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Real heroes are all around us. Some of you might have seen the Chris Hemsworth movie, 12 Strong, about the Army Special Forces sent to Afghanistan after 9/11, the first in who worked with the Northern Alliance to overthrow the Taliban, from horseback! This week in Texas I was honored to have one of the 12 in a class I was teaching and it reminded me of the heroes all around us. Remember them all, especially on this Veterans Day.
I'm joined by Blackbeard himself Jeremiah Wilber. Jeremiah served in the Army Special Forces for multiple rotations. He is also a man that is not afraid to ask the hard questions. His desire to step up and serve not only in the military but fighting human trafficking helped spur him to start up War Party Movement He's a veteran, entrepreneur, and a cowboy. Jeremiah is awesome, and I hope y'all enjoy hearing his story! Please rate and share this episode. You can email me at Logan@livingfullyloaded.com
On today's IGN The Fix: Games, Although Apple hasn't many games of its own, the tech giant is now taking more profits from games than Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo combined. And while Apple Arcade is still a great value, it's not the reason for their success in the gaming space. Massive titles like Fortnite and Honor of Kings bring in tons of revenue in the form of a 30% that Apple takes for listing these titles in their App Store. Ubisoft has confirmed a long-held fan theory about the villain of Far Cry 2, the Jackal, and how he connects to the original Far Cry story. "The Jackal is actually supposed to be Jack Carver from the original Far Cry," said Clint Hocking, Far Cry 2's Creative Director, while talking to IGN for the latest Inside Stories documentary, How Far Cry's Iconic Villains Were Created. Carver is an ex-U.S. Army Special Forces and the protagonist in the first Far Cry along with the spinoff Far Cry Instincts. According to Capcom's COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto, the company behind Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Street Fighter, and many more is planning to "mainly focus on PC software" in the future. As reported by VGC, Tsujimoto was speaking to Nikkei and shared that the success of its PC software has been "driving global sales" and that he thinks "PCs will be the next big thing after smartphones." Daemon has all that in your Daily Fix!
Gene Yu is Co-Founder and CEO of Blackpanda, Asia's premier digital forensics and cyber security incident response firm. He is a computer science honor graduate from West Point, previously served in the U.S. Army Special Forces, and is the author of three books. Gene has served across Asia in both the military and private sectors as an equity swaps trader with Credit Suisse in Hong Kong and with Palantir Technologies' Asia business development team in Singapore. Gene is currently best-known for leading one of the fastest recorded recoveries of a family friend, kidnapped in eastern Malaysia by Filipino Abu Sayyaf terrorists in late 2013. Today's sponsor:
After 20 years of war in Afghanistan, the United States has pulled out all military forces. The pullout was a debacle. Thirteen Americans tragically lost their lives due to improper planning. There is no proper way to describe the withdrawal from Afghanistan other than one of the worst foreign policy failures in American history. But there were many years of groundwork leading up to the failure. Now lessons must be learned from our experience in Afghanistan. America needs to study them quick. My guest, Mike Nelson, quotes the late, great Charles Krauthammer who said, “Decline is a choice.” We must choose to be better, and we can start by learning from 20 years of war. My interview with Mike is a crucial step to learning from the last 20 years. In doing so, we firmly commit to restoring American national pride and strategic competence. About the guest. Mike Nelson is a Visiting Fellow at George Mason University's National Security Institute and an Army Special Forces veteran with multiple deployments to Operations Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). Topics Covered: - The rise of the Taliban in the 1990s after the Soviet Union's defeat - The Taliban's relationship with Al-Qaeda and the influence of the Haqqani Network - How the U.S. got involved in Afghanistan and why the U.S. decided to overthrow the Taliban - Task Force Dagger and how early success was counterproductive - Why some of the democracy efforts failed. Mike says, “We confused democracy with legitimacy.” - How lessons from the Iraq War were misapplied in Afghanistan specifically the “Surge” strategy - Why negotiations with the Taliban were flawed from the start - How Pakistan enabled the Taliban and worked against U.S. interests - The power dynamics in the region that include Russian and Chinese interests - The future of Afghanistan to include how terrorist groups might use the country for operations - Strategy at the national level and how it has failed and will continue to fail unless change occurs Additional Readings and Resources: Mike's article here “It Was the Best of COIN, It Was the Worst of COIN” Soldiers of God Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics Book 45) How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle Blood Year: The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism Blood Year: The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One The Looming Tower The Looming Tower Publisher: Vintage
A modern look into people living the ancient faith. In our 2nd long form podcast Fr. Dino interviews his co-host, Evan Perperis. Evan is a active duty Army Special Forces officer and professional Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) athlete who specializes in races from 5-24 hours in length. They talk growing up Orthodox in America, the challenges of being Christian in the military, the surprising way ultra-endurance sports relates to faith and more. Evan's website: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ultra-ocr-man-2 Evan's biography: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ultra-ocr-man Did you miss the first long form podcast? Check it out here where we talk with Fr. Dino on his journey into the Priesthood and what some of the challenges he deals with on a weekly basis here in Annunciation's 130th podcast here:
On this episode, Spencer Lewis joins Robert and Paul to discuss his military journey that led to him later joining the U.S. Army Special Forces. He is currently out there trying to make a difference in other peoples lives while making his own transition out of active service. "Achieving your goals should do nothing but make you realize that you have more potential to uncover." -Spencer While taping this episode, the final hours of the drawdown in Afghanistan were taking shape. We ended up talking about his deployment a year ago and the writing he and others saw ahead of what happened. If you enjoy our content and you want to help support our show, visit https://www.patreon.com/join/Mentors4mil to become a donor of our podcast for as little as $2. Affiliate: UnCanna - use code Mentors4mil for 10% off Follow Mentors for Military: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mentors4mil Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mentors4mil Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mentors4mil Homepage: http://www.mentorsformilitary.com
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We are back Nerds!! Sorry for the break, I was not in any headspace to record. However, that is in the rearview and I am coming at you with a great conversation with a very special guest. 1SG(R) Justin Crawford spent over 20 years serving the nation in the Army. 15 of those years were spent as a soldier in the elite units of Special Forces. During our chat Justin and I will talk about the history of Special Forces, the process to become one, and if Hollywood gets it right when depicting these soldiers. This is a long one... so grab some drinks, buckle in and enjoy my conversation with a warrior and American Hero. Cheers. Sources: https://www.soc.mil/USASFC/SFhistory.html https://afspecialwarfare.com/files/history/U.S.%20Armed%20Forces%20Beret%20History.pdf https://www.soc.mil/SWCS/Museum/Virtual%20Reading%20Room/Authorizations%20for%20green%20beret%20-%20RFK%20speech.pdf https://www.history.com/news/6-things-you-might-not-know-about-u-s-special-operations-forces http://www.alamoscouts.org/ https://www.aei.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/-a-precarious-balance_143650124279.pdf?x91208 https://www.nps.gov/cato/learn/historyculture/oss1.htm https://arsof-history.org/icons/bank.html Articles: Cooper AD, Warner SG, Rivera AC, Rull RP, Adler AB, Faix DJ, et al. (2020) Mental health, physical health, and health-related behaviors of U. S. Army Special Forces. PLoS ONE 15(6): e0233560. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0233560 MILITARY MEDICINE, 184, 7/8:e337, 2019 Medical Encounters During the United States Army Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course Joseph J. Knapik*†; Emily K. Farina*; SFC Christian B. Ramirez‡; Stefan M. Pasiakos* Report Part Title: US Conventional and Special Operations Forces since World War II Report Title: A Precarious Balance Report Subtitle: Preserving the Right Mix of Conventional and Special Operations Forces Report Author(s): Phillip Lohaus American Enterprise Institute (2014) Stable URL: http://www.jstor.com/stable/resrep03192.5 Friend, A., & Culbertson, S. (2020). (Rep.). Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Retrieved September 7, 2021, from http://www.jstor.org/stable/resrep24261 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/why-whiskey/support
https://chtbl.com/track/118312/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/talkinglead/TLP_409_Sig_p320_MH17_Analysis_Replay.mp3 TLP 204 Did The Military Pick The Best Handgun For Our Troops? Welcome back to the Talking Lead Show episode TLP 204 Replay! This week Lefty delves into The XM17 Modular Handgun System (MHS) competition. The United States Army and United States Air Force competition for a new service pistol. With so many complaints with the Beretta 92FS aka: M-9, after 2o years it was time to replace it with a more modern, more lethal, more modular handgun. For now, the M9's replacement appears to be the Sig Sauer P320. Was the “best” handgun chosen? Was the MHS competition ended prematurely? Did the Government pick price over performance again? We discuss these questions and more in this episode of Talking Lead! To help with the discussion we invited a qualified group of current and former Military servicemen to join in the discussion. John Peterson: A former Army Special Forces soldier with service before and after 9/11 overseas both as an SF troop and intelligence contractor. John has served as a full time firearms instructor at Smith & Wesson Academy and Sig Sauer Academy for 3 years each, then a tour in Afghanistan as a Special Forces soldier, then serving at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security before becoming a contractor supporting the war effort. Earlier in his career, he served as an Infantryman in the U.S. Army during the Reagan era, before going in the Special Forces. As an instructor, he has taught in over 60 types of firearms, tactics, driving, and intelligence courses as well as at 55 conferences to date. He has taught to police officers from all 50 states, all of the federal law enforcement agencies, and numerous allied countries as well as corrections, executive protection, private security, and several thousand private citizens. He is a life member of the NRA, Second Amendment Foundation, Special Operations Association, and Veterans of Foreign Wars John has written for both newsstand magazine and online outlets on firearms, training, and terrorism, such as Firearms News, Be Ready, Tactical Shooter, and the Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security International. He is currently working on the first of three firearms books.Twitter & Instagram: @jtfpetersonARFCOM/ AR15.com: jtfpetersonWebsites: www.iacsp.com and www.americanpreservationalliance.org Nathan Love – Founder of Frontier Tactical: Nathan served in the U.S. Army as an infantry soldier for almost a decade. As an infantryman, he was deployed to Kosovo and Iraq. His combat in Iraq resulted in the award of a Purple Heart and numerous other citations, awards and badges (such as the Expert and Combat Infantryman Badges). Upon his honorable discharge, he attended the Colorado School of Trades for Gunsmithing. His career path led him to contracting for the military. As a contractor, he deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan many times, over the course of seven years. He was recruited and deployed as a small arms repairer and inspector. The knowledge and experience he gained working closely with the military on their weapon systems in combat theaters proved invaluable in the creation of Frontier Tactical. As a disabled veteran, Mr. Love makes the solid commitment to other veterans in his intent to provide training and employment for his peers. He recognizes that many companies have at best paid lip-service to veterans, and at worst have used veteran programs to their own advantage while circumventing any benefit to those who have served this nation.Twitter, Instagram & Facebook: @frontiertacticalWebsite: www.frontiertactical.com Kenneth F. Hein Jr.: Ken graduated from Bentley HS in Livonia, Mi in 1983 and joined the US Army. After Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training as a Light Wheeled Vehicle and Power Generation Mechanic at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo and Basic Airborne School in Ft Benning, Ga.
Jay Collins - Army Special Forces Combat Veteran & Congressional Candidate Jay Collins would say he's an average guy that wants to make a difference. He has made that difference, spending more than 20 years of his life serving this nation. He is a highly decorated, purple heart recipient, Army Special Forces combat veteran. Even following the amputation of his leg, he continued to serve on active duty for five years. After the military he stepped into overseeing the distribution of millions of meals to veterans, first responders, and those in need. It was this non-profit work across the country that gave him a glimpse into the hearts of Americans. He saw most Americans want the same things: “they want their families to succeed, their children to have better lives than them, and to improve their communities.” Jay is ready to fight for those things, using his experience in the military and with non-profits to serve the constituents of Florida's 14th district. Learn More Website: https://www.jaycollinsforcongress.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jarrid-collins-b737aa58/ VeteranCrowd Network Our "forever promise" is to build the veteran and military spouse community a place to connect and engage. VeteranCrowd is simply a national network of veterans, veteran led businesses and the resources they need to prosper. Subscribe to stay in touch, or consider if Individual or Corporate Membership in the Network is a fit for you. About Your Host Bob Louthan is a VMI Graduate, Army veteran, and executive with over 25 years of experience in mergers, acquisitions and private capital formation. He founded the VeteranCrowd Network to bring veterans and veteran-led businesses together with each other and the resources they need to prosper.
Best known for his role as an investigator on the History Channel's docu-reality series Hunting Hitler, Mike Simpson has served over three decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Green Beret, and a doctor of emergency medicine assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Trained as a demolitions expert, SWAT sniper, high altitude low opening (HALO) parachutist, civilian paramedic, Special Forces medic, operations and intelligence sergeant, and board-certified emergency medicine physician, Mike now uses his extensive knowledge of training and medicine to help men over forty achieve peak physical condition.
Tom Kubiniec is a business innovator, disruptor, and visionary. Most of all he knows how to seize an opportunity, grind, and embrace failure because speed trumps accuracy in business. When a music career ended abruptly, Tom went into start-up mode – working from a cardboard box for a desk and telemarketing office supplies to businesses. These days he is revolutionizing the weapons storage industry as CEO of SecureIt Tactical and leading authority on military weapon storage and armory design. SecureIt is now bringing the same technology to the consumer market to make homes safer and more secure with decentralized storage. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 1980s LA music scene Adapt, learn fast, be creative Failure is your friend Home Depot Development Method Innovate and simplify Scaling business as the CEO Courage to change Management v/s leadership Process v/s structure False security of traditional safes Advantages of decentralized security A typical home break-in Where thieves don't look TOM KUBINIEC Tom Kubiniec is the visionary leader behind SecureIt Tactical Inc, listed in the Inc 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America. He is the leading authority on military weapon storage and armory design. SecureIt is the largest supplier of weapons storage systems to the Defense industry and is now the fastest-growing residential gun safe company. Mr. Kubiniec has designed custom armories for U.S. Army Special Forces, Navy Seals, and Marine MARSOC units. It was while working with Army Special Forces that Mr. Kubiniec developed SecureIt's patented CradleGrid™ Technology, the revolutionary system that completely changed the way the U.S. military stores weapons. SecureIt was grown out of Mr. Kubiniec's previous data and electronics secure storage business when a law enforcement official asked him to securely store an automatic weapon. Before his career as a storage expert and entrepreneur, Mr. Kubiniec was a popular professional guitar player in Los Angeles for more than a decade.
Army Veteran James Stejskal spent nine years in West Berlin during the Cold War, serving in a clandestine and small special forces unit known as Detachment A. His mission bordered on the impossible, tasked with being ready to cross into East Germany and sabotage the Soviet army at a moment's notice in case the Soviet Union ever decided to launch an invasion.He spent 23 years in service with special forces and 13 years operating under the CIA. Stejskal lived a life brimming with unique experiences. A few of the stories he shared on this episode of Borne the Battle include how he: Fought to get a role in the Army Special Forces after initially serving with the 82nd Airborne Division. Was prepared to blow up Soviet trains and destroy Soviet railway networks if West Berlin was invaded. Nearly had to amputate his leg after being in a vehicle that rolled over an old Soviet tank mine, but had it saved by an orthopedic surgeon with an ingenious idea. For nearly half a century, information pertaining to Detachment A remained classified and hidden from the public eye. The government only declassified information about this unit in 2014. With a story virtually absent from the history books, Stejskal is determined to keep Detachment A's legacy from being forgotten.One of Stejskal's most notable books on Detachment A is “Special Forces Berlin.”Though Stejskal is a professional historian, he also enjoys writing fiction. Adept at writing in a variety of styles, Stejskal has written a diverse selection of books, ranging from historical fiction to professionally researched historical narratives.For decades, Stejskal had to keep his lips sealed about Detachment A because it was classified information. Now with it declassified, he wants everyone to know its story. Hear what Stejskal could not talk about for years by listening to this episode of Borne the Battle.Borne the Battle Veteran of the Week:Army Veteran Tom Rice Additional links: Stejskal gave his opinion on the state of publishing in the age of digital media from the perspective of being an author. Hear Navy Veteran and singer-songwriter Jonathan Kingham share his perspective on the future of the music industry in Borne the Battle #246 Many credit the tactics used by Detachment A as being the basis for today's special operations and law enforcement tactics. VA expands mandate for COVID-19 vaccines among VHA employees Afghanistan: How Veterans can learn from Vietnam Veterans
Photo: Back then —U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers with Northern Alliance fighters at Mazar-i-Sharif on 10 November 2001. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #KabulDiary: Collapse of the North. Jeff McCausland @mccauslj @CBSNews GLXXG https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/central-asian-leaders-worried-turmoil-afghanistan-793131
On todays episode Frank and Aron are joined by Kevin Owens. He is the director of Fieldcraft North Carolina and runs courses on how to shoot long range, protect your home, and many others. The guys discuss Kevin's background as well as diving into topics such as hunter preparation, MOA vs. MRAD, the 6.5 creedmoor and man buns, plus much more. Kevin Owens grew up in Ireland where he served in the Tier One Counter-Terrorist Force. After immigrating to the United States, he served 24-years in the United States Army - 6 in the infantry and 18 in Special Forces. He served in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan multiple times, ran the Special Forces Sniper Course, and was in charge of all Force Modernization for Army Special Forces. Go check out his Hunter Preparation Course on August 14-15 in Aberdeen, NC Did you like this episode? If you like what you hear go over to our Patreon and check out our levels of support, it helps up keep the lights on.
Hello Folks, I got to sit down will three remarkable men. David Marks spent just over 23 years on Active Duty in the Army, 17 of which were spent serving in 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, KY. Luke Dill completed the latter half of his 20+ year military career in the U.S. Army Special Forces. While assigned to 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) he learned many valuable outdoors and survival skills through special operations training events and while conducting combat operations throughout the Middle East. Chris is a humble father, follower of Christ and a business owner. He is in the construction business. Following his dream and help Mark and Luke as much as he can. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for those who have committed to protecting our liberties by providing unforgettable experiences and lifelong community through the sport of archery A huge thanks to Antler Archers and HHA USA for hosting the Mission 12 shoot this past weekend! We are very grateful for all of the donations and your support of our mission! We enjoyed bringing a group up to Wisconsin and getting out to shoot. We look forward to doing it again! Thank you for tuning into another episode of Bucks of America Podcast brought to you by HHA Sports, VeteranIP, RPG Coffee, Cooks Fatal Attraction Deer Scent, Dangler Case, We The People Holsters, 556 Body Ops, Viking Supplements, and Mountain Man Medical. _ Click here to Listen! https://linktr.ee/Bucks_Of_America_Podcast _ Please rate and review. _ 100 Seconds by Punch Deck | https://soundcloud.com/punch-deck Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
For most leaders, failure is not a matter of life or death. But for some, making life-or-death decisions is part of the job. What can high-risk decision-making teach us about the more ordinary and conventional risk leaders assume every day? What roles do preparation and instinct play in this process? How can leaders become better at conquering a fear of failure in order to make hard decisions? In this episode, Host Gautam Mukunda speaks about risk and high-stake decision-making with two remarkable individuals who have spent their lives doing the impossible in the face of enormous danger. General Stan McChrystal is a retired four-star general, former Head of Joint Special Operations Command in Afghanistan, and the founder and CEO of the McCrystal Group. Alex Honnold is a professional adventure rock climber, who is known for his free solo ascents, most notably El Capitán as documented in the movie Free Solo. “The more often you encounter the unexpected, the more comfortable you feel with the unexpected in general. You can prepare as much as you can, but you kind of know that some random thing is always going to go sideways, but then the more often that you encounter those kinds of sideways challenges and manage them… I think you build some confidence to just know that when a situation arises you'll figure it out quickly” — Alex Honnold “Nothing helps innovation like necessity.” — General Stan McChrystal Follow @GMukunda on Twitter or email us at WorldReimagined@nasdaq.com Books Referenced: Alone on the Wall, by Alex Honnold Risk: A User's Guide by Stanley A. McChrystal and Anna Butrico Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know? by Philip E. Tetlock The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe Guest Info: Alex Honnold is a professional rock climber whose audacious free-solo ascents of America's biggest cliffs have made him one of the most recognized and followed climbers in the world. A gifted but hard-working athlete, Honnold is distinguished for his uncanny ability to control his fear while scaling cliffs of dizzying heights without a rope to protect him if he falls. His humble, self-effacing attitude toward such extreme risk has earned him the nickname Alex “No Big Deal” Honnold. This Sacramento, California-native's most celebrated achievements include the first and only free-solos of the Moonlight Buttress (5.12d, 1,200 feet) in Zion National Park, Utah, and the Northwest Face (5.12a) of Half Dome (2,200 feet), Yosemite, California. In 2012 he achieved Yosemite's first “Triple Solo”: climbing, in succession, the National Park's three largest faces — Mt. Watkins, Half Dome, and El Capitan — alone, and in under 24 hours. In 2017 Alex completed the first and only free-solo of El Capitan's “Freerider” route (5.13a, 3,000 feet), a historic accomplishment that has been hailed by many as one of the greatest sporting achievements of our time. The story of this feat was told in the Academy Award-winning documentary, FREE SOLO. Whether climbing with a rope or without, Honnold believes climbing is a fantastic vehicle for adventure, an opportunity to seek out those high-test moments with uncertain outcomes in which you're forced to push through to survive. Though Honnold often downplays his achievements, his rope-less climbs have attracted the attention of a broad and stunned audience. He has been profiled by 60 Minutes and the New York Times, featured on the cover of National Geographic, appeared in international television commercials, and starred in numerous adventure films including the Emmy-nominated “Alone on the Wall.” He is the founder of the Honnold Foundation, an environmental non-profit. General Stanley A. McChrystal is A transformational leader with a remarkable record of achievement, General Stanley A. McChrystal was called “one of America's greatest warriors” by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. He is widely praised for launching a revolution in warfare by leading a comprehensive counter-terrorism organization that fused intelligence and operations, redefining the way military and government agencies interact. The son and grandson of Army officers, McChrystal graduated from West Point in 1976 as an infantry officer, completed Ranger Training, and later Special Forces Training. Over the course of his career, he held leadership and staff positions in the Army Special Forces, Army Rangers, 82 nd Airborne Division, the XVIII Army Airborne Corp, and the Joint Staff. He is a graduate of the US Naval War College, and he completed fellowships at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1997 and the Council on Foreign Relations in 2000. From 2003 to 2008, McChrystal commanded JSOC - responsible for leading the nations deployed military counterterrorism efforts around the globe. His leadership of JSOC is credited with the 2003 capture of Saddam Hussein and the 2006 location and killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq. In June 2009, McChrystal received his fourth star and assumed command of all international forces in Afghanistan. Since retiring from the military, McChrystal has served on several corporate boards of directors that include Deutsche Bank America, JetBlue Airways, Navistar, Siemens Government Technologies, Fiscal Note, and Accent Technologies. A passionate advocate for national service, McChrystal is the Chair of the Board of Service Year Alliance, which envisions a future in which a service year is a cultural expectation and common opportunity for every young American. He is a senior fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where he teaches a course on leadership. Additionally, he is the author of the bestselling leadership books, My Share of the Task: A Memoir, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World, and Leaders: Myth and Reality. General McChrystal founded the McChrystal Group in January 2011. Recognizing that companies today are experiencing parallels to what he faced in the war theater, McChrystal established this advisory services firm to help businesses challenge the hierarchical, “command and control” approach to organizational management.
Episode 156- Nate Boyer!!! A true American hero, Nate was an Army Green Beret. Despite having never played football, he walked on at the University of Texas and eventually won a starting job. After spending some time on the Seahawks he has now focused on a film & TV career, as well as his charity work. Of course many know him from his interaction with Colin Kaepernick and helping come up with “the kneel.” We'll discuss this all in the interview, plus he answers the question if he would ever run for office! 00:00 - Intro02:35 - Nate's Upbringing 04:02 - Learning from a Mistake 05:47 - Life Changing Moment 07:10 - Army Basic Training 08:25 - Special Forces Training 10:35 - Down Time in the Army 11:45 - Epiphany 12:45 - Joining University of Texas Football 15:13 - Seahawks & Pete Carroll 18:41 - Colin Kaepernick & Kneeling 22:18 - Roger Goodell & NFL 25:30 - Gratitude & Living in America 27:50 - Chasing Dreams 30:25 - Upcoming Film/TV Projects 31:40 - MVP & Waterboys 33:58 - Running for Office 34:55 - Wrap Up Nate Boyer website:https://nateboyer.comMVP website:https://vetsandplayers.orgWaterboys website:https://waterboys.org/conquering-kili/Chuck Shute website:https://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
Jason Beardsley served his country in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army Special Forces before taking the helm as executive director of the Association of the United States Navy. Today, he's speaking out to urge military leaders to focus on their primary mission of defending America—not advancing the left's woke agenda. Beardsley recently wrote […]
Jason Beardsley served his country in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army Special Forces before taking the helm as executive director of the Association of the United States Navy. Today, he's speaking out to urge military leaders to focus on their primary mission of defending America—not advancing the left's woke agenda.Beardsley recently wrote a commentary for The Daily Signal about the challenges of readiness and morale in the U.S. Navy. “Wokeness is well on its way to poisoning our military, even as it claims the military is moving toward utopia,” Beardsley says.He tells The Daily Signal that his own military experience taught him radical ideas like critical race theory have no place in our armed forces.“In a firefight,” Beardsley says, “the one question that never occurred to me was, ‘Do I have enough black guys on the guns down behind me?' Or, ‘Do I have enough Puerto Ricans on this side?' Nobody cares. We want talented service members who honor the flag and respect the heritage of this country.”Following his military service, Beardsley co-founded and was CEO of a patriotic clothing company called The Underground Movement. He tells The Daily Signal about his love of America and the work he's doing at the Association of the United States Navy. Listen to the interview or read a lightly edited transcript below.Also on today's show, we read your letters to the editor and share a good news story about a brand new patriotic song written and produced by a high school teacher. Listen to the song here. Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
John Stryker "Tilt" Meyer is an American author and U.S. Army Special Forces combat veteran of service in covert reconnaissance with the Studies and Observations Group, also known as MACV-SOG. Meyer has published two works of nonfiction related to his experiences in the Vietnam War. Meyer's first book was a nonfiction memoir, first published in 2003, titled Across the Fence: The Secret War in Vietnam. 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 and the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival. https://www.Babbel.com https://www.TenThousand.cc https://www.Magicspoon.com/clearedhot https://www.Grammarly.com/clearedhot
When you were serving in the military you could always count on the azimuth to point you in the direction you needed to go in to accomplish your mission. The question is, how can you feel that same intuitive-like purpose while having a selfless tribe around you committed to your success post-military? In this episode, you'll learn from retired Army Special Forces Green Beret, former Chief Strategy Officer, successful Rugby coach, and co-founder of Tribe+ Purpose, Otis McGregor. Impactful Moments of the Show: 4:00MM: The ONE thing that most people fail to do in fulfilling their purpose, that veterans have an unfair advantage in. 6:00MM: Otis' background and his seven-year story of feeling lost before finding his purpose. 11:00MM: Transitioning never stops. 15:00MM: How to gather the courage to walk away from something that provides an awesome living.. but doesn't provide the satisfaction you desire. 20:00MM: Otis' story of brand pivoting into Tribe+Purpose. 25:00MM: What is Tribe + Purpose = ??? 30:00MM: The power of having a tribe around your purpose. 34:00MM: One Last #GoldenGrenade Learn more about Tribe+Purpose here: https://www.tribe-purpose.com/ Show Sponsor: Thanks for supporting our show sponsors Ambitious VET, today we thank GetPayroll a disruptive veteran-owned payroll app to streamline all your payroll needs, click here to learn more: http://bit.ly/GetPayrollApp
It was an absolute honor to have retired Master Sergeant John Martin on the show. John is a 25 year combat veteran and medic (18D) with the United States Army Special Forces, the coveted "Green Berets". We had a great long podcast, doing a deep dive into his long career starting with the 82nd Airborne and on to the Army Special Forces as a combat medic. The last 30 minutes we dug deep into what John calls the "Hidden Wounds" that he suffered through, TBI and PTS and the struggle that goes with these combat injuries that you cannot see. John now teaches medical training through Lineage Defense, lineagedefense.com, if you want bad ass medic training and TACMED class, check out his August 1st class. I can tell you from his first hand training of me, there is a reason he was the medic that taught the future special forces medics. Enjoy!
John Stryker "Tilt" Meyer is an American author and U.S. Army Special Forces combat veteran of service in covert reconnaissance with the Studies and Observations Group, also known as MACV-SOG. Today we go in depth into one of his missions 'across the fence.'Tilt's spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6160bs1mKLHq7MV5xb7FOxYou can find John's books here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/John-Stryker-Meyer/e/B002A510S4?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1600457309&sr=8-1John is on Instagram: @jstrykermeyerJoe is: @thebritishrogueLinks to Geraint's books are available at www.grjbooks.comAudiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+JonesIf you are a veteran struggling with mental health, or you just want a bit of help adjusting to civvie life, then say hello to the Royal British Legion at @royalbritishlegion or http://www.rbl.orgThank you to our sponsors! The show doesn't happen without them!Combat Fuel - www.combat-fuel.co.ukCombat Combover - www.combatcombover.comwww.theescapegames.co.uk Kamoflage Ltd - www.kamoflage.co.ukRite Flank - www.riteflank.co.ukZulu Alpha Strap Company - @zulualphastrapsSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=Ea-uUc26ENbNBYWd6-2779MBUZrl6WymCW_b0GdibwrG6-xBlWcpjLS6osk9OqZFbR9wOm&country.x=GB&locale.x=GB)
Kevin Owens grew up in Ireland where he served in the Tier One Counter-Terrorist Force. After immigrating to the United States, he served 24-years in the United States Army - 6 in the infantry and 18 in Special Forces. He served in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan multiple times, ran the Special Forces Sniper Course, and was in charge of all Force Modernization for Army Special Forces. Grammarly Headspace Omax Health Ten Thousand Manscaped
“May-morial Day” comes to and end with 2001’s “Black Hawk Down”!As the Knights complete their tribute to all of those that have served and sacrificed on the battlefield, they take a look at the only film this month solely based on a real event. The United Nations’ intervention into the East African country of Somalia in the 1990’s was the result of a brutal famine that claimed over 300,000 lives. “Black Hawk Down” chronicles the story of U.S. Army Special Forces operators caught in a failed mission to capture a Somali warlord responsible for the famine. The operators are besieged by an entire city and fight for their survival as director Ridley Scott takes audiences on a high-octane thrill ride of action and brotherhood. Populated by a star-stunned ensemble cast that is difficult to rival by films of any genre, “Black Hawk Down” reminds us that not every war story is just a story, and the people that sacrifice on the battlefield are as real as the rest of us.Like what you hear? Feel free to subscribe and rate us 5-stars on your favorite podcast service. Know someone that would like this podcast? Please share and help us grow!Want to be a part of the growth of GoodKnight Life? Support us at these links!WEBSITE: www.goodknight.life PATREON: patreon.com/goodknightlife TWITTER: twitter.com/goodknightmc IG: @goodknightmovieclub Follow your hosts Freddy and Mike or hit up Ryan on the official GoodKnight Twitter account
Primary & Secondary ModCastThe panel discusses U.S. Army Special Forces - mission, training, and experiences.Host: Matt LandfairPanel:Mike GreenSeaux LarreauMatthew LittleKurt WeberScott WolfEpisode sponsors:Big Tex Ordnance - https://www.bigtexordnance.com/Phlster - https://www.phlsterholsters.com/Primary Arms - https://www.primaryarms.com/Staccato - https://staccato2011.com/Walther Arms - https://www.waltherarms.com/Our Patreon can be found here:https://www.patreon.com/PrimaryandSecondaryPrimary & Secondary:YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/PrimarySecondaryNetworkWebsite: https://primaryandsecondary.com/Facebook: https://facebook.com/primaryandsecondary/Complete Audio Podcasts:IHeartRadio: https://iheart.com/podcast/53-Primary-Secondary-Po-28286882/Spreaker (Live Streaming): https://spreaker.com/show/primary-secondary-podcastiTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/primary-secondary-podcasts/id1086341514?mt=2Intro music by American Hitmen - Killing Floor
In this episode, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Joe Roland joins to share a story from 2004. A UH-60 Black Hawk pilot, his aircraft and another were supporting an Army Special Forces team in search of a group of enemy combatants in Afghanistan's northern Kandahar province. As soon as his aircraft landed to drop off a US soldier and two Afghans to take up an overwatch position, they saw enemy fighters approaching the position. He made a decision to hover his aircraft between the enemy fighters and the friendly position. He shares the story of that decision and the fighting that quickly followed.
Today, we bring you another spy author interview on the Spybrary Podcast. We are chatting with author James Stejskal who has just penned his first-ever spy fiction novel titled A Question of Time. Some of you may know James from his non-fiction books, especially an absolute cracker - Special Forces Berlin. James draws on his time serving in Cold War Berlin and even weaves the head of the Stasi Erich Mielke and East Germany spymaster Markus Wolf into the story in a credible fashion. And I know what you're thinking, Spybrarian.... Shane, you don't do special forces stuff. Don't be fooled the book Special Forces Berlin is based on James Stejskal's time serving in a covert unit. A Question of Time is a gripping spy thriller that I recommend to Spybrarians. James Stejskal served for 23 years with US Special Forces, including two tours in Berlin. Special Forces Berlin was a small detachment of 100 highly trained soldiers who, should hostilities break out, were to wreak havoc behind Warsaw Pact lines. You can hear a fascianting conversation with James about his time in the military in Berlin over on Cold War Conversations. (Do check it out once you have listened to today's episode.) Let me share a little bit about the book with you. Berlin, 1979. When the CIA's most valuable spy, MERLIN, is compromised, the Agency realizes it does not have the capability to bring him to safety. If he cannot evade the dreaded East German security service, the result will be chaos and a cascade of failures throughout the Agency's worldwide operations. Master Sergeant Kim Becker lived through the hell of Vietnam as a member of the elite Studies and Operations Group. When he lost one of his best men in a pointless operation, he began to question his mission. Now, he is serving with an even more secretive Army Special Forces unit based in Berlin on the front line of the Cold War. The CIA turns to Becker's team of unconventional warfare specialists to pull their bacon out of the fire. Becker and his men must devise a plan to get him out by whatever means possible. It's a race against time to prepare and execute the plan while, alone in East Berlin, MERLIN must avoid his nemesis and play for time inside the hostile secret service headquarters he has betrayed. One question remains -- is the man worth the risk?
Russ Berkoff CEO and President of StealthPath shares an insightful journey of all the lessons learned from West Point, Army Special Forces, NSA and now a leader of StealthPath with a culture of innovation, collaboration and unity of effort. We cover everything from family, the exciting ways Stealth Path uses Zero Trust security and blockchain, Competitive mindset, decentralized command, combat training, crypto currency, and the continued work he does to support families who have lost a loved one in service with Special Forces and those transitioning out of the Military https://www.stealthpath.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/phillipknaithram/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/russberkoff/ IG: @dclocalleaders https://tinyurl.com/DCLL-YouTube
Joe Kent is a retired Army Special Forces chief warrant officer who served for over 20 years & completed 11 combat deployments. He is also a Gold Star husband. His wife, Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent, was killed in 2019 conducting special operations against ISIS in Syria. After Shannon’s death, Joe returned home to the Pacific Northwest to raise his sons & to be near family. He is currently running for a congressional seat in Washington State’s 3rd Congressional District. He is seeking to primary Rep Jamie Herrera Beutler, who was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump. Rep Beutler was also a witness for the Democrats in the impeachment hearing. Joe is volunteering now, just like he did 23 years ago – to restore the voice of his community back to DC, & for the future of our nation. #BrookeTalksAmerica #BrookeSays #ConservativeTalkRadio
Robert Bruce Adolph is a former United Nations chief security adviser and U.S. Army Special Forces, lieutenant colonel. He recently published a startling book entitled “Surviving the United Nations: The Unexpected Challenge,” which is available on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites and now available in ebook format. In today's episode, we welcome Robert Bruce Adolph. We discuss Bob's intuitive Laws of Leadership! These are also found in Bob's new book. Robert's book can be found at this link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/SURVIVING-UNITED-NATIONS-Unexpected-Challenge/dp/1733398007 You can also find Robert on Linked in and Facebook. As Robert is in such demand, a google search will return a lot of results from articles, books, and conference talks. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marieoldfield/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marieoldfield/support
Leading up to D-Day, the French Resistance gathered intelligence, harassed Axis occupiers and slowed German reinforcements. Every year on June 6th, people from around the world gather in the Normandy Region to commemorate Operation Overlord (D-Day) and the liberation of Europe. While most of the focus is on US, British, and Commonwealth efforts, this year, the contributions of the French Resistance to the success of the Allied Landings at Normandy in WWII are being honored with a new monument. The Normandy French Resistance Monument is being sculpted right now and will be unveiled in Normandy on June 5, 2021 for the 77th D-Day Anniversary. Joining us today are two people central to the creation of the new monument: Captain Joseph Ivanov and Stephen Spears, the sculptor. Guests:Captain (Ret) Joseph Ivanov, U.S. Army Special Forces, Founder & Project Lead, Normandy French Resistance Monument Stephen Spears, Sculptor, Normandy French Resistance Monument Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA's Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA's Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs. Resources: Operation Democracy & Normandy French Resistance Monument Web: https://operationdemocracy.com/ Web: Normandy French Resistance Monument AUSA's NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at email@example.com.
Chris Schmitt and Scott Morley are West Point Grads, Army Special Forces "Green Berets", and corporate leadership coaches with Azimuth Leadership. Chris founded Azimuth after 30 years in the Army to continue his life of service and pass along the leadership lessons he'd spent a lifetime learning. Whether it's through their one-on-one and group coaching or their outdoor leadership excursion called The Traverse, Chris, Scott, and the Azimuth team are guiding their clients to show more kindness, live epically, and be stoked. Mentioned in this Episode:Leading Without Authority by Keith FerrazziMake Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRavenAdmiral McRaven's Commencement Speech Ranger Handbook Project Aristotle by Google Followership by Barbara KellermanTimestamps:(3:33) - Can you pitch the story of Azimuth to the audience?(6:29) - How do you blend leadership consulting with the outdoors?(10:32) - Scott's transition out of the military.(11:04) - What was it about Azimuth that made you want to make this your next career step.(13:19) - What are the leadership frameworks that you learn at West Point? (21:04) - Becoming a leader within West Point.(22:20) - How do you suggest the average person get leadership reps in their own lives?(30:50) - Leadership by Example(33:07) - Living your values and guiding others to set their own values.(35:28) - Is it important to have written values that everyone knows or should leaders just be good leaders?(39:14) - Do you have any examples of how value shifting showed up in your time in the field?(50:08) - The importance of coaches.(54:57) - How do you balance accepting failure and needing great performance?(1:00:15) - What is the purpose of business?
Pat Stuart of Operant Canine spent 12 years in Australia's Army Special Forces before diving into dog training full time. He has been mentored and coached by some of the world's best dog trainers, most notably Michael and Bart Bellon and has studied everything from hands-off force free training to old school compulsion. He is a certified instructor for the NePoPo® system of dog training. The method “prepares dogs for the rigors of life and creates an active free thinking dog ready to engage with his environment. It also prepares a dog to receive a correction without ever dropping in motivation.” Pat is also an active competitor in PSA, a certified decoy and the PSA Assistant Regional Director for Australia. He also co-hosts a weekly podcast dedicated to dog behavioral training called 'The Canine Paradigm'. We're having a little obedience problem with puppy Ryka the Belgian Malinois, so we called Pat for some much needed advice on what to do! We cover: - Operant conditioning - NePoPo Training - Why Corrections are Important for Dogs - Aggression - Leash Reactivity - "My dog snarls & gets aggressive with the prong collar. What should I do?" - "My dog is never not chasing cats. Help!" - Best uses for e-collar - Box Feeding - Resource Guarding For more info on Patrick Stuart, visit Operant Canine & check out his podcast 'The Canine Paradigm' with Glenn Cook! Want more YOLO PUP? Visit YOLOPUP.com SHOP the YOLO PUP Collection Instagram: @yolopup.la Youtube: @yolopupla Facebook: @yolopupla --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yolo-pup/support
March for Life Series: This is a four-part series that looks at the value of life through the various societal lenses of faith and politics. It's no secret that the United States is considered a global superpower. Part of the reason we have this designation probably has to do with our fascination, some say obsession, with the military–industrial complex. But are there situations where war is inevitable? How about assassinations? America spends roughly $700 billion on defense, yet also spends only a fraction of that on diplomacy. On this last installment of our March for Life series, we speak with recently Retired Green Beret Master Sergeant, and CEO of Quiet Pro Tactical, Juan Mata. MSG Mata gives us some unique insight into the decision making process involved in declaring war and how to take a life. We then discuss how politics plays a huge role in where our troops go and how voters can help if they want to see us involved in less conflict around the world. Guest Bio:Juan Mata is the CEO & PRINCIPAL of Quiet Pro Tactical. He is also the subject matter expert in special operations. Juan Mata, the Principal Instructor, a former 14-year Green Beret Combat Veteran. He has numerous combat deployments including Iraq and Afghanistan. His qualifications include Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller, Technical Surveillance, Counter-surveillance, and U.S. Army Ranger School.Quiet Pro Tactical LLC. employs U.S. Army Special Forces experience to promote community safety through weapons handling, armed self-defense instruction, and expert training to all law-abiding American citizens. Founded and operated by Special Forces veterans. Instructors have over a combined 60 years of relevant experience in firearms handling, CQB, long-range target interdiction, tactical combat casualty care (TCCC), surveillance and counter-surveillance, communications, and protective operations. Our staff comprised of U.S. Marine Corps & Navy veterans and private security contractors, keeping up to date with the most relevant experiences and training available.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/faithpolitics)
In Part 1 of this episode, Victor hosts All Things Possible COO, Jeff Tiegs, and Pete “Doc” Chambers, a former Green Beret physician who served more than 30 years in the military. He was a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces after the 9/11 attacks prompted him to re-enlist. Doc shares how God helped him to give up control and guided his path on and off the battlefield. Don't miss this great discussion on what it truly means to lay down your life!Connect with us at:VictorMarx.comFacebookInstagramTwitter See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mike McElhiney is a retired Army vet who served in our Military for 21 years. He climbed the ranks from Army infantryman to Senior Weapons Sergeant in the Army Special Forces. His time in the service was at a critical time in American history. Just after the 911 attacks he was quickly reassigned to carry out operations in Afghanistan. One of those missions was the inspiration behind the movie 12 Strong. Shortly after that mission, Mike and his men experienced a tragic friendly fire attack in which many men were killed and Mike suffered serious injuries. He continued to serve our country even after the attack that left him disabled. Mike is currently the Chief of Staff for the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. I want to thank Mike for his sacrifice and service and for being on Unrestricted.Episode Sponsors:Wexford Harbour Insurance: www.wexford-harbour.com/unrestrictedPick and Shovel Wear: www.pickandshovelwear.com Promo Code- LEBER for 20% first orderDouglas & Todd Bourbon: www.douglasandtodd.com
Come and join me as I visit with Andy Lang, owner and head distiller at Leatherwood Distillery in Pleasant View Tennessee. Andy is a retired 26 year Army veteran and a Special Forces Green Beret that tells us about making moonshine in the mountains of Afghanistan and how he once made wine out of a MRE while overseas. While sitting across the table Andy also talks about the very fine hand crafted rums, bourbons, rye whiskey and moonshines he makes there at Leatherwood Distillery. I also go on a behind the scenes tour of the distillery and as a bonus I get to sit down and have a conversation with Masoud Rezai who was an Interpreter for the Army Special Forces in Afghanistan. It was truely an honor to have the opportunity to do an episode on Andy, Masoud and the Leatherwood Distillery.
SFC Matt Tardio is a retired Army Special Forces soldier and law enforcement officer. Tardio served as an Engineer Sergeant in the United States Army Special Forces. In addition to completing the Special Forces Qualification Course (Q Course) and follow-on engineer training, Tardio is also sniper qualified and a graduate of Ranger School, among others.Tardio gives a good breakdown of his experience in Ranger school before we talk in general about his three deployments, two of which were to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Special Forces soldiers normally deploy to train and advise an indigenous force and we go through some of how that was applied to the Afghan National Army and villages they operated around.I really enjoyed this episode and look forward to sitting down again with Matt to talk more about his career. Podcast and Website links: https://linktr.ee/formeractionguys Contact:Website: www.jcramergraphics.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/formeractionguys Instagram: www.instagram.com/jcramergraphics Twitter: https://twitter.com/4meractionguys Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Reference:117 - Backpackable radio for tactical use152 - Walkie-talkie style tactical radio7-Ton - Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (Dump truck-sized military vehicle for hauling troops, supplies, etc.)9-Line - CAS mission brief formatABC - ANGLICO Basic CourseANG - Air National GuardANGLICO - Air Naval Gunfire Liaison CompanyBLT - Battalion Landing TeamBRC - Basic Reconnaissance CourseCAR - Combat Action RibbonCAS - Close Air SupportCCT - Combat Control TeamCLB - Combat Logistics BattalionCO - Commanding OfficerCOC - Command Operations CenterCOP - Combat OutpostCorpsman - Navy medic attached to MarinesEOD - Explosive Ordnance DisposalFAC - Forward Air ControllerFCT - Firepower Control TeamFDC - Fire Direction ControlFET - Female Engagement Team.FSCC - Fire Support Coordination Center. Where fire missions are deconflicted and approved prior to shooting.GBU - Guided Bomb Unit GLT - Georgian Liaison Team. Georgian military advisors in Afghanistan.Hesco Barrier - Earthen filled barriers used to make or reinforce outpostsHMMWV - High mobility multi-wheeled vehicleIED - Improvised Explosive DeviceIOC - Infantry Officer's CourseJDAM - Joint Direct Attack Munition (GPS guided bomb)JTAC - Joint Terminal Attack ControllerLGTR - LASER Guided Training RoundM-ATV - MRAP All-terrain vehicleMARSOC - Marine Corps Special Operations CommandMART - Marines Awaiting Recon TrainingMCAS - Marine Corps Air StationMCMAP - Marine Corps Martial Arts ProgramMCRD - Marine Corps Recruit DepotMCIWS - Marine Corps Instructor of Water SurvivalMCT - Marine Combat TrainingMEU - Marine Expeditionary Unit (Unit attached to ships for deployment)MRAP - Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (armored vehicle)MSOT - Marine Special Operations TeamMTU - Marksmanship Training UnitOCS - Officer Candidate SchoolOP - Observation Post. An area where forward observers spot enemy positions and conduct fire missions on targetsPB - Patrol BasePGM - Precision Guided MunitionsPLDR - Portable Lightweight Designator Rangefinder PosRep - Position ReportPSS-SOF - Precision Strike Suite Special Operations Forces. Targeting programQ Course - Special Forces Qualification CourseRO - Radio Operator (Sometimes called an RTO)ROMAD - Radio Operator, Mechanic, and DriverR&S - Reconnaissance and SurveillanceSACC - Supporting Arms Coordination Center (FSCC on a ship)SALT - Supporting Arms Liaison TeamSERE - Survive, Evade, Resist, EscapeSOCS - Special Operations Capabilities SpecialistSOI - School of InfantrySOTG - Special Operations Training GroupS Shops - S-1 (Administration), S-2 (Intelligence), S-3 (Operations), S-4 (Logistics), S-6 (Communication)SVBIED - Suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive deviceTACP - Tactical Air Control PartyTaco Rice - Greasy food for drunk Marines stationed in OkinawaWater Dogs - Logistics Marines in charge of purifying water and running sanitation facilitiesVBIED - Vehicle-borne improvised explosive device
Your Working Dog Radio Hosts sit down with Pat Stuart and Glenn Cooke, in our second episode of our Australian specials! Pat Stuart (of Operant Canine) spent over a decade in Army Special Forces, and found himself immersed in the dog world. Mentored by Michael and Bart Bellon, Pat is a certified NePoPo instructor, a certified decoy, and the PSA Assistant Regional Director for Australia. Glenn has been training dogs for over two decades, and is on the board of directors for the International Association of Canine Professionals. Glenn also is an active member of the National Dog Trainers Federation. The pair host their own podcast, The Canine Paradigm, and we loved having the chance to pick their brains about everything from the direction of dog training, various certifications, to gun culture in Australia vs the US, and everyone’s favorite: outting. So sit down, tune in, and learn a thing or two from this Australian duo! You can find them at https://thecanineparadigm.com @thecanineparadigm
Your Working Dog Radio Hosts sit down with Pat Stuart and Glenn Cooke, in our second episode of our Australian specials! Pat Stuart (of Operant Canine) spent over a decade in Army Special Forces, and found himself immersed in the dog world. Mentored by Michael and Bart Bellon, Pat is a certified NePoPo instructor, a certified decoy, and the PSA Assistant Regional Director for Australia. Glenn has been training dogs for over two decades, and is on the board of directors for the International Association of Canine Professionals. Glenn also is an active member of the National Dog Trainers Federation. The pair host their own podcast, The Canine Paradigm, and we loved having the chance to pick their brains about everything from the direction of dog training, various certifications, to gun culture in Australia vs the US, and everyone's favorite: outting. So sit down, tune in, and learn a thing or two from this Australian duo! You can find them at https://thecanineparadigm.com @thecanineparadigm
Brian Decker is the Director of Player Development for the Indianapolis Colts and former Army Special Forces. After commanding the Army’s assessment and selection program, Brian took the lessons he learned about team development and high performance and applied them to professional football. “The most fundamental demand placed on high performance or excellence is desire, because the outward expression of your desire is your work habits.” Brian works to unlock potential in potential and current players by digging into the psyche to uncover what others can’t. He then coaches the team scouts and meets with the head coach to provide a new and interesting perspective. How does he do it? He makes Zero Excuses. Listen for: What makes someone “elite” How resilience and adversity lead to high-performance Where does growth really happen? The six daily practices to build success After You Listen: Connect with Brian: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-decker-54178146/ Learn more about the Indianapolis Colts: https://www.colts.com/ Connect with Nick: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smarrelli/ Learn more about GadellNet Consulting Services: https://gadellnet.com/
Kevin Owens of Fieldcraft Survival joined The Protectors this past week. We talked about the new meaning of “protector”, the importance of navigation in our new world, transition, and a ton of other great topics. Really enjoyed this interview/discussion. About Kevin: Kevin Owens grew up in Ireland where he served in the Tier One Counter-Terrorist Force. After immigrating to the United States, he served 24-years in the United States Army - 6 in the infantry and 18 in Special Forces. He served in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan multiple times, ran the Special Forces Sniper Course, and was in charge of all Force Modernization for Army Special Forces.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theprotectors)
Ben (@bharrow37 on IG) reminds us to "take a knee" - take some time to assess where you are, what's going on in life, and what you need. And his story is incredible. Want to know about mental toughness - Ben's story will help you get some perspective! Born in Brooklyn, New York, Ben Harrow grew up in Great Neck, Long Island. After graduating from the Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, he attended the United States Military Academy, where he was a 4-year letterman on the Lacrosse team that made NCAA appearances in 2003,2004, 2005. His senior year on the lacrosse team he was awarded the “Unsung Hero” Award for his selfless contributions to the team. He commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Infantry, attended Airborne School, Infantry Officer Basic Course, and Ranger School. He was an Infantry Platoon leader with 1st CAV division, and deployed to Iraq for 15 months with his platoon. Upon return from Iraq he immediately attended Special Forces Assessment and Selection, was selected and began the Special Forces Qualification Course. In 2010, CPT Ben Harrow earned the coveted “green beret” and Special Forces tab. He was a Special Forces Detachment Commander, and led two separate Operational Detachment Alphas on deployments to Afghanistan supporting Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan. On 15May2012 CPT Harrow stepped on an IED resulting in the amputation of both legs above the knee, two fingers on his right hand, as well as other injuries. During his recovery, he refused to give into his circumstances, and by his own ingenuity discovered a medical procedure to not only get himself up and walking but other wounded service members as well. He resides with his wife, and two children in Bethesda, MD and is the VP of Business Operations at PAM JETS. CPT Harrow was awarded three bronze stars, and a purple heart, amongst other awards. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteranspath/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/veteranspath/support
Why Listen: I'm so excited to start off 2021 with an interview that was so much fun to do. Back in 2017, and Episode 95, I interviewed Andrew watts, who was military veteran who became a full time author. And we reconnected for today's interview, I'm adding in Jason Casper, and a couple things that I loved about this interview. So just for context, Andrew, is a writer who is still a writer, but now also started a publishing company, the Severn river river publishing company, and he publishes over 20 different authors now. So we talk about that journey since our last interview three years ago. And Jason is a another military veteran, best selling author, and now works with Andrew and Andrew publishes his books, although this is a story of maybe would call it the arts of people becoming veterans becoming published authors and extremely successful ones at that. What I really appreciated, comparing it to my own background in entrepreneurship is the number of parallels this has for any form of entrepreneurship, of paving one's own way of taking, making a bet on oneself, of really learning to craft. And I think that that's an element that will come through for listeners with both Jason and Andrew, is how much each of them have devoted themselves to perfecting their art and their craft and how much they use persistence and discipline to succeed in their chosen vocation. And so regardless of your career interest, whether or not you're interested in entrepreneurship, or writing or whatever else, I think there is an element here to learn about that discipline about that constant sharpening of one's toolkit to get better. So, as always, at beyond the uniform.org, you'll find show notes with this. With all the things that we discuss in this interview. I do want to give a plug in there is no financial incentive for me to do so. But I really just enjoyed meeting Jason. He has a new book coming out on January 15 2021, called the enemies of my country. I will put a link to that in the show notes, but I'd encourage you to check it out whether it's on Kindle, whether it's on Audible, whether it's in a physical book. And with that, let's dive in to my conversation with Jason and Andrew. About Jason: Jason Kasper is a former Army Special Forces officer and a USA Today bestselling author. His new book, THE ENEMIES OF MY COUNTRY, releases on January 15, 2021. About Andrew: Andrew Watts is the USA TODAY bestselling author and founder of Severn River Publishing. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2003 and served as a naval officer and helicopter pilot until 2013.