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"eddie gallagher" Discussed on First Class Fatherhood
"You came out of this now and unfortunately we're in this corona virus thing. Where we're all KINDA quarantined in lockdown. Here now so you guys been handling the whole Corona virus in the quarantine. You know we were. We're good. I mean I'm sure we go through the same Aches and pains as every other American out there. You were at least once a week once or twice a week. Where like all right? We're over this. You know we wanna go do stuff but you know we were making the best of it. It's the home schooling. My Wife's doing a lot of that and I think we both just appreciate having the kids. I mean it is what it is. You know. We can't do anything about it and just a appreciate having the kids at home. I like seeing them in their learning environment. And just how they process Sorta like inside what they're actually doing at school on their way and other than that. I mean we're doing good I got a Lotta time. I got a book on writing a book on exactly what happened so I get plenty of time to work on that mom just a you know we instead of sitting back and whining about it. We're taking advantage of it and looking for all the positive stuff that we can do during this. Yeah right on. I'm right there with you. Got Four kids myself. And we're we're really enjoying the families I mean I think there'll be a point down the line looking back at this when we're back into the rat race the real life where we're a world to saying man. I kind of miss that time where things were slowed down and we had that that moment together and speaking about the book anytime line on the book as far as yet title or when we expect to see in the title will be Demand the arena. And Right now. We're shooting for the to come out this fall. It has to go under a dod review process. Oh our hands are tied on our long. That takes but we're hoping it doesn't take too long. There's now classified stuff in there to them to scrub through so Yeah this all should be coming out. God willing and yet depth look for in the we have a website for it man in the arena. Obvious type that in or at Gallagher. The website will pop up. It'll will be updates now on. The book will actually like putting out chapters ahead of time so people can read and so find find out what really happened in the truth out definitely dropping a link in the description of this podcast episodes of your websites on my list here. She just tap a get over there and find out more about it and what about as far as other plans kind of or goals you have here for yourself now Eddie. Now that hopefully wants this is all said and done. What are you looking forward to for the future? So right now we're yours. We just are a nonprofit. Just got approved. Pipe Fitter Foundation and because of what we went through we. We didn't line curtain. In the justice system. The military that we did not know existed and just how corrupt and archaic it is in these needs reform There's a lot of lot of military members out there. Being treated wrongly. The rights are taken away just because they're in the military and it doesn't need to be that way so this by bitter foundation will support those people in the military law enforcement first responders And we know when they're unjustly accused and we will help them out Raise money for legal fees and whatever emergency stuff that family needs while they go through that stressful process of you know proving their innocence. Good stuff eddie. And witnesses all said and done. The book is finally written on this. What are you Kinda Hope? Is Your legacy here. That your kids will can look back and learn. See you know what it is that you're all what you've left behind year. Well I think for most you know. I want my kids to know that. Have love for country. Is You know important and to serve. Your country is a noble thing to do But also I want my kids to have a strong backbone just like my wife and I had this whole thing and stand up for what is right and you know if you believe in something you fight for it Even if the deck is stacked against you never back down. Never quit on. I definitely. That's the one thing I want my kids to learn and it on hoping is in the future that I can help other first responders. Military active duty veterans out and. That's that's the thing we want to give back and I cared deeply about the my community in the military is a whole. I want to help. Those people are out there fighting for us. At least you're back here at least you know. Help them fighting form. Yeah awesome well said one of the things I say it all the time and I. I'm so grateful that the seal community is out in the open where we have like civilians like myself have a chance to follow you guys on social media to read some of these books because you're mindsets are incredible and we're kind of in an age right now where the main slogan is. It's not my fault. It's somebody else's fault it seems like that's like the going rate of the mindset right now we need the mindset that you guys have. It's just incredible. What you guys are capable of and I love to see it. How do you feel Kinda like about the like the seal team and the shows and stuff like that and how they represent the seal community and do you watch any of those things honestly? I've never watched. I have watched seal team at all. you know. I know some guys at work on it But I just haven't taken the time to watch that show We've got actually a couple of times this past week. We were told you know we should try. Check it out. Maybe one day but the way I mean I think it's you know depends being in the military. You can pick any any movie of just like I'm sure any any person many job. They made a movie about. You could pick that apart. What Hollywood does to Hollywood? But I think they depict us They have a good. They depict us in Hollywood. I'd like to see a little bit more Realism just what the you know the struggles that the families go through being being part of the community and just what how much we weren't. We're not the only one sacrifice in going overseas. You know the kids need a mom at home where the data no data home whatever they have to put up with a of the Brunton free much. I'd like to see that depicted for sure all right last thing. I want to hear you would hear the I love to ask the dazzling to get on the podcast. What type of advice after the new dad or for that about to be father? Who's out there listening? Don't expect to know what all it's you're going to constantly be learning as you go just like you know no one has all the answers Just have confidence in yourself that you're GonNa do the right thing. Make sure you're you're putting your kids. I you know but also make time for yourself The having a newborn is it's a immunised as you know it's a tough thing But take the time to Have some alone time with your spouse. Go Out Because you need that because it can get very stressful on a marriage. When you're young you're constantly having to deal with the baby and everything and I think he time. Along with your spouse does a lot of the marriage and yeah and then they'd be a good example Set the example for your kids. B B. The person that you think they look at you as you know. Because they're watching everything you do even the little stuff and they're going to emulate it so just have that in the back of your mind very well said. I love the message. This has been an honor for me. I gotTa Say Anti Gallery Your First Class father all the way. Thank you so much to give me a few minutes. You time here first. Class father does honored to be appreciated. Who Back to wrap things up here on First Place Fatherhood. I got to give a special thank you once again to Eddie Gallagher for giving me a few minutes of his time here. There was such an honor. Please set me up on twitter. Guys me on Instagram. Let me know what you thought about. Today's episode always loved to read the feedback. And there. You have it. Fifty Navy seal interviews are now in the books and I've read just about every navy seal book there is. I'm so inspired and just amazed by these guys mentalities. I love speaking to them. It's been such a privilege for me. I hope you guys have enjoyed listening to all of the navy seal interviews and it will continue next week as returning to the podcast is former navy seal Craig Sawyer. Who's vets for child rescue? Just put out an awesome documentary contra land..
White House prepares to nominate Braithwaite as next Navy secretary
"Congress is gearing up for what could be another contentious confirmation hearing for a presidential nominee president trump says he plans to nominate Kenneth Braithwaite as navy secretary Braithwaite who presently serves as ambassador to Norway would replace Richard Spencer the president fired Spencer late November over his handling of navy seal chief Eddie Gallagher's war crimes case Braithwaite could have a tough confirmation following reports he failed to disclose a one year contract with Cambridge analytica as required in his government disclosure for Cambridge analytica shut down in two thousand eighteen following reports of misappropriated data from millions of Facebook users and flooded voters with misinformation in support of the Donald Trump campaign Linda Kenyon
Trump Moves Ahead with Plan to Nominate Kenneth Braithwaite for Navy Secretary
"President trump says he plans to nominate Kenneth Braithwaite as navy secretary Braithwaite who presently serves as ambassador to Norway would replace Richard Spencer the president fired Spencer late November over his handling of navy seal chief Eddie Gallagher's war crimes case Braithwaite could have a tough confirmation following reports he failed to disclose a one year contract with Cambridge analytica as required in his government disclosure for Cambridge analytica shut down in two thousand eighteen following reports of misappropriated data from millions of Facebook users and flooded voters with misinformation in support of the Donald Trump campaign Linda Kenyon
Trump's former Navy Secretary Richard Spencer will endorse Mike Bloomberg for president
"President trump's former navy secretary Richard Spencer announced he is supporting Mike Bloomberg for the democratic primary Spencer was fired by the president for his handling of the controversial case of navy seal Eddie Gallagher Spencer did not go quietly and said he doesn't think the president understands the definition of a war fighter in his endorsement of Bloomberg Spencer says he is the quote utmost confidence that the former New York City mayor will faithfully execute his duty as
"eddie gallagher" Discussed on Cleared Hot
"Concern because there's a lot of Platoon chiefs out there. That are walking on eggshells making sure they don't WanNa upset the heard or else I'm going to be. You WanNa goes away I saw flavor ahead conversations with buds instructor when I was there and I assume that our instructors had conversations about us but I I would talk with them about the things that I had seen from the students because I had students roll their eyes at me and it. It took me while to catch it because I could never imagine doing that myself as a student because I was terrified of the instructors and then a few times there was some audible. Air Leaks is like what as soon as I recognize that I had tools at that point which looked exactly like hazing utilize them and immediately the address that but I wondered if the generation of people that put me through training thought the same thing looked at us and said these fucking nitwits like who are who are these people look they must have just been playing video games. You know or I don't know it's it's I'm almost positive. Thought that about like they had to it. I think each generation is I look at my own kids. I'm like Oh my God. You're doing what I did. But you're taking it to the next level because you have other tools are able to do that. I think it's and that I think is is where that that value of leadership and understanding and having a direction or a vector for the community that should never deviate from it has to maintain in the otherwise the community will in fact be lost. And I've always said to people you know the standard is what's important when you start moving the standard yes. You're on the long road to hell. I guess that's that's the best way to put it. You like there was a standard and you should be held to that standard and it should not be adjusted to the individual. Well as soon as you do that. It's no longer objective. Subjective standard either. Yeah that's correct. It's gone so but now I mean dude I don't have you've any I love to seal team's I still. I love all the guys that are there. I mean that's what I came from. And that's I mean I still love it. I love the community and I'm I'm my goal you know and it's a hard it's a hard thing to do is to represent it. The best way I can when I'm out and not Like you said be one of those guys that's Now representing it properly and having guys that are active being like you know what is he doing. which is I mean? I think that's you'll never be perfect because there's going to be people fuck that guy and the other ones you know. Stay true to your. That's the only advice that I would have is stay true to yourself because that's exactly the litmus test I use them I always tell oh people I'm you know I'm sure I have mortal enemies in the seal teams and people ask me about my career on average but the reality is I can't answer that because my peers get to judge me yet. They're telling you that I'm a piece of shit. You should probably listen to them. You know exactly and you know. And that's that's just the way it is and I tell people this I like the community. Eighty is like so it's very toxic in that way to where it's one of the most difficult environments to work in our own own. Oh my God but we also love them. And that's why we eat our own. I don't know how to describe it. I don't either like it's it's toxic to a point but it that toxicity any works also to where it makes guys work harder but like you can ask three individuals what they think about me or anything but I guarantee you. I'll get to answers like oh that guy is freaking awesome. do or he's a piece of shit I know for a fact I've piss people off unintentionally but there's no asshole so it's like yeah and you might have called me on a bad day and if that was your only exposure yeah I guess what. I'm a piece of shit and your mind. Yeah I'm sorry and try not to be like okay like if that's what you think about me Then that's what it is but Yeah I I mean I have no I love the community and say very tankful that That I found it at an early age and I was I had good morals going into it and I just feel like I was surrounded for the most part by some amazing people that were very formative informative time in my life and they had an amazing impact for sure. It's a it's something that always look back on and I don't know maybe you won't feel feel this or maybe other people don't but I feel a burden to still constantly do the best that I can to represent that world because you will always be known as the Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher. And that's and that's all my shoulders as well and it's not like something that I wanted. And that's that's the other thing that came out of this is like obviously this was thrust upon me. I'm my face is everywhere I mean just walking through show I probably took thirty pretty pictures with people and I'm I'm grateful for it all like I'm the support and everything. It is what it is but a I'm representing the community and I'm GonNa Continue to represent the best way I know how and I don't want to. You know. Shame it or deface it in any way of so people can be like. Oh well that's seals are like. I wanted to do the best. We can continue to try and do that but like you said also be myself. And that's I'm not gonNA apologize for how I am. So how does the the conviction on the one charge impact your life because it was a military conviction. So how does that translate over at all to the world. So it's pretty much like a misdemeanor but there is no record of it anywhere in like a civilian stories there from my understanding and this is where it gets skewed because its military justice don't like if I was to apply I four a security clearance again right which I probably will. They'll ask you. Have you ever been convicted of anything that will that call yes. I was convicted of imposing with a picture but yep it's public knowledge and everything so it it won't affect I mean anything really into that I won't have any my the rights taken away still vote to own a gun. You think there was anything wrong with posing in that picture like at a conceptual level. Yeah Yeah I would agree. I agree because if the tables were turned an isis was posing with one of us we would lose her shit and it's an I don't deny that and I never denied I never tried to defend myself from it like Oh i. Shouldn't you know I did it. You know at the end of so at the trial when they convicted me for it I had a chance to get up in front of the jury and sort of I guess how they said to like explain myself so I can get try to lessen the charge interesting. Yeah it's something you can get up and be like you know I I did. I took the picture her. Please don't you know But I got up there and I was like I did take the picture. I'm not defending that. I've made plenty of mistakes in my career and I've always learned from them and this was a mistake and I guarantee I've learned my lesson from this from everything I've went through. I was in prison for nine months and I know it was the wrong thing to do. And Yeah I mean and that was it. It's it's just But that's something that I did and I'm not GonNa but I'm also not going to beat myself up over it. Don't let your mistakes to find your life because I would get absolutely nowhere if I had every single one of my mistakes in front of me. That's probably the best advice I can give you as you're moving forward. One thing I try to do is not let my time in the community. Define me either. I tried to march away from it. We will never escape it. Anybody who's held that title or has been pinned without will always be you're going to get introduces A. Here's my navy. Seal Buddy yeah. I held the number one. So there's never going to go away but again. This is only my opinion. I'm not speaking for the community. All the people that I see who derive their entire identify from that. Have the most difficult time moving on Because they every step they take away from it they wanted to just follow along with them and the reality is like. I'm so antiquated when it comes to be in a team guy at this point like I'm check out. Yeah like I don't know what's going on I'm not I don't have my bags packed anymore. In my plate carrier ready to get on the big guys are up to. I hope they're doing awesome. They are and every step. We take along the way. The best thing that I can do is to try to do the best I can Dan to portray what people think. A seal is because it's so wildly different than what most guys actually are And then just ice consistently just try to find another way to not be. Hey this is eating navy seal buddy. It'd be like Hey. Oh this is that you need my buddy. Who's got is like? That's my favorite introduction. See Yeah it takes time and you know it's funny like US brought up. You know the my my bags aren't packed. Or that's like I think what I'm seeing right now. I'm home I'm learning to like it's I was was telling my wife because I'm like this is not because like I'm actually unpacking my bag and moving into the house like I never done this. I've always had a bag which I where am I close out of the first year for me I think was the toughest especially going from an occupation where you can make the news to watching the news and having zero impact. Yeah you just sit there and you're like it drove me nuts. Because I knew the guys that were still in that rotation the twenty four month chunks. Just you know Pro-death Pro-death you lt sit deploy and they're just going and going and going and it used to be right there and that's the only place that I wanted to be and I was just on the sidelines and like fuck my life. How do I what do I do? Now Yeah and I do that. Well I think that's the other thing I definitely don't have that training like I. I'm not like oh I wish I was back in because I'm definitely glad that I'm out I. It's like a big breath of fresh air. I just feel like this freedom and then I can go pursue whatever I want and I think I've found. I mean the good the thing about this too. That happened is I have a purpose now to where I mean. I'm starting a nonprofit. That should be coming out Hopefully within the next month we're waiting on which starting a nonprofit is the biggest pain in the ass but waiting on like irs approvals and everything about I'm going to be Helping guys out there putting my position And there's guys out there right now that are being charged with murder from SPEC OPS communities that Argo yard been the same almost the same story and I want I want them to Bring awareness to it and also come to their AIDS. Their families aid because because we we went through all that. And I'm telling you what that's probably the most stressful experience one of the most stressful experiences. A family can go through and we had tons of support. I mean that was the huge thing is like the the American people that like came to our aid or just like stood up and got behind us. And they don't know me from Adam and that I mean I need to pay it forward. That's that just can't be one of those things right left it like. Oh well all right like I need to pay that forward somehow and I think I'm I'm trying to figure out the best way to do that. And you know the nonprofit is definitely one of them and then also partnering up with these veteran companies like nine line black rifle and just I think the big. He's taking care of these guys when they get out as well. I mean that's that's a huge thing for me Like we're talking about the guys. Having these problems. Transitioning not uncommon the more common than uncommon. I would say yeah. I think it is more common than uncommon that guy's having trouble and there's organisms out there that's helping them but I think we could do better and hopefully you can always move the Rockford man. Yeah where could people find you and support you. So the nonprofit is called the Piper Foundation And that will be up and running hopefully like I said About a month and a half they can go to my instagram. which is me and my wife's Graham Idiot Andrea a damn near passed the first message that you send me 'cause I was just like I don't even that is yeah? I wish I switched over. You're from me and my wife share it now. which is that's another huge.
"eddie gallagher" Discussed on Cleared Hot
"I sat in office not doing much for about a month and a half Kinda just in limbo Then I was asking what you know I went and talked to the chief of trade. It was like hey you know what's going on. Why is this happening? He's like I can't talk to you about anything thing but if you did what they say you did you need to own up to it and I was like what are they saying did. It's tough to yeah and I was was like you can't say a statement like that to me without. I don't know what I did and I didn't do anything wrong. He's like well. I'm not talking to you about it. I was like all right now then from there. They sent me over to log logs zoo to sit in an office. And that's when one day I went in and They NCIS was waiting for me at work. They handcuffed me in front of everybody. brought me to interrogation room Across thirty seconds street and You you know brought me in the interrogation room and they were like you know you know why ause like Nope you've been accused of war crimes We just WanNa hear your side of the story. I was like Nope I want my lawyer. I'm not talking to you They're like okay and they walk left the room and left me never seven hours while I was in they were reading my house My wife wasn't home. They assaulted my house with probably fifteen dudes full kit. pulled my youngest August Sun out. WHO's watching cartoons at gun? Point and my oldest son out in their underwear and then proceeded to just lay siege to my house. A take everything I didn't even know that. NCIS had kit and this is the funny part is the only reason they were allowed to do that is because they had to go get an FBI agent. I want to sort of be adult in the room and so to oversee. Yeah and yeah they have everything my wife ended up coming home in the middle of it They try to interrogate her. They were like you know your husband's a murderer shoes like like hooghly murder she. They were like Isis and she was like good like that's what his job like. I don't understand but they wouldn't explaining to her. I came home after that. And after I mean after that. That's when it's SORTA got road. I definitely real. I was like this. Did they let you go after that. Seven hours yeah so they let me out of the office. I had no idea they did that to my house was so today arrest you or did they just detained me. Just put me in that room and then shut it. And I couldn't get out I was just sitting in that room for seven hours. Okay Every once in a while they opened the door I you know. Do you need to be like now. No one. Can I leave like oh just one second. They did not come back I went home after I got let out. Obviously I had everything taken and we my wife would just like. We were in shock. I went to the command the next day. Talk Up to the group one master chief and was like hey like what my house just got rated. My kids got pulled out a gun point. Please tell me what's going on and he was. I can't talk to you about it and here sinus paper. You're not picking up. I was like well. I'm like I'm not. What am I being charged with? What am I in trouble for I? I won't talk to you about it. Nobody would say a word they were like. You just need to sit here and see where this thing goes. CBS would the paperwork. Say about the e eight today. said that I could put it on once. The investigation was over so basically it was on hold. Yeah which I never put it back on so you had already been rocked free. Yeah Okay Yeah. He probably had been getting paid yet. How'd you know the military? Yes for those of you listening. The military will advance you in rank but not pay you exactly. You have the requisite responsibility authority but not the money they can pay with it. And it's not actually official until you're pay hits which can take up to a year correct year and a half some time yes. I always thought that the premature fracking was an interesting one. Definitely is so. Yeah that was like the Star I mean start of everything thing and then I had moved my family shortly after that to Florida because we were planning on retiring anyways. And that's what we're gonNA live. Move them out there and then I was is planning on. Geo batching My last year until I got out flew back. When did you make the decision to get my definite? The decision was when my house got raided. I was like after the command. It was definitely pushing towards. I don't want to be around when the command completely started this shunning. Me and wouldn't talk to me. I was like okay. I don't I just was it was disheartening. Just not it's it's just. It's a weird feeling like wires wires every turn their backs on me like I. Haven't I had pretty good career and a pretty decent reputation of to that point and I was like. Why isn't anybody anybody looking at this from a different standpoint you know but Yeah at once the house right. I was like that's it. I'm I'm I'm getting out. You don't retire and I had actually started working towards retirement. Bright when I sort of like started decide and I was going to retire tire so I went to like the honor foundation. And that's when I reached out to. Actually they reach out to me which the GBI was like. Hey if you're going to get out and I was like okay. I started going through that process. After I moved my family to Florida I came back and went to Naiko to get just assessed zest before I went there as well. Let's actually did the vast majority of my paperwork. That's and that's the reason I was like because I'm sure just like you didn't have very much a medical record the report. Yeah I literally went. I was five days from getting out of the navy and the doctor said I am not signing his burleigh because it just didn't it and I was so pissed at now. I'm so thankful I was like I have plans. It's he's like yeah. They just changed but I was able to get a one year extension because the officer detailer was a guy that I had worked with and it came back around and we always had a good relationship. And he's like yeah. Hold on the second CH- yeah. Neko save me the best medical treatment I've ever received and that's yeah and I so I when I went there it was intrepid spear which just like a branch off and then Pendleton. I mean I was getting a lot out of it I went. You know. There's a lot of like granola stuff they do there. I went in there with the attitude. Like dude I'm GonNa Gonna put everything into this. Were you commuting or staying on staying so I was staying with Fisher House there okay. That's the exact same setup that I did in Bethesda okay so I was waking up going there all day. You didn't like the finger painting if we didn't so we did. Did you. Finger painting we actually did on the Mehtab Bell like which is actually pretty sick. Steel cast. We really went and designed it. That's bullshit we made a paper machine mask. They stepped it up since then. Like the music Meditation do that like they had us play instruments even though that we do Meditation and I just would nap. There's amazing talking me through relaxed. I was like Oh Awesome Matt and they just yeah they had a lady in there. Yeah I mean it was. It was good I I was getting a lot out of it and honestly like there was a lot of stuff there. You know you start you now looking back on your career and you like okay. Yeah I was exposed to this list. which is you? Don't think about it when you're going through But then two weeks into that. The command came there and handcuff me and the commanded Yep so the my actually my prior. Sea showed up. He was a mass ass. Chief picked up shows up to as I was in the middle of meditation. And they're like. Hey you need to come to this office when you talk to you real quick and and I was like okay over there. Like yeah. We're taking you to the brig and Dow's like what they Redo your rights right there in remote rights. They were like it's they showed me paperwork. It's been signed off by the admiral and by the Commodore that we need you to take the break I was like. Can you explain to me why I'd not doing it. Like what am I going to the break for now. We don't know we just have orders to take you. They handcuffed me. Put Me in a van and ah drop me off at the brig and that was it. I was in there for almost nine months. Assuming you got legal representation immediately. I had so I have legal representation before that I had because when the When I was told I was under investigation? I had talked to another teammate. That who was also under investigation. So I went right to him was like what do I do and he was like. You need to contact a lawyer and just having on standby so. We had a sibling. who wasn't like pain yet but he was? He knew like what was going on. So Oh I got to the break they allow you one five minute phone call before they you they put me in a was it a isolation for seventy two hours. Is that standard. No I was. I was treated like Jason Bourne when I showed up there. So the the break that went on Miramar Air Station and it's mainly houses. It's like eighty five percents Sexual soult awesome people so it's all pedophile raping suck. Yeah so it's all from all branches of the military. It's a Veteran there so when I showed up they first thing they ask me like. Do you know why you're here. You know why you're coming here. Unlike now. Do we need what. What do you think you're here for and I was like? That's a bizarre question and I was like. I don't know killing Isis. There's a joke they're like yeah. That's exactly what you're here for. I was like okay I just this is a stupid as it. Sounds all right and.
"eddie gallagher" Discussed on Cleared Hot
"I think just the integrating with them and the the personalities of that platoon were just ones that I had not seen in any previous platoons. They were just very different. And it's hard to describe And I don't I hate using the word like millennial entitled Mindset because it's that I feel like you say that you were sort of blankets dating anybody from that age but they definitely I mean some of these guys had that just this no. You can't tell me nothin like you know I don't do anything wrong I mean I had guys get safety violations during workup and they would I mean or like argue with trade it like I know I didn't you know and and you know I dude just signed the Chit and move on like a- actually create more of a problem for yourself if you sit there and you try to create a problem for the platoon because now it's like this. Platoon has an attitude but all in all no like yeah sixteen guys. I'm assuming it was around eighteen. I think so probably third. Oh we had to JOE's and then my wife does yourself so you had fourteen guys underneath. What was the average experience level? Those fourteen guys Three platoons none the no combat experience except my l. Peo Who ended up going to another platoon during the deployment Because catoon chiefs got shot but We're they deployed to they Guam. Then they did an Afghan deployment but they literally. They didn't they didn't do anything. Probably were restricted in what they could. Yeah and that's not their you know they didn't have a very connecticut busy deployment and that's an interesting desire right. I and I cautioned guys. Be careful what you wish for. Because sometimes you have an incredibly kinetic deployment and you come home light on the headcount and yeah if you have one that is not incredibly Connecticut you come back full. I'm headcount so guys I saw guys and I recognize it in myself right. That rushed to try to like okay. I need to I want to do the job trained to do. I WanNa prove myself and then later my career I was like you know I need to be careful what I wish for. Yeah I mean and that's I I think that's part of maturing in the job you know when you're young you're like yeah I want. Give me to combat you always have that mindset. I said even when you're older you're like I WANNA go to combat combat point and that's what you should be you know like you're better at it the experience in the maturity and I mean I. Ah I describe it to people often as a lot of it is pattern recognition you just like. Oh I've seen this before or certain behaviors n you have the Rolodex of experience. It makes you appear sometimes as if you're making decisions rapidly you just recognizing patterns sem over and over again. It's funny that you bring that up because that's where where I think. What are the problems came into play? That's part of the some of the issues. I was having so like I said you know. We got unemployment And and I it was a chaotic deployment like going out every day which was also an issue so we worked our asses off for six months. I mean we we had you know some days off due to weather or whatever but it was never like a lull but I had split the platoon up because I didn't need to take the whole platoon out every day uh-huh so I gave one squad to go back to reveal and have a week off rest and refit and then they would come and switch out with the squad that went out that week so that way they were getting going to work best rotation yes and then myself and the oh I see were there the whole time. How experience was your so? I was actually really his proctor and buds He had done to rotations as a jail van and also augment And he was like I couldn't have asked for a better. I see he. He was awesome just knew his role. new my role and we never there was never are any conflict and we were able to like talk things out and you know he definitely looked to my experience and was like okay. That's the call then. Let's do it that way. I always found that relations. I guarded myself against that relationship because of the guys I went to Afghanistan understand with now one. I met them which I don't remember meeting them. Because you see so many students is a buzz and start doing like you remember. Put through buzz like no. I don't I don't remember you. It's a good thing Like I'm sorry I'm not trying to be a dick. I saw three hundred dollars this year. You were one of them. But I always it always guarded myself with the Relationship with somebody. I put through training because of the way that they view you because I remember the way that I view my instructors and like they walked on water. Yep I never got to serve with them as most of them actually looking back I think a lot of them were more on there. It was more of a twilight. I think for a lot of the guys that put me through. They were awesome. No combat experience for any of them. But we're amazing. Amazing Yeah but I remember it was just a relationship that I was always super careful with because of the fact that you had a molding role all in their pipeline into the community was something that was always cautious and cognitive of. Yeah no that's that's definitely true. There look especially if you with their instructor there. Yeah they're looking at you at a different light and if you're in a position where decisions need to be made and you you're experienced vastly outweighs theirs. Yeah it's it's a I've seen it where that relationship is. I don't want to say manipulated but I also don't know the best word for it in calls were made. That shouldn't have been By somebody who was junior but the senior person didn't WanNa push back because of where they held that person in their own mentally out space. It was just it was something. I'm always interested in Eh when people enter into that dynamic. 'cause you're like Ooh you gotTA careful. Oh Yeah for sure. And I mean that's why I felt like honestly flee like pretty blessed with Jake just the good relationship that we ask. 'cause I've seen I mean if toon chief in don't get along that's terrible that trickles rickles down will tune and that just messes everything up So we had a good relationship Going into the deployment. The guys started about halfway through. Start complaining about going out too much. You know this. They weren't complaining to me. It was you know this little Scuttlebutt or wherever you want to call it or not and that's normal as well like you guys bitch to bitch and that's what I took it as I was like all right these guys are just because we were living in crap like we're told via style wasn't great it's a Spartan Spartan lifestyle. Yeah and that's and I'm fine with that I think a lot of these guys were not They were complaining about living conditions that they weren't able to work Out A lot worked at zero times limit. And that's like the first two months in Bihar when we took over. We were still shitting buckets. And I would leave. Water jugs like that out in the sun and then at nighttime and just go like it's sport and conditions T- rats. Let's get some foot bread. I stopped eating that in two thousand and four advocate violently. Ill and seeing that. They made it with their feet. That was it I would rather et Bihar. We had. We were pretty much. That was it for a while. We're like I didn't like it either but I was like dude. I'm GonNa Starve so I just the beaten it there We have these guys. You know. Just no complaints but to me. It seemed like normal complaints but I guess has to them. It was I mean they were. They were pissed. I guess about going out every day with a pissed about going out or were they pissed about the mission they were. I think a little bit of both the mission set was not a nail special permission set. It was definitely a conventional missions. Asian Sami we were driving during the day. right into it no no Concealment and we don't know element of surprise. It was driving Matt. Bees like like here. We are But that was just the GIG. I mean there was no way around it. We couldn't do night ops Really because it wasn't allowed or just that we didn't adviser and we weren't allowed to go out with eyesore as ours essentially overhead sensor of some kind Predator reaper drone Yep Yep And then also what I noticed is you know we would go up to these I would I go. Stakeout some sniper. Oh ps each day and and then bring the guys up to them with the Obviously the sniper rivals Gustafson Jabs and sort of affect the battlespace. The best we could from there And and yeah every once in a while we'd have to trade shots with Isis. And they was there was a lot of like Oh shit like now. We're we're getting shot at a real And it's not the first time I've seen it. You know from you guys get shot at some guys take it one way or like all right here we go and then some guys lake and you know Oh shit. This is not what I was expecting. And there's nothing wrong with that either but these guys I don't think they were ready for it and that's hard to say for me because I mean everyone thinks. Oh you're seal. That's what's expected of you. These guys just not that easy to pack. No and the I don't. I don't think these guys were mentally ready for what that kind of deployment that's a deficiency see in the training that they were getting like the realism perspective or the difficulty. You know what I've had to sort of like the first time I've been asked that and you you know like oh well you know the training wise unlike now the training still the same trainings. Just just as good You can go through four work ups Or you will ever go to combat. You don't do Guam deployments. Be The best operator. Doing yellow. T. Kick ass at everything everything and you can still go to combat zone and.
"eddie gallagher" Discussed on Cleared Hot
"I liked it. I think it was my most rewarding tour to be honest because you get to mold. The people that are coming through the rewarding part is like having a guys up to me afterwards and saying like how much they really like respect on respect to instructor and what you know that they looked up to you you and it was it was good Very tiring You know definitely not a shore duty that you think of like a break as they call it. Yeah Yeah. It's funny that they do they. Some people look at it as a break. Yeah it's we're specifically I face to you that's just a grind as by design. We all went through obviously and then from there So you picked up your knees six at that point because you said you did your LPN after that. Yup so now I went jumped into a platoon at seven just as a shooter e six shooter shooter backdraft Ghanistan To Taryn cow did the commando mission And then came back from there. And that's when the next rotation Komo Pio Yup and then L. P. O. right to your chiefs right A.. Platoon chief so you both at seven. The chief okay. How many of the guys from the tour did you end up working with on the chief you've to her just the one I brought one guy over with me okay? So they switch me. I jumped around three to platoon so I did the one as an e. six shooter in Delta And then went to Charlie Mel Peo- got assigned to Alpha For the chiefs chief. Yeah I'm so I didn't know anybody in that platoon except except for one one guy in there and so I was like hey I want to bring over a familiar face at least so I took one of the new guys from my last platoon. Why he was really medic? Just like hey you wanna jump you know. You're coming over with me. I I actually tried to take a couple more but the Massachusetts like now you're not stacking them. You're not going to so full workup cycle. Then and then just straight over to Iraq did the full work up the whole gamut up sit and then them yeah Iraq. Yeah and then so you guys were disaggregated from the leadership element to you guys were all these are sock. Okay hundred there so yeah interesting. Yeah we ourselves and another platoon Where detached from seven Felony Marsa Command pretty much will work for them? The old appointment which wasn't it was interesting But the good the cool thing about that is I knew the. CEO of more sock was actually at one eight. When I was a Cormon? And that's an interesting turn of events yup and me and was like Holy Shit you you actually became c you know and so we got along real. Well I I got along with Marsa guys just awesome. That's due to my primary inexperience. I know how to act around him. What they what they want and you know what they like? There's less of a rivalry than I think. People from the outside WanNa believe that there is. I think nine eleven there might have been some colored fighting going on like we're red and green and blue and now it's like. Hey Dude we're all the same spot. Nothing but phenomenal experiences with no same here. I mean I love being around Marines. They're yeah they're awesome and even like you know as I've had great experiences with them Same your you know you just like. I'm sure they wanted to seals. Are you know not the greatest or like you know. They described the community as a bell curve as any community is for you know Because people will look at development group and they'll think it's a unique Unicorn as well. No it's a bell curve you're GonNa have the eighty percent. The ten percents incredibly high performers and even the most high performing team has the bottom ten percent period and that bottom ten percent might be better than all of their peers and any other perspective but in comparison to who they're working with they still suck and that's just the way it works with every team exactly so yeah and unfortunately you know perception is reality. So you guys work with the bottom ten percent of our community. That's the I don't blame people when they have bad experiences with seals and I don't because is the worst experiences I've ever had have been with suits and on the other side of that coin the best experience ever had. I talked about this a lot when I speak about leadership's like listen the best leaders that I've ever been around. Were hands down in the community and I took as many lessons from them as I possibly could and the worst leaders. Yes that I've ever been around. who were had the biggest egos the most amount of Hubris You know just these over inflated sense of Self Worth Theology understanding we're also wearing exactly the same uniform and I took a lot of notes from that exactly. That's and that's important. That's I mean that's how I've looked at my whole career. There is. I mean I've had just like you said all some leaders also platoon chiefs also Moise's I've also had some not so good ones but honestly like I learned from both and I found it easier to learn from the ones that I actually ended up hating because the train wreck for me is easier to identify than the extremely good leader got damaged. How did you do do that? Yeah whereas the dude who's coming off the rails like Oh don't do that yeah exactly. Yeah it's it's been that way been easier for me to identify that from the beginning but yeah it's I try to tell people that I just try to be honest about my experience because I made so many mistakes and they probably outnumber my successes and I have learned so many good lessons but I saw so many bad examples two. It's not people I think often think it's this. Utopia yes not no and that's and that's what you know it's hard to explain to. People was not hard. It's almost like being true. You know being truthful listen. We're all all like human beings just like a real. Everybody makes mistakes. We're not this like like said Utopia of every you know we're like these you know everybody's perfect and everybody you know would hold ourselves this this high standard of reset that standard. It's that's not the case and the people make mistakes. I've I've also made tons of mistakes. I made mistakes on as a chief. This last between You know now and but that's how you become. A good leader is by making mistakes and learning from them and then the key is what you just said though learning from them. Yeah Yeah you the the worst leaders that I've been around I would say if they had one quality in common was this seemingly inability to learn from their mistakes like dude. You just did that a week ago and we told you not to do that. Well they have to admit that they made a mistake. I you know which is also another common trait of a poor leader. Yeah ability ability. They're never wrong. And that's but that's like I think the biggest trait you can have my always puts us out to my guys. The best trait you can have in. This community is being humble humility. Eighty out of anything else as long as you're you know humble about stuff and you have the humility and can at times say like. Hey I'm not good at this. Can you step up and help me. I mean even when I was a platoon chief I went through mops and I was like single block at least favourite block Jack same here and I followed by shortly thereafter closer diving. Yes so I pulled them all in and I was like listen. This is not my bread and butter. I'm GonNa need you guys is to like help me carry the load a little bit And helped me make calls on this and this is just not something I mean. I don't consider myself not that. I'm an expert or anything but this is definitely not not one of the things that I'm a great and they you know it's funny the way you know they look at you like how can admit that. And you're like I don't care like this is the collective knowledge is more powerful than individual knowledge anyway. Yeah you know again. Another trait of great leaders. I've been around is. They don't have any problem soliciting for information or the best ones they just basically are very aware of their weaknesses and they staff people who are better than them like. Hey I suck this but you're awesome. That guess what you're in charge yet. So they staffed after weaknesses and then they just managed the team like they're supposed to and it's like Jesus. Christ you're unstoppable. That's probably one of the most effective traits that I've seen and it's yeah. Yeah I wish it was repeated more often that is I would say common but not incredibly common. No it's not my experience It's It was a tough leadership to pointers LASCO for sure. What were the issues that you're facing the guy so we did really well and you will T- Stands for Unit level. We should probably breakdown alright. So to to your cycle plus or minus generally and when I went through was usually six months of the individual schools Yup professional development professional development six months of of the U. L. T. generally training and then what comes after that. Sit Sit individual. I was just thinking the other day. I know the tea is training. Yeah it is pretty much where you the platoon puts on their own training for six months. creates their own Training trips and pretty much. It's their time to build up on what they need to work on from workup or you wealthy. And then you deploy for generally sex. So that's your if you were to cookie cutter which is not always like that. Like the one in two thousand and ten was like ten months Leo Cookie Cutter Back and it's it's essentially a way I think for the training detachment to schedule. Their training manage their personnel. So it's these six month chunks and everybody lines up through that training then you go out the door you come back and basically oftentimes. We'll help you. People will disappear. Yup New leadership comes in specifically at the team. Level like co OPS. All those guys gone new people come in and you restart the process ad. Nauseam your career. If that's the way you and it goes by quick yeah it's because you are just grinding it out. Con Squadron Integration Training. That's nailed it. Does that estimate for couldn't figure it out either. It's like yeah squad got it. Yeah Yeah so Yeah what challenges challenges were you facing because there's challenges obviously at every work. Did you notice something drastically different in that versus your previous now. Like I honestly honestly we I think the guys themselves stepping into that platoon That a lot of those older guys e six has had been together for three platoons tunes which is not uncommon. Dan as a new platoon. Chief coming in. is also not uncommon..
"eddie gallagher" Discussed on Cleared Hot
"He had you know ragtop convertible and somebody had broken in like ripped the canvas and stole all uniform everything so we showed up to benning. This is actually pretty funny. We stopped off at a One of those army surplus stores bought just like some jammies. Because we're like. Hey we're going to get you know you get something. So the first day I'm standing there and formation no-name tapes is no nothing just blank canvas. Camby's my hair was definitely long. Yeah you know and this black hat was like just stopped right in front of me and he was like like what the fuck he's like who's Chuck Norris just from that point on. I was getting reams the whole the whole time there but it was a good time. What she probably went through? Buds is at least an e four Where you really? Yeah how long have you been in for Four years they were holding you up. I got busted down. What did you get A? That's actually a pretty funny story too. I was In Norway we're doing cold weather training there and We had a new lieutenant that was in charge the sniper platoon and in the marines like lieutenants snipe. They assigned him eight. You're going to be officer this platoon. He had no idea. How would be a sniper or anything like that and and none of the guys liked him and he definitely Did Not like me. I mean he would rag on me all the time just because I was in the navy. Typical marine squid. Bobo like so. We got one day liberty out in Norway and this is this is pretty funny they were like okay. You guys go out into town You know you're being backed by eighteen. Eighteen hundred zero seven and of course. What's the first thing we do to open bar and the funny thing is they? Don't serve beer until I think it was like passing noon. But you can drink all the hard liquor you want. That's a completely backwards. Yes and approach exactly and it did not do. I mean we buy by like three and a half noon. We were all blacked out drunk while the lieutenant had tagged along with us and started getting real mouthy with me Just you know picking on me and the guys platoon were like threatening them like. Did you keep them ragging on them. We're going to beat your ass We know 'cause they liked me a lot wasn't till we got back to camp. He We stopped at Burger King on the way back when we were in a bus and he had reached over in the bus and taking my burger out of my hand and unlike bit into it right in front of me I stood up and open hand smacked him took the Burger back. And obviously that do not go over well came to my tent told me to show up at the JOCK. I went there and there was a bunch of other senior. Enlisted guys in officers and they're just having beers. This guy then went to proceed. Tell them all he was going to fight me that I had struck him And meeting you got like under sitting there like this dude is out of his mind but but you know I'm following orders. He ordered me to stay there. You rest the officers left there like we don't want any part of this. Yeah they took off. I Watch watch this guy. call the medicine tiny station. Tell him he's about to bring a body there after he beat me up. And that's when I got real nervous I was like this guy's crazy. We stepped outside and I- beaten every living shit out of them the next day the colonel calls me and was like eight. You struck officer but the thing that's saving us every others you know senior enlisted officer saw what happened so I'm just GonNa bust you and that's it which still isn't an awesome deal for you know but that's that's the military career like I got it at that I was still young enough to I was like okay. Oh Yeah so so you WANNA battle that you lost the war. Yeah so yeah so yes. I was three and buds which would probably better? It was honest unless you have on your helmet and buds the better off you are. Oh Oh I definitely learned that five just getting yes if you have a bar any type of Chevron it's like as an instructor it's just gravitates your you know your attention attention. Goes they've got a target on you. Yeah and that was. I picked up before etta buds and then I think I picked up e five pretty quick out of eighteen delta graduated their courses. What is it six eight six to eight that yeah yeah? That was the hardest course of been too because because that has the component. Where you you guys go ride the ambulances and at the end? Yeah which is actually really cool part That's hands on your medicine. You know live training raining when I went down to Tampa and got to work. You pretty much go in every day we work twelve hour shifts. It's tiring but You get to do whatever whatever in that hospital and I mean I think I delivered like nine babies really show some reason. I got a kick out of that I was like to. This is awesome like delivering. Bring a baby into this world. The cool part was they bring you in when this poor ladies and labor like hey this is You Know Spiel Speech Gallagher. Like he's trying to do you mind if he helps you know at that. They'll she's like I don't give a shit. Yeah get us out of me. They reached that point where nothing matters anymore. Except for ejecting injecting the child and I don't blame them at all having seen it firsthand. I was like Oh oh you're a different breed human being. Oh Yeah Yeah. Yeah so yeah I was I. I just made my rounds air and it was awesome. All the hands on I got two chest tubes. Quakes everything and then you also you split your you a week on week off so one week you work at the fire station go out them then you go back to the hospital so I mean that's good hands on rotation for sure it's the best training you can get hands down. I Maine and the army. I mean that's they do a kick ass job at training medics I mean which is what the goats and everything that we use the live tissue training. It's it's awesome and then were you a did you both east and West would you go after. Eighteen Delta team won did a couple -tations at one yup and then from there. I went to Buds as a first phase instructor. was there for about a year Screened given Went to green team got dropped during the secrecy portion. That's definitely where I wanted to be screened about a week. After I got dropped again it came back and they were. They were super cool During my interview that time they were just like listen. You Yeah you can come back for sure but just not this next rotation skip some time in between. Yeah so they were like you know. Give it a year and a half at a short command. I was like no I WANNA go back I deploy again Go back to the team. Seven reached out and was like. Hey were were needing a medic. And we're going to Afghanistan was like I'm in so they'll just jumped into that and It just from there you know I always wanted to go back but I got picked up the opio next the next rotation stayed for that and then they were like A. We'll give you tune chief Called all cup. My buddies that were over there. It was like hey what do you think. And they were like dude take the platoon shady. Yeah because it gets tough if you go past that e seven Mark Yeah So they were like you. Just stay there. It's a garden. I made that choice and then yeah did the stingy last rotation. Yeah so when you got team won you were starting right off with going over to active warzone said went to Iraq so what year was that first one that was charged. Oh six okay and then probably another two year rotation time back Afghanistan. We're actually you guys relieved us In ten or you talk about three right I was at three four. Were the rotation there we got there and like Feb or March of two thousand ten. Yes Yep okay so we were coming in on top of you guys okay. I didn't realize yeah. Yeah Because that's how I I heard your name before Through a couple guys that worked with you instructor with awesome I was is limited duty officer heavy on the limited very light duty. But you know you're not supposed to be in a tactical leadership position. It's not it's not the design of that program. It's more just to take that enlisted experience in you. Know switch over to the war room and bring that into it but I checked into Team three because I literally went like September. Thirtieth was wearing regular crackerjack dress blues and and I like went to the exchange like does anybody know what uniforms officers wear and got US Khaki I had no additional training whatsoever. It just flipped over on October. First two thousand eight and then they sent me to the Rhode Island course which the instructors were like. We have nothing for you here. Take the next week off the hell like this is. I'm an officer now. That's literally what it was and so I walked in. I would talk to people. Why do I have this On correctly so I went and got this stuff and I go to team scene three the training officer I was just interfacing a lot with trade ad and making sure that the guys were basically managing training folders and the CEO you know they decided decided that there was going to be that task to win Afghan. Nobody had been and I'm sitting there talking with him. He was like how many times have you there. I'm like I don't know a handful and it's like well. You know go brought to the island and integrate into this training block. I was like all right and and I just picked up a gun and started running through the train and just start training jumping right. It was awesome. Yeah and I would occasionally make a call but I tried to stay out of it and then there was a leadership problem that was developing with the through that pipeline that everybody at identified but his AFDC ended up On his wife was due right about the time we were going on the deployment so one day he just the the officers like listen. I'm sending you over Afghanistan with these guys you're GonNa Start off as the AFC of this platoon. I was an ensign by the way. And he hands me lieutenant ten bars. He's like where these from now on. However you're not gonNA get any you're GONNA get? I don't feel promotional. You will get no pay whatsoever. However all of the responsibility and basically in not to speak for keeping on this guy and he ended up getting sent back in chicken? He was atrocious and it should have happened. And of course looking back the dossier the dossier was already thick enough. He had already exhibited so many traits that you're not looking for were but it was kind of one of those things like we needed. He's got yeah and he's a senior dude airing. It wasn't easy thing and he counseled a lot. I mean the documentation mutation was there. But that's how I ended up going. I was supposed to be the training officer and then I went over as the AFC fired the OIC they flew in another OAC Z.. From Iraq then I switched over and became the OPS officer for the task unit and then just went out in the field with both platoons. Get the best deal ever. It was ridiculous. Yeah I heard you. I think he was only one that knew how to use a jab. So yeah it was the big story I heard and your Implementing that I traded in. Oda Guy Straight up a half show helmet for javelin clue. Don't that's a good trade is trade because I think the ticket price on the launching watching Youtube is probably thirty five to fifty thousand dollars and he was like 'cause we're looking around we're out in the FOB and I'm calling through the Konak says like those Goddamn Gentlemen's Zambesi launch around here. nope okay we're going up to one of these other bases and I just started hitting up the audience. He have a launcher because like Oh yeah do you guys ever ever use it. And they're like nope. I'm like Can I borrow it and I was wearing my show. And he's like well I'll trade you like what do you want. He's like you any more of those helmets. Yes I do take this one because I got another one back such an all straight up trade and that's how it happened then got back pulled. There was dust all over the missiles like blew it off linked one up test-fire to the desert like what's Party and those yeah the baddest weapon. It's amazing we used so this last deployment we probably shot over fifty of them. Yeah I think I shot chat thirteen when I was there just me because I was the only person who knew how to do it and I honestly I don't know I don't know of anybody who was shooting him before I started shooting him on that point. I don't I think anybody because I might have I might have. I can't take credit for anything but I might have got people to look in that direction to be like. Hey this is awesome for people. Yeah exactly exactly I mean. That's that's what we so we used on this. Last woman I sent is to the Javelin course. that I think the Marines were teaching. They I started sending guys on both East and West Coast..
"eddie gallagher" Discussed on Cleared Hot
"Pulled a fast one was like. Oh yeah all right no worries. He'll go right to bud. So you just gotTa pick rape so I. This is actually pretty funny to this is how lost I was. I was like okay. Well what rate or job can I pick to go in there. And he was like we'll just look at the list here and I saw corner. He's like they're looking for Corman. Actually and I was like okay. Didn't ask like. Sign me up in my mind. This is a dumb. I was backed up by Corman on like the core of something. It must be like an engineer. Or you know you had no idea it was a medic until I graduate got. Don't boot camp and they were signing a story schools and they're like you're going to school across the street and I was like okay. What does that and and like you were the perfect fit for the military? Yes exactly I mean it's yeah it's gave me that same list and I just put my finger down the column and I was just looking at the duration of the school. There's eight weeks it is. Oh that's what I should have done this. Pick the shortest school. That's legitimately how I picked it. I just went down own and looked at the week's I'm like no no no eight weeks I can do that. Yeah so I ended up going to school and Obviously you know back in the day they had They didn't have that whole program they have now with the it's basically career paths. They have entire division. I haven't seen it firsthand. I'm getting all the second or third hand but entire divisions that are designated upwards Spec War I think they can find. Ud swick and so right. I believe so. Yeah and so. They're separated bootcamp. Yeah A and then pipeline to after that retraining is twelve to fourteen weeks of training before day one. Yeah yeah that didn't exist. When I went to either I raise my hand when they said who wants to go apply for the program and they went hit the vhs tape of old school thanks? Who wants to take the knee and did a run swim polyps pushups situps and they went in and the guy changed the designator a designated the pathway that I was going to and then that was it? Oh See. That would've been awesome for me. I I did the same thing so I took the PT test and then obviously went to school. And when I was there they had It was called Scruff off-duty back. Then if you're going to buds you would get up at three in the morning and go. PT With the guys that we're going to buzz and then go to your race blue rest of the day. Well it'd probably paired you up divers Yep and I think there was like some active duty seals air running so I was going to that at at three in the morning but I wasn't on the list so I was pretty much sneaking in like working out like Oh you know and I think it was like two weeks in one of the motivators or whatever it was like. Who are you like you keep showing up here? You're not on the list to go to buds like you. You have to you know and I'm like well you know I want to go and it's like it doesn't work like that so I was like all right so I stopped going finished core school. And then you have a choice at the school or you can go to the fleet or go with the Marines and that was I was like well seems like a pretty easy choice. Yeah I was like I'll go to the marines One of the instructors like will you go recon And that's you know the same thing or you know same type of Environment so I went to Camp Lejeune. You want to feel med school took the RECON screener there which was a kick in the balls back? I don't know still the same. It's it's it was pretty rough past that and I was supposed to go to recon and I was in a Another medical course after film school like one last one and these guys from first Chinese marines came in like we need Gorman I and you you you you. You're you're all coming with us and that was I was like okay. Just falling along ended up at first time Eighth Marines. But you know what it it I don't regret any of it all worked out because I still wanted to be a seal and I actually took a recon screening one more time and I was going to go over there and actually some out recon guy pulled me aside and was like why do you want to come over here. I was like well I want to go be a seal and I figured this'll be a a good place to start and he was like. Don't come over here. He's like have you come over here. You'RE GONNA be stuck here. Yeah they kind of trap you. Don't he's like you will not go to buds if you come here we're going to keep you and so that was after my first deployment with the Marines. So then I was. I was pretty frustrated because They weren't letting me go so I had to finish out my years. I was like a four year stint. That's it was. I guess it probably was about four years. Yeah so I was like well. What's the next coolest thing I can do? will you can trial for stapleton which is sniper platoon of the battalion so I volunteered cheered for that that's about a two month screening process. You get done with the plane and the sniper guys sit there and they run you through the gamut for two months. I mean it's it's They beat you down but they are also trained you at the same time on Feel graphs and everything like that and then they pick who they want to come to. Their platoon I made it into that. which was awesome and I actually got a really good deal out of it? The one of the guys that was in the platoon one of the older snipers I became an instructor at the schoolhouse and he hooked me up and was like hey do you want you know. They don't let go or anybody in the Navy Goto the marine spring quarter. At at least not yours no I I think it might change now. I'm not sure but he was like you know I'll let you come. You go through. The course will say you're you're just a medic attic for the course of the Cormon. But you will. If you want to participate participate in everything. I was like. Yeah Yeah so ended up doing that. Were they able to get you. The on paper qualification by doing that. So the About halfway through that enough guy said you know been been dropped that they were like okay. Just make him a fulltime student Because he's doing everything with everybody is doing fine. I finished and of course and at the end they have. They have big graduation. They didn't let me walk up with this is this is what they're proud marines. And there's no frigging way. We're letting them. Yeah this navy kid get up there but the instructors at the end took me behind the building and gave me my certificate and like that was I mean to me that was more that meant more to me than going up on that stage so Stayed in that platoon did did another deployment. You know nine eleven happened Did A You where that one eight. We went to Iraq. Just for a short stint then Do a couple of played like Liberia. And you guys were the boat over there. Yup Yeah so they flew off in You know he lows And then during that stint there was a Seal team on the ship that was going off and I begged them them. I followed them around like such a nerd. Oh yeah team they were with. I think they're in east coast team teammate. So this is Oh let let me see this. Is Iraq probably oh three. Yeah Okay and so I mean they were. They were come on and off the ship as they pleased. Yeah which was to me. I was like these guys are awesome. Guys can leave when you want to grow their hair out like this is life so they would come on and I mean I'd volunteering. MOMS start loading gear into their comments. Okay what's up. Like what are you guys need help with anything so they actually gave me a screening test. They're like all right. Man I screened and Pass it and when I got back from deployment it was actually processed. Even get to buds. I kept getting denied by by the battalion because they wanted to keep me on there like you know we need you to stay here. You show value to their. Yeah they I mean which I appreciated but I was like this is not what I want my career path. They were denied me. A bunch and it wasn't until one chief checked in to the they're the tiny station and he was like you. Now I'm on the roster. I was never into tiny station But he was like who's this and they were like. Oh that's gallagher. He wants to go to buds and he's like well so's here. He screened ice. I finally got screened eight times. He just kept doing it. Kept doing it just to you know show them. I wanted to go when he was pissed and he was like. Why aren't you guys sending this guy he walk me right down to? PS had orders. Like that I mean it was that one guy. Got Me to go to buzz because I was getting frustrated to the point where I was like this is probably not it can happen. And then from there went to buds when you check in two thousand four to five one one okay. Yeah showed up. I was the proctor. Second phase of to sixty four so I think checked in like two sixty something like that or lay the late fifties. Okay something like that okay. So each other briefly there I think. How long were you in instructor over there? Only eighteen months. I picked up my commission while I was a second phase instructor. Okay Yeah I remember. I remember hearing that I was. I wasn't sure because I was a first base shelter for a little bit later on. Yeah Yeah So. Did Buds Obviously I ended up going to Eighteen Delta after the whole you know four forbidding jump yeah which was awesome. They sent my entire class essentially directly from buds job school and they should not have done that no they did the same thing we you were the most hated students. Yeah I mean even the what do they call the red hats or black hat cats yes they probably would just like. Can you guys just leave. Just get out of our like we were just. It was not good. Oh No descended like five or ten people at a time so he can't combine together and just lose all military bearing and then you have all the army kids look up to you and pretty much. You're running the course. Yeah in a manner that the army does not appreciate now in that manner though it was such a good time just like watching those guys lose their minds over us. I actually I drove out there from San Diego with a buddy and we stopped off. You know partied along the way we stopped off this.
"eddie gallagher" Discussed on Cleared Hot
"And that's it on the business side of the house my guest today for Episode Number One one hundred twelve is Eddie Gallagher. Eddie is a former navy seal. He was retired or did retire shortly. After crossing over the twenty year threshold of military service. I suspect that most people will recognize Eddie. Four the national attention that he and his case garnered when he was charged with and subsequently acquitted of war-crimes president trump had a hand in his case towards the actually at the beginning the middle and the tail end a little bit. But I will let describe that that and the bottom line is when it comes to this episode. I'm GonNa let it speak for itself. I don't know if it's going to answer more questions than it creates. But it's it's an opportunity for an individual to talk about his side of what happened in a medium that is not limited by national. TV You know thirty seconds Sir. Twenty seconds that you have to convey complicated point. I don't claim that this is the end. All be all what I claim is or what I will say is is that hopefully it provides you the opportunity to make a decision for yourself where to begin to educate yourself on the other side of the story because he was not able to push actually push the right word he was not able to vocalise from his side of the house nearly as well as others. There's work and I'm going to lead it that like I said the episode speak for itself so Episode Number One hundred twelve with Eddie Gallagher enjoyed smoke north. Okay Kathy wish to the smoke smoke. I'm looking at danger. Close now so this is your first time. Assume it's not your first time in Vegas but it's the first time at the shot show. Yes there's no better beginning than for you to tell me what you think is. I've been here enough times now. I don't even get the floor map because the booth Romo always in the same place. The same people are almost always in the same place. So I just go I start navigating and that's pretty much what I just did landed about about an hour and a half ago to two hours ago and then Straight into the fire went right to shot sorta just dove right. I am started walking. The floor is one of the floors and yeah it's It's overwhelming it's insane. It's so shot shot for people who have no ideas shooting hunting outdoor trade show. I had to look at up this year and this is like my. I had no idea what it meant. I just thought thought it was the tactical convention which obviously is yeah. It's hard to describe to people what you see. I actually for many years. Didn't even bother to look to where the venue he was because I would see people with their badges from blocks away and I'll just Mosey and behind them and follow the line to the convention or I would look for molly on a backpack or dude dude wearing a tactical get up no reason whatsoever and just slide right on in and then the next thing you know. You're on the floor of the shot Joe surrounded by thousands of people walking around in Molly and Multi Cam and I know for too many people's blood types because they're on everything you think it's I don't know I mean the first year I was here I was like okay. It's interesting at this point. I come and I talked with the brands that have relationships with all reconnect with people. It's funny funny. How many people you balancing and that was the other thing I must've ran into? I mean right off the bat I mean guys that I had sort of with eighteen years ago when I was with the Marines. I mean that's that's a good party. That's the awesome part about. You'll hear things about the circle bar. Avoid it it's a black hole. You will lose time in your life and your liver. We'll we'll just hate you for it. You write that down. I have lost. Just your just basically blacked out at the circle bar many times other way to put that but yeah it's interesting I took I was walking out today. Took a few pictures of people Completely passed out in the motorized scooters is just laying back with like just just like that shot Joe Yeah. Somebody's here that they've been here since Monday. And Ninety it's rough. They're like dude. I don't even WanNa do anything today. They've been partying partying hard for the past two days. Well that's what gets you because they have industry parties and if you get I got here Monday. Night is well full disclosure. We went out and went pretty hard in the pain I was. I was telling myself itself my one rule for this year. I'm GonNa get here just GonNa work because if you go hard in the paint Monday you feel like crap Tuesday but you get sucked out Tuesday by Wednesday. You're barely functioning and you got the rest of the week to go just one year rule like I'm just going to have one. Yeah and so he had Monday. You Know The Standard Vegas two o'clock in the morning and get back to. They'll hotel like awesome. This is GonNa this is GonNa Sting. You're doing it right though elite. You're all the way down at the other end of the Strip. That wasn't actually my choice. So gators actually flew me out. I've had a professional relationship with them for a while and they made the reservations. I've had it. Were right next to the show floor. Space is nice because out here. It's like nobody down here. There's still a few badges walking around. I see them. Oh I saw him downstairs. But it's definitely like a whole new world when I came to this hotel like all right. It's like yeah breath of fresh air. Yeah Yeah it's You know they're not supposed to think vendors can buy now may maybe it's the other way round so the vendors have their booths distributors can make bulk orders. But nobody's supposed to be able to actually buy at an individual level. There's no retail sales that go on. It's actually a show for the vendors for the distributors and the vendors to connect. But if you look around I'd say fifty percent of the people with badges are just fans of the industry. Oh yeah they're walking around and they have. Did you see people just like with the fistfuls of free bags and stuff. Oh yeah that's what the swag it's stuff we all get the swag bag. Yeah my favorite guy I've ever seen was in full multi cam easily. The three bills just full tension on every seam of every piece of clothing that he was wearing in one of those carts and the entire outside railing of the cart carte was full of swag bags. Yes hey you know what. God bless that guy that's today is this week is the week he's been waiting for people were. We're just likely thousand. Nineteen people just like. Hey cool and the other day. They like Nine one one. We have an emergency hands. Well putting those cameras to the test. Yeah so how's retirement and you. It's it's good man You don't I'm a month into it so I mean I can't really transition dude is it's crazy so I'll tell you what man like. I've listened before I got out I wasn't doesn't really listen to any podcast. I was incredibly late to the podcast myself. I went on Joe's podcast before listening to one and didn't realize the audience that he had and would have changed a few things that I said you live and learn. Yeah I was honest about the things that I said but I realise in hindsight there. There was a way as I could have rounded the corners. Yeah some of the things that I said. Well I don't think Are Types are we speak. What we Yeah I certainly did I. Yeah I got some interesting feedback and then was like Joe. What the Hell you could have told me listener base? I should've known though. Well that's live and learn. I mean I'm sure I'm going to make those mistakes as well Yeah so I got to the podcast rain to just decided to start Listening to them about. I don't even know three or four months ago and it's crazy like I said I was listening. I listen to yours I listened to a lot lot of the team. Guy podcast because you can relate but a lot of them are they have guys on talking about her transition experience you know and just the rough rough patches and just the how hard it is so it was sort of like I was doing myself. I'm doing like a record four before I went transition just to in three months isn't isn't that much time to do the ricky. I made that mistake to. I didn't actually. I had a little bit of time. I knew I was going to get medically retired so I was going through the process but I should've started looking at the year before I was laid to the curve. That's yeah and that's I mean if Geyser still active and listening definitely if you're going to get out I start preparing at least a year and a half out if not two years. Yeah I have heard so many times and like senior nines like yeah. I'm getting ready to get out and start on that bachelor degree it's like. Hey Man Yeah that you might have one of chipping away while you're in. Yeah I was was talking to somebody about it today. The teams specifically are so good at getting you to focused down in in down in down in right like team. First Mission Asian I. We can't function without you but then you even surprisingly. Everything's just fine. Exactly the machine goes on like thanks for coming out while you're in then I mean I fell into it and it's my own fault but I felt like I was nose down. Head down is down attention down until a little bit too late and I popped up. Fortunately I had added. I had a job that had been doing on the weekends and I was able to transition that but for people who don't have that I mean it's a different kind of Fear I would describe it as like this low level anxiety of like. Is there guillotine up. I mean yeah you have the the biggest anxiety for me is just you know I got three kids. And you're like three when I got up and I've been able to provide for them by Leeann and now. Where am I going to get the money from now to start start? You know to live the way that we were living the whole time when I was in. So I think that that's the biggest I think anxiety I've had so far just getting out is just trying to end also find purpose of what I WANNA do next. Yeah would you stayed in. Yep How how long do you think you would have done thirty. I and that was. I don't know that for sure but that was my mindset was reasonable at least in your mind. Yeah and just like you you just talked about you know your your down in in. That was my life. I mean that's I didn't think of anything outside the teams I mean. I love the job. I love being in love the community and I didn't have have any intentions of getting out until this whole you past two years among obviously we can dive into it. I was just curious. I assumed you probably would have stayed in because you got out at twenty three just a little over twenty just over twenty. I mean for most guys to if they go over twenty they get offered offered the blood money obviously for the five year. Yeah and that's the it definitely is a blood money. Yeah if you look at it as an upfront chunk. It looks awesome but I will say once you get out. I didn't think about money much when I was in. Not Because I was an idiot I joined when I was eighteen. And they're like you need a bank account. I'm like all right. Let's do a bank account and I would navy federal and I still the same account I have now and I think my first paycheck and boot camp. I don't know eight hundred bucks so who rich young adult is easy. You're just GonNa give me this money..
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"eddie gallagher" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"This is some of the video the testimony of his fellow Eddie Gallagher fellow seal team members it got so bizarre than trying to match and you're deployed to Iraq and you get up every day and you know that your job is going to be to go out to the war zone where there's legitimate people who your mission is to kill but you're not going to do that because you're going to be spending much of your time protecting innocent civilians from your own platoon so step by step these guys are starting to have real questions about him and then the stabbing happens everyone that I've talked to in the platoon said that things were pretty normal on may sixth two thousand seventeen that morning they used signals equipment to figure out that isis had some sort of small command post in a farmhouse they call in air support and a helicopter sends a missile down into this this house they hit it directly killing several ISIS members in fact there was only one who survived and within minutes the Iraqi forces on the ground capture this guy he was still alive and conscious and they were going to bring him in and ISIS fighter sort of conjures up an image of a big bad guy but this guy's a pretty pathetic sight he's clearly a teenager so skinny that that the watch he's wearing when they pick them up slides all the way up to his shoulder the little blonde still we own the media was there.
New video shows fellow SEALs disparage Edward Gallagher
"Also following new developments in the controversy over a former navy seal platoon leader named Eddie Gallagher. His case drew the attention. The president trump is. He was tried into quitted murdering an Isis fighter. Now videos obtained by The New York Times shed light on his fellow seals accusations against him C. N. N. and Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr reports. And we certainly need to warn. You hear that this report contains some disturbing images members of seal Tim. Seven Alpha platoon broke their own code of silence in two thousand eighteen with their opinions about retired special operations. Chief Eddie Eddie Gallagher and some making accusations that the elite seal committed murder and potential war crimes the crazier and crazier the portions of recorded navy. Seal interviews published by The New York Times where team members tell investigators their views on the platoon leader. Go Sausage Gallagher was acquitted of premeditated murder when a key prosecution witness change this story and testified under immunity unity that he caused the prisoner Steph. Not Gallagher him over Scott described the killing as an act of mercy because he was concerned the boy a prisoner of Iraqi forces would be tortured by them. Gallagher was convicted on a charge of taking a photo with a dead Isis Lisa fighter and was tend to moated in rank a decision president trump reversed allowing the seal to retire with honor even after our Pentagon leaders urged the president not to interfere. Speaking was Attorney Gallagher told CNN my first reaction to seeing the videos was surprise and disgust that they would make up blatant lies about me but I quickly realized that they were scared that the truth would come out of how cowardly they they acted on deployment. His defense attorney says the tapes were quote a roadmap to acquittal because they showed there were conflicting stories about allegations. It's have gallagher killing civilians and other misconduct. Really you're only seeing one very small slice of the story in a way. That's not reflective liked what the ultimate result was president trump's determination to reverse the military's punishment of gallagher against the advice of top Pentagon officials officials was so controversial. Maybe Secretary Richard Spencer was ousted. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in that discipline and to the laws of war will not suffer we do maintain and we will maintain good order and discipline. We will not turn into a gang. Raping burning and pillaging but something. It's all led to festering bad feelings. So it's this kind of divisiveness that president's actions have been introduced adduced into the seal community. I think that are the most damaging and we'll have long term effects. Gallagher met with trump over the holidays mar-a-lago and it's possible he will campaign pain for trump. If fast those who know him say
Eddie Gallagher 'Is Freaking Evil' Says Fellow Navy SEAL in Damning Leaked Videos
"Retired navy seal ever Gallagher is described as quote evil toxic perfectly okay with killing anybody that was moving those statements from the men who served under him or in the never before seen confidential videos given to The New York Times Gallagher face several charges including the stabbing murder of a teenage ISIS member but was acquitted by a military jury on all but a lesser charge CBS is David Martin based in part on these interviews Gallagher was charged with murdering a captured ISIS fighter in Iraq the Gallaghers attorney Tim Barlow Tory says those seals made up stories just just to to to get get get rid rid rid of of of Gallagher Gallagher Gallagher they they they didn't didn't didn't like like like the the the cheese cheese cheese he he he was was was pushing pushing pushing them them them too too too hard hard hard they they they couldn't couldn't couldn't keep keep keep up up up and and and they they they wanted wanted wanted to to to get get get rid rid rid of of of they they they didn't didn't didn't want want want him him him to to to be be be in in in charge of them anymore
NAVY SEALs paint a chilling pattern of violence executed by their platoon chief, Edward Gallagher
"From members of seal team seven show a pattern of violence by platoon chief Eddie Gallagher who was accused of war crimes demoted then had his rank restored by the president I think he's just want to kill anybody can New York times obtained video that includes details about how Gallagher allegedly killed a teenaged ISIS fighter in custody body gams body camera footage shows him standing over the
Fellow SEALs call Edward Gallagher "toxic" and "evil" in interviews
"President trump met last week in a Mar a Lago with navy seal Eddie Gallagher who is accused by his fellow service members of murder newly uncovered video should Gallagher's fellow seals with harsh criticism and the investigative interviews obtained by The New York Times have Eddie Gallagher's fellow seals breaking their code of silence and calling their platoon leader a bloodthirsty war criminal wants to kill anybody can but after one of the seals who turned in his chief changed his story at court martial Gallagher was acquitted of the most serious charges that he stabbed unconscious isis fighter to death president trump ordered Gallagher's rank restored a dispute over further discipline led to the navy secretaries firing
A Review of the U.S. Defense Department in 2019
"Let's take a closer look at the defense department in twenty nineteen correspondent David Martin joins us from the Pentagon David there were some tense moments when the U. S. said Iran attacked the world's largest oil processing plant in Saudi Arabia what happened well Iran court the US intelligence and the Saudis completely by surprise with that attack it was launch from an air base at the top of the Persian Gulf from Iranian territory it consisted of basically a swarm of drones and cruise missiles neither the US nor a Saudi Arabia saw it coming the US basically decided that it was going to let Saudi Arabia decide what should be done in response so there was no real military response from the United States and the Saudis who above all else do not want a war with Iran have not force the issue also in the Mideast that U. S. special forces attack on ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in northern Syria that led to his death he was hit hard the way he should have been and I just want to say for all of our military were very proud of you I was something very special remind us how that played out well that was in the immediate aftermath of the decision to start pulling US troops out of surgery and it had been in the works for some time the US apparently had a spy inside Baghdad he's compound of who could tell them not only that he was there but tell them the lay out of the compound and so the raid was conducted using the delta force out of a a base in Iraq the mission was to cap sure or kill Baghdadi just as it was to capture or kill Osama bin laden back in two thousand eleven in this case Baghdad he tried to escape from the compound by going down the tunnel but he went down a dead end tunnel apparently with two or three of his children and when one of the war dogs that the delta force had brought with them started pursuing him down that tunnel he detonated a suicide vest he was wearing a killed himself and the two or three children the question remains now what what impact did his death have on ISIS and the opinion of most experts in the US government is that it will not mean the end of vices that at ISIS will recover find a new leader and continue to try to survive by creating sleeper cells that can outlast the presence of American troops in Syria finally David we also saw some changes at the leadership level of the Pentagon including a short lived acting secretary of defense well we're now in our third year of the the trump administration and we are on our third secretary of defense if you count Patrick Shanahan who never became officially the US secretary defense producer for about six months as the acting secretary of defense he was his name was never a sign up to be confirmed by the full Senate and it is a pattern that you see throughout the the trump administration of the original holder of the office of leaving either because he's of fire or be killed comes under criticism from Congress and then acting secretary is appointed and then that situation last for some indefinite amount of time and president trump is even said he prefers to have acting secretaries because they're easier to control and there was one secretary of the navy Richard Spencer who clashed with the president and he was forced out over the case of a navy seal who was tried for war crimes and it was missed by all the people who who have to pay attention to this on a daily basis at the Pentagon Richard Spencer was for a brief period the acting secretary of defense during the the shuffle between Patrick Shanahan and the current secretary of defense mark asper he ran into a buzz saw over the case of the navy seal Eddie Gallagher who was convicted of posing for a photo with the body of the dead isis fighter the president initially overturned the sentence that had been levied on Gallagher and then after that when the navy tried to take away his tried and pan which is the symbol of a navy seal the president intervened once again and ordered that Gallagher be allowed to keep his triton pain with Eddie Gallagher you know that story very well they wanted to take its been away and I said no you're not going to take it away he was a great fighter Izzy yeah one of the ultimate fighters tough guy he's a lot with people these are tough people and we're going to protect our war fighters in the middle that Spencer was negotiating with the White House over a way to satisfy the president without having him intervene secretary defense mark asper thought of Spencer Reid men going behind his back to try to cut this deal with the White House German Millie and I were completely caught off guard by this information and realized that it undermined everything we've been discussing with the president and so markets for fired Spencer although Spencer clearly had already written his resignation letter basically saying he could not in good conscience go along with the president's efforts to intervene in the Gallagher case CBS news national security correspondent David Martin at the Pentagon on a busy twenty
"eddie gallagher" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"In reference to a AMMO mcraven. Give a big speech about making your everyday and about accountability. So that's why I mentioned Kanat visit was Eddie Eddie Gallagher situation. It's we're still leadership not taking care of some of the best and brightest with flat growth. Fires Doctors Plan has ever seen. They've let the can you drift into disorderly plays. They've over deployed the way the seal the community without giving these guys break rather than say. We're going to force you to take a break if you WANNA promote in rank Favored operators that would deploy over and over and over again and so there's just a multiple issues that handier and at the end of the day this headlines I read you were like a five minute google search you can pull up. Probably a hundred more really look at the situation objectively and see that the community is a really bad place and it didn't get here overnight and its leadership when ship runs aground. It's the captain that needs to be held responsible not the crew under his command. So my issue is with the seal team in the leadership. Time to get your fucking shit together. Together Take Accountability and stop twenty or second singers and everyone else. That's my position. And hopefully that sense light onto this Eddie Gallagher situation for are you guys and it wasn't easy for me to write that article. I hope you know that so listening here. You can go on software dot com search so the article. A Headline Trump's intervention gallagher will crimes toxic culture issues. The seal team kind of the heavy Harnett. I like like that note in guys. Try to trash me in the past. And the fact is I did. Thirteen years sic months. Six Days of Honorable Service. It was mandatory Six took over one of the top sniper programs in rural of the twenty eight year old kid or young man and and was extremely proud of my service. No one's taken that away from me and I deserve the nighttime my own opinion so if people don't like it.
Former Navy secretary defends handling of Navy SEAL case
"President trump seems not to be focusing on the trouble brewing with his former navy secretary but many in Washington are more from ABC's Megan to Risi and controversy at Pentagon after the president intervened on behalf of the navy seal at the center of a war crimes case the navy secretary forced out after president trump refused to allow top leadership to strip Eddie Gallagher of his trident in The Washington Post ousted navy secretary Richard Spencer calling it a quote shocking an unprecedented
Fired Navy Secretary Spencer criticizes Trump in SEAL’s case
"Former navy secretary Richard Spencer says president trump doesn't understand much about how the military works Spencer and the president disagreed about navy seal Eddie Gallagher accused of war crimes in Iraq the president champion Gallagher's case Spencer believes partly because Gallagher's defense lawyers worked hard to keep it in the headlines Spencer writes in The Washington Post that the president's intervention was shocking and harmful to the military president trump is tweeted praise of Gallagher service saying his case was handled very badly from the beginning read a fall les Washington
Navy Secretary forced out after Trump's war crimes intervention causes division and chaos in military
"So this is right now. Probably the the world's most famous talk yesterday. President trump congratulated America's favorite member of the Armed Services Code Him. The dog help take out the leader of Isis. And we just gave Conan a metal plaque. And it's really uh and I actually think exactly what was going on the mall. That was all smiles. That is not the mood at the Pentagon right now because while Conan might have a job former Navy secretary Richard Spencer does not to wash now where the navy sector has been forced to resign resigned at odds with President trump and his Pentagon secretary over the handling of navy seal warcrimes case as we reported yesterday so I went back to president. Trump's defense of navy seal convicted deposing with the corpse of a prisoner a teenager. Spencer's boss defense. Secretary Mark S. Burt originally said this was all about not respecting the chain of command but yesterday we started hear from the president himself and exactly how this forced resignation went down. ABC's chief global affairs correspondent. Martha Raddatz is with us. So Martha I mean what have we learned over the last twenty four hours. Well the president clearly is the one who ordered the Pentagon to let Eddie Gallagher keep his seal Triton Pin with any gallagher. Did you know that story Mary. Well they wanted to take away and I said No. You're not gonNA take it away. He was a fighter. He was one of the ultimate fighters tough guy and secretary criterion Esperer. The defense secretary said okay. Basically I give up. We're not gonNA have this review where it was possible that he could have lost that Trident. Pin meaning his signifies. He's a seal but more than that his rank which provides benefits as well and I was going to confuse Martha because originally Mark Asper that defense secretary saying. Hey Guy Brand under me Richard Spencer Kinda went behind my back and talk to the White House about this deal but the deal was let gallagher. Keep us pain. which would from the words of Richard Spencer it really sounded like he is not on board with US Navy seal or what the White White House is doing it? It's all very confusing and secretary. Asper made clear that he and Mark Milley the chairman of the Joint Chiefs wanted. The process has to go forward. Wanted to allow the Navy to review gallagher and whether he deserved to keep that tried to pin and his rank doc and benefits defense secretary. espy says he fired Spencer for going around him. In dealing with the gallagher issue what happened according to Esber. Is that Secretary Spencer. The Navy Spencer who is a trump appointee was talking to someone at the White House White House folks and saying look just let the review go forward But in the end he'll keep his Trident Pin Navy Secretary Richard Spencer just issued a statement saying he quote cannot in good conscience obey in order he believes violates his sacred oath. What does this whole controversy mean for president trump then and his role as commander in chief? I listened closely to the President from the Oval Office US on Monday. I think what I'm doing sticking up for our armed forces and there's never been a president that's going to stick up for them and has like like I have including for him to say look. They wanted to take his pin away. And I said you're not going to take it away. He was great fighter. And then you have a system where these warriors with him get put in jail for twenty five years. I'm going to stick for our warrior. I will stick up for the warriors. Okay thank you very much. Everybody those I people in Special Warfare Community who are totally against gallagher keeping that trident say that is not what their culture promotes their culture promotes order and discipline that when the fighting gets tough no matter how mad you are and how angry at that Isis fighter in what all those horrible people stand for. You're a better person and I've been asked him. I mean you know people in the military how I mean. Did you have a ballpark idea of how many of them agree with the president. That guys like gallagher kind of get a bad rap and that our soldiers need more leeway in the fog of war with prisoners of war. I mean are there are a lot of voices like that. I have not really talked to anyone. No one is reached out. In any way saying gallagher was a great guy we are back with Fox News alert update in the case of Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher and he certainly says he has his supporters and we have seen them. I'm trying to encourage people to join the most elite forces. This is a perfect example of how you can destroy that recruitment but I I was in touch with someone I vastly vastly respect. WHO's been in the navy seals for decades and he said the leaders of the special warfare community will feel like they've been chopped off at the knees he's by having the president's Stop Dish Review the jury acquitted gallagher on the most serious charges but convicted him proposing an picture next the body of a teen Isis fighter? They've already taken away about a hundred and Fifty Trident since twenty eleven for lesser offenses. And this this community is so proud of how they got there what they do and what they stand for and there are many of them who do not believe leave that Eddie Gallagher stands for that anymore. The plan is for him to retire soon but he will retire with that pin on his
Trump's advocacy for Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher is latest intervention for conservative cause celebre
"The fire navy secretaries talking about Eddie Gallagher and his case the navy seal was accused of war crimes and convicted of posing with the corpse of an ISIS fighter the navy was in the process of demoting him when president trump restored his rank your CBS's David Martin former navy secretary Richard Spencer told CBS news that president trump's decision to intervene in the Gallagher case sends a dangerous message to the troops that you can get away with things you we have to have good order and discipline it's the backbone of what we do Spencer was fired by defense secretary Marquez for for going behind his back in an attempt to work out a deal that would convince the president he didn't need to intervene I don't think he really understands the full definition of a war fight war fighters a profession of arms in a profession of arms has standards that they have to be held to and they hold themselves to Spencer warned Gallagher's case was about more than
"eddie gallagher" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"With Eddie Gallagher you know that story very well they want to take it's been away and I said no you're not going to take it away he was a great here's the for the office of the fighters these are not people these are tough people and we're going to protect our war fighters as the president of the United States speaking about navy seal Eddie Gallagher yesterday a dramatic conclusion to the events around any Gallagher's life for more of what's going on with him the ring and Timothy parla forays former navy officer and a lawyer representing Eddie Gallagher Timothy good to have you with us Sir good morning all right so what is next and sing the headlines this morning that he's set to retire he'll have his trident and his rank is restored yes yeah you got it yesterday he received the approval for is retirement so they'll be they'll be out on the thirtieth and yeah he should get today receiving an order research recision order from try to review board so everything is good he's receiving something what does that mean that he's receiving a recision from the tractor review were meaning they're deciding not to pursue it correct it up on the directions of the secretary of defense the Avro grading the commander of naval special warfare is writing a letter to rescind his prior order I say no okay so he's going to retire which I think we all we all expected all of this is behind him it came out on on on in a way that is favorable to him so he's happy what's next is just not going to I would assume he's just not going to go like to an island somewhere and kick back his feet never be seen or heard from again politics maybe entering politics all I I don't think is necessarily going to want to do that I mean one thing to remember about Eddie Gallagher is he devoted his life to being a warrior and going overseas and fighting for us you never want to get into politics and you never yeah I never wanted to be the center of attention like this so he's been kind of thrust into it against against as well so to a certain extent he's going to want to go back and and relax but by the same token this experience has certainly shaped his life and he's going to be is taken that forward and trying to use it in ways the help others as they don't have a similar situation well you said he doesn't have much interest in politics although we are seeing some reports that he may be dragged to the campaign trail by the president of the United States do you know if Eddie Gallagher will campaign for president trump I don't know about that I mean that's I've seen those reports I don't know if there's any accuracy whatsoever to them as to what the president once I do know that yeah Eddie Gallagher is very grateful for what the president is on the second form so I mean as a candidate there's probably no better endorsement that somebody to stand up and say you have this this elected official did the right thing and made my life better so I I certainly see that as being a viable a viable route but no there's there's been no discussion of so now is this over is there more digging that needs to be done are there on answer questions about this entire event there's a lot more digging to still be done there's and while the fight may be over from a defensive standpoint Freddie Gallagher the corruption and the really criminal activity and the total failure your ship has gone on in this case is something that really needs to be continued to look at and in addition to the NCIS in the jag prosecutors there's also they really need to do is study into what's going on over at naval special warfare I mean you've got Averell grades thumbing his nose at the president going off on this on this try to review board process which is really just to feed his ego as opposed to actually doing what he what we sent in there to do what we pay him to do which is to leave they have a special work where he's got yeah cat Matthew Rosenblum who was the Commodore at the time who yeah tried to influence these proceedings and has some significant ethical issues as a result and he'd ever repulsive over this command and says okay cameras moment all your ethical issues I'm gonna name knew the ethics and culture officer for a list of the yeah yes the outgoing navy secretary Richard Spencer is saying that the president was the one who is imperiling good order and discipline by alternately resolving this case through just giving in order to say it's done let him retire restores rank give Eddie Gallagher is tried and back what do you make of this idea that it's the president that he is upset in good order and discipline I I watch I watch said roast better former secretary Spencer shameful interview and that was entirely revisionist and defensive and falls here's what he did at secretary Spencer totally failed at his responsibilities the NCIS investigators they report directly.
Trump fired navy secretary over handling of discipline case
"President's Sunday who fired the head of the U. S. navy secretary Richard Spencer for launching an investigation to Eddie Gallagher disgrace navy seal who the president had restored he may technically have the authority to do so but ABC chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz says the president's messages off tone for career seals he was a great fighter and it's my job the president said to defend the war fighter those people in the special warfare community who are totally against Gallagher keeping that trident say that is not what their culture promotes their culture promotes order and discipline
"eddie gallagher" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"The Navy Richard Spencer has been fired over how he handled the case of a navy. Seal accused of warcrimes. Since we've been essentially immersed in impeachment speaking for myself I think we should start with a little bit of background on the case before we get to what went down on and what the politics are. So this case involves Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher Phil can you just give us a little bit of background on who gallagher is sure this is a a classic trump story about can the president do it yes he can. The question is should he. And that's where people are divided as we're recording this podcast. Today Eddie. Gallagher is a navy each chief special warfare operator. He was in the seals and served in Iraq and the fight against Isis. He was accused of some very serious war-crimes they're in a navy court martial. That was itself very a problematic and he became a cost celeb- for Fox News and some other supporters on the rights. Because of the way the navy handled that case ultimately he was acquitted of murder charge but he was found guilty of posing with a body that had been killed in the conflict with Isis in Iraq and then the navy began the process of deciding what his punishment would be. It decided to take away one of his ranks taking him down to Petty Officer First Class and theoretically he could have lost his affiliation with the seals the so-called try and pin that seals are allowed to wear on their uniforms. That's that's what brings us up to now because the president has intervened first of all to restore his rank as a chief petty officer and he's told the Defense Department that gallagher is going to be able to keep his tried Freiden pin end his affiliation with the seals some are. Why did the president decide to weigh in on this case? Well this follows a pattern for the president. He generally doesn't like to to work within established channels. He doesn't take advice from his own administration. He sees that on Fox News Gallagher had become claws celebre not unlike how he pardon some prisoners after the Kardashians and Kanye West lobbied him about them so he not only intervened in the case of chief gallagher but he also pardoned two other soldiers against Pentagon recommendations he issued pardons to army Major Matthew Golstein who had faced a murder trial and former first lieutenant. Clint Lawrence who was convicted in the murder of two unarmed men in Afghanistan galleries been doing a lot the media around this and he was on Fox News this weekend. You know I just WanNa retire peacefully with with all the honors that I've earned get back to my family and I don't know how many many times I think the president he keeps stepping in and doing the right thing and I just wanted. I want to let them know that the rest of the community is not about this right now. They they all respect the president. And what the admiral is doing showing complete. Insubordination is not a good example of Good Order and discipline you say this issue. And the admiral he's referring to in that clip is Colin Green who oversees the Navy seals. So Gallagher says the rank in files behind him but the brass isn't but the brass is where Richard shared. Spencer comes into play in this story after. President trump makes this announcement not everyone at the Pentagon's onboard right. That's right. There was some press reports over the past couple of days. That suggested that Spencer Spencer the Navy secretary and some other leaders in the navy might resign rather than go along with directions from the White House to let Gallagher keep this tried into seal device and retire honourably from the navy. They view his crimes and this process is being essential to what you'll hear people call good order and discipline within the force. There has to be a process process that plays out and people who are subject to that process must honor those outcomes question about the Trident. Pin Isn't more symbolic or is it actual lowering of rank because he not allowed to wear a pin anymore just been hearing a lot about the trident pen and I don't understand if it's just a matter of being able to wear it or if it actually does signify some kind of punishment it's intensely symbolic symbolic because the Trident is. What seals are awarded? Once they come through the incredible infamously grueling training process that we'd them out and select switch small numbers of them will actually actually go on and become active members of the team. And if you get it taken away it means you're not eligible to be a member of these elites seal units and take those assignments so even at the end of his career career losing this trident pin would have been very symbolic for him to have begun his career as a seal but not to end it that way. Now the firing of Richard Spencer gets a little confusing and and there was a lot of events that happened over the course of the weekend one was these reports that Spencer was part of a group of navy officials. Don't weren't happy about it. But then the secretary of Defense Mark Esber says that Spencer was actually doing some behind the scenes. Maneuvering that basically pissed a lot of people off. That's right it's very a complicated story and we may not have the full picture as we're talking Mondays. We record this podcast. But here's what appears to have happened. Spencer said those reports were wrong that he was going to step down. He said he was not going to step down. But what we've since learned is that he was talking in a back channel with the White House about a review board that had been set up for Gallagher's Trident Pin and and what he apparently said was please. Mr President. Let this board play out and have gallagher retired with his chief petty officer rank in his seal device device. But just don't intervene. It's important for this process to be seen as the final word and for you the White House not to intervene with this but the defense secretary. WHO's above the Navy secretary? More Gaspar apparently learn about this and according to what he said. Spencer was not forthright with him about this back channel that he had with the White House went outside the chain of command correct. So not only did he go outside the chain of command within the Defense Department. He may not have told the truth about a to the defense secretary and that became problematic. The other complicating factor. Here is the president had expressed on twitter that he wanted gallagher to keep his rank and his trident pin but he had never actually said that directly wasn't written claiming defense official Espera went to go see trump trump. According to the defense secretary said you need to make sure this Eddie Gallagher situation is resolved the way I want and so he decided to do that. And as a part of that process having discovered that there. Was this other line between Spencer in the White House. ASPER said that Spencer had to go. The president is the commander in chief. He has every Right Authority Liam privileged to do what he wants to do or you to basically make sure his absolute. What message does that send to the troops that basically you're pulling the plug on random review board president commander in chief and that was secretary of Defense Mark Esper- being questioned by NPR's Pentagon correspondent? Tom Bowman so Esper- says Spencer had to go. He serves at the pleasure of the president and he did this back. Channel thing that I didn't support and he was trying to affect an outcome of navy process gotta go but Spencer Mara has a different take on what went down right right. I mean just to repeat again. The president is the commander in chief. He can remove anyone for any reason in the military but in his resignation letter where he accepted accepted the fact that his service was being terminated. He said he couldn't in good conscience. Obey an order that I believe violates the sacred oath I took in the presence of my family. My flagging again my faith to support and defend the constitution of the United States and he went on to say quote. Unfortunately it's become apparent that in this respect I no longer share the same understanding standing with the commander in chief who appointed me in regards to the key principle of good order and discipline so for Spencer part of good order and discipline was having at this military judicial system which is supposed to be have some amount of independence operate without political interference. Run its course. Even though he seems to have been negotiating an outcome that would also satisfy the president this is a recurring theme. In the trump presidency. There is no law that says says the president can't order his Justice Department to investigate his political opponents. It's a norm. The Justice Department is supposed to have some kind of independence. There's no law that says the president has to accept the findings of his own. CIA and intelligence community. President trump keeps on coming into conflict with all of these fact-based east institutions. We hear a lot about norms. Norms are not laws but norms at the very heart. Mean that you show some restraint just because you can do something legally you don't do it and the president doesn't subscribe to that theory of leadership. All right I think that's a good place to take a break and when we get back we'll talk about the political impacts of Spencer's firing support for this podcast..
Trump ordered Pentagon to let convicted Navy SEAL keep elite status
"The Pentagon is roiled by the case of a navy seal who was caught up in a war crimes case Eddie Gallagher was acquitted of murdering an ISIS fighter but convicted of posing with the body defense secretary Marquess process president trump insisted Gallagher keep his elite status I spoke to present on Sunday he gave the order that anyone with Gallagher will retain his tried and navy secretary Richard Spencer is out espers says because he tried to rig a disciplinary process involving Gallagher I spoke with a present late Saturday informed and I lost trust and confidence in sector Spencer and I was going to ask for Spencer's record resignation the center for American progress is Lawrence Korb says the case could be used as a recruiting tool for U. S. enemy basically importance our enemies you wanna recruit crisis see what kind of country the United States says look what they do so you know join us so we won't let them do that anymore when they come
Esper says Trump ordered him to allow SEAL to keep status
"President trump tweeted that he was not happy with the way the military handled the case of navy seal Eddie Gallagher Gallagher was demoted after a military jury convicted him of posing with the body of an Islamic state captive in Iraq the way cleared him of murdering the captive president trump restored Gallagher's rank and tweeted that he would not allow the navy to dump Gallagher from the seals which it was considering doing navy secretary Spencer said he didn't consider the president's tweet a formal order on Sunday defense secretary mark asper fired him Monday morning secretary asper said the president gave him a direct order to stop the disciplinary process against Gallagher read a folly Washington
Esper says Trump ordered him to allow SEAL to keep status
"President trump tweeted that he was not happy with the way the military handled the case of navy seal Eddie Gallagher Gallagher was demoted after a military jury convicted him of posing with the body of an Islamic state captive in Iraq the way cleared him of murdering the captive president trump restored Gallagher's rank and tweeted that he would not allow the navy to dump Gallagher from the seals which it was considering doing navy secretary Spencer said he didn't consider the president's tweet a formal order on Sunday defense secretary mark asper fired him Monday morning secretary asper said the president gave him a direct order to stop the disciplinary process against Gallagher read a folly Washington
"eddie gallagher" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"I'll gladly say for the record there's always been something about the Eddie Gallagher story that is kinda rub me the wrong way turning cats ninety three W. I. B. C. Facebook Tony castrated be sure to like the page Eddie Gallagher is the navy seal on Eddie Gallagher was well there are many people in many places talk about how bad the case against him was how the book was thrown at him in a way out for for really what I mean this is something that happened on the battlefield the the case of of Eddie Gallagher has to deal with what he did with killing an alleged ISIS victim right and it wasn't so much about or or ice is terrorist and it wasn't so much that when that but then he took a picture with the corpse right so that's that's the story and that's the problem something about Eddie Gallagher personally has always rub me the wrong way this navy seal the case itself and how it broke down as a great write up about this by Kurt Schlichter retired army colonel he's a graduate of the war college it's it's a very very good write up about how admirals and those in charge can get fired and it's not a big deal as a matter of fact it happens all the time and it happens all the time because we're not some kind of military dictatorship we have a civilian led a military that we have a president that's what we do and so what happened was was that president trump pardon Gallagher and restored is right because you've been demoted then the navy secretary decides that he's going to remove any Gallagher's tridents basically take them out from being a baby seal towards presence as you're not doing any such thing the seal remains the navy secretary is now saying listen he said that in the tweet and if you wanna give me an order has to be in writing the secretary of defense Marquez purrs like you just went over my head to the president and try to tell him he can't do something your fire and Richard Spencer the navy secretary got fired how I feel about Eddie Gallagher is completely inconsequential yeah Richard Spencer got fired and damn straight and yes you can fire animals and you can fire generals and sometimes that's the whole job you need to I always said this about James Madison I have no wish to James Mattis whatsoever if he wasn't on the same page with the commander in chief about how to do things he has to go he has to go what is this idea you have to listen to the generals you have to listen to the animals no you do not if so why don't we just have the military dictatorship and be done with it it's a nonsense position put forth by nonsense people who are so desperate to hate Donald Trump they cannot understand the very basics of the chain of command and how we run is a Republic they can't do it and I don't have any time for those people because they're just silly I just told you there's something about the Eddie Gallagher story that rubs me the wrong way and I think it's him he rubs me the wrong way why I don't put my finger on why but for Richard Spencer the neighbor the former navy secretary to go ahead and stout go after if you will the president as of not going to his boss is wrong is a breaking of the chain of command most certainly and any sports in his resignation does Richard Spencer exit was asked for saying that you know we are engaged in the true principles of that run a nation that run our military well you can talk about IT Gallagher all you want you might have a point but we're talking with the principles that run our military it is that we are civilian run and it is that we have a chain of command and that we have a commander in chief who the people voted for to make that final decision and if you're not going to listen to them well then you're right we got ourselves a break down and a half it's okay to fire animals it's okay to fire generals it's fine there's a chain of command for a reason I'm Tony cats what the lower what's happening now the crowd struggling from light and moisture Julie.
Navy secretary fired in controversy over SEAL
"Amid a controversy involving a navy seal the navy was reviewing a seal Eddie Gallagher's case to possibly strip him of his seal status but the president is opposed to that review secretary asper said in a statement unfortunately as a old I have determined that secretary Spencer no longer has my confidence to continue in his position I wish Richard well NBC's Kelly o'donnell in his weekend resignation letter Richard Spencer said he did become apparent that he and the president no longer see eye
Trump vows U.S. Navy will not oust commando who posed with corpse from SEALS
"From where the White House is moving to prevent the navy from stripping an accused war criminal of his membership in the elite seals president trump in a tweet insisting the navy will not be taking away war fighter a navy seal Eddie Gallagher is tried and pin that designates a man navy seal attorneys for Gallagher of the cues the navy of trying to remove the designation in retaliation for the president's decision last week to restore Gallagher's Frank Gallagher was acquitted of a murder charge in the stabbing death of an ISIS militant captive but a military jury convicted him of posing with the courts while in Iraq in twenty seventeen he was promoted to chief petty officer the president on Twitter urging the navy to quote get back to business at the White House John decker
"eddie gallagher" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Okay I've been following in the case of this navy seal Eddie Gallagher and he has been found not guilty hi I'm a bit lost on the conversation turning cats turning cats today Eddie Gallagher was accused of killing a ISIS prisoner I have absolutely no place in my soul four ISIS prisoners prices nine zero what I have is a very compelling desire for the military to follow the rules spoke yesterday of a navy commander who was relieved of command of a of a little comeback ship they hit a yeah in cargo vessel the ship has not even been commissioned yet they had a cargo vessel we talk about what happened with the US navy in in shipping lanes and hitting other ships from from Japan I forget of the of the other one one was the the the I think the fitzgerald anyone was with the McCain and people were relieved of their commands because you can't do these things and I looked at it is a sense of pride within the U. S. navy it it it should increase morale that day have standards and they demand that you act upon them Eddie Gallagher was found not guilty of unlawfully stabbing a isis fighter and shooting at civilians in Iraq in two thousand seventeen so much was made of this that even fellow seals were like what in the bloody world is going on who is this guy it was then on the arm on the stands where a medic said Eddie Gallagher didn't kill anybody I did it was a C. not a Matlock I did it was incredible soon real if you will president trump actually tweeted out congratulations to Eddie Gallagher now I again tell you I am nothing at all for ISIS fighters zero less than zero I have got a serious problem with people who act outside the chain of command sure it might happen notice we're discussing on the battlefield I did not care if you put three hundred bullets the the guy people write about the fact teenage ISIS fighter whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa which I'm not on the battlefield everything is fair game don't tell me about teenagers don't tell me about teenagers when it comes to warfare I do not believe in pinpoint where fair I do not believe in counterinsurgency tactics I believe if we're going to have a war you kill the enemy until their dad and you destroy everything in your path leave nothing to chance especially the schools especially the churches we inspire the churches in World War two I'm not sparing the mosques today or any other area the church the mosque the synagogue what have you but you had the president who was already injured who was already under control if you stab him to death after that I don't think you have the order to stem to death if you're trying to stab you that's not a problem that doesn't seem to be the case here and that's why I am bothered by.
"eddie gallagher" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Sentencing day for Eddie Gallagher hi I'm Dave Anthony fox news but not for murder the navy seal was acquitted of that charge and others in the day after that Gallagher told fox we knew the truth the whole time we we knew where I was innocent of these charges the whole time guilty on six of the seven charges against him including the murder of a wounded ISIS prisoner and the attempted murder of two Iraqi civilians the one guilty verdict was on posing for a picture with the body of the dead isis fighter fox's John of the Han outside the military court in San Diego we're Gallagher will be sentenced for that conviction today perhaps getting time already served behind bars there is a reaction now from the White House to a federal court ruling that illegal immigrants seeking asylum cannot be detained without a bond hearing the statement calls it an injunction from an unelected district judge that is at war with the rule of law and incentivizing smugglers and traffickers will further overwhelm our immigration system with illegal aliens there's new concern about China fox's Simon known as the details live at the Pentagon accusing China of conducting a disturbing missile tests in the South China Sea saying a number of anti ship ballistic missiles will fight over the weekend the US has long accused China of minutes rising the waters which are claimed by number of countries China's foreign ministry countering with a complaint about American warships being deployed to the save our home we do not have a spokesperson saying he who is engaged in stirring up trouble national community must see it's clearly Dave Simon Ron is getting more obstinate over American sanctions telling the country still sign none of the international nuclear deal the US pullout of last year it'll soon start enriching uranium to any amount once because a lot higher than the limit the deal set that could someday.
"eddie gallagher" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Eddie Gallagher a military jury has requested a review of testimony by another seal who told jurors that he heard Gallagher announcing a radio transmission in twenty seventeen to lay off he's mine regarding the captured terror suspect that other seals testified Gallagher killed the defense calling those seals disgruntled a prosecution witness also testified that he killed the terrorist not Gallagher Jeff Manassero fox news Jerry had the case for about two hours yesterday the fight over the president's tax returns will continue in court a house committee is now suing fox's Rachel Sutherland's live in Washington leave the house Democrats say federal law requires a head of the IRS to hand over the tax returns of any American requested by the ways and means committee chairman the panel's lawsuit says it seeking relief from the treasury department's refusal to produce a presence tax returns treasury secretary Stephen new chin an IRS commissioner Charles reading defied subpoenas for the information months ago the trump administration says the demand serves no legitimate legislative purpose Lisa thanks Rachel meantime president trump focusing in part of plans to celebrate the fourth of July this is going to be the biggest and best celebration of the biggest and best country in history and we're excited to be a part of the deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley earlier today the president tweeting about the military equipment that will be included in his salute to America event in DC including tanks and incredible flyovers he says by military.