Cleared Hot

By Andy Stumpf

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Subscribers: 1680
Reviews: 17

Rob
 Jul 16, 2022
Good podcast. Andy is legit.

Nick Sowers
 Oct 17, 2021
Fantastic podcast, I love how Andy is keen to listen and willing to question when needed. love listening regularly.

Evan Hafer
 Sep 10, 2021

Pete
 Dec 8, 2020
excellent podcast!!


 Oct 28, 2020

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 134
30:57

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. Do lightbulbs suck darkness or give off light

2. Finding your purpose and direction regardless of the opinions of those around you

3. Family drama - Is it best to intervene, or be more like Switzerland

Enjoy

Dec 02, 2022
Episode 261 - Mark Smiley
02:43:08

Mark Smiley is a professional photographer, filmmaker, speaker, & IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide. He leads private expeditions to Alaska, Lower 48, Europe and South America. His interest in outdoor recreation continually evolves. At the age of twelve, he enjoyed rappelling out of maple trees in the front yard, to now putting up first ascents on technical 20,000’+ glaciated peaks. He has learned that the best way to keep the memories of a great day in the mountains is to haul around a five-pound DSLR camera, which he does almost every day. He enjoys taking his clients to their physical limits in the mountains and then returning them safely. He also enjoys working with companies to create captivating digital media.

Mark is also the founder of Mountain Sense, an online comprehensive guide to avalanche education. 

Nov 28, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 133
31:46

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. If Donald Trump is not elected are we looking at "another insurrection"

2. Where the hell did the Cleared Hot Black Rifle Coffee go? Where can I find it

3. Am I out of line for keeping my sister in law at arms length

4. Thanksgiving - what I am the most thankful for

Enjoy

Nov 25, 2022
Cleared Hot Episode 260 - Nelson Grant - 2022 Hunting year in review
01:38:37

Nelson Grant is a Sheriff's Deputy and Search and Rescue Team member in the Flathead Valley. In addition to his current duties, he has previous experience on the SWAT Team and Narcotics Task Force.

For the past two years we have set out to hunt elk in the mountains of Montana with our close friends. Each year has presented us with significant challenges, and the opportunity to learn from our experiences moving forward. Join us as we review our hunting season, and listen to Michael explain why he should move to Maine, having never been there and knowing nothing about it.

When not on duty Nelson enjoys partaking in just about every activity that Northwestern Montana has to offer. Bowhunting, rifle hunting, river raft guiding, dual-sport motorcycle guiding, backcountry split boarding and skiing, touring, trekking, downhill mountain bike riding, jiu-jitsu, and probably even more that I am forgetting.

Nov 21, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 132
34:55

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. My brother-in-law wants to become a SEAL but has never followed through on any of his other "life aspirations," what can information can I give him to aid in his decision

2. BJJ and strokes...have you heard of this happening

3. I work in Search and Rescue and I feel like I have lost the sense of value for human life, what can I do to get it back

Enjoy

Nov 18, 2022
Episode 259 - Jennifer Fraser
02:08:36

Jennifer earned her PhD from University of Toronto in Comparative Literature and is the Founder of The Bullied Brain.

Her third book Teaching Bullies takes lived experience with an abuse crisis and puts it into the context of psychology, psychiatry, education, law, and neuroscience. What's being discovered in neuroscientific labs across the world has the power to change how we understand our brains and lives. This empowering research infuses her latest book The Bullied Brain: Heal Your Scars and Restore Your Health. Neuroscientist Dr. Michael Merzenich says it is "scientifically the most thorough treatment of the subject on planet earth."

Nov 14, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 131
34:48

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. I have a friend running for office and is asking for my public support, and I don't want to give it

2. What should I do if I see or suspect someone of carrying concealed

3. How would you execute a Red Dawn scenario

4. How should I approach going from never owning a gun to becoming a concealed carry permit holder and gun owner

Enjoy

Nov 11, 2022
Episode 258 - Jariko Denman
03:20:37

Jariko was born in Washington DC and as a military brat grew up all over the world. In 1997 he enlisted in the US Army. After basic training and Airborne School, he completed the assessment and selection process for the 75th Ranger Regiment and was assigned to the 2nd Ranger Battalion at Ft Lewis Washington. Jariko went on to serve in the Ranger Regiment for 15 years. Jariko deployed to combat 15 times in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2002-2012 as a Weapons Squad Leader, Rifle Platoon Sergeant, and Ranger Company First Sergeant amounting to 54 months of total combat experience as part of a Joint Special Operations Task Force. Jariko retired from active duty in 2017 after four years as the Senior Military Science Instructor at St. John's University in New York City. Since retiring he has advised on several major motion pictures, national ad campaigns, and television series' as well as working as a freelance journalist in Afghanistan and Ukraine. He now works for Black Rifle Coffee as a Content Producer and lives in Salt Lake City Utah. You can follow Jariko on Instagram @laidbackberserker.

Nov 07, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 130
31:08

Today's episode is based on a single question about leadership, specifically from a leader who feels like they have been put into a position from which they are "destined to fail." 

Once per month I plan to do an episode dedicated to a single question, which will allow for a more thorough answer and will hopefully be more impactful. 

Leadership-

What is it

What is it not

Don't try to be the smartest person in the room

Don't try to be something that you aren't 

Mentors, both internal and external to your organization

Don't get obliterated by the details

Nov 04, 2022
Episode 257 - Gary Edgington
02:27:14
Gary Edgington is a 40-year law enforcement veteran and the son of a law enforcement officer who was murdered in the line of duty while Gary was in the third week of police academy training. For almost a decade, Gary was also a Task Force Commander with the California Dept of Justice and a Task Force Officer on the FBI joint terrorism task force. Earlier in his career, Gary worked with The Beverly Hills Police Department, Manhattan Beach Police Department, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. After 9/11, Gary became Commander of a multi-agency counter-terrorism task force in L.A. When Gary retired from the DOJ, he deployed to Iraq as an embedded anti-terrorism advisor working counter-IED with the US Army and took a position as an intelligence/terrorism analyst with the Department of Defense. Currently, Gary lives in Charlotte, NC and consults for an international corporation overseeing US security operations.
 
Gary has just written a thriller, Outside the Wire, A retired counter terrorism cop and a fearless Army doctor risk everything, including their burgeoning romance, as they battle clandestine Iranian operatives bent on the slaughter of thousands of innocents and ultimately the destruction of America. The book is now available for pre-orders on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Oct 31, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 129
29:37

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. What happens to a leader when they are fired from the SEAL Teams. Are they lateral transferred, or removed from the Navy.

2. I'm thinking about talking to a counselor, any advice on what to expect and how to approach it.

3. Wildland firefighter or pursue higher education

4. A letter to leadership - what do we want our warriors to be, are we actually being honest with ourselves.

Enjoy

Oct 28, 2022
Episode 256 - James Smith
03:07:17

James Smith is a consultant in the private sector, as well as for military units. He is the owner of Novasind and Multus consulting.

Multus consulting is interdisciplinary consulting that aggregates subject matters including, but not limited to, epistemology, psychology, intellect, culture, evolutionary biology, physics, mathematics, gastronomy, music, and more into an integrated whole. By doing so, each recipient is able to gain a unique and system-level understanding of their tradecraft, and existence, which fails to be achieved due to the overwhelming majority of educational/training approaches in the marketplace that often fail to explain how relevant subject matters integrate in people’s thinking and the real world.

Skills developed include but are not limited to those that optimize leadership and high-stakes decision-making, negotiations, system-level optimization, critical thinking, conflict resolution, organizational culture, and how to effortlessly deal with high expectations and responsibilities.

Oct 24, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 128
39:09

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. My girlfriend was nearly kidnapped right in front of me and I can't get over the thought I could have done more. What would you have done if you were me, what could I have done differently

2. My wife is intimidated to go back to the gym by herself, what can I do to help her feel more comfortable

3. I quit the police academy in the first week, do I have to wear this badge of being a quitter for the rest of my life

Enjoy

Oct 21, 2022
Episode 255 - John Spencer
02:48:43

John Spencer is an award-winning scholar, professor, author, combat veteran, and internationally recognized expert and advisor on urban warfare and other military-related topics. Considered one of the world’s leading experts on urban warfare, he served as an advisor to the top four-star general and other senior leaders in the U.S. Army as part of strategic research groups from the Pentagon to the United States Military Academy.

Spencer currently serves as the Chair of Urban Warfare Studies with the Madison Policy Forum. He recently served as the Chair of Urban Warfare Studies at the Modern War Institute at West Point, Co-Director of the Urban Warfare Project, and host of the Urban Warfare Project podcast. He also served as a Colonel in the California State Guard with an assignment to the 40th Infantry Division, California Army National Guard as the Director of Urban Warfare Training.

Serving over twenty-five years in the active Army as an infantry soldier, Spencer has held ranks from Private to Sergeant First Class and Second Lieutenant to Major. His assignments as an Army officer included two combat deployments to Iraq as both an Infantry Platoon Leader and Company Commander, a Ranger Instructor with the Army’s Ranger School, a Joint Chief of Staff and Army Staff intern, a fellow with the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group, and Co-Founder, Strategic Planner, and Deputy Director of the Modern War Institute at West Point.

Spencer holds a Master's of Policy Management from Georgetown University. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, NY Daily News, Wired Magazine, Politico, The Hill, Foreign Policy Magazine, Defense One, Army Magazine, and many other publications. Spencer is also a regular military analyst and commentator for CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and numerous news and media organizations. He currently lives in Colorado Springs, CO, with his wife and three children.

Oct 17, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 127
37:59

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. Our first child is on the way and my parents seem far less excited than my inlaws. How do I decide where to settle once the child is born and am I selfish for wanting to move away from my parents

2. Personal safety while hiking trails alone. Thoughts on tools and things I can do to improve my safety if I prefer to do activities alone

3. I am at a crossroads in life, do I follow my "passion" at the cost of my marriage, or should I find a different path

Enjoy

Oct 14, 2022
Episode 254 - Jeb Corliss
03:20:35

In 20 + years, Jeb Corliss has made more than 2,000 jumps, from the likes of the Eiffel Tower, Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Falls in Venezuela, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and into a half-mile deep cave in China. He hasn’t simply leapt off and pulled his parachute, though. To add an extra layer of challenge, push the bounds of his ability, and further slice the razor slim margin for error, he has performed acrobatic maneuvers – twists, somersaults, and gainers – during freefall.

More recently he discovered the thrills and challenges of BASE-jumping with wingsuits, flying along some of the most stunning and dangerous mountain terrain. In the nearest approximation of human flight yet, wingsuits (which are more flying squirrel than bird or plane) allow the best pilots to trace the contours of cliffs, ridges, and mountainsides at high speed. All of which makes for an incredible spectacle: In July 2011, Corliss flew feet from the ground in the Swiss Alps, an event captured on camera and broadcast on ABC’s 20/20. Two months later, in September, Corliss swooped through an arch in the side of China’s iconic Tianmen Mountain, in front of a live television audience of millions.

Corliss’s stunts and his unyielding approach to life never fail to fascinate. He has been the subject of profiles published in The New York Times, Outside, Popular Mechanics, Smithsonian Air & Space, Men’s Journal and Rolling Stone. He has been featured on television in the United States and abroad, including 60 Minutes in Australia, ESPN’s E:60, Real Sports on HBO, Today, The Colbert Report, Good Morning America and Conan. Corliss has been featured in popular BASE documentaries such as A Year in the Life, Journey to the Center, Fearless, The Human Bird, Heavens Gate and The Flying Dagger to name a few. He also hosted the first season of Stunt Junkies on The Discovery Channel and was a technical advisor on the remake of Point Break. When he is not traveling the world, Corliss lives in Vista, California.

Oct 10, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 126
28:21

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. Everyday Carry (EDC) and the shame associated with fanny packs

2. I bombed an interview and now am struggling with confidence and depression

3. I don't want to work for someone else anymore, I need to do my own thing. Any advice

4. A small but profane rant on using children as your sounding board and therapist

Enjoy

Oct 07, 2022
Episode 253 - Alan Mack
02:24:29

Alan C. Mack joined the Army upon graduating High School. His desire to see the world as a US Army helicopter mechanic took him to the Republic of Korea, West Texas, and the Federal Republic of Germany before attending Warrant Officer flight school at Fort Rucker, Alabama. The nearly year-long flight school yielded a UH-1H, Huey, and CH-47D, Chinook, aircraft qualification before his first pilot assignment in Savannah, Georgia. He arrived in time to progress with his new unit as a copilot in Operation Desert Shield. Then, several months later, he flew combat missions in the lead aircraft penetrating deep into Iraq.

Upon his return to the United States, he quickly achieved the status of Pilot-in-command and eventually assumed the coveted role of Night Vision Goggle Unit Trainer. The NVG UT position is a precursor to flying as an Instructor Pilot (IP). Another assignment to the Republic of Korea was in store for Alan before attending the CH-47 Instructor Pilot course at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

The call to adventure was persuasive, drawing Alan into the special operations community as an MH-47 pilot, where he served for nearly 17 years at the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (TF-160th). He carried in the Horse Soldiers in 2001, Navy SEAL Neil Roberts fell from his helicopter when he was shot down during Operation Anaconda, he was the overall flight lead for Operation Earned Respect (the recovery of fallen from Operation Redwings, and the rescue of Marcus Luttrel), among many other missions.

CW5 Alan C. Mack is a Master Aviator with more than 6700 hours of flight time, of which over 3200 hours were flown with Night Vision Goggles.

Alan C. Mack’s awards include • Legion of Merit • 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses • 3 Bronze Star Medals • 3 Meritorious Service Medals • 10 Air Medals; one with Valor device, Combat Action Badge, and the Army Broken Wing award.

Oct 03, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 125
43:04

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1.  Should I develop empathy for miserable and unhealthy people

2.  My wife is a teacher and does not deserve the treatment she receives, when should I tell her enough is enough

3.  My girlfriend's mom won't stop talking shit about me, what should I do 

4.  Thoughts on motorcycle safety courses and riding in general 

Enjoy

Sep 30, 2022
Episode 252 - Greg Anderson
02:26:53

Greg Anderson was 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 Electric Jiu Jitsu North in Lake Stevens.

Sep 26, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 124
39:10

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. I am surrounded by family that is incredibly judgemental, how do I deal with this and the feeling that I now have to prove everyone wrong

2. Have you ever felt yourself seeking validation from others, and if so, how did you deal with it

3. Andrew Tate is ruining my friend

4. Concealed carry, stopping power, ammunition considerations, finding reputable training

Enjoy

Sep 23, 2022
Episode 251 - Travis Gribble
02:10:47
Travis Gribble retired in February of 2022 after 23 years in law enforcement. For half of his career, he worked in Michigan for a small Sheriff's Department, and then the other half was in Mesa, Arizona. Travis served in a SWAT capacity for a total of 16 years with 9 of those years being full-time SWAT in Mesa.   
 
In 2016, after being on the Mesa full-time team and being an Assistant Team Leader, Travis made the decision to test for Sergeant.  The first step after the test finalization is what Mesa calls the "Step" program, a training program officers must complete before being officially promoted. In simple terms, it's really a ride-along with a senior Sergeant who shows you the ropes. The start of Travis's training began in January of 2016, working the day shift.  His very first call out of the station, on his very first training day, was the call that changed his life.   
 
The next five years were hell and ultimately led to Travis seeking his retirement, after getting the help he needed.
Sep 19, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 123
38:16

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. My father, suicide, gatekeeping information from other family members, being unable to escape what I saw

2. I ran from an active shooter and now I feel like a pussy

3. How do you reassure your family about the possibility of death in dangerous occupations

4. My wife and I are worried about the risk to your high school son if he plays football

Enjoy

Sep 16, 2022
Episode 250 - Sara Wilkinson
02:41:28

Sara Wilkinson is a mother, small business owner, suicide prevention advocate, and the widow of Navy SEAL Chad Wilkinson.

SCPO Chad Wilkinson was born into the Navy. Both his uncle and father were SEALs (before his dad became a Marine One helicopter pilot). After a year at UCF, Chad enlisted in the Navy and successfully completed BUD/S. After three deployments with SEAL Team Eight, Chad left service for almost three years. He re-rejoined and was selected to screen for SEAL Team Six out of VA Beach. Chad served for 21 years, deploying to combat zones around the globe. Chad was on active duty in Virginia Beach when he died by suicide on October 29, 2018.

Sara talks very openly about the unique dynamics required to survive and thrive while married to an active duty Special Operations soldier, as well as the terrible toll that it can take on tier one operators. She talks through the “what ifs” and all the looking back she has done to see if there were signs of Chad’s unseen injuries which ultimately led to his death.

Sep 12, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 122
29:40

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. How do I protect my body (required by my occupation) and not sound like a douche when advocating for who I want to roll with and who I do not at a new jiu jitsu school

2. My wife is a stay at home mom and I work full time with 1000+ hours per year to make ends meet, how do I change this dynamic before I become overly resentful

3. My wife doesn't want a gun in the house but I want to be able to protect our family, what should I do

4. How do you maintain your humility

Enjoy

Sep 09, 2022
Episode 249 - Dr. Pat Scannon
02:16:23

Pat Scannon is one among the few who have earned a Ph.D. and then, separately, an M.D. His passion for both chemistry and medicine goes back to his childhood roots. His father was a US Army Colonel and his Romanian-born mother went to medical school in Leipzig during World War II. Pat spent memorable years growing up in post-war Europe.

Years later, he earned his BS in Chemistry from the University of Georgia. He was in R.O.T.C and received a commission as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army upon graduation. Then he earned a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

A few months before his graduation, Pat realized the potential of using his chemistry training in medicine during an era pre-biotech and decided to apply to medical school. He returned to his home state and spent the second half of the 1970’s earning his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Pat is a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine. He completed his residency and fulfilled his military duty as a major at the Letterman Army Medical Center and the Letterman Army Institute of Research on the Presidio of San Francisco.

Pat founded Project Recover, formerly BentProp, after a trip to Palau in 1993. He and his wife, Susan, a dive instructor, were invited there to help locate the Japanese trawler George H.W. Bush sunk in 1944. They found the trawler more quickly than expected and documented it had been an armed vessel.

After the rest of the dive team left, Pat hired a guide to show them other artifacts from World War II. It was then that Pat first saw the 65-foot wing of an American B-24 bomber lying in shallow water along a coral island in Palau. Other than leading him to it, the guide could give Pat no information about the wing. For Pat, the wing was more than a hunk of metal. It represented a forgotten battle and brave men who had fought and died there. It represented stories lost to the chaos of war, the annals of time, and the secret stillness of a watery grave. All were stories unknown to the airmen’s families. This moment marks the inception of The BentProp Project which is now known as Project Recover.

Project Recover is a collaborative effort to enlist 21st-century science and technology in a quest to find and repatriate Americans missing in action since World War II, in order to provide recognition and closure for families and the Nation.

Sep 05, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 121
38:16

Occasionally, Fridays are better suited to address individual questions or individual issues.

Today is one of those days.

My thoughts on the recent New York Times article claiming there is a culture of brutality, cheating, and drugs in SEAL training, and the SEAL community.

Sep 02, 2022
Episode 248 - Nick Lavery
03:07:54

Nick is an active duty member of The United States Army Special Forces. Commonly known as Green Berets, the Special Forces perform critical missions including counterinsurgency, unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, and special reconnaissance. In 2013, on Nick's second combat rotation to Afghanistan, he and his Detachment fell victim to an insider attack ultimately resulting in the loss of his leg.

Following a year of surgeries and initial recovery including the use of a prosthetic at Walter Reed National Medical Military Center, he returned to his unit. Refusing a military medical retirement, Nick set his sights on returning to operational status. In 2015, at the conclusion of a challenging, comprehensive assessment designed to evaluate Nick's abilities to operate, he returned to his Detachment and was subsequently deployed once again to Afghanistan conducting full-spectrum combat operations. Nick is considered to be the first Green Beret to return to combat as an above-the-knee amputee.

Nick is currently serving the United States citizens as a Special Forces Warrant Officer / Assistant Detachment Commander and is widely recognized as an experienced subject matter expert in special operations, intelligence fusion, and mission planning and execution across all operational continuums. A former Special Forces Weapons Sergeant, Nick is Airborne and Combat Diver qualified, holds instructor certifications in Modern Army Combatives (MACP) and Special Operations Combatives (SOCP) programs, and is a graduate of both the Network Development Course and Unconventional Warfare Operational Design course. Nick is the first amputee to complete the Special Forces Warrant Officer Technical and Tactical Certification course, the SOCP Instructor course, and the Combat Diver Qualification course in military history.

Nick's awards include the Silver Star, three Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars, Bronze Star with “V” for valor, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Special Operations Command Excalibur Award. An extensive world traveler, Nick provides training and motivational speeches to private sector corporations, schools and universities, sports teams, and a variety of different non-profit organizations. In his TED Talk ‘Living by an Ethos,’ Nick speaks about the Warrior Mindset and the importance of sacrifice, determination, and selflessness.

Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Nick is a husband, father, athlete, student, and author. He speaks multiple languages including Dari, Farsi, and Russian, and has earned a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Aug 29, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 120
36:32

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

Motivation, depression, struggles with life, etc.

You know, all the stuff you want to chat about before the weekend kicks off.

Enjoy

Aug 26, 2022
Episode 247 - Robb Wolf
01:39:48

Robb Wolf is a former research biochemist and is a 2X New York Times/WSJ Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat. Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top-ranked iTunes podcast, books, and seminars.

Robb has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism (Biomed Central) and as a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency program. He serves on the board of Directors/Advisors for: Specialty Health Inc, The Chickasaw Nation’s “Unconquered Life” initiative, and a number of innovative start-ups with a focus on health and sustainability.

Robb holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and is a former California State Powerlifting Champion (565 lb. Squat, 345 lb. Bench, 565 lb. Dead Lift) and a 6-0 amateur kickboxer. Wolf has provided seminars in nutrition and strength & conditioning to a number of entities including NASA, Naval Special Warfare, the Canadian Light Infantry, and the United States Marine Corps.

Aug 22, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 119
37:22
Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:
 
1. My ex-wife is 14k behind on child support and asking me to "wipe the slate clean"
 
2. Divorce and my daughters, they haven't spoken to me in a year
 
3. My wife's situational awareness sucks
 
4. Suicide and making sure someone gets the help they "need"
 
Enjoy
Aug 19, 2022
Episode 246 - Coffee Time with Evan Hafer
01:26:38

Evan Hafer is the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee. Prior to his current role he spent twenty years serving this country, first as a Special Forces soldier (Green Beret), then as a contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, completing multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Aug 15, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 118 - Jiu Jitsu Roundtable with John Frankl and Travis Davison
01:05:40

Finishing the week with a Jiu Jitsu specific Q and A.

Travis Davison is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the owner of Straight Blast Gyms in Kalispell, Whitefish, and Missoula Montana, as well as the Vice President of SBG International.

John Frankl is a 5th-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a professor in Seoul, and the man responsible for bringing BJJ to the Korean peninsula.

Enjoy

Aug 12, 2022
Episode 245 - Rick Bucher
02:58:39

Rick Bucher was a Firefighter/Paramedic/Rescue Tech for 27 years in Scottsdale, AZ, and retired after committing suicide in 2019. 

Rick didn't know that he had PTSD or didn't realize the extent of it until after his suicide, and he is now stepping forward not only to bring awareness to the issue in the first responder community but to help break the stigma associated with coming out of the shadows and asking for help.  That stigma is costing our military and first responder communities lives every day, not to mention the effect that loss has on our friends, coworkers and family. 

 

Aug 08, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 117
42:51

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. How can I show my friend who claims he is a "game time player" that he has no idea how to fight

2. I think that my dad is a pedophile

3. How to not get political in a politically charged environment

4. Nerves and fear before combat operations

Enjoy

Aug 05, 2022
Episode 244 - Mike Glover
01:34:13
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. 
 
Mike is an expert in Counter-Terrorism, security, and crisis management operations and is the host of the Fieldcraft Survival Podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud.  Mike is an avid outdoorsman, overland, traveler, and hunter. He has a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security and resides in Utah, where he is the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival.
 
Link to our upcoming leadership event in Dallas:
 
Aug 01, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 116 - Fyre and Iceland
44:38

Traditionally Fridays are for Q and A...

Today, as promised a look back at a failed skydiving trip to Iceland through the lens of lessons learned, leadership, planning, execution, and expectations.

Hopefully, someone can learn from our experience, or at the very least not repeat our mistakes.

Enjoy

Jul 29, 2022
Episode 243 - John Dudley
01:25:24

John Dudley is a world-class archer, projectile enthusiast, and one of the best bow hunters to walk the face of the earth. He founded Nock on Archery, and combined with his YouTube channel and School of Nock his platform is the one-stop shop for anyone in the archery world, or looking to enter the sport of archery.

Jul 25, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 115
41:00

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. I feel like I need to leave my job, but I don't want to leave my boss or my students hanging

2. Family WWIII weeks before my wedding, what should I do

3. Domestic violence

4. Is it time for me to hang it up as a paramedic

Enjoy

Jul 22, 2022
Episode 242 - Matthew Reed
02:29:31
Matthew Reed is a Veteran of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as a former member of the U.S. Military Intelligence Community who worked for five years in Afghanistan as an Intelligence Contractor/Analyst and six years as a Counter-Intelligence Analyst in the Balkans region of Europe. In the Balkans, his mission was to root out hostile penetrations of our HUMINT Source pool.
 
Matthew is also an author who publishes independently through Amazon, you can find his author page as well as his published works here:
 
Jul 18, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 114
35:30

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. As a teacher, how do I teach our youth about the history of our country, specifically issues like the treatment of Native Americans and slavery without them feeling disgraced and unwilling to engage in our political process

2. What is the best round and pistol for CCW, in your experience

3. Why in the hell would you get married more than once

4. What episodes have I enjoyed creating the most, which ones were the most difficult or frustrating

Enjoy

Jul 15, 2022
Episode 241 - Nelson Grant
01:25:06

Nelson Grant is a Sheriff's Deputy and Search and Rescue Team member in the Flathead Valley. In addition to his current duties, he has previous experience on the SWAT Team and Narcotics Task Force.

When not on duty Nelson enjoys partaking in just about every activity that Northwestern Montana has to offer. Bowhunting, rifle hunting, river raft guiding, dual-sport motorcycle guiding, backcountry split boarding and skiing, touring, trekking, downhill mountain bike riding, jiu-jitsu, and probably even more that I am forgetting.

Jul 11, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 113
25:22

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. How the hell do I get over my divorce

2. Can a "Never Quit" mindset be taken to far

3. Are former SEALs better suited to be politicians

4. Can I get over my skydiving anxiety and grow to love the sport

Enjoy

Jul 08, 2022
Episode 240 - Anthony Arismendi
02:48:00

Anthony Arismendi is a former FBI agent with a highly decorated and distinguished career spanning two decades of undercover and special operations against drug cartels, gangs, organized crime, violent criminals, and terrorist organizations. He has served as a member of the FBI’s SWAT team, as a supervisory agent in two field offices and FBI Headquarters, and as a unit chief in the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division. He is the recipient of the Hispanic American Police Command Officer’s Association’s (HAPCOA) Medal of Meritorious Service, the Special Act Award from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner’s Criminal Investigator’s Award, and he was recognized by FBI Director Louis J. Freeh for his nomination to the prestigious FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in Investigations. Today, he is the President and CEO of ARIXMAR, author and sought-after public speaker, sharing his compelling and motivating story with public and private organizations across the country.

In his new book, “Outsider Agent” he tells the story of how he moved to the United States from the dangerous streets of Caracas, Venezuela as a teenager in the mid-seventies, with the dream of becoming a US citizen and an FBI agent—adapting his survival skills to a new culture, one harrowing day at a time, overcoming homelessness, prejudice, and poverty to achieve the impossible.

Jul 04, 2022
Full Auto Friday - round 112
34:58

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. I have been lying to my future wife about the actual demands and time requirements of my desired Army career....Should I tell her the truth or just stick with what I have said

2. How should a woman train for the BUD/s pipeline

3. My best friend passed ten years ago shortly after we had an argument, how do I move on and forgive myself.

4. Why do people think that it is so easy to become a police officer, as if departments will just hire anyone off the street

Enjoy

Jul 01, 2022
Episode 239 - Mike Sarraille
02:37:03

Mike Sarraille is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer and a former enlisted Recon Marine and Scout-Sniper. A graduate of the University of Texas McCombs MBA Program, he is the founder and CEO of Talent War Group, a leading management consulting and executive search firm, which specializes in creating sustainable world-class leadership development programs within companies and sourcing executive talent to drive organizations to the next level.

He is also the Founder and CEO of ATTA, a mindset apparel company, whose motto is ‘One Step ATTA Time,’ advocating physical, mental, and spiritual fitness in order to sustain optimal performance. He is co-author of the bestselling business book, ‘The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Organizations Win on Talent,’ and a columnist for Men’s Journal under ‘The Everyday Warrior’series, a no-hack, practical approach to living a more fulfilling, purpose-driven life. Mike is also the host of the Truth + Tribe Podcast, an expert-led, leadership-guided journey, highlighting military life and Mike’s 20-year career as a US Navy SEAL and member of the U.S. Marine Corps, and a successful entrepreneur and CEO.

Mike enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school. He became a Recon Marine and also served as a scout sniper. He was selected for the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) to become a Marine Officer.

After finishing his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Texas A&M University, he conducted an inter-service transfer to seek a commission in the Navy and try out for the SEAL Teams. After completing the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) Training, Mike served in SEAL Team THREE, where he led major combat operations during the Battle of Ramadi in 2006 and the Battle of Sadr City in 2008.

In 2008-2009, Mike served as the SEAL Junior Officer Training Course (JOTC) Director at BUD/s, the head of leadership development for new SEAL officers where he coached, mentored, and prepared those officers to lead combat operations during the Global War on Terrorism. Mike was then assessed and selected for assignment to Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), part of the elite Joint Special Operations Command, in support of global counter-terrorism operations. Mike completed a total of ten (10) combat deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

Mike is an Ambassador for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides fully-funded college education and additional educational opportunities, “Cradle to Career” (Preschool to College), to surviving children of special operations forces lost in the line of duty as well as children of all medal of honor recipients. SOWF also provides financial support to severely wounded, ill, and injured special operations personnel.

Recently, Mike launched a new company, ATTA – an approach to living that inspires greatness, promotes balance, and encourages us to choose progress over perfection. You can learn more about ATTA at liveatta.com and the blog by Mike: The Community of ATTA.

Jun 27, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 111
38:04

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. All I wanted to do was some "harmless window shopping," and now my girlfriend is pissed

2. How do I get my friend back on the "path"

3. I am struggling with motivation, should I stay at my current job or move on

4. Money, divorce, kids, and happiness

Enjoy

Jun 24, 2022
Episode 238 - Coffee time with Evan Hafer and Mike Glover
01:35:20

Mike Glover spent 18 years in the US Army and as a government contractor for OGA (Other Government Agency).

He served as a SGM (Sergeant Major) in Special Forces in various positions and deployed multiple times to combat theaters. He is an expert in Counter-Terrorism, security, and crisis management operations and is the host of the Fieldcraft Survival Podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Mike is an avid outdoorsman, overland, traveler, and hunter. He has a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security and resides in Utah, where he is the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival.

Evan Hafer is the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee. Prior to his current role, he spent twenty years serving this country, first as a Special Forces soldier (Green Beret), then as a contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, completing multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jun 20, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 110
26:51

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. Apprehension about enlisting in the military

2. Why bother upholding a standard when leadership above you will not support the decision

3. I was selected for a position of leadership amongst my peers, how do I explain to them why I was selected over them

4. Am I too old to pursue a career in SOF

Enjoy

Jun 17, 2022
Episode 237 - Mickey Schuch
01:46:51

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.

Jun 13, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 109
34:01
Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:
 
1. A variety of questions about SEAL training, those that make it and those that don't
 
2. Parenting, and how to set healthy boundaries with grandparents
 
3. Is the military to blame for the "obsession" with the AR-15 platform
 
Enjoy
Jun 10, 2022
Episode 236 - Thomas Nybo
02:07:13

Thomas Nybo lives a double life. Half the year, he lives in the mountains of Utah, snowboarding most days, and homeschooling his kids. Half the year, as a photographer and filmmaker, he spends in some of the world's most dangerous places -- Haiti, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen. For the past three years, that place has been the Congo. Last year he reported on children miners, digging for the cobalt in our phones, electric cars and laptops. He also sent deep into the jungle with Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, tracking endangered gorillas.

He's worked in more than 100 countries telling the stories of people in vulnerable and situations. He's has worked for The New York Times, PBS Frontline/World, The Guardian, and The United Nations Children’s Fund. He appears regularly on CNN, discussing his assignments in extreme circumstances. He was also on staff at CNN for eight years, covering the war in Iraq, Ground Zero after 9/11, and wildfires in California — often operating as a solo journalist, functioning as reporter/videographer/editor/producer with minimal support.

Jun 06, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 108 - The Jiu Jitsu roundtable with Henry Akins and Dan Hart
01:05:53
Full Auto Friday with a Jiu Jitsu focus.
 
Training, how to find a gym, when to start, how to train, and much more, with two high level practitioners.
 
Henry Akins is a Rickson Gracie blackbelt, and has been a blackbelt for 19 years.
 
Dan Hart is a Henry Akins blackbelt, and is the owner of Alpha BJJ in Woodstock, IL.
 
Enjoy
Jun 03, 2022
Cleared Hot Episode 235 - Fred Galvin
03:11:56

Fred Galvin served for over 26 years as an enlisted and Marine Corps officer including assignments in the infantry, reconnaissance, force reconnaissance and Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC/Marine Raiders). He led hundreds of combat missions including raids, deep reconnaissance, ship seizures, and ambush operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and in the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and Gulf of Aden.

The Marine Corps selected Galvin to command the first Marine Special Operations Task Force to deploy to combat. While conducting a combat mission in Afghanistan, Galvin and six other Marines were falsely accused of war crimes which led to the longest trial in Marine Corps history that led an acquittal.

His new book, A Few Bad Men is the story of an elite team of U.S. Marines set up to take the fall for Afghanistan war crimes they did not commit—and their leader who fought for the redemption of his men.

Following his retirement, he became a business entrepreneur, nonprofit executive director aiding families of service members killed in action, and a consultant to the Marine Corps, coordinating activities in the areas of cyberspace, electronic warfare, and psychological operations.

May 30, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 107
43:12

Traditionally, Fridays are for rapid-fire Q and A...

Today there are only two topics, both relatively heavy....

The school shooting in Texas...

Alcoholism...

May 27, 2022
Episode 234 - Lindsay Moran
02:38:53

Lindsay Moran is a former clandestine officer for the Central Intelligence Agency. She is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today. In 2005, she published her memoir Blowing My Cover, My Life As A Spy, in which she wrote about her experiences as a case officer from 1998 to 2003.

After graduating from Harvard and submitting an application that included her language skills and her time living in Eastern Europe as a Fulbright scholar, Moran was recruited to work for the CIA.

She began her orientation in the Directorate of Operations (DO), the clandestine branch of the Agency, after which she was sent to "The Farm", the field academy for clandestine officers. at a base Her year of training included paramilitary exercises, mock ambushes, parachute jumps, car crashes, and driving powerboats.  She completed the training course in December 1999, a year after the CIA's director George Tenet declared war on Al-Qaeda. 

After graduating from "The Farm", Moran was deployed under the official cover of a foreign diplomat. As a case officer for the CIA, Moran's primary job was to spot, assess, develop, and recruit foreigners willing to sell secrets, as well as maintaining the agents who were already under her control.

Her interest in spy work gradually diminished because of the pressure her career had put on her personal life, and her growing disillusionment with the CIA's bureaucracy, especially after the September 11th attacks.  She was also disappointed with the agency itself since she felt that her career advancement as a case officer, in general, depended not so much on the quality of agents that she recruited, but rather on the quantity. The more recruits they had, the better. Disapproving of the war in Iraq, she worked on the Iraq desk at headquarters during the Iraq invasion and resigned from the CIA after five years there.

May 23, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 106
37:58

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. Quitting, and performance-enhancing drugs at BUD/s

2. What have I learned in answering questions for 2 years on Full Auto Friday

3. A wild walk in the park with my girlfriend and cousin

Enjoy

May 20, 2022
Episode 233 - Mike Glover and Evan Hafer
02:17:12

Mike Glover spent 18 years in the US Army and as a government contractor for OGA (Other Government Agency).

He served as a SGM (Sergeant Major) in Special Forces in various positions and deployed multiple times to combat theaters. He is an expert in Counter-Terrorism, security, and crisis management operations and is the host of the Fieldcraft Survival Podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Mike is an avid outdoorsman, overland, traveler, and hunter. He has a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security and resides in Utah, where he is the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival.

Evan Hafer is the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee. Prior to his current role, he spent twenty years serving this country, first as a Special Forces soldier (Green Beret), then as a contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, completing multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.

May 16, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 105 with Nelson Grant
01:09:18

Normally, Fridays are for rapid fire Q and A. Today I am joined by my good friend Nelson Grant, and we do in fact answer some Q and A, but we also discussed all things law enforcement (chasing naked people on meth) and life in general.

1. Divorce...Should I stay in it until my kids are grown, should I move on and prioritize my own health, how do I talk to my kids about this...

2. I want my husband to quit his job and let me be his sugar mama, please call him out for being a bitch ass about it

3. Is BJJ really that important, and why did Nelson quit training

Enjoy

May 13, 2022
Episode 232 - Jack Carr
02:22:30

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 fifth book in the James Reece action/thriller series, In The Blood, is preparing to release May 17th. 

His first book, The Terminal List, has been turned into an Amazon series led by Chris Pratt, and will release July 1st.  

For more information about Jack, check out:

https://www.officialjackcarr.com

May 09, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 104
28:15

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. I'm 41 and living in my father's house, how can I find the motivation to get out of bed in the morning

2. Therapy and friends, how can you get one that you care about to seek help

3. I have been prescribed Adderall for weight loss, and now I am craving the energy it gives me. How do I get off of this shit

4. How do I talk to my father about wanting to join the military

Enjoy

May 06, 2022
Episode 231 - Keelin Darby
02:37:51

Keelin Darby is an active law enforcement officer and the wife of Ben Darby.

Officer Ben Darby responded to a suicide-by-cop scenario in 2018. After recognizing that his partners were not utilizing sound officer safety tactics by placing themselves in a potentially deadly situation without cover and concealment within a few feet of the armed subject, without their firearms drawn, Officer Darby placed himself in front of his partners and gave multiple warnings to the subject to put his gun down, which he was pointing at his head. After making a furtive movement with his head, shoulders, and firearm and after believing that his life and the lives of his partners were in imminent threat of great bodily harm or death, Officer Darby shot the subject, who was a known white supremacist. It was later discovered that the subject told his neighbor (a witness) that he intended on luring police officers into his home to kill them because he hated cops.

After an Incident Review Board was conducted by the Huntsville Police Department, the department found that Officer Darby’s actions were within policy and justified under the rule of law. The first two officers were sent back to the academy for remedial training and later resigned. Officer Darby returned to work, and within 2 months a secret grand jury was convened by the district attorney. Officer Darby was charged with murder. Officer Darby was given a plea deal consisting of probation and NO CUSTODY time if he accepted an aggravated manslaughter conviction, which he refused. The police chief, city council, and mayor of Huntsville supported Ben Darby and paid the initial legal fees.

During the trial, the judge prevented exculpatory evidence from being heard by the jury, including relevant testimony by the neighbor and others, as well as applicable case law that would have exonerated Officer Ben Darby (Graham v. Connor, Tennessee V. Garner, Montoute v. Carr, Garczynski v. Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office). This trial was closed to the public—not open to family, friends, or me, due to Covid restrictions. He was denied qualified immunity and after multiple plea deals consisting of NO prison time, my husband went to trial. During the trial, the DA compared Officer Darby to a regular civilian who barged into a random person’s house, shooting, and killing them. Officer Ben Darby was sentenced to 25 years.

May 02, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 103
40:13

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. My mom and dad have cancer, affairs, girlfriends, a toxic environment growing up, how to spend the remaining time I have with my dad....

2. I have all the money I need to live, but I feel like I have no purpose and don't know who I am, or how to become what I could be

3. Is competing necessary in BJJ

Enjoy

Apr 29, 2022
Episode 230 - Michelle Black
02:41:53

When Green Beret Bryan Black was killed in an ambush in Niger in 2017, his wife Michelle saw her worst nightmare become a reality. She was left alone with her grief and with two young sons to raise. But what followed Bryan's death was an even more difficult journey for the young widow. After receiving very few details about the attack that took her husband's life, it was up to Michelle to find answers. It became her mission to learn the truth about that day in Niger--and her book, Sacrifice, is the result of that mission.

After interviewing the survivors of a deadly ambush, it became clear to Michelle that the deaths of her husband and several soldiers were avoidable – mistakes were made. This Gold Star widow is on a quest to learn the truth about her husband’s death, but military officials refuse to provide details. In the process, she has learned that there are careers being protected by masking the truth.

As a result, Michelle has written the book Sacrifice: A Gold Star Widow’s Fight for the Truth, in an effort to bring attention to the inconsistent lies of the military and the challenges in learning the real facts.

Apr 25, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 102
41:58

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. I received a death threat based on something that I said 21 years ago

2. How can I shift gears more effectively between my work "world" and my home "world"

3. Advice for my teenage daughter who is the new girl in school/town

4. I'm struggling with the feeling I "have not done my part"

Enjoy

Apr 22, 2022
Episode 229 - Kegan Gill
02:54:38

Kegan Gill was a US Navy Fighter Pilot (F-18 Super Hornet) and was forced to eject into the sound barrier as his plane was going down during a training exercise over the Atlantic Ocean. In the process of ejecting, Kegan sustained catastrophic injuries that literally ripped his limbs apart along with a severe traumatic brain injury.

His body landed in the ice-cold waters of the Atlantic with a protective wet suit that had been ripped to pieces. With his parachute still attached, and unable to move his arms, Kegan was continuously dunked into the freezing water for two hours before his rescue. Luckily, his hypothermic condition kept him from bleeding to death.

Kegan spent the following months focusing on his recovery, and despite his catastrophic injuries, was eventually able to score a perfect PFT and was able to return to flight duty.

Due to his traumatic brain injury, Kegan began to experience severe, but temporary, psychosis. After being rushed to the emergency room during a psychotic episode, Kegan was admitted to a VA Mental Health Facility. Kegan did not react well to pharmaceutical treatments, and in many ways, they made him feel worse. After explaining this to his caregivers, they treated him as a troublemaker and began doing things like keeping him up all night long by flashing a flashlight in his eyes every 15 minutes.

Kegan has since been seeking alternative treatments for his brain health. He found the Warrior Angels Foundation several months ago and is on the path to recovery through nutraceutical and hormonal interventions.

Apr 18, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 101
30:49

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. How do I write the vows for my upcoming wedding and not sound like a clown

2. Suicide, how do I move on

3. I am a giant of a man, can I still do jiu-jitsu

4. Why do I not feel afraid of death like other people

5. How do I keep my job from affecting my children

Enjoy

Apr 15, 2022
Episode 228 - Scott DeFoe
02:42:16

Scott DeFoe is a retired Los Angeles Police Department Officer who began his career as a Special Agent for USCS assigned to a DEA TF in San Francisco. His last assignment was as a Sergeant at Special Weapons and Tactics. Throughout his career, he worked in Patrol, Vice, Gangs, Narcotics, and K9.

Post LEO service, Scott entered the world of executive protection/corporate security and eventually opened his own consulting company. Over the past 8 years, he has been retained on over 700 police practices/premises liability matters and testified as an expert in the use of deadly force, K9, pursuits, SWAT, Crisis Negotiations, Barricaded Subjects, Protests, (Less Lethal Force-40mm. 37mm, Remington 870 BB Shotgun, Taser, Neck Restraints (Carotid/LVNR, Air Choke)Baton, and OC Spray). Scott has testified/qualified as an expert over 40 times in State and Federal Court. He has been retained on multiple high-profile cases, some involve him representing the Plaintiff who is suing LE, (George Floyd, Marcus Smith, Daniel Prude, Kelly Thomas, Danny Ray Thomas, and many more).

Apr 11, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 100
29:07

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. Military or LEO, I am at a career crossroads and don't know what choice to make

2. I am depressed and feel as if it is spiraling out of control

3. The joys of complex ambushes compared to linear ambushes

4. I just found out I am going to be a father, any advice

5. If you are about to be tortured, what is the move? Do you hold out, or give them all the "intel"

Enjoy

Apr 08, 2022
Episode 227 - Matthew Cole
03:38:41

Matthew Cole is the author of Code Over Country: The Tragedy and Corruption of SEAL Team 6.

Matthew has covered national security since 2005 for U.S. television networks and print outlets. He has reported extensively on the CIA’s post-9/11 transformation, including identifying and locating a secret CIA prison in Lithuania used to interrogate Al Qaeda detainees. Since 2005, Cole has traveled extensively in Afghanistan and Pakistan to cover conflict and investigate U.S. intelligence operations.

For six years, Cole worked as an investigative producer for ABC and NBC News. At each network, Cole broke several stories of global significance. Among the subjects he has reported on are Blackwater’s covert work with the CIA and the Joint Special Operations Command; the Raymond Davis affair in Pakistan; the death of Osama bin Laden; missing Libyan surface-to-air missiles after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi; classified CIA documents related to its drone program; and a SEAL Team 6 raid in Somalia.

For NBC News, Cole worked closely with Glenn Greenwald to report stories based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden and secured the only American television interview with Snowden.

Apr 04, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 99
35:00

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. What advice and action steps should someone take who has damaged their professional reputation

2. My husband claims he is a "game-time player" when it comes to violence, how can I get him to actually train

3. My wife does not love me anymore and we have 4 kids, what should I do

4. Officer or Enlisted in the SEAL Teams, which is better and why

Enjoy

Apr 01, 2022
Episode 226 - Jim Miller
02:44:44

Jim Miller is an American mixed martial artist, who currently competes in the UFC lightweight division. He currently holds the record of most bouts in UFC history, most wins in UFC history, and most wins in the UFC lightweight division.

Prior to his career in mixed martial arts, Jim and his brother Dan worked in construction with their father. Since the spring of 2013 Miller has been suffering from Lyme disease, which doctors were slow to diagnose. However, since his diagnosis, Miller has been able to alleviate the symptoms of the disease by changing his nutrition plan.

Mar 28, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 98 with Jim Miller
45:53

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week with guest host and UFC fighter Jim Miller.

We covered a variety of topics on this one, from professional fighting advice, favorite hunting snacks, what to look for in a BJJ gym, how to know when it is time to retire, favorite fights, favorite submissions, and much more.

Enjoy

Mar 25, 2022
Episode 225 - Bill Anthes
02:43:23

Bill Anthes is a Special Forces veteran continuing his service as a therapist with a unique approach of using physical fitness to improve mental health.

Upon leaving the military to better serve his family, Bill founded BTWN The Ears, a coaching and experienced-based brand that provides training opportunities to build physical, mental, and emotional fitness for individuals and teams.

Bill and his wife, Karianne operate both a brick and mortar training facility in New Jersey as well as remote coaching with clients around the world.

https://www.btwntheears.com/

Mar 21, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 97
01:12:23

Back by popular demand, Q and A with my father, Vaughn Stumpf

1. Favorite authors, characters, and villains

2. Favorite places to visit while in Australia

3. How do you forgive and let go of the past

4. How would you keep a high school senior on track after graduation

5. What is the most rewarding thing that has happened to you in your life that you did not expect

6. What was your parenting model to raise a son that became a SEAL

7. How do you know when it is time to cut ties with a family member

8. How do you run your rugby practice

9. Thoughts on money, I feel like I am never going to have enough for things other than the essentials

10. What is your greatest accomplishment and greatest failure

11. Advice on moving later in life

12. A funny story from your time in service that still makes you laugh today

Enjoy

Mar 18, 2022
Episode 224 - General Clay Hutmacher
02:02:17

General Clay Hutmacher was a career United States Army Officer and retired in 2018 having served over 40 years in uniform. As an Army Special Operations Aviator, he commanded at every level during his three tours with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, where he served as the MH-60 Direct Action Penetrator platoon leader, company operations officer, executive officer, and commander of 1st Battalion, Regimental Commander, and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command.

MG Hutmacher’s last active duty assignment was the Director of Operations in the U.S. Special Operation Command, Tampa, FL. His previous assignment was as the Deputy Commanding General of the United States Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, NC.

MG Hutmacher became the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation in September 2018.

Mar 14, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 96
37:48

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. "Everyday questions you would ask a friend"

2. I am getting pushback for wearing BRCC apparel

3. Do you struggle to cope with the existence of evil

4. 2 Crazy Ex's

Enjoy

Mar 11, 2022
Episode 223 - Angel Cortes
02:04:36

You are not your mistakes....

Angel Cortes grew up in Orange County in 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.

He has competed in Jiu-Jitsu and Muy Thai, and owns OG Pumpkin Apparel and Gear:

https://rangercortes.com/

Mar 07, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 95
36:46

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. How to break the negative thought process/feedback loop

2. When should you let a coach handle a situation vs stepping in yourself

3. My body may not allow me to pursue my life goal, what would you do if you were in my shoes

4. Thoughts on Ukraine

Enjoy

Mar 04, 2022
Episode 222 - Chase Cannon
02:45:57

Chase Cannon is a 24-year-old triathlete and avid outdoorsman. In 2021 he completed a 70.3 Ironman and multiple sprint triathlons, winning his age bracket twice, earning a spot for the USA National Sprint Triathlon.

In October 2021, three days after taking his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine he nearly fainted, beginning a five-month journey filled with high heart rates, debilitating chest and body pain, multiple emergency medical visits, procedures, and tests due to complications from the vaccine.

Feb 28, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 94
30:45

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. How do you deal with significant loss of personal goals or motivation

2. How do I help my friend that has completely lost his way

3. Why do you wear headphones on Friday episodes when no one is in the studio with you

4. My dad is a stubborn son of a bitch, I am worried about his health and I want him to be around for his grandkids

Enjoy

Feb 25, 2022
Cleared Hot Episode 221 - John Mattingly
02:39:10

Sgt. John Mattingly is a retired 21-year veteran with the Louisville Metro Police Department in Kentucky. Sgt. Mattingly spent most of his career in narcotics and violent crime units trying to improve the quality of life for the citizens of the city he grew up in and loved. On March 13, 2021, Sgt. Mattingly was thrown into the national spotlight when he was shot while executing a search warrant at the residence of Breonna Taylor. The national and worldwide exposure and protests that stemmed from that tragic evening were amplified by the death of George Floyd. The lack of transparency by the police department and city, allowed speculation and outright lies to be compounded by the media, social media, celebrities, and athletes.

In an attempt to correct the record, he wrote a book, 12 Seconds in the Dark, that will be released March 15, 2022, and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.

John has been married to his wife Nicki for 15 years, has 4 children, and has 2 grandchildren.

Feb 21, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 93
25:29

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. Wingsuiting and plausible tricks/options from my local bridge

2. I just found out that I am shooting blanks, I want kids, but I am hung up on passing on my own DNA

3. Am I a fool to want to rid myself of a business that is thriving

4. My son wants to get a tattoo at the age of 17, how would you handle this as a parent

Enjoy

Feb 18, 2022
Episode 220 - Mike Glover
01:50:09

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.

Mke is the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival, an avid outdoorsman, overland traveler, and hunter. He has a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security and resides in Heber City, UT the home of Fieldcraft Survival HQ.

Feb 14, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 92
41:41

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. "Not everyone can do what you do"

2. I enjoy firearms, my new girlfriend is violently opposed to them. Is it possible to find a middle ground

3. Military training deaths

4. What would "Andy" do in this situation

Enjoy

Feb 11, 2022
Episode 219 - Christina and Matthew Dages
02:35:27

Matthew Dages, formerly a La Mesa Police Officer, was involved in a minor use of force incident during an arrest in May of 2020. The use of force was determined to be justified and within department standards, but officer Dages was terminated, then criminally charged with falsifying a police report. In December of 2021, after a nearly two-week trial, the jury found Matthew not guilty. Matthew is now pursuing his legal options to return to duty as a police officer.

Before the trial, Matthew was unable to speak publically about the event. Matthew's wife, Christina lead the outreach and engaged with media outlets throughout the process.

For the first time, they are able to sit and discuss the event and subsequent legal proceedings, and the impact they have had on their lives.

Feb 07, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 91
42:26

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. How do you talk a family member out of marrying someone who may be a fraud

2. I want to become a professional skydiver/BASE jumper, advice for how not to die

3. Cancel culture and Joe Rogan

4. How do I pay child care and alimony but also afford a happy had fulfilling life for myself

Enjoy

Feb 04, 2022
Episode 218 - Tony Cowden
03:09:09

Tony Cowden has 22 years in the Special Operations community, serving over 8 years and 28 deployments in Afghanistan, Iraq and other Central Asian and African countries. As a veteran and a successful small business owner based in Sampson County, North Carolina he feels he can no longer sit on the sidelines and has decided to run for Congress.

His campaign is dedicated to "protect the values we cherish, your children's futures, and the very soul of our country." To learn more about his campaign visit:

https://www.tonycowden.com/

 

Jan 31, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 90 with Jason Deneau
37:52

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. I want to start jiu-jitsu, but I also want to continue strength training, how do I balance both

2. My daughter viewed a traumatic event and it is obviously impacting her, what should I do

3. I have just had a realization about my own mortality, how do I not waste the time I have left

4. I want to enlist in the military but I don't want to take the Covid vaccine, what would you do if you were in my shoes

Enjoy

Jan 28, 2022
Episode 217 - Aaron Howard
03:10:17

Facing charges from military prosecutors, Aaron Howard, a decorated combat and veteran Navy SEAL has maintained his innocence, passed a pair of polygraph tests, and was found not guilty of all serious charges by a jury of his peers, yet is still facing a destroyed career of service and loss of medical benefits — benefits he and his family urgently need after combat injuries including a traumatic brain injury (TBI), missing facial bones, PTSD, and more.

On October 30th, 2020, Aaron was discharged from the military, losing his qualifications, awards, medical retirement, and his GI bill benefits. Aaron currently has an appeal pending at the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals in an attempt to clear his name and overturn the general court-martial verdict.

Jan 24, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 89
37:02

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. My boyfriend is an LEO, how do I deal with my anxiety and worries about the dangers of his job

2. Military members and the books they write

3. Weight loss, diet, motivation

4. What is the spark that will ignite WW3 and what can we do to individually prepare

Enjoy

Jan 21, 2022
Episode 216 - Toby Harnden
02:38:56

Toby Harnden is an accomplished author and veteran foreign correspondent. His latest book is First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11.

Toby also wrote Dead Men Risen, which won the Orwell Prize, and Bandit Country, one of the most acclaimed books about the Irish Troubles. A former foreign correspondent, he reported from 33 countries while based in London, Belfast, Jerusalem, Baghdad, and Washington DC for The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times of London. He was imprisoned in Zimbabwe and faced prosecution in Northern Ireland for his work, A dual U.S. and British citizen and former Royal Navy officer, he lives in McLean, Virginia.

Jan 17, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 88
38:15

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. Am I selfish for wanting to move on from a family business and pursue what I think is my passion

2. Advice on how to protect yourself from a carjacking in a large and violent city

3. How do I effectively communicate to management that I disagree with their decision

4. What would I have done with my life had I not joined the military

Enjoy

Jan 14, 2022
Episode 215 - Kara Smith and Nic Mckinley
02:15:45

Kara Smith spent 12 years as an intelligence analyst with the Air Force where she deployed supporting counter-terrorism operations tracking and locating terrorists. After leaving the Air Force, Kara worked at the NSA and then at the FBI in the Terrorist Screening Operations Unit as a Senior Intelligence Analyst assisting the FBI in identifying and monitoring persons on the terrorist watch list.

Kara is now a senior analyst with Deliverfund and has helped take numerous traffickers off the streets by providing support to local, state, and federal law enforcement. Whether from her office or in the back of an undercover vehicle, Kara provides real-time information about the location of traffickers and their victims, using P.A.T.H.™ (Platform for the Analysis and Targeting of Human Traffickers) software developed by DeliverFund, in-depth social media analysis, and other cutting-edge technology.

Nic Mckinley spent 11 years in US Special Operations as an Air Force Pararescueman prior to being recruited to the Central Intelligence Agency. While serving as a Country Chief for a Special Unit within the CIA he 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.

To support the fight against human trafficking please visit:

https://www.deliverfund.org

 

Jan 10, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 87
35:55

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. I'm afraid of being hired for my dream job as I am worried that I will underperform as I have in the past

2. I am in a management position and my boss is undermining the potential of my team with his behavior. How do I stop this behavior/solve this problem

3. Money or quality of life....Which one should I choose

4. I have everything I could ever want to buy, but I cannot find a sense of happiness/fulfillment...

Enjoy

Jan 07, 2022
Episode 214 - Josh Bridges
01:36:34

After early success in his wrestling career, it was during his college years that he lost sight of who he was and what motivated him. It was during these dark times where Josh was introduced to the Navy SEALs and the catalyst that would get him fit enough to join their ranks, CrossFit.

Once Josh had envisioned becoming a SEAL there was absolutely no turning back. Training harder than ever before, he overcame numerous hurdles to earn his trident and walk amongst the planet’s elite. During his time in the SEALs, Josh still trained harder than ever to accomplish another lofty goal of competing in the CrossFit Games. Balancing the grind of serving his country, he managed to do what he set out to and took 2nd place in the 2011 CrossFit Games, thus catapulting his name into the limelight in the world of competitive fitness. Known for his fiery antics and passionate roars of satisfaction when crossing the finish line after a job well done, he has gone on to compete at the CrossFit Games six times, winning multiple events and regionals along the way.

Josh’s approach to mental preparation has long been sought after and he could not be more excited to help anyone from all walks of life to become the best version of themselves.

Jan 03, 2022
Full Auto Friday - Round 86
34:55

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off 2021:

1. I just became a father and want to be someone who never has to yell to assert discipline, any advice, tips, or tricks from your time as a BUD/s instructor

2. I'm 38, a single mom of 4 for the past 14 years, and have had a "bitch of a decade" to say the least. I feel like I am spinning out of control and need some advice

3. I was in the military and am now an LEO, how do I talk to my kids about taking a life in the line of duty, will it change how they think of me

Enjoy

Dec 31, 2021
Episode 213 - Sean "Buck" Rogers
01:47:52

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 and was 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 he started the FNG Academy, wrote his memoir, and created Wine and Rations.

De Oppresso Liber!

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Dec 27, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 85
36:44

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. Injuries and setbacks, how do I know if what I want to do is worth it in the long run

2. How do I motivate my significant other

3. I'm a 10 year LEO and am starting to question how long I can continue to do this job

Enjoy

Dec 24, 2021
Episode 212 - Nick De Gregorio
02:09:22

Nick De Gregorio is a candidate running in New Jersey's 5th Congressional district. At the age of 16, the September 11th attacks literally hit close to home. Living just 12 miles from Ground Zero, Nick, and his high school classmates could hear the fighter jets scrambling to respond as they watched the towers collapse on the news. He knew that day that he would volunteer to fight for his country in uniform. Over the course of nine years, Nick deployed four times, fighting in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

Post military service Nick explored a career in the financial sector, becoming an equity derivatives sales trader at Bank of America. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and Masters Degrees from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the Walsh School of Foreign Service, with distinction.

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Dec 20, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 84
44:19

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

**Fair warning, this episode is not one that I would listen to within earshot of kids**

1. My wife and I found a conversation on my daughter's phone where she was telling a friend about being molested by her uncle at age 9. We know who it is, when and where it happened, and I want justice for my daughter. What do we do

2. How do I support my friend who is an Air Force vet as he struggles his way through PTS and alcoholism

3. I have a cheating wife, I feel like a doormat husband, please help....

Enjoy

Dec 17, 2021
Episode 211 - Josh Smith
02:16:14

Josh grew up in Lincoln, Montana on the edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. At the age of 11 Josh’s baseball coach, Rick Dunkerley began teaching him how to make knives. About a year later, Josh began putting a shop together at his home, and at the age of 12 he joined the American Bladesmith Society. Over the next few years, Josh began forging and honing his craft.

At 15 years old, Josh passed the Journeyman bladesmith test in Atlanta, Georgia at the Blade Show. Josh became the youngest bladesmith to ever pass this test. The Journeyman test is a two-part process. A test blade must be forged and heat treated with the capabilities to chop a 1” rope in half, 2- 2x4’s in half, and then still shave hair. Once the cutting tests are done the blade must be able to bend 90 degrees in a vise without breaking. After passing the performance test the maker must present 5 knives to a panel of Mastersmith Judges. Each knife is examined closely to ensure the knife is made to the highest standard of craftsmanship.

Josh continued to work on his craft and at the age of 19, he earned his Master Smith rating from the American Bladesmith Society. Josh was the youngest bladesmith to ever pass the Master Smith test.

In 2002 Josh moved to Frenchtown, Montana where he now calls home. Josh and his wife Jessica live on a beautiful piece of property near the Clark Fork River where they own and operate the Montana Knife Company.

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Dec 13, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 83
36:54

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. Have I ever felt like I have been "put into a situation for a reason," and dealing with negative self-talk

2. My younger brother wants to sell drugs and make money and our family is starting to receive threats

3. How do you manage risk but also live a full life

Enjoy

Dec 10, 2021
Episode 210 - Mike Glover and Evan Hafer
02:16:22

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

He is an expert in Counter-Terrorism, security, and crisis management operations and is the host of the Fieldcraft Survival Podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud. Mike is an avid outdoorsman, overland, traveler, and hunter. He has a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security and resides in Utah, where he is the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival.

Evan Hafer is the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee. Prior to his current role, he spent twenty years serving this country, first as a Special Forces soldier (Green Beret), then as a contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, completing multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Dec 06, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 82
27:53

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. I am trying to pick between my wife and the woman I am having an affair with...any advice

2. Giving gifts....when is it appropriate, when should it be avoided

Enjoy

Dec 03, 2021
Episode 209 - Nelson Grant - Lessons from the field
02:02:32
Nov 29, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 81
30:26

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. Thoughts on the Rittenhouse verdict

2. SOF members teaching shooting and clearance tactics

3. Advice on moving on from an LEO career to a "small town," how to translate your MIL/LEO experience on a resume

Enjoy

Nov 26, 2021
Episode 208 - Chris Haueter
02:00:52

Chris Haueter, is an American martial arts athlete and coach. Chris is one of the BJJ Dirty Dozen (first 12 Non-Brazilian recipients of the BJJ black belt), he received his black belt from Rigan Machado in 1996, and is the first American black belt to compete in the Mundials De Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil, and the first American black belt to win a black belt match. Over the years Chris has won multiple Pan American, and superfight victories. He is also a highly respected JKD practitioner directly trained under Dan Inosanto.

He has promoted more than 40 students to black belts and is best known for his innovative teaching style and conceptual coaching ability. He named new positions as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu rapidly developed in the mid-1990s, coining the term "combat base" as it related to shooting platform. He spread BJJ to the UK and across the US in the late 1990s.

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Nov 22, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 80
26:10

Today's Friday episode will not be Q and A.

Instead, I discuss a recent "incident" that I witnessed, and some thoughts on how to be better human beings.

Enjoy

Nov 19, 2021
Episode 207 - Eric Oehlerich and Mick Mulroy
02:44:29

Olly is a retired 20+ year Navy SEAL Officer, ending his career while serving as the Commanding Officer (CO) of Naval Special Warfare Development Group- Squadron 2, from July of 2017-2019. At the pinnacle of a career as CO of this elite unit, he was responsible for the research and development of technology and tactics for SEALs to use against the nation’s hardest problems. The geographic scope of responsibility spanned the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. By galvanizing over 1,100 personnel combined with collection technology he provided a security blanket against extremism for the International Community. Olly is also a member of the Board of Directors for Grassroots Reconciliation Group, a nonprofit to help rehabilitate child soldiers.

Olly graduated from the Naval Academy in 1999 and went straight to Basic Underwater Demolition (BUD) Seal training, a grueling program that pushes young service members to their limits. Out of 144 students who entered his training class, he was one of only 10 who finished.

Michael "Mick" Patrick Mulroy is a former United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for the Middle East (Nov. 2017-Dec. 2019). As DASD for the Middle East, he was responsible for U.S. Department of Defense policy for Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

He is a retired Central Intelligence Agency Paramilitary Operations Officer and United States Marine. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors for Grassroots Reconciliation Group, a nonprofit to help rehabilitate child soldiers. He is also the co-founder of Lobo Institute, a private firm consulting, advising and teaching on current and future conflicts.

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Nov 15, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 79
38:07

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. Unhealthy relationships, fatherhood, being a part of your children's lives

2. Performance anxiety

3. The desire to serve, switching careers later in life, how to directly impact your community

Enjoy

Nov 12, 2021
Episode 206 - Daniel Gade
02:39:08

“Daniel M. Gade is a retired US Army lieutenant colonel, avid hunter, former US Senate candidate, and twice-wounded combat veteran. His new, hard-hitting book blows the lid off of how our country treats veterans as if we are all sick and broken, and then turns around and wonders why we have so many sick veterans.

General Mattis calls it a “must-read”. His book “Wounding Warriors” is available now at:

https://www.woundingwarriors.com (signed copy) or on Amazon.

If you want to listen to it, order it here:

https://www.audible.com/pd/B09GD6JLYF/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-277300&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_277300_rh_us”

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Nov 08, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 78
37:29

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. I witnessed a theft and did nothing, am I a coward

2. My brother is drinking and eating himself to death, how do I handle the conversation with him

3. Steroid use in the SEAL Teams

Enjoy

Nov 05, 2021
Episode 205 - Jeff Smith
02:27:09

Growing up in the mountains and fields outside of Pendleton, Oregon, Jeff Smith has spent most of his life surrounded by, and working in, the agricultural industry. In 2005, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business from Colorado State University and has become a highly skilled business consultant specializing in food production and heavy construction, with an emphasis on sales, operations, and business development. He has led business initiatives with a wide range of objectives, and throughout his career, he’s had direct exposure to the business cycles of over 30 different commodities. Building on his early career successes, Jeff worked in private equity before establishing his own consulting firm. He continues to apply his experience and knowledge to his clients’ unique situations, helping them reach their financial and business goals while also ensuring they are set up for long-term success.

In 2015, Jeff and his wife Kara; (a fifth-generation cattle rancher from the plains of Eastern Colorado) moved back to the family ranch just outside Akron, CO that was settled in 1913. After some discussion, Jeff and Kara founded Colorado Craft Beef in 2017 as a way to diversify the ranch’s operations and establish a business model that can meet the demands of current and future generations. Capitalizing on current eCommerce trends and technology, Colorado Craft Beef offers high-end beef delivered straight from their ranch to customers’ homes and businesses. To date, they have shipped to 49 states, and continue to grow due to their commitment to a great customer experience.

Jeff and Kara share a passion for agriculture, endeavoring to do their part to ensure people not only have access to nutritious foods but also remain engaged with the process that allows all of us to have sustainable food stocks that are available when and where we need them.

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Nov 01, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 77
36:01

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. Physical standards and fairness towards women in SWAT and military communities

2. Advice for those that have decided alcohol is not for them but still have to deal with the actions of those around them whose actions have a negative impact

3. When did I know it was time to see a therapist

Enjoy

Oct 29, 2021
Episode 204 - Marcus and Amber Capone
02:55:04

When he was medically retired after 13 years. and multiple combat deployments as a U.S. Navy SEAL, Marcus Capone and his wife, Amber, thought that life would return to normal. Instead, their struggle had just begun. Marcus was experiencing an escalating myriad of challenges, including depression, isolation, cognitive impairment, excessive alcohol use, headaches, insomnia, and impulsivity. Marcus was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but, instinctively, Amber felt there was more to be discovered. After learning about the effects of blast waves, concussive, and subconcussive brain injuries, everything started to become clear. Marcus’ military career as an explosives expert, combined with his prior years of contact sports, had left him with the invisible wounds of traumatic brain injury (TBI), a condition that has significant overlap with PTSD, and is often not properly diagnosed.

When all hope seemed lost, Amber learned about ibogaine, a plant-based psychedelic used traditionally in West African ceremonial settings that has been studied as a potential treatment for opioid addiction and other mental health conditions. Marcus traveled to a reputable independent clinic outside of the U.S. to receive treatment with Ibogaine, as well as 5-MeO-DMT, another naturally occurring psychedelic compound. Immediately after the sessions, Marcus felt a massive weight had been lifted, his cognitive functioning returned, he had no desire for alcohol, and he stopped taking all prescription medications.

Since 2019, the non-profit Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions (VETS) has provided grants for hundreds of U.S. Special Forces veterans to receive psychedelic-assisted therapy treatment outside the U.S., as well as preparation and integration coaching. VETS believes that psychedelic therapy can lay the foundation for further healing. This “foundational healing” enables continued progress across a range of therapeutic modalities, and is supported by a robust coaching program, providing a holistic treatment solution for veterans.

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Oct 25, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 76
36:29

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. How to find a Veteran based charity that is actually legit

2. Has your combat experience made you any more/less afraid of dying, and the process of dying

3. Why do so many people from the Special Operations community pursue entrepreneurialism

4. Please help me with an assessment of my career path and life

Enjoy

Oct 22, 2021
Episode 203 - Greg Putnam
02:34:06

Greg Putnam spent nine years of active duty as a US Navy SEAL stationed out of Hawaii before making the decision to return to the Rocky Mountains with his family. After his time in the service, he dabbled in the private sector as the business manager of Ascent Vision before changing course and setting in motion something he’d been toying with for years - owning and operating a cattle ranch in Montana.

In 2020, amidst the global pandemic, Putnam partnered with a fellow veteran and friend, Tim Sheehy, to make this vision a reality. Connecting three different properties nestled at the foot of the Little Belt Mountains in central Montana, they founded Little Belt Cattle Company together. With the help and mentorship of some seasoned Montana cattle ranchers, they made it through the winter and just finished their first calving season.

Veteran-owned and run by the two families, LBCC sits on about 9,000 acres. The two families are set on making the operation as sustainable as possible, implementing regenerative agriculture practices whenever possible, including soil and grass restoration, a 12-month grazing plan that prioritizes the health of the pastures, and a calving schedule that aligns closely with nature. Working dogs and horses are used to move the cattle as often as possible in place of 4-wheelers, reducing the overall amount of stress on the cattle, which leads to higher quality meat.

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Oct 18, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 75
30:41

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. How to keep your cool in high-stress environments

2. I listened to you talk about going through a divorce and thought "it could never happen to me," and now here I am divorcing the love of my life. Do you have any advice

3. Fitness/workouts routines/strategies

Enjoy

Oct 15, 2021
Episode 202 - Niels Jorgensen
02:47:30

Niels Jorgensen served as an FDNY firefighter for nearly 22 years until a forced medical retirement because of the Leukemia he contracted from cleaning up Ground Zero. In order to save his life, he was administered 2.5 years' worth of chemotherapy in 7 days.

To honor and commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11th, Niels created the "20 for 20" podcast series, each episode focusing on a heroic tale from 9/11 with the goal of ensuring our country does not forget that fateful day and its meaning.

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Oct 11, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 74
43:01

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. The great social media blackout of 2021 and what can be learned personally and professionally

2. I'm 5 months into Jiu-Jitsu and I feel like I suck, what should I do

3. Do your intro comments on the most recent Evan Hafer podcast pass the "elevator test"

4. Any updated thoughts on 2A

Enjoy

Oct 08, 2021
Episode 201 - Brian Gilman and Casey Woods
02:16:51

Brian grew up in Butte, Montana, and is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Colonel. A Recon Marine and Intelligence Officer, Brian commanded Marines at the platoon, company, battalion, and regimental level. He led Marines in combat during multiple tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan and is proud to have completed his active duty service as the Marine Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) Chief of Staff. He holds a B.S. degree from Montana Tech and graduate degrees from the United States Naval War College and the United States Army War College. Brian left active duty to join the WQW Team and feels blessed for the opportunity to continue serving veterans and service members back home in Montana.

During his active duty service, Brian spent three years advocating for veterans and transitioning service members on behalf of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This experience nurtured Brian’s passion for enabling our nation’s transitioning service members and veterans to maximize their potential as the civic assets that they are.

Casey Woods is the founder and Executive Director of FORGE, the only national non-profit specifically focused on working from within the firearms community on transformative, non-political efforts to prevent gun suicide and gun homicide. FORGE has two major initiatives. The Firearms Security Alliance is focused on cutting off a key source of crime guns by preventing gun theft, through a partnership-based approach that provides new tools and resources for individuals, organizations, ranges, firearms instructors, law enforcement and other community leaders. The Overwatch Project www.overwatchproject.org empowers gun owners, starting with the veteran community, to. intervene with friends and loved ones to prevent suicide through protective firearm storage measures – following the successful peer-intervention model of the “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk” campaign.

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Oct 04, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 73
27:03

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. Service members being discharged over their refusal to receive the COVID vaccine

2. I want to move out west, will the winters kill me and my family

3. French Bulldogs

4. Do you feel different after your divorce

5. Is it ok to look back personally and professionally, or should your focus remain on what is in front of you

6. When is the correct time to address the loud mouth soccer father

7. Tips on learning to fly

Enjoy

Oct 01, 2021
Episode 200 - Micah Fink
02:44:08

Micah was raised in upstate New York and joined the military in 2003, later becoming a US Navy Seal and paramilitary contractor. Micah started Heroes and Horses in 2014 after realizing that, despite the thousands of PTSD-related nonprofits, and the billions spent every year, the statistics on veteran suicide and addiction were growing rapidly. In response to these staggering statistics, Micah created a veteran nonprofit with programming that was unlike anything else out there. His work with veterans has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Men's Journal, Tedx, YETIs 180 Out, Executive Producer of the 500 Mile Project, Ben Shapiro, Laura Ingraham, and many other national media outlets. When Micah isn't working, traveling, or spearfishing off the coast of a foreign land he is on a small ranch with his wife, Mackenzie, and their four children.

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Sep 27, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 72
31:53

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

1. Advice for someone starting a business

2. Tips for veterans who cannot let go of their military service

3. Sandwiches

4. People say don't rush to go to college, what should I do with my time

5. What are the 3 biggest threats to America

6. Do I get nervous meeting people that I look up to.

7. Will I ever get married again

Enjoy

Sep 24, 2021
Episode 199 - Evan Hafer
02:06:48

Evan Hafer is the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee. Prior to his current role he spent twenty years serving this country, first as a Special Forces soldier (Green Beret), then as a contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, completing multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Sep 20, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 71
31:44

Rapid-fire listener submitted Q and A with a five-minute time cap.

1. Is it possible to navigate our way out of the political division that seems to be getting worse

2. My ex-fiance is the worst, all I want to do is call and cuss her out. Should I do it

3. Is it worth changing career fields to "get into the fight"

4. I'm incredibly overweight, should I still start Jiu-Jitsu

Enjoy

 

Sep 17, 2021
Episode 198 - Evy Poumpouras
02:34:04

Evy Poumpouras is a former Secret Service Special Agent who worked the protective details for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, President George W. Bush, William Clinton, and George H. Bush. She worked complex criminal investigations and undercover operations, executed search and arrest warrants, and investigated both violent and financial crimes. Additionally, Evy was an interrogator for the agency’s elite polygraph unit and trained by the Department of Defense in the art and science of lie detection, human behavior, and cognitive influence.

Evy is a multi-platform journalist and host who frequently appears on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and ABC. She is the author of the best-selling book Becoming Bulletproof: Protect Yourself, Read People, Influence Situations, Live Fearlessly.

https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Bulletproof-Influence-Situations-Fearlessly/dp/1982103752

Outside of her role as a journalist, Evy is a TEDx speaker and international advisor whose expertise is sought worldwide. She has been a keynote speaker for NASDAQ, SOCOM, Yankee Stadium Series, United Technologies, Corcoran Group, Tyco, Skanska, Red Door Spa, amongst many others. She is an Adjunct Professor for The City University of New York where she teaches criminal justice and criminology.

Evy holds a Master of Science from Columbia University in Journalism, a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Affairs from Hofstra University. She is also a former New York City Police Academy recruit, and a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Secret Service Academy, and the Department of Defense Polygraph Institute.

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Sep 13, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 70 - With Evan Hafer
38:52

If you are a coffee head or coffee fan, this is the episode for you. Rapid-fire Q and A with the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee - Evan Hafer.

We covered just about everything possible on the subject, favorite techniques, must-have gear, geopolitics, global warming and the impact on sourcing coffee, historical figures we would want to share a cup with, and so much more.

Sep 10, 2021
Episode 197 - Blair Dell and Nelson Grant
02:17:16

Blair Dell has over two decades of experience in Special Operations Medicine as a member of Marine Reconnaissance and Marine Special Operations Command through four combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. He has taught both medicine and tactics around the world and has extensive experience orienting topics towards what is most relevant to his students.

After retiring as a Senior Chief in the US Navy in 2016, he now volunteers as a member of the Washington State Patrol SWAT Team. He started 813 Consulting, LLC where he provides Research & Business Development, speaks on and trains Operational Medicine as well as Leadership and Resiliency.

Over the last 5 years, he has worked with BMK Ventures developing the Law Enforcement Casualty Care (LECC™) course that is credited with saving numerous lives and changing the way LEOs approach initial point of care injuries. The course is DOJ recognized and provides DHS certification, but more importantly, it is by cops-for-cops ensuring that tactics drive the medicine and all students are enabled to solve new problems.

Nelson Grant is a Sheriff's Deputy and Search and Rescue Team member in the Flathead Valley. In addition to his current duties, he has previous experience on the SWAT Team and Narcotics Task Force.

When not on duty Nelson enjoys partaking in just about every activity that Northwestern Montana has to offer. Bowhunting, rifle hunting, river raft guiding, dual-sport motorcycle guiding, backcountry split boarding and skiing, touring, trekking, downhill mountain bike riding, jiu-jitsu, and probably even more that I am forgetting.

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Sep 06, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 69
34:18

Rapid-fire listener submitted Q and A with a five-minute time cap.

1. negativity and relishing in other people's pain and failure

2. Self-hatred and low self-esteem

3. Advice for deploying for the first time with a wife and child

4. Fantasy adventure mission...who is on the roster, and why

Enjoy

Sep 03, 2021
Episode 196 - Kevin Estela
02:39:54

Kevin Estela is the Director of Training for Fieldcraft Survival.

A lifelong outdoorsman with over 2 decades of teaching in the great outdoors, Kevin is well versed in bushcraft and survival skills. Kevin is the former Lead Survival Instructor of the Wilderness Learning Center under the late Marty Simon and the author of 101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods and over 150 published magazine titles. He regularly hones his capabilities in different environments around the globe including arctic, desert, and jungle with the most emphasis in the northern forest. He joined Fieldcraft after 14 years of teaching public high school history. Rounding out Kevin’s background is extensive training in Filipino Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and completion of numerous pistol, shotgun, carbine, and precision scoped rifle courses. A student for life, Kevin is constantly pursuing more knowledge and experience to impart to his students.

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Aug 30, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 68 with Jocko Willink
01:18:57

Semi rapid-fire Q and A with Jocko Willink. I am sure many will want to know if we discussed the recent bombings in Afghanistan, and we did not, as we were recording this episode as that news was being released and did not hear about it until after. We did discuss Afghanistan as a "whole," the strategies we would like to see moving forward, how we arrived where we are, etc. Of course, we talked about leadership, some jiu-jitsu, discipline and schedules, subordinates, excuses, which of the Jocko memes are his favorite, and the pressure he feels as an #influencer.

Enjoy

Aug 27, 2021
Episode 195 - Andrews and Wilson
02:25:55

Brian Andrews is a US Navy veteran, Park Leadership Fellow, and former submarine officer with a psychology degree from Vanderbilt and a master's in business from Cornell University. He is the author of three critically acclaimed high-tech thrillers: Reset, The Infiltration Game, and The Calypso Directive. Brian also is a principal contributor at Career Authors, a site dedicated to advancing the careers of aspiring and published writers.

Jeffrey Wilson has worked as an actor, firefighter, paramedic, jet pilot, and diving instructor, as well as a vascular and trauma surgeon. He served in the US Navy for fourteen years and made multiple deployments as a combat surgeon with an East Coast-based SEAL Team. The author of three award-winning supernatural thrillers, The Traiteur’s Ring, The Donors, and Fade to Black, and the acclaimed faith-based thriller War Torn. He and his wife, Wendy, live in Southwest Florida with their four children.

Together, Andrews and Wilson have joined forces to create the bestselling coauthor team of multiple covert ops and action-adventure thriller series: TIER ONE, SONS of VALOR, and THE SHEPHERDS.

Tim Cruikshank is a retired Navy SEAL now living in Washington state. After leaving the SEAL Teams, Tim went into medicine but also started Bonefrog Coffee and Cellars. Bonefrog Coffee is featured in the Andrews and Wilson novels, and they have their own signature Sons of Valor blend.

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Aug 23, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 67 with Vaughn Stumpf
51:56

Rapid-fire Q and A submitted from the listeners! A variety of topics with a five-minute time cap per answer, sometimes. Co-hosted with my father, Vaughn

1. Thoughts on Afghanistan and Vietnam

2. Rugby. Where did he find his passion for the sport, what positions did he play, and the life lessons and support one can find through physical activity

3. Teaching and encountering children that you may want to give up on

4. Mentorship, who have they been and how did you find them

5. Dating after death and divorce

6. What is one thing every man should know how to do 

Enjoy

Aug 20, 2021
Episode 194 - William Czopek
02:30:44

William Czopek is a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency, currently serving as Public Information Officer stationed in Arizona.

Formally established in 1973, the Drug Enforcement Agency is a relative newcomer to the list of federal law enforcement organizations, however, its roots trace back to the 1914 Harrison Narcotics Act. The biggest narcotics seizure in 1917 was 5.5 lbs. of opium. A recent pair of seizures confiscated sufficient methamphetamines to give a dose to every man, woman, and child in both the U.S. and Mexico.

Because the drug trade is an international problem, the DEA does not just operate domestically but has agents working all across the world. Over 72,000 Americans died from overdoses in 2019 and this year is on track to be worse with a 150 – 200% jump. The trail of bodies is not limited to overdose victims, The Mexican government estimates nearly 62,000 persons have “vanished” since 2006.

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Aug 16, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 66
31:37

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

1. Thoughts on the COVID vaccine mandated by the military

2. Should I leave my relationship so I can go pursue my own self-growth

3. I am trying to get ready for military service but my social circle isn't helping, what can I do

4. When you befriend someone who has issues from serving how do you get them help

5. Does earning a black belt mean you are a good person

Enjoy

Aug 13, 2021
Episode 193 - Rob and Dana Linn Bailey with Matt Vincent
02:34:33

Dana Linn Bailey is an American IFBB Pro fitness and figure competitor (physique category). She is the winner of Joe Weider's Olympia in 2013. Dana Linn was recruited to play soccer for West Chester University, as a starting defender and help lead her team to NCAA’s and playoffs. When she graduated from college, she made the transition to lifting.

She entered her first figure competition in 2006 at the Lehigh Valley Championships and competed in figure up until 2010. She taught Physical Education at Conrad Weiser Middle School in Robesonia Pennsylvania until 2007, when she retired to focus on her career. In 2010, she decided to participate in the very FIRST Physique show, which was 2011, JR. USA's in Charleston, SC. She won overall, received her IFBB pro card, and became the first women's physique pro in the NPC/IFBB.

Dana has made countless appearances since competing in events such as the Fit Expo and guest poses at the Flex Lewis Classic. Alongside these guest appearances, DLB has taken up several other competitions like the American Ninja Warrior, has gotten to Nationals and The Arnold Classic for Powerlifting, and lastly participated in the Brute Showdown Women's edition alongside Brooke Ence, Maddy Forberg and Mattie Rogers.

Rob Bailey defines the term entrepreneur. He developed an interest for sewing at the age of 7, and by the time he was in high school, he was designing, creating, and selling his own clothing. In college, he shifted his pursuits from football to becoming an executive chef at a Michelin restaurant, then a career at QVC. He founded his brand and clothing line Flag Nor Fail in 2008 out of his garage, while simultaneously pursuing music, releasing his first album in 2012. In 2015 he founded a supplement company called Run Everything Labs and currently is building a real estate business of unique Air BnB's, warehouses, and real estate.

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.

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Aug 09, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 65
44:21

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

1. When should I start teaching my kids about the dangers of the world

2. How can a leader change someone from being a burden into an asset

3. COVID mandates from employers

4. How does one go to the bathroom while in the middle of Hell Week

Enjoy

Aug 06, 2021
Episode 192 - Matt Thornton, Travis Davison, John Frankl
01:54:09

Matt Thornton is the founder of Straight Blast Gym International (SBGI), an association of over 35 gyms worldwide engaged in training athletes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, wrestling, boxing. Muay Thai, and mixed martial arts, based in Portland, Oregon.

Matt is well known in the martial arts community for his promotion of the concept of "aliveness" in training, as well as for being one of the first gyms to feature cross-training in boxing and other fighting sports at the beginning of the growth of the sport of Mixed Martial Arts in the 1990s. He was among the first American-born practitioners to receive a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is a black belt under Chris Haueter.

Travis Davison is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the owner of Straight Blast Gyms in Kalispell, Whitefish, and Missoula Montana, as well as the Vice President of SBG International.

John Frankl is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a professor in Seoul, and the man responsible for bringing BJJ to the Korean peninsula.

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Aug 02, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 64
30:56

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

1. Mourning and remembrance, how much is too little, how much is too much

2. Did a woman just graduate from BUD/s

3. How do you let go and move on after a divorce

4. Should I stay in the small town where I am from and my entire family lives, or move on and grow as a person

Enjoy

Jul 30, 2021
Episode 191 - Kara the Huntress
02:43:06

Kara Smith is no stranger to hunting down bad guys. She’s spent the last 12 years doing it, starting as an intelligence analyst with the Air Force where she deployed supporting counter-terrorism operations tracking and locating terrorists using state-of-the-art military technology.

After leaving the Air Force, Kara worked at the NSA and then at the FBI in the Terrorist Screening Operations Unit as a Senior Intelligence Analyst assisting the FBI in identifying and monitoring persons on the terrorist watch list.

Kara has helped take numerous traffickers off the streets by providing support to local, state, and federal law enforcement. Whether from her office at DeliverFund or in the back of an undercover vehicle, Kara provides real-time information about the location of traffickers and their victims, using P.A.T.H.™ (Platform for the Analysis and Targeting of Human Traffickers) software developed by DeliverFund, in-depth social media analysis, and other cutting-edge technology.

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Jul 26, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 63 - Magic Words
23:34

Traditionally, Fridays are for Q and A. Every so often I encounter a situation that I think deserves individual attention, and today is one of those days.

Magic words....You know what I mean, words that people say in the attempt to shut you up, shut you down, or compel and elicit specific behavior. I had my first direct experience with an individual that decided that I fit the bill for her "magic word," and let's just say the conversation that followed was an interesting one. This episode is about my thoughts on the experience and the entire era of "magic words" that we now seem to find ourselves in.

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Jul 23, 2021
Episode 190 - Sean Evangelista
02:15:27

Sean Evangelista is a retired Navy SEAL with 20 years of service, including multiple combat deployments throughout the world.  He is the founder and owner of 30 Seconds Out, a commando-inspired apparel brand that makes the world's most awesome t-shirts. 

During Sean’s military service, he experienced numerous combat situations that resulted in more than thirty broken bones and even brain injuries. Through a combination of perseverance and good fortune, Sean was able to survive these difficult situations and retire with an incredibly distinguished career. Now, Sean is devoted to operating Thirty Seconds Out and experiencing every new adventure life has to offer.

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Jul 19, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 62
37:29

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

1. I want to join the military but I feel like I have "missed the war," what should I do

2. How did you handle having female service members on target? Did it impact in a positive or negative way

3. I have lost all hope and empathy in the human race, how do I regain it

4. I have young children but I want to serve, but I also want to be there for my family

Enjoy

Jul 16, 2021
Episode 189 - Kelsi Sheren
02:44:42

Author Kelsi Sheren is a Canadian Forces Veteran who fought on the front lines in Afghanistan as an artillery gunner. While she battles with severe PTSD, she is also a young female entrepreneur on a mission to change the world by healing the people who help to defend all of our freedom. It is her goal to help other struggling Veterans and first responders through charitable donations made via her fast-growing jewelry and accessory business, and her memoir, Brass & Unity.

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Jul 12, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 61
38:25

Traditionally Friday episodes are dedicated to listener-submitted Q and A, but not today. What began as an interaction in the comments section of Youtube morphed into an email exchange, and the perfect opportunity to discuss a few of the topics that surfaced. Today's episode is completely dedicated to that exchange in the hopes of shedding some light on what the podcast is, what it will never be, who I am, who I will never be, negative social media comments, and hopefully a critical look in the mirror.

Jul 09, 2021
Episode 188 - John Stryker Meyer and Mike Glover
03:00:35

John Stryker "Tilt" Meyer is an American author and U.S. Army Special Forces combat veteran of service in covert reconnaissance with the Studies and Observations Group, also known as MACV-SOG. Meyer has published two works of nonfiction related to his experiences in the Vietnam War. Meyer's first book was a nonfiction memoir, first published in 2003, titled Across the Fence: The Secret War in Vietnam.

Mike Glover spent 18 years in the US Army and as a government contractor for OGA (Other Government Agency). He served as a SGM (Sergeant Major) in Special Forces in various positions and deployed multiple times to combat theaters. He is an expert in Counter-Terrorism, security, and crisis management operations and is the host of the Fieldcraft Survival Podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud and the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival.

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Jul 05, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 60 with Nelson Grant
52:25

Rapid-fire Q and A submitted from the listeners! A variety of topics with a five-minute time cap per answer, with local renaissance man Nelson Grant.

1. How do I instill grit and determination in my daughter while we raise her in an environment where we could provide for her anything we want.

2. I am the sole breadwinner in the family and my stress level is increasing. How can I avoid resentment.

3. I have been drinking to blackout for nearly 11 years, how do I stop

4. I am the victim of domestic violence, is it worth pressing charges

Enjoy

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Jul 02, 2021
Episode 187 - Wesley Morgan
02:43:19

Wesley Morgan is a freelance journalist in Washington, DC, Iraq and Afghanistan, contributing stories to The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Atlantic and other publications. He recently published a book titled The Hardest Place, the American Military Adrift in Afghanistan's Pech Valley.

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Jun 28, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 59
35:36

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

1. My dad is trying to force a relationship with me after being out of my life for nearly 20 years

2. I'm 43 and having a mid-life crisis, how do I find my passion

3. I'm 18 and am having a hard time expressing to my parents that I want to join the military

4. Thoughts on processing grief after the suicide of a friend

Enjoy

Jun 25, 2021
Episode 186 - Steve and Jeannie Sanders
02:03:48

Jeannie Sanders can only be described as a force to be reckoned with. After a 21 year career at Siemens where she worked for the President of Sales, chaired multiple diversity groups and councils, was invited to the White House to speak on her initiative to hire Veterans into her programs, was recruited by the head of HR for the US to run all strategic partnerships in the US, and speaking at over 30 universities, she has decided to launch her own consulting business based upon her career and life experiences: Practice of Positivity Leadership Consulting.

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Steve is a retired Navy SEAL with 24 years of active duty service. Immediately upon graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Navy and went to Basic Underwater Demolition School BUD/S. Stephen was assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team TWO where he specialized as a SDV Pilot, small arms marksmanship instructor, and scout/sniper. In 1999 Stephen successfully screened and went to Naval Special Warfare Development Group. During his 11 years at the command, Senior Chief Sanders successfully completed 10 combat deployments to both OIF (Iraq) and OEF (Afghanistan). During his combat tours as an assault team sniper and team leader he was awarded the Silver Star and five Bronze Star medals for heroic actions while engaged in National level HVT combat missions, among other medals and awards.

Before retiring, he started his own consulting business, (TIER ONE GlobalConsulting LLC) specializing in soldiering skills, combat shooting, austere high altitude jump training, and lead climbing rock courses to government agencies. In 2012 he was the Lead Military technical advisor for Man Of Steel, and in 2013 he worked on Batman vs Superman. He directed and did stunt coordination on several commercials for private companies. Today, Stephen is one of two owner-operators at VI Shooters Inc.

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Jun 21, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 58
39:38

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

1. Advice/tips for public speakers

2. Is love worth fighting for

3. Parachutes and pickup trucks

4. I hate and loathe myself, what can I do

Enjoy

Jun 18, 2021
Episode 185 - Tim Rigby
02:33:17

After serving for five years in the British Royal Navy as a Mine Clearance Diver, Tim left England for Hollywood in 1992 to pursue his dream of a career as a stuntman.

For the last 28 years, he has worked on most of the big-budget action movies. He has crashed, slid, jumped, and turned over cars, (“Mr & Mrs Smith”, “Dukes of Hazzard”, “Man of the House”, Fast & Furious 4), performed high falls and skydives; he has been strapped to an ejection seat during freefall (“Stealth” & Iron Man), BASE jumped from a moving car, (“xXx”), BASE jumped into Downtown L.A. (“Along Came Polly”), BASE jumped live into the 2004 Superbowl at Houston Reliant Stadium (in front of 80,000 people), flown his wingsuit over L.A. and landed in Paramount studios, (“World Stunt Awards”), Spent hours, days, & weeks underwater (“Sphere & “The Hunley” "Man of Steel), been involved in extensive fight & weapons based work, with the finest fight choreographers in the business, (“300”), as well as all of the “nuts & bolts” of stunt work; falls, wire-work, crashes, fire burns, etc, etc.

During this time, Tim has stayed busy, during his off time, traveling the world, BASE jumping and skydiving. He has accumulated many high profile BASE jumps including “Angel Falls” (World Highest Waterfall, Venezuela), “Petronas Towers” (World Tallest Buildings, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia), climbed and jumped from “The Eiger” (the infamous Swiss mountain) as well as most of the big walls in Norway, during three separate trips there. He has also jumped in many other locations, which due to reasons of legality, cannot be mentioned here. As a filmmaker, Tim has documented some of these trips, then directed, produced, and edited a short film, which won an Aerial Film Festival.

His passion for skydiving has never stopped, and he remains very active. He has a Commercial Pilots License with Instrument and Glider ratings and enjoys flying his Cessna 182.

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Jun 14, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 57
37:50

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

1. How can I offer someone help if I have not experienced what they are going through

2. I'm having issues with my ex and her "behind the scenes" behavior, what should I do

3. I'm about to become a father, what advice do you have, what would you do differently if you could go back, what is your favorite part of being a father

4. My wife keeps lying to me about her smoking, what should I do

Enjoy

Jun 11, 2021
Episode 184 - Nelson Grant
01:34:52

Nelson Grant is a Sheriff's Deputy and Search and Rescue Team member in the Flathead Valley. In addition to his current duties, he has previous experience on the SWAT Team and Narcotics Task Force.

When not on duty Nelson enjoys partaking in just about every activity that Northwestern Montana has to offer. Bowhunting, rifle hunting, river raft guiding, dual-sport motorcycle guiding, backcountry split boarding and skiing, touring, trekking, downhill mountain bike riding, jiu-jitsu, and probably even more that I am forgetting.

If there was ever a renaissance man of the Montana mountains, Nelson is it.

Jun 07, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 56
39:16

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

1. I had a negative interaction with Law Enforcement, do I need to check my ego

2. How do I handle the shitty situation I am in with my ex-wife and our three teenage daughters

3. Should we honor vets that take their own lives on Memorial Day, or is it just for those that died in uniform

4. I'm turning 30 and am burning out. I am no longer interested in my hobbies or working out. Have you ever found yourself in that situation and what did you do

Enjoy

Jun 04, 2021
Episode 183 - Kevin Owens
02:49:18

Kevin Owens grew up in Ireland where he served in the Tier One Counter-Terrorist Force. After immigrating to the United States, he served 24-years in the United States Army - 6 in the infantry and 18 in Special Forces. He served in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan multiple times, ran the Special Forces Sniper Course, and was in charge of all Force Modernization for Army Special Forces.

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May 31, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 55
36:23

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

1. Should the military change/modify its standards in order to be a viable option for more recruits

2. How did you handle the pressure of being a new guy, and what did you look for in "new guys" when you were in a leadership position

3. When should I start seeing a counselor

4. How can I motivate people to make positive changes in their lives without being an asshole

5. How did you manage ear protection while overseas/hunting

Enjoy

May 28, 2021
Episode 182 - Hollie McKay
02:47:37

Hollie McKay is a foreign policy expert and war crimes investigator. She was an investigative and international affairs/war journalist for Fox News Digital for over fourteen years where she focused on warfare, terrorism, and crimes against humanity.

Hollie has worked on the frontlines of several major war zones and covered humanitarian and diplomatic crises in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Iran, Turkey, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Burma, Russia, Africa, Latin America, and other areas.

Her globally-spanned coverage, in the form of thousands of print articles and essays, has included exclusive and detailed interviews with numerous captured terrorists, as well as high-ranking government, military, and intelligence officials and leaders from all sides.

She has spent considerable time embedded with US and foreign troops, conducted extensive interviews with survivors of torture, sex slavery, and forced child jihadist training, refugees, and internally displaced people to communicate the complexities of such catastrophes and war crimes on local populations.

Hollie’s columns have additionally been featured in the Wall Street Journal and her writings referenced in innumerable mainstream publications and academic journals. Additionally, she has won numerous foreign press and humanitarian awards. She is acclaimed by her peers as one of the most diligent reports in her field.

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May 24, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 54
45:31

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

1. How do I balance my hatred for war with my appreciation and reverence for soldiers

2. I spend too much time thinking of/worrying about my sons' death, how can I stop thinking about these things

3. Can you be friends with people you are charged with leading

4. I am a terrible procrastinator, any advice or tips

5. What did you look for in a good BUD/s student and what makes a good Team guy

Enjoy

May 21, 2021
Episode 181 - Josh Smith
02:35:23

Josh grew up in Lincoln, Montana on the edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. At the age of 11 Josh’s baseball coach, Rick Dunkerley began teaching him how to make knives. About a year later, Josh began putting a shop together at his home, and at the age of 12 he joined the American Bladesmith Society. Over the next few years, Josh began forging and honing his craft.

At 15 years old, Josh passed the Journeyman bladesmith test in Atlanta, Georgia at the Blade Show. Josh became the youngest bladesmith to ever pass this test. The Journeyman test is a two part process. A test blade must be forged and heat treated with the capabilities to chop a 1” rope in half, 2- 2x4’s in half and then still shave hair. Once the cutting tests are done the blade must be able to bend 90 degrees in a vise without breaking. After passing the performance test the maker must present 5 knives to a panel of Mastersmith Judges. Each knife is examined closely to ensure the knife is made to the highest standard of craftsmanship.

Josh continued to work on his craft and at the age of 19 he earned his Master Smith rating from the American Bladesmith Society. Josh was the youngest bladesmith to ever pass the Master Smith test.

In 2002 Josh moved to Frenchtown, Montana where he now calls home. Josh and his wife Jessica live on a beautiful piece of property near the Clark Fork River where they own and operate the Montana Knife Company.

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Acre Gold

May 17, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 53
42:43

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

1. Is it worth pursuing a career that takes from me the things I value the most

2. How do you prepare for the death of a loved one

3. Do you think you could have done your previous job without the ability to "stuff your feelings down"

4. My dad is crazy, how do I have a healthy relationship with him

5. How to know when it is time to hang up the spurs

Enjoy

May 14, 2021
Episode 180 - Jeff Depatie
02:40:18

Jeff Depatie served with Joint Task Force 2 as a sniper/assaulter. JTF2 is known as Canada's “Jewel in the Crown” of special operations and they hold the current record for the longest confirmed kill at an amazing 3,540 meters. Jeff has spent years of his life in deserts, jungles, extreme cold, and other hardly inhabitable geographies. He has been a student and a seeker of adventure and human possibility.

After leaving the military, Jeff created a company called The Special Forces Experience, which is a highly tailored process designed for men who have achieved their own version of excellence but want to know how far they can really push their limits.

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May 10, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 52 - 1 year anniversary episode
43:57

It's hard to believe that it has been 1 year of Friday Q and A sessions. To celebrate I open with reading some of the worst reviews of my podcast, and providing some feedback to the reviewers. Then, of course, it is time for listener submitted Q and A.

1. Should I have a minimum number of extra-curricular activities for my kids

2. Do you think that BJJ is good for kids, why?

3. I have a friend that drinks too much, but is a high performer. How can I help him and balance being both supportive and loyal

4. How did you make peace with your mother's death

5. Why are you agnostic

Enjoy

May 07, 2021
Episode 179 - Mike Glover
02:50:46

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.

Mike is an avid outdoorsman, overland, traveler, and hunter. He has a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security and resides in Utah, where he is the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival.

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May 03, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 51 with Vaughn Stumpf
01:14:56

You know the deal, rapid-fire Q and A submitted by the listeners. My co-host today is the senior member of the Stumpf clan, my dad.

1. Biggest hopes and fears for your children

2. How to find the balance between providing guidance and allowing children to find their own way

3. How did you keep your emotions in check while your son was deployed overseas

4. Noticeable cultural, political, or socio-economical differences between today and the era you grew up in

5. What would you do with your life if you could go back to being 25 but you were guaranteed to live to your current age

6. How did your dad move on after losing your mom to cancer

7. What part of fatherhood has been the most challenging

8. Is it possible to find happiness again after loss

Enjoy

Apr 30, 2021
Episode 178 - Eddie Gallagher
02:46:54

Eddie Gallagher is a retired Navy SEAL. He received national attention when he was charged with war crimes in September of 2018, and subsequently acquitted in July of 2019. Eddie served for 20 years and completed 8 deployments, including tours to both Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Apr 26, 2021
Full Auto Friday - Round 50 with Mike Glover
43:47

You know the deal, rapid-fire Q and A submitted by the listeners. My co-host today is a relationship and tactical expert...Mike Glover!

1. How to stay married as a member of the military/first responder

2. If we could go back in time and fight in any war, which war would it be

3. Would we consider returning to Iraq or Afghanistan in a non-combat/tourist capacity

4. The top 3 things to consider to encourage a culture of preparedness

5. Mike's go-to fast food stop, and specific order

6. As an Asian American, how does Mike deal with racism

7. What are you going to do if they come for your AR's

Enjoy

Apr 23, 2021
Episode 177 - Robb Wolf
01:57:07

Robb Wolf, a former research biochemist is the 2X New York Times/WSJ Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat. Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top-ranked iTunes podcast, books, and seminars.

Robb has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism (Biomed Central) and as a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency program. He serves on the board of Directors/Advisors for: Specialty Health Inc, The Chickasaw Nation’s “Unconquered Life” initiative, and a number of innovative start-ups with a focus on health and sustainability.

Robb holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and is a former California State Powerlifting Champion (565 lb. Squat, 345 lb. Bench, 565 lb. Dead Lift) and a 6-0 amateur kickboxer. Wolf has provided seminars in nutrition and strength & conditioning to a number of entities including NASA, Naval Special Warfare, the Canadian Light Infantry, and the United States Marine Corps.

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Apr 19, 2021
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.

HelloFresh

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Feals

LMNT

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.

Athletic Greens

Magic Spoon

Acre Gold

Helix Sleep

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

Stereo

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.

Magic Spoon

Athletic Greens

Feals

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!

Audible

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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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Magic Spoon

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.

Athletic Greens

Mint Mobile

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.

Secret Black Rifle Coffee code for 20 percent off a one time order:

AndyCEO

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

Special Black Rifle Coffee discount code: AndyCEO

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. 

WarriorNow

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.

Butcher Box 

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

Dollar Shave Club

HelloFresh

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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HelloFresh

 

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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www.expressvpn.com

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
Episode 125 - Mike Glover
03:20:32

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.

Mike 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.

Fieldcraft Survival

Fieldcraft Survival Podcast

Apr 27, 2020
Episode 124 - Lt. Col Dave Grossman
02:53:57

Lt. Col Grossman began his career in the Army as a sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division, then as a platoon leader in the 9th Infantry Division, a general staff officer, a company commander in the 7th (Light) Infantry Division as well as a paratrooper and graduate of Ranger School. He went on to become a professor of psychology at West Point.

In February 1998, Grossman retired from the military as a professor of military science at Arkansas State University. He is the author of "On Killing," an analysis of the psychological processes involved with killing another human being, and "On Combat," an extension of his first book intended to provide coping strategies for dealing with the physiological and psychological effects of violence for people forced to kill in their line of work.

Since his retirement from the US Army, he has been on the road almost 300 days a year, for over 19 years, as one of our nation’s leading trainers for military, law enforcement, mental health providers, and school safety organizations.

Today Col. Grossman is the director of the Killology Research Group (www.killology.com). In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks he has written and spoken extensively on the terrorist threat, with articles published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Civil Policy and many leading law enforcement journals, and he has been inducted as a "Life Diplomate" by the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, and a "Life Member" of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute.

Apr 20, 2020
Episode 123 - Tactical A**hole Volume 2 - Running and gunning with Bryan Callen
01:08:50

Bryan knows nothing of tactics and weapons, but worry not, that does not prevent him from speaking on both from a position of authority...

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

Apr 13, 2020
Episode 122 - Jocko Willink
02:02:19

Jocko Willink is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer, co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, Dichotomy of Leadership, host of the top-rated Jocko Podcast, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he serves as Chief Executive Officer, leadership instructor, speaker, and strategic advisor.

Jocko spent 20 years in the SEAL Teams, starting as an enlisted SEAL and rising through the ranks to become a SEAL officer. As commander of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser during the battle of Ramadi, he orchestrated SEAL operations that helped the “Ready First” Brigade of the U.S. Army’s First Armored Division bring stability to the violent, war-torn city. Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the Iraq War.

Jocko returned from Iraq to serve as Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams. There, he spearheaded the development of leadership training and personally instructed and mentored the next generation of SEAL leaders who have continued to perform with great success on the battlefield. Jocko is the recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and numerous other personal and unit awards.

Upon retiring from the Navy, Jocko co-founded Echelon Front, a premier leadership consulting company, where he teaches the leadership principles he learned on the battlefield to help others lead and win. Jocko also authored the Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual, a New York Times Bestseller, and the best selling Way of the Warrior Kid children’s book series.

Apr 06, 2020
Episode 121 - Rener Gracie
02:05:07

Rener Gracie is a 4th-degree black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and a head instructor at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy and co-creator of Gracie University, the world's largest online jiu-jitsu training program. He is the grandson of Helio Gracie, the creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and the second eldest son of Rorion Gracie, the father of Gracie jiu-jitsu in the United States. He is also the creator and founder of Quikflip apparel. 

Raised from birth to teach jiu-jitsu, Rener has spent over twenty years on the mats at the Gracie Academy studying the art under Rorion and Helio's tutelage. A black belt at age 19, Rener earned a reputation as a gifted teacher. While Helio created Gracie jiu-jitsu and Rorion introduced it to the world by co-creating the Ultimate Fighting Championship to showcase the effectiveness of the family's art, Rener and his brother, Ryron Gracie, made the art available to everyone with Internet access or a DVD player.

The brothers created Gracie University, the world's first interactive, online martial arts learning center, and developed distance learning packages for the Academy's proprietary courses. Today, Gracie University has more than 70,000 active students in 196 countries offering tailored self-defense programs for men, women, and children. The curriculum includes Gracie Combatives, Gracie Bullyproof, Women Empowered, and the Master Cycle as well as special instructor certification courses. They also offer special courses for military and law enforcement professionals.

Quikflip Apparel

Gracie University

Mar 30, 2020
Episode 120 - Rob Bailey
02:04:21

Rob Bailey defines the term entrepreneur. 

He developed an interest for sewing at the age of 7, and by the time he was in high school he was designing, creating, and selling his own clothing.  In college, he shifted his pursuits from football to becoming an exective chef at a Michelin restaurant, then a career at QVC. 

He founded his brand and clothing line Flag Nor Fail in 2008 out of his garage, while simultaneously pursuing music, releasing his first album in 2012. 

In 2015 he founded a supplement company called Run Everything Labs, and currently is building a real estate business of unique Air BnB's, warehouses, and real estate. 

Flag Nor Fail 

Run Everything Labs

Mar 23, 2020
Episode 119 - Scott Viscomi and Travis Davison
02:00:54

Scott Viscomi is the North American President of Wimp 2 Warrior, a 20 week MMA and fitness immersion that culminates in an opportunity for participants to step into the cage for an MMA bout. 

Scott began his career in entertainment and action sports serving as the VP of Sales and Marketing for Alliance MMA, and as the managing director for Adidas North America's Combat Sport Division.  He is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and has been passionate about martial arts for years. 

Travis Davison is the VP of SBGi (Straight Blast Gym International) as well as the owner of SBG Kalispell and Whitefish, where I started my BJJ journey. 

Wimp2Warrior

Straight Blast Gym

Mar 16, 2020
Episode 118 - Tom, Founder of Eagles and Angels Ltd.
01:57:19

Tom is a US Army Special Operations Veteran and the Owner of Eagles and Angels Ltd...

If that sounds vague, well, that's because it is.  Tom served at the highest levels of the military, but you will need to listen to the episode and use some critical thinking skills and perhaps Google for the specifics..

Eagles and Angels uses uniforms to tell stories and pass down legacies so they are never forgotten.

https://www.eaglesandangelsltd.com/

Mar 09, 2020
Episode 117 - John Barklow and Nelson Grant
01:18:30

John Barklow is a retired Navy Diver with extensive experience running the cold-weather training facility in Kodiak, Alaska for Naval Special Warfare.  Post military he is now running the Big Game category for Sitka, a company dedicated to providing clothing/layering solutions to hunters around the world.

Nelson Grant is an active law enforcement officer in Montana, as well as an avid skier, snowboarder, snowmobiler, hunter, fisher, river guide, BJJ practitioner, and all-around Rennaissance man.

Mar 03, 2020
Episode 116 - Cam Hanes
02:11:15

Cam Hanes is a world-class bow hunter and endurance athlete.  When he is not hunting some of the toughest animals in the most rugged terrain on earth, he is training, often completing a marathon a day, 100-mile ultra marathons, daily strength and conditioning, and reps with his bow. 

www.cameronhanes.com

Feb 24, 2020
Episode 115 - Q and A catch up
32:42

This week's episode attempts to answer YOUR questions.  My experiences in Green Team (NSWDG selection), What can be done to lessen the "disconnect" between civilian and military population, What would I gift every man and woman given unlimited resources, Why I left CrossFit, and how to move past failure with friends and family. 

Feb 17, 2020
Episode 114 - Steve Sanders
02:06:05

Steve is a retired Navy SEAL with 24 years of active duty service. Immediately upon graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Navy and went to Basic Underwater Demolition School BUD/S. Stephen was assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team TWO where he specialized as an SDV Pilot, small arms marksmanship instructor, and scout/sniper. In 1999 Stephen successfully screened and went to Naval Special Warfare Development Group. During his 11 years at the command, Senior Chief Sanders successfully completed 10 combat deployments to both OIF (Iraq) and OEF (Afghanistan). During his combat tours as an assault team sniper and team leader he was awarded the Silver Star and five Bronze Star medals for heroic actions while engaged in National level HVT combat missions, among other medals and awards.

Before retiring, he started his own consulting business, (TIER ONE GlobalConsulting LLC) specializing in soldiering skills, combat shooting, austere high altitude jump training, and lead climbing rock courses to government agencies. In 2012 he was the Lead Military technical advisor for Man Of Steel, and in 2013 he worked on Batman vs Superman. He directed and did stunt coordination on several commercials for private companies. Today, Stephen is one of two owner-operators at VI Shooters Inc. 

Feb 10, 2020
Episode 113 - War
37:42

What is the impact of nearly 20 years of sustained combat on American servicemen and women?  What is the impact on our society, on our culture?  Are we fighting for the right reasons, or are we fighting for the "Petrol Dollar?" 

My thoughts on all of the above, as well as the commentary and criticism received from my conversation last week with Eddie Gallagher. 

Enjoy

Feb 03, 2020
Episode 112 - Eddie Gallagher
03:03:37

Eddie Gallagher is a retired Navy SEAL.  He received national attention when he was charged with war crimes in September of 2018, and subsequently acquitted in July of 2019.  Eddie served for 20 years and completed 8 deployments, including tours to both Afghanistan and Iraq. 

Jan 27, 2020
Episode 111 - Trevor Thompson
01:08:04

Trever Thompson is a former Navy SEAL, skydiver and BASE jumper, Bow Hunter, Photographer, outdoor enthusiast, and all-around renaissance man.  He creates and captures content around the world and is the consummate student, always trying to improve his craft. 

Jan 21, 2020
Episode 110 - Gary Foster
01:22:41

Gary Foster is a professional musician, specifically a smasher of drums!  He spent eight years traveling and performing on the Warped Tour before turning in his sticks and pursuing a career in emergency medicine.  He has returned to his passion for music and is performing with multiple bands to include Mest, and Assuming We Survive.  

Enjoy

Jan 13, 2020
Cleared Hot Episode 109 - Stella Davison
01:27:32

If you have children, specifically daughters, this podcast is for you.  Actually, this podcast is for anyone who wants to learn more about what it takes to be a high achiever. 

At the age of 18, Stella Davison is an Olympic hopeful in the sport of Judo.  She is a purple belt in BJJ, coaches children in BJJ, and has structured her educational load to graduate high school early to focus on her international competition. 

Driven, Disciplined, Goal-oriented, and organized, things we can all benefit from, regardless of where you are in the story arc of your life. 

Jan 08, 2020
Cleared Hot Episode 108 - SBGI Roundtable with Matt Thorton, John Frankl, and Travis Davison
01:33:13

This episode is a repost of a podcast that was recorded for SBGI (Straight Blast Gym International) while we were in Niagra Falls for the fall camp.  

In this episode, I am on the receiving end of the questions, instead of asking them.  We discussed fake martial arts/military tactics, the war in Afghanistan, Jiu-Jitsu (obviously), and life in general. 

Enjoy, and see you in 2020. 

Dec 23, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 107 - Q and A Part 2
46:24

Finishing off 2019 with Q and A part 2... Personal preference and advice across 3 weapons platforms (pistol, AR, long rifle), my thoughts on what we can do to heal as a nation, Macro vs. Micro mindset when it comes to approaching your goals, and making big moves with young families. 

Enjoy

Dec 16, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 106 - Q and A Part 1
35:08

I'm doing my best to play catch up on Q and A, it has been a few months.  This is part 1 of 2.  Part 2 will come out next Monday. 

Advice for reducing anxiety, EDC (every day carry) and additional tools to make yourself "bulletproof," How civilians can make real, positive, personal, and impactful efforts to help transitioning veterans, Essentials and packing tips for any trip. 

Enjoy

Dec 10, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 105 - Evy Poumpouras
02:24:48

Evy Poumpouras packs an incredible punch in a small package...She is a former Secret Service Special Agent who worked the protective details for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, President George W. Bush, William Clinton, and George H. Bush.

Evy worked complex criminal investigations and undercover operations, executed search and arrest warrants, and investigated both violent and financial crimes. Additionally, Evy was an interrogator for the agency’s elite polygraph unit and trained by the Department of Defense in the art and science of lie detection, human behavior, and cognitive influence.

Evy Poumpouras is a multi-platform journalist and host who frequently appears on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and ABC. She covers a wide range of topics, such as national security, law enforcement, personal protection, behavioral analysis, situational awareness, and how to live life fearlessly.

Outside of her role as a journalist, Evy is a TEDx speaker and international advisor whose expertise is sought worldwide. She has been a keynote speaker for NASDAQ, SOCOM, Yankee Stadium Series, United Technologies, Corcoran Group, Tyco, Skanska, Red Door Spa, amongst many others. She is an Adjunct Professor for The City University of New York where she teaches criminal justice and criminology. Evy was also cast on CBS’s TV series “The Hunted.”

Evy holds a Master of Science from Columbia University in Journalism, a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Affairs from Hofstra University. She is also a former New York City Police Academy recruit, and a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Secret Service Academy, and the Department of Defense Polygraph Institute.

Dec 02, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 104 - Tall Tales from Texas with Evan Hafer, John Dudley, and Trevor Thompson
01:17:48

Lessons in teambuilding, leadership, personal responsibility, integrity, and life in general from hunting camp with the CEO and founder of Black Rifle Coffee, Evan Hafer...World-class archer and bow-hunter, John Dudley...and gravity enthusiast and former Navy SEAL Trevor Thompson.

Nov 25, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 103 - Andrew Fontes
01:11:15

Andrew Fontes is the Brand Manager for Gatorz Eyewear, an American designed and American made sunglass manufacturer.  With roots in the "high velocity" sports realm, specifically the world of motorcycles, the brand has evolved and now has deep ties into the skydiving world, as well as the Special Operations Community. 

This episode is an inside look at a continuously evolving brand that takes great pride in its American manufacturing process, as well as the people that make the brand tick. 

I have been wearing Gatorz for 15 years, if you are interested in trying them for yourself (the Magnums are the heat) code: ANDY15 will save you 15% on everything. 

Enjoy

Nov 18, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 102 - John Frankl, Travis Davison, Michael Heinz
01:16:22

Three high-level BJJ practitioners and coaches on one podcast. 

John Frankl is a full-time professor in Korea, and part-time badass on the mats.  Actually, he is a full-time badass on the mats. 

Travis Davison is the VP of Straight Blast Gym International as well as my Jiu Jitsu coach in the Flathead Valley. 

Michael Heinz is also a professor, but just made the leap into becoming the owner of SBG Texas (the balls on the man to claim the entire state as his own!)

Enjoy

Nov 12, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 101 - Brian Bishop
01:58:51

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. 

Nov 04, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 100 - Adam and Rory Singer, Travis Davison
01:47:27

Breaking into the triple digits with a podcast from SBG (Straight Blast Gym) Fall Camp in Niagra Falls. 

Adam Singer is a scientist by day and high-level Black Belt Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, MMA and striking coach, and gym owner by night.  He is essentially a mix between Elon Musk, and Clark Kent, but he can't fly or stop bullets with his chest. 

Rory Singer is an MMA fighter and Jiu-Jitsu Balck Belt. He has fought in King of the Cage, Pride, Spike Tv's the Ultimate Fighter, and the UFC.  Together with his brother, they own SBG Athens in Georgia. 

SBG Athens

Travis Davison is the VP of Straight Blast Gym International, the owner of SBG Kalispell and Whitefish, and my Jiu-Jitsu coach. He currently is competing for the most appearances on the podcast with John Dudley, and is losing. 

 

Oct 28, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 99 - Evan Hafer and Trevor Thompson
01:40:40

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. 

Secret Black Rifle Coffee code for 20 percent off a one time order:

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Oct 07, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 98 - The Mother of All Podcasts with Joe Rogan, Jocko Willink, John Dudley, and Cameron Hanes
01:51:34

It took some time, but we were finally able to assemble the most amazing group of podcast guests in the known universe. 

Joe Rogan is likely the most successful podcaster on the face of the planet, a stand-up comedian, and commentator for the UFC.

Jocko Willink is a retired Navy SEAL, author of multiple NY Times best-selling books, and the host of the Jocko Podcast.

John Dudley is a world-class archer and bowhunter, owner of Nock On, and an incredible resource for anyone interested in archery and bowhunting.  

Cam Hanes is not only a world-class bowhunter, he is also an amazing endurance athlete, oftentimes completing a marathon per day during his training an preparation. 

Sep 30, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 97 - John Nores
01:45:32

John Nores is a recently retired game warden with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.  While serving he helped develop the Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) and Delta Team, the first comprehensive special operations tactical team and sniper unit, with a mission to combat the marijuana cartel's destruction and decimation of California's wildlife resources. 

If you would like to learn more about John, his new book Hidden War, and the thin green line, please visit his website: 

www.johnnores.com

Sep 17, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 96 - Motivation and Discipline
24:28

Sometimes you have them, sometimes you don't.  There is no magic wand and no magic formula, but there are some practical steps you can take that will increase the odds of achieving your goals. 

These tactics work regardless of occupation and profession.  

Simple, not easy. 

Sep 10, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode Episode 95 - The Alberta aftermath with John Dudley, Brock White, and Dusty Fillion
01:07:38

For the past three years I have been fortunate to hunt with John Dudley in Northern Alberta with Red Willow Outfitters.  This year we were joined by Brock White and Dusty Fillion. Alberta was the location for my first bowhunting experience 3 years ago, and it is a trip I look forward to all year long. 

Each year has brought different experiences and challenges, and this year certainly did not disappoint. We talked about the "great sickness of 2019," which attempted to kill all of us in hunting camp, our hunting successes and failures on the trip, life, and of course, ridiculous antics from the field. 

Enjoy

Sep 02, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 94 - Caleb Copeland
01:02:50

Caleb Copeland is an outdoorsman turned videographer, photographer, producer, and editor.  He is the founder of Copeland Creative, a full-service media production company, and the host of the redneck tech podcast, which can be found on Itunes. 

We discussed the outdoor/hunting industry successes and failures, lessons learned from a lifetime in the outdoors, and advice for those looking to pursue his career field. 

Aug 26, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 93 - Jack Carr
01:46:57

Jack Carr is a retired Navy SEAL with 20 years of service as both an enlisted SEAL, and commissioned officer.  Over his 20 year career he held positions as a SEAL sniper, Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander, and Task Unit Commander.  He served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Jack is now pursuing his second life long dream, becoming an author.  His second book, True Believer is out now. 

For more information about Jack, check out officialjackcarr.com 

Aug 19, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 92 - Seeking Adversity with Kisa and Travis Davison
01:46:41

Adversity is everywhere in life.  You can choose to isolate yourself in an attempt to avoid it, or you can face it and learn to overcome.  This is a simple/unavoidable choice for most adults, but our children require the example and environment that their parents create.  I believe that physical challenges create the most powerful teaching tools in this area for kids, and one great mechanism is BJJ. 

Kisa and Travis Davison are the owners of SBG (Straight Blast Gym) Montana, which has a thriving program designed specifically for children. 

Check out Growing Gorillas for more information, then do the right thing and get your kids/young adults involved!  

Aug 05, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 91 - Mark Carter
01:20:10

Mark Carter is a 3rd generation rancher turned professional snowboarder. Mark was born and raised in the small town of Ten Sleep, Wyoming, working side by side with his family on their ranch. He received his first snowboard as a gift from his mother at the age of ten, and the rest is, as they say, history.  He has traveled the globe riding the best snow imaginable, creating major snowboarding films along the way. 

Here is the link to his family farm, and grass-fed beef delivery: 

Carter Country Meats

Jul 29, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 90 - Jocko Willink and John Dudley
02:05:52

Jocko Willink is a retired Navy SEAL, the host of the Jocko Podcast, a NYT best selling author, Leadership speaker and consultant, and one of the founders of Echelon Front. 

John Dudley is a world-class archer, projectile enthusiast, and one of the best bow hunters to walk the face of the earth.  He founded Nock on Archery, and combined with his YouTube channel and School of Nock his platform is the one-stop shop for anyone in the archery world, or looking to enter the sport of archery.

Jul 22, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 89 - Mat Best
01:17:42

Mat Best is a former Army Ranger and CIA contractor.  After years spent overseas, he has devoted himself to business and the pursuit of being an entrepreneur.  He is the co-founder of Black Rifle Coffee, the founder of Article 15 Clothing, Leadslinger Spirits, and one of the hosts of the Drinking Bro's Podcast.  He also starred in the movie Range 15 and recently published a book about his time in uniform titled: Thank you for my service

In addition to all of the things previously mentioned, he creates some of the funniest content on the internet. Check out his Youtube channel here: 

https://www.youtube.com/user/MBest11x

Jul 15, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 88 - Jason Gardner
01:59:47

Jason Gardner is a retired Navy SEAL Master Chief with 30 years of service, all inside of Naval Special Warfare.  His career spans Desert Storm, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  He is the recipient of the Silver Star, 2 Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, and many other awards.

We discussed raising our children, a lifetime spent in Special Operations, the pros and cons of a life in military service, life after service, war crimes, and leadership. 

Enjoy

Jul 10, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 87 - Letting go of your past, 1776 and our Independance
35:55

Leaving a career that has defined you for years can be difficult.  I struggled with it immensely post-military after a 17-year career, I still stumble occasionally. There is incredible value to be gained by putting down the past and redefining yourself.  I am at the six year point and I have learned a few lessons along the way, hopefully they help. 

The 4th of July is upon us....hopefully 1776 and Independence can take on a deeper meaning for you this holiday weekend. 

Jul 01, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 86 - Ryan Michler
01:21:26

Ryan Michler is the founder/creator of the Order of Man, a community and resource designed to help men improve every aspect of their lives from family, money, parenting, responsibility, etc.

He is a Veteran, a white belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and as of last week, a resident of the great state of Maine.

We discussed our experiences on the mat, the dangers and allure of "connectivity" and connection with our children and their peers on social media, and of course, why his family decided to make the move from Utah to Maine.

Order of Man

Jun 24, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 85 - Pete Roberts and Brian Littlefield
01:17:07

Pete and Brian are the mad scientists behind Origin USA, a manufacturing company dedicated to products sourced and made in the USA.  Their factory is tucked away in the wilderness of Maine, and is dedicated to reinvigorating American production. 

Origin USA originally started in the BJJ "space," crafting high-quality Gi's for Jiu Jitsu practitioners. Recently they introduced denim jeans that are "Grown and Sewn" in the USA, and are about to launch a series of hand crafted boots. 

Pete Roberts founded Origin USA after a high-level competitive career in BJJ himself. As the company grew, he met Brian Littlefield, also a high-level BJJ practitioner, and now the CEO of Origin Labs, the nutrition and supplementation wing of Origin USA. 

www.originmaine.com

Jun 17, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 84 - Listener Q and A
28:44

Advice for future military officers (or officers of any kind I suppose), Tips for giving kick-ass briefs/presentations, Balancing the dichotomy of being patriotic and accepting of the shortcomings of our nation, Acts that establish an individual as evil, and a brief update on my BJJ journey. 

Enjoy

Jun 04, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 83 - Memorial Day Q and A
47:55

For this memorial day, I chose to select questions directly related to military service.  I open with my own thoughts on Memorial Day, the individuals that I see as often forgotten, and how to best remember and truly memorialize the service of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. 

War crimes, and whether or not the President should pardon soldiers convicted of executing them.  Differences and similarities between JSOC commands, operators, and the opinions they sometimes hold of each other.  My closest moment to "meeting my maker," and how I found humor in others at that same moment. 

In closing, the audio of Jocko Willink reading my blog post, "A Debt That Cannot be Repaid."

May 28, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 82 - Bear Camp from the Great Northwest
01:21:43

After a week in the wilderness of British Columbia, I convened the round table of hunters (John Dudley and Trevor Thompson) and one of our guides (Dusty Fillion) to talk about the experiences, lessons learned, comical failures, animal encounters, and most importantly the life lessons that one can find in the great outdoors.  

 

May 20, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 81 - Dan Crenshaw
01:51:04

Dan Crenshaw is the freshman Republican Congressman from the 2nd District of Texas.  Prior to his political career, he served as a United States Navy SEAL for 10 years.  On his 3rd combat deployment, he was injured by an IED (improvised explosive device) which cost him his right eye and left him with substantial damage to his left.  He was medically retired due to his injuries, and shortly thereafter began his career in politics. 

https://crenshawforcongress.com/

 

 

 

Apr 29, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 80 - Tactical A**hole Volume 1 - Navy SEALs
01:02:49

The internet demanded it, the world has waited for it, and it is finally here.  Volume 1 of the Cleared Hot Tactical Asshole series reviews and critiques the worlds greatest military documentary - Navy SEALs starring Charlie Sheen.

In this episode, we watch and review various tactical scenes and discuss their accuracy, or most often, the lack thereof. 

Hostage rescue, free-fall insertions, and gunfights in the streets of Lebanon.  Truly there is something for everyone.  

Enjoy

Apr 22, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 79 - Erik Prince
01:12:48

Erik Prince is a former Navy SEAL and the founder of Blackwater, a training and private military contractor company that worked extensively with the US government in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He recently published an op-ed detailing a plan to "privatize" the war in Afghanistan. 

Many people will associate the name Blackwater with PMC's (Private Military Contractors) and the controversy surrounding the Nisour square shooting in 2007, and the subsequent loss of their license to operate in that country.  

Often, contractors are referred to as "mercenaries," a term used pejoratively, and largely inaccurately.  Civilians have served on the front lines and in war zones with active duty soldiers since the inception of warfare, and I believe the discussion should be about defining their operational parameters, not their presence there. 

Apr 15, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 78 - Knights of the roundtable, and the court Jester
01:25:51

In this episode I was joined by three SBG (Straight Blast Gym) black belts, Travis Davison, Rick Davison, and Michael Ransom, aka the Knights. I am obviously the Jester. 

In previous episodes surrounding BJJ we have discussed the methodology, philosophy, origin, and training styles.  This is not that type of episode. 

Accidentally going to the bathroom, who would win in a fight, religion, cancer, guns, responsibility and accountability, and much more. 

Enjoy!

Apr 08, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 77 - Become a tactical bullshit detector, Q and A power hour
57:20

I meant for this episode to be a stand-alone Q and A, but recent "events" on social media need to be addressed first. We live in a world where you can use the internet and portray yourself to be something that you are not, especially in the tactical world. Separating the wheat from the chaff can be difficult, and it creates an environment where fraud is pervasive. Be wary where you devote your time, effort, and money, all are valuable resources.  Hopefully, the insight helps people make educated decisions. 

After my rant, a discussion on issues I struggle with and how I manage and cope, the most common leadership principle I see missing in individuals and organizations, the value of soliciting for outside advice, and the key components that your subordinates need to take away from any FRAGO. 

Enjoy

 

Apr 01, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 76 - Power hour from spring camp with Travis Davison and Matt Thornton
01:09:07

Power hour with two BJJ bad asses. 

I just returned from the SBGI (Straight Blast Gym International) spring camp, an experience that can only be described as a shotgun blast of information to the face. 

Matt Thornton is the founder of SBG, a lifelong martial arts participant, coach, and author.  Travis Davison is the VP of SBGI, a 20 year BJJ practitioner, and the owner of SBG Montana.

I could not pass up the opportunity to sit down with these two to discuss the origins of SBG, the progression of BJJ, their thoughts on the past and future of the sport/activity, and the impact and importance it can have outside of the gym environment. 

Mar 25, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 75 - Mark Twight and Trevor Thompson
02:32:34

Mark Twight is a world-class alpinist, author, photographer, the founder of Gym Jones, an accomplished cyclist, and technical consultant and trainer to the big screen.

His newest photographic project Refuge is a mix of photography across multiple genres:

https://www.marktwight.com/REFUGE/1

https://www.marktwight.com/

Trevor Thompson is a former Navy SEAL, with multiple combat deployments and broad experience that ranges from SDV (SEAL Delivery Vehicles) to the Navy Parachute Team, also known as the leapfrogs. He is now a professional canopy sports athlete, photographer, and content creator.

Mar 18, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 74 - Power Hour with Evan Hafer
01:26:16

Evan Hafer is the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee. Prior to founding BRCC he spent twenty years serving this country, first as a Special Forces soldier (Green Beret), then as a contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, completing multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Not all military experience is applicable to the business world, and not all veterans are well suited to create, build, and continue to grow a business. There are, however, many skills that have impact and applicability to business.

We spent this hour discussing lessons learned, best practices, successful decisions, and mistakes made in the journey of growing BRCC.

The last twenty minutes we discussed the long term impact of war on the individual, war crimes, and the ability to detach from an occupation before it is all that defines you.

https://www.blackriflecoffee.com/

Mar 11, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 73 - Paul Sharp and Travis Davison
02:03:38

Paul Sharp recently 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 firearms, defensive weapons and tactics, and bladed edge instructor, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, and the owner of SBG Illinois. 

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

 

Mar 04, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 72 - Bryan Callen
01:55:43

Bryan Callen is a stand up comedian, actor, writer, and co-host of The Fighter and the Kid podcast.  His newest comedy special "Complicated Apes" will be premiering March 12th on the Comedy Dynamics Network.  His shows the Goldbergs and Schooled are currently airing on ABC. 

 

Murderbookpodcast.com

Biowave.com

 

Feb 25, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 71 - Listener Q and A
32:32

I asked for difficult questions, you delivered. 

My biggest mistake as a parent, and how I dealt/deal with it, and my biggest mistake as a SEAL, and the impact it had on my career. 

Why I feel like I was put on this earth to "fight," how one reconciles a calm demeanor with a "savage/kill" mindset.

Advice for keeping your ego in check. 

How to push through or keep going when you are at your lowest points. 

Enjoy. 

 

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Feb 18, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 70 - Brian Chontosh and John Dudley
01:33:18

This podcast comes to you from Texas, and an incredible hunting outfitter, CS Outfitters

Brian and John are both repeat guests, but this is the first time we have shared a hunting camp, and hunting experiences.  Many people think that hunting is solely comprised of killing, and they could not be further from the truth.  

In 2.5 days we busted our ass, walked, crawled, laughed, drank, and learned. I think it has to be experienced to truly be understood. 

Brian Chontosh is a retired Marine Corps officer, endurance athlete, and aspiring bow hunter.  You will get a glimpse into his character by reading his Navy Cross Citation

John Dudley is the creator and founder of Nock On Archery which in my opinion is the one stop shop for archery knowledge and equipment.  John has mentored me into bowhunting for the past 18 months, and now it is Brian's turn to learn from the master. 

Feb 04, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 69 - Jeff Provenzano
01:42:39

Jeff Provenzano is a professional skydiver, wing suit pilot, and BASE jumper with over 20,000 jumps. He is a current member of the Red Bull Air Force, traveling the world representing the sport of skydiving while shooting content for movies, sponsors, and executing demonstration jumps. 

Links to videos from the conversation: 

Fall Swoopers

Chain Reaction

NYC Wingsuit Flight

Thor

No parachute jump

Jan 28, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 68 - Toxic Masculinity and Mentoring
33:29

Not only does everyone seem to be talking about "Toxic Masculinity," I seem to be receiving multiple emails about it every day.  Full disclosure, I have not being paying much attention to the discussion, for the reasons I go in to detail during the episode. I'm not a fan of the term, or any term that is overused and under defined. 

If I had to pick one leadership style that is the most impactful, I would choose mentorship.  It is how I was shepherded from being a young punk in the Teams to an individual capable of operating with little to no oversight in high risk, high consequence environments.  I have been asked to create episodes on mentorship for young men and women, and the more thought I have put in to it, to the more convinced I am that they are not the target audience, the parents are. 

I close with my EDC and some food for thought when it comes to choosing to carry a concealed weapon. 

Here is the link to the full audio and video from the radio call in the podcast opening (it is not me in the call): 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WIsmvTtMNc

 

Jan 21, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 67 - Sean Evangelista
01:54:45

Sean Evangelista is the founder and owner of 30 Seconds Out, a commando inspired apparel brand.  In addition to running his apparel brand, he is a member of the Sun Valley Ski Patrol, and also happens to be a retired Navy SEAL with 20 years of service, including multiple combat deployments throughout the world. 

Sean and I served together, the night I was shot we were standing shoulder to shoulder.  As often happens, careers diverge and you lose touch with those you were once close to.  Although that night was nearly 15 years ago, this was the first conversation we have had discussing the events from each of our perspectives. 

We covered a good bit of ground in this conversation, from pre military to post, reflections on the highs and lows of a career, the impact of a kinetic career on family thoughts on limiting time in combat, and the importance of team and purpose. 

If you are interested in supporting Sean and his brand, check out: 

30 Seconds Out

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Jan 14, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 66 - Christmas/New Years/Kick off to 2019
52:38

This episode closes out my 2018, and launches me in to my 2019. 

The lessons I learned about humanity, the human psyche, psychology, and the human condition during my time as a BUD/s (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) Instructor, and how I implement them in my daily life.

2018 In review, goals and aspirations for 2019.  My thoughts on the departure of General Mattis, and an update on my BJJ journey. 

Enjoy

Jan 07, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 65- Evan Hafer and John Dudley
01:33:03

Evan Hafer is the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee.  Prior to his current role he spent twenty years serving this country, first as a Special Forces soldier (Green Beret), then as a contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, completing multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.  

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 bow hunters of all levels.  For the past year and a half I have been fortunate to conduct multiple hunts with him, and I am doing everything possible to draft off of his knowledge and experience. 

Dec 17, 2018
Cleared Hot Episode 64 - Ryan Michler
01:32:28

Ryan Michler is the founder/creator of Order of Man, a community and resource designed to help men improve every aspect of their lives from family, money, parenting, responsibility, etc.

I hear the term "toxic masculinity" frequently, and if I am being completely honest, I stop paying attention shortly after I do.  From my view in the cheap seats, it seems to be a blanket statement designed to shut down conversations, and it is extremely poorly defined. 

In this episode Ryan and I discuss why he chose to change the course of his life while working in the financial sector and devote his time and effort to creating Order of Man, and what he hopes it will become in the future. 

Order of Man

Dec 10, 2018
Cleared Hot Episode 63 - Fear and Doubt
01:13:52

In this episode I answer your questions from a diverse set of questions...

My thoughts on military personnel charged with war crimes, leadership styles and their positive and negative impact on small teams, finding inspiration, situational awareness (preparation vs. paranoia), handling fear and doubt, and of course an update on the BJJ journey. 

Thanks to everyone who reached out with questions, sorry if I didn't get the chance to answer yours, there will always be another Q and A. 

 

Dec 03, 2018
Cleared Hot Episode 61 - Q and A clean up
48:20

I am never able to answer all of the questions received, but I do my best to get to most of them.  This week was going to be an interview, but sometimes life gets in the way, so I called an audible and dove back in to some unanswered questions. 

Advice for your members of the military, or young men and women in general when it comes to "Paying your dues," Forgiveness vs. Revenge, How to find your purpose post military, struggling with how to deal