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Imagine a bunch of veterans sitting around a living room with their favorite adult beverage and someone brings up a topic that takes the conversation down a rabbit hole. That's our show. Grab a chair and your favorite beverage and join in on an awesome topic. Our hosts are military veterans and our … read more

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EP-353 | Competitive Mindset - A Special Breed

December 4th, 2023


You're only as good as what you did today. Acquiring and maintaining a competitive mindset will make you better at everything you do.

In this …

EP-352 | Flying the Tyrant Saddam Hussein

November 14th, 2023


Flying the Tyrant Saddam Hussein | My Story

Mohammed Sulaiman was the son of a distinguished military officer of Saddam Hussein and the Iraq Air …

EP-351 | Veterans Day - A World War 1 Story

November 9th, 2023


Veterans Day - World War I

Larry Freeland is a U.S. Army veteran from the Vietnam War whose father served in WW2 and Korea and a grandfather who served as a doughboy in World War I in Europe. In this episode Larry talks …

EP-350 | Healing From War Part II

November 3rd, 2023


This is part two on the topic of healing from the trauma of war. The previous episode is 349. If you haven't listened to that one first, it would …

EP-349 | Healing from the trauma of war

October 17th, 2023


Jared Rinehart is a former U.S. Marine as an infantryman from 2006 to 2011, and separated as a sergeant. In 2013, he became a contractor and protected a base in the southern province of Afghanistan where he saw a lot …

EP-348 | Mike S. Burke - U.S. Army Ranger & CSM

October 3rd, 2023


U.S. Army Ranger Mike S. Burke

Mike spent 23 years in the U.S. Army and 16 of those in the 75th Ranger Regiment and special operations, including 14 deployments. He retired as a Brigade level Command Sergeant Major …

EP-347 | Warrior Training Center - Fast Tracking

September 19th, 2023


EP-347 | Warrior Training Center - Fast Tracking

Somewhat unknown and hidden within Fort Moore (aka Fort Benning) is the Army National Guard's Warrior Training Center (WTC). The ARNG Warrior Training Center trains …

EP-346 | A New Army Fitness Test?

September 12th, 2023


Army Fitness - Change is Coming: Will They Get it Right This Time?

Through the years, the U.S. Army has modified how it performs fitness and tests …

EP-345 | A Day to Remember - 22 Years After

September 5th, 2023


A Day to Remember - 22 Years After

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EP-344 | 75th Ranger Regiment Low Density MOS'

August 15th, 2023


Within 75th Ranger Regiment there are many military occupational skills that are supporting roles known as "low density". Although many are within …

EP-343 | Kurt D. - Holding the keys to Nuclear Weapons

August 8th, 2023


It's not often that you get to listen to someone who was in Minot, ND at the U.S. missile center and was in charge of nuclear warheads! We sat down with Kurt to talk about just that and more.

EP-342 | Becoming an Army Ranger

July 25th, 2023


We sat down in the Darby Room at 75th Ranger Regiment HQ, Fort Moore (aka Fort Benning) with Sergeant First Class Togami and discussed the history of the 75th Ranger Regiment, the various units within and where they're …

EP-341 | Emotions in Leadership - Asset or Liability?

July 18th, 2023


Strong leaders don't command and control, they connect. Relationship-building, social skill, empathy, collaboration and awareness of yourself are all …

EP-340 | Sean Jarvis | You Can Sit Back or Be in Control

July 4th, 2023


You Can Sit Back or Be in Control

STOP: If you haven't watched "Overcoming Adversities & Getting on Track", please watch that episode first. This …

EP-339 | Sean Jarvis - Getting on Track

June 21st, 2023


Overcoming Adversities & Getting On Track

Sean Jarvis is a retired sergeant major with the U.S. Army who served as a cavalry scout on multiple …

EP-338 | The 3 Cs

June 14th, 2023


Communication, collaboration, coordination: The 3 Cs guiding successful cross-functional teams.

As a leader, understanding the importance of the 3 Cs …

EP-337 | Jeff Morris - Part 2

May 30th, 2023


The Battle of Haifa Street was a battle fought during January 2007 for the control of Haifa Street, a two-mile-long street in downtown Baghdad, Iraq, …

EP-336 | A Veteran’s Look at Memorial Day

May 23rd, 2023


A veterans look at Memorial Day. A deep dive discussion on what this holiday means for veterans and for civilians.

Please leave us a …

EP-335 | China - Russia - Ukraine & Conspiracy Theories

May 16th, 2023


Every day we're bombarded with real-time information about world events. Conspiracy theorists are thriving at the moment. Information and …

EP-334 | Sophie Hilaire - My Journey Part 2

May 1st, 2023


Sophie Hilaire | My Journey Part 2

Sophie Hilaire grew up in a very strict household. These challenging years caused her to push herself constantly …

EP-333 | Sophie Hilaire

April 19th, 2023


Please welcome Sophie Hilaire to the show! Sophie Hilaire is a former U.S. Army ordnance officer who deployed in 2012-2013, who holds a Guinness …

EP-332 | Intentional Life

April 12th, 2023


A discussion on intentional living with the fellas from Brigands, former special operations in both the Army and Air Force.

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EP-331 | JSOC Operator - Dutch Moyer Round 2

March 27th, 2023


"Dutch" Chris Moyer served 31 years in the Unites States Army, 26 of which were Special Operations Command with experience with the 19th Special …

EP-330 | Zac Brown's Camp Southern Ground

March 14th, 2023


In 2011, with the belief that his musical talent was given for the purpose of putting more good into the world, GRAMMY award-winning artist Zac Brown purchased 400 acres of farmland in Fayetteville, Georgia and built a …

EP-329 | Leading in Combat vs. Not

March 1st, 2023


We're taught to see leadership as an abstract undertaking, a matter of vision and values rather than practical detail. Combat demands more and requires self-reflection and empathy from the leader. In this episode we sit …

EP-328 | Operation Tackle Box

February 16th, 2023


Jacob is a combat veteran who served in the Army from 2007-2010, including 14 months in Afghanistan as a gunner providing security for convoy's. After his own experiences post combat, he decided to offer an outlet to …

EP-327 | One Team, One Fight

February 10th, 2023


One Team, One Fight is the name of a beer brewed by veteran Matt Berger, but it also represents how veterans should join together to support one …

EP-326 | The Power of a Tribe

January 24th, 2023


The team discuss the power of a tribe. We're joined by the fellas from Brigands Co. on this episode, Dylan and RJ.
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EP-325 | Brigands | By Any Means Necessary

January 12th, 2023


By Any Means Necessary is how these men live their lives daily. The word "BRIGAND"
is defined in the dictionary as a member of a gang that ambushes and robs people in forests and mountains, and it is known by many within …

EP-324 | Patrick Kinsella - Ranger, Afghan Female Tactical Platoon (FTP)

November 29th, 2022


Patrick Kinsella spent 1 deployment in Iraq and 4 deployments to Afghanistan while serving with 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. His time in SOF had him trained with K9s, and conducting nighttime raids on HVTs and …

EP-323 | Thomas Bryant - Ranger

November 15th, 2022


Throughout Thomas Bryant's time in the Army, he has come to find his resiliency has taken him on a never-ending battle to be the best he can be when facing any new challenge.

In 2006, Bryant was wounded in an ambush …

EP-322 | Jeromy Cummings - Taking Care of the Warrior

November 1st, 2022


Master Sergeant Jeromy Cummings is a seasoned veteran with over 16 years of active service and multiple deployments as part of the U.S. Army's elite …

EP-321 | 1SG Dan Ryan - Ranger School - Mountain Phase

October 17th, 2022


We recently had the privilege of having access to the U.S. Army's 5th Ranger Training Battalion which teaches the mountain phase of Ranger School. …

EP-320 | Circle of Five & Ranger School Mountain Phase

October 4th, 2022


Robert and Paul recently returned from visiting the U.S. Army's 5th Ranger Training Battalion (RTB) at Camp Merrill in Dahlonega, GA, having been …

EP-319: The Traverse - Applying Neuroscience Research & Leadership

September 27th, 2022


Over four days, and four mountain summits, the advisors of Azimuth Consulting Group, LLC incorporate the latest insights into neuroscience research …

EP-318 | Perfectly Flawed - Janae Sergio

September 7th, 2022


Prior to being sent to war, Janae was no stranger to facing the unknown as that’s exactly what she had to do when she was dropped off at a homeless shelter at the young age of sixteen where she spent the next two and a …

EP-317 | Marine, TBI & Fitness - Semper Stronger

August 23rd, 2022


Joel Del Rosario was on a combat mission when his vehicle was hit by an IED and he suffered a TBI. He has used healthy eating and fitness as a way to help him maintain his mental and physical abilities while remaining …

EP-316 | Trapped by Terrorists - Meyli Chapin

August 10th, 2022


On January of 2019, Meyli Chapin was trapped in a hotel room in the DusitD2 in Nairobi for seventeen long hours while Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked the property. She was completely alone, and certain she was going to …

EP-315 | Alan C. Mack - 160th SOAR

July 25th, 2022


The call to adventure was persuasive, drawing Alan into the special operations community as an MH-47 pilot with the prestigious 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR). Hard work and relentless training …

EP-314 | John Szoka

July 5th, 2022


John Szoka is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Infantry officer with twenty years of active service who went on to be a successful business …

EP-313 | Special Operations Medics

June 13th, 2022


Special Operations Medics attend some of the hardest military training and work tirelessly on their craft, often times selflessly sacrificing personal and professional goals to bring our heroes home. Brian G. is an …

EP-312 | Larry Freeland - Chariots in the Sky

May 24th, 2022


Larry Freehand joined the U.S. Army and served one tour in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division as an Infantry Officer and a CH-47 helicopter pilot. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross with one …

EP-311 | Cardia Summers - A DUI Launched a Company

May 10th, 2022


Cardia Summers joined the U.S. Army under an option 40 contract (Ranger), but experienced a setback. He didn't let that setback stop his goals and instead finally passed the Ranger assessment to join 3rd Battalion, 75th …

EP-310 | Ron O'Ferrall - Against All Odds

April 25th, 2022


Ron O'Ferrall is one of the most laid back guys you'll ever meet. Until you strike up a conversation about his past, you'd never know that he grew up in a rough neighborhood while in his youth, where family members and …

EP-309 | Kelsie Sheren - Canadian Artillery/CST

April 13th, 2022


Kelsie Sheren served four years in the Canadian Forces as an Artillery Gunner and in a role similar to the U.S. Cultural Support Team (CST). During …

EP-308 | Marshall Plumlee - From the NBA to Ranger Regiment

March 29th, 2022


Marshall Plumlee stands out in a crowd at 7-ft. tall, but he also stands out because not many players from professional sports decide to put that aside to join the U.S. military. Marshall is an active-duty U.S. Army …

EP-307 | Brian Marx - Age Doesn't Matter

March 16th, 2022


Never let anyone say that your age should stop you from fulfilling your dreams. Brian Marx joined the U.S. Army at forty years old and completed the …

EP-306 | Dave Elder - Service Dog Saves A Life

March 8th, 2022


A special story of how Dave Elder felt the need to provide Jason, an active duty Army Ranger, a service dog to help him with his post traumatic stress. That event changed Jason's life and we talk about how it all came …

EP-305 | Felipe "Pete" Peters - Ranger Regiment Recon

February 23rd, 2022


Felipe first sat with us on EP-298 and we wanted him to come back to share more of his story.

Felipe Peters spent over 11 years in the U.S. Army's elite 75th Ranger Regiment at both 2nd Battalion and with the Advanced …

EP-304 | Ray McPadden - We March at Midnight

February 9th, 2022


Ray McPadden is a former Army Ranger and ground force commander in 2nd Ranger Battalion / 75th Ranger Regiment. He began his military service as an infantry officer in 10th Mountain Division. He sits down with Robert …

EP-303 | Tom Connally

February 2nd, 2022


Tom Connally, is an experienced leader, strategist, and change agent with proven performance leading, building, and fixing organizations by creating …

EP-302 | Randy Surles

January 26th, 2022


Randy Surles served for over twenty years in the U.S. Army in Special Forces (aka Green Beret) and as an Airborne Ranger, deploying over twenty times to South America, the Middle East, and Africa. In this episode Randy …

EP-301 | Don Dorman

January 12th, 2022


Don Dorman served in the U.S. Marine Corps and has spent most of his life in law enforcement. In this episode, we discuss his time in the Marines, …

EP-300 | Nick Lavery - Objective Secure

January 3rd, 2022


Nick is currently serving the United States citizens as a U.S. Army Special Forces Warrant Officer, Assistant Detachment Commander and is widely recognized as an experienced subject matter expert in special operations, …

EP-299 | Tracing the Heroes of D-Day

December 22nd, 2021


Several people behind the scenes of the Normandy Institute ( join Robert on the show to discuss how they have found a way to preserve the stories of The Greatest Generation and the battles they …

EP-298 | Felipe "Pete" Peters Part I

December 14th, 2021


Felipe Peters spent over 11 years in the U.S. Army's elite 75th Ranger Regiment at both 2nd Battalion and with the Advanced Force Reconnaissance Team, aka Regimental Reconnaissance Detachment (RRD) or today as the …

EP-297 | Brandi Benson

December 7th, 2021


Brandi Benson's deployment in Iraq was cut short. She joins Paul, Jason, and Robert to explain why her story is an important one for all who deployed …

EP-296 | 1SG Jason Belford - Part II

November 16th, 2021


U.S. Army active duty First Sergeant Jason Belford joins us once again in studio to catch up from our last episode and talk about a number of points.

Taped at 15 Perry Street.

If you enjoy our content and you want to …

EP-295 | 1st SFOD-D Operator Chris VanSant Catch Up

October 20th, 2021


Former US Army Ranger and 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta Operator (1st SFOD-D, CAG, Delta Force) Chris VanSant joined Robert on this episode to discuss a number of topics and answer your questions.

If …

EP-294 | Jason Belford

September 29th, 2021


Jason Belford grew up in Kentucky but what led to him entering the Army and his journey thereafter is a story of overcoming roadblocks, …

EP-293 | Spencer Lewis

September 14th, 2021


On this episode, Spencer Lewis joins Robert and Paul to discuss his military journey that led to him later joining the U.S. Army Special Forces. He …

EP-292 | The Twenty Year War

September 8th, 2021


Tom Amenta, Dan Blakeley, and Beau Simmons join Robert and Paul on this episode. Tom and Dan both served with 75th Ranger Regiment and Beau is a …

EP-291 | Jeff Morris - Legion Rising

August 23rd, 2021


Not everyone has struggled to face their own reflection for years on end. But anyone who has experienced trauma or adversity will resonate with Legion Rising, the unflinchingly honest account of an army officer's …

EP-290 | Tommy Stoner

August 12th, 2021


Tommy Stoner served for over 29 years in the U.S. Army as both an enlisted soldier and as a commissioned officer with the majority of the that time …

EP-289 | Mike Politiwicz

August 5th, 2021


With his WWII USMC grandfather as his role model, Michael Politowicz enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2000 at age 18, but he didn’t make it very far. …

EP-288 | Casey Clarke

July 29th, 2021


In this episode, Casey Clarke joins Robert and Paul to discuss his time in US Army military intelligence and civil affairs as an officer. We also …

EP-287 | "Dutch" Chris Moyer

July 22nd, 2021


"Dutch" Chris Moyer, served 31 years in the United States Army, 26 of which were Special Operations Command with experience with the 19th Special …

EP-286 | Phil and Mike Sussman

July 13th, 2021


Phil spent time in the US Army as a cavalry scout and in special operations with multiple deployments. His brother Mike is a civilian EMS who was on …

EP-285 | Angie Nylund

July 7th, 2021


Angie Nylund is a former U.S. Army Motor Transport Operator and Multiple Launch Rocket System soldier who was diagnosed with a heart disease while …

EP-284 | Kelly Roby - Operator and K9 Handler

June 22nd, 2021


Kelly is a combat veteran who served over ten years in US Army Special Operations, as both a Ranger and a Tier 1 Operator. Kelly began his career in …

EP-283 | Bob Adams - US Navy SEAL & US Army Delta Force Physician

June 15th, 2021


Bob Adams began his military service as a U.S. Navy Division Officer and Navigator on the U.S.S. Hammer before attending Basic Underwater …

EP-282 | Ranger Training Assessment Course - WTC

June 9th, 2021


The purpose of the Ranger Training Assessment Course (RTAC)at the Army National Guard Warrior Training Center (WTC) at Fort Benning, GA is to prepare …

EP-281 | CMSgt Anthony Negron - AFSOC PJ

June 2nd, 2021


While on active duty, Tony rose to the level of Pararescue Functional Manager of Air Combat Command, overseeing policy, manpower, and readiness. …

EP-280 | Brad Thomas

May 18th, 2021


Brad began his career as an US Army Ranger with 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and saw combat in 1993 at the Battle of Mogadishu before taking the 'long walk' and becoming an operator with 1st Special Forces …

EP-279 | 75th Ranger Regiment's Military Intelligence Battalion

May 4th, 2021


We go inside 75th Ranger Regiment's relatively new Military Intelligence Battalion (RMIB) by sitting down with their command group at 75th Ranger Regiment headquarters to talk everything military intel and this …

EP-278 | Matt Tardio - From Wig to Green Beret

April 20th, 2021


Matt Tardio joined the US Army as an infantryman. What happened after his initial training is not the usual story and his experience between that training and him becoming a Special Forces non-commissioned officer are …

EP-277 | 75th Ranger Regiment Medical Section

April 6th, 2021


The third stanza of the Ranger creed is "Never shall I leave a fallen comrade …" and Ranger medics are some of the best trained to save lives on the …

EP-276 | Luke Puckett - US Army Special Forces to Drill Sergeant

March 30th, 2021


Luke Puckett came into the army under the 18X program and spent 8 years in 7th Special Forces Group and multiple deployments before recently becoming …

EP-275 | Royal Marine - Nick Goldsmith

March 24th, 2021


Nick Goldsmith served as a Royal Marines Commando for 11 years, in which time he was deployed across the world, including the Arctic, the jungle and …

EP-274 | Amber Bonds - JSOC

March 17th, 2021


Amber is a gentle soul and someone who many, including those in the SOF community, have leaned on and gained support from during her US Army career. …

EP-273 | Lee Busby - Tip of the Spear

March 8th, 2021


Lee Busby is a retired 20+ year Special Operations Veteran with service in the 75th Ranger Regiment and 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (Delta Force). Busby’s service includes 12 combat deployments as …

EP-272 | AJ Powell

March 3rd, 2021


AJ Powell served in both the Navy and the Army before separating. He was on a previous episode and he joins us again where we jump into the topic of having a motivated mindset.
If you enjoy our content and …

EP-271 | Uriah Popp - SOF Medic

February 24th, 2021


Uriah Popp is a retired Command Sergeant Major in the US Army who served a total of 23 years of active service with time as a SOF Medic with multiple …

EP-270 | Phil Sussman

February 16th, 2021


Before joining the US Army, Phil Sussman was a photojournalist
where he spent time overseas, and shortly after an Army contractor. He joined the Army within the Armor Corps as a platoon leader, executive officer, and …

EP-269 | Jim Reese - 1st SFOD-D Officer

February 10th, 2021


U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Jim Reese served 25 years in the Army and distinguished himself in the 75th Ranger Regiment and “Delta Force,” …

EP-268 | US Army Apache Fighter Pilot - Rachael Jackson

February 3rd, 2021


Rachael Jackson began her Army career as an enlisted soldier and was then selected and graduated from the United States Military Academy. She is a …

EP-267 | Doug Kiesewetter - SOFlete

January 27th, 2021


Doug Kiesewetter is the content director at SOFLETE, a company of human performance specialists helping tactical athletes realize their full …

EP-266 | Green Berets pay tribute to the French Resistance

January 19th, 2021


Three former US Army Special Forces (Green Beret's) along with George Luz Jr., the son of the legendary Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division portrayed in the HBO …

EP-265 | Catching up with Kyle Neal - Combating "Fight or Flight"

January 11th, 2021


Kyle Neal was recently on Episode 252 and returns to discuss a procedure, an injection of a long-acting local anesthetic, using ultrasound or …

EP-264 | Afterburn - John "Rain" Waters

January 4th, 2021


John "Rain" Waters is a seasoned fighter pilot with more than 960 combat hours in the MC-12W and the F-16 flying combat missions as part of both …

EP-263 | Chris VanSant, 1st SFOD-D Operator

December 14th, 2020


Chris VanSant served at the tip of the spear as an operator in the U.S. Army's 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (aka "The Unit", "Delta Force", "CAG", "Task Force Green") with over 500 combat operations, …

EP-262 | Ryan - Special Forces - The Guerrilla Group

December 8th, 2020


Ryan joined the Army and served in the infantry for 6 years before joining Special Forces. He has deployed multiple times to SE Asia and the Middle …

EP-261 | Sean "Buck" Rogers, Rising Above

December 3rd, 2020


A simple car accident changed the path of 6-year-old Sean Rogers’ life forever. His single mother checked into the hospital as a vibrant young woman …

EP-260 | Ryan Hendrickson, Tip of the Spear

November 24th, 2020


Ryan Hendrickson is a Special Forces Engineer in the U.S. Army. Ryan transferred over to the Army in 2008 after completing enlistments in both the Navy and Air Force. He has many military deployments including Iraq, …

EP-259 | Josh Porter

November 17th, 2020


Staff Sergeant Josh Porter entered the U.S. Army from the Army Reserves in 2009 as a Parachute Rigger (92R) and after initial training, including …

EP-258 | US Navy SEAL Commander Jon Macaskill

November 10th, 2020


Jon Macaskill, MMT, is a Navy SEAL Commander who has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, off the coast of Somalia, and in Panama. Jon started his Navy career as an Aircrew Survival Equipmentmen (PR), occupational specialty …

EP-257 | US Navy LT. Kellie Hall, MissUnderstood

November 3rd, 2020


LT Kellie Hall grew up in a Navy household, her dad is still serving in the Navy Reserve, and the Navy has always been the "family business". Growing …

EP-256 | US Navy SEAL Errol Doebler

October 27th, 2020


Errol Doebler is a 1991 Graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. During his time as a Naval Officer, Errol served as Assistant …

EP-255 | Functional Medicine

October 20th, 2020


Functional medicine is a form of alternative medicine whose proponents claim that it focuses on the "root causes" of diseases based on interactions between the environment and the gastrointestinal, endocrine, and immune …

EP-254 | Nick Dunn - Chennai Six - Surviving Hell

October 13th, 2020


Nick Dunn served as a member of the British Army Parachute Regiment. After service he became a maritime security guard on British vessels employed to protect them against Somali pirates. In October 2013, he and the crew …

EP-253 | Ricky Ditzel - 160th SOAR Flight Medic - TBI Discussion

October 6th, 2020


160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) is a special operations force of the United States Army that provides helicopter aviation support for general purpose forces and special operations forces. Its …

EP-252 | Kyle - 173rd Airborne Brigade Cav Scout - Traumatic Brain Injury

September 29th, 2020


Kyle was on a routine patrol as a Cavalry Scout with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Afghanistan when the vehicle he was in ran over an improvised …

EP-251 | Ben Harrow - A Story of Resilience

September 22nd, 2020


Captain Ben Harrow is a 2005 graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an accomplished officer and leader of U.S. Army Special …

EP-250 | AJ Powell - What is “Bad Leadership”?

September 15th, 2020


AJ Powell is a retired United States Army NonCommissioned Officer who served in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army. His professional military …

EP-249 | US Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Stefan Blazier

September 9th, 2020


Chief Master Sergeant Stefan Blazier "Blaze" is currently the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 37th Training Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. He is the primary advisor to the commander on all matters …

EP-248 | Rick Hogg

September 1st, 2020


Rick Hogg is a 29-year US Army Special Operation Combat Veteran with 13 combat deployments, in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

In this episode Rick sits down with Robert and talks about his time as a Special Forces Advanced …

EP-247 | US Navy SEAL - Nick Norris

August 25th, 2020


Nick Norris is a graduate of both the United States Naval Academy and Basic Underwater Demolition / SEAL (BUD/S) Class 247. Upon completion of SEAL …

EP-246 | Winter is Coming - Megan Henry

August 18th, 2020


Megan Henry is an officer in the US Army Reserve and also an Olympic athlete for the United States. "I was born two months premature by an emergency …

EP-245 | We Need to Talk About it - Veteran Suicide

August 12th, 2020


Byron, Ryan, and Robert discuss the concerns they all share on the alarming number of veteran suicides, especially within the last twelve months. Veteran suicide continues to climb despite the best efforts by the …

EP-244 | John Sherbert

August 4th, 2020


John Sherbert is a retired U.S. Army Special Forces Master Sergeant with over 20 years of Special Operations experience having served with 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, and 7th Special Forces Group, at the John …

EP-243 | US Army Psychological Operations Explained

July 29th, 2020


Psychological Operations Specialists plays a significant role in the special operations community. They operate in small, autonomous teams or with …

EP-242 | US Air Force TACP - Doug

July 22nd, 2020


Doug is a U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) specialist. TACP specialists imbed with US Army and USMC units to bring firepower and air …

EP-241 | Tora Bora - Lessons Learned - Jamey Caldwell

July 14th, 2020


Jamey Caldwell is a former U.S. Army Ranger and Delta Force Operator who previously joined us on Episode 230 and was on the ground in Afghanistan not longer after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center hunting for …

EP-240 | Taking Point - Former USN SEAL Brent Gleeson

July 7th, 2020


Brent Gleeson is a Navy SEAL combat veteran with multiple tours to Iraq and Africa and other theaters of war. Upon leaving SEAL Team 5, Brent turned …

EP-239 | Jason Van Camp - Former Green Beret, Current CEO

June 30th, 2020


Jason B.A. Van Camp is what Malcolm Gladwell would refer to as an Outlier; an exceptional person who is successful not just because of his personal …

EP-238 | High Performance Mindset | Lane Belone

June 23rd, 2020


Lane Belone is a U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) Veteran turned performance coach for entreprenuers, world explorers and those making an impact in the world. He joined Robert, Mike Pritts, and Scott on this …

EP-237 | Warriors Learn From Warriors | US Army Ranger, JB Spisso

June 16th, 2020


JB Spisso originally joined us on Episode 214, but he's back to share with you how Warriors Learn From Warriors.

JB Spisso is a retired Sergeant Major (SGM/E9) with 26 years of service, including ten years in Special …

EP-236 | Goal Setting - Dr. Corinne Devin

June 9th, 2020


This episode was taped remotely with Dr. Corinne Devin who is currently stationed in Sicily, Italy and on lock-down during the Coronavirus.

Corinne joins Robert and Scott to talk about why she creates vision boards, …

EP-235 | Creating Courage Through Leadership - JC Glick

June 3rd, 2020


"Inspiration can never be done in a negative way." - JC Glick

JC Glick is back on the show with Robert, Scott, and Don. If you've never listened to Episode 228, start there to learn more about JC. In this episode we talk …

EP-233 | Release Your Humble Alpha - Steven Kuhn

May 20th, 2020


Steven Eugene Kuhn is a decorated U.S. Military combat veteran who turns failing business into success across Europe and the US. Steven has been …

EP-232 | Byron Rodgers

May 12th, 2020


Byron Rodgers joined Robert and Byron Beplay on this episode. The topics ranged from mindset, discussing controversial topics, communication, current events, to leadership.

Byron Rodgers served as an 0311 Infantryman in …

EP-231 | US Army Ranger Angel Cortes

May 5th, 2020


Angel Cortes grew up in a tough environment, but he didn't let that stop him from excelling in everything he's done and in what he continues to do today. A remarkable story that you won't want to miss.

Support a …

EP-230 | Live Your Life Like Your One Minute Out - US Army Ranger & Delta Force, Jamey Caldwell

April 28th, 2020


In this episode, Robert and Scott talk with former US Army Ranger and Delta Force operator Jamey Caldwell.
Support a veteran owned business at today. If you are …

EP-229 | US Army Ranger - Sniper - Green Beret - Dog Handler - Gamer

April 21st, 2020


Joshua David is an active duty US Army Special Forces NCO who served with 2/75 Ranger Regiment and 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) whose now doing something we’ve never heard of.

Support a veteran owned …

EP-228 | US Army Ranger & Special Missions Unit, JC Glick - Building A Soldier That Mattered

April 14th, 2020


JC Glick is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Army who spent time with 1st Battalion, 3rd Battalion, and 75th Ranger Regiment. During his …

EP-227 | The Battle of Shok Valley | Matt Williams, Medal of Honor

April 7th, 2020


SGM Matthew Williams, a 3rd Special Forces Group operations sergeant, graduated from Angelo State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Driven to serve, Williams enlisted into the Army under the 18X …

EP-226 | US Army Special Mission Unit Counterintelligence

April 1st, 2020


Josh is a retired U.S. Army Warrant Officer who began his career enlisted as a counterintelligence soldier. He spent five years in the Special …

EP-225 | Path to US Army Ranger Assessment & Selection Program (RASP)

March 23rd, 2020


When you join 75th Ranger Regiment, "You're gonna be one of the cool guys. You're gonna be one of the guys (who's) playing Call of Duty or something …

EP-224 | USMC Rifleman & Vetrepreneur - Tactical Brewing

March 17th, 2020


Doug Meyer served for four years as a rifleman on deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. "We were in Marja, Afghanistan. When we were there in 2010, it …

EP-223 | US Army Ranger & SWAT Officer "Red"

March 10th, 2020


Wm. "Red" Redheffer is a former U.S. Army Ranger with 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and is currently a SWAT Officer near Philly.

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EP-222 | The Warriors Keep: A Combat Warrior's Journey to Inner Peace

March 3rd, 2020


Robert sat down with Mark Sanderson. Mark is a combat infantryman whose journey post service led him to finding inner peace and to climbing Mt. Kilamanjaro in Tanazania.

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EP-221 | US Army Ranger Regiment - In Their Own Words

February 24th, 2020


An exclusive discussion/episode with active duty members of the U.S. Army's elite 75th Ranger Regiment. We taped this episode at their regimental headquarters at Fort Benning, GA and discuss several topics that you …

EP-220 | British Paratrooper Mike Chadwick

February 19th, 2020


Coach Mike Chadwick is an active duty British Paratrooper and instructor.

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EP-219 | US Army Ranger Byron Beplay - Don't Be First, Don't Be Last, Don't Spotlight

February 11th, 2020


Byron Beplay served many years with the U.S. Army's 75th Ranger Regiment and was a Special Forces Combat Diver, but he's also a humanitarian who continues to find ways to serve.
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EP-218 | Max Martini

February 3rd, 2020


Max Martini joined us on this episode and we cover a lot of different topics: PTS, TBI, Hollywood's portrayal of veterans, his role in helping find …

EP-217 | Kicking it with Marty Skovlund of BRC Coffee or Die

January 28th, 2020


In this episode we kick back and shoot the s**t with former US Army Ranger Marty Skovlund Jr.
Marty is the executive editor of Black Rifle Company's Coffee or Die Magazine, a publication that covers a variety of topics …

EP-216 | The Next Hardest Challenge - Robert Killian

January 21st, 2020


Robert Killian is a Special Forces (Green Beret) officer who is also Ranger tabbed and he started his career out as enlisted. He is one of the greatest OCR athletes in the young sport’s history. At the young age of 37, …

EP-215 | US Army Ranger & Delta Force, Jeff Tiegs

January 15th, 2020


Jeff Tiegs spent over 25 years in the US Army and much of that in the US Army's special operations. He was an enlisted US Army Ranger who went to …

EP-214 | US Army Ranger, Sergeant Major JB Spisso

January 7th, 2020


JB Spisso is a retired Sergeant Major (SGM/E9) with 26 years of service, including ten years in Special Operations with the elite 75th Ranger Regiment.

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EP-213 | Living the American Dream - Tim Jensen, President of Grunt Style

December 31st, 2019


Tim Jensen is a former U.S. Marine who not long after deploying to combat in Iraq started work at Grunt Style folding t-shirts. He's now the …

EP-212 | MARSOC Raider

December 23rd, 2019


The pipeline of a U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) Raider as told by a former Force Recon and MARSOC Raider, Dan.


EP-211 | A Vietnam Special Forces Medic's Story

December 18th, 2019


Phil Gonzales completed two tours with 5th Special Forces in Vietnam, from 1969 to 1971, was assigned to the 3rd Mobile Strike Force (similar to today’s quick reaction forces), and was on various “A teams” scattered …

EP-210 | My Scars Tell A Story

December 2nd, 2019


“My scars tell a story. They are a reminder of times when life tried to break me, but failed. They are markings of where the structure of my …

EP-209 | First Impresssions Matter

November 27th, 2019


You get one shot to make a good first impression. Make it your best shot.


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EP-208 | Adapt or Fall Behind, But Live in Your Time

November 21st, 2019


Whether you're in the military or not, how well you adapt to the fast-paced changing environment around you will determine your ability to thrive and have success.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and …

EP-207 | US Army Special Operations Forces

November 13th, 2019


Don Fox and Robert Gowin sit down with Matt (Special Forces) and Eric (Civil Affairs) at Fort Benning, GA to talk about the training pipeline to …

EP-206 | Stress Can Be Healthy - Lessons From A Green Beret

November 5th, 2019


In the Special Forces Assessment & Selection - SFAS course, stress is ingrained into the training. As humans we gravitate to the path of least …

EP-205 | Active Valor. A Former US Navy SEAL Finds His Purpose.

October 25th, 2019


Our identity comes from having a purpose in life. At times we may feel like we've lost our sense of purpose, our direction, and that we are going through the motions of life around us. Our purpose lies deep inside us, …

EP-204 | Focus on What You Can Control Within the Chaos

October 16th, 2019


Do you sometimes find yourself in a world of chaos or poor management/leadership and you wonder when it will end? The team shares several approaches that you can use.


Robert is a retired US Army Armor and …

EP-203 | US Army Ranger Combat Veteran | MILSIM Business Owner and Mentor

October 10th, 2019


Josh Warren is a former U.S. Army Ranger who served combat tours with 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. He is now a successful business owner who …

EP-202 | MACV-SOG Chronicles with John Stryker Meyer

October 2nd, 2019


The Military Assistance Command Vietnam - Studies and Observations Group, also known as SOG, and the heroics of these men during Vietnam are nothing short of incredible. A secret 8-year war in Vietnam was fought outside …

EP-201 | Role 3 Capability Support and Humanitarian Aid - GSMSG

September 20th, 2019


The Global Surgical and Medical Support Group (aka GSMSG) brings what the military calls “Role 3” capability (resuscitation, initial-wound surgery …

EP-200 | Informed Awareness

September 13th, 2019


We've all heard about situational awareness or have been told to "keep your head on a swivel" in certain situations. According to former USMC Sniper …

EP-199 | Special Operations Combat Veterans

September 3rd, 2019


Greg Anderson, Robert Gowin, and Tom Satterly shoot the sh!t and talk about special operations combat veterans and their struggles post military.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned …

EP-198 | Becoming a Diving Medical Officer

August 21st, 2019


When Mia Edgar set out to join the military, her crossfit lifestyle and medical training were the perfect fit for the U.S. Navy's Underwater Medical Officer program - a rigorous training program where while you are …

EP-197 | Fitting Life Between the Margins

August 14th, 2019


Sometimes the space between our load and limits is very small. It's challenging and possibly even difficult to take on more. George Briones is a …

EP-196 | A Daring Combat Rescue - 4 Men Strapped to Apache's to Rescue Their Own

August 8th, 2019


The story of three Royal Marines and one Royal Engineer strapped to two Apache Helicopters and dodging Taliban fire -- a daring rescue of one of their own.

The Apaches were nearly out of fuel before they lifted off on …

EP-195 | From Out of the Ashes | An Army Rangers Story

August 2nd, 2019


We never know what good may come from out of the ashes of combat, but in this case former US Army Ranger Greg Anderson was able to give peace to the …

EP-194 | GWOT Deployment. Toxic Exposure. What You Need to Know

July 26th, 2019


A must listen for anyone who deployed or knows someone who deployed in support of the Global War on Terror (GWOT).

In 2006, an official risk assessment conducted by Air Force Personnel titled “Burn Pit Hazards” at Joint …

EP-193 | Remain True to Yourself - First Female USMC 0331

July 17th, 2019


At times the noise in the system won't allow us an opportunity to prove our worth based solely on our personal effort and merit. What we can control …

EP-192 | Unlocking Your Why

July 11th, 2019


"He who knows his life is not about him, but rather about those he serves, is indeed heroic"

Jason Valadao currently serves in the United States Navy as a Family and Sports Medicine physician. From Officer Candidate …

EP-191 | Regret Doesn't Exist

July 2nd, 2019


“I assign a purpose for everything that happens in my life.” —Neil Donald Walsh

Scot Spooner joined us back in Episode 186. He’s a former Delta Heavy Breacher and Special Forces operator who after 17 years of service …

EP-190 | Find Your Courage & Go After Your Dreams

June 27th, 2019


It's easy to allow others to dictate your direction and where you should go in life. For some, it happens at an early age and the person may not know …

EP-189 | Former British Special Forces Operator Places the World in Our Hand

June 18th, 2019


Stephen Burns was a Royal Marine and member of the UK Special Forces for 15 years and was awarded the Military Cross (MC) for his bravery in action in Afghanistan. He shares with us how we can put the world back into …

EP-188 | Leading Spec Ops Operators and A-Types

June 12th, 2019


A-type personalities are driven. They push themselves to the limit, are driven to come out on top, and expect no less from everyone around them. The site describes them this way: "A-type …

EP-187 | Improving Critical Care on the Battlefield

June 5th, 2019


"You can't teach experience." -- Nikki

Domenique (Nikki) Selby is a retired U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Officer with over 23 years of service. She spent the first 10 years of service as a Hospital Corpsman to include 8 years …

EP-186 | Former Special Forces Breacher Gives You The Keys to Original Freedom

May 27th, 2019


"Opinions are debated; beliefs are stated." -- Scot Spooner

Robert Gowin, Erich Martin, and Tom Satterly welcomed Scot Spooner to the podcast this week. We first talk about Scot's military career where he was a breacher …

EP-185 | No One Aspires to be a Follower. Learn Why They Should.

May 21st, 2019


Many of us go through life aspiring to lead others, yet the key to success is knowing how and when to follow.

Robert Gowin, Paul Martinez, Erich …

EP-184 | Former SEAL & CIA Contractor Shawn Ryan - Vigilance Elite

May 15th, 2019


Shawn Ryan is a former US Navy SEAL who served with SEAL Teams 2 and 8 deploying to multiple conflict zones and fighting in both OIF (Iraq) and OEF …

EP-183 | The Human Element to Combat Fatigue - A Nightstalkers Journey

May 8th, 2019


Regarding the last chapter of his book Making a Nightstalker: "Helping someone else who was in your same position, is worth it." --David Burnett

David Burnett is a former U.S. Army chinook crew chief who served with the …

EP-182 | Be A Cat, Bark Like A Dog; A Pipe-hitting Woman in Special Ops & The Army

May 1st, 2019


“Your mind is exponentially stronger than your body and if there is something you want to do; your mind will enable your body to find a way” -- Patty …

EP-181 | Green Berets - Rangers - Delta Force - SEALs

April 24th, 2019


Have you ever wondered what happens when you get a Green Beret, a Delta Force operator, a Ranger, and a Navy SEAL in a room to talk about their training pipeline and background? You'll want to tune in to find out.

Robert …

EP-180 | Former Ranger, Special Forces, & Delta Operator Uses Skills of Hunting ISIS Post Military

April 17th, 2019


Jeff Tiegs spent 28 years in the U.S. Army starting out as a Ranger in 1st Bn, 75th Ranger Regiment and 2nd Bn, 75th Ranger Regiment before attending selection and becoming a Special Forces officer with 10th Special …

EP-179 | Two Former U.S. Navy SEAL Teammates Talk Leadership & Transition

April 10th, 2019


Mike Wisecup is a retired U.S. Navy Commander and SEAL with multiple combat deployments. He served as the aide to camp to the Chairman of the Joint …

EP-178 | Under Pressure

April 3rd, 2019


In the words of Freddie Mercury and Queen:
"Pressure pushing down on me,
Pressing down on you, no man ask for,
Under pressure that burns a building down,
Splits a family in two,
Puts people on streets

Chipping around,

EP-177 | A Former Delta Force Operator Finds Solace in Silence and Light

March 27th, 2019


Before Brad was kicking in doors and hunting down bad guys with 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and later as a Tier 1 operator in “The Unit” (aka CAG or Delta Force) over the span of his 20-year U.S. Army career, he …

EP-176 | From U.S. Navy Logistics to Netflix Stranger Things & Hawaii Five-O

March 19th, 2019


The odds are pretty good that you've watched Netflix's series Stranger Things before. In the recent series, Jennifer Marshall played the mother of the character "Max". She's also been on hit television shows Hawaii …

EP-175 | From U.S. Navy SEAL Team One to U.S. Army 160th SOAR Pilot

March 12th, 2019


It's not often that we run across someone who goes from being a U.S. Navy SEAL and who then switch branches to the U.S. Army and become a 160th SOAR pilot! Meet Michael Rutledge and listen to his amazing story of how he …

EP-173 | A Former Green Beret Shares Why A Leader Should C.A.R.E.

February 28th, 2019


As a leader, building team cohesion and trust is a must. Trust is the foundation on which a leader can build on. In this episode, we are joined by Blayne Smith. In January 2009, Smith, then a Detachment Commander for …

EP-172 | Perception Is The New Reality

February 19th, 2019


Perception is reality. In today's society and the jury of public opinion, once people create a perception about you, it becomes reality. It then becomes harder to sway their first impression or opinion. Our daily lives …

EP-171 | We Don't All Live In A Yellow Submarine

February 13th, 2019


Having a feeling of losing your 'tribe' and your sense of identity is difficult. Isolation, depression, and anger can easily creep in.

In this …

EP-170 | Wounded by War, But Never Broken: A Story of Determination

February 6th, 2019


A combat mission. A bullet to his abdomen. His last rites read to him. Determination. The love and strength of his wife. This is the story of Kevin …

EP-169 | Situational Awareness

January 29th, 2019


Situational awareness is being aware of what is happening around you in terms of where you are, where you are supposed to be, and whether anyone or anything around you is a threat to your health and safety. Simply, it's …

EP-168 | Inside Air Force Pararescueman (PJ) Indoc

January 22nd, 2019


Selection and indoctrination. Underwater Egress Training. Combat Diver Course. Advanced Paramedic Training. Airborne Training. Military Free Fall. Survival and Rescue. Rope Climbing.

Pararescuemen (also known as PJs) …

EP-167 | War is Hell: Facing an Ethical Dilemma in Combat

January 15th, 2019


War is hell and those who've seen combat can attest to it. In every situation, a person must make the right decision.

In this episode, a former CAG/Delta Force operator, Army Ranger Sniper, Air Force Special Operations …

EP-166 | From Sr. NCO Ranger Instructor to Officer

January 9th, 2019


In this episode, Robert is joined by long time friend, Don Fox. Don is a former U.S. Army E-7/SFC Ranger Instructor who decided to become an officer. He takes us down a journey through his career as an enlisted and as …

EP-165 | The Legacy of U.S. Navy SEAL Glen Doherty - Benghazi

January 2nd, 2019


“Greg, Greg, we are under attack,” were the last words from Ambassador John Christopher Stevens to his deputy Greg Hicks over the phone from Benghazi office shortly after the attack began around 9:30 p.m.

“If you don’t …

EP-164 | Light The Fuse - The Journey of a U.S. Army Ranger

December 18th, 2018


Vincent 'Rocco" Vargas is not your typical actor on set. That's because he is one of a new brand of heroes among soldiers, wounded warriors and …

EP-163 | A USMC Combat Instructor - The Importance of Vision Intention

December 11th, 2018


Aaron Guyett is a husband, father, Onnit Master Coach, Marine Corps Staff Sergeant, and founder of Innovative Results (sold 2017), Battle Ropes …

EP-162 | USN BUD/S Instructor - Getting Comfortable With The Uncomfortable

December 4th, 2018


In every day life, we excel more as we begin to get comfortable with the uncomfortable. Rick Alexander is familiar with the uncomfortable and has spent much of his life living on the edge. He is a former BUD/S …

EP-161 | Women in SOF - Part 2: Females in Ranger School & Ranger Regiment

November 27th, 2018


Women have been serving alongside special operations units for nearly two decades. Several years ago the military allowed women the opportunity to …

EP-160 | Women in SOF - Part 1: First Female Completes Special Forces Assessment & Selection (SFAS)

November 19th, 2018


For the first time, a female soldier has passed the U.S. Army's Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) course. This is one step of many ahead …

EP-159 | That Others May Live – Air Force Pararescueman (PJ)

November 13th, 2018


When an Airman needs saving, it’s the PJs duty to do everything they can to bring them home. As members of Air Force Special Operations, Pararescue (PJ) specialists rescue and recover downed aircrews from hostile or …

EP-158 | Warfighter Fitness & Endurance - Creating the Ultimate Warrior

November 6th, 2018


The military strives to create the elite warrior. Excellent physical fitness, stamina, and endurance are at the foundation of building the ultimate …

EP-157 | Former British Special Forces Operator - The Unrelenting Pursuit of Excellence

October 31st, 2018


Tune in to this episode to hear a total badass operator who never lets anything stand in his way of his Unrelenting Pursuit of Excellence.

Dean Stott …

EP-156 | Just Make A Damn Decision

October 22nd, 2018


Some leaders just can't seem to get out of their own way. Robert, Tom Satterly, and Scott Johnson talk about indecisive leadership.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 …

EP-155 | A Warfighters Guide To Managing Anger On The Homefront

October 12th, 2018


Anger was a tool used in combat and it kept us alive, it was needed for survival. It's a natural response. How does a warfighter deal with it when at …

EP-154 | Former CAG (Delta Force) Operator/18D

October 4th, 2018


Jay is the COO of Fusion Tactical, but before that he separated from the U.S. Army as a Special Forces Senior Sergeant (18Z) and Special Forces Medical Sergeant (18D) with the elite Tier 1 Combat Applications Group …

EP-153 | Lets Get Honest

September 28th, 2018


Shooting the shit around being honest with ourselves. Cool guy/gal or not, we are just keeping it real in this episode.

Robert is a retired US Army …

EP-152 | From USMC Recon to Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Drone Contractor

September 20th, 2018


The crew has some good laughs with our old friend Kristian Ritter. Kristian was originally on with us as a guest on EP-55 where he kept us laughing …

EP-151 | Four Behaviors That Transform Ordinary People Into World-Class Leaders

September 12th, 2018


If you are a new or mid-level leader that wants to know the secrets of how to be transformed and achieve your full potential, then this episode will …

EP-150 | Former U.S. Army Delta Force Operator | The Greatest Failure is The Failure to Try

September 6th, 2018


Tom Satterly is a highly decorated combat veteran, who along with his teammates, was portrayed in the Oscar Winning 2001 film: Black Hawk Down.
Tom served in the Army 25 years, 20 in the US Military’s most elite Tier …

EP-149 | When The Killer Man Comes - The story of a U.S. Army Ranger Sniper

August 30th, 2018


SSG (RET) PAUL MARTINEZ spent seven years in Special Operations and was a Sniper assigned to the 3rd Ranger Battalion, where he fought alongside and …

EP-148 | Tips From SOF Soldiers on Optimizing Your Brain Power

August 21st, 2018


Interested in expanding your brain power? Find it difficult to concentrate at work or in school? The team discusses tips that you can use to expand …

EP-147 | Are You Willing To Go Through Adversity To Find Yourself After?

August 16th, 2018


Interviewing Matt J. Salli, winner of Season 3 - SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Scott Johnson is a British Army Engineer and EOD NCO.

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EP-146 | From Combat to School

August 8th, 2018


Andrea N. Goldstein is the CEO of Service to School, a non-profit organization that provides free application counseling to military veterans. Their …

EP-145 | Why Do We Procrastinate?

August 2nd, 2018


We are all guilty of procrastination at some point. Parkinson's law is the adage that "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion". If you are given 8 hours to accomplish something, you'll take all …

EP-144 | Your "Why" is Your Catalyst For Success

July 26th, 2018


Ian Strimbeck is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he conducted training to host nation forces in small-unit tactics as an Infantry Rifleman. During that time he attained experience in combat and …

EP-143 | Disrupt Yourself | Build an "A" Team

July 19th, 2018


Recognized as one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world (Thinkers50), Whitney Johnson is an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption; specifically, a framework which she codifies in the …

EP-142 | U.S. Army Apache Pilot, Emily T. Part II

July 13th, 2018


If you've never heard Emily's first podcast episode, slide back to EP-61 and listen to that episode first. Emily is a badass U.S. Army Apache helicopter pilot with extensive combat experience. In the first episode she …

EP-141 | From Combat USMC Infantry to Army Green Beret

June 28th, 2018


It's not often that you meet someone who was a U.S. Marine Infantry Officer and U.S. Naval Academy graduate who also applied to become a U.S. Army Special Forces officer; let alone while on a combat deployment. Chase …

EP-140 | What It Means to "Be. Here. Now." | George Briones III

June 20th, 2018


You don't want to miss this episode that is full of awesomeness. George Briones III is a former USMC Recon Instructor, a current leader at SOFlete …

EP-139 | A Green Beret Helps You Find Your True North

June 13th, 2018


People often make excuses for why they have found the right group to connect with, or the right person in their life, or why their military …

EP-138 | Becoming a Learning Leader | Ryan Hawk

June 7th, 2018


Ryan Hawk runs the Leadership Advisory team at Brixey & Meyer. Ryan has been a student, teacher, and practitioner of leadership and performance …

EP-137 | You Control Your Destiny | Alejandra

May 31st, 2018


You are the master of your own destiny. There are coaches and mentors who can help guide you toward developing a plan, but you must be the one who determines what you will do, the timing, and be responsible for the …

EP-136 | Learn How to Recognize Stress and Identify Its Source

May 24th, 2018


People deal with stress and life's difficulties in different ways. Coping skills are methods a person uses to deal with stressful situations. …

EP-135 | A U.S. Army Ranger Conquers Naked and Afraid | Chance Davis

May 17th, 2018


Listen to this episode and hear from a U.S. Army Ranger as he talks about teamwork, the importance of teamwork as Rangers, and how he is now using the traits and knowledge the earned from being an Army Ranger to help …

EP-134 | Two is One, One is None | A Green Beret's Contingency Plan

May 10th, 2018


EP-134: Erich Martin - Two is One, One is None

Without a contingency plan, you may never reach the mission. Erich shares what he learned in Special Forces and the saying of "Two is One, One is None" to focus on …

EP-133 | You Gotta Know Yourself | From the Weapons Range To The Boardroom

April 25th, 2018


Excellence and success are dependent upon the individuals willingness to put in the hard work to achieve it. A person has to know their strengths and their weaknesses before they can move forward. Even when on the …

EP-132 | A Danish Army Medic Makes History | Sabina Hogh

April 19th, 2018


Sabina Hogh accomplished something that no international female medic had done 53 years prior. Spend time with a Danish Army medic as Sabina shares …

EP-131 | From Green Beret... to Wanting to Change the World | Bryan Myers

April 12th, 2018


Bryan Myers talks about how he came into the U.S. Army under a Ranger contract and was recruited while at Airborne School to go to Special Forces …

EP-130 | Four Veterans - 2600 Miles With A Ruck | MOAR

April 6th, 2018


Four veterans decided to pick up a ruck and hump from San Diego to Washington D.C.. Why? Listen in to find out.

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What's Going on at Mentors for Military? | The Movement

April 5th, 2018


Discover what's going on at Mentors for Military (aka Mentors4mil). Join the movement. It's spreading to the UK, Australia, and the U.S.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and …

EP-129 | Making of a Night Stalker | 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment | David Burnett

March 29th, 2018


Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a member of the elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)? Making A Nightstalker: The Triumph and Near Tragedy of a Special Operations Aviator. Guest: …

EP-128 | Pressure & Time | Former Navy SEALs Approach to Life | Eli Crane and Remi Adelake

March 22nd, 2018


Two former Navy SEALs talk about their approach to life and business. They know what it means to say "The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday".

Former frogman Remi Adelake returns as a guest host along with Robert, Mike Pritts, …

EP-127 | WEEKLY SOUND OFF | How to Find Success

March 8th, 2018


A new episode format that we'll call the WSO (Weekly Sound Off). Robert shares his own experience and tips to help you find your personal success.

If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know. We want to hear from you.

EP-126 | 7 Levels of Your Consciousness with Retired Green Beret | Otis McGregor

February 28th, 2018


It's not often that you get a personal one-on-one coaching opportunity with a former door kicker and resident badass. LTO’s founder, Otis McGregor, …

EP-125 | How to Combat Vices - From A Green Beret

February 22nd, 2018


Have you found yourself resorting to alcohol because of combat or certain stresses that has caused you to be in a state of depression? Alcohol and …

EP-124 | Triple Amputee's Story: From Adversity Comes Opportunity | Mark Ormrod

February 14th, 2018


In the early hours of Christmas Eve 2007, Royal Marines Commando Mark Ormrod was out on a routine foot patrol in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan …

EP-123 | From SEAL Team 6 & British Operations to Everence.Life DNA

February 7th, 2018


Boyd Renner is a USN retired CW04 with 28 years as a Navy SEAL and 23 of that was with NSWDG (aka DEVGRU). He was part of the second extraction team to search for Marcus Luttrell after the first attempt failed known as …

EP-122 | Apply Lessons Learned & Avoid Mistakes From Combat | Damian Jungermann

January 31st, 2018


We've all had times where we could have learned from others mistakes and the fix is usually a simple one.

Damian Jungermann, former Navy EOD tech, …

EP-121 | Remi Adeleke | Former SEAL | Actor | Author

January 25th, 2018


Remi Adeleke joined Robert, Brian, Scott Kinder, and Scott Johnson on this episode. He shared his journey from Nigeria to the Bronx, to the elite SEAL teams, and to the movie screen. His determination, never quit …

EP-120 | Reintegration & Creating Your New Path | Scott Johnson

January 18th, 2018


Scott Johnson served 8 years as an engineer in the British Army with most of that time in EOD. He served in many deployments, including time in …

EP-119 | Gain A Competitive Edge When You're Not The Main Effort | Nick Smith | CEO, Geo Owl

January 11th, 2018


Intelligence on the battlefield provides leaders the information they need to make informed decisions. Geo Owl serves alongside special operators in combat and shares analytical data from drone video feeds to catch the …

EP-118 | Find Your Purpose By Serving Others | John Krotec | CEO, GreenzoneHero |

January 4th, 2018


John Krotec is a U.S. Army veteran and the founder of Greenzone Hero, a company that works to connect active duty military and their families to corporate organizations who service their needs. John joins Robert, Kat, …

EP-117 | Nate Weber | 10th Special Forces Group | Team USA Olympic Bobsled

December 21st, 2017


In this episode Scott Kinder and Robert are joined by Paul Martinez (former US Army 3rd BN, 75th Ranger Regiment sniper) and we welcome Nate Weber to …

EP-116 | The Reasons You Haven't Been Promoted

December 14th, 2017


Stop talking; start doing. Scott Kinder joins Robert for this episode and the two talk about the reasons why some people will never be promoted.

EP-115 | Competitive Excellence | SOF | Life

November 30th, 2017


You should strive to raise your ceiling everyday by competing at the highest levels. Scott Kinder joins Robert, Mike, and Brian.

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EP-114 | Continuous Improvement & A Balanced Life

November 21st, 2017


The team discusses the importance of continuous improvement and living a balanced life.

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EP-113 | Regret | Broken Warrior Stigma | No Joy

November 9th, 2017


Regret is not something openly discussed in the veteran or military community, yet many do feel a since of regret about something. David Rose, author …

EP-112 | Respect

November 2nd, 2017


Respect is earned over time. It's the cornerstone of great leadership. Show others respect, you'll earn respect.

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EP-111 | Stress

October 25th, 2017


George Briones III of SOFlete joins the team again and we discuss stress in the military, in combat, at home, and how to manage it.

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EP-110 | Mindset, Prioritization Management

October 12th, 2017


Get your priorities straight. Drew (Baer Solutions), George (SOFlete), and Brian (KCSL) join Robert on this episode to discuss how prioritization …

EP-109 | No Boundaries

October 5th, 2017


What happens when you invite a Marine Recon, an Air Force PJ, and an Army Green Beret to a podcast? George from SOFlete, Brian from KCSL, and Drew …

EP-108 | Unconventional Policing - SOF Lessons Learned | Baer Solutions

September 27th, 2017


Drew served in the U.S. Army Special Forces as an 18B and joined Jason and Robert to talk about unconventional policing and the SOF lessons learned …

EP-107 | Focus | SOFlete | KCSL

September 19th, 2017


George Briones III is the Head of Human Performance with SOFlete HQ and is a former Recon Marine. He joins Brian from Keep Calm & Save Lives (The Movement), Robert, and Jason Dickinson to discuss the importance of …

EP-106 | Humility: Post Combat, In Life, As A Leader | Damian | US Navy EOD

September 9th, 2017


In this episode Brian and Sean from Keep Calm & Save Lives (The Movement) join Robert as hosts and the three welcome Damian back to the show. …

EP-105 | Beyond Average

August 24th, 2017


Brian of Keep Calm & Save Lives (KCSL) joins Robert as a host and the two discuss what it takes to go beyond whats expected and how leaders …

EP-104 | Taking the First Step | Jon M.

August 16th, 2017


Whether you are thinking about being a badass and entering into special operations forces, you are transitioning from the military, or you are exploring a new career path as a civilian, you need to listen to this …

EP-103 | Combat Situational Awareness | Leadership & Team Training

August 9th, 2017


Mike, Kat, and Robert discuss combat situational awareness and how that also applies to the private sector. They also discuss the best learning …

EP-102 | Keep Calm & Save Lives | The Movement | Active Duty USAF Pararescuemen (PJ) Brian and Sean

August 1st, 2017


Brian and Sean from Keep Calm and Save Lives or KCSL are active duty USAF Pararescue (PJs) and they answer the question: "How good looking is too good looking for special operations?" - We find out today with Brian and …

EP-101 | Nick Benas | USMC | How Leaders Can Recognize & Handle Mental Health Crisis

July 27th, 2017


Nick Benas, QMHA is a Qualified Mental Health Associate and a former United States Marine Sergeant as well as Iraqi Combat Veteran. Nick is the former Director of Business Operations for Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare, a …

EP-100 | From Soldier to Entrepreneur: How to Build Businesses Using Military Experience

July 19th, 2017


Phil Hayes-St. Clair is a former soldier in the Australian Army and current entrepreneur. He has experience building and selling companies and has …

EP-99 | 82nd ABN DIV | Airborne Leadership

July 12th, 2017


In this episode, LTC Joe Buccino, Public Affairs Officer for the 82nd Airborne Division, America's Guard of Honor, and host of the All American Legacy Podcast for the 82nd ABN DIV, joined Mike Pritts and Robert Gowin to …

EP-98 | Beating the Law of Averages - Going from Good to Great

June 28th, 2017


In his book The Little Things: Why You Really Should Sweat the Small Stuff, Andy Andrews wrote how he believes the reason most people can't achieve …

EP-97 | Battlefield Stories on How To Make the Best Decisions

June 18th, 2017


In this episode KC Finnegan (US Army Special Forces) and Jason Dickinson (US Army Special Forces) join Robert and they discuss the importance of having sufficient data to make informed decisions. Jason and KC share …

EP-96 | KC Finnegan | US Army Special Forces | Emotional Intelligence Leadership

June 11th, 2017


KC Finnegan is a US Army Special Forces officer. He is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and was initially a mechanized infantry officer before attending Special Forces selection. In this episode, we …

EP-95 | New Leader In A Seasoned Unit | Guest Host Jason Dickinson

June 4th, 2017


Jason Dickinson and Robert talk about arriving into a seasoned unit as a new leader. The things to think about so that you build team cohesion and …

EP-94 | Resilience & Ranger School | Facing Failure

May 21st, 2017


"It seems like everyone is stating the importance of being resilient, especially in the business world. The trouble is, not many people talk about how to build resiliency." Jason Dickinson recently separated from the US …

EP-93 | Being A Young Leader | Learning Through Mistakes

May 17th, 2017


At some point in your career you may become a leader. You may already be a young leader and are currently struggling through it. It's not easy being a leader and, trust us, you'll make plenty of mistakes along the way! …

EP-92 | John Fenzel | US Army Special Forces | Author | Leadership in the military

May 8th, 2017


John Fenzel is a retired senior Army Special Forces officer who has served on battlefields throughout world. He has served on the personal staff of the Secretary of Defense, as a Special Assistant to the Vice President, …

EP-91 | Nick Hamm | USMC First Sergeant | Warrior Built Foundation | Helping Combat Veterans

May 1st, 2017


Combat veterans now have a place to go to reconnect with like minds and to assist them with the transition back to the private sector. Nick Hamm created the Warrior Built Foundation to honor the service and sacrifice of …

EP-90 | Margaret Smith | Army Officer | Running For Her Life

April 24th, 2017


Imagine finding that you are genetically predisposed for the genetic mutation BRCA2. According to the National Cancer Institute, BRCA2 (Breast Cancer 2, Early Onset) is "a gene on chromosome 13 that normally helps to …

EP-89 | World Events | History | Current Affairs | Sammy Durrani

April 17th, 2017


In this episode, Sammy Durrani joins Robert and Mike to discuss her military background, her heritage, and the history that has shaped much of what …

EP-87 | Why Wouldn't You Want To Hire A Veteran?

April 2nd, 2017


Too often we see companies who are not able to see the value that separating military bring to their organization. Bram and Robert discuss the values, ethos, skills, leadership, and other tangible benefits that veterans …

EP-86 | Brad Genereux | US Navy SEABEE | Camino De Santiago | PTSD

March 26th, 2017


Brad Genereux spent 22 years serving in the USN as a SEABEE. As a career military man, Brad Genereux deployed eleven times around the globe. Deployment demons pursued him until Brad confronted the inner darkness …

EP-85 | Tom Moore | Australian Army | With You With Me

March 19th, 2017


This episode is socked full of great tips for anyone making a career change as well as active duty military considering transition within the next …

EP-84 | Fiona Heloise | U.S. Army Officer to Warrant Officer | Changing Careers

March 13th, 2017


Fiona Heloise was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Military Police branch who recently decided that she needed to make a career change in …

EP-83 | Unlocking the Elite / Unbreakable Mindset | Guest: George Briones III | USMC Recon

March 5th, 2017


George Briones III is the founder of GB3 Athletics and Team Head Coach at SOFlete. He served 8 years in the USMC with part of that in Recon and as a BRC instructor. In this episode, he is joined by Robert Gowin, Mike …

EP-82 | Eric DeVries | Retired U.S. Air Force | Performance Psychology | Military Transition

February 27th, 2017


Eric DeVries retired from the U.S. Air Force Dec 2012. He earned a master degree in sport and performance psychology. Since his military separation, …

EP-81 | Mike Maloney | USN "Top Gun" Pilot | KOTA Longbards | Entrepreneur

February 17th, 2017


KOTA Longboards founder, Mike Maloney, and Mentors for Military founder, Robert Gowin, have similar experiences of serving their country and also of climbing the corporate ladder to become executives. In this episode, …

EP-80 | Nick Yates | U.S. Army Aviator | Stoicism | Obstacles

February 10th, 2017


Nick is a UH-60M U.S. Army aviator who joined the Army for the purpose of following his passion; to serve his country, live in the sky, and aid …

EP-79 | Taylor Drescher | USMC Officer | Crossfit Athlete | Leader | Mentor | Valkyrie Performance

February 3rd, 2017


Taylor Drescher is a 1LT in the U.S. Marines and is currently serving as the battalions Logistics Officer, Uniformed Victim Advocate Officer, Safety Officer, and Logistics Company Executive Officer for the 1st Marine …

EP-78 | Adapting to Change Around Us

January 29th, 2017


Change is all around us and will continue to occur. How we adapt to the change is so important. We discuss steps to help you adapt to the changing …

EP-77 Scott Kinder | 18X Special Forces | Entreprenuer | Success Takes Hard Work

January 15th, 2017


Scott Kinder served in differing roles on an Operational Detachment – Alpha (A-team) in the US Army Special Forces before transitioning to civil …

EP-76 Willaim Oatis | U.S. Army Special Forces | Open Fire Cooking | The Asador

January 3rd, 2017


William Oatis is a U.S. Army Special Forces soldier (Green Beret) that in the Spring of 2012 began the VETERAN FIRE COOKING PROJECT, a one person …

EP-75 Manager versus Leader | Is There A Difference?

December 29th, 2016


Robert discusses some of the differences between a manager role and a leader role in both the military and in the private sector. From an enlisted …

EP-74 Teachable Moments | Focus On What You Can Control

December 27th, 2016


Robert Gowin, Mike Pritts, and Kat Kaelin share personal experiences that became teachable moments in their lives. These teachable moments are meant …

EP-73 Derick Carver | US Army CPT | IED Amputee | Adaptive Athlete

December 22nd, 2016


U.S. Army Captain Derick Carver was on a patrol in the Afghan desert when he hit an IED. The blast destroyed his left leg almost to the pelvis, and …

EP-72 Leader Development | Military and Civilian

December 14th, 2016


Many organizations are not developing leaders at the rate at which they are needed. Developing leaders is paramount to organizational and mission success. Demographic trends are indicating that we will have a shortfall …

EP-71 Adaptability & Change | Discussing ways to help with adaptability and change

December 6th, 2016


This is a revised version of a podcast from about a year ago. In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive marketplace, it is crucial for organizations to be flexible enough to change. This is true for the military and …

EP-70 Stu Pearson | British Paratrooper | Kilo Two Bravo | Extraordinary Journey

November 25th, 2016


Stuart Pearson went on a routine patrol to observe and possibly attack a Taliban checkpoint near Kajaki Dam in Helmand province. As his patrol …

EP-69 Bram Connolly | Australian Special Forces | Author | Empowering Veterans

November 17th, 2016


Bram Connolly left his Adelaide home at sixteen to work on a sheep station. He joined the Australian Army as a seventeen year old and rose through …

EP-68 Damian Jungermann | U.S.N. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Tech | mTBI and PTSD

November 7th, 2016


Damian is currently serving on active duty with the U.S. Navy as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Chief Petty Officer (E7). He's served on …

EP-67 Bryce Mahoney | Army Ranger | Special Ops OPTEMPO | Retention | The Darby Project

November 4th, 2016


Bryce Mahoney joins Robert Gowin and Mike Glover on this podcast. We discuss the increase of special operations forces op tempo and the role they …

EP-66 Mylee Cardenas | U.S. Army Cultural Support Team | Civil Affairs | Overcoming Obstacles

October 19th, 2016


Mylee Cardenas served in the U.S. Army as a civil affairs non-commissioned officer before volunteering to join the cultural support team …

EP-65 Kinessa Johnson | Army Veteran | Her passion is helping to save the "big 5" animals in Africa

October 10th, 2016


Kinessa Johnson is a U.S. Army veteran. After separation from the military, she trained in weapons. She has always been passionate about saving the "big 5" animals from extinction in Africa. She talks about her previous …

EP-64 Aaron Williamson | U.S. Marine | Personal Trainer to the Stars | Never Quit Attitude

October 3rd, 2016


Aaron Williamson, works with actors, top athletes and other film personnel to help them achieve their fitness goals for films, competitive seasons or special events. Aaron is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran fueled by …

EP-63 Bethany Levy & Marielle Woods | Do No Harm | A short-film | Caught in an ambush

September 20th, 2016


"Do No Harm" is a short-film about a combat medic attempting to hold onto humanity in an inhumane situation. This is a noble and beautiful thing. But …

EP-62 Jason Fox | Royal Marines | British Special Boat Service | SAS: Who Dares Wins

September 16th, 2016


Jason Carl Fox aka "Foxy" joined us. Foxy joined the Royal Marines at the age of 16 and after spending ten years with them, he joined the British Special Boat Service (Special Forces) and spent the next ten years on …

EP-61 Emily Hills | Wheel mechanic turned Apache Pilot | Saving boots on the ground | Explicit

September 6th, 2016


Emily Hills began her U.S. Army career as a wheel vehicle mechanic and recovery vehicle operator. While serving in combat, she saw the important role …

EP-60 Larry Moores | Army Ranger | PLT LDR in Mogadishu - "Black Hawk Down" | Three Rangers Fdn

August 25th, 2016


Larry Moores was former US Army enlisted and began his career in 1982 with 1/75 Rangers in Savannah where he was deployed to Grenada. He then chose …

EP-59 Bryan "Bam Bam" Marshall | Wishes 4 Warriors | USMC | Still Able To Live Out Your Passions

August 23rd, 2016


Bryan "Bam Bam" Marshall is the founder of Wishes for Warriors Foundation who has a mission of showing heroes that whether wounded of body and mind, they are still able to live out their passions; whether it is through …

EP-58 Prep for USMC Basic Recon Course & Army Special Forces Assessment Selection (SFAS)

August 15th, 2016


Kristian Ritter (aka seastate21) joins Robert and Mike P. to talk about preparing for attendance at the USMC Basic Reconnaissance Course (BRC), the differences between Marine Reconnaissance Special Operations Command …

EP-57 Do You Know What To Do In An Active Shooter Situation?

August 11th, 2016


We talk about the actions required by anyone who is placed in an active shooter situation. Mike Glover shares the steps a person should take that may …

EP-56 Jared Bullock | Special Forces | Double Amputee | Fitness | Enjoying Life

August 9th, 2016


Jared Bullock served with the U.S. Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) as a SFC/E7 18E (communications) Non-commissioned Officer while on active …

EP-55 Kristian (aka seastate21) | Force Recon, Airborne, Combat Diver, Freefall - Explicit

August 5th, 2016


Kristian Ritter is also known as "seastate21" on Instagram. We talk to him about what it's like to go from enlisting into the USMC and becoming a Force Recon Marine. He shares stories with us about going through the …

EP-54 Rob Principato | Military Muscle | Veteran Fellowship | Role Models | Fitness | Explicit

August 2nd, 2016


Rob Principato is one of the founding members of Military Muscle, an apparel company that includes a non-profit foundation supporting PTSD and veteran suicide awareness. Bob Cicherillo joined as a guest host and we talk …

EP-53 Joining the Army | Ranger & Special Forces | Training | What to Expect

July 28th, 2016


After receiving several requests and questions about military enlistment, the podcast team talks about the steps of enlisting into the Army and the Army Ranger contract. They also discuss Special Forces, the training, …

EP-52 Colin MacLachlan | British Special Forces Experience | His Involvement in Amateur Boxing

July 27th, 2016


Colin is a British SAS soldier. A current author and actor. We caught up with him to talk about his involvement with the SF Experience, where a small …

EP-51 Bob Cicherillo | Voice of BodyBuilding | IFBB Pro | Vets in Fitness | Competitive Bodybuilding

July 25th, 2016


Bob earned his pro card at the 2000 USA's after 13 hard years of competing in amateur contests. He started training when he was 12 and competed in …

EP-50 Karl Monger | Army Officer & Ranger| Gallant Few | Transition, PTSD Counseling, & Gallant Few

July 21st, 2016


Karl Monger served in the Army as an officer and for a period of time with the 75th Ranger Regiment. He describes the genesis of what later became the non-profit, Gallant Few, and how it's mission is to prevent veteran …

EP-49 Mike Glover | Special Forces | CEO of FieldCraft Survival | Preparing for worst case scenarios

July 19th, 2016


Mike was U.S. Army Special Forces with more than 18 years of military service. Mike has operated at the highest levels of Special Forces. He has …

EP-48 Kat and Robert attended the Ranger Hall of Fame Ceremony. They talk about that experience

July 15th, 2016


Kat and Robert attended the 2016 Ranger Hall of Fame indoctrination ceremony at Fort Benning, GA. They talk about the people they met and the individual stories. They met Larry Moores, a platoon leader in Mogadishu, …

EP-47 Marcus Burleson | USMC SSG | EOD | Double Arm Amputee | Making a Difference

July 12th, 2016


Marcus Burleson deployed to Afghanistan in October 2011, and just two months later sustained life-threatening injuries while attempting to disarm an improvised explosive device (IED). His story is inspiring after …

EP-46 Brian "Tosh" Chontosh | USMC | MAJ | Sense of Purpose and Feeling Valued

July 6th, 2016


Brian "Tosh" Chontosh is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Major that was awarded the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism and was twice awarded the Bronze …

EP-45 The Podcast Team Discusses Their Current Status and Talk Briefly on Independence Day

July 5th, 2016


Mike, Robert, and Kat catch everyone up on their current status. Mike discusses his challenge of attending a college masters program. Kat talks about …

EP-44 Steve Heaney | British Pathfinder | Keeping Your Leadership & Ethos Post Military

June 29th, 2016


Steve Heaney joined the British Army in 1986 and in January 1990 he undertook selection for X Platoon, more formally known as the Pathfinders, and at …

EP-43 Enjoying Life While Trying to Find Your Purpose

June 23rd, 2016


Discovering your purpose or passion is not always easy. For some, it's better to evaluate and live your life in shorter increments instead of trying …

EP-42 US Army Rangers | James Webb and Paul Martinez | Rangers to Ranchers

June 22nd, 2016


James Webb and Paul Martinez served in the U.S. Army 3/75th Ranger Regiment. After separating from the military they became ranchers in Virginia …

EP-41 Rock 2 Recovery & Team Fortitude - Helping Bring PTSD Awareness & Support to Veterans

June 14th, 2016


Robin Hollington from Rock 2 Recovery joined the podcast along with Sabrina Waterhouse and Laura Millington from Team Fortitude. The mission of Rock …

EP-40 Geoff Reeves. US Navy SEAL. Shadow Works Group. Live Outside Your Comfort Zone.

June 10th, 2016


Geoff is a Navy SEAL and currently runs Shadow Works Group in California. Shadow Works is a patriotic infused brand that encourages smartly pushing limits and challenging the human spirit. Shadow Works hires and works …

EP-39 Johnny "Joey" Jones, Marine, COO at Boot Campaign, Double Amputee, and an amazing man

June 6th, 2016


Johnny Joey Jones was a Staff Sergeant in the Marines. While in, he requested a lateral move into the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialty and in 2010 was deployed with his unit to the Helmand Province of …

EP-38 Byron Chen - Salary Negotiation - Marine - Author - Barracks to Boardroom

June 2nd, 2016


Byron was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps and a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. His six years of active duty included one deployment to Iraq and two company commands. He recently published a …

EP-37 Lex McMahon, Marine, MMA Agent, Pres. Alchemist Management - MMA

May 31st, 2016


Lex McMahon is a former Marine who serves as the Chief Operations Officer for Titan Fighting Championships and is also the President of Alchemist MMA, a fighter management company he runs alongside CEO MC Hammer. He is …

EP-36 Thoughts About This Memorial Day - 2016

May 26th, 2016


For some Americans, Memorial Day is seen as a start to their summer holidays, a time when they open the pool, or they have a cookout and invite …

EP-35 Time Management & Establishing A Routine

May 23rd, 2016


It's important to maintain a routine post military. Time management and sticking to a routine will allow you to have a more productive day. A good routine also helps remove anxiety and stress that can develop due to …

EP-34 Issues Facing Veterans After Separation

May 19th, 2016


The team planned on discussing the alarming number of cases where veterans are homeless, depressed, and committing suicide. We then received a request to address these issues and more, both within the U.S. and in …

EP-33 Overcoming the Fear of Failure with guest host US Navy SEAL David Rutherford

May 12th, 2016


David Rutherford is the founder of Team Froglogic. He is a US Navy SEAL, current motivational speaker, coach and author. He joins the show as a guest host where we talk about overcoming the fear of failure faced by many …

EP-32 Matt Johnson - Former UK Veteran, Cop, and Author of Wicked Game

May 11th, 2016


Matt Johnson is a British Army veteran turned cop who joined Robert Gowin, Mike Pritts, and Kat Kaelin to describe his struggles with post traumatic stress (PTSD) and how he manages the mental disorder after 20 years …

EP-31 Tackling boredom and lack of structure post military

May 6th, 2016


Robert and Mike heard that some former service members find themselves bored at work post military or that they can't find the structure that existed when they were within the military. The podcast discusses ways to …

EP-30 Colin MacLachlan - British Army SF (SAS), Actor, and Author

May 4th, 2016


Colin MacLachlan joined the Royal Scots when he was 15. He spent 10 years in the Regiment and then a further 12 years as a member of the SAS. He left …

EP-29 Mark Lllano, Former USMC, Current CEO, Entrepreneur, Pro Driver

April 28th, 2016


Mark Llano is the owner and driver of Serket Racing, a seasoned veteran and entrepreneur dedicated to bettering the lives of his fellow veterans. …

EP-28 Special Forces | Larry Broughton - Team Building

April 21st, 2016


Larry Broughton is a former US Army Special Forces soldier and current CEO that has combined all of his life experience, as well as a not-so-shabby …

EP-27 Understanding Post Military Educational Benefits

April 18th, 2016


Understanding how to use your post military educational benefits can be challenging. Robert, Mike, and Kat discuss the GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill, tuition assistance, VONAPP, and other items to help you get on your way.

EP-26 Griff, CEO of Combat Flip Flops - Veterans to Entrepreneurs

April 14th, 2016


Matthew Griffin, or "Griff", is the CEO and co-founder of Combat Flip Flops. A graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point with a degree in Engineering Management. Griff served in the 75th Ranger Regiment as a …

EP-25 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Discussion

April 11th, 2016


Andrew Marr of Warrior Angels Foundation, Mondo Pimentel of De Espresso Liber, and Mark Pew of Prium join the podcast team of Robert, Mike, Rudy, and Kat to discuss veteran post traumatic stress and military sexual …

EP-24 Life Post Military

April 8th, 2016


Robert, Scott, Mike, Rudy, and Kat discuss the challenge separating military encounter when they transition to the private sector and back to home life. The team shares tips on how to quickly assimilate and adapt to …

EP-23 Army Special Forces LTC Eric Lochner on Retirement, women in special ops, and VA disability

April 4th, 2016


LTC Lochner joins the podcast team of Robert Gowin, Scott Kinder, Rudy Lindsey, Mike Pritts, and Kat Kaelin to share how he's preparing for retirement soon. We also discuss women entering special operations and on the …

EP-22 Compensation

March 29th, 2016


Within most organizations, determining the compensation for positions within a company is very scientific. Organizations utilize benchmarking reports to aid them in determining compensation for each job title based on …

EP-21 Retired USMC LTC James Weirick, JAG Officer

March 24th, 2016


James Weirick is a retired Marine LTC and Judge Advocate. He is also a contributor at Task & Purpose. He joined Robert Gowin, Scott Kinder, Mike Pritts, and Susan Daood to talk about his own service and military …

EP-20 Military Spouse Night

March 21st, 2016


The podcast team of Robert Gowin, Scott Kinder, Rudy Lindsey, Mike Pritts and Susan Daood talked to the wives of Rudy and Mike as well as Kat Kaelin …

EP-19 Special Forces | Larry Broughton - Women in Leadership

March 17th, 2016


Larry is an award-winning entrepreneur & CEO, best-selling author, keynote speaker, mentor and veteran. He joined Robert Gowin, Rudy Lindsey, Scott Kinder, Mike Pritts, and Susan Daood on the podcast on the topic of …

EP-18 Kat Kaelin, former CST-2 Soldier

March 14th, 2016


Robert Gowin, Mike Pritts, and Susan Daood talk with Kat Kaelin about transition, veteran homelessness, and the challenges following separation. Kat …

EP-17 In the Strategy Room - Coach vs. Mentor

March 10th, 2016


The team tackles the differences between a coach and a mentor in this episode of "In the Strategy Room". They provide examples of each, share their own personal experiences, help you know when to consider seeking a …

EP-16 Planning and Contingencies | Ron Schwery Guest

March 7th, 2016


During this podcast Robert Gowin, Scott Kinder, Mike Pritts, Susan Daood, and Ron Schwery discussed the importance of having a solid plan that …

EP-15 In the Strategy Room - Pride & Prejudice

March 3rd, 2016


Robert Gowin, Scott Kinder, Mike Pritts, and Susan Daood discuss "Pride & Prejudice" as a topic "In the Strategy Room" show. There is a feeling of satisfaction and pride from military accomplishments, but at times …

EP-14 Lost In Translation - Guest host, Susan Daood

February 29th, 2016


Susan Daood joined Robert Gowin and Scott Kinder on the Mentors for Military podcast and they discussed the challenges of translating military experience within the private sector and how at times things get lost in …

EP-13 In the Strategy Room - Marketing Your Skills | Rob Clapper | Your Grateful Nation

February 25th, 2016


Rob Clapper from Your Grateful Nation ( joined Robert Gowin, Rudy Lindsey, Scott Kinder, and Mike Pritts "In the Strategy …

EP-12 Problem Solving

February 22nd, 2016


Robert Gowin, Rudy Lindsey, Scott Kinder and Mike Pritts talk about the topic of "problem solving" which applies to aspects of transition from the …

EP-11 In the Strategy Room - Selection

February 18th, 2016


Robert Gowin, Scott Kinder and Mike Pritts talk "In the Strategy Room" about the three planning considerations for your transition from the military or when thinking about your next position if you are a veteran. It's …

EP-10 Adaptability

February 16th, 2016


Robert Gowin, Mike Pritts, Scott Kinder, and Mark McCowan discuss the topic of adaptability/change. The ability to evolve and change or be adaptable …

EP-09 In the Strategy Room - Don't Leave Your Success to Others - Mike Pritts Guest | Special Forces

February 11th, 2016


Mike Pritts, Robert Gowin, and Scott Kinder tackle the topic of not leaving your success to others in this episode of “In the Strategy Room.” The show is centered around the article Mike wrote “The Army’s Transition …

EP-08 Alex and Mondo of De Espresso Liber - Entrepreneurship | Special Forces

February 9th, 2016


Alex and Mondo from De Espresso Liber - a coffee roasting company - joined Mentors for Military podcast to share their military experience, the journey to entrepreneurship and the challenges of running a growing …

EP-07 In the Strategy Room - Networking

February 5th, 2016


In this "In the Strategy Room" episode Robert Gowin and Scott Kinder discuss what is a network, how to build it, the ways to contact and use a …

EP-06 Joe Healey, Green Beret Foundation, Next Ridgeline

February 1st, 2016


Joe Healey is a former US Army Special Forces (Green Beret) that recently transitioned from the Army and now leads the Next Ridgeline at the Green Beret Foundation. The Next Ridgeline is a program that provides current …

EP-05 In the Strategy Room - Communication Barriers

January 26th, 2016


Robert Gowin, Rudy Lindsey, and Scott Kinder join one another "In the Strategy Room" on the subject of communication barriers for our military and the private sector.

EP-04 Mark McCowan, Green Beret, Discusses his transition plans | Special Forces

January 25th, 2016


Mark McCowan is an active duty Green Beret that is transitioning soon and shares his plans while we offer tips to help him be more successful through …

EP-03 Judy Wade, Executive Coach

January 13th, 2016


Judy Wade, Executive Coach, shares thoughts on "Living Your Purpose". She provides steps on how to find your purpose and create a personal brand (mission statement) for using/marketing your brand in resume, interviews, …

EP-02 Scott Kinder, Green Beret, Author, CEO | Special Forces

January 11th, 2016


Scott Kinder, author of Ground Truth and former US Army Special Forces (Green Beret) joined the guys from Mentor for Military and discussed his time on active duty, his transition, starting a company and how he's …

EP-01 Rudy Lindsey, Green Beret, Entrepreneur | Special Forces

November 30th, 2015


Rudy Lindsey, aka CPT Jack Ontario, is a former US Army Special Forces (Green Beret)soldier that separated in 2014 and is currently a custom rod …

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