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By Andy Stumpf

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Reviews: 15

Pete
 Dec 8, 2020
excellent podcast!!


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 Oct 28, 2020

Tyler
 Jun 23, 2020
Great podcast. It's a good combination of expertise and insider information mixed with a lot of honesty.

Snelp
 Jun 2, 2020
Great podcast, highly recommended.

Description

It is safe to say that I have wandered a bit. I served in the military, flew some jets, jumped out of most, climbed mountains (I jumped off of them too), taught fitness, owned a gym, and have spent the last few years speaking to organizations and leaders. It has been a journey, and in all honesty, I have no idea where it is going. I seek the things that make me uncomfortable. I move towards things that scare me. I think you should too

Episode Date
Full Auto Friday - Round 49
44:27

Rapid-fire Q and A submitted from the listeners! A variety of topics with a five-minute time cap per answer.

1. Removing troops from Afghanistan and the "forever war."

2. What can I do to support my spouse who sees death in the ICU

3. Advice for someone going out the door on their first deployment

4. How do I balance being happy and wanting more

5. My teenage son is struggling, how can I best support him

6. What happened to logical thinking

Enjoy

Apr 16, 2021
Episode 176 - Thomas Nybo
02:54:16

Thomas Nybo is a photographer and filmmaker who travels the world telling the stories of people in vulnerable and dangerous situations, whether it’s the earthquake in Haiti, Ebola in the Congo, poverty in Afghanistan or ethnic cleansing along the Myanmar/Bangladesh border. He’s worked in more than 100 countries for UNICEF, The New York Times, Frontline and other clients. He’s a regular guest on CNN and was an embedded war reporter in Iraq.

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Apr 12, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 48
48:19

Rapid-fire Q and A submitted from the listeners! A variety of topics with a five-minute time cap per answer.

1. I disagree with your stance on drugs, they are not a victimless crime

2. My parents want me to see a counselor, I don't feel like I need to, why should I

3. My sister needs help with drug addiction, what should I/my family do

4. Why do many SEALs say that the best skill they learned was "how to learn," and how do you do that

5. How can you still support marriage after going through a divorce

6. I miss the structure and ethos I found while serving in the military, how do I find it in the "civilian world"

7. How do I lead a team that makes mistakes

Enjoy

Apr 09, 2021
Episode 175 - Mickey Schuch
02:27:05

Mickey Schuch is the owner and an instructor at Carry Trainer, an organization designed to provide a holistic approach to self-defense and firearms training. Mickey is a firearm instructor for Pistol, Rifle, Shotguns, Personal Protection Inside the Home and Personal Protection Outside the Home, a Range Safety Officer, and a member of the Illinois Tactical Officers Association.

Carry Trainer provides real solutions for real problems. It is incumbent upon individuals, businesses, and organizations to protect and defend innocent life. Carry Training provides training for individuals who are looking to make themselves the best that they can be. There is much more to self-defense than obtaining a permit to carry a gun. Training in any martial skill is more than attending a class, it is a lifestyle choice and the decision to exercise the right of arming oneself for the defense of themselves and family should not be taken lightly. Bullets cannot be called back once loosed from the gun. Safety is not an inherent trait; it is learned through proper training and repetition.

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Apr 05, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 47
38:05

Rapid-fire Q and A submitted from the listeners! A variety of topics with a five-minute time cap per answer.

1. How do you handle individuals in larger groups that refuse to put in effort and are a pain in the ass

2. What are the best things to have come from 2020, can they be extended into 2021

3. I work with racists and want to feed them razor blades, what should I do

4. How would you have handled the Boulder CO situation had you been there

Enjoy

Apr 02, 2021
Episode 174 - Jon Boone and Travis Davison
02:02:33

Jon Boone is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a recent transplant to the Flathead Valley of Montana. Originally from Canada, he emigrated to the United States, found BJJ and dove in headfirst, eventually opening his own academy. Like many affected by the pandemic, he is re-inventing himself with his love for French cuisine with his company Salt and Butter.

Travis Davison is the vice president of Straight Blast Gym International, the owner of multiple SBG facilities, and a 20 + year BJJ practitioner as well as my coach.

For those that think that these episodes are only about Jiu-Jitsu, you could not be more mistaken. Often times we talk more about life than anything that happens on the mat.

Enjoy

Mar 29, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 46
39:24

Rapid-fire Q and A submitted from the listeners! A variety of topics with a five-minute time cap per answer.

1. I'm an alcoholic, what should I do

2. I can't afford a mental health professional, do you have any other recommendations

3. How can I be more supportive of my partner

4. How do you argue against the anti 2A crowd

5. Help dealing with anxiety

Enjoy

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Mar 26, 2021
Episode 173 - Jack Carr
02:13:39

Jack Carr led special operations teams as a Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander and Task Unit Commander. Over his 20 years in Naval Special Warfare he transitioned from an enlisted SEAL sniper to a junior officer leading assault and sniper teams in Iraq and Afghanistan, to a platoon commander practicing counterinsurgency in the southern Philippines, to commanding a Special Operations Task Unit in the most Iranian influenced section of southern Iraq throughout the tumultuous drawdown of U.S. Forces.

Now a New York Times bestselling author, his fourth book in the James Reece action/thriller series, The Devil's Hand is preparing to release April 13th.

For more information about Jack, check out:

https://www.officialjackcarr.com

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Mar 22, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 45
37:07

Rapid-fire Q and A submitted from the listeners! A variety of topics with a five-minute time cap per answer.

1. My wife had been financially irresponsible and I'm crushed, what should I do

2. I wanted to be a SEAL my entire life but never enlisted. How can I test myself in similar ways

3. How can I enjoy my freedoms without being a complete dumbass

4. I love my girlfriend, her family hates my guts, what should I do

5. Surgeon or PJ, which one should I do

Enjoy

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Mar 19, 2021
Episode 172 - Rory McKernan
02:22:03

Rory Mckernan is a true renaissance man. Born in Texas, then spreading his wings to Jackson Hole and then guiding in Alaska before finding CrossFit and then spending 13 years as a content producer and host of the CrossFit Games. Currently, he is a freelance broadcast host and author, as well as the sports agent and director of business development for Rich Froning, Haley Adams, and Mayhem Nation.

Enjoy

Mar 15, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 44
39:22

Rapid-fire Q and A submitted from the listeners! A variety of topics with a five-minute time cap per answer.

1. Parking spaces, insults, crutches, and violence

2. Should I light myself on fire to keep someone else warm

3. I am being transferred to an OIC role, how can I best support my new unit

4. All I can see are my mistakes and how far short I fall in comparison to my peers

5. What is the question that no one asks you, but should

Enjoy

Join me on the Stereo app Tuesdays and Thursdays: https://stereo.com/andystumpf212

Mar 12, 2021
Episode 171 - Nic McKinley
02:39:09

As an Operative who served as a Country Chief for a Special Unit within the CIA, Nic witnessed not only the epidemic of child trafficking within illicit markets but also the unrealized opportunity to apply his understanding and training to influence this global crisis. When Nic began to work with experts to better understand the problem in the United States he found it impossible to turn a blind eye. As a result, DeliverFund was officially established as a 501c3 in October 2014 as a counter-human trafficking organization, focused on ending sex slavery in the United States.

Nic spent 11 years in US Special Operations as an Air Force Pararescueman prior to being recruited to the Central Intelligence Agency. Due to his highly specialized training and experience in both special and intelligence operations, Nic has a firm understanding of these illicit, illegal markets and has the highest levels of training to effectively combat them.

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Mar 08, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 43
45:13

Rapid-fire Q and A submitted from the listeners! A variety of topics with a five-minute time cap per answer.

1. My boss is an asshole, should I quit my job

2. My son is potentially getting kicked out of the military, what can/should I do

3. Do you ever have days where nothing goes right, where you can do no wrong

4. Were you ever told to do something that caused you to question your career path or your desire to stay in the Navy

5. The pandemic has made me paranoid, how do I know when I have gone too far

Enjoy

Mar 05, 2021
Episode 170 - Wil Willis
03:36:39

Wil Willis is a former Army Ranger and Pararescueman as well as a tv show host of military shows such as Special Ops Mission, and Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World. Most recently, he was the host of the History channel program Forged In Fire for seven seasons.

Willis was born into a military family and raised on a military base until his father's retirement in 1991. Willis enlisted in the United States Army after he graduated from high school in 1993, serving with the Army's 3rd Ranger Battalion on active duty from October 1993 until February 1998, then in active duty as an Air Force Pararescueman from June 1998 until March 2007.

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Mar 01, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 42
32:08

Rapid-fire Q and A submitted from the listeners! A variety of topics with a five-minute time cap per answer.

1. Is it common for people to turn to religion on deployment

2. I've been an LEO for 14 years, advice for coping with what we see/deal with at work

3. I'm 20 and have a vision for my life, how do I cut out success anchoring friends/relationships

4. I want to move in with my girlfriend but my Mom is absolutely against it for religious reasons

5. I got dumped 2 years ago and it is still impacting me, is my strategy wrong

Enjoy

Join me on the Stereo app Tuesdays and Thursdays: 

Feb 26, 2021
Episode 169 - Chadd Wright
02:55:37

Born and raised in the mountains of rural northwest Georgia, Chadd grew up obsessed with becoming a SEAL, but when the Navy discovered a rare but asymptomatic cyst on his heart, he was disqualified from entering BUD/s. Chadd refused to give up, ultimately tracking down a surgeon willing to perform a procedure deemed too risky by every cardiologist he previously petitioned.

Cyst successfully removed, Chadd went on to realize his SEAL dream, serving over the next decade as a Team Leader on multiple deployments to conflict zones across the world. He became a SEAL instructor. A Master Training Specialist. Chadd even served a stint as President Obama’s bodyguard. Along the way, he battled PTSD and traumatic brain injury. 

Now retired from the military, Chadd has found new life as an elite ultramarathoner — a spiritual quest for self-knowledge and mind-body mastery that has compelled him to tackle some of the world’s most insane endurance slogs like The Revenant — a 118-mile footrace across south New Zealand with over 52,000 feet of elevation gain that not one person has ever successfully completed.

Feb 22, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 41
33:17

Rapid-fire Q and A submitted from the listeners! A variety of topics with a five-minute time cap per answer.

1. The most bizarre transitions I have seen SOF members make into civilian life

2. Mistakes - those that I made in my career and what I learned from them

3. All things aviation. My personal journey and experience, and why I never talk about flying

4. My ankle is destroyed, but I still want to start BJJ, what should I do

5. My sister has a boyfriend who is disrespectful and ungrateful, what should I do

Enjoy

Feb 19, 2021
Episode 168 - Miles Daisher
02:23:17

Miles Daisher is an accomplished canopy pilot with more than 10,000 skydives and 6,00 BASE jumps. In 2005, he set a BASE jumping record by launching 57-times in a single day, climbing a total of nearly 29,000 vertical feet, and performed a record-setting 737 BASE jumps in one year. In June 2017 he reclaimed this record by completing 63 BASE jumps in 24 hours. Miles also created two new sports skyayking and rope swing BASE jumps.

Miles has been a professional parachutist since falling in love with canopies in 1995. He is a member of the Red Bull Air Force, a specialized team of expert pilots. Miles is experienced in demonstration jumps, Hollywood stunts, aerial camera work, coaching, and motivational speaking.

Twin Falls, Idaho, home of the I.B. Perrine Bridge, has been his home for the past decade where he coaches Miles D's BASE camp, trains for stunts, and jumps for fun.

Feb 15, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 40 with Nelson Grant
35:49

A Friday listener Q and A with help from my friend Nelson Grant. We do our best to limit each answer to five minutes..

1. I am worried about my safety, where should I start learning self-defense

2. I have dreams for my life, my family hates them, what should I do

3. I am planning to be a first-time gun owner, where should I start

4. I have had a comfortable life, will a lack of adversity negatively impact my life in the long run

5. Australian SAS war crime allegations

Enjoy

Feb 12, 2021
Episode 167 - Kyle Carpenter
02:53:06

Kyle Carpenter is a medically retired United States Marine who received the United States' highest military award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in Afghanistan on 21 November 2010. On that day, Carpenter threw himself on an enemy grenade in order to save the life of a fellow Marine. Carpenter is the youngest living Medal of Honor recipient.

Kyle's book: You are Worth it - Building a life worth fighting for

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The president of the United States, in the name of the congress, take pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Lance Corporal William "Kyle" Carpenter, United States Marine Corps, For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as an Automatic Rifleman with Company F, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, 1st Marine Division (Forward), 1 Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on 21 November 2010. Lance Corporal Carpenter was a member of a platoon-sized coalition force, comprised of two reinforced Marine squads partnered with an Afghan National Army squad. The platoon had established Patrol Base Dakota two days earlier in a small village in the Marjah District in order to disrupt enemy activity and provide security for the local Afghan population. Lance Corporal Carpenter and a fellow Marine were manning a rooftop security position on the perimeter of Patrol Base Dakota when the enemy initiated a daylight attack with hand grenades, one of which landed inside their sandbagged position. Without hesitation, and with complete disregard for his own safety, Lance Corporal Carpenter moved toward the grenade in an attempt to shield his fellow Marine from the deadly blast. When the grenade detonated, his body absorbed the brunt of the blast, severely wounding him, but saving the life of his fellow Marine. By his undaunted courage, bold fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of almost certain death, Lance Corporal Carpenter reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

Feb 08, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 39 with Brian Bishop
40:14

Rapid-fire discussion and commentary from listener-submitted questions. We do our best to keep it to under five minutes per answer, we often fail.

1. What should I expect/advice for those entering service in a "peacetime" military

2. The company I work for is becoming more "woke" by the moment, what should I do

3. How do I motivate my subordinates in law enforcement when I don't have any motivation myself

4. Advice for someone who survived a traumatic upbringing and doesn't see a future in marriage and children

Enjoy

Feb 05, 2021
Episode 166 - Sean "Buck" Rogers
03:02:38

Sean was raised in Phelan, California. After what can only be described as a rough childhood, Sean decided to leave home and start a new life away from the childhood trauma and away from everything that weighed him down. Sean joined the military at the age of 21, assigned to a support unit, started a family, and later achieved the title of Green Beret.

After leaving the service Sean joined the Denver Police Department earning a spot on the Citywide Impact Team. Sean left the department in order to pursue his passion to help others achieve their goals. Since then starting the FNG Academy, Podcast and writing his memoir. De Oppresso Liber!

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Feb 01, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 38 with Brian Bishop and Nelson Grant
49:20

Rapid-fire Q and A responding to listener submitted topics with guest hosts Brian Bishop and Nelson Grant.

1. Will "package" size impact my training and career opportunities in the military

2. Why do the majority of military members lean to the "right"

3. How do I actually remove my emotion from my decision making

4. How do I get my dad to become more self-aware and recognize the negative impact he is having on my family

5. How do you carry on after the loss of a loved one

Enjoy

Jan 29, 2021
Episode 165 - Jason Tuschen
02:43:13

Jason Tuschen is a retired Navy Seal Command Master Chief. Jason's 27-year career in the military included serving with SEAL Team THREE, Seal Team SEVEN, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, leading the First Phase at BUD/S, and culminated at Naval Special Warfare Group ONE where, as Command Master Chief he was responsible for executing National Security Strategy in the Middle East, South East Asia, and the Korean Peninsula.

Post military Jason is transitioning his leadership experience into the tech sector as the Chief of Strategy for RSTOR, and as the CEO of Sylabs.

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Jan 25, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 37
40:14

Rapid-fire Q and A from the listeners! I do my best to limit each answer to five minutes and to choose a variety of topics: 

1. Former SOF members using their previous careers to "climb the ladder" in their next jobs

2. How do I tell my girlfriend I'm uncomfortable at her parent's house

3. I'm 23 and the love of my life left me, what do I do

4. I have too many hobbies, how do I balance everything

5. My friend has lost his mind in conspiracy theories, what do I do

Enjoy

Jan 22, 2021
Episode 164 - John Dudley
02:33:30

John Dudley is a world-class archer and coach.  He is the founder of Nock on Archery, the one-stop-shop for information, equipment, and instruction for archers and bowhunters of all levels. 

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Jan 18, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 36 with Jason Tuschen
36:24

Rapid-fire Q and A with retired 27 year Navy SEAL Jason Tuschen.  Jason spent ten years as a Master Chief (E9) in the SEAL community, so it would only be appropriate to open with some leadership-related questions. 

1. I'm trying to advance in my company but keep getting passed over, when is it time to move elsewhere

2. Toxic leadership

3. What do you expect from others, and yourself in leadership positions

4. I feel like I am falling apart emotionally and physically, and I just a pussy

5. How do students shit during Hell Week

Enjoy

Jan 15, 2021
Episode 163 - 6 Jan 21' review with Brian Bishop
01:06:31

As Brian and I sat down early last week to record a Full Auto Friday we had no way of knowing what would take place just a few days later. Post events in the Capital we were both bombarded with questions, with many hoping to hear our thoughts on the Friday episode. Here they are, in a stand-alone, mid-week episode.

Jan 13, 2021
Episode 162 - Todd Fox
02:57:52

Todd Fox is a former Marine, law enforcement officer, BJJ black belt, and Author. After his military service, he began his career in EP (Executive Protection). The breadth of his experience is difficult to accurately capture, with security and protection work with some of the most recognizable names in music and movies to include Guy Ritchie, Madonna, Motley Crue, and Tool throughout the world.

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Jan 11, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 35 with Brain Bishop
01:04:57

Probationary Full Auto Friday Co-Host Brian Bishop returns for an extended listener Q and A session. The topics were varied, the shit-talking was consistent throughout.

1. Our experience with Airforce PJ and CCT

2. CBD use for military and LEO communities

3. I "blew the whistle" on my organization, did I do the right thing

4. My inlaws suck, what should I do

5. Is it common to have worries/fear/doubt before a SOF pipeline

Enjoy

Jan 08, 2021
Episode 161 - Kick off to 2021
01:12:02

Kicking off 2021 the right way - laying out goals and a strategy to complete them, followed by likely the only solo Monday episode of 2021 tackling Q and A.

1. The most important lesson I learned in 2020

2. Has being a SEAL helped me post-military, or was what made me capable of becoming a SEAL the most important aspect that has "propelled" me

3. Bolt action rifle/optic selection

4. 5 Characteristics needed to be a man

5. Are we facing Civil War, thoughts on preparation

6. An explanation of the new podcast logo

7. An officer-involved shooting in Ireland - what would I have done

8. 3 small daily habits that have a greater positive impact than they may seem to

Enjoy. Get out there and start crushing 2021

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Jan 04, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 34 with Trevor Thompson
35:09

The final Full Auto Friday installment of 2020 and the first Full Auto Friday installment of 2021. Listener Q and A, somewhere around a five-minute time cap.

1. New Years Resolutions

2. Therapy recommendations for MIL/LEO

3. Finding your path, then sticking to it

4. When to cut ties in a toxic relationship

enjoy

Jan 01, 2021
Episode 160 - Nikki Selby
02:30:39

Nikki Selby is a retired Lt. Commander who served in the United States Navy as a Critical Care, Trauma, and Enroute Care Nurse. She completed multiple deployments including tours in Afghanistan, Haiti, and the Middle East as an in-flight critical care nurse, ICU, trauma, and fleet surgical team nurse. In 2020 she traveled to New York City to work on the front lines of the fight against Covid-19.

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Dec 28, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 33
14:58

Full Auto Friday Christmas edition! I received many questions asking about what I wanted to receive as a gift, what my favorite gifts have been, what have been the most meaningful, etc. I chose to answer none of them, and instead have devoted this episode to the one thing I would gift to every single person on the planet.

Happy Holidays, and enjoy!

Dec 25, 2020
Episode 159 - Nick Albin AKA "Chewy"
02:37:25

Nick Albin, known to most in the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu community as “Chewy” is a Jiu-Jitsu black belt, and the owner/head instructor at Derby City Mixed Martial Arts in Louisville, KY. Chewy started training in 2003, receiving his black belt from Renato Tavares in 2011. He has been teaching Jiu-Jitsu full time since 2010 and has competed at Pan Ams, Worlds, Grapplers Quest, N.A.G.A., E.G.O., O.G.C., and many other IBJJF tournaments.

He has an incredible YouTube channel (Chewjitsu) filled with ideas, strategies, insights, tactics, and mindsets for improving your game.

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Dec 21, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 32 with Brian Bishop
46:01

Probationary Full Auto Friday co-host Brian Bishop returns for his monthly episode. Questions asked by the audience and answered with a five-minute time cap.

1. My fiance keeps telling me if I get COVID and die it's my fault

2. Suicide. Could I have done more

3. Personal responsibility and asking for help

4. You have 30 minutes to prep for an EMP blast, what are your moves

Enjoy

Dec 18, 2020
Episode 158 - Steve Weatherford
02:23:59

Steve Weatherford is a former American football punter who has been a member of the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, and New York Giants. He won Super Bowl XLVI as a member of the Giants.

After leaving the NFL, Steve went onto broadcasting and has since started and grown an incredible fitness and supplement business, WeatherfordFit. He is also the host of his podcast, The Steve Weatherford Show.

Dec 14, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 31
36:03

Rapid-fire listener Q and A with a 5-minute time cap per question.  Submit questions through the podcast website if interested. 

1. What makes a friend

2. Death, and its ability to make life more precious

3. My co-workers suck, minimum effort crew

4. I want to be a SEAL, my dad doesn't have faith in me

Enjoy

  

Dec 11, 2020
Episode 157 - Evan Hafer and Trevor Thompson
02:39:25

Evan Hafer is the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee. Prior to his love affair with coffee, he served as a contractor with the Central Intelligence Agency as well as serving in the United States Army as a Special Forces Soldier (Green Beret).

Trevor Thompson is an ex-Navy SEAL, skydiver, BASE jumper, photographer, bowhunter, exercise aficionado and all-around renaissance man.

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Dec 07, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 30 with Evan Hafer and Trevor Thompson
31:46

Special Full Auto Friday episode with guest hosts Evan Hafer and Trever Thompson from Black Rifle Coffee.  Rapid-fire Q and A with a five-minute time cap on all answers...

1. Favorite art/music/bands.

2. How to prepare for and handle repercussions when you take a "non-popular" stance.

3. How to find/conduct training in rural areas with little to no resources.

4. Making occupational changes later in life, how to handle the unanswered call to serve. 

Enjoy

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Dec 04, 2020
Episode 156 - Keith Barry
02:48:54

Navy SEAL Chief Keith Barry spent more than 18 years serving his country before being wrongfully convicted of rape and serving two and a half years in prison. He had also been required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and was preparing to live out his days a convicted felon.

Three years after the conviction, and after two failed appeals, it was revealed in 2017 that the convening authority in his case had been pressured to rule against the evidence and to uphold the conviction against Barry in the post-trial clemency phase. Barry was reinstated into the Navy at his last held rank, Senior Chief, and it was ordered that his back pay be restored, as well as his other privileges. He has since retired and begun his civilian life.

Nov 30, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 29
30:23

Last week's episode stirred up a bit of a hornet's nest with my answer/suggestions to a doctor expressing signs of burnout.  A few from the medical field reached out, and I appreciate their time and thoughts. 

Let's dig back into this...My response and continued thoughts on COVID, burnout, limited resources, and personnel.  No time cap, one topic. 

Enjoy

Nov 27, 2020
Episode 155 - Paul Sharp and Travis Davison
02:09:42

Endurance events, police reform, the law enforcement community policing their own, performance-enhancing drugs, Jiu-Jitsu, oh yes, we covered it all. Enjoy!

Paul Sharp retired from a twenty-year career in law enforcement from the city of Elgin, located on the NW outskirts of Chicago. He served his community in a variety of capacities, from patrol, undercover, narcotics, SWAT, and the resident officer program. He is a firearm, defensive weapons and tactics, bladed edge instructor, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, and the owner of SBG Illinois.

Travis Davison is the vice president of Straight Blast Gym International, the owner of multiple SBG facilities, and a 20 + year BJJ practitioner and coach.

Nov 23, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 28
34:22

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week strong.  Five-minute time cap per answer (sometimes), all questions submitted by listeners. 

1. Maybe those with COVID should just make their peace with God

2. The role of "influencers" in reconciliation and improved communication

3. Thanksgiving restrictions

4. What can average, law-abiding, working-class citizens do to prevent civil unrest and preserve respectful discourse

Enjoy

Nov 20, 2020
Episode 154 - Brian Johnson & Tiffany Morgan from WarriorNow
02:41:48

WarriorNOW was founded as a way to eliminate the stigma associated with veterans dealing with mental health-related concerns, PTSD, and/or addiction. WarriorNow connects Veterans impacted by a mental health diagnoses, PTSD, and/or addiction to resources, services, and mentorship through training and peer mentors in order to help reintroduce our Veterans to the Journey of Life.

Brian Johnson is an Army Veteran, prior Law Enforcement Officer, and the founder and Executive Officer of WarriorNow. 

Tiffany Morgan is a Navy Veteran, mental health service provider, and the Chief of Staff and Director of Training of WarriorNow. 

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Nov 16, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 27
31:20

Full Auto Friday is a rapid-fire Q and A format where I answer questions from the listeners.  Each question is limited to a five-minute answer, topics will vary. 

1. Hazing for new Officers

2. Concerns for a high-risk medical provider still seeing Covid-19 patients. 

3. My plans for 2021

4. Military force against rioters

5. How do I get my kids to take guns seriously

6. Social Media and the SEAL Teams. 

Enjoy

Nov 13, 2020
Episode 153 - Greg Anderson
02:38:17

Greg Anderson is a Law Enforcement Officer for the Port of Seattle Police Department. He posted an 8-minute video to his personal Instagram page in which he called for his fellow Law Enforcement Officers to consider the impacts of their actions on public trust, and the legality/constitutionality of enforcing strict pandemic/quarantine measures, an act for which he was eventually terminated. 

Greg is a veteran of the United States Army where he served as part of the 75th Ranger Regiment. Post military he worked overseas as a contractor for Triple Canopy before joining the US Marshal Service, then as a Police Officer in Los Angeles, and eventually as an officer at the Port of Seattle in Washington. He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and the owner of Checkmat Lake Stevens.

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Nov 09, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 26 - The Election Recap
48:00

Traditionally, Full Auto Friday is dedicated to rapid-fire Q and A.  Today, given the set and setting, we have decided to sit down and talk about all things 2020 election-related. Our thoughts, worries, and projections.  Spoiler alert...We are not experts. 

Nov 06, 2020
Episode 152 - Adam Haidary
03:23:44

Adam Haidary spent 7 years in Law Enforcement, 2 of which as a full-time training Sergeant.  He is the founder and CEO of PolicePosts, the world's largest training platform for police on Instagram. PolicePosts focuses on education and training for police officers and the public through real-world incidents. 

Adam is also the founder and CEO of Effective Fitness Training, a science and data-driven fitness program that specializes in developing more effective and prepared police officers. 

 

Nov 02, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 25 with Brian Bishop
49:15

Potential Full Auto Friday monthly co-host Brian Bishop returns! You all know the deal, rapid-fire Q and A with a 5 minute (or so) time cap on all answers.  We answered some questions, then of course went off-script multiple times. 

1.  Social pressure and standing your ground on your beliefs

2. How capable are militia groups

3. Joining the military with parents who don't support your decision

4. Experience with foreign military units

Enjoy

Oct 30, 2020
Episode 151 - Bill Rapier
02:53:57

Bill Rapier is Amtac Shooting’s owner and lead instructor. He retired after twenty years in the Navy, where his duty assignments included several years at SEAL Team 3 and over 14 years at Naval Special Warfare Development Group.

Positions held include assaulter, breacher, sniper, team leader, troop chief, and military working dog department senior enlisted adviser. He has always been an avid shooter and is heavily involved in combatives.

Since retiring from the Teams six years ago, Bill has been teaching professionally while developing new courses to make good Americans more capable. He also owns and operates Amtac Blades. He lives in the mountains of Idaho with his wife and six children.

Oct 26, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 24
28:27

Listener submitted Q and A with a little rapid-fire Twitter session at the end. Multiple topics, 5-minute time cap on answers.

1. I'm law enforcement and losing friends because of my job

2. What is the role of the military if the sitting president won't leave office

3. What are the 5 top things I would change as president

And then, Twitter.....

Enjoy

Oct 23, 2020
Episode 150 - Darin Bibeau
01:54:50

Darin Bibeau was born and raised in Plattsburg, New York. He joined the Coast Guard in 1994 with recruit company Delta 144. His first assignment was Coast Guard cutter Spencer out of Boston. During his time with the Coasts Guard, he served as a Special Operator and then a private government contractor all over the world. He has been in operations on the high seas and remote areas around the globe.

Since then he has made his transition into the civilian world and now runs and owns successful American manufacturing companies, most notably, National Chimney/Natural Light Energy Systems- He has 9 factories and over 300 employees.

Today, Darin spends his extra time as a motivational speaker, business consultant and promoting his new book Back to Bulletproof -A Warriors Tactical Guide to Success. He strives to help others, especially veterans, on their road to professional and personal success. 

Back To Bulletproof

Oct 19, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 23 - with Mike Glover
56:19

Guest host Mike Glover joins us today for a Full Auto Friday round of rapid-fire Q and A. Due to our backgrounds, we are obviously experts in the field of relationships, so please join us as we drop knowledge bombs and hopefully help people from repeating our personal mistakes.

1. Your mom of your wife

2. How do you not bring home the stress from work

3. How to balance a hobby and a relationship

4. Advice for those entering the SOF community with significant others

5. Attributes to look for in a spouse

6. Biggest regrets and mistakes

7. Preparing for survival on your own

8. What has pulled you out of your darkest times

9. Active duty with social media accounts

10. How to help prevent suicide and increase PTS awareness

Enjoy

Oct 16, 2020
Episode 149 - Andy Arrabito and Dan Cerrillo
02:06:03

Andy Arrabito and Dan Cerrillo are both former Navy SEALs who have transitioned to the civilian and business world. 

Andy is the founder and CEO of Half Face Blades.

HFB knives bring the soul of rugged, dependable, combat knives and tools to a variety of settings - from special operations tools for warriors, hunters, and backpackers, to knives for the kitchen and great American workers.

Dan is the founder and owner of Spartan 7 Security, and Spartan 7 Adventures

Spartan 7 Adventures seek to provide clients and organizations the leadership, communication, offensive mindset, and advanced situational awareness skills developed by Navy SEALs. To provide a hands-on approach to teaching our clients advanced skills in shooting, driving, hand to hand combatives, travel safety, home defense, and personal defense through realistic mission-based scenarios.  

Oct 12, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 22
31:26

Full Auto Friday is for rapid-fire Q and A, topics selected by the listeners, five-minute time cap per answer. 

1. Dealing with the loss of a close friend

2. Battle Belts and Body Armor

3. Are human Special Forces Operators needed

4. Do we limit ourselves by celebrating warriors over scientists/engineers

5. Why do I want to kill everyone in Guantanamo Bay

Enjoy

Oct 09, 2020
Episode 148 - Margaret Thomson
03:47:03

Margaret Thomson is the author of “The World Looks Different Now,” a memoir about her oldest son, an active-duty soldier who committed suicide.  Her book chronicles the grueling journey of grief, and hopefully, healing for those left behind.  

The book was amazing, the story is heartbreaking. 

Margaret is a journalist and television producer who’s reported on a variety of subjects, from Middle East politics to the British royal family. As a radio correspondent for ABC News, she was the first American broadcast journalist to report the end of the Falklands War in May 1982; several years later she became the first radio correspondent to report on the AIDS epidemic in Africa. Upon returning to the United States in 1992, she taught journalism and television production at the University of Memphis. Thomson continues to write for print and online publications. In 2016, she and her husband Tim relocated from Memphis to Franklin, Tennessee. Their son Matt, a recent graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, visits frequently from his job in the shipping industry.

Oct 05, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 21
30:56

Rapid Fire (sometimes) Q and A with questions being submitted from the listeners:

1. Is it better to focus on the "big" picture, or the small things you actually have an impact on?

2. Forgiveness

3. Has the media pushed a false narrative about police, what do I want to see from law enforcement.

4. I am never satisfied regardless of my accomplishments, what should I do?

Enjoy

Templar Medical

Oct 02, 2020
Episode 147 - Mike Glover
03:47:58

Mike spent 18 years in the US Army and as a government contractor for OGA (Other Government Agency). He served as a SGM (Sergeant Major) in Special Forces in various positions and deployed multiple times to combat theaters.

He is an expert in Counter-Terrorism, security, and crisis management operations and is the host of the Fieldcraft Survival Podcast on iTunes, and Soundcloud.

He is an avid outdoorsman, overland and traveler, and hunter. He has a bachelors degree in Homeland Security and resides in Prescott, AZ where he is the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival.

Sep 28, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 20
30:06

Q and A from the audience with a five-minute time cap (sometimes, actually not often.) To submit a question head over to clearedhotpodcast.com and click the contact button.

1. How to find your passion and purpose

2. When is self-defense ok

3. How do I tell my parents I want to be a SEAL

4. Elected officials....

Enjoy

Sep 25, 2020
Episode 146 - Nick Koahou
02:29:50

As an officer with the San Bernardino Police Department, Koahou was one of the first responders on Dec. 2, 2015, when terrorists attacked the Inland Regional Center, killing 14 people and injuring 22 others.

During a gun battle between police and the terrorists, Koahou left his position of cover to provide assistance to a fellow officer who was under heavy fire. Koahou sustained a bullet wound to his leg but continued to return fire at the suspects. After being treated for his injuries, Koahou refused to be evacuated and remained to assist until the other officer had been safely evacuated.

Officer Koahou was awarded the Congressional Badge of Bravery in California, and the Public Safety Medal of Valor from President Trump. His Congressional Badge of Bravery Citation reads:

On December 2, 2015, the Inland Regional Center in the city of San Bernardino, CA, was attacked by two assailants armed with assault rifles, resulting in the deaths of 14 and the wounding of 22 others. After the attack, the assailants fled the scene. Over the next several hours the investigation led officers to the neighboring city, where the assailants were located leaving their residence. As they drove away from the location, officers conducted a rolling surveillance. Officer Nicholas Koahou was assigned as an undercover narcotics officer for the San Bernardino Police Department and was a member of the surveillance team.

Eventually, the suspects returned to San Bernardino, at which point a marked police vehicle joined the other officers who were surveilling the suspects. Almost immediately the back window of the suspect’s vehicle shattered as the surveilling officers came under rifle fire. The suspects continued to drive for a short distance further and then abruptly stopped their vehicle. The officers positioned behind the suspects stopped their vehicles a distance away to create space and take cover to return fire. Unwittingly, a sheriff deputy drove past the unmarked vehicles and stopped his vehicle in the “kill zone” between the suspects and officers. This immediately caused the suspects to focus the majority of their fire on the deputy.

Officer Koahou recognized that the deputy was pinned down and needed rescue. As Officer Koahou formalized a plan to assist, he saw one of the suspects leave their vehicle and flank the deputy. This allowed the suspects to open fire on the deputy from two angles, taking away any possible escape route.

Officer Koahou immediately left his position of cover, moved forward, and engaged the suspect in order to rescue the deputy, who by this time was pinned down under heavy fire from both suspects. With disregard for his personal safety, Officer Koahou left his cover and closed to within 20 yards of the deputy, where he took a prone position and began firing at the suspect. The suspect went down, and the immediate threat of the deputy being outflanked and exposed was removed. However, the second suspect began to focus her fire on the pinned-down deputy. Officer Koahou rose to his feet and began closing the remaining distance to the deputy. At this point, Officer Koahou was shot in his left leg by the second suspect.

After being wounded, Officer Koahou continued to return fire at the second suspect as medical aid was applied to his wound in the form of a pressure bandage. After being treated for his injuries, Koahou refused to be medically evacuated and remained to assist in the rescue of the pinned-down deputy. By this time additional officers had brought a vehicle up to Officer Koahou’s position. Koahou was able to rise to his feet, and he continued on to the pinned-down deputy using the vehicle as “moving cover.” Once at the deputy’s position they were able to evacuate him to safety. Both suspects were ultimately killed during the exchange of gunfire.

The actions of Officer Koahou demonstrate extraordinary bravery and a willingness to save the lives of others, without regard to his own personal safety.

Sep 21, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 19
29:48

Rapid Fire Q and A from the viewers and listeners of the podcast. I do my best to limit myself to five minutes, I am not always successful...

1. When is it time/how do I know I am ready to have a child

2. Functional fitness vs. show muscles

3. Joining the military in your 30's, what to expect

4. Suicide/Violent videos/Movies and their impact on children

Enjoy

Element Labs

Sep 18, 2020
Episode 145 - Suresh Madhaven - Part 2
02:02:53

In an age where it may seem impossible, how does a fatherless black man grow up to become a police officer, with multiple degrees, then move on to creating a successful company and worldwide brand?   

Enter Suresh Madhaven, who spent 13 years as a police officer before founding 221Btactical, an organization that specializes in developing equipment for the LEO/first responder community. 

Sep 14, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 18 - Thoughts on 9/11
22:07

Today's episode focuses on 9/11, the impact it had on my personal life as well as the United States. My thoughts on where we are now, where I am concerned we are heading, the foundation of our rights and freedoms, and how incredibly fortunate we are.

Sep 11, 2020
Episode 144 - Suresh Madhaven Part 1
02:21:25

In an age where it may seem impossible, how does a fatherless black man grow up to become a police officer, with multiple degrees, then move on to creating a successful company and worldwide brand?   

Enter Suresh Madhaven, who spent 13 years as a police officer before founding 221Btactical, an organization that specializes in developing equipment for the LEO/first responder community. 

Sep 07, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 17
31:43

Rapid-fire Q and A solicited from listeners. Any and all topics are. on the table, five-minute time cap (sort of.)

1. Following in your father's footsteps

2. Enlisted or Officer, Degree or no degree

3. What about "right-wing" organizations, are you still willing to "come off the bench?"

4. Exercise sucks, tips for motivation

Enjoy

Sep 04, 2020
Episode 143 - Henry Akins
01:52:06

Henry Akins began training in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in 1995 at the Rickson Gracie Acadamy on Pico blvd in West LA. Shortly after he started he became the secretary at the acadamy and was spending 70 hours a week there watching and participating in all of the classes. In 1997 the school moved to the Pacific Palisades where Henry trained and assisted main Instructor Luis Heredia and also participated and trained in all of the classes taught by Rickson. During these years Henry had the opportunity to train with Rickson and help him prepare for his fights in Japan. In 2000 the acadamy moved again to Wilshire blvd in West LA. By this time Henry had begun teaching many of the classes at the school.

In Feb of 2004, because of his persistence and dedication to the fundamentals and philosophies of Jiu-Jitsu, Rickson Gracie presented Henry with a blackbelt, being only the third American at the time to receive that honor. Henry then took over the school and became the main instructor there until 2008 when he was forced to stop due to a back injury. Now Henry is the head Jiu-Jitsu instructor at Dynamix Martial Arts and although Henry is no longer affiliated with Rickson Gracie or his association, he feels blessed to be able to share this art with others and to pass on the knowledge that was taught to him by the greatest Jiu-Jitsu practitioner ever.

Aug 31, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 16 with Brian Bishop
42:24

Rapid Fire Q and A with guest host Brian Bishop, five minute time cap per question..

1. Is BLM a domestic terrorist organization

2.  Does the 2nd Amendment include automatic weapons, waiting times, and age restrictions

3. How do you teach accountability and responsibility to a generation who believes everything should be free

4. Should vaccines be mandatory

5. What is the appropriate response to the destruction of property during a riot

And much more, enjoy. 

Aug 28, 2020
Episode 142 - John Barklow
02:26:35

John Barklow is the Big Game Product Manager for Sitka, a hunting brand based in Bozeman, Montana. Prior to his current profession, he served for 26 years in the United States Navy as a Diver. We met in 1997 when I was a punk new guy, and he was running the dive locker for SEAL Team Five. His background and experience is diverse...In addition to classical dive training, he is a wealth of knowledge in climbing, skiing, backcountry travel, snow safety, and survival, to mention a few. For 15 years he worked at, and lead the Kodiak training facility where all SEAL candidates now go for their cold weather and survival training. To add icing to the cake, he has been a bowhunter for 30 years.

www.sitkagear.com

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Aug 24, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 15
37:58

Rapid-fire Q and A with a five-minute time cap to all answers:

First, a love letter to special podcast social media commenters...

1. White Belt Lives Matter: advice for beginners

2. Military service regret

3. Managing information overload, clarity of thought or depth of thought, the one thing I am the most certain of in this world.

4. My dad is a drunk, what should I do

5. Rapid-Fire Twitter Q and A

Enjoy

Aug 21, 2020
Episode 141 - Angel Cortes
02:36:24

Angel Cortes grew up in Orange county to what can only be described as very difficult and challenging circumstances.  By the time he was in high school he was already a gang member, but he chose to pursue a desire to be an Army Ranger and changed the trajectory of his life. 

Angel successfully became and Ranger and completed deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan.  

After leaving the military Angel attends school full time with the goal of becoming a registered dietician, as well as creating and hosting military veteran based events. 

 

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Aug 17, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 14
28:28

Rapid-fire Q and A with a five-minute time cap to all answers:

1. Thoughts on various military occupations outside of SOF

2. BJJ/MMA training during Covid-19

3. Advice on returning home from deployment

4. Suggestions for someone looking for a good CrossFit gym

5. Are we headed towards a revolution, how would it play out

6. The one thing left on my bucket list

7. Is the Danny's burger as good as the legend says they are..

Enjoy

Aug 14, 2020
Episode 140 - Remi Adeleke
02:48:09

Remi Adeleke was born in Western Africa and moved to New York City with his mother and brother following the death of his father. In 2002 he joined the U.S. Navy, ultimately completing the grueling training to become a member of the select U.S. Navy SEALs. Since completing his military service,  Remi has had successful careers in writing, speaking, and films. He appeared in the 2017 franchise film Transformers: The Last Knight, and served as the lead technical advisor on the Netflix production 6 Underground. Remi also partners with City Hope in La Mesa, California, where he mentors at-risk and inner-city youth.

Aug 10, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 13
20:26

Rapid-fire Q and A with a five-minute time cap to all answers:

1. Managing emotional responses

2. The social media rabbit hole/time suck

3. Favorite scenery when jumping

4. Beers and death matches with Jocko

5. Does pineapple belong on a pizza

6. The single most important piece of apparel for a bowhunter

7. Brass knuckles or bear traps

Enjoy

Aug 07, 2020
Episode 139 - Jason and Jessica Silva
02:55:39

Jason Silva is a retired Navy SEAL who served for 27 years in the United States Navy. He completed BUD/s (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training in 1992 and then went on to become a Special Forces Qualified Medic at Fort Sam Houston, TX and a paramedic in South Central Las Angeles, CA with the Las Angeles Fire Department. He served at SEAL Team 5, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, and Special Operations Command North, completing 17 combat deployments throughout the world. His awards include the Silver Star, 3 Bronze Stars with Valor, the Purple Heart, and 2 Defense Meritorious Service Medals, among many others. Jason has a passion for woodworking and spends his free time crafting pieces of art in his mountain woodshop in Colorado.

Jessica Silva has been in the first responder world for most of her career, beginning as an EMT in San Jose and San Diego. After a military relocation, she became a 9-11 dispatcher for the city of Virginia Beach and then as a Community Corrections Officer for domestic violence offenders. In 2011 she started volunteering with a Wilderness Search and Rescue Team and shortly thereafter began training as a K9 handler. In addition to raising two children and riding out 14 post 9/11 deployments, she served as the Ombudsman for several years, was part of the shaping of resiliency programs for Special Forces spouses and families, and is the author of a children's book about military deployments.

Aug 03, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 12
29:26

Rapid Fire Q and A with a 5 minute time cap to take you into the weekend: 

1:  Managing expectations with CrossFit methodology (any methodology really).

2. Situational awareness and a nervous/irritated girlfriend

3. Discipline and life goals

4. Left-handed shooters, and why you should be suspicious of anyone who is left-handed.

Enjoy

Jul 31, 2020
Episode 138 - Brian Bishop
01:54:11

Brian Bishop is a former Marine with multiple combat deployments to Iraq prior to continuing his service in Afghanistan as a contractor with Blackwater.

He is the founder of Orion Design Group, a solutions-oriented company that seeks to fill the gaps present in business as well as the Special Operations community.

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Jul 27, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 11
18:53

Today's Full Auto Friday will focus on two questions, instead of multiple, with no time cap.

How do you say goodbye to someone dying in front of your eyes, how do you deal with severe depression and suicidal thoughts?

They were tough questions, I hope my answers did them justice.

Enjoy

Jul 24, 2020
Episode 137 - Adam DeRito
02:51:53

Adam DeRito is a former firefighter, EMT, and search and rescue technician from New Jersey who was a member of the Air Force Academy Class of 2010. Since 2012 he has worked in the energy industry, and after completing his Master's Degree, he became a paratrooper in the Colorado national guard.

Soon after that, he discovered his medical records were falsified by the United States Air Force Academy after reporting incidents of sexual assault as an undercover informant for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations during his time as a cadet.

He has since made it his mission to correct his records, hold those officers accountable, and ensure that legal precedence is established in our legal system to uphold the constitutional rights of our nation's service members who are sworn to protect those very rights.

Jul 20, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 10 with John Frankl and Travis Davison
48:13

Full Auto Friday is a "rapid-fire" format of Q and A submitted by listeners. Topics from all walks of life with a 5-minute cap on all answers.

This week the entire episode is dedicated to BJJ related questions. What to look for in a BJJ gym for those interested in starting, Belts and promotions, gym etiquette, Technique and strength, members getting kicked out of the gym, Thoughts on initial training for LEO, What is a black belt worth.

Enjoy

Jul 17, 2020
Episode 136 - Travis Howze
02:57:17

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, former Police Officer and Firefighter Travis Howze is an international touring Comedian and Motivational Speaker who has been igniting top stages around the world with laughter and inspirational messages for over a decade! Author of Create Your Own Light, Travis has been able to find healing after an extremely chaotic and traumatic past which led him on a path to helping others through his very personal story of “Finding Post Traumatic Purpose.”

www.Travishowze.com

 

 

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Jul 13, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 9
26:59

Full Auto Friday is a "rapid-fire" format of Q and A submitted by listeners. Topics from all walks of life with a 5-minute cap on all answers.

5:32 Q1: How to separate your identity from your occupation

11:28 Q2: Finding a new career path later in life

17:20 Q3: Principles and techniques to foster a productive learning environment

21:35 Q4: Ignoring external stressors

Enjoy

Jul 10, 2020
Episode 135 - Matt Vincent
02:05:10

Matt Vincent is known for being a two-time Highland Games World Champion and strength athlete. He spent more than 10 years competing in powerlifting, strongman, weightlifting and highland games. Although his knee injury caused him to have a total knee replacement and remove himself from competing completely, Matt will continue to share his fitness passion through seminars, book writing, fitness apparel and podcast.

In Matt's first book, Training Lab, he spelled out the philosophy of “The HVIII,” and tried to capture the spirit of self-improvement through self-loathing. This idea would serve as the spark that led to HVIII Brand Goods and a ton of adventures. Matt chronicles his travels and conversations with people in the strength game and beyond on his podcast UMSO.

Jul 06, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 8
28:53

Full Auto Friday is a "rapid-fire" format of Q and A submitted by listeners. Topics from all walks of life with a 5-minute cap on all answers.

2:06 Q1: How to serve when you have been physically disqualified from military service

7:25 Q2: Violence, and my relationship with it over time

14:01 Q3: Can you celebrate the Confederacy and still be a patriotic American

18:27 Q4: Why did I leave Devgru

23:15 Q5: Daughters standing for what they believe

Enjoy

Jul 03, 2020
Episode 134 - Samantha Francine
01:44:24

Samantha Francine is an activist, a woman of color, and is dedicated to education and bringing about change.

On June 3rd she was participating in a Black Lives Matter protest in the resort town of Whitefish, Montana when she was approached by Jay Snowden, a visibly irritated and irate man shouting obscenities and ripping signs out of protestors hands. At that moment she chose to do what I hope we all would have the courage to do, she stood her ground and stared the man down.

The interaction between Samantha and Snowden and his subsequent behavior was captured on video, and the still picture of Samantha staring into his eyes quickly went viral, receiving national media attention.

Jun 29, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 7
36:54

Today's Full Auto Friday will focus on one question, instead of multiple, with no time cap.

I received a message from a man getting ready to leave active duty.

He has questions about whether or not we are, or have accomplished anything with our efforts. Questions about whether or not we are the "force for good" that we say we are, whether or not the fight is worth the cost of American lives, and how to move on. They were tough questions, I hope my answers did them justice.

Enjoy

Jun 26, 2020
Episode 133 - Nick Norris Part Two
01:56:45

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 training in 2004, Nick assumed progressively higher positions of leadership within Naval Special Warfare. His deployed roles included combat advisor to Iraqi and Afghan military units, Cross-Functional Team Leader, and Ground Force Commander during combat operation in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Nick was most recently assigned to Naval Special Warfare Basic Training Command — SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) as Officer in Charge prior to transitioning off Active Duty. Originally from Chicago, Nick received his Bachelor in Science from the United States Naval Academy in 2003 and his Masters of Science in Real Estate from The University of San Diego in 2013. He is the Executive Director of the C4 Foundation, which provides support and resources through science-based programs to active-duty Navy SEALs and their families.

Nick is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Protekt Products, a wellness company that is committed to positively impacting customer health via both personal care products and nutritional supplements. Both Protekt and the C4 Foundation value the power of time spent in the outdoors and the positive impact it has on overall well-being.

Jun 22, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 6
23:30

Full Auto Friday is a "rapid-fire" format of Q and A submitted by listeners. Topics from all walks of life with a 5-minute cap on all answers.

1:25 Q1: Reasons NOT to pursue to a Special Operations career field

6:51 Q2: Navy JAG's and my experience with them

11:44 Q3: Managing stress through challenging times

17:11 Q4: How to best support active and retired servicemembers

Enjoy

Jun 19, 2020
Episode 132 - Nick Norris, Part 1
01:31:45
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 training in 2004, Nick assumed progressively higher positions of leadership within Naval Special Warfare. His deployed roles included combat advisor to Iraqi and Afghan military units, Cross-Functional Team Leader, and Ground Force Commander during combat operation in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
Nick was most recently assigned to Naval Special Warfare Basic Training Command — SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) as Officer in Charge prior to transitioning off Active Duty. Originally from Chicago, Nick received his Bachelor in Science from the United States Naval Academy in 2003 and his Masters of Science in Real Estate from The University of San Diego in 2013. He is the Executive Director of the C4 Foundation, which provides support and resources through science-based programs to active-duty Navy SEALs and their families.
 
Nick is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Protekt Products, a wellness company that is committed to positively impacting customer health via both personal care products and nutritional supplements. Both Protekt and the C4 Foundation value the power of time spent in the outdoors and the positive impact it has on overall well-being.
Jun 15, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 5
26:08

Traditionally these episodes are dedicated to multi-topic Q and A, today will be slightly different.

The most regrettable moments of my life revolve around the times I have not taken action when I should have, when I have not said something that I should have, when I tolerated what I know to be wrong.

I am as flawed as the next man.  The list of my mistakes is long and distinguished. I will stand in judgment of my actions, all of them.

What I discuss on this episode needs to have been said long ago, many times, by far too many people. I was part of the problem, I should have been part of the solution.

Question 1: CrossFit

Jun 12, 2020
Episode 131 - Jeff Shapiro
02:50:24

Jeff Shapiro is a professional climber and pilot who has dedicated his life to the mountains.

What began as a passion for rock and alpine climbing slowly evolved into a love of flight. Jeff has spent years as a professional hang glider pilot and racer, paraglider, skydiver and BASE jumper, and most recently a bush plane pilot. If that were not enough, Jeff is an avid falconer as well.

When he is not traveling the world on epic expeditions, he is home in the great state of Montana with his wife and daughter.

Rarely have I met a man this capable and experienced. Enjoy!

Jun 08, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 4
39:08

Full Auto Friday is a "rapid-fire" format of Q and A submitted by listeners. Topics from all walks of life with a 5-minute cap on all answers.

2:00 Q1: George Floyd

16:05. Q2: I've never been a gun owner, but now I need a gun for protection

21:53. Q3: How do I keep my world "small," but also have a global impact

26:15. Q4: What is better for police training, generalist vs. specialist

32:10. Q5: Is there a lack of diversity in the SEAL community and other SOF

Enjoy

Jun 05, 2020
Episode 130 - Tactical A**hole Volume 3 - Snakes, Hornets, and Smoke Bombs with Bryan Callen
01:28:23

Bryan Callen was the founder of JSOC and a plank owner at both CAG and Devgru. He first tasted combat during the civil war and has fought for Truth, Liberty, and Justice since that time. He will occasionally moonlight as an assassin, traveling the globe in his continuous and continual fight against evil......

Bryan Callen is an American actor, comedian, and podcaster. He is most known for his recurring role as “Coach Mellor” on ABC’s SCHOOLED and THE GOLDBERGS; which he has played since 2014. Callen has also appeared in such TV and films as Kingdom, 2 Broke Girls, Ride Along, Hangover 1 & 2, Sex and the City, Old School, MADTv, Entourage, Californication, and many more.

A veteran Headliner, Callen performs in theaters and comedy venues across the world, but most often can be seen at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. His third one-hour comedy special, “Complicated Apes”, debuted in Spring 2019 and stayed on top of the comedy charts all summer.

Additionally, Callen is co-host of the top-rated iTunes podcast. The Fighter & The Kid

Jun 01, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 3
29:38

Full Auto Friday is a "rapid-fire" format of Q and A submitted by listeners.  6-8 topics from all walks of life with a 5-minute cap on all answers.  Round 2 is in the breach...

Q1: 3 Things that all men should do

Q2: Removed - I'll explain later...

Q3: David Goggins

Q4: Would I attempt to change my son's mind if they wanted to pursue joining the military and SEAL Teams.

Q5: Advice for dealing with the grief associated with losing a loved one. 

Q6: State and Federal Government handling of COVID - 19

Enjoy!

May 29, 2020
Episode 129 - Greg Anderson
02:50:06

Greg Anderson is a Law Enforcement Officer for the Port of Seattle Police Department. He is currently on administrative leave pending a likely termination for posting an 8-minute video to his personal Instagram page in which he called for his fellow Law Enforcement Officers to consider the impacts of their actions on public trust, and the legality/constitutionality of enforcing strict pandemic/quarantine measures.

Greg is a veteran of the United States Army where he served as part of the 75th Ranger Regiment. Post military he worked overseas as a contractor for Triple Canopy before joining the US Marshal Service, then as a Police Officer in Los Angeles, and eventually as an officer at the Port of Seattle in Washington. He is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and the owner of Checkmat Lake Stevens.

May 25, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 2 with Trevor Thompson
36:26

Full Auto Friday is a "rapid-fire" format of Q and A submitted by listeners.  6-8 topics from all walks of life with a 5-minute cap on all answers.  Round 2 is in the breach...

Q1: Podcast equipment options and solutions

Q2: Differences and similarities while serving during an administration change.

Q3: War and whether or not those you fight are as committed.

Q4: Is SEAL Team Six the most elite SEAL Team in the world.

Q5: Thoughts on daily imposed self-suffering.

Q6: Recommendations for civilians seeking weapons training. 

Enjoy!

May 22, 2020
Episode 128 - Ephraim Mattos
02:22:22

Ephraim Mattos graduated high school in 2010, joined the United States Navy, successfully graduated BUD/s (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training, and became a member of a west coast SEAL Team.

After leaving the US Navy SEAL Teams in 2017, at the age of 24, he flew to Iraq and joined a small group of volunteer humanitarians known as the Free Burma Rangers. Until being shot by ISIS on a suicidal rescue mission, Mattos witnessed unexplainable acts of courage and sacrifice by the Free Burma Rangers, who, while under heavy machine gun and mortar fire, assaulted across ISIS minefields, used themselves as human shields, and sprinted down ISIS-infested streets-all to retrieve wounded civilians.

Ephraim founded Stronghold Rescue and Relief, a non-profit dedicated to sending highly trained former Special Operations personnel into the heart of violent conflicts around the world in order to find and help the families caught in the crossfire, as well as assist oppressed people in multiple countries facing genocide and human trafficking.

Today, Ephraim continues to conduct humanitarian rescue and relief operations around the world.

Stronghold Rescue and Relief

City of Death by Ephraim Mattos

May 18, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 1
32:23

Full Auto Friday is a "rapid-fire" format of Q and A submitted by listeners.  6-8 topics from all walks of life with a 5-minute cap on all answers.  Round 1 is in the breach...

Q1: The origin of the audio from the podcast intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWrgUZbuhiw&t=23s

Q2: Foreign Special Forces Units

Q3: Why are so many damn "operators" writing books? 

Q4: Leadership while struggling with mental health or substance abuse.

Q5: How am I supposed to protect myself if my gun is locked up at night? 

Q6: Philosophical differences with Lt. Col Grossman

Enjoy!

May 15, 2020
Episode 127 - Paul Sharp
01:53:47

Paul Sharp retired from a twenty-year career in law enforcement from the city of Elgin, located on the NW outskirts of Chicago. He served his community in a variety of capacities including patrol, undercover, narcotics, SWAT, and the resident officer program. He is a firearm, defensive weapons and tactics, bladed edge instructor, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, and the owner of SBG Illinois.

May 11, 2020
Episode 126 - Joe Rogan
02:04:37

A standup comedian for over 20 years, Rogan’s sixth hour long comedy special Joe Rogan: Strange Times premiered on Netflix in October 2018.  Rogan’s previous comedy specials include Joe Rogan: Triggered (2016) for Netflix, Joe Rogan: Rocky Mountain High (2014) for Comedy Central, Joe Rogan: Live from the Tabernacle (2012) released via his website, Talking Monkeys in Space (2009) on CD & DVD, and Joe Rogan Live (2007) on DVD.  Additionally, Rogan released the CDs Shiny Happy Jihad (2007) and I’m Gonna Be Dead Someday (2000).

Rogan is host of The Joe Rogan Experience, a long form conversation with guests that is one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes.  

Since 2002, Rogan has provided color commentary for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) on Pay Per View, Spike Television, and FOX.  Rogan’s passion for MMA began with martial arts practice at the age of 13. Within two years, the Boston native earned a black belt and soon became the Massachusetts full contact Tae Kwon Do champion four consecutive years.  By the age of 19, Rogan won the US Open Tae Kwon Do Championship, and as lightweight champion went on to beat both the middle and heavyweight title-holders to obtain the Grand Championship.

Film credits include Here Comes The Boom (2012) and Zookeeper (2011).  Rogan hosted Joe Rogan Questions Everything (2013) for the SyFy channel.  Rogan hosted the competition reality series Fear Factor on NBC in 2011/12 and previously for six seasons on the network from 2001-2006.  Prior to Fear Factor, Rogan played Joe Garrelli, the resident electrician on the hit NBC comedy series NewsRadio.

Rogan regularly performs stand-up locally and internationally.

May 04, 2020