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Modern War Institute
Far-Right Extremism and the War in Ukraine since 2014

Modern War Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 65:49


How have European far-right extremists responded to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? How has the Russian government leveraged the Russian far right in service of its objectives in the war? And how should we understand the role of Ukraine's well-known Azov regiment? These questions all revolve around the complicated intersection of far-right politics, foreign fighter mobilization, and war. Exploring them requires a nuanced understanding of context that extends back much earlier than Russia's February invasion. On this episode, a joint production between MWI and the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, Kacper Rekawek joins to share insights based on years of research on the subject.

On Point
Setting Priorities and Acting on Them with Brian Elliott ‘14 and Andrew Wolgemuth ‘15, Co-Founders of Wove

On Point

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 46:08


This episode of On Point features a conversation with Brian Elliott ‘14 and Andrew Wolgemuth ‘15, Co-Founders of Wove, a 21st century jeweler bringing the jewelry designer directly to couples for custom engagement ring creation.Brian Elliott is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for reinventing outdated consumer experiences. At Wove, he focuses on Digital Product, UX and Marketing. He previously worked in two former venture-backed, consumer startups. Prior to this, Brian served as a Platoon Leader in the U.S. Army's 75th Ranger Regiment, leading a team of 40 Special Operators in unconventional environments around the world. Andrew Wolgemuth grew up in an entrepreneurial environment working at his parents' jewelry company. After attending West Point and serving as a Platoon Leader in the Army's 75th Ranger Regiment, he attended Stanford GSB's Ignite Entrepreneurship Program where the idea for Wove was born.In this episode of On Point, Brian and Andrew speak about their varying paths to attending West Point, and discuss how years of military experience are applicable to entrepreneurship and help drive their work. They discuss how the tight knit West Point community helped support their vision and afford them their success. They also talk about how they're disrupting the engagement ring industry by changing the way people buy engagement rings.---------Key Quotes“I think it is so important for founders to find people that they're compatible with. And I think what really accelerated that for Brian and I is this shared background of West Point, and then even more specifically the range of regiment. I think there's a very specific standard, very specific type of person that usually ends up there. And I think that really allowed us to have kind of instant confidence in who each other were and probably accelerated that dating period quite a bit. I always think about it now, like if I had to go out and find another co-founder, I would be scared to death, because you know, you face a lot together and there's a lot of things you have to overcome, and I think having that sense of shared values is so important.” - Andrew Wolgemuth“I think there's this question that is, how do I start a company? Right? And I think what I would challenge folks that are with that company is to reframe and say, you know, how do I test an idea? And if you remove the stress and the pressure of starting a company, which comes with all of these legal constraints and structural constraints where you're really focusing on the wrong thing, but instead say like, I have an interesting idea, what's the fastest way I can test this without a technical build. And you go out and test that idea, you remove the constraints, and the barriers, and the how am I gonna fund this, and you just go out and focus on the hypothesis.” - Brian Elliott---------Episode Timestamps(02:18) Segment: AAR(04:47) Experiences at West Point(10:48) Choosing military branches(16:48) Segment: Sit Rep(22:52) Starting Wove(25:23) Where Wove currently stands(29:30) Most expensive ring sold(32:29) The process at Wove(39:44) Segment: SOP(42:22) Segment: Giving Back(44:24) What's next for Wove---------LinksBrian's LinkedInAndrew's LinkedInWest Point Association of GraduatesOn Point Podcast

Build a Winning Team with Tim Schurrer
Dr. Nate Zinsser, Director of West Point's Performance Psychology Program on Building Confidence

Build a Winning Team with Tim Schurrer

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 39:20


Dr. Nate Zinsser has spent his career training the minds of the U.S. Military Academy's cadets as they prepare to lead and perform when the stakes are the very highest.  Not only this, he's coached world-class athletes like two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, numerous Olympic medalists, professional ballerinas, and other athletes, teaching them to overcome pressure and succeed on the biggest stages. Dr. Zinsser's book is called “The Confident Mind” and as soon as I started to read it, I knew I had to find a way to get him on this podcast. Because if you want to build a winning team, you need to start by building confidence.  Get a copy of Dr. Z's book “The Confident Mind”: https://amzn.to/3SE9TTt  Order your copy of “The Secret Society of Success” on Audible: https://adbl.co/3uSHzTs

History Unplugged Podcast
Gen. George Marshall and Henry Stimpson Built America's WW2 War Machine and Created the Postwar Global Order

History Unplugged Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 57:40


Five years after World War II ended, Winston Churchill said he was still amazed that the United States, which before WWII had a tiny military and was fully committed to isolationism, “were able not only to build up the armies and air force units, but also to find the leaders and vast staffs capable of handling enormous masses and of moving them faster and farther than masses have ever been moved in war before.” He was speaking in general about the United States, but much of the credit arguably was with Chief of Staff Gen. George Marshall and Secretary of War Henry Stimpson.From 1940 until the end of the war, Marshall and Stimson headed the army machine that ground down the Axis. Theirs was one of the most consequential collaborations of the twentieth century. According to Dwight Eisenhower, the two possessed more greatness than any other men he had ever met.The general and the secretary traveled very different paths to power. Educated at Yale, where he was Skull and Bones, and at Harvard Law, Henry Stimson joined the Wall Street law firm of Elihu Root, future secretary of war and state himself, and married the descendant of a Founding Father. He went on to serve as secretary of war under Taft, governor-general of the Philippines, and secretary of state under Hoover. An internationalist Republican with a track record, Stimson ticked the boxes for FDR, who was in the middle of a reelection campaign at the time. Thirteen years younger, George Marshall graduated in the middle of his class from the Virginia Military Institute (not West Point), then began the standard, and very slow, climb up the army ranks. During World War I he performed brilliant staff work for General Pershing. After a string of postings, Marshall ended up in Washington in the 1930s and impressed FDR with his honesty, securing his appointment as chief of staff.Today's guest is Edward Aldrich, author of The Partnership: George Marshall, Henry Stimson, and the Extraordinary Collaboration that Won World War II. Marshall and Stimson were two very different men who combined with a dazzling synergy to lead the American military effort in World War II, in roles that blended politics, diplomacy, and bureaucracy in addition to warfighting. They transformed an outdated, poorly equipped army into a modern fighting force of millions of men capable of fighting around the globe. They, and Marshall in particular, identified the soldiers, from Patton and Eisenhower to Bradley and McNair, best suited for high command. They helped develop worldwide strategy and logistics for battles like D-Day and the Bulge. They collaborated with Allies like Winston Churchill. They worked well with their cagey commander-in-chief. They planned for the postwar world. They made decisions, from the atomic bombs to the division of Europe, that would echo for decades.

The Road to Now
#243 Out of the Trenches: What a World War I Truce Can Teach Us About Modern Politics w/ Curt Stedron

The Road to Now

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 58:10


Partisanship in politics has become increasingly tense in the 21st century, and while many Americans lament this polarization, few seem convinced that a rapprochement is possible. Yet history is full of proclaimed enemies striking mutually beneficial deals even in the toughest conditions. In this episode, NCSL Director Curt Stedron explains how a deep examination of the Christmas truce struck between Entente and Allied powers during World War I can reveal some core lessons for finding common ground in even the most horrific conditions. Curt Stedron is Director on the Legislative Training Institute at the National Conference of State Legislatures, a non-partisan organization whose mission is “to advance the effectiveness, independence and integrity of legislatures and to foster interstate cooperation.” He is a graduate of West Point and previously served as an Officer in the US Army. This conversation grew out of his talk “Lessons in Trust: The Christmas Truce of 1914,” which he delivered at the 2022 NCSL Legislative Summit and can be viewed via NCSL's linkedIn page here. This episode was edited by Gary Fletcher.

Alabama Freshwater Fishing Report
Coosa, Tennessee River, Eufaula and West Point Fishing Report for August 1-7, 2022

Alabama Freshwater Fishing Report

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 62:01


On this week's show, Brian Senn talks with some of the best freshwater anglers in Alabama. This week our contributors are Garrett Wade with the Tennessee River Report, the 2021 Bass Pro Shops U.S Open Champion Tucker Smith with the Coosa Report, and Steve Graziano with the Eufaula/West Point Report. Plus, Tucker discusses his new artificial bait product, the Picasso Speed Drop, and why you need to get one. Enjoy the show, stay hydrated, stay deep, and get out on the water this weekend! Get Tucker's Picasso Speed Drop >>> Show Sponsors: AFTCO L&M Marina Boaters List Southeastern Pond Management Photonis MB Ranch King Hilton's Real-Time Navigator Buck's Island Marina Fishbites Killerdock Outdoor Alabama YUDU National Land Realty Great Days Outdoors  

Marietta Daily Journal Podcast
Marietta Students Start the School Year Off Right

Marietta Daily Journal Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 14:13


MHS seniors engaged in the annual "senior prank" tradition; A shooting fugitive was found in West Point; and we find out what is happening Out and About in Cobb this weekend.  #CobbCounty #Georgia #LocalNews      -            -            -            -            -            The Marietta Daily Journal Podcast is local news for Marietta, Kennesaw, Smyrna, and all of Cobb County.             Subscribe today, so you don't miss an episode! MDJOnline            Register Here for your essential digital news.          Email bgdoughnut22@gmailcom for your chance to win a $15 gift card from Dough in the Box https://www.chattahoocheetech.edu/ https://cuofga.org/ https://www.esogrepair.com/ https://www.drakerealty.com/ https://doughinthebox.com/         Find additional episodes of the MDJ Podcast here.             This Podcast was produced and published for the Marietta Daily Journal and MDJ Online by BG Ad Group   For more information be sure to visit https://www.bgpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Modern Leadership with Jake Carlson
Biking 1700 Miles for My Troops

Modern Leadership with Jake Carlson

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 32:23


Today's Guest Expert: Chris Kolenda     Christopher Kolenda, PH.D., is the founder of the Strategic Leaders Academy, works with leaders who want to apply insights from history and military operations to transform their businesses. A West Point graduate, recognized combat leader, and retired Army colonel, he defied conventional wisdom in Afghanistan by motivating a […] The post Biking 1700 Miles for My Troops appeared first on Jake A Carlson.

The Rolling Thunder podcast
Ep 96 - Thomas Gilpin : Hunter, Guide, Surfer, Paleontologist

The Rolling Thunder podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 43:50


On our way back from West Point, MS, we fired up the podcast board and recorded an episode with our good buddy, Thomas Gilpin. Thomas is a lot of things; he's a hunter, a co-owner and guide of Ole Dog Outfitters in Alberta, a surfing and taco connoisseur, and a part-time paleontologist and shark tooth hunter when he's back home in South Carolina. He's packed a lot into his life and he's not close to slowing down. Grateful to call him a friend. We think you'll enjoy hearing from him!  If you like the show, share it with a friend and leave us a review wherever you listen to podcasts. It helps us get the Sound of a New Generation out to more folks! 

EQ for Entrepreneurs
#264: Learning EQ Lessons At Every Level? A Conversation With Hollywood Writer & West Point Classmate, TJ Brady

EQ for Entrepreneurs

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 18:55


A super reflective conversation with my West Point classmate & Hollywood Writer, TJ Brady.    He shared some emotion & leadership insights on his experience of being in charge of the new TV Drama “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” that aired earlier this year on Peacock.    How are you growing both professionally AND internally?    Many are just focused on professional growth.    Are you emotionally prepared to face & deal with the next level of challenges at your next promotion / level-up?    How do you know you're ready?    What does your emotional fitness program need to look like in order for you to be prepared for the next level, next phase of your life?    EQG Ep. 95, Interview With Hollywood Writer & West Point Grad, TJ Brady (iTunes) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/eq-for-entrepreneurs/id1497445408?i=1000503061046   EQG Ep. 95, Interview With Hollywood Writer & West Point Grad, TJ Brady (YouTube) https://youtu.be/X53rt2BVThU   If you're ready to take your emotional growth to the next level, join the EQ Mafia at https://www.eqgangster.com/.

Acta Non Verba
WARRIOR WISDOM BOOK REVIEW: Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants to Be

Acta Non Verba

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 13:00


On today's episode I'm reviewing Steven Pressfield's most recent book, Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants to Be. Listen in as I explore the concepts of resistance, the lives within us, and what's really stopping you from accomplishing your goals. During last week's conversation Steve shared how it took nearly 30 years to get his first book published at the age of 54 and how his book will help you understand what's holding you back from your own dreams.   Steven Pressfield is the author of The War of Art which has sold over a million copies globally and been translated into multiple languages. He is a master of historical fiction with Gates of Fire being on the required reading list at West Point and the recommended reading list of the Joint Chiefs. His other books include A Man at Arms, Turning Pro, Do the Work, The Artist's Journey, Tides of War, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Last of the Amazons, Virtues of War, The Afghan Campaign, Killing Rommel, The Profession, The Lion's Gate, The Warrior Ethos, The Authentic Swing, An American Jew, Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t, and The Knowledge.   His debut novel, The Legend of Bagger Vance was over 30 years in the making. He hasn't stopped writing since.   Steve lives and writes in California. You can follow him on IG @steven_pressfield. Sign up for his weekly writing newsletter at stevenpressfield.com   Learn more about the gift of Adversity and my mission to help my fellow humans create a better world by heading to www.marcusaureliusanderson.com. There you can take action by joining my ANV inner circle to get exclusive content and information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

On Point
Coaching and Leading with a Values-Based Culture with Coach Mike Krzyzewski ‘69, Retired Men's Basketball Head Coach at Duke University

On Point

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 55:58


This episode features an interview with Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski ‘69, a Naismith Hall of Fame coach, a five-time national champion at Duke, and a six-time gold medalist as head Coach of the US Men's National Team. He was also the West Point Men's Basketball Head Coach from 1975 to 1980.Coach K was initially reluctant to attend West Point, but eventually realized how much he loved the academy, the Army, and the importance of being exposed to so many different ways of leading. In his senior year, Mike was captain of West Point's basketball team. Following graduation, he served in the Army for five years before beginning his college coaching career. Mike believes that the education, training, and environment of West Point benefits people well beyond their time attending the academy. He sees the culture based system of shared values as important for being a lifelong learner and leader, which has helped him coach and guide his players to become well-educated, strong, successful men both on and off the court. In this episode of On Point, Coach K talks about how he ensures that failure is not a destination, and how accountability helps people become the best version of themselves. He explains how his time at West Point and in the military informed and affected his approach to teaching and coaching. Mike provides insight into his career coaching in college and the US Men's National Team, along with the challenges and solutions for teaching the youth of today. He also describes the importance of communication, and creating powerful and inspiring visions that have helped  lead and motivate his teams.---------Key Quotes"In the military, obviously it can be life or life or death. And so in sport we talk about it being life, but it's not. There is pressure and all that, but you need to know the truth in that moment. You have to have the courage to say or do what needs to be said or done in the moment it needs to be said or done. And really that's what the academy was all about and still is about.""A culture based on value stands the test of time. It's great during good times, but you know what? It's even better during the tough times. And so what I've learned is whether the unit, I was an artillery officer, or the unit I was in, or the teams, you know, whether it be West Point teams, Duke teams, or I was an 11-year coach for the US team; I've always tried to create a good culture and based on values."---------Episode Timestamps(03:52) Playing for West Point(07:50) Lessons learned as a cadet(13:36) Building culture in sports(18:24) Developing leadership skills(22:40) Coaching at Duke(31:58) Balance in teaching others(37:29) Teaching the youth of today(39:16) Challenges faced with change and communication(46:31) Creating impactful visions and messages(52:00) Giving back to fans---------LinksCoach Mike Krzyzewski's LinkedInCoach Mike Krzyzewski's TwitterGeneral (Ret.) Bob Brown's LinkedInWest Point Association of GraduatesOn Point Podcast 

Sovereign Futures
121 - Under the Influence with Dr. Jeffrey Fannin

Sovereign Futures

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 45:05


Our guest today has been involved in the field of neuroscience for two decades and has been regarded as one of the foremost Brain Performance Experts in the country. Dr. Jeffrey L. Fannin has a Ph.D. in Psychology, an MBA, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications and is the creator of the Center for Cognitive Enhancement that later transformed into Thought Genius, LLC where he and his s team of experts have been brain-mapping and training the brain for over 17 years. He has worked with traumatic brain injury, stroke, chronic pain, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, depression, as well as personal performance related to academics, sports, and executive leadership training to enhance mental and emotional dexterity. His cutting-edge research, co-authored with Rob Williams was published in a variety of peer-reviewed scientific journals presenting accurate measures for creating balanced brainwave energy. For the past years, he and his team did international research with Dr. Joe Dispenza regarding personal transformation. As a Neuroscientist, he has worked with meditators and consulting and training over 4,000 + individuals from different countries, walks of life, and educational backgrounds. Dr. Fannin appears in the movie “PGS Personal Guidance System – Intuition as the neuroscientist explaining intuition."Dr. Fannin was part of a research team at Arizona State University researching neuroscience and leadership; focusing on research accomplished at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He has appeared on Quantum World TV, The New Frontier, and Awakening; also, on Gaia TV, You Are Not Your Brain.   His work has been featured in local media, and international media such as the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, ABC Daily, Business Week, London Financial Times, Singapore's Weekend Edition, BBC radio, and many more. Dr. Fannin also hosted a popular weekly radio show, "Help! My Thoughts Are Holding Me Hostage". He is the author of "Thought Genius: Commanding The Power of Thought". Recognizing that thought is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. This book teaches you how to harness your thoughts, connecting them with universal principles to be, do or have anything you desire.His new book: "Under The Influence: Energy + Frequency + Vibration = Well-Being" which will be published this year, speaks about how science tells us all things have a frequency. Our bodies, the body cells therein can generate and receive energy. Energy is information that functions by sending and receiving specific vibrations. When our natural frequencies become mixed up or distorted, the body's ability to self-regulate and maintain a healthy function is compromised and good things stop happening.This is the first part of three, of Dr. Fannin sharing with us the fascinating world of the mind, heart resonance, chakras, morphogenetic field and what it takes for us human beings to live with optimal performance and how we can all rejuvenate and activate the energy, frequency, and vibration of that energy at the cellular level.In his words, Dr. Fannin tells us that "The fact is…we are under the influence of energy, frequency, and vibration it affects everything in our life, including our ability to function and our well-being to enjoy life. This book;  "Under The Influence: Energy + Frequency + Vibration = Well-Being”unlocks the secrets of the universe to guide you in easy, non-scientific terms, understanding how you can apply the universal laws of energy, frequency, and vibration to design your aspirations into what you require for yourself.  If you want to learn more about Dr. Fannin, visit his social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.fannin.9Webpage: https://thoughtgenius.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thought_genius/Visit https://delaflorteachings.com/faith to receive the “21 Days of Faith in Action Course” as our gift to you.Podcast sponsored by Delaflor Teachings International and produced by Asynd Media.

TNT Radio
Joachim Hagopian on The Hrvoje Morić Show - 02 August 2022

TNT Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 55:34


GUEST OVERVIEW: Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate, former Army officer and author of “Don't Let the Bastards Getcha Down.” After the military, Joachim earned a master's degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist. As an independent journalist for over 8 years, Joachim has written hundreds of articles for many news sites, like Global Research, lewrockwell.com and currently https://jamesfetzer.org/

Unbreakable Podcast with Thom Shea
252. Navy SEAL vs Army: Warrior Rising Charity. Part 1

Unbreakable Podcast with Thom Shea

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 32:35


Andy v. Jon 1/2 Ironman In honor of the 133rd Army-Navy football game to be played in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this December, two of our supporters, both former military have thrown down the gauntlet to raise support for Warrior Rising in the time-honored tradition of the rivalry pitting America's Elite Military Academies and service members against one another.  Andy Riise, West Point graduate and career Army officer vs. Jon Macaskill, retired Navy SEAL are training to compete in a Half Ironman 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run in Waco, TX this October 16 for the benefit of Warrior Rising. Support Warrior Rising and the entrepreneurs we serve by supporting Andy and Jon in their quest for Ironman supremacy.  (links below)   What is Warrior Rising primer: Founded in 2015, Warrior Rising is a non-profit started by Veterans, for Veterans. The Warrior Rising team has a singular goal: transform Veterans into Vetrepreneurs. We have achieved this through carefully selecting strategic partners in business, and leveraging a vast network of young professionals and successful entrepreneurs from a wide variety of backgrounds. The organization hosts a robust team of professionals, business owners, and experts in their fields. Since 2015 Warrior Rising has grown from a regional to a national organization with a robust outreach assisting more than 3000 veterans annually. Warrior Rising has developed sophisticated programs that leverage remote learning, built a network of mentors and coaches, and has awarded grants that will result in creating one hundred veteran-owned businesses valued at more than $1 million by 2024. The Warrior Rising team listens to veterans and provides them exactly what they need. As opposed to some non-profits, Warrior Rising doesn't give a veteran one good day… we give veterans the opportunity to earn their success and have one good life!   https://www.warriorrising.org/armyvnavy2022/

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
7/25/22 John Vaughn on Why People Aren't Joining the Military

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 33:15


 Download Episode. Scott spoke with retired U.S. Army Captain John Vaughn about the Military's recent recruitment troubles. Vaughn gives an insider's take on why interest in joining up has been dropping and highlights some relevant statistics. He reflects on his own experience enrolling at West Point before deploying to Kuwait, Afghanistan and Poland.  Discussed on the show: “Evacuation Eyewitness: What I Saw in Kabul” (Libertarian Institute) “A Veteran Explains Why People Aren't Joining the Military” (Libertarian Institute) “Every branch of the military is struggling to make its 2022 recruiting goals, officials say” (NBC News) John Vaughn is a retired United States Army Captain. He graduated from West Point in 2013 and commissioned as an Infantry officer before becoming an Information Technology Systems Engineer for the U.S. Army. He has served as a Platoon Leader at Fort Bliss, TX, as a Company Commander at Fort Benning, GA, and as an instructor at the Army's Officer Candidate School. He has deployed to Kuwait, Afghanistan and Poland and has been published in the Army's Signal Magazine. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG.

WHRO Reports
School officials, advocacy groups get involved in West Point transgender student case

WHRO Reports

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022


More than a dozen public figures and LGBTQ advocacy groups want the state Supreme Court to uphold a decision that says requiring teachers to use a student's preferred pronoun is not in violation of their rights. A note of transparency: West Point Public Schools is a member of the Hampton Roads Education Telecommunications Association, or HRETA, which holds WHRO's license.

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews
7/25/22 John Vaughn on Why People Aren't Joining the Military

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 34:29


Scott spoke with retired U.S. Army Captain John Vaughn about the Military's recent recruitment troubles. Vaughn gives an insider's take on why interest in joining up has been dropping and highlights some relevant statistics. He reflects on his own experience enrolling at West Point before deploying to Kuwait, Afghanistan and Poland.  Discussed on the show: “Evacuation Eyewitness: What I Saw in Kabul” (Libertarian Institute) “A Veteran Explains Why People Aren't Joining the Military” (Libertarian Institute) “Every branch of the military is struggling to make its 2022 recruiting goals, officials say” (NBC News) John Vaughn is a retired United States Army Captain. He graduated from West Point in 2013 and commissioned as an Infantry officer before becoming an Information Technology Systems Engineer for the U.S. Army. He has served as a Platoon Leader at Fort Bliss, TX, as a Company Commander at Fort Benning, GA, and as an instructor at the Army's Officer Candidate School. He has deployed to Kuwait, Afghanistan and Poland and has been published in the Army's Signal Magazine. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

We Are Superman
#219 - WE ARE TONY HOFMANN USING GRIT TO GO THE DISTANCE FOR VETERANS

We Are Superman

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 69:27


In June, I was volunteering at the Resurrection Aid Station at the Leadville Marathon and Heavy Half, and noticed a couple of groups running together wearing neon green shirts that said Team Leadville and STOP Veteran Suicide, which immediately drew my interest. Never one not to initiate a conversation, I chatted with a few of them – not holding them up from continuing their mission to complete their races – but long enough to learn they were supporting an organization called Warriors Ascent that assists veterans to overcome Post-Traumatic Stress. They also told me that I needed to talk to the guy who put all of this together, Tony Hofmann. As it turns out, Tony is quite the energetic, dynamic leader, and definitely a motivating force behind the Team Leadville group. A retired colonel, West Point graduate, and Army Ranger, Tony has completed the Boston Marathon 13 times and the Leadville Trail 100, among many other tests of stamina. He is a district commander in the Army Corps of Engineers, and led their efforts to rebuild Joplin, Mo. following its devastating tornado in 2012, which was complicated by unprecedented flooding of the Missouri River. He has also authored two books, “Embracing Grit” with a foreward by Leadville 100 founder Ken Chlouber, and “Endurance, Teamwork and Grit” that are great reads for anyone seeking the inspiration to dig deep to achieve their goals, and to learn about the history of Team Leadville's efforts to improve the lives of veterans. He defines grit as putting yourself on a personal journey to do something you thought might be out of reach, devoting the necessary time and effort to prepare for it, but not knowing what the result might be. That certainly characterizes going for any goal, whether athletic, career, self-improvement, etc., doesn't it? His overarching message is that anyone can achieve meaningful goals even in a busy life balancing family, work, and more. Ken says that Tony is the “real deal,” and I think you'll find that true listening to him in this episode. I am so glad I took the time to talk to those Team Leadville warriors at Resurrection because it led me to get to know this remarkable man, and I'm going to be very proud to wear their shirt when I'm running the Leadville Trail 100 myself in a few weeks. I hope that you get a lot out of this inspirational conversation and also just enjoy listening to him.Tony Hofmannwww.tonyhofmanngrit.comFacebook tony.hofmann.50Instagram @thofmanngritLinkedIn linkedin.com/in/tony-hofmann-pmp-f-same-5534bb3Bill Stahlsilly_billy@msn.comFacebook Bill StahlInstagram @stahlor

United Basketball and Leadership Podcast
Ep 130 | Babe Kwasniak | West Point Leadership & Mental Health

United Basketball and Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 64:52


Babe Kwasniak just completed his first season as the Boys' Varsity Basketball Coach at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Willoughby Hills, Ohio in the fall of 2021. He led them to a 24-2 record, the best in school history. Prior to Cornerstone, Kwas served 10 seasons as the boys varsity basketball coach at his alma mater Villa Angela St. Joseph High School in Cleveland, Ohio. Babe was a three time state champion as a player at VASJ under his father, the coaching legend, Ted Kwasniak. He played division one basketball at West Point where the discipline he learned at home served him well during his time in the army. Upon returning to his alma mater as the boys varsity coach in 2010 Kwas led VASJ to five straight state championship games winning it all in 2013, 2015, and 2017. His father Ted was his assistant throughout his tenure as the leader of the Viking program. In addition to our usual hoops talk, Kwas speaks candidly about the realness of PTSD, dealing with suicidal thoughts and actions, and shares the real life struggles he has gone through over the years. Hoosier Gym Coaches Clinic - Go to link for all information | Code JimmyChitwood for an extra discount View schedule, pricing and registration for Hoosier Gym Coaches Clinic https://unitedbaskeballclinics.ticketspice.com/hoosier-gym-coaches-clinic United Basketball Plus | Resource for coaches | UB+ members receive 50% Hoosier Gym Coaches Clinic www.unitedbasketballplus.com Video Preview of United Basketball Plus https://vimeo.com/686107118/09bb5892b7 This episode is sponsored by the Dr. Dish Basketball. Mention "United Basketball & Leadership Podcast" and receive $300 off on the Dr. Dish Rebel, All-Star, and CT models. Connect with Dr. Dish on Twitter or Instagram @drdishbball Connect with our host, Matt on Twitter - @coachmwsmith and @unitedbballplus

The Gary Bisbee Show
74: Inside Operation Warp Speed

The Gary Bisbee Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 35:48


Meet Paul Mango:Paul Mango is the former Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy at Health and Human Services and was part of the leadership for Operation Warp Speed. He is the author of “Warp Speed: Inside the Operation That Beat COVID, the Critics, and the Odds.” Previously, he was the Chief Principal Deputy Administrator and Chief of Staff at Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Paul received a Bachelor's in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  Key Insights:Paul Mango shares first-hand insights into Operation Warp Speed (OWS), which got a COVID-19 vaccine to the American people in less than 10 months.  Keys to Success. Paul points to 5 key factors that led to OWS's success: the historical development of mRNA technology, understanding the pharmaceutical industry, a venture capital mindset, bypassing bureaucracy, and public-private partnerships. Fail Fast. While problems occurred, few challenges significantly delayed OWS. The team had many seasoned logistics, manufacturing, and vaccine development experts that were able to predict problems before they happened.Leadership also had the philosophy of “fail fast,” figure out the issue quickly and solve it.Advice for Up-and-Coming Leaders. Leadership is not about being on top, it's about being out in front. Understand how the world is changing so your organization can adapt and survive. Additionally, the value of the team is always greater than the value of any individual.  Relevant Links: Check out “Warp Speed: Inside the Operation That Beat COVID, the Critics, and the Odds”“Former Warp Speed official reflects on triumphs, tribulations of COVID vaccine rollouts”

Thunder & Lightning
T&L Exclusive: Brandon Walker on Barstool, The Bulldogs, and Being the King

Thunder & Lightning

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 44:34 Very Popular


There is only one Brandon Walker, and he has only continued to expand his footprint across the sports media world in his time at Barstool. But when he comes back home, he's still the West Point kid we all know and love. Brandon joins Brian Hadad for a candid talk about his success at Barstool, what's next for him this upcoming year, and his thoughts on Mississippi State sports - Contains some adult language

The 'X' Zone Radio Show
Rob McConnell Interviews - LT COL DENNY GILLEM - Senseless Terrorist Attacks

The 'X' Zone Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 14:01


As we look into who, what , where and why when it comes to trying to make sense of the senseless terror attacks that occur, let first try to uncover where it stems from. Every lethal terrorist attack in the United States in the past decade and a half has been carried out by American citizens or legal permanent residents, operating either as lone wolves or in pairs, who have no formal connections or training from terrorist organizations such as al Qaeda or ISIS. The homegrown terror threat poses a huge problem for U.S. law enforcement, as lone wolves are not communicating via email or on the phone with foreign terrorist organizations, the type of communications that can be intercepted by the U.S. intelligence community. How will it ever be stopped?After graduating from West Point, Colonel Gillem served 22 years in the Army, first as an Airborne Ranger with two combat tours, for which he was awarded two purple hearts and seven awards for Valor. Colonel Gillem also served as a Mideast War Planner while serving at US Readiness Command. To learn more about Colonel Gillem please visit www.frontlinesoffreedom.com22

Acta Non Verba
STEVEN PRESSFIELD: Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants to Be

Acta Non Verba

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 61:50


On today's episode Steven Pressfield shares the power of resistance and how creatives can overcome self-doubt. Listen in as Steven and I discuss the barriers we create for ourselves by giving into resistance, the excavating process of writing, and how continuing to write after success is an ongoing process of following your own compass.   Steven Pressfield is the author of The War of Art which has sold over a million copies globally and been translated into multiple languages. He is a master of historical fiction with Gates of Fire being on the required reading list at West Point and the recommended reading list of the Joint Chiefs. His other books include A Man at Arms, Turning Pro, Do the Work, The Artist's Journey, Tides of War, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Last of the Amazons, Virtues of War, The Afghan Campaign, Killing Rommel, The Profession, The Lion's Gate, The Warrior Ethos, The Authentic Swing, An American Jew, Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t, and The Knowledge.   His debut novel, The Legend of Bagger Vance was over 30 years in the making. He hasn't stopped writing since.   Steve lives and writes in California. You can follow him on IG @steven_pressfield. Sign up for his weekly writing newsletter at stevenpressfield.com   Learn more about the gift of Adversity and my mission to help my fellow humans create a better world by heading to www.marcusaureliusanderson.com. There you can take action by joining my ANV inner circle to get exclusive content and information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

On Point
Business can be a Source for Good with Kimberly Jung ‘08 and Emily Miller ‘08, Co-founders of Rumi Spice

On Point

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 46:16


In this episode of the WPAOG Podcast, Bridget Altenburg ‘95, President and CEO of the National Able Network, is joined by Kimberly Jung ‘08, CEO of Blanchard, and Emily Miller ‘08, Senior Impact Fund Manager at Twilio.org. In 2014, they founded Rumi Spice, an award-winning social enterprise that provides high-quality, sustainably farmed saffron to world class chefs and Michelin-rated restaurants, by sourcing directly from Afghan farmers in an economic partnership partners in the supply chain.Kimberly and Emily are 2008 graduates of the US Military Academy at West Point, former US Army Engineer officers, and Harvard Business School graduates. As social entrepreneurs and co-founders, Kimberly led Rumi Spice as CEO and Emily as COO. They have employed more than 4,000 Afghan women and partnered with more than 300 Afghan farmers. Their work has been featured on Shark Tank, selected for Y Combinator's social fellowship program, and featured in the New York Times, the Atlantic, Foreign Policy, NPR, Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, Nightline with Diane Sawyer, Voice of America, Food & Wine, and more.In this episode, Kimberly and Emily talk about how their time at West Point and in the military prepared them for becoming entrepreneurs, the tremendous impact Rumi has had on the spice trade in Afghanistan, and how their startup has helped create jobs for women in the country. They also recount stories of their experiences serving abroad in the Middle East.---------Key Quotes“I think really what West Point teaches you is about leadership and management, which I think has been the most helpful in my career, and also in my time as an officer in the Army. That leadership part, you really just can't get anywhere else in the same way that West Point gives it to you. And you learn it by doing. You learn it through practice. You learn it by following. You learn it by leading in small teams over and over again, and getting feedback for how to do it better. And that's what I think is the most important thing that comes out of West Point into the Army” - Kimberly Jung “Entrepreneurship is not for everybody, but it is addicting once you do it because you realize it has so many similarities to the West Point and Army experience, you know, in combat. It's fast paced, it relies on a small, tight team. You have to move fast. You have to ruthlessly prioritize. You have to be incredibly creative about how you problem solve, and you know, make things happen. You know, you've got this big commander's intent and you have to figure out how you operationalize this and work. And then I think the other thing is just being undaunted by failure and by being told no. You know, getting comfortable with being uncomfortable all the time. I think that is, that is what entrepreneurship is.” - Emily Miller---------Episode Timestamps(02:46) High School Experiences(04:30) Why they attended West Point(06:31) Their R-Day experiences(10:03) Stories at the academy(11:09) Activities at West Point(13:15) Picking a military branch(17:58) Attending Sapper school(22:45 ) Deployment experiences(31:09) Creating Rumi Spice(35:30) Rumi's impact on Afghanistan(39:19) Business Ventures after Rumi Spice(40:49) How West Point and the military prepares entrepreneurs(43:00) How West Point and the military have helped Rumi SpiceLinksKimberly Jung's LinkedInEmily Miller's LinkedInBridget Altenburg's LinkedInWest Point Association of GraduatesOn Point Podcast

Building the Premier Accounting Firm
Money Management & Planning for Life w/ Kim Curtis

Building the Premier Accounting Firm

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 51:10


This week, Roger interviews Kim Curtis, President and CEO of Wealth Legacy Institute and author of Amazon best seller, ‘Money Secrets: Keys to Smart Investing'. Kim is highly regarded in the financial planning industry and was recognized by the Journal of Practical Estate Planning. They talk about what wealth management entails and the role wealth managers as well as accountants play in planning the financial aspect of their clients lives and getting them ready for retirement. They also discuss ‘The Law of 72' and having a healthy relationship with money among many other topics. Your Host: Roger Knecht, president of Universal Accounting Center Guest Name: Kim Curtis Kim Curtis is a nationally recognized wealth management advisor and speaker. As President and CEO of Wealth Legacy Institute, her groundbreaking work in developing a highly personal client-centric planning model was recognized in the Journal of Practical Estate Planning, winning the Editor's Choice award. This model is the cornerstone of her firm's holistic and highly successful approach to integrated wealth management, The Planning for LIFE Experience™. Kim has attained numerous professional designations and been recognized by the financial planning industry as having achieved the highest level of competence and expertise. Kim is a bestselling author of Money Secrets: Keys to Smart Investing, published by Financial Literacy Press. Kim has spoken on leadership, negotiations, and finance to organizations such as West Point, Oracle, EPA, University of Colorado Hospital, Comcast, Level 3, CenturyLink, OtterBox, Johnson & Johnson, AAUW, amongst others. She has been profiled on NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, CW, and the Wall Street Journal. Sponsors: Universal Accounting Center Helping accounting professionals confidently and competently offer quality accounting services to get paid what they are worth.   Offers: Click on the following links to get offers Retirement Secrets: Keys to Retiring Happy, Healthy & Free Money Secrets: Keys to Smart Investing Aging Parents Checklist   Get a FREE copy of these booksall accounting professionals should use to work on their business and become profitable.  This is a must-have addition to every accountant's library to provide quality CFO & Advisory services as a Profit & Growth Expert today: “in the BLACK, nine principles to make your business profitable” – e-book “Red to BLACK in 30 days – A small business accountant's guide to QUICK turnarounds” – the how-to-guide e-book for accounting professionals For Additional FREE Resources for accounting professionals check out this collection HERE!   Be sure to join us for GrowCon, the LIVE event for accounting professionals to work ON their business. This is a conference you don't want to miss.   Remember this, Accounting Success IS Universal. Listen to our next episode and be sure to subscribe.   Also, let us know what you think of the podcast and please share any suggestions you may have.  We look forward to your input: Podcast Feedback   For more information on how you can apply these principles in your business please visit us at www.universalaccountingschool.com or call us at 801.265.3777

TNT Radio
Joachim Hagopian & Harry Hatzi on The Mike Ryan Show - 27 July 2022

TNT Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 55:54


GUEST OVERVIEW: Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate, former Army officer and author of Don't Let the Bastards Getcha Down. After the military, Joachim earned a master's degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist. As an independent journalist for over 8 years, Joachim has written hundreds of articles for many news sites, like Global Research, lewrockwell.com and currently https://jamesfetzer.org/

Becoming Your Best | The Principles of Highly Successful Leaders
Episode 338 - Colonel John Spencer. Life, Leadership, and Social Connections in Modern War

Becoming Your Best | The Principles of Highly Successful Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 33:36


During a battle, the side with more chances of getting out of it victorious isn't always the best equipped, experienced, or brave; generally, it is the one with the most cohesive team. Our guest, Colonel John Spencer, divides cohesion into two groups, social and task cohesion. In his over 25 years of experience in the military, he learned that leadership is critical to guaranteeing a team's cohesion, success, and survival.Colonel John Spencer, Chair of Urban Warfare Studies at the Modern War Institute, is a veteran, a widely published author, considered one of the leading experts in military operations in cities, a teacher, and a leader with a Master of Policy Management from Georgetown University. In his over 25 years in the military, John has held ranks from Private to Sergeant First Class and Second Lieutenant to Major.As an Army officer, he was deployed twice in Iraq as an Infantry Platoon Leader and Company Commander. Colonel John Spencer is also the Co-Founder, Strategic Planner, and Deputy Director of the Modern War Institute at West Point.In this episode, we delve into Colonel John's journey in the military and how serving his country and traveling the world changed his perspective on life, purpose, and vision. He describes his realization of how writing can change lives, his passion for studying, researching, and teaching about war and its intimate connection with leadership.We also have a closer look at his family life and the experience of staying home with his children while his wife, whom he met in Iraq, was deployed for combat. Tune in to Episode 338 to discover a world where leadership and survival go hand in hand.Some Questions I Ask: How did you end up in the military? (4:44) If there's a young person that ranges 16 or 17, what advice do you have for them as they consider joining the military? (9:23) If you look back and think about the things that bring you satisfaction, what would those things be? (19:43)In This Episode, You Will Learn: Colonel John's dream job and the opportunities he got thanks to his military career (6:13) Colonel John describes the experience of staying at home with his children while his wife was deployed for combat (11:10) The importance of forming cohesive teams (12:13) The differences between the two forms of cohesion (18:43) Colonel John talks about the search for identity and purpose (22:01) The two ways in which people form strong bonds (27:29)Resources: Colonel John Spencer's website Colonel John Spencer's booksConnect with Colonel John Spencer: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter YouTube FacebookBecoming Your Best Resources: Becoming Your Best WebsiteEmail: support@becomingyourbest.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

None of the Above
The Crude Truth: Emma Ashford on the Global Energy Crisis

None of the Above

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 25:29


The fallout from Russia's war in Ukraine has disrupted the global energy market and hiked the price of fuel nearly everywhere around the world. In Europe, which finds itself caught between efforts to cut itself off from Russian oil and Moscow's firm grip on energy exports, the repercussions of today's energy crisis are acute. While in the United States, which experienced high prices at the pump, efforts have been underway to resolve the crisis. But how much control does the United States have, and does it require the United States to lean on the shoulder of illiberal partners like Saudi Arabia?   Often referred to as “black gold,” oil plays an important role in international affairs. Still, according to Emma Ashford, an oil and international relations expert, its role is frequently misunderstood. Emma joins the Eurasia Group Foundation's Mark Hannah to discuss her new book Oil, the State, and War and complicate commonly held misconceptions on oil's influence on foreign policy. Mark and Emma also break down America's efforts to address the energy crisis, green energy's potential impact on geopolitics, and the tangled web that is the global energy market.  Emma Ashford is a senior fellow at the New American Engagement Initiative at the Atlantic Council's Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and a nonresident fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point. She is the author of Oil, the State, and War: The Foreign Policies of Petrostates (2022).

Red Beard Radio
#154: Building Optionality Into Your Business | Tom Morkes

Red Beard Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 23:00


Tom Morkes is the founder and CEO of Insurgent Publishing, author of The Art of Instigating, The Complete Guide to Pay What You Want Pricing and Collaborate, and host of the iconic podcast "In The Trenches," where he interviews today's most fascinating (and sometimes controversial) marketers, entrepreneurs, and authors, including: Dr. Jordan Peterson, Seth Godin, and John Jantsch among many others.   Tom is a sought after marketing and growth consultant whose helped his clients reach the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller lists, set the record for the most-funded, non-fiction publishing project in Kickstarter history, and generate millions in sales online using his referral, influencer, and affiliate marketing strategies.   Tom's ideas on marketing and entrepreneurship have been featured in a variety of top publications, including: Inc., Forbes, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, and Growthhacker TV.   Tom is a West Point grad and Iraq War veteran who spent 5 years as a commissioned officer in the US Army before making the plunge into writing, publishing, and entrepreneurship. When Tom isn't helping brands and businesses grow their profit, he spends his time with his family, working outside on his mountain homestead, and drinking just the right amount of coffee. You can get inside Tom's brain by reading his blog at tommorkes.com. https://www.facebook.com/tmorkes   3:02 "I want to be the person that others would want to follow, that I would want to follow." -Tom Morkes   4:08 "He had that feeling of, 'I am serving all of my employees.'" -Brian Keith   5:33 "So, I always look at things and say, 'How does this expand or give me more options?'" -Tom Morkes   13:59 "Almost always, when I come back...I know something that I didn't know before about who I am and where I'm going." -Brian Keith   15:24 "Are you still tied to that stuff that you produced over this last decade, is that still you?" -Tom Morkes   18:14 "My monetization strategy was: this is going to be good...somehow." -Brian Keith   20:27 "I'm going to stick with these three out of ten or one out of ten [strategies] and really drive it." -Tom Morkes

Sports Loft Podcast
Uncovering opportunities in sports, tech and media

Sports Loft Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 41:29


"You're working with imperfect information, trying to piece things together. It feels like a puzzle: should we or should we not make an investment in this opportunity?" That's how Lance Dietz, partner of KB Partners, describes his job of identifying successes and investing across the sports, tech and media startup landscape. It's a turbulent time for the investment space, as well as the wider economy, which seemed the perfect time to catch up with Lance to discuss all aspects of the industry. Our discussion spans how best investors can provide value for their portfolio companies beyond cold, hard cash, the opportunities around Web 3.0, how to best engage with the Gen Z audience, and the pros and cons of operating a compact investment partnership. Lance joined KB Partners in 2018, as part of the investment team after spending time as an investment banker with JP Morgan. Prior to that, he was an officer and engineer in the US Army, stationed in Germany, Afghanistan and across the US. He also played competitive basketball at West Point in the Patriot League.   Among the many insights offered up by Lance, one was that now might not be such a bad time to invest as it might seem. "Now could be a great time to be supporting companies and founders in spaces that you find attractive with models that are sustainable and valuations that have become more rational," he says. "I think if you capitalize those those companies well and give them enough runway, you could build a really attractive portfolio in the next twelve eighteen months at prices that seem less frothy."

AUSA's Army Matters Podcast
Rocket Launchers, Roadblocks and Other Tales of an Army Life

AUSA's Army Matters Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 19:46


With over 30 years in uniform, Colonel (retired) R.D. Hooker Jr. served in various overseas postings (Grenada, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and more), taught at West Point, and served in the White House. Host Joe Craig sits down with Hooker, who just released his seventh book, The Good Captain: A Personal Memoir of America at War, to discuss his career, the times he refused orders, and how to make a great first impression - by burning down a watchtower… Guest: R.D. Hooker, Jr., author of Good Captain: A Personal Memoir of American at War Host: Joe Craig Resources:  Casemate Publishers: Good Captain: A Personal Memoir of American at War   Credits Opening Dramatization: Narrator:  CSM(Ret.)Troy Welch Script: Anthony Del Col Sound Design: Andy Bosnak   Book: Hooker, Richard D. The Good Captain: A Personal Memoir of America at War. Philadelphia, PA: Casemate Publishers, 2022.   Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org. 

The PreachLife Frequency
WS#008- I Need A Big Booty Wife For My Son

The PreachLife Frequency

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 6:04


This time we talk to a New Orleans mother with a very well dressed son, and a West Point student who talks about what his parents did to make it through a 20 year military career with kids. Thanks for listening, tell a friend and hit the follow button.

History Goes Bump Podcast
Ep. 444 - West Point

History Goes Bump Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 40:02


The U.S. Military Academy West Point started out as a Revolutionary War-era fort that was commissioned by General George Washington. This would become the country's first military academy and still is considered the elite military academy in America. Graduates from West Point joined forces in numerous wars to achieve victory, but also fought against each other during the Civil War. Unnatural sightings and unexplained occurrences have led to numerous ghost stories. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of West Point! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Mike Rogers and features Crakow Shoes and This Month in History features President Eisenhower starting presidential helicopter travel. Our location was suggested by Marco Coronigno. This episode sponsored by Best Fiends! Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play! Check out the website: http://historygoesbump.com Show notes can be found here: https://historygoesbump.blogspot.com/2022/07/hgb-ep-444-west-point.html Become an Executive Producer: http://patreon.com/historygoesbump Music used in this episode: Main Theme: Lurking in the Dark by Muse Music with Groove Studios (Moment in Oddity) Vanishing by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4578-vanishing License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license (This Month in History) In Your Arms by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3906-in-your-arms License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Outro Music: Happy Fun Punk by Muse Music with Groove Studios The following music was used for this media project: Music: Pushing Hard For Victory by MusicLFiles Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/8149-pushing-hard-for-victory License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://cemmusicproject.wixsite.com/musiclibraryfiles And https://www.purple-planet.com/

Black Knight Nation
Nate Hunterton

Black Knight Nation

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 75:40


Former Army linebacker and captain Nate Hunterton joins the Black Knight Nation podcast to discuss his football career and life after West Point.

Good Mornings Podcast Edition
Thursday, July 21, 2022

Good Mornings Podcast Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 59:40


Throwback Thursday: Remembering our friend, colleague and community icon Dick Dougherty on what would have been his 100th birthday (at 15:43) --- While college enrollment has been steadily declining over the past three years, opportunities in the skilled trades are booming... could this be the great equalizer for disadvantaged young adults who can no longer afford traditional higher education? (at 21:21) --- Around Town: Hillcrest Golf Club will host an outing later this month to benefit the Josh Minton Foundation, established in memory of a Northwest Ohio native and West Point graduate who sadly lost his battle to cancer at the age of 32 (at 29:35)

Tactical Leadership
Being Accountable to Achieve Work-Life Balance with Christopher Ryan

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 36:06


“Some of the most productive times for me are when the phone is not ringing, the emails aren't popping in and I just have time to think.” –  Christopher Ryan In today's episode, we welcome Christopher Ryan. He is the CEO of Gobundance, a peer-to-peer mastermind organization of 800 individuals. In tandem, he is also the Founding Partner of R360, where they lead groups of sophisticated investors, philanthropists, and intellectuals. He shares that one of the main goals in his life is to help other people achieve their dreams, and he believes that networking and matchmaking are key to achieving this goal. He discusses the concept of work-life balance, or the idea that one should try to have a balance between working and living life outside of work. He recommends establishing boundaries with loved ones, staying healthy, and investing time in things that are important to you outside of work. [00:01 - 06:21] Who is Christopher Ryan? Zack introduces his guest, Christopher Ryan! Christopher tells us his fascinating journey that started with being a competitive tennis player, then moving to college, and military school Chris is motivated by helping others move forward in their lives and leaving a legacy [06:22 - 22:58] Being Accountable to Achieve Work-Life Balance Balancing work and personal life Holding partners accountable can help achieve balance The practice of “care”, both in business and in personal relationships Focus on things that matter most, outside of work Leveraging his networking and matchmaking skills Cracking the code with work-life balance Aligning with character and core values [22:59 - 33:48] Isolating Yourself That Shares Similar Goals and Values Christopher discusses the difficulties that successful people face Isolate yourself from people who share similar goals and values Gobundance proves opportunities to connect with each other and share experiences Leaving a legacy is something that a successful person would like to leave to the world   [33:49 - 39:49] Closing Segment Christopher offers to help connect with listeners with whatever they need, whether it's advice on using Gobundance or just connecting with others! Connect with Christopher (links below) Join us for Tactical Friday! Head over tohttps://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice ( myvoicechallenge.com) to find out how you can discover your voice, claim your independence, and build that thriving business that you've always wanted!   Key Quotes: “One of the great gifts of my life is that the folks at West Point allowed me to work out with their tennis team while I was a junior and senior in high school. And honestly, I think a fair number of their leadership traits and tactics showed up on the tennis court. And I picked it up and it has served me ever since.” - Christopher Ryan “A lot of us get so focused, myself included, on the here and now that sometimes it comes at the cost of what's going to be really important to us later in life.” - Christopher Ryan   Connect with Christopher Learn more about Christopher through her website: https://www.gobundance.com/ (https://www.gobundance.com/), https://www.r360global.com/ (https://www.r360global.com/), and https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherryan2/ (LinkedIn)!   Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue on putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to expand their leadership capacity or clickhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tactical-leadership/id1498567657 ( here) to listen to our previous episodes.   Tactical Leadership is brought to you by Knight Protection Services. A veteran-owned and operated company, with extensive experience in risk assessment and crime prevention. Find out more by visitinghttps://knightprotectionllc.com/ (  https://knightprotectionllc.com/)   If you...

Creating Wealth through Passive Apartment Investing
EP#262 Fulfilling Real Estate Dreams As An Agent with Gervon Simon

Creating Wealth through Passive Apartment Investing

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 17:54


"You understanding all the tools you have  at your disposal is very important when it comes to real estate."Today, I sit down with Gervon Simon, Real Estate Broker, Investor and Developer. Gervon had been serving as an officer in the Army, and he draws upon this experience when he works with his real estate clients, and is dedicated to being transparent, honest, and encouraging each step of the way. In addition to helping his clients with their real estate endeavors, Gervon also invests in real estate on his own, and in 2018 he purchased his first 2 rental properties. Before his time in real estate, Gervon was a commissioned officer in the United States Army, where he began his military career as a logistics officer. He attended The United States Military Academy at West Point from 2013-2017, where he played football and graduated with a degree in business management.Episode Spotlights- Leading team by example- Challenging yourself for the next thing- Becoming a real estate agent- Business plan with investments Book Recommendation:- Millionaire Real Estate Investor- 7 Habits of Highly successful peopleConnect with Gervon Simon - Facebook | TwitterGrab your freebie - Tips for Multifamily Investing at www.ushacapital.comFound this episode insightful? Show us some love by spreading the word on social media or  rating and reviewing the show here - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/multifamily-ap360/id1522097213Follow Rama on socials!LinkedIn | Meta | Twitter | InstagramConnect to Rama KrishnaE-mail: info@ushacapital.comWebsite: www.ushacapital.com

On Point
Leading From the Front with Brad Genser, Founder and CTO at Farther

On Point

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 41:44


This episode features a conversation with Brad Genser, Founder and CTO at Farther, the first digital family office that pairs expert advisors with intelligent technology to manage your entire financial life in one place.At Farther, Brad provides the vision for using technology to deliver an elite wealth experience for clients. Prior, Brad was at Goldman Sachs in New York where he founded and led an Artificial Intelligence team dedicated to Private Wealth, and was an advisor on a team which managed more than one billion dollars in assets for clients. Brad graduated from MIT with an SM in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. He also graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2007. Brad is a two-time Iraq war combat vet and was awarded two bronze stars.In this episode of On Point, Brad discusses the importance of fostering relationships as a leader, managing over a billion dollars in assets, and how he received two bronze stars while serving in the Iraq War. Brad also talks about the valuable lessons learned during this time in the military, which aided his efforts in founding the next great financial institution.--------“You're going from doing this huge thing, living at the very edge of life, to starting over and being like the new person who is sitting there pushing paper back and forth. And, I think that adjustment is a very jarring thing. It is not something that is abnormal, but it is something that people need to go through and deal with. The advice here, as I've gone down this journey, is realize that it will take time to adjust to your stage and give yourself time to recover and rest." - Brad Genser--------Episode Timestamps(02:00) Segment: AAR(03:00) Walking hours(04:30) Beast Barracks(09:30) Impactful classes at West Point(11:30) Mentorship(16:15) Fostering relationships with NCOs(18:45) Mental health suggestions for veterans(21:30) Segment: Sit Rep(26:45) About Farther(30:15) Valuable lessons from the military(36:00) Segment: SOP(39:00) Segment: Giving Back--------LinksBrad's LinkedInWest Point Association of GraduatesOn Point Podcast

Forged In The Fires Podcast with Fireman Rob
Mike Erwin has not only wrote the book on Lead Yourself First, he has lived it.

Forged In The Fires Podcast with Fireman Rob

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 34:44


Mike is a 2002 graduate of The U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he was commissioned as an officer and went on to serve three combat tours with the First Cavalry Division and 3rd Special Forces Group. Mike continues to serve the nation as a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, assigned to the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he is an Assistant Professor. Mike Erwin founded Team RWB in 2010 and served as the organization's first Executive Director until 2013. He continued to chair the Board of Directors until 2016, and returned as Executive Director in 2019. He is the co-author of LEAD YOURSELF FIRST by Bloomsbury Press (2017). Mike and his wife Genevieve live on a 32-acre farm in North Carolina, where they raise their five young children. Find out more about Team RWB at https://about.teamrwb.org/ Find out more about Mike Erwin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-erwin-9ba1804/

Real Things Living
The West Point Tour

Real Things Living

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 6:52


It was recommended to share my book, Expecting the Good, through reading each chapter out loud. Challenge accepted. :) This reading is about the unexpected tour of West Point that I was offered while doing research for the book. "Expecting the Good" book is a tribute to Jean-Luc Nash, a badass with a big heart. He was a West Point graduate, Special Forces Officer, Army Ranger, 82nd Airborne Commander, and Defense Attaché. What people like Jean-Luc Nash do is essential to protecting our country. This allows people like you and me to create, write, pursue our interests - whatever they are - and have the opportunity to make something of ourselves. Jean-Luc made a positive impact by being a great role model for our country, his community, and his family. He inspired many to improve themselves, not be afraid to try new things, explore, and have the courage to do what is right at any given moment. Link to watch the video on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wPdCNlODog&t=14s https://brigittecutshall.com/books

Long Shot Leaders with Michael Stein
How To Climb Mount Everest with Two Holes in Your Heart with Author and Adventurer Alison Levine

Long Shot Leaders with Michael Stein

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 39:23


How To Climb Mount Everest with Two Holes in Your Heart with Author and Adventurer Alison Levine • Team Captain, American Women's Everest Expedition • Faculty, Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point • New York Times best-selling author of On the Edge • Documentary film-maker   Alison Levine is a history-making polar explorer and mountaineer. She served as team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition, climbed the highest peak on each continent and skied to both the North and South Poles—a feat known as the Adventure Grand Slam—which only twenty people in the world have achieved. In January 2008, she made history as the first American to complete a 600-mile traverse across west Antarctica to the South Pole following the route of legendary explorer Reinhold Messner. Levine completed this arduous journey on skis while hauling 150 pounds of her gear and supplies in a sled harnessed to her waist. She made history again in 2016 when she completed two first ascents: Hall Peak in Antarctica and Khang Karpo in Nepal. Her success in extreme environments is noteworthy given she has had three heart surgeries and suffers from Raynaud's disease, which causes the arteries that feed her fingers and toes to collapse in cold weather—leaving her at extreme risk for frostbite. In addition to climbing mountains, Levine has also spent time climbing the corporate ladder. She has worked for several Fortune 500 companies in both sales and marketing roles and spent three years in finance at Goldman Sachs. She left Wall Street in 2003 to serve as Deputy Finance Director for Arnold Schwarzenegger in his successful bid to become governor of California. When not challenging herself in the outdoors, Levine focuses on training others to become strong leaders. She spent four years as an adjunct professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point in the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership. In 2013 she transitioned from training cadets to working with corporate leaders and currently serves on the board and faculty of the Thayer Leadership Group at West Point—one of the nation's premiere executive leader development programs. She was a contributing author to the book Leadership in Dangerous Situations: A Handbook for the Armed Forces, Emergency Services and First Responders (Naval Institute Press). She also served as a board member and Senior Fellow at the Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics at Duke University. Levine is the founder of the Climb High Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of jobless women in western Uganda by training them to be trekking guides and porters in their local mountains, thus allowing them to earn a sustainable living wage through climbing-related tourism. Prior to her work in Uganda, women's only avenue to earn money in this area of the country was through prostitution. Her efforts enabled the very first group of local women to climb Uganda's highest peak—Mt Stanley. Her work to change the lives of women in Africa is the subject of the PBS documentary Living Courageously. In 2019, Levine was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor which has been officially recognized by both Houses of Congress as one of our nation's most prestigious awards and is annually memorialized in the Congressional Record. A sought-after consultant and keynote speaker on the subject of leadership development, Levine has addressed audiences ranging from Fortune 500 companies to professional sports teams to the prestigious World Economic Forum at Davos. She is the author of the New York Times best-seller On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and other Extreme Environments. Having spent prolonged periods of time in some of the world's most dangerous and inhospitable places, she tackles the topics of creating cohesive teams, taking responsible risks, and developing no-nonsense leaders that can succeed in times of uncertainty. Levine was inducted into the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame in 2018. She holds a BA and honorary PhD from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Duke University, where she currently serves on the Board of Visitors. Her newest role is that of executive producer of the upcoming documentary film PASANG: In the Shadow of Everest, which chronicles the life of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (1961-1993), the first female Sherpa to summit Mt. Everest. FUN FACT: Levine's life story was the inspiration for a craft beer called Conquer the Route Chocolate Stout which is distributed by Bold Missy Brewery and features her likeness on the label.

On Point
Self Reflection as an Effective Tool for Growth with Michael Meese ‘81, President of the American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association (AAFMAA)

On Point

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 46:32


This episode features a conversation with BG (R) Michael Meese ‘81, President of the American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association (AAFMAA), a not-for-profit, member-owned financial services association that provides life insurance, military benefits counseling, Survivor Assistance Services, residential mortgages, financial planning, investment management and trust services to the American Armed Forces Community.Michael retired from the US Army as a Brigadier General after serving for 32 years. At AAFMAA, Michael oversees all aspects of the Association to ensure the financial security and independence of the American Armed Forces Community through insurance and other benefits. In his career, he served in a variety of strategic political-military positions including deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Bosnia. Michael was also the Executive Director of the Secretary of the Army's Transition Team in 2005. He is a leader in military and Veterans issues, including chairing the 2016-17 Transition Team for the Department of Veterans Affairs.In this episode of On Point, Michael talks about his time as a student, teacher, and Department Head of Social Sciences at West Point. He explains the importance of empowering people, educating them, and then allowing them the ability to run with what they've learned. Michael also gives insight into being a part of the presidential transition team, and how AAFMAA is working to give needed support to veterans, survivors, and caregivers.--------“You get paid to work out, you get paid to study, they send you to school, you get paid to read and develop professionally. And all of those skills are not there just because the military likes to do it. It's because it makes it a better force. If you have a smart force that's reading, that's studying, that's working out and it's doing all those things, it makes you more effective and it makes the force overall more effective.” - BG (R)Michael Meese ‘81--------Episode Timestamps(02:00) First segment: AAR(04:00) The Service Academy Global Summit(05:50) Michael's West Point experience(07:45) Teaching at West Point(08:00) Cadet walking hours(09:45) Mentorship(13:15) Branching in Field Artillery(17:30) Michael's Army career(23:45) Segment: Sit Rep(26:45) Retiring from the military(28:00) Working at AAFMAA(34:00) Mentorship(38:30) Segment: SOP(40:45) Physical fitness and Routines(41:30) Segment: Giving Back--------LinksMichael's LinkedInWest Point Association of GraduatesOn Point Podcast

Real Wealth Show: Real Estate Investing Podcast
Why This Real Estate Investor Isn't Waiting for Home Prices to Go Down!

Real Wealth Show: Real Estate Investing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 31:49


With home prices and interest rates up dramatically over the last yea