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Can You Survive This Podcast?

Bill Rapier is the owner and lead instructor of Amtac Shooting. Bill is recently retired after twenty years in the Navy, where his duty assignments included several years at SEAL Team 3 and over 14 years at Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Positions held include assaulter, breacher, sniper, team leader, troop chief and military working dog department senior enlisted adviser. He has always been an avid shooter and is heavily involved in combatives. In this episode we learn about integrated combatives and put Bill through one hell of a survival scenario.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Opperman Report'
Seal Team 6 Deaths "Extortion 17" Osama Bin Laden Raid

The Opperman Report'

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 120:12


Charles Strange: Seal Team 6 Deaths "Extortion 17" Osama Bin Laden RaidCharles and Mary Strange join The Opperman Report to discuss their son Michael. Michael was part of the SEAL team that raided the Osama bin Laden compound. Three months later he dies in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. This interview covers the families suspicions regarding the official accounts of these events. Their struggle to uncover the truth and their experiences of being targets of govt surveilance and harassment.We discuss the Afghanistan poppy trade, Taliban 'sex boys" their experience with Pres Barack Obama , the suspicious circumstances surround their sons death. Also discussed is an incredibly bizarre "Ramp Ceremony" where a Muslim Imam was allowed to perform an act of desecration over the coffins of these US soldiers. MichaelStrangeFoundation.orgCryptologic Technician (Collection) Petty Officer First Class Michael J. Strange was born on June 6, 1986 in Philadelphia. He attended St. Bartholomew Catholic School in the Wissinoming section of the city. He enjoyed the life of a typical Philadelphia kid surrounded by a loving family and great friends who he stayed close to all of his life. Michael had a great sense of humor and a kind and generous heart. As a little boy he loved spending summers with his dad, brother and sisters in Rehoboth Beach at his grandmothers house where he spent his days fishing and crabbing and playing in the pool.After graduating from North Catholic High School in June of 2004, Michael joined the United States Navy. After basic training in the Great Lakes he reported to the Naval Technical Training Center in Pensacola FL where he attended Cryptologic Technician (Collection) “A” School. He graduated second in his class.His first assignment was Naval Information Operations Command (NIOC) in Hawaii. At NIOC, Petty Officer Strange worked in several high profile signals intelligence gathering offices and became a first line supervisor in charge of multiple analysts. He completed a nine month deployment to Iraq with Seal Team TWO. During this deployment he earned the Expeditionary Warfare qualification. After an arduous screening process, Petty Officer Strange volunteered and was selected for duty at Naval Special Warfare Development Group.While stationed in Hawaii, Michael met his girlfriend. They enjoyed spending time after work surfing and touring the beautiful islands. After completing his tour of duty in Iraq, Michael and his girlfriend moved to Virginia Beach, VA where they made their home with their dog Schmayze.Cryptologic Technician (Collection) First Class Michael Strange was a highly decorated combat veteran with numerous awards, including the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Purple Heart Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, and other campaign and unit decorations.Michael is survived by his proud and loving family, his parents, his brother, sisters and his niece. He is also survived by his grandmother and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, his girlfriend and many close friends.

The Opperman Report
Seal Team 6 Deaths "Extortion 17" Osama Bin Laden Raid

The Opperman Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 120:12


Charles Strange: Seal Team 6 Deaths "Extortion 17" Osama Bin Laden Raid Charles and Mary Strange join The Opperman Report to discuss their son Michael. Michael was part of the SEAL team that raided the Osama bin Laden compound. Three months later he dies in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. This interview covers the families suspicions regarding the official accounts of these events. Their struggle to uncover the truth and their experiences of being targets of govt surveilance and harassment. We discuss the Afghanistan poppy trade, Taliban 'sex boys" their experience with Pres Barack Obama , the suspicious circumstances surround their sons death. Also discussed is an incredibly bizarre "Ramp Ceremony" where a Muslim Imam was allowed to perform an act of desecration over the coffins of these US soldiers. MichaelStrangeFoundation.org Cryptologic Technician (Collection) Petty Officer First Class Michael J. Strange was born on June 6, 1986 in Philadelphia. He attended St. Bartholomew Catholic School in the Wissinoming section of the city. He enjoyed the life of a typical Philadelphia kid surrounded by a loving family and great friends who he stayed close to all of his life. Michael had a great sense of humor and a kind and generous heart. As a little boy he loved spending summers with his dad, brother and sisters in Rehoboth Beach at his grandmothers house where he spent his days fishing and crabbing and playing in the pool. After graduating from North Catholic High School in June of 2004, Michael joined the United States Navy. After basic training in the Great Lakes he reported to the Naval Technical Training Center in Pensacola FL where he attended Cryptologic Technician (Collection) “A” School. He graduated second in his class. His first assignment was Naval Information Operations Command (NIOC) in Hawaii. At NIOC, Petty Officer Strange worked in several high profile signals intelligence gathering offices and became a first line supervisor in charge of multiple analysts. He completed a nine month deployment to Iraq with Seal Team TWO. During this deployment he earned the Expeditionary Warfare qualification. After an arduous screening process, Petty Officer Strange volunteered and was selected for duty at Naval Special Warfare Development Group. While stationed in Hawaii, Michael met his girlfriend. They enjoyed spending time after work surfing and touring the beautiful islands. After completing his tour of duty in Iraq, Michael and his girlfriend moved to Virginia Beach, VA where they made their home with their dog Schmayze. Cryptologic Technician (Collection) First Class Michael Strange was a highly decorated combat veteran with numerous awards, including the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Purple Heart Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, and other campaign and unit decorations. Michael is survived by his proud and loving family, his parents, his brother, sisters and his niece. He is also survived by his grandmother and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, his girlfriend and many close friends.

Can You Survive This Podcast?

Colonel Costa is the Executive Director of the International Spy Museum, and a 34-year veteran of the Department of Defense. Previously, he served 25 years in the United States Army working in counterintelligence, human intelligence and with special operations forces (SOF) in Central America, Europe, and throughout the Middle East. He ran a wide range of intelligence and special operations in Panama, Bosnia, the first and second Iraq wars, and Afghanistan. Costa earned two Bronze stars for sensitive human intelligence work in Afghanistan. Later assigned to the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, he served as the first civilian squadron Deputy Director. In 2013, Costa was inducted into the United States Special Operation's Commando Hall of Honor for lifetime service to US Special Operations. Most recently, he served as the Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for Counterterrorism at the National Security Council. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Cleared Hot
Episode 186 - Steve and Jeannie Sanders

Cleared Hot

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 123:48


Jeannie Sanders can only be described as a force to be reckoned with. After a 21 year career at Siemens where she worked for the President of Sales, chaired multiple diversity groups and councils, was invited to the White House to speak on her initiative to hire Veterans into her programs, was recruited by the head of HR for the US to run all strategic partnerships in the US, and speaking at over 30 universities, she has decided to launch her own consulting business based upon her career and life experiences: Practice of Positivity Leadership Consulting. https://www.practiceofpositivity.com Steve is a retired Navy SEAL with 24 years of active duty service. Immediately upon graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Navy and went to Basic Underwater Demolition School BUD/S. Stephen was assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team TWO where he specialized as a SDV Pilot, small arms marksmanship instructor, and scout/sniper. In 1999 Stephen successfully screened and went to Naval Special Warfare Development Group. During his 11 years at the command, Senior Chief Sanders successfully completed 10 combat deployments to both OIF (Iraq) and OEF (Afghanistan). During his combat tours as an assault team sniper and team leader he was awarded the Silver Star and five Bronze Star medals for heroic actions while engaged in National level HVT combat missions, among other medals and awards. Before retiring, he started his own consulting business, (TIER ONE GlobalConsulting LLC) specializing in soldiering skills, combat shooting, austere high altitude jump training, and lead climbing rock courses to government agencies. In 2012 he was the Lead Military technical advisor for Man Of Steel, and in 2013 he worked on Batman vs Superman. He directed and did stunt coordination on several commercials for private companies. Today, Stephen is one of two owner-operators at VI Shooters Inc. https://www.ExpressVPN.com/clearedhot https://www.Allform.com/clearedhot https://www.MagicSpoon.com/clearedhot https://www.Omaxhealth.com/clearedhot  

Progress, Potential, and Possibilities
Profile Of Courage - Captain Dr. Roger Herbert, Ph.D. - Navy Seal, Ethics Professor, Outdoorsman

Progress, Potential, and Possibilities

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2021 62:02


 Captain (Ret) Dr. Roger Herbert, Ph.D. is the Robert T. Herres Distinguished Military Professor of Ethics at the United States Naval Academy. A 1983 graduate of Davidson College, Captain Herbert holds a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School (1992), a Master of Science in National Security Studies from the National War College (2005), and a Ph.D. in International Relations and Political Theory from the University of Virginia (2016). Captain Herbert received his commission through Officer Candidate School in 1984. He graduated from Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) Class 131 in 1985 and reported to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team TWO (a SEAL team that specializes in undersea operations) for his first operational assignment in Naval Special Warfare. His operational tours include SEAL Platoon Commander assignments at SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team TWO, SEAL Team EIGHT, and the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. He served as Operations Officer of SEAL Team EIGHT, Executive Officer of SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team TWO, and Naval Special Warfare Task Unit Commander at SEAL Team TWO. Captain Herbert was privileged to serve as Commanding Officer of SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team TWO, Naval Special Warfare Unit THREE (Naval Special Warfare's forward command in the Middle East), and the Naval Special Warfare Center (Naval Special Warfare's training command). Shore Assignments include Executive Assistant to Deputy Commander, United States Naval Forces Europe, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director for Information Operations, the Joint Staff, and United States Special Operations Command's liaison to the United States Coast Guard. Captain Herbert is also a backpacking instructor for National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and, prior to joining the Naval Academy faculty, served as Head of School for The Outdoor Academy, a semester school for high-achieving teens that focuses on character education, experiential learning, and leadership development. 

Rocci Stucci
Craig SAWMAN Sawyer - #SaveOurChildren | The Sitroom

Rocci Stucci

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 53:53


Craig "Sawman" Sawyer is a Marine veteran, former Navy SEAL, sniper, combat instructor. Sawyer is the owner of Tactical Insider, which brings technical advice on weapons and combat to Hollywood films and actors.Sawyer began his military career with the U.S. Marine Corps in 1983, and switched to the U.S. Navy in July 1986 to pursue a career in special operations as a Navy SEAL. He graduated from BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training class 149 in 1988 and served with SEAL Team ONE. Sawyer deployed during Gulf War and subsequently served as sniper instructor. He then went on to serve with the elite Naval Special Warfare Development Group, commonly known as SEAL Team SIX, until suddenly leaving the Navy at the height of his career with an Honorable Discharge in July 1999 while expecting his first child. Throughout his career, Sawyer has become an expert in several military and combat disciplines like shooting; counter-terrorism; surveillance and counter-surveillance; climbing; criminal investigation; parachuting; and hand-to-hand combat, among others.On High-Threat Mobile Security operations for the U.S. Department of State in Iraq in 2004–2005, Sawyer served as an Agent In Charge (AIC) responsible for the DOS Chief of Mission leaders in his assigned region. In addition to running the security details for those Regional Coordinators, Sawyer was also responsible for securing other U.S. dignitaries and DOS personnel during their visits to that high-threat war zone region.Sawyer founded Tactical Insider to provide training and technical advice to films, actors, and political clients. He has contributed to news shows like FOX News and CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. He has also been a frequent contributor to History Channel's show Sniper: Deadliest Missions. Since 2010, Sawyer has been a recurring trainer for History's marksmen competition Top Shot, appearing in all five seasons. In 2013, Craig led a team of fellow spec ops veterans on a series of tactical missions against rhino poachers in Africa. These missions were filmed and aired on Animal Planet's series, Battleground: Rhino Wars.Sawyer is also a motocross racer and local Las Vegas champion. He was also selected by Maxim as "Maximum Warrior".Sawyer founded Veterans For Child Rescue (V4CR), a nonprofit organization in April 2017 to help raise awareness of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and create a non-permissive environment for child exploitation in the United States. Through his efforts with V4CR Sawyer began production on a documentary feature-length film to highlight the challenges of NGOs and of law enforcement in the fight to end the exploitation of children.The documentary Contraland was launched to the public on May 8, 2020 on www.ContralandMovie.comMedia Sites:http://rsmedia.ushttp://ThePatrioticReport.comhttp://StreamingTalkRadio.comhttp://CowboyLogic.com

High Performance Pathways
Elaine & Heath Brewer - Couple, Veteran, Founders of Humble Warrior Wellness Center (Season 3, Episode #49)

High Performance Pathways

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 70:33


Elaine & Heath Brewer - founders of Humble Warrior Wellness Center - where together they dedicate their profession to the provision of restorative services and techniques with the goal to bring harmony and balance to the hyper-vigilant and traumatic work environments that veterans, first responders and emergency medical professionals experience in their daily work. Elaine and Heath have been married for 15 years. Elaine earned a 200hr Baptiste affiliated Yoga Teacher Training Certification, Certified Warriors at Ease Yoga Instructor (Level 1 & Level 2), StrongFirst Training and Instruction SFG Kettlebell Course, Madd Dog Certified Spinning Instructor, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, and holds a certificate in The Science of Well-Being from Yale University and Specialization in Integrative Health and Medicine from University of Minnesota. Heath is a Navy Veteran retiring after 20 years of service supporting Navy Special Operations with specific service supporting SEAL Team 2 and Naval Special Warfare Development Group as their Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician to include over 12 operational deployments. After attending a life-changing intensive outpatient program at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), a specialized branch of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Heath became intimately aware of the rejuvenating and healing properties of meditation, yoga, and other mindfulness techniques. Elaine, having also experienced trauma and loss associated with Heath's time in service, decided to shift her focus from her physical health background to incorporate mental health resilience and Elaine quickly recognized the restorative and therapeutic properties with the mind/body connection that yoga and meditation provide along with the undeniable benefits it offers those who have experienced trauma in their lives. So much so, that this shared experience between Elaine and Heath became the inspiration to create a wellness center for veterans, first responders, and emergency medical personnel called the Humble Warrior Wellness Center. Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/humblewarriorwellnesscenterInstagram- https://www.instagram.com/humble_warrior_wellness/Humble Warrior Wellness Center- https://www.humblewarriorwellnesscenter.org/Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5APZ8C5C6942Y&source=url)

The School for Humanity
SFH #136 The Leadership Killer with Bill Treasurer and John Havlik

The School for Humanity

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 43:06


Captain John "Coach" Havlik, U.S. Navy SEAL (Retired), led special operations teams around the world during his 31-year naval career, including the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, the SEAL's most elite operational unit. Captain Havlik was a nationally ranked swimmer and is a member of the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame and Mountaineer Legends Society. He is the co-author of the new book The Leadership Killer: Reclaiming Humility in an Age of Arrogance. Learn more at CoachHavlik.com. Bill Treasurer is the founder of Giant Leap Consulting and author of five books on courage and leadership, including the international bestseller Courage Goes to Work. He has led over 1,000 leadership programs across the world for clients that include NASA, Saks Fifth Avenue, UBS Bank, and eBay. He is the co-author of the new book The Leadership Killer: Reclaiming Humility in an Age of Arrogance. Learn more at BillTreasurer.com. In this episode, I speak with Bill and John about their mission and the impact they are making in the world.  Let's dive in!

Cleared Hot
Episode 165 - Jason Tuschen

Cleared Hot

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 163:13


Jason Tuschen is a retired Navy Seal Command Master Chief. Jason's 27-year career in the military included serving with SEAL Team THREE, Seal Team SEVEN, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, leading the First Phase at BUD/S, and culminated at Naval Special Warfare Group ONE where, as Command Master Chief he was responsible for executing National Security Strategy in the Middle East, South East Asia, and the Korean Peninsula. Post military Jason is transitioning his leadership experience into the tech sector as the Chief of Strategy for RSTOR, and as the CEO of Sylabs. Butcher Box Netsuite Feals Honey Magic Spoon

CATO Podcast
Episode 017 - A Conversation with Johnny Walker and Jason Tuschen (Part 2)

CATO Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 31:01


Brent and Marcus sit down with retired Navy Seal Command Master Chief Jason Tuschen, and one of the Navy SEALs most sought-after interpreters, Johnny Walker, to talk about their experiences with team building, leadership, brotherhood, and trusting one another during times of extreme duress in combat. Jason's exemplary 27-year career in the military included serving with SEAL Team THREE, Seal Team SEVEN, the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, leading the First Phase at BUD/S, and culminated at the Naval Special Warfare Group ONE where, as Command Master Chief, he was responsible for executing National Security Strategy in the Middle East, South East Asia and the Korean Peninsula. Johnny's story is nothing short of heroic and patriotic, detailed is his bestselling book "Code Name: Johnny Walker: The Extraordinary Story of the Iraqi Who Risked Everything to Fight with the U.S. Navy SEALs." While working with the SEALS, he went on thousands of missions and saved many American lives, and for this he received numerous citations and commendations for his work with the Navy SEALs.

CATO Podcast
Episode 016 - A Conversation with Johnny Walker and Jason Tuschen (Part 1)

CATO Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2021 41:58


Brent and Marcus sit down with retired Navy Seal Command Master Chief Jason Tuschen, and one of the Navy SEALs most sought-after interpreters, Johnny Walker, to talk about their experiences with team building, leadership, brotherhood, and trusting one another during times of extreme duress in combat. Jason's exemplary 27-year career in the military included serving with SEAL Team THREE, Seal Team SEVEN, the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, leading the First Phase at BUD/S, and culminated at the Naval Special Warfare Group ONE where, as Command Master Chief, he was responsible for executing National Security Strategy in the Middle East, South East Asia and the Korean Peninsula. Johnny's story is nothing short of heroic and patriotic, detailed is his bestselling book "Code Name: Johnny Walker: The Extraordinary Story of the Iraqi Who Risked Everything to Fight with the U.S. Navy SEALs." While working with the SEALS, he went on thousands of missions and saved many American lives, and for this he received numerous citations and commendations for his work with the Navy SEALs. Stay tuned for part 2 of this podcast!

Cleared Hot
Episode 151 - Bill Rapier

Cleared Hot

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2020 173:57


Bill Rapier is Amtac Shooting’s owner and lead instructor. He retired after twenty years in the Navy, where his duty assignments included several years at SEAL Team 3 and over 14 years at Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Positions held include assaulter, breacher, sniper, team leader, troop chief, and military working dog department senior enlisted adviser. He has always been an avid shooter and is heavily involved in combatives. Since retiring from the Teams six years ago, Bill has been teaching professionally while developing new courses to make good Americans more capable. He also owns and operates Amtac Blades. He lives in the mountains of Idaho with his wife and six children.

Combat Leadership Podcast
Episode 7 - Coleman Ruiz

Combat Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2020 76:36


Coleman Ruiz served in the SEAL Teams for 13 years, including several years with The Naval Special Warfare Development Group, which is commonly known as SEAL Team Six. In this episode, he shares insights and advice gained during six combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Learn more about Coleman at: https://colemanruiz.com/

The Opperman Report
Seal Team 6 Deaths "Extortion 17" Osama Bin Laden Raid

The Opperman Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2020 124:50


Charles Strange: Seal Team 6 Deaths "Extortion 17" Osama Bin Laden Raid Charles and Mary Strange join The Opperman Report to discuss their son Michael. Michael was part of the SEAL team that raided the Osama bin Laden compound. Three months later he dies in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. This interview covers the families suspicions regarding the official accounts of these events. Their struggle to uncover the truth and their experiences of being targets of govt surveilance and harassment. We discuss the Afghanistan poppy trade, Taliban 'sex boys" their experience with Pres Barack Obama , the suspicious circumstances surround their sons death. Also discussed is an incredibly bizarre "Ramp Ceremony" where a Muslim Imam was allowed to perform an act of desecration over the coffins of these US soldiers. MichaelStrangeFoundation.org Cryptologic Technician (Collection) Petty Officer First Class Michael J. Strange was born on June 6, 1986 in Philadelphia. He attended St. Bartholomew Catholic School in the Wissinoming section of the city. He enjoyed the life of a typical Philadelphia kid surrounded by a loving family and great friends who he stayed close to all of his life. Michael had a great sense of humor and a kind and generous heart. As a little boy he loved spending summers with his dad, brother and sisters in Rehoboth Beach at his grandmothers house where he spent his days fishing and crabbing and playing in the pool. After graduating from North Catholic High School in June of 2004, Michael joined the United States Navy. After basic training in the Great Lakes he reported to the Naval Technical Training Center in Pensacola FL where he attended Cryptologic Technician (Collection) “A” School. He graduated second in his class. His first assignment was Naval Information Operations Command (NIOC) in Hawaii. At NIOC, Petty Officer Strange worked in several high profile signals intelligence gathering offices and became a first line supervisor in charge of multiple analysts. He completed a nine month deployment to Iraq with Seal Team TWO. During this deployment he earned the Expeditionary Warfare qualification. After an arduous screening process, Petty Officer Strange volunteered and was selected for duty at Naval Special Warfare Development Group. While stationed in Hawaii, Michael met his girlfriend. They enjoyed spending time after work surfing and touring the beautiful islands. After completing his tour of duty in Iraq, Michael and his girlfriend moved to Virginia Beach, VA where they made their home with their dog Schmayze. Cryptologic Technician (Collection) First Class Michael Strange was a highly decorated combat veteran with numerous awards, including the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Purple Heart Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, and other campaign and unit decorations. Michael is survived by his proud and loving family, his parents, his brother, sisters and his niece. He is also survived by his grandmother and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, his girlfriend and many close friends.

The Opperman Report
Seal Team 6 Deaths "Extortion 17" Osama Bin Laden Raid

The Opperman Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2020 124:50


Charles Strange: Seal Team 6 Deaths "Extortion 17" Osama Bin Laden Raid Charles and Mary Strange join The Opperman Report to discuss their son Michael. Michael was part of the SEAL team that raided the Osama bin Laden compound. Three months later he dies in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. This interview covers the families suspicions regarding the official accounts of these events. Their struggle to uncover the truth and their experiences of being targets of govt surveilance and harassment. We discuss the Afghanistan poppy trade, Taliban 'sex boys" their experience with Pres Barack Obama , the suspicious circumstances surround their sons death. Also discussed is an incredibly bizarre "Ramp Ceremony" where a Muslim Imam was allowed to perform an act of desecration over the coffins of these US soldiers. MichaelStrangeFoundation.org Cryptologic Technician (Collection) Petty Officer First Class Michael J. Strange was born on June 6, 1986 in Philadelphia. He attended St. Bartholomew Catholic School in the Wissinoming section of the city. He enjoyed the life of a typical Philadelphia kid surrounded by a loving family and great friends who he stayed close to all of his life. Michael had a great sense of humor and a kind and generous heart. As a little boy he loved spending summers with his dad, brother and sisters in Rehoboth Beach at his grandmothers house where he spent his days fishing and crabbing and playing in the pool. After graduating from North Catholic High School in June of 2004, Michael joined the United States Navy. After basic training in the Great Lakes he reported to the Naval Technical Training Center in Pensacola FL where he attended Cryptologic Technician (Collection) “A” School. He graduated second in his class. His first assignment was Naval Information Operations Command (NIOC) in Hawaii. At NIOC, Petty Officer Strange worked in several high profile signals intelligence gathering offices and became a first line supervisor in charge of multiple analysts. He completed a nine month deployment to Iraq with Seal Team TWO. During this deployment he earned the Expeditionary Warfare qualification. After an arduous screening process, Petty Officer Strange volunteered and was selected for duty at Naval Special Warfare Development Group. While stationed in Hawaii, Michael met his girlfriend. They enjoyed spending time after work surfing and touring the beautiful islands. After completing his tour of duty in Iraq, Michael and his girlfriend moved to Virginia Beach, VA where they made their home with their dog Schmayze. Cryptologic Technician (Collection) First Class Michael Strange was a highly decorated combat veteran with numerous awards, including the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Purple Heart Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, and other campaign and unit decorations. Michael is survived by his proud and loving family, his parents, his brother, sisters and his niece. He is also survived by his grandmother and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, his girlfriend and many close friends.

The Opperman Report'
Seal Team 6 Deaths "Extortion 17" Osama Bin Laden Raid

The Opperman Report'

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2020 124:50


Charles Strange: Seal Team 6 Deaths "Extortion 17" Osama Bin Laden RaidCharles and Mary Strange join The Opperman Report to discuss their son Michael. Michael was part of the SEAL team that raided the Osama bin Laden compound. Three months later he dies in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.This interview covers the families suspicions regarding the official accounts of these events. Their struggle to uncover the truth and their experiences of being targets of govt surveilance and harassment.We discuss the Afghanistan poppy trade, Taliban 'sex boys" their experience with Pres Barack Obama , the suspicious circumstances surround their sons death. Also discussed is an incredibly bizarre "Ramp Ceremony" where a Muslim Imam was allowed to perform an act of desecration over the coffins of these US soldiers.MichaelStrangeFoundation.orgCryptologic Technician (Collection) Petty Officer First Class Michael J. Strange was born on June 6, 1986 in Philadelphia. He attended St. Bartholomew Catholic School in the Wissinoming section of the city. He enjoyed the life of a typical Philadelphia kid surrounded by a loving family and great friends who he stayed close to all of his life. Michael had a great sense of humor and a kind and generous heart. As a little boy he loved spending summers with his dad, brother and sisters in Rehoboth Beach at his grandmothers house where he spent his days fishing and crabbing and playing in the pool.After graduating from North Catholic High School in June of 2004, Michael joined the United States Navy. After basic training in the Great Lakes he reported to the Naval Technical Training Center in Pensacola FL where he attended Cryptologic Technician (Collection) “A” School. He graduated second in his class.His first assignment was Naval Information Operations Command (NIOC) in Hawaii. At NIOC, Petty Officer Strange worked in several high profile signals intelligence gathering offices and became a first line supervisor in charge of multiple analysts. He completed a nine month deployment to Iraq with Seal Team TWO. During this deployment he earned the Expeditionary Warfare qualification. After an arduous screening process, Petty Officer Strange volunteered and was selected for duty at Naval Special Warfare Development Group.While stationed in Hawaii, Michael met his girlfriend. They enjoyed spending time after work surfing and touring the beautiful islands. After completing his tour of duty in Iraq, Michael and his girlfriend moved to Virginia Beach, VA where they made their home with their dog Schmayze.Cryptologic Technician (Collection) First Class Michael Strange was a highly decorated combat veteran with numerous awards, including the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Purple Heart Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, and other campaign and unit decorations.Michael is survived by his proud and loving family, his parents, his brother, sisters and his niece. He is also survived by his grandmother and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, his girlfriend and many close friends.

CHARGE Podcast
Ep: 142 David Sears

CHARGE Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2020 41:12


Commander Dave Sears, USN (ret.) served 20 years of active military duty within the United States Special Operations Command as a U.S. Navy SEAL officer. Commander Sears served on multiple east coast SEAL Teams, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Joint Commands, and Headquarters USSOCOM. Dave has participated in a number of conflicts and contingency operations in Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He is a graduate of Boston University and the Naval Post Graduate School with an MS in Defense Analysis. He currently works as Keynote Speaker, Managing Partner at Xundis Global, Senior Consultant and Advisor to multiple clients in the Defense and Technology space, an Adjunct to the Joint Special Operations University, and is a regular guest commentator on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, and CBSN.

Modern Leadership with Jake Carlson
Hubris Making Bad Leaders with Former Navy Seal

Modern Leadership with Jake Carlson

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2020 30:27


Coach John Havlik is a retired Navy SEAL who led special operations teams around the world during his 31-year naval career, including the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, the SEAL’s most elite operational unit. He is the co-author of the new book The Leadership Killer: Reclaiming Humility in an Age of Arrogance which he wrote […] The post Hubris Making Bad Leaders with Former Navy Seal appeared first on Jake A Carlson.

Strength in Numbers
Monty Heath | Strength in Numbers | Episode 14

Strength in Numbers

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2020 62:22


This week on Strength in Numbers, your host COL (R) Tim Nye and Neal Keohane talk with Monty Heath, a twice awarded the Bronze Star with combat Valor designation.At 16, Monty joined the delayed-entry and dive-farer programs, to become a US Navy SEAL.   After multiple combat deployments with Naval Special Warfare Development Group, and twice being awarded the Bronze Star with combat Valor designation, he honorably discharged from the SEAL teams to start a family and enter the civilian marketplace.  From there he led the US Navy’s SEAL Mentorship Program and the BUD/S Preparatory Program - the first two steps in the SEAL candidates' training pipeline. Monty then managed executive protection details for Forbes 400 families, as well as a 614,000 acre eco-resort.  For the past five+ years, Monty has passionately supported the veteran community through non-profit organizations such as VETtoCEO and Higher Ground.  He runs his own business; and, hosts for other podcasts.  When not working, Monty enjoys the outdoors with his family, pets or a dirt bike. The Strength in Numbers podcast is the brainchild of Neal Keohane. At the very beginning of COVID, which seemed terrifying (and still is…), he wanted to provide a resource for folks to use. We went through several iterations and after discussion, we concluded that tactical resource needs were being met but what we need more of was inspiration. Thus, Strength is focused on “together, we can overcome anything” and people who demonstrate “grit, determination, and perseverance.”Produced by B. Viral Production; create your next viral campaign and have your company Be Known, Be Seen and Become Viral. Learn more at http://www.bviralproduction.com.

Hazard Ground
Ep. 179 - Dan Luna (Navy SEAL)

Hazard Ground

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2020


Dan Luna is using his experience as a Navy SEAL to do something revolutionary, that for a species that has enacted violence on itself in times of war, for centuries, probably shouldn't be. That "something" is preparing American servicemembers for the shock that war is on the human brain. He's helping servicemembers get ahead of Post Traumatic Stress by working to minimize its effects from the front end, rather than saving all of the treatment for after servicemembers come home from war. And Luna has plenty of experience to draw from. He is a 20-plus year veteran of the SEAL Teams, spending some of that time with Naval Special Warfare Development Group. He's also an expert in Leadership, credentialed through both operational and institutional education experience. In this episode, Dan talks about the highs and lows of surviving combat and operating at the highest level. He also covers his experience as an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he's worked to prepare the next generation of servicemembers and leaders for the violence they will see in war. Get into the psychology of combat and survival in this latest episode of HAZARD GROUND! Support the podcast by supporting our sponsors at www.hazardground.com/sponsors! Shop Amazon! As an Amazon Associate We Earn From Qualifying Purchases...You Know The Deal! (Paid Link) Help grow the show! Spread the word, tell a friend!! Subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts!

Cleared Hot
Episode 139 - Jason and Jessica Silva

Cleared Hot

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2020 175:39


Jason Silva is a retired Navy SEAL who served for 27 years in the United States Navy. He completed BUD/s (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training in 1992 and then went on to become a Special Forces Qualified Medic at Fort Sam Houston, TX and a paramedic in South Central Las Angeles, CA with the Las Angeles Fire Department. He served at SEAL Team 5, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, and Special Operations Command North, completing 17 combat deployments throughout the world. His awards include the Silver Star, 3 Bronze Stars with Valor, the Purple Heart, and 2 Defense Meritorious Service Medals, among many others. Jason has a passion for woodworking and spends his free time crafting pieces of art in his mountain woodshop in Colorado. Jessica Silva has been in the first responder world for most of her career, beginning as an EMT in San Jose and San Diego. After a military relocation, she became a 9-11 dispatcher for the city of Virginia Beach and then as a Community Corrections Officer for domestic violence offenders. In 2011 she started volunteering with a Wilderness Search and Rescue Team and shortly thereafter began training as a K9 handler. In addition to raising two children and riding out 14 post 9/11 deployments, she served as the Ombudsman for several years, was part of the shaping of resiliency programs for Special Forces spouses and families, and is the author of a children's book about military deployments.

Leaders & Lagers
Special Guest: Dave Cooper, Former SCOC/CMC USN DEVGRU (SEAL Team Six)/Death Before Disco Porter

Leaders & Lagers

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2020 39:53


On this week’s podcast we have special guest Dave Cooper, Founder of VERGE and former Command Master Chief US Naval Special Warfare Development Group, which you and I know as SEAL Team Six. We talk about lessons from the SEALs, a story from one of the most famous raids in military history, the Osama Bin Laden raid, and coaching leaders. I share a glass of Death Before Disco Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company in Longmont, CO.During his 25-year career, Mr. Cooper spent nearly nineteen of those at the prestigious Naval Special Warfare Development Group, conducting combat operations throughout Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.Mr. Cooper’s early operational history includes deployments in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. In 1993, Mr. Cooper was selected for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. From 1994 to 2012, he completed dozens of deployments, both in and out of major theaters of war, to include such places as Haiti, Bosnia, Somalia, Yemen, Afghanistan and Iraq. He has led extensively in combat at all levels, and has executed missions spanning the full gamut of Naval Special Warfare capabilities.From September 2009 to September 2011, Mr. Cooper served as the Command Master Chief (the senior SEAL Operator and principal advisor to the Commanding Officer) of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. He is one of only fifteen SEALs to ever hold this position. During his tenure, the Naval Special Warfare Development Group successfully executed some of the most significant Special Operations missions in the history of the U.S. Military. In a role that took him from the battlefield one minute to the interagency boardroom the next, Mr. Cooper’s influence, interpersonal skills and leadership were instrumental to the unparalleled success of this elite unit.Throughout his career, Mr. Cooper was known for “setting the tone” for the entire command through his active involvement in the professional and personal development of officers and enlisted SEALs. In this vein he has served as a mentor, coach and teacher to officer and enlisted SEALs on such diverse subjects as behavior-driven leadership, creating and leading high-performing teams, ethics and the application of Special Operations tactics, techniques and procedures to contingency operations across the globe. For his distinguished service, Mr. Cooper was awarded numerous unit and personal awards, to include a Silver Star, 6 Bronze Stars with “V” devices, 2 Distinguished Meritorious Service Medal, 2 Meritorious Service Medals, 4 Presidential Unit Citations and numerous other joint and individual awards. Mr. Cooper is currently the Founder of VERGE, a business consulting firm that was founded for a single purpose. "To make a lasting, positive impact on the performance of our businesses and social institutions at the individual, team, and organizational level. That's the mission. It's that simple."

MoneyForLunch
Captain John Havlik -The Leadership Killer Reclaiming Humility

MoneyForLunch

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2020 43:00


Captain John "Coach" Havlik, U.S. Navy SEAL (Retired), led special operations teams around the world during his 31-year naval career, including the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, the SEAL’s most elite operational unit. Captain Havlik was a nationally ranked swimmer and is a member of the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame and Mountaineer Legends Society. He is the co-author of the new book The Leadership Killer: Reclaiming Humility in an Age of Arrogance. Learn more at CoachHavlik.com. Free Book Dominating Your Mind Connect with Bert Martinez on YouTube. Connect with Bert Martinez on Twitter. Connect with Bert Martinez on Instagram. Click here for more episodes. 

Christopher Lochhead Follow Your Different™
149 What 9/11 Taught Us About Leadership w/ Chris Fussell Navy Seal & President McChrystal Group

Christopher Lochhead Follow Your Different™

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2020 59:59


Today, we have a very timely conversation about leadership and crisis management with a highly decorated Navy Seal Chris Fussell. He partnered with 4-star General Stanley McCrystal to retool the US military after 9/11. Chris is a legendary American hero, a servant leader in the military, entrepreneur, and now the President of McCrystal Group. Chris and Stan consult and advise organizations around the world on leadership and frankly, they helped a lot of organizations deal with this crisis. We also talk about a recent opinion piece that Chris and Stan wrote for the NY Times. Connected Through Structure Chris describes that tribes are connected through structure and leadership. It also holds true within industries. He further shares that when the ability of those systems starts to be dismantled through the separation physically or something similar to what is happening to us at the moment, we will end up with a disconnected state. He further shares how this scenario in relation to them at Washington DC/ Since there is a “disconnected state” the food shortages among families on the other side of DC do not affect Capitol Hill emotionally. He says this is how inequity stats. Social Cohesion Chris shares that the “fabric” that holds society together is immediate family, community and socioeconomic circles. “This is critical that we reach across those boundaries that’s why, institutions—like a workplace that pulls from many different networks, from the executive, down to the frontline folks, or like a public school or a church, that reaches across the boundaries—those create this fabric that pulls us together anytime you see that disrupted at scale for an extended period. If the fabric is unwoven, its really hard to weave them together.” - Chris Fussell Call For National Level Campaign Chris took the opportunity to call everyone to action to help out in any way they can. Christopher Lochhead shared that he and his family purchased plastic gloves from a local restaurant supplier and dropped it to local hospitals in Santa Cruz. “The people at the bottom are those who are gonna suffer more economically. They’re gonna suffer the worst medically as a result of this pandemic. The economically deprived neighborhoods.” - Chris Fussell To hear more about Chris and how leaders are holding up with this crisis, download and listen to this episode.  Bio: Chris Fussell is the President of McChrystal Group.  He is an author of the 2015 New York Times bestseller, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World as well as 2017 Wall Street Journal bestseller, One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams.  He joined McChrystal Group as a Partner in 2012. Chris was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Navy in 1997, and spent the next 15 years on US Navy SEAL Teams, leading SEAL elements in combat zones around the globe.  From war-torn Kosovo, to counter-terrorism operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, to highly specialized efforts in the troubled areas of the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa, he experienced and led through the modern evolution of the US military’s Special Operations community, first on SEAL Teams Two and Eight, then in the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Chris was selected to serve as Aide-de-Camp to then-Lieutenant General Stanley McChrystal during General McChrystal’s final year commanding the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), where they served for a year together in Iraq.  He witnessed first-hand the Special Operations community’s transformation into a successful, agile network. Chris is also a Senior Fellow for National Security at New America, a Washington, DC-based non-partisan think tank dedicated to understanding the next generation of challenges facing the United States.  Chris is actively involved in several non-profits dedicated to helping veterans and their families, and holds a seat on the Board of Directors for the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Christopher Lochhead Follow Your Different™
149 What 9/11 Taught Us About Leadership w/ Chris Fussell Navy Seal & President McChrystal Group

Christopher Lochhead Follow Your Different™

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2020 59:59


Today, we have a very timely conversation about leadership and crisis management with a highly decorated Navy Seal Chris Fussell. He partnered with 4-star General Stanley McCrystal to retool the US military after 9/11. Chris is a legendary American hero, a servant leader in the military, entrepreneur, and now the President of McCrystal Group. Chris and Stan consult and advise organizations around the world on leadership and frankly, they helped a lot of organizations deal with this crisis. We also talk about a recent opinion piece that Chris and Stan wrote for the NY Times. Connected Through Structure Chris describes that tribes are connected through structure and leadership. It also holds true within industries. He further shares that when the ability of those systems starts to be dismantled through the separation physically or something similar to what is happening to us at the moment, we will end up with a disconnected state. He further shares how this scenario in relation to them at Washington DC/ Since there is a “disconnected state” the food shortages among families on the other side of DC do not affect Capitol Hill emotionally. He says this is how inequity stats. Social Cohesion Chris shares that the “fabric” that holds society together is immediate family, community and socioeconomic circles. “This is critical that we reach across those boundaries that’s why, institutions—like a workplace that pulls from many different networks, from the executive, down to the frontline folks, or like a public school or a church, that reaches across the boundaries—those create this fabric that pulls us together anytime you see that disrupted at scale for an extended period. If the fabric is unwoven, its really hard to weave them together.” - Chris Fussell Call For National Level Campaign Chris took the opportunity to call everyone to action to help out in any way they can. Christopher Lochhead shared that he and his family purchased plastic gloves from a local restaurant supplier and dropped it to local hospitals in Santa Cruz. “The people at the bottom are those who are gonna suffer more economically. They’re gonna suffer the worst medically as a result of this pandemic. The economically deprived neighborhoods.” - Chris Fussell To hear more about Chris and how leaders are holding up with this crisis, download and listen to this episode.  Bio: Chris Fussell is the President of McChrystal Group.  He is an author of the 2015 New York Times bestseller, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World as well as 2017 Wall Street Journal bestseller, One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams.  He joined McChrystal Group as a Partner in 2012. Chris was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Navy in 1997, and spent the next 15 years on US Navy SEAL Teams, leading SEAL elements in combat zones around the globe.  From war-torn Kosovo, to counter-terrorism operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, to highly specialized efforts in the troubled areas of the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa, he experienced and led through the modern evolution of the US military’s Special Operations community, first on SEAL Teams Two and Eight, then in the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Chris was selected to serve as Aide-de-Camp to then-Lieutenant General Stanley McChrystal during General McChrystal’s final year commanding the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), where they served for a year together in Iraq.  He witnessed first-hand the Special Operations community’s transformation into a successful, agile network. Chris is also a Senior Fellow for National Security at New America, a Washington, DC-based non-partisan think tank dedicated to understanding the next generation of challenges facing the United States.  Chris is actively involved in several non-profits dedicated to helping veterans and their families, and holds a seat on the Board of Directors for the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Moving Forward Leadership: Inspire | Mentor | Lead
The Leadership Killer | US Navy SEAL John Havlik | Episode 108

Moving Forward Leadership: Inspire | Mentor | Lead

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2020 41:38


Bad-boss behavior stems from all-too-common leadership tendencies we carry within us: hubris, arrogance, and a proclivity to abuse power. Let them go unchecked for too long, and your reign as a leader is toast. In a world where leadership seems to be about who’s the loudest and most outlandish, we’re all one step away from being that “leader gone wild.” Captain John "Coach" Havlik, U.S. Navy SEAL (Retired), led special operations teams around the world during his 31-year naval career, including the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, the SEAL’s most elite operational unit. Captain Havlik was a nationally ranked swimmer and is a member of the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame and Mountaineer Legends Society.  The Leadership Killer Topics During this interview, John and I discuss the following topics: Why he decided to join the US Navy, in particular the SEALsThe greatest leadership lessons from being a SEALHow he has taken these lessons to the “real world”Why humility is so important to leadersThe characters of The Killer and General HubrisHow leaders can ensure that their ego doesn’t grow too muchHow leadership starts from the bottomThe best ways to live leadership daily Guest Resources If you are interested in learning more about John and his resources then be sure to check out the following links: John’s websiteConnect with John on LinkedInFollow John on TwitterBuy “The Leadership Killer” on AmazonGiant Leap Consulting Moving Forward Leadership Resources Keep on top of Moving Forward Leadership with all the resources which I have established for you, free of charge: POWER Goals Program - If you are ready to stop complaining and start achieving those goals which you have been trying to achieve for some time now. Then stop chasing your dreams and start achieving them through my very own POWER Goals program. Learn about picking the right goals, figuring out how to achieve them, getting on track with achieving them and most importantly how to get back on track when you fail... because you will. Learn more here!Moving Forward Leadership Resources - Check out the Moving Forward Leadership Resources section where I list every single resource mentioned on the show. As well, there are books which I have read written or read personally and finally various types of services which I use and recommend.The 9 Foundations of Leadership – I’ve written this ebook for you all to get a base of your leadership skills. With this book, you will be able to begin to form your leadership style. For a small fee, you can get your journey started and get ahead of your peers! Just follow the link in the title, and your copy awaits you!Facebook Page – Check out updates from Moving Forward Leadership, as well when links and videos.Facebook Group – Come and let’s discuss leadership. I will swing by and answer any questions you have as well as provide advice and guidance for your situations.Twitter – Definitely subscribe here to find out when new episodes go live, or if I have a random idea to share with the world.Monthly Newsletter – Sign up for my newsletter and see what is happening in the background with me, read the most interesting articles in leadership, as well as get inside information from time-to-time on what I have upcoming!Email – Don’t hesitate to reach out to me with ideas, suggestions, comments or questions. I truly love hearing from you all! Where to Subscribe to Moving Forward Leadership Love the Moving Forward Leadership Podcast? Then subscribe to your favourite device and app! As well, please leave me a review! These reviews mean more to me than you could ever imagine.

Angry Americans with Paul Rieckhoff
50. Chris Fussell. The Navy SEAL Commander on Leadership in Chaos. How To Prepare for Coronavirus. Fighting Al Qaeda Prepared Us To Fight Coronavirus. Does America Need a Draft? Guarding the Castle. The Risks of Hero Worship. Beware the Mailbox Syndrome.

Angry Americans with Paul Rieckhoff

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2020 145:41


As America scrambles to face the unprecedented chaos of coronavirus and the upheaval of the 2020 election, this episode features a riveting conversation with one of the most impressive leaders of our time. Chris Fussell (@FussellChris) is a man who knows chaos--and helps guide you through it with powerful insights and lessons-learned. Steeled by leadership roles in the most selective Special Operations units in the military, Chris is a leader that will teach you how to thrive in chaos. He led in the most elite unit in the military: the Naval Special Warfare Development Group and Navy SEAL Teams 2 and 8–on some of the most critical missions of our generation. After 16 years at the tip of spear for America’s most urgent and complex national security challenges and serving as Aide-de-Camp to General Stanley McChrystal as he commanded the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in Iraq, Chris teaches leadership at Yale University, speaks to packed audiences, and coaches top leaders and companies worldwide. He’s the author of the bestsellers, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World and One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams and now serves as President of McChrystal Group--an elite advisory services, management consulting, and leadership development firm in Washington, DC.  A former wrestler and with a degree in philosophy, Chris is a true warrior philosopher of the highest regard. He has a Master of Arts in Irregular Warfare from the Naval Postgraduate School, and received the Pat Tillman Award for highest peer-rated Special Operations Officer. His thesis focused on the interagency collaboration and intelligence sharing processes that drove effective, cross-silo collaboration during the peak of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Chris is also a Senior Fellow for National Security at New America, a non-partisan think tank dedicated to understanding the next generation of challenges facing the US. He is also a dedicated husband and father of two, and actively involved in several non-profits dedicated to empowering veterans. Chris serves on the Board of Directors for the Navy SEAL Foundation and is a lifetime member to the Council on Foreign Relations. Host, Iraq veteran and activist Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) has known Chris for over a decade, and takes us through a conversational master class on how to lead in adversity. Whether you’re leading a Fortune 100 Company, a small business, a classroom of students, or your own family, this indispensable episode will equip you with tools to thrive in the face of coronavirus--or any challenge you might face. We examine whether a military draft is needed, analyze the leadership skills of the remaining Presidential candidates, go behind the scenes of life as an elite Navy SEAL, and examine the ever-expanding role of Special Operations forces in modern America.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Cleared Hot
Episode 114 - Steve Sanders

Cleared Hot

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2020 126:05


Steve is a retired Navy SEAL with 24 years of active duty service. Immediately upon graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Navy and went to Basic Underwater Demolition School BUD/S. Stephen was assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team TWO where he specialized as an SDV Pilot, small arms marksmanship instructor, and scout/sniper. In 1999 Stephen successfully screened and went to Naval Special Warfare Development Group. During his 11 years at the command, Senior Chief Sanders successfully completed 10 combat deployments to both OIF (Iraq) and OEF (Afghanistan). During his combat tours as an assault team sniper and team leader he was awarded the Silver Star and five Bronze Star medals for heroic actions while engaged in National level HVT combat missions, among other medals and awards. Before retiring, he started his own consulting business, (TIER ONE GlobalConsulting LLC) specializing in soldiering skills, combat shooting, austere high altitude jump training, and lead climbing rock courses to government agencies. In 2012 he was the Lead Military technical advisor for Man Of Steel, and in 2013 he worked on Batman vs Superman. He directed and did stunt coordination on several commercials for private companies. Today, Stephen is one of two owner-operators at VI Shooters Inc. 

First Class Fatherhood
#265 Ed Byers

First Class Fatherhood

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2019 40:50


Episode 265 Ed Byers is a First Class Father and Retired Navy SEAL who received the military’s highest award, The Medal Of Honor, for his heroic actions during a dangerous mission to save an American doctor being held hostage in Afghanistan. Ed has served our country for more than twenty years mostly as a Navy SEAL and even spent time with the elite Naval Special Warfare Development Group or DEVGRU. Some of Ed’s other awards and decorations include two Purple Hearts and five Bronze Stars with Valor. In this Episode, Ed shares his Fatherhood journey, he raves about his very talented young daughter, he talks about some of the challenges of being a father while serving with the Teams, he describes the emotions of having his family present while receiving the Medal Of Honor, he tells us his plans for the future, he delivers some great advice for new or about to be Dads and more! Follow Ed Byers on Instagram - https://instagram.com/frogmanmohvi?igshid=49g0mwq7a444 Watch Ed’s Medal of Honor Ceremony - https://youtu.be/Y8BAERFkeeA First Class Fatherhood is sponsored by: COMBAT FLAGS - Visit https://www.combatflags.com USE PROMO CODE: Father SAVE 10% SEATGEEK - Visit https://seatgeek.com Use Promo Code: FIRSTCLASS SAVE $20 OFF Tickets Subscribe on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCD6cjYptutjJWYlM0Kk6cQ First Class Fatherhood Merch - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/first-class-fatherhood-/we+are+not+babysitters-A5d09ea872051763ad613ec8e?productType=812&sellable=3017x1aBoNI8jJe83pw5-812-7&appearance=1 Visit my instagram - https://instagram.com/alec_lace?igshid=ebfecg0yvbap For information about becoming a Sponsor of First Class Fatherhood please hit me with an email: FirstClassFatherhood@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alec-lace/support

Force for Hire
Soldier turned contractor explains Blackwater training, security detail in Iraq

Force for Hire

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2019 28:34


This week on Force for Hire we’re taking a step back from the politics and controversy surrounding private military contracting and talking to a man who knows what it’s like to be both a soldier and a private operator.  Adam Gonzales was an Army infantryman who served in a long-range surveillance detachment for a brief time in 2003 before deciding to look at other opportunities. One arose in the form of a security job with the then-relatively unknown contracting firm Blackwater. His journey took him from the Army to a Blackwater training facility in North Carolina. There, the one-time Army grunt had to compete against members of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, SEALs, Rangers and force recon Marines for a spot at Blackwater – and a $15,000 a month salary. The job? Protecting U.S. ambassador Paul Bremer, America’s chief representative in Iraq and the man who decided to disband the Iraqi Army.

Global Recon
GRP 108-"By Strength and Guile" A Conversation with American and British Operators

Global Recon

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2018 82:59


GRP 108-We have some great guest on for this episode. Back on the podcast is retired Navy SEAL Boyd Renner. Boyd served for 28 years in the Navy all of that as a Navy SEAL. With 23 years spent at Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Bob joined us as well and Bob served for 16 years as a Royal Marine in the British military. He spent the majority of his time deployed in combat before he was medically retired. Boyd and Bob shared some stories of their time in the service which can be hilariously funny or life changing events. We talked about Boyd getting his first tattoo with his wife’s DNA encapsulated into it via his company Everence. We discussed approaching and dealing with difficult situations in life, the meaning of tattoo’s, and many other topics. Enjoy. 0:00-Intro 4:09-Boyd’s first tattoo and military background. 6:06-Bob’s military career in the British Royal Marines 19:12-Running a protection detail for General Stanley McChrystal 43:40-Tattoos 1:04:40-Combat Story This episode is sponsored by my friends over at Biowave. BioWave is the non-opioid way to block chronic or acute pain at the push of a button. VA recognized, VA prescribed, FDA cleared and made in America, BioWave is used by over 30 VA’s and even professional sports teams. If you are a veteran or active military that needs help managing pain, visit BioWave.com and learn how to get treatment at no cost. www.BioWave.com Check out Boyd’s company Everence at: www.everence.life Follow my co-host and my pages on social media. Links below. Global Recon: www.Globalrecon.net https://www.instagram.com/igrecon https://www.instagram.com/blackopsmatter www.twitter.com/igrecon https://www.facebook.com/GlobalReconPodcast/ HP Lefler: https://www.instagram.com/4runner.freyja Chantel Taylor: https://www.instagram.com/mission_critical https://www.instagram.com/altern8rv Music provided by Caspian: www.caspianmusic.net

Global Recon
GRP 107-The Contingent Group: The Story of a SEAL Team 6 Operator

Global Recon

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2018 59:31


GRP 107- Joining us for this week’s podcast is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and the United States Navy SEALs. Eddie Penney began his military career as a Marine. After his first contract was up he enlisted into the Navy and began the grueling process to become a Navy SEAL. Eddie served multiple tours of duty as a SEAL before joining Naval Special Warfare Development Group which is better known as SEAL Team 6. Penney shared his experiences in BUDs with us. We talked about deploying into combat and having the mindset required to serve as an operator over several years of warfighting. We talked about the “Contingent Group” which is a security company that offers a wide variety of security services that Eddie has started since leaving the Navy. Enjoy. 0:00-Intro 4:20-Becoming a United States Marine. Becoming a Navy SEAL. 16:05-Naval Special Warfare Development Group. 34:00- “I either want to die in combat, doing my job right now, or live till I’m 98 years old and see my great, great grand kids,” one of them told me. “I don’t want anything in between. None of us do. A warrior’s death, you can’t get any higher than that. It’s horrible for the family, they don’t want to hear that, but for us, the guys at our command, we’re okay with it. That is our duty, the highest calling 41:19-Transitioning. The Contingent Group. Security/Safety tips. Check out the Contingent Group’s website here: https://www.contingentgroup.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/contingentgroup/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/contingentgroup/ Follow my co-host and my pages on social media. Links below. Global Recon: www.Globalrecon.net https://www.instagram.com/igrecon https://www.instagram.com/blackopsmatter www.twitter.com/igrecon https://www.facebook.com/GlobalReconPodcast/ HP Lefler: https://www.instagram.com/4runner.freyja Chantel Taylor: https://www.instagram.com/mission_critical https://www.instagram.com/altern8rv Music provided by Caspian: www.caspianmusic.net

Borne the Battle
#69: Boyd Renner – Navy Veteran, Everence

Borne the Battle

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2017 29:27


A couple months ago I attended the Military Influencer Conference. There were a lot of great creators and entrepreneurs there, but one group of people  stood out to me. I met a few people representing a product called Everence. Everence is a patented technology that allows you to add DNA from a loved one into any new or existing tattoo. I know tattoos are a common thing in the military and Veteran community, and I had my own curiosity, led me to inviting a member of their team onto Borne the Battle to talk about it. Boyd Renner, one of the co-founders of Everence, served in the Navy for 28 years. He served at SEAL Team Two for four years and served over 23 years at Naval Special Warfare Development Group.  He's going to talk to us about his time as a Navy SEAL, his transition out of the military, and the unique product Everence.

The Unbeatable Mind Podcast with Mark Divine
Unlocking your brain’s full potential and optimizing performance with Dr. Chao

The Unbeatable Mind Podcast with Mark Divine

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2017 52:12


This week’s episode features Dr. Daniel Chao, with a degree in biochemistry, MS in neuroscience and a medical degree from Stanford University.  He explains the science behind neurostimulation. Dr. Chao has developed HALO Sport which uses proprietary technology called Neuropriming to improve the brain’s response to training and drive accelerated performance gains.   This type of “hyper-learning” allows you to learn and become comfortable with new kinds of movement much more quickly than you can through regular training. In effect, it is able to make training more effective through stimulation of specific parts of the brain. They talk about the science, how the military is undergoing the ultimate testing with the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group and how he is trying to inspire and train not just athletes, but pilots, musicians, surgeons and even stroke victims.  We all want to improve our lives and unlock our brains full potential. Don’t miss this interview.    In order to encourage the Unbeatable Mind and SEALFIT tribe to take advantage of the Halo system, Dr. Chao has made the system available to podcast listeners at a discounted price. Go to haloneuro.com and use the code “unbeatablemind125” on checkout to get $125 off the regular price of the Halo sport.  

The Unbeatable Mind Podcast with Mark Divine
Actor Barry Sloane on his role as a Navy SEAL on the TV show “Six"

The Unbeatable Mind Podcast with Mark Divine

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2017 49:16


Actor Barry Sloane (@barrypaulsloane), formerly from the show “Revenge" plays the leader of SEAL team six (Naval Special Warfare Development Group) on the History television show “Six." Barry and the rest of the cast were trained and prepared for their roles at SEALfit under Commander Divine. Barry and the Commander talk about his work as an actor and the long-term value that he has gotten from his SEALfit training and the importance of getting it right and being accurate in the details while making “Six.” Find out how the brotherhood and mindset developed in their training has infused the cast and crew.

The Construction Leading Edge Podcast
#032 Counter terrorism strategies for business

The Construction Leading Edge Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2015 53:44


This is The Construction Leading Edge podcast (www.constructionleadingedge.com), my name is Todd Dawalt, and my job is to help you grow your leadership skills, grow your business and grow your income. Need help with daily reports? Sign up for a free 15 day trial of Raken In this episode, I interview Chris Fussell. He is the Chief Growth Officer at McChrystal Group. He's an author of the New York Times bestseller, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement in a Complex World. Chris was commissioned as a Naval Officer in 1997, and spent the next 15 years on US Navy SEAL Teams, leading SEAL elements in combat zones around the globe, including Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. A few years ago, Chris left the Naval Special Warfare Development Group to join the McChrystal Group. They are a leadership and management consultancy composed of a mix of folks from the military, academic, business, and technology sectors. Their consultants specialize in transforming stagnant and siloed organizations into cohesive, adaptable “teams of teams”. In a nutshell, in this interview you will learn about how the military special operations leadership had to change their approach during the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan and how the principles they developed apply to business today. You will learn about distributed networks, what empowered execution is and how to create a shared consciousness. Sign up for a free 15 day trial of Raken: The #1 Construction App for Daily Reporting Here's how you can learn more about and connect with Chris: His book: Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement in a Complex WorldThe McChrystal Group - www.crosslead.comTwitter - @fussellchris Chris' articles:The biggest career lesson this Navy SEAL learned in Iraq - Fortune Magazine Why Special Ops Stopped Relying So Much on Top-Down Leadership - Harvard Business Review    

The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk
045: Chris Fussell – Gun Fights To Board Rooms: The Similarities In War And Business

The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2015 52:41


Episode 045: Chris Fussell – Gun Fights To Board Rooms: The Similarities In War And Business Chris Fussell is an incredible learning leader.  Truly on another level when it comes to work ethic, grit, and intelligence.  I was absolutely honored to have this conversation with him… And even more proud to now call him a friend. Chris Fussell is the Chief Business Development Officer at McChrystal Group, leading the sales, marketing, and client relations teams.  He and his team are responsible for identifying and growing McChrystal Group’s network and client base, and for positioning CrossLead as a 21st century leadership model and globally-recognized brand. Chris is an author of the firm’s forthcoming management book, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement in a Complex World. Chris was commissioned as a Naval Officer in 1997, and spent the next 15 years on US Navy SEAL Teams, leading SEAL elements in combat zones around the globe. From war-torn Kosovo, to counter-terrorism operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, to highly specialized efforts in the troubled areas of the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa, he experienced the modern evolution of the US military’s Special Operations community, first on SEAL Teams Two and Eight, then in the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Chris was selected to serve as Aide-de-Camp to then-Lieutenant General Stanley McChrystal during General McChrystal’s final year commanding the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), where they served a year together in Iraq. He witnessed first-hand the Special Operations community’s transformation into a successful, agile network. Episode 045: Chris Fussell – Gun Fights To Board Rooms: The Similarities In War And Business Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.   The Learning Leader Show “People that are truly world class are comfortable in their skin.” – Chris Fussell Some Questions I Ask: What are common characteristics of world class performers? What is the primary role of an Ade De Camp? Why does General McChrystal only eat one meal per day? Do you? Why did you and General McChrystal risk your lives to be out in the field with the team fighting?  Is this common? What are the primary differences in the civilian business world versus what you experienced on the battlefield? What specific tactics do you use to make CrossLead stick? What is your morning routine? What is your favorite book? In This Episode, You Will Learn: The importance of being comfortable in your own skin How Chris specifically was able to “buy time” for General McChrystal The real work of an aide de camp and how it’s similar to that of the chief of staff for The President Chris’s approach to selling and relationship building His fear of being bored The elements that define a quality life  “A leader must be real… They must be authentic.” – Chris Fussell Continue Learning Learn more about Chris: The McChrystal Group Read Chris and General McChrystal’s book: Team Of Teams Follow Chris on Twitter: @FussellChris You may also like these episodes: Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks Episode 034: Jimmy Hatch – Shot While Searching For Bowe Bergdahl And Sky Diving With Gabby Giffords Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts Did you enjoy the podcast? This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Chris Fussell is leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show! Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell   Bio From McChrystalgroup.com Chris Fussell is the Chief Business Development Officer at McChrystal Group, leading the sales, marketing, and client relations teams.  He and his team are responsible for identifying and growing McChrystal Group’s network and client base, and for positioning CrossLead as a 21st century leadership model and globally-recognized brand. Chris is an author of the firm’s forthcoming management book, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement in a Complex World. Chris was commissioned as a Naval Officer in 1997, and spent the next 15 years on US Navy SEAL Teams, leading SEAL elements in combat zones around the globe. From war-torn Kosovo, to counter-terrorism operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, to highly specialized efforts in the troubled areas of the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa, he experienced the modern evolution of the US military’s Special Operations community, first on SEAL Teams Two and Eight, then in the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Chris was selected to serve as Aide-de-Camp to then-Lieutenant General Stanley McChrystal during General McChrystal’s final year commanding the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), where they served a year together in Iraq. He witnessed first-hand the Special Operations community’s transformation into a successful, agile network. In 2012, Chris left the Naval Special Warfare Development Group in order to join the McChrystal Group. Prior to becoming Chief of Network Management, he served as a Project Lead for a client engagement. Chris is also a Senior Fellow for National Security at New America, a Washington, DC-based non-partisan think tank dedicated to understanding the next generation of challenges facing the United States. Chris is actively involved in several non-profits dedicated to helping veterans and their families, and holds a seat on the Board of Directors for the Navy SEAL Foundation.   Chris earned a Masters Degree in Irregular Warfare from the Naval Postgraduate School, receiving the Pat Tillman Award for highest peer-rated Special Operations Officer in the program. His thesis work focused on the interagency collaboration and intelligence sharing processes that drove effective, cross-silo collaboration during the peak of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.