with the 75th Ranger Regiment | Nicholas Moore | Ep. 165

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 161:05


    Sweeping from frozen mountaintops to dusty city streets, and everything in between, this is the gripping and deeply personal account of an elite Ranger who nearly lost his life “leading the way” in America's longest war. As part of an elite special operations unit at the fighting edge of the Global War on Terrorism, Nicholas Moore spent over a decade with the US Army's 75th Ranger Regiment on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. In this compelling biography now available in paperback, a detailed narrative of grueling life on the ground combines with accounts of some of the most dramatic search and rescue operations of the period to tell the true story of life on the line in the War on Terror. Charting his rise from private to senior non-commissioned officer, this title follows Moore as he embarks on a series of dangerous deployments, engaging in brutal street combat and traversing inhospitable terrain in pursuit of Taliban fighters and Iraq's Most Wanted. Including revelatory first-hand accounts of high-profile special operations missions including the tense rescue of Private First Class Jessica Lynch and the search and rescue mission for US Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell, Moore recounts, in vivid detail, the realities of life on the front line. Check out his book at: https://www.amazon.com/Run-Sound-Guns-American-Afghanistan/dp/1472827090 To help support the show and for all bonus content including: -2 bonus episodes per month  -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests -Ad Free audio feed Subscribe to our Patreon!

    13 Deployments, 1000+ Missions with the 75th Ranger Regiment | Nicholas Moore | Ep. 165

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 146:51


    Sweeping from frozen mountaintops to dusty city streets, and everything in between, this is the gripping and deeply personal account of an elite Ranger who nearly lost his life “leading the way” in America's longest war.As part of an elite special operations unit at the fighting edge of the Global War on Terrorism, Nicholas Moore spent over a decade with the US Army's 75th Ranger Regiment on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. In this compelling biography now available in paperback, a detailed narrative of grueling life on the ground combines with accounts of some of the most dramatic search and rescue operations of the period to tell the true story of life on the line in the War on Terror.Charting his rise from private to senior non-commissioned officer, this title follows Moore as he embarks on a series of dangerous deployments, engaging in brutal street combat and traversing inhospitable terrain in pursuit of Taliban fighters and Iraq's Most Wanted. Including revelatory first-hand accounts of high-profile special operations missions including the tense rescue of Private First Class Jessica Lynch and the search and rescue mission for US Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell, Moore recounts, in vivid detail, the realities of life on the front line.Check out his book at: https://www.amazon.com/Run-Sound-Guns-American-Afghanistan/dp/1472827090To help support the show and for all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feedSubscribe to our Patreon!

    Commandos Marine Veteran (French Naval Special Warfare) | Louis Saillans | Ep. 164

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 168:54


    Louis Saillans joined the marine commandos in 2010 and became group leader five years later. For nearly a decade, he participated in military operations in Africa and the Middle East aimed at freeing hostages, capturing jihadist leaders or neutralizing terrorists. Thanks to the notes taken during his missions and to archive documents to which he had access, he reveals the reality of special forces missions with the greatest accuracy. It also retraces the journey of the soldiers of these units, who went through a drastic selection during which they suffered the worst physical and psychological ordeals. Through a narration of rare lucidity, he describes the daily life of these men who became warriors, the brotherhood of arms, behind the scenes of special operations and the hidden face of the fight against terrorism. A unique testimony, which allows us to better understand the work of these shadow fighters ready to sacrifice their lives to save ours and maintain peace.Check out his book at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08S49FSQ8Today's sponsor:BUB's Naturals https://www.BUBSNATURALS.com/Use the code "TEAMHOUSE" for 20% your order!Pick up their collagen protein, MCT oil, and apple cider vinegar gummies today!BUBS Donates 10% of all profits to charity in Glens honor, starting with the Glen Doherty Memorial FoundationGO TO:https://www.BUBSNATURALS.com/?discount=TEAMHOUSE orUse the code "TEAMHOUSE" at checkout for 20% off your order!FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. Words that we live by.Thanks for supporting the companies that support the show!To help support the show and for all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feedSubscribe to our Patreon!

    Commandos Marine Veteran (French Naval Special Warfare) | Louis Saillans | Ep. 164

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 183:08


    Louis Saillans joined the marine commandos in 2010 and became group leader five years later. For nearly a decade, he participated in military operations in Africa and the Middle East aimed at freeing hostages, capturing jihadist leaders or neutralizing terrorists. Thanks to the notes taken during his missions and to archive documents to which he had access, he reveals the reality of special forces missions with the greatest accuracy. It also retraces the journey of the soldiers of these units, who went through a drastic selection during which they suffered the worst physical and psychological ordeals. Through a narration of rare lucidity, he describes the daily life of these men who became warriors, the brotherhood of arms, behind the scenes of special operations and the hidden face of the fight against terrorism. A unique testimony, which allows us to better understand the work of these shadow fighters ready to sacrifice their lives to save ours and maintain peace. Check out his book at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08S49FSQ8 Today's sponsor: BUB's Naturals  https://www.BUBSNATURALS.com/ Use the code "TEAMHOUSE" for 20% your order! Pick up their collagen protein, MCT oil, and apple cider vinegar gummies today! BUBS Donates 10% of all profits to charity in Glens honor, starting with the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation GO TO: https://www.BUBSNATURALS.com/?discount=TEAMHOUSE  or Use the code "TEAMHOUSE" at checkout for 20% off your order! FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. Words that we live by. Thanks for supporting the companies that support the show! To help support the show and for all bonus content including: -2 bonus episodes per month  -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests -Ad Free audio feed Subscribe to our Patreon!

    …BRRRRT...A-10 Warthog Pilot | Kim "KC" Campbell | Ep. 163

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 103:15


    Kim Campbell is a retired Air Force Colonel who served in the Air Force for over 24 years as a fighter pilot and senior military leader. She has flown 1,800 hours in the A-10 Warthog, including more than 100 combat missions protecting troops on the ground in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2003, Kim was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism after successfully recovering her battle-damaged airplane after an intense close air support mission in Baghdad.As a senior military leader, Kim has led hundreds of Airmen both at home and abroad in deployed locations and enabled them to succeed in their missions. She has experience leading complex organizations and driving cultural change. Kim knows what it takes to be a successful leader, to inspire and empower high performance teams to achieve success. Kim is passionate about leadership and feels strongly that leaders earn trust by leading with courage and connecting with their team.Check out Kim here:https://kim-kc-campbell.com/Today's sponsor:SAP Gear (Stately Asset Protection) https://SAPGEAR.comVeteran-owned company, Stately Asset Protection's retail store specializes in handmade and unique survivability products.Use the code “TEAM” for 15% off your order!https://SAPGEAR.comThanks for supporting the companies that support the show!To help support the show and for all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feedSubscribe to our Patreon!

    Former China Analyst at the CIA | Gail Helt | Ep. 162

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 130:11


    Gail's Bio: I came to King in 2014 after nearly a dozen years at the Central Intelligence Agency, where I worked on issues related to East Asian security, politics, and governance. I had the privilege of traveling the world, and writing for and briefing the senior-most policymakers in the US Government. The opportunities I was given were amazing, and I appreciated every one — but in reality I always wanted to teach, and I was never a city girl, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to move to northeastern TN and teach at King.I was recruited by the CIA out of a PhD program at the University of Arizona, where I was studying political science/international relations, with an emphasis on China. I have a M.A. in political science from Iowa State University, and a B.S in political science from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.I am the Coordinator of the Security and Intelligence Studies Program here at King, and also serve as the Director of the King Institute of Security and Intelligence Studies. I am also the faculty adviser for KSI–a great group of students interested in global events and security and intelligence-related issues. I teach classes in analysis, which are intended not only to teach higher level critical thinking skills that government agencies expect prospective employees to possess, but also to prepare students to succeed in graduate school. I also teach classes in intelligence ethics, counter-terrorism, and I will be teaching a new class in Chinese history and politics in the Spring 2016 semester.My research interests center around democratization and liberalization, human rights (I know, shocking for a former CIA officer!), and political stability. I also have a strong interest in Chinese history and politics, particularly how Western influence, and particularly Western religion, has impacted the development of China's politics. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and spending time with friends.Today's sponsor:BUB's Naturals https://www.BUBSNATURALS.com/Use the code "TEAMHOUSE" for 20% your order!Pick up their collagen protein, MCT oil, and apple cider vinegar gummies today!BUBS Donates 10% of all profits to charity in Glens honor, starting with the Glen Doherty Memorial FoundationGO TO:https://www.BUBSNATURALS.com/?discount=TEAMHOUSE orUse the code "TEAMHOUSE" for 20% off your order!FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. Words that we live by.Thanks for supporting the companies that support the show!To help support the show and for all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feedSubscribe to our Patreon!

    Female Engagement Team/Cultural Support Team, Combat Camera, Mil Journalist | Amy Forsythe | Ep. 161

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 98:43


    Amy Forsythe began her career as an enlisted military journalist in the U.S. Marine Corps and has included two tours of duty in Iraq and three in Afghanistan in addition to several other overseas locations. Amy is an award-winning journalist and her images and video reports from covering military operations around the world have been featured in numerous international and national media outlets through the years and continues to be used for historical purposes. Amy was first stationed at Camp Pendleton in 1995 and still has strong ties to the base and surrounding communities.She currently serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve as a Public Affairs Officer and is involved in supporting various local veteran service organizations in San Diego County. Heroes Live Here started as a passion project to showcase the memorials and markers on Camp Pendleton and has turned into a collaborative work of art that honors our fallen heroes of the post-9/11 generation.Buy Amy's book here:Heroes Live Here: A Tribute to Camp Pendleton Marines Since 9/11https://www.amazon.com/Heroes-Live-Here-Tribute-Pendleton-ebook/dp/B09RGMTGGVTo help support the show and for all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feedSubscribe to our Patreon!

    Marine Sniper, LRS, Security Contractor, & Cybersecurity Expert | Ryan English | Ep. 160

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 139:28


    Ryan English served as a Marine Corps sniper, a Long Range Surveillance Assistant Team Leader in the Army, and worked the Department of State Worldwide Protective Service (Iraq) where he was assigned to the Ambassador's Protective Detail. After sustaining an injury in Iraq, Ryan turned his focus to a career in cyber security and continues to work as a firearms instructor.Today's Sponsors:Mad Rabbit Tattoohttps://www.MADRABBIT.com/teamThey've preserved over 1.5 MILLION tattoos and right now, they've got an exclusive offer just for The Team house Project listeners. If you go to MadRabbit.com/team and use promo code Team you'll receive 25% off. Take care of those tats!

    The Combat History of the AC-130 Gunship from Vietnam to Iraq | William Walter | Ep. 159

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 126:50


    The AC-130 Gunship was quickly developed in 1968 to provide fire support for ground forces in Vietnam. Twenty-eight C-130 cargo aircraft were converted into AC-130s for night attack operations. The AC-130 was crude, ugly, ad hoc, and detested by many within the USAF…but it worked, and it worked well. Likewise, AC-130 crews were deemed unruly “biker gangs,” but performed magnificently in every major US military operation from 1976 to 1995. Most of these combat operations were cloaked in secrecy, but records once classified for up to twenty years have now been opened. Based on this newly declassified information and hundreds of interviews with SOF veterans, Ghostriders 1976-1995 is the first authoritative historical account of the AC-130 operations, written by an AC-130 Aerial Gunner who participated in every AC-130 combat operation from 1980 through 1994.Grab Bill's books here:https://www.amazon.com/William-Walter/e/B09CZJW9F3/ref=aufs_dp_fta_dskTo help support the show and for all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feedSubscribe to our Patreon!

    Senior CIA Officer Who Ran The Paramilitary Program in Afghanistan | Milt Bearden | Ep. 158

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 68:31


    A landmark collaboration between a thirty-year veteran of the CIA and a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, The Main Enemy is the dramatic inside story of the CIA-KGB spy wars, told through the actions of the men who fought them.Based on hundreds of interviews with operatives from both sides, The Main Enemy puts us inside the heads of CIA officers as they dodge surveillance and walk into violent ambushes in Moscow. This is the story of the generation of spies who came of age in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis and rose through the ranks to run the CIA and KGB in the last days of the Cold War. The clandestine operations they masterminded took them from the sewers of Moscow to the back streets of Baghdad, from Cairo and Havana to Prague and Berlin, but the action centers on Washington, starting in the infamous "Year of the Spy"—when, one by one, the CIA's agents in Moscow began to be killed, up through to the very last man.Behind the scenes with the CIA's covert operations in Afghanistan, Milt Bearden led America to victory in the secret war against the Soviets, and for the first time he reveals here what he did and whom America backed, and why. Bearden was called back to Washington after the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan and was made chief of the Soviet/East Euro-pean Division—just in time to witness the fall of the Berlin Wall, the revolutions that swept across Eastern Europe, and the implosion of the Soviet Union.Laced with startling revelations—about fail-safe top-secret back channels between the CIA and KGB, double and triple agents, covert operations in Berlin and Prague, and the fateful autumn of 1989—The Main Enemy is history at its action-packed best.Grab the book here:https://www.amazon.com/Main-Enemy-Inside-Story-Showdown/dp/0345472500Today's Sponsors:Mad Rabbit Tattoohttps://www.MADRABBIT.com/teamThey've preserved over 1.5 MILLION tattoos and right now, they've got an exclusive offer just for The Team house Project listeners. If you go to MadRabbit.com/team and use promo code Team you'll receive 25% off. Take care of those tats!

    Fire Force: Rhodesian Light Infantry | Chris Cocks | Ep. 157

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 134:11


    Fireforce is the compelling, brutal but true account of Chris Cocks' service in 3 Commando, The Rhodesian Light Infantry, during Zimbabwe's bitter civil war of the '70s—a war that came to be known almost innocuously as ‘the bush war'. ‘Fireforce', a tactic of total airborne envelopment, was developed and perfected by the RLI, together with the Selous Scouts and the Rhodesian Air Force. Fireforce became the principal strike weapon of the beleaguered Rhodesian forces in their struggle against the overwhelming tide of the Communist-trained and -equipped ZANLA and ZIPRA guerrillas.The combat strain on a fighting soldier was almost unbelievable, for the Rhodesians, who were always desperately short of ground troops, were sometimes obliged to parachute the same men into action into as many as three enemy contacts a day. While estimates of enemy casualties vary, there seems little doubt that the RLI accounted for at least 12,000 ZANLA and ZIPRA guerrillas—but not without cost.Fireforce is not for the squeamish. Although it has been written with unforgettable pathos and humor, it tells of face-to-face combat in the bush and death at point-blank range. It is a book which does nothing to glorify or glamorize war, for as Chris Cocks found at such a young age, war is merely a catalogue of suffering, destruction and death.Fireforce has been described by critics as being to the Rhodesian War what All Quiet On The Western Front was to World War I and Dispatches was to Vietnam. Read it … it will an experience you never forget.Get Chris' books here:https://www.amazon.com/Chris-Cocks/e/B0034P707O/ref=aufs_dp_fta_dskFor all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feedSubscribe to our Patreon!

    Navy SEAL and Army SMU Operator | Drew Mullins | Ep. 156

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 180:59


    Drew served as a Navy SEAL before assessing for an Army Special Mission Unit. He was deployed as a part of the Advanced Force Operations to Iraq prior to the 2003 invasion. Today's Sponsors:SAP Gear (Stately Asset Protection) https://SAPGEAR.comVeteran-owned company, Stately Asset Protection's retail store specializes in handmade and unique survivability products.Use the code “TEAM” for 15% off your order!https://SAPGEAR.comFor all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feedSubscribe to our Patreon!

    The Life & Death of One of America's Secret Soldiers: Michael Froede | Kate Rocklein | Jul Bonus Ep

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 141:38


    Dr. Kemplin earned her BNSc at Queen's University, MScN and Doctorate in Nursing Practice at Loyola University (New Orleans), and PhD from Rush University (Chicago). Kate was a civilian emergency/trauma nurse specialist for the United States Army before becoming faculty in Nursing and Operational Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia with subsequent appointments in the University of North Carolina and University of Tennessee systems. In early 2020, Kate was appointed Chief Nursing Officer of Columbia/Presbyterian's 220-bed COVID hospital during New York City's worst pandemic surges to date. Dr. Kemplin returns home to Queen's from the University of Windsor Faculty of Nursing where she directed the Kemplin Lacesso Research Lab.SOF suicides are a major area of her research, and her ex-husband Michael Froede sadly took his own life in 2019 while assigned to a secretive Army intelligence unit.Michael Froede suspected he was being followed. For weeks after he returned from a highly classified mission in Vietnam, he would see people watching him in Washington, D.C. They'd be parked outside his house or tailing him while driving. Sometimes while on the road, Froede would pull a U-turn and swing back around on the suspected surveillance team to take their pictures, to let them know that he knew they were there.At 9:30 a.m. on June 23, 2019, Froede drove his Dodge Ram to the third floor of the Carroll Creek parking garage in Frederick, Md. After backing into a parking space, he sat back in his seat, lit up a Camel cigarette and flicked the ash out the window.Froede was a member of a secret Army unit known by the innocuous-sounding cover name Communications Technology Research Activity, or COMTECH, part of an elite group of Army hackers who received tasks from the National Security Agency. Working from the U.S. or deployed abroad, Froede was one of America's secret soldiers, a military spy. Read the rest at Yahoo News: https://news.yahoo.com/an-army-clandestine-operative-concealed-his-mental-health-problems-until-it-was-too-late-is-the-military-to-blame-100004941.htmlSupporting Veterans & Active duty on their terms and anonymously.

    Senior CIA Officer Weighs in on Ukraine and Syria | Doug Wise | Ep. 155

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 132:20


    Doug Wise joins us for a second episode!Today's Sponsors:SAP Gear (Stately Asset Protection) https://SAPGEAR.comVeteran-owned company, Stately Asset Protection's retail store specializes in handmade and unique survivability products.Use the code “TEAM” for 15% off your order!https://SAPGEAR.comFor all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feedSubscribe to our Patreon!

    160th Special Ops Aviator, MH-47 Pilot | Alex Bertelli | Ep. 154

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 109:07


    Alex Bertelli flew MH-47 Chinook helicopters for the Army including the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), known as the Night Stalkers. After getting out of the military in 2014, he went to work in the Aerospace industry.Check out Alex's business here:Commercial: https://havenlockdown.com/Residential: https://havenlock.com/Today's Sponsors:SAP Gear (Stately Asset Protection) https://SAPGEAR.comVeteran-owned company, Stately Asset Protection's retail store specializes in handmade and unique survivability products.Use the code “TEAM” for 15% off your order!https://SAPGEAR.comFor all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feedSubscribe to our Patreon!

    CIA Paramilitary Team Leader, Counter Terrorism Deputy Chief of Ops | JR Seeger | Ep. 153

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 169:03


    JR Seeger served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne and as a CIA officer for a total of 27 years federal service. Since his retirement, JR has written articles and book reviews in the CIA professional journal "Studies in Intelligence" and the TE Lawrence Society newsletter.MIKE4 was his first novel and the first in a six part series about a family who have served in the special operations and intelligence community from World War II to the present.In 2020, JR has started a new series focusing on the early twentieth century competition among the great European powers. Part fantasy, part thriller, the first book, “A school for the Great Game,” looks at the first decade of the last century through the eyes of a teenager.JR splits his time between WNY and New Mexico.Check out JR's books here:https://www.amazon.com/J.-R.-Seeger/e/B07FDKNXTF%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_shareJR's website:https://www.jrseeger.com/For all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feedSubscribe to our Patreon!

    Special Forces Captain in Vietnam Shares Toltec Wisdom | Jim Morris | Ep. 152

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 151:51


    During his third tour of duty in Vietnam where he served as a Green Beret, Jim Morris was wounded badly enough to be retired from the army. He came home bitter, angry that his career had been ended. After reading The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, he realized that many members of Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters had also been combat officers. Following this spiritual “hint,” he spent the next couple of years as an acid head, even skydiving on LSD. Awakened by his LSD experiences, Morris immersed himself in the books of Carlos Castaneda as well as in Kriya yoga, Charismatic Christianity, and A Course in Miracles. From these experiences he was led to Toltec spiritual teacher don Miguel Ruiz and began a deep spiritual journey of change.Sharing his journey from PTSD to spiritual awakening, Morris recounts his time as a civil rights advocate for the Montagnard people in Vietnam and his years as a war correspondent at the same time he was following Castaneda's Warrior's Way. He describes his momentous meeting with don Miguel Ruiz as well as his travels around the world and in the astral realms. Sharing how his wife developed dementia and later became paralyzed, Morris explains how it required all his Toltec training, all his military training, everything he had to share her final years in a meaningful and fulfilling way. Written from a deep understanding of Toltec techniques this book shows in a heartfelt and resonant way what a spiritual path can give you.Get Jim's book "The Dreaming Circus" here:https://www.amazon.com/Dreaming-Circus-Special-Unlikely-Toltec/dp/159143453XToday's Sponsors:SAP Gear (Stately Asset Protection) https://SAPGEAR.comVeteran-owned company, Stately Asset Protection's retail store specializes in handmade and unique survivability products.Use the code “TEAM” for 15% off your order!https://SAPGEAR.comFor all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feedSubscribe to our Patreon!

    From Delta Operator to Professional Mercenary | Dale Comstock | Ep. 151

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 158:41


    Dale Comstock was the youngest operator in Delta Force when he joined from the 82nd Airborne and was the master breacher on the military's first successful hostage rescue mission, Operation Acid Gambit which rescued Kurt Muse from the clutches of Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega. Comstock's adventures didn't end when he retired from the Army just before 9/11. He went on the serve as a paramilitary contractor in Afghanistan and then went on to become a mercenary in places like Yemen. On this episode we're going to focus on Dale's post Army life as a security contractor, mercenary, and bodyguard.Today's Sponsors:SAP Gear (Stately Asset Protection) https://SAPGEAR.comVeteran-owned company, Stately Asset Protection's retail store specializes in handmade and unique survivability products.Use the code “TEAM” for 15% off your order!https://SAPGEAR.comFor all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feedSubscribe to our Patreon!

    The CIA's Head Spy Hunter | James Olson | Ep. 150

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 140:24


    Professor James Olson received his law degree from the University of Iowa. He is a professor of the practice at the Bush School, where he teaches courses on intelligence and counterintelligence. He served for over thirty years in the Directorate of Operations of the Central Intelligence Agency, mostly overseas in clandestine operations. In addition to several foreign assignments, he was Chief of Counterintelligence at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Professor Olson has been awarded the Intelligence Medal of Merit, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Donovan Award, and several Distinguished Service Citations. He is the recipient of awards from the Bush School and the Association of Former Students for excellence in teaching. Professor Olson is the author of Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying and To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence. Prior to his career in the CIA, he served in the US Navy, where he attained the rank of lieutenant commander.James' books:James' books:To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligencehttps://www.amazon.com/Catch-Spy-Art-Counterintelligence/dp/1626166803 Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spyinghttps://tinyurl.com/mr3ba6seFor all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feedSubscribe to our Patreon!

    School Safety & Presidential Security w/ a Former Secret Service Agent | Bill Gage | Ep. 149

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 121:39


    Bill Gage joined the Secret Service in 2002 and soon found himself in a major national security investigation in cooperation with the CIA in which the IRA and North Korea were involved in counterfeiting US currency with such detail that the fake bills could not be detected. Later, he made it on the Secret Service Counter Assault Team which protects the President, Vice President, and other select principles.Today's Sponsors:Boikey's Biltong https://BOIKEYS.com/Think beef jerky but tastier and healthier!Go to https://BOIKEYS.com/ and use the promo code “TEAM10” for 10% off your purchase.For all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feedSubscribe to our Patreon!

    MARSOC's First Deployment, and Subsequent Persecution | Fred Galvin | Ep. 148

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 128:37


    Fred Galvin served twenty-seven years in the U.S. Marine Corps, beginning as a seventeen-year-old who rose from the enlisted ranks to become an officer. Serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, and elsewhere, he led the first special operations company in the Marines and earned forty-nine military medals and ribbons, including the Bronze Star. Following his retirement, he became a business entrepreneur, nonprofit executive director aiding families of service members killed in action, and a consultant to the Marine Corps, coordinating activities in the areas of cyberspace, electronic warfare, and psychological operations.A Few Bad Men is the incredible true story of an elite team of U.S. Marines set up to take the fall for Afghanistan war crimes they did not commit—and their leader who fought for the redemption of his men.Fred's book:A Few Bad Men: The True Story of U.S. Marines Ambushed in Afghanistan and Betrayed in Americahttps://www.amazon.com/Few-Bad-Men-Ambushed-Afghanistan/dp/163758413XToday's Sponsors:SAP Gear (Stately Asset Protection) https://SAPGEAR.comVeteran-owned company, Stately Asset Protection's retail store specializes in handmade and unique survivability products.Use the code “TEAM” for 15% off your order!https://SAPGEAR.comBoikey's Biltong https://BOIKEYS.com/Think beef jerky but tastier and healthier!Go to https://BOIKEYS.com/ and use the promo code “TEAM10” for 10% off your purchase.For all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feedSubscribe to our Patreon!

    CIA Senior Intelligence Service | Douglas Wise | Ep. 147

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 160:06


    Douglas H. Wise retired from CIA as a member of CIA's Senior Intelligence Service (SIS-6) in August 2016 completing nearly three decades of service. He finished his career with CIA in a Joint Duty Assignment as the Deputy Director of the Defense intelligence Agency. As the Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Doug was the Chief Operating Officer for a 20,000 employee, global defense enterprise supporting senior Defense and National policymakers and the war fighting commands.He currently serves on multiple national and international corporate boards and providesmanagement/leadership coaching/mentoring to the leadership teams of large corporations. He also engages on risk, security and cyber threats for senior corporate executives. He is a technical and leadership advisor to Los Alamos National Laboratory and is a partner in an international risk advisory company and is a senior risk advisor to the world's largest law firm. Doug is the recipient of two prestigious CIA awards, the Donovan Award and the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal.Today's Sponsors:Boikey's Biltong https://BOIKEYS.com/Think beef jerky but tastier and healthier!Go to https://BOIKEYS.com/ and use the promo code “TEAM10” for 10% off your purchase.For all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feed.Subscribe to our Patreon!

    From Force Recon to MARSOC | Peter Perry | Ep. 146

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 139:28


    Perry was on some of the first MARSOC deployments after spending some time in Marine Recon. He saw heavy combat in Afghanistan, and shares some of his experiences with us.For all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feed.Subscribe to our Patreon!

    Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior | Ric Prado | Ep. 145

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 144:20


    Enrique Prado found himself in his first firefight at age seven. The son of a middle-class Cuban family caught in the midst of the Castro Revolution, his family fled their war-torn home for the hope of a better life in America. Fifty years later, the Cuban refugee retired from the Central Intelligence Agency as the CIA equivalent of a two-star general. Black Ops is the story of Ric's legendary career that spanned two eras, the Cold War and the Age of Terrorism. Operating in the shadows, Ric and his fellow CIA officers fought a little-seen and virtually unknown war to keep USA safe from those who would do it harm.After duty stations in Central, South America, and the Philippines, Black Ops follows Ric into the highest echelons of the CIA's headquarters at Langley, Virginia. In late 1995, he became Deputy Chief of Station and co-founding member of the Bin Laden Task Force. Three years later, after serving as head of Korean Operations, Ric took on one of the most dangerous missions of his career: to re-establish a once-abandoned CIA station inside a hostile nation long since considered a front line of the fight against Islamic terrorism. He and his team carried out covert operations and developed assets that proved pivotal in the coming War on Terror.A harrowing memoir of life in the shadowy world of assassins, terrorists, spies and revolutionaries, Black Ops is a testament to the courage, creativity and dedication of the Agency's Special Activities Group and its elite shadow warriors.Ric's book:"Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior"https://www.amazon.com/Black-Ops-Life-Shadow-Warrior/dp/1250271843Today's sponsors:

    Legendary CIA Paramilitary Officer Jan “Dutch” Wierenga w/ Kim Kipling | Ep. 144

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 158:46


    Master Sergeant Jan W. “Dutch” Wierenga is a little known but highly respected Special Forces and CIA legend. He has served the USA for sixty years in total, in some of the most dangerous and difficult circumstances imaginable. Born in Indonesia in 1936, he and his family spent a total of four years imprisoned in Japanese and Indonesian internment camps under unspeakably harsh conditions. They were rescued under fire by British Gurkha troops in 1946. He was running jungle combat patrols by age 16, and emigrated to Holland by cargo ship in 1955. He arrived in the USA in 1960, became a US citizen and enlisted in the US Army in 1963, serving three tours in Vietnam. A Green Beret, he was a Recon Team leader in the then-secret, now legendary MACV/SOG, running some of the most harrowing and highly-classified missions of the Vietnam War. He later served as a Special Forces Team Sergeant, Recon Instructor, HALO parachuting instructor and First Sergeant of the Special Forces Training School. He was the Senior NCO at the founding of the Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) program under COL James “Nick” Rowe. Dutch earned numerous combat decorations including the Silver Star, four Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. He retired from the Army in 1986.Dutch then joined the CIA as a Paramilitary Operations Officer. He conducted numerous clandestine missions for CIA, including serving as a Battalion Adviser to the Nicaraguan “Contras” and acting as Chief of Station in a war-torn African country. He became a beloved Training Instructor at the CIA's “Farm”, serving in that capacity until he finally retired in Spring 2022. Now, his incredible life story can at last be told. This book is the biography of this remarkable American patriot. It contains numerous period photos, and first-hand descriptions of Vietnam combat, CIA operations and other historic events. It was written by a friend and CIA colleague.Today's sponsors:

    The First Green Beret in Afghanistan | Justin Sapp | Ep. 143

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 173:13


    After the 9/11 attacks, small CIA paramilitary teams were secreted into Afghanistan to pave the way for a larger Special Forces deployment. Amongst them was Green Beret Justin Sapp who was the first U.S. Special Forces soldier to infiltrate into Afghanistan.Today's sponsors:

    The Rise of the Navy SEALs | Ben Milligan | Ep. 142

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 156:50


    Benjamin H. Milligan became a US Navy SEAL in 2001. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star and other awards. A native of Indianapolis, he currently lives in the Chicago area and has three sons.How did the US Navy—the branch of the US military tasked with patrolling the oceans—ever manage to produce a unit of raiders trained to operate on land? And how, against all odds, did that unit become one of the world's most elite commando forces, routinely striking thousands of miles from the water on the battlefields of Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, even Central Africa?Behind the SEALs' improbable rise lies the most remarkable underdog story in American military history—and in these pages, former Navy SEAL Benjamin H. Milligan captures it as never before.Find Ben here: Ben's book:https://tinyurl.com/yhnh9bf9Ben's socials:https://www.instagram.com/bmilligan3/?hl=enhttps://twitter.com/benhmilliganToday's sponsors:

    Army Special Mission Unit Operator | Erick Miyares | Ep. 141

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 184:35


    Erick served for two decades in an Army compartmentalized Special Mission Unit, rising to the rank of Sergeant Major.Check out Erick here:

    Former Green Beret Live from Ukraine | Ryan Hendrickson | Ep. 140

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 141:44


    Ryan Hendrickson is a Special Forces Engineer in the U.S. Army. Ryan transferred over to the Army in 2008 after completing enlistments in both the Navy and Air Force. Ryan has many military deployments including Iraq, Afghanistan, and several South and Central American countries. Ryan's decorations include the Silver Star, four Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart, and an Army Commendation Medal with Valor. When not abroad, he calls Florida home.Find Ryan here:https://www.instagram.com/tipofthespearrmh/?hl=enhttps://ryanmhendrickson.com/https://www.amazon.com/Tip-Spear-Incredible-Injured-Berets/dp/1546084797/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=Today's sponsors:Boikey's Biltong https://BOIKEYS.com/Think beef jerky but tastier and healthier!Go to https://BOIKEYS.com/ and use the promo code “TEAM10” for 10% off your purchase.Chill Boys Undieshttps://www.CHILLBOYS.com/Save 15% on your first order by using our discount code "TEAM15" And keep the boys cool!https://www.CHILLBOYS.com/Thank you for supporting the companies that support the show!For all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guestsSubscribe to our Patreon!

    Special Ops Cultural Support Teams (CST) | Sam Juan | Ep. 139

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 84:53


    After immigrating to America, Samantha Juan joined the U.S. Army with limited options since she was not yet a U.S. citizen and served as a cook until she was able to transition to being a signals intelligence analyst attached to the NSA. Next, she attended the selection course for Special Operations Command's female Cultural Support Team (CST) which saw her deployed to Afghanistan in support of Navy SEALs.Check out Sam's website at https://www.the1samjuan.comToday's Sponsors:Chill Boys Undieshttps://www.CHILLBOYS.com/Save 15% on your first order by using our discount code TEAM15 And keep the boys cool!https://www.CHILLBOYS.com/For all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guestsSubscribe to our Patreon!

    CIA Covert Operations in Ukraine | Zach Dorfman | Ep. 138

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2022 152:18


    Zach Dorfman is a national security journalist who has written extensively about the intelligence community. With Team House host Jack Murphy, they published an in-depth article about the Soleimani assassination in Baghdad. Dorfman's recent work has been about CIA activities in Ukraine.Today's Sponsors:Chill Boys Undieshttps://www.CHILLBOYS.com/Save 15% on your first order by using our discount code TEAM15 And keep the boys cool!https://www.CHILLBOYS.com/Ten Thousand Apparel https://www.TENTHOUSAND.cc/TEAMThe brand believes in being Better Than Yesterday, a stoic dedication to continuous improvement, not overnight success.GO TO :https://www.TENTHOUSAND.cc/TEAM for 15% OFF YOUR PURCHASE!Thank YOU for supporting the companies that support the show!For all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guestsSubscribe to our Patreon!

    Deep Dive on Erik Prince's Global Operations | Gregg Smith | Ep. 137

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 134:08


    After serving in the Marine Corps, Gregg went into business with the founder of Blackwater, Erik Prince which saw him as the CEO of Frontier Services Group. Today's Sponsors:Chill Boys Undieshttps://www.CHILLBOYS.com/Save 15% on your first order by using our discount code TEAM15 And keep the boys cool!https://www.CHILLBOYS.com/The Ridge WalletCheck them out at https://RIDGE.com/team10 for 15% off your purchase and to let them know we sent you!Get your wallet game right with the Ridge!https://RIDGE.com/team10 Ten Thousand Apparel https://www.TENTHOUSAND.cc/TEAMThe brand believes in being Better Than Yesterday, a stoic dedication to continuous improvement, not overnight success.GO TO :https://www.TENTHOUSAND.cc/TEAM for 15% OFF YOUR PURCHASE!Thank YOU for supporting the companies that support the show!For all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guestsSubscribe to our Patreon!

    Code Over Country: The Tragedy and Corruption of SEAL Team Six | Matthew Cole | Ep. 136

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 155:11


    From an award-winning investigative journalist, a hard-hitting exposé of the unchecked crimes of SEAL Team 6, revealing how the Navy SEAL forces were developed and then sacrificed in the service of American empire.The Navy SEALs are, for most Americans, the ultimate heroes. Their 2011 killing of Osama Bin Laden was celebrated as a victory in the War on Terror. Former SEALs rake in thousands of dollars as leadership consultants for American corporations. And young men who want to join the military dream of serving in their elite ranks.But as recent revelations have shown, the SEALs have lost their bearings. In Code Over Country, investigative journalist Matthew A. Cole tells the story of the most celebrated SEAL unit, SEAL Team 6, revealing the dark, troubling pattern of war crimes and deep moral rot hidden behind the heroic narratives. From their origins during the World War II and their first test during the Vietnam War, the SEALs were trained to be specialized killers with short missions. But as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan turned into the endless War on Terror, their carefully-managed violence spiraled out of control. Drawing on years of reporting, Cole follows SEAL Team 6's history, the high-level decisions that unleashed their violence, and the coverups that prevented their crimes from coming to light. Code Over Country is a much-needed reckoning with the unchecked power of the military -- and the harms enacted by and upon soldiers in our name.Code Over Country: The Tragedy and Corruption of SEAL Team Sixhttps://www.amazon.com/Code-Over-Country-Tragedy-Corruption/dp/1568589050! For all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guestsSubscribe to our Patreon!

    Conflict In Ukraine Deep Dive | Aaron Schwartzbaum | Ep. 135

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2022 116:28


    Today we're going to do a deep dive on the Ukraine conflict with Russia analyst Aaron Schwartzbaum. Aaron Schwartzbaum is a Fellow  in the FPRI Eurasia Program, and is founder of the FPRI's BMB Russia. He now works with the BMB team as an advisor and columnist. Aaron received an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), with concentrations in International Political Economy and International Economics. Prior to starting at SAIS, he worked at Eurasia Group as a researcher for the Eurasia and Global Macro practices. Aaron holds a BA in International Relations and Russian from Haverford College, and has completed the Overseas Language Flagship program in Saint Petersburg, Russia.If you want to help Ukraine you can donate here or directly to the central bank of Ukraine.https://razomforukraine.org/Follow Aaron here:https://twitter.com/aaron_schwa?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5EauthorToday's Sponsors:

    Recce: Small Team Missions Behind Enemy Lines | Koos Stadler | Ep. 134

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2022 119:49


    A gripping first-hand account of the combat operations and life of a member of the secretive and elite South African Special Forces, known as ‘Recces'.South African Special Forces, known as the ‘Recces', are an elite group of soldiers that few can aspire to join. Shrouded in secrecy due to the covert nature of their work, the legendary Recces have long fascinated, but little is known about how they operate. Now one of this select band has written a tell-all book about the extraordinary missions he embarked on and the nail-biting action he experienced in the Border War. Shortly after passing the infamously grueling Special Forces selection course in the early 1980s, Koos Stadler joined the so-called Small Teams group at 5 Reconnaissance Regiment. This sub-unit was made up of two-man teams and was responsible for numerous secret and highly dangerous missions deep behind enemy lines.With only one other team member, Stadler was sent to blow up railway lines and enemy fighter jets in the south of Angola. As he crawled in and out of enemy-infested territory, he stared death in the face many times.Koos' book: https://www.amazon.com/Recce-Small-Missions-Behind-Enemy/dp/1612004040Today's Sponsors: