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Fresh update on "marine corps" discussed on Jesse Kelly

Jesse Kelly

00:39 min | 11 hrs ago

Fresh update on "marine corps" discussed on Jesse Kelly

"Wanted to know how to get Capone. You really want to get See what I'm saying. Do you prepared to do? Everything within the law. And then what do you prepared to do? If you open the ball on these people, Mr. Nash, you must be prepared to go all the way because they won't give up the fight until one of you is dead. I want to get Capone. I don't know how to get him. Gonna get Capone. Your help you get him. He pulls a knife. You pull a gun? He sends one of yours to the hospital. You said one of his stupid mark much they should back away. What a great movie that is Untouchable Scotch. I love that movie. It is the Jesse Kelly Show You confine me on social media at Jesse Kelly D C on Twitter Instagram. I'm on Facebook and Am on locals. We have a new author coming up in about 10 minutes. His name's John Tammy's with Freedom works. And He wrote a book. It sounds right up my alley, and it's titled Win, Politicians panicked, the new Corona virus, expert opinion and a tragic lapse. Of reason. Why do we have a tragic lapse of reason? I cannot wait to ask about that because we do right? We do now, Societal panic is not something brand new societies have panicked before, but generally not strong societies. Yeah, and definitely not a society that gets a brand new virus They don't even know much about and they read this thing up to about 1000 right off the bat. Crazy. Yeah. Church attendance drops below 50% in the U. S. The data from Gallup. Track church membership across the past 80 years, starting with 73% 1937. I'm peaking just after World War two with a 76% membership. The past 20 years of seeing a sharp drop off falling from 70% the 47% of that time. Don't worry, Chris. Apparently you people were involved, the survey asked. Do you happen to be a member of a church, synagogue or mosque? Other questions covered the factors of reasons around religious attitudes and practices, with with the most respondents pointing to a lack of affiliation is the prime factor in their response. Another major distinction arose between the age groups. Church membership was strongest amongst those born before 1946 was 66% claiming membership compared to 58% of Baby Boomers 50% of Gen X and 36% of Millennials. This is, according to fox news com dot com. However, the age difference still contains a decline in each age group. Membership in traditionalists dropped from 77% in 2000 to that 66% figure of today. As you well know. Have never preached to you behind the microphone. Nor will I ever do so because there is nobody on this planet less qualified to do so. I made a terrible human being. I am telling you this as somebody who observes nations as somebody who reads history. Your nation had better have a strong religious founding of some kind, or you are in very, very deep trouble. You pick your religion. You have to have one. It's not some ridiculous sideshow. It's what your society revolves around your nation's religion is like the sun. It is everything orbits around it. It's it's what you base your laws off. It's what you base your your entire culture off of you want as many people orbiting around that sun as humanly possible. Why do you think it is that you had all these every society you can think of in the history of mankind. Had religions. Why do you think that is you think that some kind of accident It's necessary to have a successful society and, Yeah, obviously, I mean, clearly I have my own preferred one and I have ones that I like. And I have ones. I don't like I look, you're never gonna hear me come out, come on here and pitch for the Aztec religion of sacrificing Children alive. That horrible but they still had one. They had one and it was a huge part of their society. It was how they revolved that everything went around that Their rules their laws. Everything went around that We cannot possibly We cannot possibly becoming un religious nation and survive. It's not humanly possible. And as you see It's declining rapidly rapidly. Gonna be a problem. Jesse, please explain to us why Texas fails to be leading the state of the union. Combats all the leftist ideas. Why is heavy D leading the way of the right and stopping out lunatics? Why is Georgia calling for election re halls in Texas isn't and why is Texas not leading the way for female sports? We're the Lone Star State. We should lead the way and should immediately stop this crap of tyrannical government And I can't read his name because he didn't tell me I could listen. I understand the show's nationwide by the grace of God now. So it's not. It's not Texas show, but I live here in Texas. This is my home base. I'm in the Houston area. Texans are very proud of Texas before I ever moved to Texas because I'm not native. You know, I grew up Ohio Montana, California Before I ever moved to Texas. I would routinely make fun of every Texas buddy I had, especially in the Marine Corps. For how obsessed with Texas they are. That's all they talk about. It's better in Texas and Texas is the best and I would just that It was it's mind numbing, and every one of my listeners outside of Texas right now is nodding and laughing. And even the Texas listeners are kind of shrugging their shoulders and saying It's kind of true, However, I had do it. I do have to say I love this state so much because I started doing some construction word work here outside the Marine Corps and Best state of the union. I don't know. It's the best state I've ever lived in. Spree stinking good here. Food's good people were good. And because Texans have a lot of pride in Texas, and they do take a lot of pride in that Lone Star state and waken be our own country and stuff like that. They're not accurately assessing what has happened with the Texas GOP. Greg Abbott has been an unmitigated disaster for a year. And I will tell you pre coronavirus. It's not like I don't You know, I don't wear pajamas of any politician, but I like to Greg Abbott. Greg Abbott has been a disgrace. An absolute disgrace..

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Fresh update on "marine corps" discussed on Tom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan

00:35 min | 16 hrs ago

Fresh update on "marine corps" discussed on Tom Sullivan

"Horrific attack that happened 20 years ago. That cannot explain why we should remain there in 2021, the end date, raising concerns about security abroad and in the U. S. A. B C's Martha Raddatz says a smaller counter terrorism effort will remain collect intelligence over there. Even the CIA needs protection and they will be offshore. In some way the Navy will take part. The Marine Corps will take part. Looking into Afghanistan for some protection, NATO's secretary general, also announcing it will withdraw all coalition forces from Afghanistan. A CDC emergency panel has begun its review of the J in J vaccine. The committee could vote on whether Johnson and Johnson vaccine shot should resume after they were paused over six cases of rare and severe blood clots. Reality is not being fully established between these very rare events and the vaccine. We recognize these events could represent an important potential risk. Johnson and Johnson's Dr Erin Marie presented the data to committee members who could decide whether to recommend changes to who should get the vaccine. The blood clots were seen in women 18 to 48 about nine days after vaccination. Aaron Carter SKI ABC NEWS New YORK Outside Minneapolis, former Brooklyn center police officer Kim Potter arrested and charged in the shooting death of Dante right during a traffic stop. It follows days of protests with the news of former officer Potter's arrest in charge of second degree manslaughter remains calm here outside Brooklyn Center Police headquarters right now, their concerns again about what will unfold tonight when the sun goes down. There have been three nights of clashes with police and the protesters here had been wanting her charged with murder rather than manslaughter. BBC's Alex Stone in Brooklyn Center Minnesota, You're listening to ABC News from California's capital City. This is Sacramento's news 93.1. Hey, FBK. Good hand for doing 102. I'm Dana has with your top local stories. It's not teacher's. Rather, it's bus drivers, custodians and food workers in the Sacramento City Unified School District, who are threatening to go on strike. Their union has rejected the district's proposal to bring kids back to campus gave the case Taylor Martin has more. The plan was set earlier this month by the district in Time to begin in person instruction. April 8th now through Stu I 10 21 union representing custodians teaching AIDS bus drivers, along with security and food workers claims the return plan puts members lives that Ray Ask more than 90% of the union members rejected the districts return proposal and are in part asking for $125 weekly stipend for workers with kids and more opportunities to work remotely. Taylor Martin News 93.1 KFBK Say goodbye. The news pictured in the plaster Bill Citi logo, It's officially being removed. City Council voting unanimously five zip last night after comments from the public and council members ultimately decided to scrub the news in the city logo, Another giant step. Forward for technology first, fully digital Taco Bell all but in New York City today, Times Square Restaurant will have self serve kiosks instead of traditional menu's changed. Chief marketing officer says he hopes this new outlet will be the highest volume restaurant in the company. Now. Traffic and weather together. Brought to you by the Ben Ferguson podcast and right now Sunset Boulevard west on ramp North down. 65 2 car crash Their vehicles gonna be over on the shoulder Slew House Road Grand line road injury collision there with front end damage three vehicles involved. Somebody apparently went into a pole there also some heavy traffic on north bound 99 making that transition onto westbound 50. That's gonna be slow out to 16 Have you tired of the biases in.

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Fresh update on "marine corps" discussed on Pat Thurston

Pat Thurston

00:26 min | 16 hrs ago

Fresh update on "marine corps" discussed on Pat Thurston

"Our expert If you're talking about it, we're talking about it. KGO San Francisco San Jose Oakland, A cumulus station from ABC News. I'm Michelle Franzen. America's longest war that began after the 9 11 terrorist attacks Now entering its final months, President Biden, announcing a full troop withdrawal agreement started by the Trump administration will conclude on September 11th. We went to Afghanistan because of a horrific attack that happened 20 years ago. That cannot explain why we should remain there in 2021 the end date, raising concerns about security abroad and in the U. S. A. B C's Martha Raddatz says a smaller counter terrorism effort will remain collect intelligence over there. Even the CIA needs protection and they will be offshore. In some way the Navy will take part. The Marine Corps will take part looking into Afghanistan for some protection. NATO secretary general also announcing it will withdraw all coalition forces from Afghanistan. CDC emergency panel has begun its review of the J in J vaccine. The committee could vote on whether Johnson and Johnson vaccine shot should resume after they were paused over six cases of rare and severe blood clots. Reality has not been fully established between these very rare events and a vaccine. We recognize these events could represent an important potential risk. Johnson and Johnson's Dr Erin Marie presented the data to committee members who could decide whether to recommend changes to who should get the vaccine. The blood clots were seen in women 18 to 48 about nine days after vaccination. Aaron Carter SKI ABC NEWS New YORK Outside Minneapolis, former Brooklyn center police officer Kim Potter arrested and charged in the shooting death of Dante right during a traffic stop. It follows days of protest with the news of former officer Potter's arrest in charge of second degree manslaughter remains calm here outside Brooklyn Center Police headquarters right now, their concerns again about what will unfold tonight when the sun goes down. There have been three nights of clashes with police and the protesters here had been wanting her charged with murder rather than manslaughter..

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Fresh update on "marine corps" discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka

America First with Sebastian Gorka

00:35 min | 16 hrs ago

Fresh update on "marine corps" discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka

"Day come to America comes through. That was my former boss. Our guests former boss yesterday for more than half an hour here exclusively on American first. Donald Trump was with us if you missed it, If come believe you have something more important to do. Maybe you're getting married. I'll take that as an excuse. You've got to check it out. They may have canceled us on YouTube because they're fascists. But our new rumble account America first more than a third of a million subscribers already. God bless you guys. The whole video is vague. Going gangbusters just gonna rumble dot com slash seb Gorka That's rumble dot com slash S. E b g o r. K A to hear the whole exclusive interview with President Trump yesterday were just talking about the borders. We fixed it or I had to do is keep on doing what we were doing. One man who wants executing that mission Woz, President Trump's former commissioner for Customs and Border Protection, Mark Morgan, We have you here for the whole hour. Your fellow now with the Heritage Foundation joined today It's the good Guy's hurting org and with fair, the immigration group and also Newsmax contributor Mark Say little bit. If you will about yourself. So are millions of listeners can get to know you better that you came up through the Marines, 11 years active and reserve. Tell us the story of who Mark Morgan is. And how did you end up is acting Commissioner, you know? So I start out in the Marine Corps. I've been serving this country in some capacity other for over 35 years. My entire Don't wife, I graduated high school enlisted Marine Corps. Got commission on then I took a little bit of a different route. Um, I actually, uh why was going to undergrad? I was a reserve Deputy Sheriff Platt County, Missouri. It's accounted just north of Jackson County. That kind of central area for Kansas City, Missouri. And then and then I went to law school, uh, stayed in the reserves during that time after I graduate law school. I actually then went and became a police officer. L A P D after law school, LAPD, LAPD. I actually, uh, went took the bar exam and passed. The bar was certified to practice law, My girl. He's a lawyer. Too many people that it was good. It was good. It sounds most don't know S O s o that with the L A P D. A was there for a little bit and I was back then I'm sure was. It is not as matters now. You know, it was it was in the nineties. It was shortly after Rodney King Rodney King s. Oh, there was a lot of unrest. Lot of tension. So I really grew up. You know, in the law enforcement, understanding that and being able to navigate that butt and see the impact both on the community and the law enforcement organization is the whole profession. It was a tough time. There's also a violent time. You know, when I was there is one reported district about 7.5 Square Miles, and, you know, I saw Malik assault homicide every every third shift. It was a violent time gangs and Ms 13 etcetera alive and well. Bond. Then then I left l A P D and the FBI on I was with the FBI for over two decades, which divisions CT crimes will be doing a little bit all over the place, especially as you get up. One of my last assignment was I was a specialist in charge of the El Paso Division. When you're in charge of the division, then really oversee every single one of the jurors all 200. Plus, you know, criminal jurisdiction codes that we enforce. It was a great career. I'm not old tactical guys on SWAT team and buyer instructor and some of the greatest great stage you were 1911 45 ou nine mil on the tactical team. So it's funny. So I was I was the 40 Kau 40 Cat 40 candlelight. We got a 10 minute meeting, right? But then the SWAT team we carried a 45 45, of course, right. So So I have it. Also on Ben, You know, I was a size into my career in the FBI opportunity. So while I was in the FBI again, El Paso that's the first opportunity that I back in 2011. I really started to learn about this thing called C V P Way we're right on the border. Really? Hey, look, They gave my instant gratitude and respect, great working relationship, but I really respected you know the vast mission that CBP had on Ben. And then I went to the FBI and it was part of their internal affairs. I called we call inspection division. But then there was an opening CBP. They brought me over to help kind of reform their internal affairs for CBP, And then there's I was into my current FBI chief of Border patrol. So your transfer your detail. You want details? CVP. I was okay to help with their internal affairs department That was during the Obama administration. On Ben. I went when I was coming to the end of my current FBI, The chief of Border Patrol position opened up again under under President Obama than Vice President Biden and apply for it, and I was hired as the chief of the Border Patrol. Wow. It was a tough I was the first chief of Border patrol from outside the border, Charles since its inception of 1927 hours to get the respect of the people underneath it, Wasit was but you know what? It should be. I worked hard. I was out in the field. You know, the first six months Almost. I felt like every single day working hard to get the respect that I think I earned. Some of the respect still still need to do some work there. But time ran out on DSA. So when Trump took over, I moved on or they moved me on from from Border Patrol. And, you know, then a couple years later, the president upsetting my gazebo. Rain's coming down. Get a call from the White House and it's the president and he asked me if I'd be willing to come back. And of course. What do you tell the president? Well, there's only one answer exactly. That's gold. Yes, that's that's that's right. Got out this question because we try and touch upon this whenever I interview on TV 1000 blank on on Monday, and I was talking to all the new captains of the Q course and offline. I teased him out a little bit on on issues of morale, and it's It's not good. In the last 90 days with the new commander in chief, it is Not good in the U..

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Fresh update on "marine corps" discussed on Lewis and Logan

Lewis and Logan

00:43 min | 19 hrs ago

Fresh update on "marine corps" discussed on Lewis and Logan

"The NFLPA. They said the same offseason rules as last year should be implemented this year's in the off season because they give players the best chance of completing the full season. 2021. Now I'm back to quoting the memo, as you know other, many other than many camps, all offseason workouts are completely voluntary. Dave inserts Ha ha! Despite some of the language used by the clubs in recent days, and while the C B A, the collective bargaining agreement allows the teams to host mandatory minicamps, we believe the league should make them virtual, just like last season. It is wrecked. It is the recommendation of the NFLPA based on our medical experts advice that the voluntary offseason program is in person. Players should not attend. The other member of this memo got my attention. Yesterday, the NFL sent a memo. The team's stated that any team employees who refuses to take a covert 19 vaccination. Without bonified, medical or religious ground will be barred from Tier one or tear to status. And thus have restricted access within the team facility, not work directly with the players, the NFL network reported. Citing sources on this NFL memo. Tier one or two that would that's the media believe. And people that work. Around the team close to the team They did that last year during the season. And, um, that might be us that I believe would be us this season coming up. Kinda had a feeling this is probably coming. I don't know if This also means the players Like Are they telling the players you have to get a vaccine? Unless you have beautified medical and religious crown. They are they forcing a vaccine on the players, which is a whole nother thing. If so, And I don't read it that way. But if so, they would be the first business I've seen that is doing that, and I believe there'll be others that are going to do that once they start to open up. Your company's gonna go. Hey, If you want to come back in the building, you have to show that you've been vaccinated. I would think that there were probably gonna be dealing with that right. That's I think that's probably where we're Where we're headed from the seventh row. 277 We call it volunteer old instead of voluntary in the Marine Corps. Yeah, I'll bet you did. I bet you did. I don't think there was anything voluntary about anything that happened in the Marine Corps. Todd and Morgan County. On K Away news radio. Good morning, tough All right, David. Ricardo, you guys were good. With you. Hey, I wanted to get your guy's opinion. I have the toon end. Albert Jo Jo Monday. And Albert was coming down pretty hard on adult writing. Her or releasing that grew, was working out with Peyton. Uh, I don't know. He had a pretty harsh words about it. As far as it was none of his business and stuff. I just wanted to get your guys take on it. If I could. I didn't know anything. Okay. Thank you. I didn't hear the show. So it's sort of hard to comment on. For comments. From big al, but I didn't hear I mean, there are a lot of times in the off season. The guys want to be able to To do things and not have it reported on. I certainly get that in the day of I don't think and I Thought risers comments. I think Um You know, I think He made a comment that Peyton was working out with Drew. I could understand there are things that are done in the off season that you'd like to keep sort of quiet and in today's world of social media Very difficult to do. So if Dalton had to do it over, my guess is Dalton probably wouldn't have offered. That comment up because Ah, it has nothing to do with Dalton. I do think it again. I didn't hear what risers comments. I read them and I didn't hear. Joe Joan Big AL Show, So I didn't hear al specific comments, but Um, I can understand since that doesn't include him. My guess would be the Risner was just trying to put something out there to show support for do lock, which he's been one of the guys that has been a fugitive in praise of Of his quarterback, But I also understand the point they listen. I'd like to get a little bit of work done in the off season and not have everybody in the world. Know what I'm doing. I didn't hear big else. Comments either. But I did read the Dalton rising her comment. I personally didn't see any issue. With what he said unless he was breaking some sort of players code. By putting that up there in that, you know, Drew locked. Didn't want him to put it out there. I didn't get that impression. I thought the way I read it. It was it made Drew lock look good. Like this guy is doing everything he can to get better, even working outside the building with Peyton Manning, I think and I thought I looked at. I think that's what rise, Nor was hoping to accomplish because he's been asked about Drew, even one of the few veteran players that has been rather out spoken Maybe maybe the guy's having been asked. He's been asked, and he's he said a lot of nice things. Good things about drew lock. So maybe it was his way of saying, Hey, you know what good things have to be happening right students working with Peyton Manning. I mean, but I can also understand because that does not I mean, don't Rice was not involved in that after a lock, want to come out and say it had been working with Peyton Manning? Well, then that's fine, knowing Peyton a little bit. Um, I would guess pure speculation on my part conjecture. I would guess the painting when he read that cringed a bit. He likes to do things sort of behind the scenes. Listen, I'm gonna work with quarterback. You don't need to know it, Dave. You don't need to know it. Rick. Members of the media you don't need to know. What I'm doing. That's just sort of the kind of guy that I think paid manliness but in front of a time out stand the man joins us some cable news radio. What's up Stand Hey, What's up, girl? You know I love you, but I gotta I gotta give you Ah, uh, a little bit of a hard time for that A flipper in president. Wreck the skull for you. It was more like a goat in the, uh, just like ago. It wasn't good. I'm not saying it was good stand. I You know, I gave it my best shot. You have a better impression of flipper than you know you don't okay? No. Yeah, I love you guys. I just wanted to look too. So let's just set the record straight because Stan brought up an interesting point. Um, give me again. With my headphones on the flipper impersonation, please. We all know it's not good. Just give to me again. Okay, Now stop. Okay. Now give me it Sounds better in the water. Give me a goat impersonation. Man. Man. Yeah. Oh, God. They do sound very similar to what was their eerily similar. Have united? Yes. Uh, I'm not known for my impression. You gotta break now. News at the bottom of the hour. We'll work on that scene a minute on cable news radio..

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The Guy Who Did Everything Wrong But Still Figured it Out with David Pere

BiggerPockets Money Podcast

09:24 min | Last month

The Guy Who Did Everything Wrong But Still Figured it Out with David Pere

"Paret welcome to the bigger pockets. Money podcasts. I i talk to you today. Thanks for having me on the show. Mindy scott always a pleasure. Yeah we it's always a pleasure for scott and you're just for being on the show that was that was like a comma scott calm like always a pleasure for both of you. Okay okay probably a bad use of commas. I'm big fan of the comma. Anyway david paret is a career marine corps officer and heat. I learned about the term fire from our very own got trenched and brandon turner some schmuck who hosts another one of our podcast for bigger pockets and he learned about it in the most five way. Possible on a hike in hawaii. Why were you in hawaii david. I was stationed out there. Okay okay so. I was there for business business. Let's do some air quotes around that business although as ceo. I guess it's really convenient to go out to talk to brandon hop on clay instead of just hopping on zoom. Anyway david paret. Where does your journey with money. Begin first off for those listening. I have to correct you. I listed i am. I am not fancy and i actually say that with a badge of honor because i think that actually makes for anyone listening to this who's military that actually makes this way more Powerful because. I'm just an enlisted schmuck. So everyone thank you for correcting me. Please germany correct me. I really wanna try learning all of this military suffered. I'm just wrong all the time so sorry about that. Are you an enlisted officer or just Just an enlisted marine. He's an enlisted marine. Okay now tell us your money story. Are you on board with us using the term semper fi to describe your journey absolutely. That's an accurate statement or disrespectful to the phrase semper fi. No no it's motto. It means always faithful. So oh okay. Tell somebody already david. My money story starts off in all those same places that most service members do terrible right. I joined the marine corps in two thousand and eight. I had super frugal parents. Who did all the right things. Even to envelope budgeting. They taught me all the things you're supposed to do. Bought the off brand stuff to save money. And then i joined the marine corps. It was my first real salary. I went to japan. And i was like. Oh my god. I got money and i blew it on everything i went to a on even went on a deployment tax exempt pay. I came home with seventeen thousand dollars. And i bought a truck a rifles and tattoos a bunch of alcohol and probably took some people out on dates and have nothing to show for any of so. I did Terrible things you know by the time i was. I would have been two thousand thirteen to fourteen. When i i mean i probably had an a negative net worth and somebody handed me the book. Rich dad poor dad because they were trying to get me into Amway ride in helped me sell stuff on the side. And i remember telling the guy like no joke i was just like i don't read like you know like i'm a marine. We don't read books which is not entirely true but And he pulled a cd like out of his pocket and was like wow. I've got a cd. And i know you drive a lot on recruiting duty. So plug this in. And listen to it and i listened to it originally with the intent of like well. He called my bluff final. I'll listen to the stupid book. And then within three months. I had bought a duplex and things just started. Roll like i. I listened to that book i like. Oh wow this is cool. I downloaded audible. Listen to a couple other purple library books and then i was googling. Every time i didn't understand they just go to google. And then i stumbled upon bigger pockets and then the book on rental property investing in the book on no and low money down and then like right in the same timeframe someone got really drunk and parked on top of my harley and so they totalled my harley but they didn't want to he owned a car dealership so he didn't want he didn't wanted on insurance so he just paid me cash and then i took it to the viewership and they paid me for it and so i basically got the original price. I'd put into this bike at the same time. Like looking for a duplex and use an fha loan bought a duplex lived in one half rented the other half and then things just kind of scaled from there. So at this point. You're sitting there. And you're just becoming aware of wealth-building concept in general and it doesn't two thousand fourteen. You have basically no wealthier debt at all at that point. Yes so i guess. By the time. I read this book. It was actually probably october of two thousand fifteen. I had a little bit of debt. I mean maybe maybe a few thousand in credit card debt in an auto loan. But i didn't have. I probably didn't have a thousand dollars in the checking account so i only had you know i probably only had like a negative three or four thousand five thousand dollars net worth so. It wasn't like terrible but it was definitely nothing to show for it at all. But you were contributing to your tsp right a little bit. I had done the minimum like eight to ten percent. But what i had done. And this is the There's there's different funds right. When i first joined your money went into the fund which is government backed securities which is in perspective. I've been putting eight to ten percent. Mit because someone told me to. But between two thousand eight and two thousand fifteen. I left it in a fund that essentially earned two. Maybe three percent interest never lost money but it earned two percent interest while the rest of the stock market was earning twenty thirty percent returns coming out of the two thousand and eight recession and i just ate it so i could have way more money in their if i just know where to put it or what more money in. So it wasn't until two thousand fifteen that i really cranked up and started putting twenty thirty Last year sixty percent at one point in my in my thrift savings plan. Okay so this was not a meaningful part of your position at the time when this all started right now i probably had five grand. Dsp ray how much cash did you have at the time as well. If i hadn't totalled my or had my harley totaled basically none. I was pretty much living paycheck to paycheck. How does a harley jump. Start one's cash position. I i don't really. I don't have a perspective on. This is a motorcycle worth eight. Grand is it worth fifteen twenty. Twenty-five i i have no clue. No no no not that much. I probably got probably like eighty five hundred out of totaling. It wasn't super expensive harley and it was a few years old i've probably got about eighty five hundred but i was living missouri which is super affordable and then i was able to use the fha loans. I got into this house for like four grant. I think it was thirty. Eight hundred bucks. So you're stationed in missouri and you buy a duplex and can you walk us through kind of how the housing allowance and all that kind of stuff works for those who are not familiar with military benefits just so we can get a a total picture of your position at this. Starting point. pleasant fifteen yeah. I i think in springfield. My housing allowance was like eight hundred and fifty dollars a month and the housing allowances tax exempt. So it's you don't pay any taxes but actually counts as a little bit more As far as debt to income goes towards your lender. I think it's like one point two five times. Whatever your housing allowance cost when you go to buy. But at the time i was living in an apartment and there's like five fifty a month for a two bed one bath apartment and my lease was coming up on and do so. I was able to get into this place. I bought the duplex for eighty. One thousand my mortgage was six fifteen and there was attended one side for four seventy five Market rent was like five fifty. So i was like okay. Well this could. this could work nothing else. I'm going to be paying one hundred and whatever that math is one hundred forty dollars a month out of pocket for the mortgage as opposed to the five fifty. I was paying on rent. And i probably should've used the. Va loan on that but nobody knows anything about the va. Loan and the lender actually told me not to because he told me quote unquote you can only use it once which is wrong air so much confusion around the va loan. I hope that somebody someday we'll sit down with a really great lender and talk all about the. Va loan and if they have already it would be awesome to link to that in the show notes because the va loan is only applicable to who service members veterans Some federal employees but generally just service members and veterans. Okay so that's not necessarily all of our audience. But i think it's really important to note that you can use it more than once you can use it a lot more than once. You can use it as many times as you want. There's some stipulations there. Because you have to renew the eligibility and after two or three times it gets kind of kind of convoluted but you can the first time you can use it. There's no limit on it anymore. So you can go and buy. There's a guy. I don't wanna knock on wood right now. There's a guy under contract on a triplex for one point. Six million dollars in the bay area right now that we're we're helping and he's going to basically move into this thing zero down and he's high income earner out of the military veteran and in the medical field so he's got a good day but he's gonna pay zero down get like two and a quarter two and a half percent interest on this thing and his tenants are essentially going to pay the mortgage and then he's going to be on the hook for maintenance repairs.

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Investigations Continue as Questions About the Capitol Riot Remain Unanswered

All In with Chris Hayes

03:58 min | Last month

Investigations Continue as Questions About the Capitol Riot Remain Unanswered

"There are still a lot of questions about other individuals involved in the attack on the as well as the organization and planning behind it fbi's investigating whether foreign governments groups are individuals may have funded extremists who helped plan and execute the january six attack fbi sources telling nbc news that the bureau is examining payments of five hundred thousand dollars in bitcoin apparently by french national two key figures and groups in the alt-right before the riot kind of weird also know the fbi collected thousands of phone and electronic records connected to people at the scene of the rioting including many records from the members of congress and staff members. Who were there. That day. Senator sheldon whitehouse and several fellow. Democrats have called for senate ethics committee. Look into the behavior of the republican colleagues. Tech josh hawley. In relation to the events of january six and today democratic congressman. Eric swallow of california actually filed a lawsuit. And it's the second lawsuit on this on these actions. This lawsuit accuses former president. Donald trump his son. Donald trump junior republic rudy giuliani republican congressman mo brooks of alabama of violating federal civil rights law and local incitement laws with their speeches at that rally near the white house in the morning of january six lawsuit. Alleges the capital attack was quote a direct and foreseeable consequence the defendants false incendiary allegations of fraud and theft and indirect presponse. The defendants calls for violence. Gerstein is a senior legal affairs reporter at politico where he has been covering the arrest of trump appointing federico klein and he joins me now. Josh i saw this story and obviously this guy was like particularly high up the state department but it i read the story. I thought he had left. He was working there right like until the end of the trump term. That's right chris. I was told. He tendered his resignation on january nineteenth. So that's two weeks after the storming of the capital and it became effective a couple of days later. So i guess he was wandering around at foggy bottom knowing full well that he had taken part as the video appears to depict in this assault on the nation's capital on the congress. Tell us a little more about this individual. So he's forty two years old He served in the marine corps in iraq. According to his mother. I haven't been able to determine much in terms of a work history. He had a couple jobs on capitol hill about fifteen twenty years ago as an intern briefly working for the house. Small business committee but he seems to have sort of potted around to different Different kinds of posts before fetching up at the trump campaign in twenty sixteen. There are pictures on his facebook page showing him a working at trump tower. I believe on election night in two thousand sixteen with a couple of other young men there and then he managed to turn that into a political appointee job at the state department in this special assistant a position. Exactly what he did. There is also a little murky. I have to say. I spoke to a number of people last night. Who worked in this department at the state department office at the state department and a lot of them didn't know him or said they'd only met him briefly he seems to have ended up an office that handled brazilian and what they call the southern cone affairs. I think those are the andes countries and somebody told me he was eventually transferred a believe it or not chris to the freedom of information act office which is not usually the career trajectory. Most people in government are looking for this quote from his mother. Cecelia klein saying that fred's politics burn a little hot. She said i've never known him to violate the law. I believe is. He said he was on the mall that day. I don't have any neural. Ever ask him unless he tells me where where he was after he was on the mall.

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S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

Courage to Fight Again

34:04 min | Last month

S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

"Hey just a quick before we get things kicked off here. I do want to let you know that. There is some strong language throughout this episode so listener discretion is advised. If there's five step process but there's indefinite general over overarching rules that she must consider but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at compeer in the wall and analyzing while i'm analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening pay. Everyone welcome to season six episode. Five of we served now. What it on this podcast. I do my very best to answer the questions. That veterans and their families are all ready asking my name is aaron perkins on the host of this show and the founder of courage to fight again an hour parent organization. I'm also the author of resolve. Which is a step by. Step guide for q the veteran to help you rediscover purpose meaning and passion and your post military life. Today's topic when the show is via a disability. What you need to do to submit it and not just what to do with. How do it bright outta appeal it. Should you appeal that well. That work all those things and more in today's show. I had a chance to sit down with a couple of really great guys who have done their homework on this. They do this kind of thing. Every single day. Greg colton and will simmons and we set down and chat or mojos that hour and a half i had to cut out unfortunately a lot of that conversation but the week to that full interview can click on the link in the show notes. And that'll take you to a form review request access to that whole uncut interview. And you could watch that in its entirety video interviewed. Please please take advantage of that. But for now i'm going to get out of the way. Make this intro as short and sweet as possible and let you hear the part of the show. The part of our conversation that i was able to stick into this episode here fleas. Enjoy my conversation with greg. Colton and wilson's check it out. Well i am here today with two honestly powerhouses in this field talking about increasing eight disability benefits. I'm here with gregg golden easy. Us navy veteran. This guy has twenty five twenty five years of sea level experience in financial technology compliance security investigation. All these things he's worked with numerous law firms used his own experience with the va to build something really cool. And i know he's gonna wanna talk about that more on this show but it's very good to have you on the show today greg. I'm also here with will simmons. He's a us army veteran former va founder. And managing attorney at simmons law. And i gotta tell you. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable. Duo to answer veterans questions about va a disability benefits. So i want to just say to both you guys. Welcome to we serve now. What oh thank you very much Very happy to be here with you. you know my own experience of five years in the navy and thinking i came out and was was everything was great. You know always young. And i was happy in that aitken painted matter a whole lot. You know then. I got my late forties and early fifties and realized yeah does kind of hurt a little. Bit so yeah. I'm happy to be here with you and Look forward to the conversation. Will everybody will simmons Absolutely happy to talk to you today. About incentive Something near and dear to my heart. china passion play for me Having gone from ten percent disabled the a lump sum of less than eight hundred bucks and a holy shit. Now what am i gonna digress. My life to one hundred percent permanent total my law degree and my mba so There are programs out there to better your life and puts you in a position to dramatically. Change your life for the better and happy to talk about that too. That awesome awesome. Well let's start our conversation today guys with the transition out of the military. Maybe greg we can start with you. Tell me a bit more about your own transition story what you did right what you wish. You would have known things like that sure. Well you know when. I got out of those one clive in the military. I went through paramedic school in my last year in the military. So i was busy guy for you know. Fourteen sixteen months in the last days in the military. I was also going to civilian paramedic school. So i didn't sleep in as i got out. I worked as a paramedic and did fine. And then i realized that really didn't make a whole heck of a lot of money for all of the responsibilities that i had and that i wanted to do more but i wasn't quite sure how to do. And if i if. I known then what i know now. I would have in fact on to law school however i was a single parent of a two year old and a five year old and i did that for more than fifteen years and i can assure you that. There's nothing fun about going full time college and also trying to get You know to be a good parent and to provide the income necessary and i had that entrepreneurial spirit and i wanted to grow in in and have a big business that that was bringing the wealth i wanted and building it from my retirement and it just There wasn't a lot of of a maps out there. Do this do this do this do this. And through twenty five years of experience. I figured it out and and we've done well and i'm in. I'm thrilled with my past. The navy taught me so much about responsibility and accountability and and those are certainly tenants to be an entrepreneur. No question about it but there was no road map. There was no getting out of the military. Didn't here's your step plans being successful on your own It was it was really hard. So i'm glad to be your health. Talk about that in the journey Will tell us about you and your journey. It was definitely a different Yeah absolutely so i was. How do i even begin this When i joined the military. I joined in forty days. Forty five days before nine. Eleven and I was an architecture student at the time. Indiana national guard kind of do a my weekend. Warriors thing and In after nine. Eleven i i just couldn't physically sit there and design buildings that we're gonna be used to blow people and caused devastation. I wanted to change that. And so i went active duty and went to school and in sadly my entire time in the military was was spent in school one school to the next and in one of those schools. I got banged up. Injured prior to going getting acceptance to west point from enlisted to the academy so i went to west point for two years while i was there. Got my injury that i sustained during active duty. The kid exacerbated to the point that i could no longer sir and unceremoniously. I went home with a ten percent disability. Seven seven hundred eighty bucks or something like that. Night came from west point to sit on my parents. Couch i legitimately want to move. I didn't even know your podcast existed until last week but eyesight. Now what what the heck am i gonna do the rest of my life. I had zero idea. I went from the premier leadership institute in the world to not knowing. I didn't know what the heck did so I decided that applied at schools Just just keep the ball moving and Quickly went to indiana university. Got into the business. School in really just fell in love with entrepreneurship and i let that passion takeover You know my healing process from you. Know both physical and emotional fiercely all of it. I needed to mend myself after coming out of the military. And it's a hell of a won't talk to make that work but Anyway yeah i mean. The transition was man. I don i even describe the transition with it was so unbelievably difficult. It shouldn't need to in needed to be a conversation with a counselor commonality military that said you know. What do you want. do the rest of your life. This is the direction you go and go. Do it can i. It was a lot of soul searching to find. It ought to be honest. But now i've been imagined doing anything else. Couldn't imagine sitting my day any other way when i do and holy shit i get paid for it. I mean oh my god. That's the best. The best thing in the world i completely agree with you will on on that. Come out and you're just in this hot this this song in this hayes in your you have so little direction and even if you had a career counselor to try to talk to you. I don't know if it's just you don't know what you're doing in life because you're so mean you don't stand different concepts yet but man you're just lost wandering out there in and Yeah i grabbed me by accident eck and smack me up a little bit. I do right by sagar i absolutely. I think if there's one thing that i absolutely did right was i I jumped head head on into school and education and building might tool set. Because i wasn't relying solely on the things that i learned in the military to to be jumping off point. I realized i had a heck of a lot of catching up to do. And and that's where the education started for me And obviously i didn't quit. And in fact i found a way to make sure that i didn't have to pay for which was really you know that was. The true transition story was okay. Hang on a second Your bettering yourself. And you're getting somebody else. Pay the bill. This this is something should write a book about Because a lot of that cedeno that hidden. I mean that was one of my biggest struggles was coming out and being twenty five seven a two year old and a five year old that i was literally racing by myself and i was taking eighteen credit hours Getting my degree in biochemistry with minor in english lit. And i you know eighteen credit hours trying to take care to five hundred worked at the same time you know you can get loans and all the rest of it but if you don't have a good nation in what's possible. I had no idea. I was eligible for vote. Rehab you know. When i went i had gi bill and believe it or not. The college never applied the gi bill. I paid for everything out of my own. And even though i was eligible for the gi. Bill is all the time it's really sad is what it comes down to that. We have the capability had had. I recognized what was was there army. And i recognize these benefits. Were there than i could have slowed down and cast in my kids. Now's a roof over their head and not had trying to kill myself to get through it in a short period of time And it would have changed the trajectory of my life. I you know. I watched medical school. Go out the door. Because i couldn't do an internship and be a single parent and i couldn't do medical school and be a single parent. Too young kids had. I had those benefits and recognized that they were available to me. I could have done more. I could've figure things out that's not bad. I mean i. I love where i'm at today but it could have been so much easier. Had i known about all the benefits that are out there. Not just disability. But is as you're talking about. Well the both rehab and the gi bill and things don't get taken advantage of profitable now. I was just gonna say we. We actually just talked about that. I think it was in the last episode about gi bill and how you can leverage it with the Volk rehab well. Vr program now but Leverage that you know those two you know really great benefits to you get further education. Everything i know when i got out You know. I'm sitting in the end of the transition not unit but are transitioning out processing briefings. Right and they're telling us about the va. I knew zero about the. Va except that veterans. Go to the. Va that's really all. I knew about it and they and they told us like. Hey go to the hospital like on post go hospital get your medical records and take him upstairs. Because i had a v. Va office fort hood. They had a. Va office up. Like start for a said okay. Cool and so. I took them and they said okay. Cool we got your medical records like okay to me. It was just another task. I had. I literally had no idea that i was submitting my va. Disability claim audios. Like somebody told me to give you these. I guess this is how i get officially into the va and become a veteran so to speak at someone like your most crucial claim and there you are getting pushed by the system through their said that you're not on purpose fan. That was done on purpose for years and years. And call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever but the truth of the matter is this is mon mon Insurance company pan out benefits and they've got an minimize this as much as far as sharing and you know the the the the hard part was to that by the time i did my first what do you call that first. Compensation exam with the with the doctor or the nurse practitioner. Whatever she was I'm still in tough guy mode. I'm still like yeah. Her s- i'm good. I can you know. I'm sure i can just suck it up for a little while. I didn't realize it's supposed to go there and just be blatantly. Honest like holy crap. This hurts this hurts. This hurts and i can't do this anymore. And i just went. I was like no. This is fine. Do you have anything no. i'm fine. no i'm good. I had no. I d like there was no. There's no plan there's no. There's no one at that point in the transition to to really tell me. Hey this is what you should be doing. This is the level of scrutiny. That they're going to look at your. Va claim with and this is the level of of intensity you need to put to it when you submit it so we can talk about that a little bit like what. What was your guys. Experience with The va disability claims program. I i know with mine drag. Mom i was cormon and i and i was I was one of the supervisors of the ambulance service in and they will. Hospital orlando in the training center training center there and when i sat down out processing with personnel. I still to this day. Remember sitting down at that gray metal desk. And here's somebody that's not much older than me on the other side of the desk in. They're typing out my dvd fourteen. And they're asking me different questions on a checklist and you know how many problems not have any problems you know. Got both of my legs. I got both my arms You know i can hear you talking fine which goes exactly to the point. You're making aaron. And i don't think it was bravado on my side is much as not understanding to transition process and the purpose of the questions being asked as they apply to me in my future not to mention. Let's let's young. Were coming from the military where it's shut the hell up in suck it up. Well it's not only that pervasiveness in the military will absolutely but there's a pervasiveness in the medical side on top of that of we don't go to call unless we are on death's doorstep i had owns and you know i'm i'm urinating blood. I went to the er. I was terrified. I didn't know anything about kidney. Stones about point. I tell you when you look down. Ten o'clock at night and the toilet bowl is you're ready to go to bed. You see bright red blood. You're going to the er right now when they didn't ask me about that as i al processed. I didn't recognize that. The jimmy stones that my kidneys continued to put out than started in the military. Were something that should have been taking care of for in evaluating before on the disability side. And so you know as as a cormon. My knees hurt my back. Hurt dr a are you know my gird. hey dot. Can you write me. Something for this. Ensures tagamet for this there was never any documentation. It was me and my buddy. The doctor who wrote something if i wanted it or b who went to the cabinet and opened up and took out the a hundred older motrin. It took it myself just like i told my fellow shipmates to do or the. You know the marine corps guys that i worked with to do so i mean there was a pervasiveness medicine on top of. What will we say about. The pervasiveness of we have a missions. Do the military. Our mission is to get the dadgum job done. Every single time is not to be standing in sakala. Whine about how this hurts. Don't it well. i'm sorry. I didn't mean now. You know. i think it's for me. I was you know i dealt with something that i deal with. Almost every with almost every veteran client that deal with. It's it's it's a pervasive problem. That every better needs to know you're going to be under compensated for some of your disabilities and you're gonna be overcompensated for some disabilities and when you're coming out of service and you get med boarded for something you know for me. I was hellbent on getting my chest fix chest and backs back rated properly in even though chefs in particular the maximum benefit. I could ever get no matter how hard i tried and no matter what i did was ten percent no matter what so yourself the net absolutely ruined my military career. That is only gonna ever pay me ten percent. I'm sitting. you're banging my head against the wall for at least five years fighting that fight when there was literally nothing i could do. I had to learn the system the right way you gotta do end arounds and connect everything possible to this in order to make sure that your stated appropriately for the actual shit that you're dealing against off that took years to figure out when you don't have somebody holding your hand through the through the that's really true. I mean in my case. I knew the was there that can provides healthcare benefits. But i had a job. I had healthcare benefits. I didn't mean to be a and i correctly and incorrectly depending on how you look at it. I wanted that benefit to be more available my fellow brethren who actually needed it and couldn't make it private healthcare good private healthcare because the. Va does a as much as they get. Beaten up in the news over. they do. Try very hard. You've healthcare Chewed the veterans other. They can't do better but it's not because they're trying to do that. And so i wanted that that benefit of healthcare to be availed more available. My brother and i never looked into. It wasn't until we want to buy a house and property. You're in texas the realtor said. So what's your your disability rating. And which i giggled including talking about and she goes well with your own. You won't have a fun in fee in taxes. You will either of your property taxes reduced or abated completely if you have disability and i said i don't have any disability. I have both my legs and lower. Did she said idiot. I've known you long time. And i know your kidney stone started in service. I know you're back. Problems started from when you were. Emc girl medic in the military in the military. How can you not have this ability rating. And i wasn't out looking for the money. I was making okay money so i never went searching for those benefits and you know that makes that much more difficult woken. Tell you when you're now twenty. Five years ho service. And the g jared processes are really starting to kick in that began in the military to then through this this connection. It would be much easier on him and i if we get the veteran. Who's diagnosed in service with my backers a bit. You know. I have a strain. I have whatever that turns into severe Disabling degenerative disk disease or herniation in those sorts of things. It'd be so much easier if those that are ins new on the way out. I need a copy of my medical records. I need diagnosis in the military. I need imaging. Studies are is cat. Scans whatever to show this. Something started in the military. Because we can tie that together much more easily absolutely and i think with the be. Dd program the benefits Direct delivery program that the provides This new system. I'm helping quite a bit of Servicemembers transition out of the military the contact meteorology and they want help going through their initial claim. You know it's something that You know you can't charge for it's a you know it's a. It's a pro bono thing but the end of the day were taken bets. Soldiers vets who are transitioning out on their first you know their initial claim walking out of the room with a ninety percent. Walk on service. Now we're sitting here fighting on. You know that most important ten percent on the backside to get you to the hundred percent but we're a heck of a lot closer than that thirty percent of the twenty percent that you're getting when you're walking out of there like a hero like you and i are all of us did back at our generation you know there's various services connection is an art. It is not a science. It is an art all day long you. There are ways to stack disabilities on top of each other to maximize your coins. And if you do not know what you are doing you are doing it wrong here. What it takes strength or something. We said to will as a process that that is like everything else that all veterans doing the military. There's a procedure. Here's your procedure. One five and the average veteran doesn't understand it is a legal process. There are statutes. The congress is there are regulations that implement those statues that the va is put out is a legal process and it involves medicine so it's a combination of the legal side in the medical side and the average joe out there doesn't understand the law at that level and doesn't understand medicine at that level to connect all of this stuff together both legally and medically right and so let's dive into the details a little bit of that initial. Va disparity claim you know. Will you talk about it. Being an art and greg you talked about it being a legal proceeding. Is there even a three step. Five step nine step seventeen step process. That veterans can look at and say. Okay here's what i need to do. And here's how. I need to submit that claim. I don't know if there's a five step process but there's definite general over overarching rules that you must consider and And i think most important if i could say This is your kids Number one takeaway take notes Holy shit do. Not shotgun approach your. Va clays do not claim. Every single fingernail do not claim every single to- fungus. It's not gonna get you paid number one and number two. It's going to paint you in a corner so bad no attorney can get you out of just because you have dirty your file. You're talking about non attorneys who are adjudicating legal cases. These people do not practice law. They are practicing what they feel in. Our job is to show what disability looks like as plainly as possible so that we can either capitalize on that person's Motive to assist the veteran or To somehow paint over bad in a file because you absolutely are are leaving a trail of tears when you are claiming a shotgun approach to your to your veterans claims Number step is only claimed things that you are legally entitled to claim so it's going to require a little bit of research on your part to know what you're entitled to but that's that's my claim to everybody number one only clean things that you're entitled Because once you start claiming things that you're not entitled to the most important thing that you can not lose that you just gave away is your a benefit of the doubt that fifty percent and when it's as least as likely as not it's you're full of shit and you're claiming everything under the sun You just lost your fifty percent when it comes to the thing that's going to get you hundred percent. Yeah i think all take off on that in a little bit of of education. The vast majority of raiders as will can tell you are veterans. They want to help their fellow veterans. That's why they get that job. However the vast majority are not attorneys and just like we were talking about procedures few minutes ago. That's what they do. They have a manual called the young twenty one one and it is a procedure manual. They claim they step through the procedures. Won- jews hyperlink year like there for five six hyperlink there is. I wish it was. It's not to say there isn't some feeling in it. I mean there there is they are the trier of fact they get to be the arbitrator in adjudicate the claim but they do get that interpretation on their side in trying to decide. What's right and what's wrong is disconnected is not but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at line compeer in the law analyzing walleye analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening. No they are now providing a claim. You know it's transitioning to the other point. He made a providing claims that are not shotgun that you're entitled to. What does that mean rethinks. You have a current diagnosis. You have continuity of your condition meaning you. didn't you know. Get a bruise in boot camp. In your thirty years later. Trying to to say i have a problem. You have to be able to document the progression so he is a little bit different than degenerative disk disease that you may have had back pain and service but it didn't really degenerate until a certain point but then it kept getting worse and worse document how it kept getting worse and worse documented in a law whether it's a blood pressure log a headache log of that in law document the continuity of that condition and the third component of that is the next service. How did that. How did service relate to your claim. It didn't have to 'cause it. You could had a car accident while you were stationed florida. That caused an injury service. Puts you in florida. Therefore that disability the you weren't combat got shot and you got that disability but it's still considered service connected because the military had you stationed there so it's not causation. Its relation to. But if you don't have continuity veterans lose every time is you know. Oh i had this. Bigger hangnail. And i had this. This shotgun approach. Yes but that's not a chronic condition. It's a one time edition. Thank you so much will and greg and has been so great heavy on the show. This has been absolutely amazing. we will share some next steps with our audience in the show notes as we don't have time to cover today but this has been so so great guys. I cannot wait to publish this here in just a few days once we get through the very long process. Now because we've been on here for almost an hour and a half. Oh man what get through this very low process of you know post producing this but This has been really great. I know i've learned a lot. No doubt our listeners have learned a lot. Thank you guys so much for coming on the show really really enjoyed having you absolutely are i would not try and in a motor selves doll. But there's more information both in blogs articles that are on our websites on the im l. a. r. dot com their blogs articles about all his unstuffy also webinars that the media von normal basis. That has a lot of money on and join this martin. I'm ask questions where you're to help end. Try and elton's many veterans hand and your minds and you'll get them guys. Make yourselves better absolutely. I wish i wish. I got a website to promote them in the middle of fixing it right now so Sadly i've got a lotta latin or the we're working on that Were growing like crazy. This last year and a half. It's been unbelievable in worth To do a little self promotion where we're entirely. We're all veteran. were were all disabled vets. For all young where he's All worked on the inside. Su know how all the systems work so there we'd and accurately communicate with the that's how we run a different off practice than everybody else who's We what these guys who they're fighting against and there's a alive easier way that i hope you've enjoyed this segment of the interview. Now to listen to the full interview click on the lincoln the show notes fill out that form and we will email that link directly to you again until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.

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S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

Courage to Fight Again

34:04 min | Last month

S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

"Hey just a quick before we get things kicked off here. I do want to let you know that. There is some strong language throughout this episode so listener discretion is advised. If there's five step process but there's indefinite general over overarching rules that she must consider but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at compeer in the wall and analyzing while i'm analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening pay. Everyone welcome to season six episode. Five of we served now. What it on this podcast. I do my very best to answer the questions. That veterans and their families are all ready asking my name is aaron perkins on the host of this show and the founder of courage to fight again an hour parent organization. I'm also the author of resolve. Which is a step by. Step guide for q the veteran to help you rediscover purpose meaning and passion and your post military life. Today's topic when the show is via a disability. What you need to do to submit it and not just what to do with. How do it bright outta appeal it. Should you appeal that well. That work all those things and more in today's show. I had a chance to sit down with a couple of really great guys who have done their homework on this. They do this kind of thing. Every single day. Greg colton and will simmons and we set down and chat or mojos that hour and a half i had to cut out unfortunately a lot of that conversation but the week to that full interview can click on the link in the show notes. And that'll take you to a form review request access to that whole uncut interview. And you could watch that in its entirety video interviewed. Please please take advantage of that. But for now i'm going to get out of the way. Make this intro as short and sweet as possible and let you hear the part of the show. The part of our conversation that i was able to stick into this episode here fleas. Enjoy my conversation with greg. Colton and wilson's check it out. Well i am here today with two honestly powerhouses in this field talking about increasing eight disability benefits. I'm here with gregg golden easy. Us navy veteran. This guy has twenty five twenty five years of sea level experience in financial technology compliance security investigation. All these things he's worked with numerous law firms used his own experience with the va to build something really cool. And i know he's gonna wanna talk about that more on this show but it's very good to have you on the show today greg. I'm also here with will simmons. He's a us army veteran former va founder. And managing attorney at simmons law. And i gotta tell you. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable. Duo to answer veterans questions about va a disability benefits. So i want to just say to both you guys. Welcome to we serve now. What oh thank you very much Very happy to be here with you. you know my own experience of five years in the navy and thinking i came out and was was everything was great. You know always young. And i was happy in that aitken painted matter a whole lot. You know then. I got my late forties and early fifties and realized yeah does kind of hurt a little. Bit so yeah. I'm happy to be here with you and Look forward to the conversation. Will everybody will simmons Absolutely happy to talk to you today. About incentive Something near and dear to my heart. china passion play for me Having gone from ten percent disabled the a lump sum of less than eight hundred bucks and a holy shit. Now what am i gonna digress. My life to one hundred percent permanent total my law degree and my mba so There are programs out there to better your life and puts you in a position to dramatically. Change your life for the better and happy to talk about that too. That awesome awesome. Well let's start our conversation today guys with the transition out of the military. Maybe greg we can start with you. Tell me a bit more about your own transition story what you did right what you wish. You would have known things like that sure. Well you know when. I got out of those one clive in the military. I went through paramedic school in my last year in the military. So i was busy guy for you know. Fourteen sixteen months in the last days in the military. I was also going to civilian paramedic school. So i didn't sleep in as i got out. I worked as a paramedic and did fine. And then i realized that really didn't make a whole heck of a lot of money for all of the responsibilities that i had and that i wanted to do more but i wasn't quite sure how to do. And if i if. I known then what i know now. I would have in fact on to law school however i was a single parent of a two year old and a five year old and i did that for more than fifteen years and i can assure you that. There's nothing fun about going full time college and also trying to get You know to be a good parent and to provide the income necessary and i had that entrepreneurial spirit and i wanted to grow in in and have a big business that that was bringing the wealth i wanted and building it from my retirement and it just There wasn't a lot of of a maps out there. Do this do this do this do this. And through twenty five years of experience. I figured it out and and we've done well and i'm in. I'm thrilled with my past. The navy taught me so much about responsibility and accountability and and those are certainly tenants to be an entrepreneur. No question about it but there was no road map. There was no getting out of the military. Didn't here's your step plans being successful on your own It was it was really hard. So i'm glad to be your health. Talk about that in the journey Will tell us about you and your journey. It was definitely a different Yeah absolutely so i was. How do i even begin this When i joined the military. I joined in forty days. Forty five days before nine. Eleven and I was an architecture student at the time. Indiana national guard kind of do a my weekend. Warriors thing and In after nine. Eleven i i just couldn't physically sit there and design buildings that we're gonna be used to blow people and caused devastation. I wanted to change that. And so i went active duty and went to school and in sadly my entire time in the military was was spent in school one school to the next and in one of those schools. I got banged up. Injured prior to going getting acceptance to west point from enlisted to the academy so i went to west point for two years while i was there. Got my injury that i sustained during active duty. The kid exacerbated to the point that i could no longer sir and unceremoniously. I went home with a ten percent disability. Seven seven hundred eighty bucks or something like that. Night came from west point to sit on my parents. Couch i legitimately want to move. I didn't even know your podcast existed until last week but eyesight. Now what what the heck am i gonna do the rest of my life. I had zero idea. I went from the premier leadership institute in the world to not knowing. I didn't know what the heck did so I decided that applied at schools Just just keep the ball moving and Quickly went to indiana university. Got into the business. School in really just fell in love with entrepreneurship and i let that passion takeover You know my healing process from you. Know both physical and emotional fiercely all of it. I needed to mend myself after coming out of the military. And it's a hell of a won't talk to make that work but Anyway yeah i mean. The transition was man. I don i even describe the transition with it was so unbelievably difficult. It shouldn't need to in needed to be a conversation with a counselor commonality military that said you know. What do you want. do the rest of your life. This is the direction you go and go. Do it can i. It was a lot of soul searching to find. It ought to be honest. But now i've been imagined doing anything else. Couldn't imagine sitting my day any other way when i do and holy shit i get paid for it. I mean oh my god. That's the best. The best thing in the world i completely agree with you will on on that. Come out and you're just in this hot this this song in this hayes in your you have so little direction and even if you had a career counselor to try to talk to you. I don't know if it's just you don't know what you're doing in life because you're so mean you don't stand different concepts yet but man you're just lost wandering out there in and Yeah i grabbed me by accident eck and smack me up a little bit. I do right by sagar i absolutely. I think if there's one thing that i absolutely did right was i I jumped head head on into school and education and building might tool set. Because i wasn't relying solely on the things that i learned in the military to to be jumping off point. I realized i had a heck of a lot of catching up to do. And and that's where the education started for me And obviously i didn't quit. And in fact i found a way to make sure that i didn't have to pay for which was really you know that was. The true transition story was okay. Hang on a second Your bettering yourself. And you're getting somebody else. Pay the bill. This this is something should write a book about Because a lot of that cedeno that hidden. I mean that was one of my biggest struggles was coming out and being twenty five seven a two year old and a five year old that i was literally racing by myself and i was taking eighteen credit hours Getting my degree in biochemistry with minor in english lit. And i you know eighteen credit hours trying to take care to five hundred worked at the same time you know you can get loans and all the rest of it but if you don't have a good nation in what's possible. I had no idea. I was eligible for vote. Rehab you know. When i went i had gi bill and believe it or not. The college never applied the gi bill. I paid for everything out of my own. And even though i was eligible for the gi. Bill is all the time it's really sad is what it comes down to that. We have the capability had had. I recognized what was was there army. And i recognize these benefits. Were there than i could have slowed down and cast in my kids. Now's a roof over their head and not had trying to kill myself to get through it in a short period of time And it would have changed the trajectory of my life. I you know. I watched medical school. Go out the door. Because i couldn't do an internship and be a single parent and i couldn't do medical school and be a single parent. Too young kids had. I had those benefits and recognized that they were available to me. I could have done more. I could've figure things out that's not bad. I mean i. I love where i'm at today but it could have been so much easier. Had i known about all the benefits that are out there. Not just disability. But is as you're talking about. Well the both rehab and the gi bill and things don't get taken advantage of profitable now. I was just gonna say we. We actually just talked about that. I think it was in the last episode about gi bill and how you can leverage it with the Volk rehab well. Vr program now but Leverage that you know those two you know really great benefits to you get further education. Everything i know when i got out You know. I'm sitting in the end of the transition not unit but are transitioning out processing briefings. Right and they're telling us about the va. I knew zero about the. Va except that veterans. Go to the. Va that's really all. I knew about it and they and they told us like. Hey go to the hospital like on post go hospital get your medical records and take him upstairs. Because i had a v. Va office fort hood. They had a. Va office up. Like start for a said okay. Cool and so. I took them and they said okay. Cool we got your medical records like okay to me. It was just another task. I had. I literally had no idea that i was submitting my va. Disability claim audios. Like somebody told me to give you these. I guess this is how i get officially into the va and become a veteran so to speak at someone like your most crucial claim and there you are getting pushed by the system through their said that you're not on purpose fan. That was done on purpose for years and years. And call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever but the truth of the matter is this is mon mon Insurance company pan out benefits and they've got an minimize this as much as far as sharing and you know the the the the hard part was to that by the time i did my first what do you call that first. Compensation exam with the with the doctor or the nurse practitioner. Whatever she was I'm still in tough guy mode. I'm still like yeah. Her s- i'm good. I can you know. I'm sure i can just suck it up for a little while. I didn't realize it's supposed to go there and just be blatantly. Honest like holy crap. This hurts this hurts. This hurts and i can't do this anymore. And i just went. I was like no. This is fine. Do you have anything no. i'm fine. no i'm good. I had no. I d like there was no. There's no plan there's no. There's no one at that point in the transition to to really tell me. Hey this is what you should be doing. This is the level of scrutiny. That they're going to look at your. Va claim with and this is the level of of intensity you need to put to it when you submit it so we can talk about that a little bit like what. What was your guys. Experience with The va disability claims program. I i know with mine drag. Mom i was cormon and i and i was I was one of the supervisors of the ambulance service in and they will. Hospital orlando in the training center training center there and when i sat down out processing with personnel. I still to this day. Remember sitting down at that gray metal desk. And here's somebody that's not much older than me on the other side of the desk in. They're typing out my dvd fourteen. And they're asking me different questions on a checklist and you know how many problems not have any problems you know. Got both of my legs. I got both my arms You know i can hear you talking fine which goes exactly to the point. You're making aaron. And i don't think it was bravado on my side is much as not understanding to transition process and the purpose of the questions being asked as they apply to me in my future not to mention. Let's let's young. Were coming from the military where it's shut the hell up in suck it up. Well it's not only that pervasiveness in the military will absolutely but there's a pervasiveness in the medical side on top of that of we don't go to call unless we are on death's doorstep i had owns and you know i'm i'm urinating blood. I went to the er. I was terrified. I didn't know anything about kidney. Stones about point. I tell you when you look down. Ten o'clock at night and the toilet bowl is you're ready to go to bed. You see bright red blood. You're going to the er right now when they didn't ask me about that as i al processed. I didn't recognize that. The jimmy stones that my kidneys continued to put out than started in the military. Were something that should have been taking care of for in evaluating before on the disability side. And so you know as as a cormon. My knees hurt my back. Hurt dr a are you know my gird. hey dot. Can you write me. Something for this. Ensures tagamet for this there was never any documentation. It was me and my buddy. The doctor who wrote something if i wanted it or b who went to the cabinet and opened up and took out the a hundred older motrin. It took it myself just like i told my fellow shipmates to do or the. You know the marine corps guys that i worked with to do so i mean there was a pervasiveness medicine on top of. What will we say about. The pervasiveness of we have a missions. Do the military. Our mission is to get the dadgum job done. Every single time is not to be standing in sakala. Whine about how this hurts. Don't it well. i'm sorry. I didn't mean now. You know. i think it's for me. I was you know i dealt with something that i deal with. Almost every with almost every veteran client that deal with. It's it's it's a pervasive problem. That every better needs to know you're going to be under compensated for some of your disabilities and you're gonna be overcompensated for some disabilities and when you're coming out of service and you get med boarded for something you know for me. I was hellbent on getting my chest fix chest and backs back rated properly in even though chefs in particular the maximum benefit. I could ever get no matter how hard i tried and no matter what i did was ten percent no matter what so yourself the net absolutely ruined my military career. That is only gonna ever pay me ten percent. I'm sitting. you're banging my head against the wall for at least five years fighting that fight when there was literally nothing i could do. I had to learn the system the right way you gotta do end arounds and connect everything possible to this in order to make sure that your stated appropriately for the actual shit that you're dealing against off that took years to figure out when you don't have somebody holding your hand through the through the that's really true. I mean in my case. I knew the was there that can provides healthcare benefits. But i had a job. I had healthcare benefits. I didn't mean to be a and i correctly and incorrectly depending on how you look at it. I wanted that benefit to be more available my fellow brethren who actually needed it and couldn't make it private healthcare good private healthcare because the. Va does a as much as they get. Beaten up in the news over. they do. Try very hard. You've healthcare Chewed the veterans other. They can't do better but it's not because they're trying to do that. And so i wanted that that benefit of healthcare to be availed more available. My brother and i never looked into. It wasn't until we want to buy a house and property. You're in texas the realtor said. So what's your your disability rating. And which i giggled including talking about and she goes well with your own. You won't have a fun in fee in taxes. You will either of your property taxes reduced or abated completely if you have disability and i said i don't have any disability. I have both my legs and lower. Did she said idiot. I've known you long time. And i know your kidney stone started in service. I know you're back. Problems started from when you were. Emc girl medic in the military in the military. How can you not have this ability rating. And i wasn't out looking for the money. I was making okay money so i never went searching for those benefits and you know that makes that much more difficult woken. Tell you when you're now twenty. Five years ho service. And the g jared processes are really starting to kick in that began in the military to then through this this connection. It would be much easier on him and i if we get the veteran. Who's diagnosed in service with my backers a bit. You know. I have a strain. I have whatever that turns into severe Disabling degenerative disk disease or herniation in those sorts of things. It'd be so much easier if those that are ins new on the way out. I need a copy of my medical records. I need diagnosis in the military. I need imaging. Studies are is cat. Scans whatever to show this. Something started in the military. Because we can tie that together much more easily absolutely and i think with the be. Dd program the benefits Direct delivery program that the provides This new system. I'm helping quite a bit of Servicemembers transition out of the military the contact meteorology and they want help going through their initial claim. You know it's something that You know you can't charge for it's a you know it's a. It's a pro bono thing but the end of the day were taken bets. Soldiers vets who are transitioning out on their first you know their initial claim walking out of the room with a ninety percent. Walk on service. Now we're sitting here fighting on. You know that most important ten percent on the backside to get you to the hundred percent but we're a heck of a lot closer than that thirty percent of the twenty percent that you're getting when you're walking out of there like a hero like you and i are all of us did back at our generation you know there's various services connection is an art. It is not a science. It is an art all day long you. There are ways to stack disabilities on top of each other to maximize your coins. And if you do not know what you are doing you are doing it wrong here. What it takes strength or something. We said to will as a process that that is like everything else that all veterans doing the military. There's a procedure. Here's your procedure. One five and the average veteran doesn't understand it is a legal process. There are statutes. The congress is there are regulations that implement those statues that the va is put out is a legal process and it involves medicine so it's a combination of the legal side in the medical side and the average joe out there doesn't understand the law at that level and doesn't understand medicine at that level to connect all of this stuff together both legally and medically right and so let's dive into the details a little bit of that initial. Va disparity claim you know. Will you talk about it. Being an art and greg you talked about it being a legal proceeding. Is there even a three step. Five step nine step seventeen step process. That veterans can look at and say. Okay here's what i need to do. And here's how. I need to submit that claim. I don't know if there's a five step process but there's definite general over overarching rules that you must consider and And i think most important if i could say This is your kids Number one takeaway take notes Holy shit do. Not shotgun approach your. Va clays do not claim. Every single fingernail do not claim every single to- fungus. It's not gonna get you paid number one and number two. It's going to paint you in a corner so bad no attorney can get you out of just because you have dirty your file. You're talking about non attorneys who are adjudicating legal cases. These people do not practice law. They are practicing what they feel in. Our job is to show what disability looks like as plainly as possible so that we can either capitalize on that person's Motive to assist the veteran or To somehow paint over bad in a file because you absolutely are are leaving a trail of tears when you are claiming a shotgun approach to your to your veterans claims Number step is only claimed things that you are legally entitled to claim so it's going to require a little bit of research on your part to know what you're entitled to but that's that's my claim to everybody number one only clean things that you're entitled Because once you start claiming things that you're not entitled to the most important thing that you can not lose that you just gave away is your a benefit of the doubt that fifty percent and when it's as least as likely as not it's you're full of shit and you're claiming everything under the sun You just lost your fifty percent when it comes to the thing that's going to get you hundred percent. Yeah i think all take off on that in a little bit of of education. The vast majority of raiders as will can tell you are veterans. They want to help their fellow veterans. That's why they get that job. However the vast majority are not attorneys and just like we were talking about procedures few minutes ago. That's what they do. They have a manual called the young twenty one one and it is a procedure manual. They claim they step through the procedures. Won- jews hyperlink year like there for five six hyperlink there is. I wish it was. It's not to say there isn't some feeling in it. I mean there there is they are the trier of fact they get to be the arbitrator in adjudicate the claim but they do get that interpretation on their side in trying to decide. What's right and what's wrong is disconnected is not but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at line compeer in the law analyzing walleye analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening. No they are now providing a claim. You know it's transitioning to the other point. He made a providing claims that are not shotgun that you're entitled to. What does that mean rethinks. You have a current diagnosis. You have continuity of your condition meaning you. didn't you know. Get a bruise in boot camp. In your thirty years later. Trying to to say i have a problem. You have to be able to document the progression so he is a little bit different than degenerative disk disease that you may have had back pain and service but it didn't really degenerate until a certain point but then it kept getting worse and worse document how it kept getting worse and worse documented in a law whether it's a blood pressure log a headache log of that in law document the continuity of that condition and the third component of that is the next service. How did that. How did service relate to your claim. It didn't have to 'cause it. You could had a car accident while you were stationed florida. That caused an injury service. Puts you in florida. Therefore that disability the you weren't combat got shot and you got that disability but it's still considered service connected because the military had you stationed there so it's not causation. Its relation to. But if you don't have continuity veterans lose every time is you know. Oh i had this. Bigger hangnail. And i had this. This shotgun approach. Yes but that's not a chronic condition. It's a one time edition. Thank you so much will and greg and has been so great heavy on the show. This has been absolutely amazing. we will share some next steps with our audience in the show notes as we don't have time to cover today but this has been so so great guys. I cannot wait to publish this here in just a few days once we get through the very long process. Now because we've been on here for almost an hour and a half. Oh man what get through this very low process of you know post producing this but This has been really great. I know i've learned a lot. No doubt our listeners have learned a lot. Thank you guys so much for coming on the show really really enjoyed having you absolutely are i would not try and in a motor selves doll. But there's more information both in blogs articles that are on our websites on the im l. a. r. dot com their blogs articles about all his unstuffy also webinars that the media von normal basis. That has a lot of money on and join this martin. I'm ask questions where you're to help end. Try and elton's many veterans hand and your minds and you'll get them guys. Make yourselves better absolutely. I wish i wish. I got a website to promote them in the middle of fixing it right now so Sadly i've got a lotta latin or the we're working on that Were growing like crazy. This last year and a half. It's been unbelievable in worth To do a little self promotion where we're entirely. We're all veteran. were were all disabled vets. For all young where he's All worked on the inside. Su know how all the systems work so there we'd and accurately communicate with the that's how we run a different off practice than everybody else who's We what these guys who they're fighting against and there's a alive easier way that i hope you've enjoyed this segment of the interview. Now to listen to the full interview click on the lincoln the show notes fill out that form and we will email that link directly to you again until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.

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George Shultz, Reagan's longtime secretary of state, dies at 100

Chris Douridas

00:56 sec | 2 months ago

George Shultz, Reagan's longtime secretary of state, dies at 100

"Reagan's longtime secretary of state, George Shultz, has died. He was known for his efforts to boost US relations with the then Soviet Union and to forge a course for peace in the Middle East. NPR's Barbra's front looks at his life born in New York City and 1920 salts enlisted in the Marine Corps shortly after his graduation from Princeton University. He went on to hold a string of high profile positions in President Nixon's administration, including Secretary of Labor, the first director of the Office of Management and Budget and Treasury Secretary. Schulz served as President Reagan's secretary of state, playing a significant role in the easing of tensions between the U. S and the Soviet Union. In 1989. Reagan awarded Schultz the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. In a statement. Schultz, his wife says he died Saturday evening and their Stanford home He was 100 years old. Barbara Sprint NPR NEWS

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You're Going Somewhere. Are You Going Where You Want to Be Going?

Jocko Podcast

05:18 min | 2 months ago

You're Going Somewhere. Are You Going Where You Want to Be Going?

"This is the jaakko underground podcast number. Four with echo. Charles in me jaakko willink good evening echo. Also joining us. Good deal dave good. Evening gave all right. Let's get into the topic of the day. So i know we. We recorded a podcast earlier today. About the marine corps document and Called competing and i of through some stuff at you today. Kind of the in that opening talking about this this leadership and influence continuum so i had neck issues my neck menaka had. I had a problem with my neck. I had woke up one day. This was years ago. I woke up one day and couldn't move. My right arm didn't move So so imagine that you wake up and you can't be right arm. Had some so mean went to the doctor and they started figuring out what to do. Because i had basically some problems in my neck that was causing friction on the nerves. That control my right arm. So i had to do some physical therapy in of and eventually it said they said you know you're gonna need to get surgery to fix this problem. Okay so They gave me basically two options. Well one option was. Don't get surgery in your the longer. It's in this condition the worst chance. It has of recovering. So that's not good but you can't do it if you don't wanna take any chances of getting surgery so the two options so one was called a frame anatomy which they go in through the back of your neck and they basically chip away at some bone and they give the they give some breathing room for your nerves. The other one they gave is the other option. They gave us get a fusion where they go off the front of your neck and they basically carve a bunch of bone out and then they fused your neck together so they can't move that one is considered to be the has has a superior result m- most of the time it's also the last. It's also the last resort. Also you can't escalate from there the other one if you let's say you got the frame and the one going through the back and it didn't go well. I didn't have the impact that you wanted to to have. Well then you could go well. It didn't really work the way i wanted to now. I wanna get the other one so you at least had one more option so as i considered this actually there was a. There's the you talk through the possible problems that you could have one of the problems and this was back in the day so one of the problems that you can have when you get a fusion going through the interior of your neck of the your neck when they're going in there they're close to your vocal cords and they can cut your vocal cords and you can't talk anymore which back then. It's kind of scary to think now. Since the only thing i do for a living is talk. That would not have been cool. And i was thinking at the time. Well i i'm in a leadership position. I need to be able to talk to people that could be a problem. Also there's you can die. You know you can. They can just screw up and you can just paralyze you or they can kill you so as i'm talking to the doctor. Who was the best neurosurgeon in the milit- in the navy on the west coast at the time he was the really skilled guy and i you know he said so. You die you this. And that. And i said yeah you know what are the chances i mean what i said. How many how. Many sides are on that dice. Though said like ten thousand and he goes about two hundred. I said to myself. That's okay not exactly what i wanted to hear. But then i told him i said hey. Listen if i can if my friends can get hit with giant pieces of shrapnel flying through the air and live. I'm sure you would a scalpel on sterilized. Surgery table you can make this happen. And so i ended up choosing the frame and autumn me to go in through the back and the main reason why i chose it is because you can escalate from there i had room to maneuver right. I there was some place to go. If the fusion front fusion doesn't get the desired result. You're just stuck with no with with that. That's what you're stuck with so we don't want to paint ourselves into a corner. As far as i can tell i never wanna pay myself with. Do co. corner. I never wanna leave myself without any options. I don't want to dig in to a particular position. I want to be in a situation. That i can't get out of and this is why it's such a strange thing because that should be your attitude. As far as i'm concerned. I don't know i'm in my opinion. Your attitude should be. I don't want to be stuck in a position. She feel to feel wrong. If you're trapping yourself in a position which is weird because there's a counter to that. Which is you have to be super determined right you have to be. You have to be super determined

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Former Pro & Collegiate Basketball Player Ron Baker Shares His Leadership Lessons

Dose of Leadership

05:52 min | 3 months ago

Former Pro & Collegiate Basketball Player Ron Baker Shares His Leadership Lessons

"Ron baker on dose of leadership to show my friend richard. Good to be here. I've listened to a couple. Well let's Earlier so big fan so we'll have to get launch and get to know each other a little more. Yeah no this is exciting For me it's great. you know. Thank you for so many. Great years as a wichita state shockers fan you gave me such joy and highlights from watching you guys. You know a few years back so it. It's fun having you on the show. Yeah that's great. Some good memories back back in those days. Glad i could be apart of. Yeah so that's interesting you move. How long have you been back in. Wichita i guess i didn't really realize you were back here in town. How long have you been back here on calling his home again. So i played a season in moscow russia. Back when hit. I believe march cedant is kind of when things really shut down over there. We got back stateside around april first. And i just live with old. Audrey made a mine here in wichita since so not even quite a year. Okay interesting well. That's good so. And i think i knew that you'd you'd gone to play a over in moscow. I can't remember that. But i if from an outsider looking in that seems like that would be kinda lonely. I don't know what is that. What was that like going over. There just would seem like so such a culture shock. I think from yards definitely a culture shock. Not really knowing what it's like over there only thing we see as a kid from kansas is what we see on movies or tv shows right seems like russia's always the intimate right reality. Is you over there in his pretty similar to your city the only differences a lot of people over there don't speak english so there's times where it was tough to communicate up to fit in but there's a lot of things to entertain you over there regardless if you can't eight the yourself which was nice ano- as traveled a lot in the marine corps. And then as you're right the more you travel the more a lot of things as it seems right perceptions but even then it's nice to put things in your perspective right and not what someone feed us forest news and i always found it working to things a little differently. Yeah for sure. And i will also found too that it made me appreciate what we have where we came from right. I mean even when you do that in the states and both coming from kansas when my kids are grown up. And i remember too i wanted to. I'm and can't wait to get out of kansas. And then i lived ten years for the most part in the west coast in southern california loved it and then kind of came back after nine eleven. And we've been here. Ever since. And i remember saying this isn't so bad i mean i think everybody should go out and experience everything else but man. It is nice i think sometimes. Kansas gets a bad rap. You know what i mean. I mean yeah right some excitement as there's nothing to do yeah but in reality there's a ton to do because you have for example new york city. Everything's on top of one another. Don't really have freedom of movement the space to do what you want. And that's kinda wear what you were saying. You come back to kansas and you take for granted we're given year Just in the state alone another thing. Is we really really start to appreciate our freedoms as far as our country allows us to do especially when you go over to those other countries across upon. Things are a lot different over there compared to here. Yeah i remember even just like little things of go into a for example even a grocery store and like here you walk into a super target or super walmart in la you have. Can you get say peanut butter. For example. they'll be ten different brands of peanut butter at the super target. A lot of times he go someplace somewhere else. There's there's one brand or maybe two in in the shelves or somewhat empty. I don't know it's just little things like that. You're right so it makes me appreciate what we do. Have your in the space especially the space in kansas like yards even in southern california's like man. Anyway want to talk about leadership with you right all right and i've always appreciated something about you from an outsider looking in not just barely knowing you knowing you a little bit one thing. I've always appreciated about. You is your level of composure. I talk about on this show. That one of the things of leadership had the foresees compose confident consistent and courageous composers always. I've always loved how you carry yourself on and off the basketball field. How intentional is that for you. I mean if you look back at your role models at your examples. Is that something that just was ingrained in you to something that you're intentional about it. You should level of composers has always stuck out to me yet. Composers a good word when it comes to leadership has when you're a leader seems like everyone's always looking at you no matter when or where Though as a athlete as myself. Regardless of where. I go i always got you know realize. There's people watching me. There's people looking up to me whether it's kids or people my age so it's always important to treat people the correct way be genuine is always kind of on a pedestal. That you're always aware you're being watched.

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Insights of Commanding a Carrier Jet Squadron with Jack Curtis

Dose of Leadership

05:09 min | 3 months ago

Insights of Commanding a Carrier Jet Squadron with Jack Curtis

"Jack curtis here on dose of leadership. Welcome to the show my friend. Thank you very much for having me. It's pleasure this is going to be an interesting conversation. I mean it's obviously. I love having fellow prior military folks on here but now that i got a fellow gold winger on here so that's always fun but never had anybody that's been in command of a squadron on one of the things that i always regret. I gotta the ring court right at ten years. I got the airlines. But what are the an. I ten years reserves and the guard. But i always regretted not taking. I always want to know what it'd be like. Take command so this is going to be a fun conversation. I am interested from your aspect of it. I was joking when i got on the call with. You don't look old enough to take command. But i forget how my squadron commander was like in the late thirties. Fifty two now. And you're in your early forties right so you just don't look old enough to take command but i it's just me not dealing well with the age of getting older but but thanks for coming on the show man privilege beer. I've listened to your show for for a long time. Several years. And i gotta i gotta admit i'm pretty humbled to have looked at the lineup of people you've got on your show and the quality conversations you've had into now get to be a part of. Its thank you well new and i have a history to because i don't how many years ago wasn't you reached out to me. I mean in karachi. That's probably two thousand and fifteen. Or so i had just selected been selected for command was kinda starting to do a little bit of thinking about Some this bigger picture leadership stuff and i came across your podcast. And i said hey. I think i'd like to talk to this guy. And your gracious enough with your time and I remain grateful for that. Yeah and you reached out in an i. Don't remember what advice gave you. Hopefully it was. It was okay enough. Didn't get fired very go. And and then you reach that again graciously a blast from the past and you kinda update me where you're at and i appreciate you. I thought well this might be good to have you on the show because it gives an insight to leadership that i think a lot of people usually don't get the inside baseball on right and i'm curious to because it's something that i've never experienced. It's something that i always wish. I wonder how i would do. But you had a unique experience. Let just for the sake of our listeners. Your naval aviator right. You eventually started flu wing. How long have a perspective here. What year was that yes. We'll jump in the way back machine. A graduated from the university of florida in may of two thousand I immediately went up. To pensacola started flight. School you're familiar with this track You made my way through Through flight school and then ended up finishing in may of two thousand. Two's almost exactly two years of flight school which is relatively quick Yeah i had a lot of A lot of wait times like six Wait six months. then i'd start a phase. Wait six started phase so it took me a while. Yeah i was really grateful to be able to go through that quickly to i think And your instructor. If i recall correctly i mean one of the things. That's so important. When you're learning a new skill or a trade or a job or task is just repetition over and over and as you work towards those ten thousand hours right and You know being able to go through flight school. That quickly meant that. I was flying almost every day. I was in a simulator almost every day. Sometimes twice a day and You know being a middle of the bell curve kind of blue collar pilot. Like i'm in a career of repetition important so yeah long. Answer your question but i got winged in two thousand and two. Okay good yeah so that you're about eleven years ahead head me or eight years. I got winged and yeah ten years ahead of me winged in. I wanna keep doing this math. I'm like my head's about to explode anyway. I'm old you're not so that's the whole thing that it came up with so you get and you fly the ea six right. And so you're you're flying to that and eventually transition to the e. Eighteen growler super hornet and eventually took command right. And so. when did you so this is interesting. So when did is this your first command and when was this. When was your first command. Yeah so you know the navy. Does things a bit differently than Some of the other services particularly army and the marines where he will have a platoon commander for our company commander the navy Typically there are a few exceptions with some of the small ships but The navy typically reserves its first level of command at the level In the marine corps. In the army as lieutenant colonel battalion command in the navy at squadron command of a squadron commanded on the aircraft side or it could be on the ships a destroyer Nope yes this is. My perception commands I took command having been in the navy for. I think the eighteen year mark

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DACOR - An Original Five

Scuba Shack Radio

07:10 min | 4 months ago

DACOR - An Original Five

"When you own a dive shop people routinely either stop by or call us to see if we're interested in buying their old scuba gear or they have equipment that they used many years ago and went to try to get back into diving and wonder if we can service it. Well that's a whole different discussion than where i wanna go today. Many times the gear that they bring in is from decor one of the original five. Us manufacturers scuba diving equipment in the united states. We've already covered two of those five here on scuba shack radio voice and health ways and i'll get to the other to swim. Master stivers down the road today. We're going to talk about decor. The davidson corporation was founded in nineteen fifty three by samuel davidson junior. Sam took the da from davidson and decio are from corporation and put them together to form decor i read somewhere online at sam patented the name and even gave the patent number three dot one two eight four eight one. Why tried to find that specific patent and couldn't find that where he patented the name but that number came up with something called a safety float that was submitted by samuel davidson junior filed in nineteen sixty. One so interesting. So how did sam davidson get interested in scuba diving. Well sam richard klein who started health ways was also in the united states marine corps during world war two he was stationed on guam and it said that he had gotten hold of some japanese goggles and started to explore underwater after the war. His interest in exploring underwater continued back then. Getting reliable. scuba equipment wasn't easy. So sam hooked up with an old neighborhood friend named bob olsen and they decided to build their own double hose regulator well somewhere along the way a buyer from montgomery ward department store chain found out about the regulator and purchase ten later. They update to three hundred. Sam had a business. He borrowed ten thousand dollars from his mother and got rolling by nineteen fifty five decor was producing what they called their dial breath. Double hose regulator sam along with another engineer while he mitchell continue to work on regulator development along with other scuba diving equipment from my review of the old decor catalogs. It looks like they didn't introduce their first. Single hose regulator the decor dart until one thousand nine hundred sixty two although they had developed earlier some say four years before sports ways introduced. There's but as a as we've seen with health ways and dick anderson's work a lot of folks who are innovating at this time. One of the ways. I like to research. these early. Manufacturers is look at their old catalogues. The cg forty-five website has a lot of reference material. Along with these old catalogs the earliest decor catalog that i was able to review from thousand nine hundred sixty one. That was the same year that see honda ended. The catalog was a whopping four pages. Long it had there are three double hose. Dial breath regulator for eighty two dollars. They complete single tanks system for one hundred and forty four dollars and a double host set up for doubles. Set up for two hundred and twenty nine. You could pay an extra five dollars to get yellow tanks. The cadillac had one mask one snorkel and one set of things by nineteen sixty two their line expanded with the d one day corridor. Single hose regulator and a new are four dial breath double hose. Remember that patented safety float. Well it was in thousand nine hundred sixty two catalog over the next couple of years. They continue to innovate with the dart d. Two and a dart with ajay valve for three hundred psi reserve on the first stage they also had the clipper series double hose regulators c two and c three by nineteen seventy decor came out with yet another new regulator line the olympic series with the one hundred two hundred four hundred and eight hundred. The last catalog. I went through was from one thousand nine hundred eighty and decor was touting twenty-six years of diving innovation with a doubling of their space at northfield manufacturing headquarters and the installation of a hyperbaric chamber for regulator testing. Looks like nineteen eighty was the year. They introduced what they touted. As a revolutionary regulator their decor pacer regulators pacer is short for positive air controlled equalizing regulator claiming to have totally balanced first and second stages with a remarkable point zero five inches of water. Cracking pressure wow. That's pretty low. They say they harnessed venturi with something called. Ventura matic something really innovation at this. Time was there microsoft Circuit dive computer. It looks like it took up. Most of your forearm with indicators for deco cent rate depth time readouts and more. It was quite a marvel for the time. Sam davidson passed away in nineteen eighty seven and sam's wife. Joan became ceo by nine thousand nine hundred ninety eight. Joan sold decor tomorrow's an overtime the decor named faded into our diving history. I did see a short article in two thousand five edition of sport diver and it was from nari and they indicated that they could no longer get replacement parts for decor regulators because the parts suppliers had destroyed their mold before they can move all of that to the marez a facility in palo italy. So that's a little bit of the history of sam davison junior the davidson corporation and decor one of the five original scuba equipment manufacturers in the united states.

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Getting Relative With the Inevitable and Catching Greenlights with Matthew McConaughey

Dose of Leadership

05:49 min | 4 months ago

Getting Relative With the Inevitable and Catching Greenlights with Matthew McConaughey

"Matthew mcconnahey on dose of leadership. I can't believe it what was show my friend good to be here. It's a great topic to talk about will never go out of style talking about this job. Yeah no can. I say i love the book i read it and i listened to it to different experiences and i'm glad i did both because the visual aspect of the book was i listened to it i because it is easier for me being on a plane and stuff but then i read it and i. It's like i got two different experiences. I got a lot out of it doing both ways. I he said that to you about a few bums. Somebody said to me. When i read it they they read it it with their own voice. Yeah in the hear me read it audio only for short hair my voice and hey heard laughed in places that they didn't laugh when they read it herbie point out certain things that maybe they'd skipped over and toast the reading same book but getting two different things out of it each. Yeah no it was just great. And i think it was. I don't know it was a great book. For the time i think for the year i mean it was profound a lot of ways in the sense and i thought well god this would be a good topic because there's so many areas of leadership and i don't know if you've ever looked at it that way but at least it's a big umbrella a lot of stuff you talk about in here and this show is about like how to kind of navigate through life and that's what the book is rate and i love the concept of the green lights but to me the i talk a lot about on the show and i used to come from the marine corps. The biggest thing i learned is like how to be a composed forcing a chaotic situation. And that's what your book was to me was like you seem to embrace this idea. That look man. It's never smooth. It's never a straight line it's jagged it's up and down and those red lights and the yellow lights that we come across. There's a that's the stuff that kind of shapes us and there's green light assets. I think is the term that you used that are inside of those things that resonates with me because i think life is about. You can lead a significant life if you can learn how to be composed force in a chaotic situation. And that's what i got out of your book. How does that resonate with you. I say i love that term to please remind me that i got to write it down now but i really like composed force in chaotic situation. Yeah i mean you know. I don't care what your i don't think it matters what someone's beliefs are whether they're a believer in another life after this or if they're sort of hey life's all about cruelty. We're just dying every day. That's all that's all fine or if you're an eternal optimist you know every day great. We've got another son rose for me. That wasn't guaranteed ever way. Jeter ever end of the spectrum anyone's from either way the more proactive the more constructive. The more the more healthy more fun choice is to go well by believe in that you know we're just dying off every day in the world's cruel and it sucks to be here that's fine shake hands that so now we might as well do it with pleasure in it with dignity. Is that bring that that that that line later in the book right. Say in those times where we feel like. It's all for nothing more. The math of the world adds up to say. Oh tall for nothing. What it's in those moments that are part and parcel with only. It's all for everything right. The alternative you know. And i'm wishing hallmark card delusion i'm trying to. I'm not a fan of that stuff. I'm not a pep rally. Cheerleader guy. i'm trying to find practical stuff. I've tried to find it my own life and of it is to pull another line for the book. If you do have an island point of view okay well then purchased this once. you know. it's a near dawn right. So if you're going to say oh. It sucks within go. Well okay gonna make the best of it however so i think that's what you what you're loading to in certain times where my red and yellow lights in the l. All having when. I bring up something as simple as sense of humor being default emotion on not within the contradictions that that i'm not i'm not i'm using bring that up. Say that doesn't deny the crisis now. It's just another tool to help you deal with it. It's more survival. And some of these things maybe thrive but at least can use to help better survive. And how little more satisfaction getting through this rodeo. We're all in right. you know. it's not. It's not even fair to say it's a a a typical book that i mean it does. It does have things that you can apply to your life. But it's not a how to book is a memoir sweat slash. These are the things that worked for me. Take it if you like it. If not i don't i don't you know this is what this is. What my life is did. You is that i guess. What was the intent when you set out to right. It wasn't to help people like myself or help other people or was it just to kinda get your authentic self out. There was a deleted legacy for your kids. it was all the above. What was it. I mean i mean somewhat all the above started off i thought it was gonna be before i opened up that big trust of journals to see what i had in them ones. I've been keeping for the last thirty six years i i. I had an idea of what i thought i was gonna find. You and i thought it would be very academic. I thought it was going to be very self help. I thought it was going to be sort of. If then if then and i like some of that but again back can start to lean into that hallmark or world and self has got. You know we've all i've got. I've got a decent relationship with with with self help. But i like i like my sort of wisdom to have little more context and allow me the individual to have the power to go rhino acting. Apply this in a different way and my position and this is i can apply in a particular way that no one else can. We each can do that.

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First lady urges kindness during holiday clouded by pandemic

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 4 months ago

First lady urges kindness during holiday clouded by pandemic

"First Lady melania trump is urging kindness during the holiday season clouded by a pandemic during an appearance at the marine corps's annual toys for tots drive the First Lady invoked the name of her youth initiative hard to be best in these difficult times Mrs trump suggested small acts of kindness according to your friends and neighbors I'm making holiday cards for need for nursing homes can go a long way in spreading cheer and helping those struggling she's the First Lady also thank the men and women serving overseas in the military who won't be with their families during the holidays and Donahue Washington

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Greg Amundson on the Spirituality Requirement of Leadership

Dose of Leadership

05:34 min | 5 months ago

Greg Amundson on the Spirituality Requirement of Leadership

"Greg madame. So excited to have you on the show. Welcome dose of leadership. Thank you for having me on your show. Your background is so varied man. I was reading your bio and a komo leave. How much stuff you've done in your short life span man. What what what drives us motivation in this passion. What what's driving it. I appreciate the question. I have certainly worn many hats. There seems to be a hardwired. Drives in me. Undoubtedly fostered by my mom and dad have gone to be with the lord. This hardwired drive to serve other people specifically in the context of the warrior profession whether that be military law enforcement martial art fitness now serving in ministry capacities. That drive has been part of my life for as long as i can remember watching. Your father was a pastor. Right if i read that correctly following in his footsteps. He wore many hats as well. He was a naval officer. Tire proctor bodybuilder. Pastor youth minister at the california youth authority phenomenal father to me. Amazing husband to my mom. He was just an amazing guy. Yeah so obviously you had a perfect example to strive towards right. I mean i sincerely did. I know many people likely say that in good for that press job. I was one of them. I have an amazing example in both my mom and my dad they complimented each other so well and to this day i still have moments of my parents told me that i knew this was gonna happen. So what is it. I mean it looking at you. Obviously fitness takes a huge Part of your makeup. Right and mean and certainly i can understand in i strive to get there and i know when i'm in the zone getting that physical fitness piece and coming from the marine corps. When i was looking back where i was him now to where. I wasn't a marine corps. And how fit. I was in how that that fed into my mental capacity. Right i mean. I think that physical fitness the main reason i think obviously we think it's for our our health or physical health like a heart and blood pressure and all i can. Thanks but i honestly think it's more mental thing and i i just. I know that i don't exercise. My mental capacity goes down the drain. Yeah well said. I completely agree with you. My earliest childhood memories again back to my parents earliest childhood memories. My dad driving me to the ymca to workout along the way would listening to audio cassette tapes of the prominent pastors theologians of that time so in my young very impressionable mind. I'm starting to see the relationship between physical training developing a strong robust resilient body developing a strong bus resilient than developing a strong resilient spirit. How those are all interconnected and reflecting on nearly a lifetime of physical training. I've probably worked out every day of my life since i was a very very young boy. What i've realized is that the greatest adaptation to all the physical training is mental. Yeah i think it's the biggest. I think it's the biggest hurdle and i am. I'm fifty two years old. And i that clarity of of the challenge of the mental thing really just in the last decade for me realizing the power of that And i would say that. Leadership is eighty percent if not more of the self awareness and overcoming limiting beliefs in the self doubt that i think and i've come to appreciate that this is largely due to all the conversations i've had on the show for eight years that they never truly go away and i think that once you understand that embrace that then you can start getting on with it. Does that make sense. Like i think we spent a lot of wasted energy and time and resources trying to eliminate it even in the. I think even when this. I'm curious what your answer is. Because you're such a maniac. When it comes to fitness right but at some point i mean you you have to be dealing with limiting beliefs self-doubt even as those confident in his fifth. As you must must be right is that is that a fair statement. Very fair statement. I flipped the paradigm on fear uncertainty anxiety. Self doubt. yeah. I noticed i. I'm only fearful. I only have anxiety only uncertain about things that matter in me. A great deal right. So i use anxiety. Fear uncertainty as a compass to navigate to point me in the direction that god wants me to go.

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Be uncomfortable at least once a day

Licence to Coach

05:47 min | 5 months ago

Be uncomfortable at least once a day

"Our guest is a us marine. Who is helped entrepreneurs develop their businesses after being medically retired because of his service in the middle east. He became a certified dog trainer. He started a full service dog facility and continues to support Support the pet care industry to this day. His an interesting one with great lessons for all leaders. Please join me in welcoming dan splendor to the program. Welcome to the program daniel Appreciate you joining us today. Well certainly thank you for having me. Excellent i i i love your background so i'm really interested in hearing more about it and i was hoping you could maybe a a walk through your lures. Your leadership journey. I guess if you will Just kind. Tell us a little bit about About your background and how you've gotten to the point where you are today. Okay well. I i guess i'll just start off. I don't wanna make it long but to start off the entire life. I've always been a leader. And so one of the things that i realized very young when i was probably middle school in going into high school is that while i may not be the captain of every team that i've played sports on or anything like that Many my friends usually looked up to me for answers in directions and things like that and support germ and that actually slowly grew more as i left. Highschool enjoy the military I joined the marine corps. Right out of high school went to paris. Island and became a satellite in channel satellite technician. And so in the military. Obviously there's a there's a heart rank structure and everybody understands that so we are quickly thrown into the low man on the totem pole. When i joined the military but quickly it shows that shows up. Who's the leader news non. And who's going to be moving forward and heading up things and stuff like that. And that's fortunately one of the things i did. When i was in the military's i quickly moved up in taking leadership roles there. Unfortunately my military career was cut short due to getting injured in iraq in two thousand and three medically retired in two thousand four from ring core. And after that. I went back and actually finished up. Schooling in did some other basic work with the intention of starting my own company working with animals and so two thousand ten came around and i finally opened my business. And that's my one of my companies. I open it still in business today. I have four other companies. That i run a nonprofit and Taking over that leadership role if it slowly grown from small things into actually running companies and stuff like that. So i've gone through the entire gamut of things it sounds like it. Yeah i mean and by the way. I mean it's makes these days. It may sound cliche. But i've sincerely mean this. Thank you thank you for your service. I really sincerely mean that my father was a career navy officer so i I have a real appreciation for people like yourself. That have served the country. So i i do sincerely mean that now it you know for people that are outside of that environment. Maybe haven't been part of the military record. They they i know their idea. Their idea of what may be leadership is like in in the military is really different than what it truly is. I dunno fi comment makes sense but help me understand a little bit about what you learned about leadership as a result of having served in the in the marines for the time that you dan i think one of the biggest things nowadays unfortunately the current state of the world many people whoever they whatever generation you wanna call it. Don't see that they need to work for being leader. They just wanna come out in the current situations as having a twenty year old life coach at twenty years old. I don't think anybody has any experience. Be talking about how to be a life coach then again. That's one of the things at the military really gave you an experience because short of having a college degree in going in the officer program. Right out of college you came in as the low man on the totem pole. No matter what and you had to work your way up from the very bottom no matter. What and that again for becoming a leader. That's one of the best things you could ever do is start at the bottom. Work your way up because you how it works for everyone. And when you're put in that position as a leader now can relate to your junior marines at junior military members because you know what you went through back in that day in dealt with and that's the same thing for any other leadership position we hold unfortunately today side. A lot of people think they can just jump right into the general manager. They've no management experience. But they wanna go from basic employees. Do general manager just as they've been in business for a year or two and they don't understand that there's a lot of quality you have learned throughout that and again in the military is a perfect example. The first day in the military you were taught how to tie your shoes That sounds insane but not everybody knew how to do that. You started at the very basics. You're gonna put your leftover. You're right and tie your shoes. And from there forward you started learning more and more and they built you up from the ground up so that you knew everything you needed to notice a rod. And that's i think one of the best things about the military environment that helps rogue great leaders.

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"marine corps" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence in Industry

Artificial Intelligence in Industry

03:40 min | 5 months ago

"marine corps" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence in Industry

"That's that's a little bit of a market. Researchers perspective on things is that is that a a kind of a way to nutshell. Even its relevance you guys relevance for cybersex in the dod or is there other things we might want to bring up as to why it's important. I think those are important and when you look at some of the other items that are available. It doesn't require a bright. So you can use cheney them you can use other products that help to identify processes that need to be quickly killed for example and you can use those communication chains that exist amongst platforms and you can pick you can look at some of the overwatch offerings from crowd strike or from fireeye that. Help us to take cyber threat. Intel combine them with real world observation in some of the indications and warning and match those up with indications of compromise on your network and then address them but when you're talking about a hour talking about leaning into the future and precluding them from affecting our network ensuring that we predict those behaviors and stop them before they even get started. Yeah so okay. So the real goal here is not simply having better dashboards at show us when things happen but it's to actively just put the brakes on things that might be harming us before it even goes down like you said predicting preventing you bet where we want to get to. Yes and you don't an adversarial system like this was pretty big global adversaries you. That's an arms race right there right. I mean the ways of fooling those systems in making their way enemy. We've spoken to these. Ai cybersex vendors. They're already talking. About how a i is being used to kind of fake a user's normal behavior as a as a log didn't do they normally open. They move their mouths. You know that that. Ai is our sort of fiddling around the bad guy for lack of better term. So it sounds like to get to that prediction and prevention or need a lot of skills to sort of get there. Yeah so closing here. Roman i imagine some of the folks tuned in just been interesting for them to get take as to i. Guess how much emphasis. is putting on partnership in where i fit into the mix. There might be some folks who have skills or who are vendor companies. Were interested in new business or or being able to help in some way you know. They're they're interested in cybersex specifically which is your world as a vendor or an expert. Any quick websites references. We should list out there for people who are curious before we wrap up today while the one thing i would shell then is a marine corps. Cyber theory go you. We've been taking people who can bring skills to bear in defense of the government's resources. We're looking for volunteers. Those who have specific expertise in cybersecurity and other elements of cyber who are willing to lend a hand towards the collective Collective verdict securing our nation so the marine corps cyber auxiliary. It sounds like that's google that will get people to where they need to go. You bet cool. So that's that's the just to be clear. That's the public private partnership cybersex wing for the marine specifically. That's that's their their sort of connection point and you mentioned a couple of other organizations here. Anybody who's interested you. Go back and rewind through this episode Cyber bites in of the other groups were mentioned there but marine corps cyber auxiliary awesome roman. Hey i'm i know that's all we have time at. Thanks so much for being on the join us here on the program have been fun. Thanks to end great to be here..

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"marine corps" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence in Industry

Artificial Intelligence in Industry

01:46 min | 5 months ago

"marine corps" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence in Industry

"This is daniel for gela. And you're listening to the ai. In business podcasts. We had some great episodes in the past from folks in the public sector. We talked to the head of digital of the country of france. We've talked to leaders in the united nations and the always cd and gotten some of their tapes on trends and perspectives. Away is relevant for them. Thinks that for me. I think really reflect on the business community in relevant for business folks thinking about strategy use cases as well. Today we interview the former ohio. Cto of the marine corps cyberspace operations group roman yet. Kaminsky joins us. This week roman was actually introduced to me through a leader in the department of homeland security. Who i met at the united nations event in geneva with up by email. Hey you got catch up with this fellow. Roman we had a lot in common had some great conversations about some topics and frankly his take on. The relevance of artificial intelligence in cybersecurity is one that i think all companies need to hear a in cybersex machine. Learning in particular is one of those not going away. Transits patently obvious that in spaces like cyber second fraud machine. Learning really is the name of the game. It is going to be the only path forward. All the vendors in this space are integrating more and more of these technologies to be able to be more robust and deal with the more nimble challenges out there in the world and there's hardly anybody who knows more about those challenges out there in the world in the united states department of defense so romans perspective on where machine learning fits in why and how it's relevant. I think it'll be useful for folks who have business on their mind to again. I really liked to pull in perspective from outside of business and draw the relevancy For some of you listeners. Who are tuned in if you also enjoy doing that if you like pulling in different trends and if you like being able to find transient your sector or sectors that you're interested in..

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Sydney Barber Becomes 1st Black Female Brigade Commander At Naval Academy

All Things Considered

07:51 min | 5 months ago

Sydney Barber Becomes 1st Black Female Brigade Commander At Naval Academy

"Two news. Now of an important first in Annapolis, Sydney Barber will be the first African American woman to serve as brigade commander at the U. S Naval Academy. It is the top post for midshipman. She starts next semester. Sydney Barber Welcome and Congratulations. Thank you so much. Appreciate this opportunity is so great to be here. Yeah, We're very happy that you're with us. Tell me what does it brigade Commander do what's the job description? So I guess And if you were to look at it in a civilian sense, the brigade commander is what someone would describe is a student body president. So I am the sole representative of all 4400 midshipmen to the common on into the superintendent. So I'm the link between the Midshipmen body and our senior officer ship. So you told me. What kind of what A brigade commander does. What do you Sydney barber want to do like, How are you gonna make this special and make it yours? I feel like I have the heart to do it. My purpose in my objective is to build a team. People who appreciate each other appreciate every single thing that every person has and brings to the table who are really embracing our are blended organization and want to pursue a purpose, no matter what that looks like but are driven towards a shared short shared in common. Goal. So that's what I want to instill in my staff. That's what I want. And still in the brigade is a hole. I guess. First of all, if this whole military thing doesn't work out, please come work with me. I loved Tonto. That would be amazing if we could use you it at NPR. As I noted, you will be the first black woman in this role. And now the first woman to lead the brigade that came back in 1991. So not that long ago, um and back just then, in the early nineties, women were prohibited from flying warplanes couldn't serve on war ships at sea. In the Navy and the Marine Corps have changed so much Is there something what's left that the guys could do that you are prohibited from doing 00? My goodness. There probably are things out there that some limitations that still exist. There definitely are, but I am not worried about it. I'm not worried about all the any restrictions because I feel like we can keep. We can keep Breaking glass ceilings. This is just one of many something that I've heard recently and that I've really likes And I've said this a lot is that with every every step that I take, I mean, I leave the ladder down for the next person. Um and I've talked Tomo Miss Galina. She's been someone that's been a mentor to me the past week that all of this is kind of unfolded in the announcement. Has come about and I've gotten the chance to talk to people like her. Miss Jane is fine. She's the one who was the first woman back in. Yes, Yes, Mister Kalina? Yes, So she's been She's been reaching out to me Miss Janie Minds who the first African American female graduate of the Naval Academy. She's also been I've been speaking to her in depth. I got off the phone with Simone ask you who was the first African American first captain at West Point? Actually, 30 minutes ago, I was on the phone with Dr Rubin. Brigadier E S O. I just had a so money mentor who's also a brigade, commander of Black Brigade commander in the passing so many people who who have inspired me. Um, your story letters done to you. It sounds like right. And so when I think about this experience, I feel like it's special because it's not just about me. It's important that this story circulates for the purpose of The next generation all over the world. Who could look at this experience on Gluck at at this story is something that motivates them and inspires them Tonto amount of whatever goal that they have in their life. When did you know you wanted to join the Navy? Oh, I never wanted to join the Navy girl. So no, my so my dad. He was a graduate from the Naval Academy class of 91. He played basketball here. Andre something that they say is once you're in Academy grad or once a midshipman, always in mid shipment, and he lived by that everything everywhere. Any time was all about navy. This, namely that I was tired of it. By the time I was looking at colleges, I was trying to get away from that time. I wanted to write my own path. I'm looking at a lot of different schools. But what I really foster's in my heart is eyes just a drive for for wanting to pursue. Ah, Career of service. No matter what I did, I wanted to give back to the world. The reason we're doing this interview, the reason this is national news is that you are breaking a big old barrier there in Annapolis. I wonder how how big a deal is it on campus to your classmates care or you Sydney Barber, one of them and you know, like, Do you think about breaking the barriers as you walk around every day? Oh, I I try to keep a level head. I try to stay as grounded as possible. I try to keep a low profile, my friends, my teammates, especially on the track team with me. They kind of laughed because they know who I am. They know that I'm the last one to want my picture taken. Um, I usually I never post any stories on social media because I just don't usually like to Document everything that's going on in my life and just the shift of the past week they laugh because my face is everywhere. My picture is everywhere, People I also I don't usually like to To talk in front of a lot of people are talk about myself, but my mentors have actually helped me with that, and it's great to be humble, and that's something that I tried to be as best as possible. But at the same time, they're like Yeah, you need to be. You need to be confident you don't own this moment own the fact that you are the brigade commander. It took me forever to just say that to say those words because I don't. I don't like to fly. I don't. I don't want everyone to anyone to think that I'm any higher than them. So I'm going to try toe talk to the person that's taking out my trash or sweeping the floor outside my room and make them feel special. But the same time I need also step out of that. Like I need to own this moment to lead the brigade with confidence and with boldness. I do look forward to the day when we're not celebrating these firsts when when we're done because it is just not news that a woman that a black woman could do anything that her male classmates or white classmates could do. Um But it is also kind of. Ah, it's great, and it's a big deal, and I'm sitting here thinking If your grandmother so great grandmothers could see you. They must be so proud. Yeah. Yes, I think about something that I shared and in a founder's Day video about how I think about I'm so humbled by the fact that I get to walk here and be at the Naval Academy and be someone's wildest dream. And when I think about that, in my contents of my own history, my own family, my own ancestry, I think about My great grandparents were sharecroppers on a plantation in Mississippi. My grandmother now lives in Chicago. She was born on that plantation. Um They would never even pictured. This moment. This America looks nothing like the America that they experience and they died before they saw anything different, So I'm I always take that. Take that to heart. And I think about it pretty much daily as I go about my day here at the academy. Well, well, Those are words to live by own the moment. Congratulations again that Zbynek real pleasure and an honor to speak

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Peter Kozodoy Talks About How Great Leaders Use Brutal Honesty to Succeed

Dose of Leadership

05:36 min | 5 months ago

Peter Kozodoy Talks About How Great Leaders Use Brutal Honesty to Succeed

"What an honor to have you on dose of leadership. Welcome to the show. It's a pleasure to be a rich excited for your stuff man. This brutal honesty. Thing is is something that i've it's one of my pet peeves particularly in the world of business but managed just seemed like it's something that so needed and so lacking in everywhere we look. Right it depends. I've had folks say to me like you're out here championing strategic brutal honesty as if that's going to help in meanwhile i turn on tv. And i see scandal after scandal in both the public and private sector. And they're like so. Obviously it doesn't work. And i'm like no no obviously it does. Yeah look at all of the scandals that we now know about that. Twenty thirty fifty years ago. We had no idea that is honesty and transparency at work. That's the whole point. Is that you know how does a leader achieve outcomes in the twenty first century where everyone has a smartphone. Where everything's being recorded you know. Some way are In a world like that the entire point is that it will no longer pay to do anything but be honest and transparent and the evidence. That is all around us. Yeah what things i appreciated. I agree with you hundred percent and one things i truly got. My listeners have heard me say this cal time on the show but one of the great takeaways. I got from the marine corps. It was a very brutally honest when it worked. Well it was firing. All cylinders are brutally honest culture. Meaning i walk in the work. And say i look like a bag of doughnuts. There was no whispering it was in your face. Get out of here. You'll like a bag of doughnuts and go fix whatever i mean and i love that. I love that kind of you know out in the open standards expectations. And if you don't live up to them you're going to get called out. And i think there's something to be said for that. Yeah in culture after culture that a profile in the book and honest to greatness. I show that you know essentially cultures that get out of their own way. You remove that sense of ego removed the self-doubt and really get to brass tacks. What happens is they're far. More efficient shouldn't be rocket science to anyone. Writes like if we're not farting around figuring out how to sidestep in around cathy's ego than we can get a lot more done. You know what i mean. It's not i say in the book think said my tedtalk is. There's all kinds of research showing that positive reinforcement works right like positive as reinforced people. That's what helps people who Come together and she better. Let's not confuse the truth here. The reason why that's true is because of our delicate egos that does not mean that. If we can remove our delicate he goes and have the culture you described where we can just actually be brutally honest. That actually is the more efficient way to go. Did you see what i'm saying. I know exactly what you're saying. It you the whole. I have used the term. I love the turtle honesty. And i've used that a lot in in my coaching and even when i was consulting an organization that twelve month gig i used that word a and then i was had somebody on my show and i can't remember who it was and they did not like the word brutal because it gave these images of people's feelings getting hurt or people kinda cowering in the corner And they almost argued that the term brutal honesty kind of reinforces the kind of the dominant culture. That's kind of the metoo movement as has effectively exposed. What are your thoughts when you hear me say that. Yeah that's that's one of the most important questions and let's unpack that. As i started down this road which by the way surprise me like it should be a shock to anyone that meet like if anyone knew me in high school i am the guy talking about like brutal honesty and transparency and all this crap that would be a shock to anyone right so say if i can learn this anyone can but one of the things that happened started writing. Speaking about this people were like. Oh wow fantastic brutal honesty. I'm brutally honest. I just tell it like it is. I don't care. And i look at them like. Oh that's cool. That's not really honesty. That's just you being an asshole right. That's a different thing. And i think one of the one of the things i needed to do right out of the gate has redefined. Honesty even means in front of you read the book like i spend the entire book really weaving through that explanation. Because it's not as simple as you might think One of the ceos makes a great point. Says if you're flying in an airplane you're aviator so you're going to get this one rich. You're flying in an airplane and pilots come over the intercom and they say well folks that we've never seen stormclouds like that before. So please a buckle your seatbelts. Not quite sure if we're gonna get burned to the ground but we're going to try our hardest. Is it honest. Yeah maybe but is it helpful. No right honesty is only as good as the trust that it creates in the outcomes that achieves so one of the things i had to do was re define honesty and in sometimes does mean being brutally honest with right. Hey i messed up. i'm sorry. Hey demand by giving the direct feedback. It's not pretty so on and so forth. Sometimes that is the best thing. And there are many instances in my book of leaders and organizations who who took that route got brutally honest with their vendors with their customers with their partners and investors right right but other times rich very important we need to be brutally honest about others.

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Jake Wood of Team Rubicon Talks About His Latest Book "Once a Warrior"

Dose of Leadership

04:52 min | 5 months ago

Jake Wood of Team Rubicon Talks About His Latest Book "Once a Warrior"

"Would team rubicon. Welcome a dose of leadership my friend. Yeah thank you for having me on. Obviously i love having primaries here. Mix conversation really easy. I know this is going to be a good one. But man So i followed you ever since team. Rubicon kindergarten Our mutual friend pot. And you know he was involved with guys and he told me all about you. And i've been meaning to have on you for for years and i got sidetracked and you get new book. Said gosh dang. I gotta get you out here so get while i'm excited to join it's It seems like a great time to beyond the shadows of veterans day and the book coming out this week. it's no time like the present absolutely and Happy belated marine corps. Birthday by the way. Thank you two hundred forty five years young man. Oh kin well the the new book coming out once a warrior is out and highlight your story of going to iraq and then coming back and team rubicon reason why i love this book so much i love what you do is one thing i talk about on the show lot is and i think our our main obligation the only obligation where we're here is to make the place better than we found it in that seems to be something you've dove into. You came back from iraq and trying to figure out what your purpose was right in and it's like embrace this mission of trying to make the place better than you found it. How does that resonate when you hear me say that. Yeah i mean. I think there's an element of truth to that. I think there have been a couple of points in my life where you know. I thought i was at this decision. Point where i was either to pursue a life of service. Or i was going to go to do something like on wall street. You know and the first time that i hit that juncture was when i was graduating college in ultimately i decided to go join. The marine corps. Wasn't ready to go. Where a suit. And the second time was when i got out of the marine corps. I thought okay. Well you served a lot. I just got back from iraq afghanistan. i feel like. I've done my part time to go. You'll make some money. Or you know where suit and in then i kind of stumbled into team rubicon and in clearly over the last decade having been one to wear too many suits one thing. I'm curious when you were playing football. Wisconsin Right was it. Wisconsin did get that right. Yeah yeah and obviously the ward kicked off eleven had happened. You decided to go and list which. I highly commendable. But why didn't you consider becoming an officer just out of curiosity. You know there were there. Were a couple of things that lead into that I was the practical. So i i did start speaking this officer selection officers about perhaps going in as an officer and you know bear in mind like you said i played football right so i i. I started exploring this right after my final game which was on january. First two thousand five and i was an offensive tackle for wisconsin. So you can imagine. I'm six foot six two hundred ninety pounds and So i meet this captain marine captain and i tell him think i wanna be an option. He looks me up and down. I don't fit the bill or hate him. Officers are trimmed trim guys and gals right and he asked me goes you know. How fast can you run three miles. And i kind of shorted got pretty mean you know. I haven't run three miles in five years But i can tell you what my forty are dash. Time is any said what you've got to be able to run in eighteen minutes. If you want to be an officer. I said okay. Well that's that's pretty aggressive but there. If he told me i needed to do when he was. You've got to be able to do twenty pull ups to. That's that's not a problem. And then he asked me the the real question he goes. You know you play football. You have any injuries you having surgeries as well. Yeah i mean. I had my shoulder. Reconstructed is my foot reconstructed. I dislocated my other shoulder. And he just shook his head and he said you know what. You're a lot of paperwork kid. I got people lined up outside my door. Join you know to go see us right now and he never called me back. Wow a yeah. But then that was coupled with us some conversations. I was happened with with some veterans. That i knew who are coming back from iraq and afghanistan and they said you know jake if you really are looking to get into the fight in. You're looking to lead people. Their perspective was that this was a squad. War know that the company and platoon maneuver warfare was over and that this was really a squad based warrants. They said you go. Be a non commissioned officer. Be corporal or sergeant in. You'll get all the leadership that you want in. So i took that advice to heart. I i stopped trying to get that guy to call me back in. I got what i wished for. I came an nco. And i led marines and combat.

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Their Service Entitles Them To Low-Cost Loans. But Veterans Often Pay More.

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:27 min | 5 months ago

Their Service Entitles Them To Low-Cost Loans. But Veterans Often Pay More.

"John. Four is a retired marine corps. Colonel he served for twenty seven years. Did you see the big fish jumped for is giving me a virtual tour of his harbourside house in a development in punto gorda florida. He's got a dock and a little powerboat and can you see the pool. Oh yeah oh. That's gorgeous yeah all right. Can you see the kayaks and the dock. Actually four is making me kind of jealous of his house at the start of the year interest rates were falling and he wanted to refinance with the. Va loan that has alone backed by the us. Department of veterans affairs vets and service members are supposed to be able to an extra low interest rate and better terms that way so you started calling around and he says the company loaned depot told him we can do. Va loan for you. But it's going to be at three seven five percent interest and they had a lot of fees in there but it was a lower rate than he had at the time so he says he was just about to do the deal with lump depot when he happened to see an ad for. Va loan to a company. Called own up. He went through them and he says he paid lower fees and got more than a full percentage point lower on the rate on his three hundred and thirty thousand dollar loan. That means about twenty five hundred dollars a year in lower payments. He he says when he went back and told loan depot about the better deal. They then offered him a much lower rate to as a veteran. You expect you're getting something from the government. I i was shocked that they didn't just tell me outright. What the best rate. What's a lot of veterans. Assume the same thing according to patrick boy adji. He's the ceo of own up. It's a new company that helps people find a good deal on home loans through a group of different lenders. He says veterans think. They're supposed to get a really good interest rate on a. Va loan so many. Don't shop around but says while these loans are backed by the va they're made by private companies and he says some will head people with much higher costs and basically a worse deal than they qualify for. And they're veterans the. Sit there and think to yourself that this person who served our country is now going to get taken advantage of. And they had no clue they had no idea so in his company did a study. They're releasing it today. They took the top twenty lenders for va loans and looked at the annual percentage rate that the companies charged borrowers on all the loans they made last year and so when we looked at the spread candidly. We were quite surprised that it was as wide as it. Was that the best lenders. And the worst lenders were so far apart from one another. The study found that navy. Federal credit union offered people. The lowest rates at the other higher cost end of the spectrum was a lender called new day. Usa it's a new day for veterans. Who want to refinance at me as a vet. The company is a sponsor of the army navy. Football game it runs. Tv ads with plenty of american flags. We wanna do whatever is best for the individual service person. The study found that of the top twenty. Va lenders new day charged. The highest interest rates more than a full percentage point higher the navy federal which over the life of three hundred thousand dollar thirty year loan is more than seventy thousand dollars. More in interest payments new day in a statement said that the study has a quote serious flaw. It said that's because the study lumps together different types of va loans. That are not the same but michael. Hoon is skeptical of that explanation. He's the president of the non-profit center for responsible lending. The information from this lender does not explain their borrowers are being charged so much more than other lenders are charging. Their va borrowers as far as loan depot. The company that john four. I talked to the study. Found that during two thousand nineteen. It's rates were about average. The company is also a recent financial supporter of npr biology. With own up says the big takeaway from his study for him is that people need to shop around and find the best rate that they can and negotiate for the best rate. Because if you don't it could be one of the most costly mistakes you make in your financial life that's good advice for. Va loans and other types of mortgages to chris arnold npr

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Learning How to Lead with Ryan Hawk

Dose of Leadership

06:07 min | 5 months ago

Learning How to Lead with Ryan Hawk

"Ryan hawk on dose of leadership man. I'm excited that you're here. Welcome the show my friend. I appreciate it. Thanks for having me rich You know we've been connected the lincoln and obviously had known about your show for a long time so similar past but always wanted to have you on this show talked. Nfl leadership junkie so man. I'm glad you're here. Like i said thanks for having me it I was read about. Your story is pretty wild especially with everything. Going on as a pilot and september eleventh man. I was I was like wow. This is going to be interesting. Yeah no it's it's it's been a journey but it so i'm curious i i would bet that are past. They're similar in the sense. That if i understand correctly football was kind your dream as you were growing up and then going through college and then you played somewhat professionally as well right and then. How did that in. I don't quite know the story how that ended. Why did the football come to an end. Eventually they tell you you're not gonna Like most guys they re. The sport retires you tire from. And so i played after college. I played for a few years in the arena. Football league briefly went up to canada. And cfl you know handful of workouts in the nfl and then they they say Yeah you're you're you're okay. But not good enough to To make it to the upper echelon of the sport and the nfl where you can actually earn a living and the really gripe played. It's essentially like playing minor league baseball right. You do you do it for the opportunity to keep playing into potentially catch. Someone's eye so that you could maybe have the story like kurt warner right. Kerr played in the arena. League gets gets a workout. He impresses he gets a job. The starter gets hurt and all the rest is history is now in the hall of fame. So i think that's why you do it you you and that's why i did it for a few years and I love those great experience. I mean you. Don't you can only do that when you're still in the prime of your athletic life and and so i'm glad i did it even though it delayed a little bit of my professional career but I i definitely don't regret. Yeah with so when you found it came to an end was it. Was it something you kind of always knew is going to happen you prepared for you said you know what i'm going to play ride this out as long as i can and then i'm going to start some sort of professional career and business or something that always in the back of your mind or was it like with me. I always thought. I was going to be a pilot and west when nine eleven happened and i got thrust in the corporate arena was a little bit of panic. Initially but How was it for you. Well i you know. I think kids. Are i talk with high school and college kids now. They're just so much smarter and better intentions than i did. When i was in college I didn't even really think about not playing football right And and so That could you know. I had friends who were really good about Building relationships creating connections setting themselves up for for life after college. I just wasn't one of those people. I i was immature like a lot of twenty two year olds and so i didn't have any thought of not playing I just happened to get really lucky. I am a family friend. Decided to take a chance on me and hire me into a sales job and And then just said hey just kind of use the same type of work ethic you learn as a player but now do this year for this job and if you do I have a hunch that things will go well. his name's rex. Goswell still a great friend to this day and just i'm just lucky. I had a person who is willing to take a shot. And then i as i try to do. I like to prove people right When they believe in fortunately it kind of my career went from there man. What a blessing to have that person kind of in your corner to kind of steer you. They saw something in you right. Which i think is an obligation of all this leaders right. Great leaders kinda see something that we don't even seen ourselves ripe and they help extract that out of you. That's great and then as i suppose you started working and that's when it was a lexus nexus nexus right and so you're in this sales position in this professional role like with me that's when it became. I started getting these moments of clarity of like. Oh where i came from. In my case it was the marine corps and flying planes in my mindset was limited. When i first started in thinking all i know how to do sleigh airplanes and but then as i got into the corporate arena i started saying oh i did learn a lot more than just flying airplanes. I'm assuming the probably same happen you with your football experience in in the great coaches and mentors you surrounded yourself around most of your life. I learned i learned how to develop a work ethic. I learned resilience. I learned preparation. I learned being coach -able. I learned how to collaborate with others. i got to college. I was on a much more diverse team people from wide variety of backgrounds. And i played a in the arena league down in birmingham so completely different from where. I'm from here in ohio and so i would say i think i learned about people. I learned a lot about myself. Learn about how to work. I learned how to do extra. I learned all that from my coaches from playing sports. And so i. I just tried to take that into the professional world and i liked the profession of selling because the people who were landing at the top of the stack rankings. The people who were making the most money the people who are getting promoted. They were the ones who were working the hardest. I don't have any experience. But i do think i could work And so i i. I was willing and still. I'm willing to to to work really hard at it. And then Eventually led to me. You know having some success in doing well exceeding the goals accompany set for me and then that led to promotions and more opportunities. And so i think that's that i direct all of that back to a combination of two things. One my family. My parents my brothers as well as My coaches who really taught me how to out of work once. I want for my eighth grade to ninth grade year.

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"marine corps" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty

Zero Blog Thirty

01:50 min | 9 months ago

"marine corps" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty

"I. Again I said I've only yelled a few times says the Marine Corps Having it I, I like blackout. I don't remember what I said. What I did. I, just remember leaping up like a spider monkey and be like I. Don't know what I said. Did you did you drop a devil dog? You think? I'm sure I did I'm I feel like as I was leaping up I, could feel my hands engaging like you stoop I. Mean I didn't tell on the Mary. Thank you. Dumb. Mother therapy like. Probably thought it was such a bitch for it. But like I mean, you just cannot once you've seen it, she is Christ he even like weapons that are non we've seen now some of the protests that are going on in Portland where even with non lethal weapons, you can't be putting those straight at people's fucking heads and necks and shit like some of these federal officers who are the fuck they are wearing these uniforms. A Don't have any designation on him like pointing it essentially point blank range. You have one of those shotgun shells with the beanbag inside point blank and you shoot somebody in the neck that person is dying. Without. I've been shot so many times with SIM rounds. I used to be like canine. We would always do like shoot don't shoot scenarios and one. We're doing domestic violence training and it was like shoot don't shoot I wasn't wearing a shirt. And just to make it more realistic, had like a fake beer in my hand. Some of the other MP's lit me the fuck up with 'em nines and enforce and I. It was when I was lance-corporal and I was covered with welts like my tattoos behind shipment I. had it looked like my arms where essentially those you know whenever you're riding through the desert and they have like the Dune Buggies, my arms were swollen like Dune. Buggy courses like all over. Yeah. I. Got a bloody left ass cheek.

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"marine corps" Discussed on Dog Tales

Dog Tales

08:14 min | 10 months ago

"marine corps" Discussed on Dog Tales

"She'd get rex back. In the meantime she'd visit frequently. But six year old rex had another frequent visitor Mike dowling his first handler after his honorable discharge Mike also vowed to adopt rex. For Years Mike and Meghan didn't cross paths. They'd served in the same role in the same area with the same dog, but timing kept them apart. Each made separate visits to Camp Pendleton but drew the same conclusion. None of the new handlers with bonding with REX. Rex was assigned to a different corporal after Megan. Then another and another. But with each handler, he was a tool for practice a dog they trained with, but not the dog they went to war with. Its in the military. It didn't matter if rex was completely happy or loved, he was a military working dog emphasis on working. Over five years, rex shuffled through twelve different handlers. None of them were with him as long as Michael Meghan. Rex To nine ten eleven. Mike began working in the film industry. Meghan adopted a cat. Then in two thousand and eleven. REX had a seizure. He survived, but it left him with facial palsy. He'd no longer be able to smell explosives. A soon. As Meghan heard, she was terrified. REX would likely be euthanized and she might even get to say goodbye. Crying, she reached out to Jerry Vanillin director of the local Veterans Service Agency. All Megan wanted was for her friend to have the happiness and love, he deserved. Rex. Couldn't put down. Jerry comforted Megan and then hatched a plan. He had a contact in New York Senator Chuck Schumer's Office. Jerry and Meghan put together a packet for the senator. Urging him to help reunites the military heroes. The also started a local petition. Cross the country in southern California Mike dowling also heard of REX's injury albeit in a very different way. As REX's first handler Mike was offered the chance to care for him in his old age. Not that it would be that easy. REX deemed not adoptable, and Mike would have to take necessary measures both to protect wrecks and protect civilians from rex. It might take a year or more to complete the paperwork and logistics. Even then they might be rejected. Meaning Rex could still be put down. But to start the process, the Marine Corps simply needed a yes. US earlier, it would have been a no brainer of course Mike wanted to adopt her ex. He loved the dog he still did. It was worth any amount of effort to give rex retirement. He deserved. Still. Mike had recently heard about Meghan Levi's petition to adopt rex. It had almost twenty two thousand signatures. Though Mike had come out of Iraq unscathed. He'd worked with wounded warriors. He'd found his passion in helping. Veterans create meaningful lives after their service ended. Mike realized the potential adoption was an opportunity to help rex and make good on his promise. But it was also an opportunity to help another vet Meghan. So, he said No. Mike said the Marine Corps should let Megan. Levy adopt racks. And they should do it soon. Sometimes, the dogs we love only hours for short time. That doesn't make them any less special. Mike dowling likely realize that and certainly realized that Meghan needed rex more than he did. And now Mike had a new caused to dedicate himself to. Reuniting BREX and Meghan. Mike wrote to Chuck Schumer, imploring the senator to speed up the process, and while letters and petitions cruel through the government, they ran through the media. Meghan and REX became a popular human interest story. Why would anyone keep a wounded veteran from wounded military dog? Soon even the New York. Yankees were involved Meghan was a lifelong fan and now worked security for the organization. The president of the Yankees Randy Levine pledged pay for rex to fly first class from Camp Pendleton to Megan's home in New York. In? DC Senator Schumer was moved by the letters, the petition and the press coverage. He used his power to try to facilitate a speedier of unusual adoption. On April six two thousand twelve eleven year old wrecks officially retired from the Marine Corps. Mike and Meghan both attended the ceremony at Camp Pendleton. REX's final on a citation, not ten years of service, including eleven thousand, five hundred and seventy five hours in the US and three tours of duty in Iraq. While, they're rex was constantly put in harm's way during multiple firefights, motorist hacks and improvised explosive devices. The citation and did. Rex's enthusiasm initiative and loyal devotion to duty reflected great credit upon himself, and were in keeping with the finest traditions of the Marine Corps. Best of all as he retired, REX's status was reversed. He was approved for an adoption. The next day, rex and Meghan flew first class to Megan's home in valley. Cottage New York. It was five thousand miles from. Volusia but REX still had his share of exciting adventures. Rex loved balking at the local deer and got to play in snow for the first time he spent time in Megan's kitchen and became extremely. In cooking. He even met his first cat another one of Megan's pets. I rex try to chase the cat. But, when it batted him on the face, rex realized it was better off leaving that particular animal alone. As, it turned out. Some things were more dangerous than sniffing out I e DS. And every night at the end of a long day of running and playing rex cuddled up to sleep and Megan's bed. Six weeks after their reunion on May. Thirteenth Two Thousand Twelve Meghan put wrecks on his six foot, leash, and watched as he sniff through a new and different kind of dust the infield TIFF Yankee Stadium. The stadium erupted with noise, but it was just the raucous cheers of Game Day, crowd followed by an aftershock of life type music. Star third baseman. Alex Rodriguez joined Megan and wrecks on the field. The Yankees wanted to honor the pair for their service. Rex was muzzled as he had to be when they left the house, but it didn't prevent him from unleashing a few excited Fox at a Rod. Apparently, some fans thought he was proposing to a girlfriend. Instead number thirteen presented Meghan with.

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"marine corps" Discussed on Dog Tales

Dog Tales

07:55 min | 10 months ago

"marine corps" Discussed on Dog Tales

"Get started go. Daddy is offering websites, marketing tools and guidance offer free learn more at go daddy dot com now back to the story. From March to September of two thousand four Corporal Mike, dowling and Sajjan rex served in explosives detection operations in Iraq's triangle of death. Upon their. Return Home Mike was honorably discharged from the marines. He was proud of his work. He done his duty and didn't fancy risking his life again especially after his lucky escape from an Iep de on his final day in Iraq. However his partner sergeant. Rex didn't have any choice. Military working dogs typically serve for about eight years, and after his time with Mike, rex had around six years left. Mike could always known this, but it didn't stop him from planning to adopt rex when his military career ended. He bonded with this special dog more than he thought possible and couldn't wait to spend every day with him again. Mike said he knew rex in a way. He might never know fellow human being. Rex's started his life with Mike and Mike wanted them to finish together to. In the meantime Mike joined the reserves making a point to visit wrecks and Pendleton Canine kennels whenever he got the chance. He was confident he'd get rex back someday. But before that could happen, rex was assigned a new handler. Corporal Meghan Levy. Meghan had always had a dog. She was an only child, so they were the closest thing she had. Two Siblings Megan also loved being part of a team evidenced by years of playing competitive softball. One month into Megan's college career, nine eleven shattered the nation. Around this time Megan realized she wasn't cut out for college life and needed something she. Couldn't quit. Soon after she turned eighteen, Meghan walked into a military recruiting office where the recruiters fawned over her. Main didn't think she was anything special, but she was a woman and they had a quotes it to meet. Once Meghan confirm that she wouldn't have to cut her long hair. She enlisted. Megan Levy was Orlan. She traveled to Paris. Island South Carolina the sole training grounds for female marines. They're Megan. Learn that in the military? You always need a partner. Recruits couldn't do anything without the buddy. Even go to the bathroom. Megan's soon realized exactly what kind of partners she wanted a canine. There was just one catch. Megan had to wait for an available dog. Will Train. Dogs were few and hard to come by. It costs about fifty thousand dollars to train 'em, wd or military working dog, and even then adult had to maintain a ninety five percents such accuracy to remain certified and cleared missions. So Meghan waited. And waited. Seven months later, she was finally dispatched to Camp Pendleton and introduced to rex. Megan had waited through REX's entire first tour of duty for him, and she couldn't be happier to finally meet her dog. Of course, Sergeant Rex was still rex. He was a weapon stubborn. The kind of talk bites any stranger. Who tried to pet him. Megan likely to do a couple alpha roles to gain REX's respect, and she certainly received a few nips before he bonded with her. But oft four months rex. Meghan, we're a functional team. They shipped off to future in early two thousand five. Meghan wasn't sure what to expect. It had barely been six months since rex finished his first tour, and the Marines was still gathering preliminary Intel. But Meghan did know they'd be targets. The Iraqi insurgents had realized military dogs for a major threat and now aims their guns accordingly. But. Meghan was again all in. Before long she helped rex find I bomb. From, their homework went much like Mike's. Meghan would take rex ahead if the unit on his six foot leash while fellow marines watched her back. She'd keep her eyes focused on the dog primed for the tiniest change or motion. REX would give a flip of his tail. A big sniff a look back. The explosive. Ordinance Disposal Team called the E. OD would pull out the or explosives cash. Then rex got to play with his ball. Walk Signal. E. O. D. I. E. D. Full. Sniff tense up. He owed E. R. E. D.. Full step point. D. I. E. D. Bull over and over each time a success. Megan and rex were so good. They went on a second deployment this time to Ramadi another city in Iraq. Megan grew to love rex, not just as her partner in the field, but as her partner socially. Meghan said REX was a great icebreaker for her especially as they worked with different units. She later said she never personally experienced the sexism that so prevalent in the military. Perhaps that was because if anything, a person with the dog is treated better than a person alone and if anyone tried to mess with Meghan they'd risk a bite from rex. And Bite he did. Unlike Mike Megan let people pet rex. She figured they learned their lesson quickly. Rex hadn't changed, but the Marines apparently found his mean streak in deering. And as the woman, the mean dog loved Meghan quickly gained the respect of her tough guy, peers. She also earned their respect by saving lives. Together Megan and rex completed over a hundred successful missions. They planned another on September fourth two thousand six during this second in Ramadi. A new army units had just arrived in. Iraq and we're eager to have a canine units. Join them for an upcoming patrol. They requested to dog teams, but unfortunately that just wants enough available. The military would only allocate one team for the mission. Given that it was a green team of recruits, and the Meghan was the most senior of the two handlers she volunteered. She knew her experience could help everyone. Alongside the squadron, Meghan and REX set out into the heat in early September. The temperature in Iraq could hit over a hundred degrees Fahrenheit. It was an unexplored area, but rex searched with relish. Found one boom another two more each buried deep in desert sand, ready to destroy a passing vehicle at the first ring of an insurgents phone. Five hours passed and they were on a.

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"marine corps" Discussed on Dog Tales

Dog Tales

08:14 min | 10 months ago

"marine corps" Discussed on Dog Tales

"And REX led the charge. Entering would appear to be a bedroom. REX paused tales stiffening. He lifted his head to snort. Then resume sniffing, taking faster bigger breaths pulling in more sense. Mike, new this so-called change in behavior signal. That rex had found something. Rex wriggled under the bed. Mike's Pulse race does he observed his dog? The other Marines of the room halted fixed on. Rexes let tail. Rex, slipped out clutching something, lodge and round in his teeth. Wrecks and Mike both grew excited. They done it. They found a bomb. They'd saved lives. Rex Turn to Mike and displayed his find. It was a soccer ball. The Marines had misjudged. This home was just a home. Rex's excitement was just that of finding a toy, proving even the best trained military working dogs. It's still fun loving animals that heart. A few days later Mike and rex return to I e E. D, Alley! Everyone was still convinced. That was a hidden stash of explosives in the area. If they could uncover the cash of Aidi components, they stop the insurgents for at least a few weeks, possibly saving thousands of lives. This time they headed away from civilization. Rex Sniff through open desert past baking sanding crackling brush. The afternoon heats was rising close to one hundred thirty degrees Fahrenheit. As they search the area Mike began to worry for REX's safety. Dogs can only sweat through their tongues than the pads on their feet. If X didn't enough to release the sweat from his mouth. His tongue would swell up. He choke before he died of heatstroke. So Mike. To give rex frequent water breaks. When rex finished lapping up water, Mike called out the command. Seek seek seek. On Q. Rex zigzagged forward Mike trotting behind him. Tramping through the dirt and Browning Grass Rex's tail flicked. The might be something here. Mike watched as rex kept sniffling along the ground. Another Tail Flick Rex stopped looking at the grounds in front of him. He looked pointedly up at Mike. Then back at the ground. It was the same tactic. Most folks used to alert their owner to an empty food bowl, but with highest stakes much higher stakes. Mike, flag the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team who hurry Dover with metal detectors. Hoping it wasn't another soccer ball. The mechanical detectors verified the Canine had found one. They'd come across something buried in the desert. Something big. Shovels hit the sand and three feet down. They found the motherload. Grenades mortar shell's detonation cord P. Four. Rex hadn't just found one bomb. He'd found the materials foot dozens. Mike reached in his pocket and pulled out the bright red cone bowl. He kept just for occasions like these. Wrecks had done his job now. He got to play. While the Explosive Ordinance Disposal. Team cleaned up. The Explosives Mike played, fetch tug-of-war and chase with the German shepherd. To this rex became a beloved fixture around the military base. Mike said having a dog with. You gives you a sense of home. That was certainly true as they move through the triangle of death, the areas surrounding Baghdad and eventually future. Units fought to take my correct sounds on daily patrols. They sneak him unauthorized trees from their holes and emory's or meals ready to eat. They nicknamed him sexy rexy and t rex on more than one occasion Mike open to cap package from home to find full of treats for REX. He founded adorable. Though rex wasn't so easily pleased, he was a picky dog who preferred bones. Although he wouldn't say no to the occasional emery bite, rex was as Mike said too proud to beg. Like old dogs, rex have personality all his own. He was smart and eager to succeed clearing roads, buildings, and 'cause with every sniff. He gave us servicemembers and Iraqi civilians peace of mind. This place was safe this onto. Rex slowly grew used to the frequent pangs of guns and explosions across the desert. He La not to box so much and Mike learn to keep his cool to. Over the ensuing months, wrecks found dozens of bombs. He also brought Mike's attention to pet rabbits, groups of excited Iraqi children and once even litter of abandoned puppies. Thanks to rex and Mike's Intel. No one else would go into Iraq blind. Though that didn't make the region any less dangerous. In September, two thousand and four Mike and REX was scheduled to return home. Their work had been exemplary and six month deployments had finally come to an end. Wrecks and Mike had done their job with dedication, and on UH setting the stage for a series of dog teams to follow in their path, but Mike hope to fit in one last mission. Around six, am he and REX Fuca to roll memo, dear alongside combined, anti armor team. REX jumped into a Humvee and Mike was about to follow him. Then, they got the orders. Go, home right now. The tour was over. Mike called rex out of the Humvee, and hurriedly packed up his belongings. The Humvee left without them. As Mike in rex finish packing one lost I e D responded in the distance. The sound felt normal now. Rex didn't even balk. Neither thought much of it. Until later on when Mike learned that the I. E. D. had blown up the very, Humvee rex was sitting in that morning. If they'd gone out on that patrol. Mike and REX have died in the explosion. Instead the pair returned safely to the USA. REX had a lot more living to do. COMING UP REX's second tour in Iraq and another brush with mortal danger. Even your dog has great adventures into with the temperature warming up. Fleas and ticks can become more prevalent, so you want to be prepared. Sir Resto protect your dog from fleas ticks for eight continuous months. It's not greasy. It's odorless and best of all effective. Why Waste Time reapply topical treatments or trying to get your dog to take special pill? 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"marine corps" Discussed on Dog Tales

Dog Tales

06:46 min | 10 months ago

"marine corps" Discussed on Dog Tales

"And two Corporal Mike. dowling prepared to tackle his superior officer. Mike had been well trained boot camp, military police crosses and military working dog school all led to this moment. He was meeting his dog. Sancho rex for the first time. Out of respect, full military working talks are awarded a rank up the handlers, but rex didn't look like a high pay great sergeant. He looked like a German shepherd taking a nap. A very dangerous gem shepherd, taking a nap. Mike entered REX's gated. Kennel and the dogs is flicked open. His hackles raised a sign of fear or hostility. Mike may have been on a military base in southern California, but he knew that wouldn't protect him from an attack. His training run through his head. It's not a matter of if you'll get bitten by a dog, but when? Mike knew what he had to do. A military maneuver called the Alpha Roll. Like a cowboy, taming a Bronco Mike carried a leather collar and leash toward the loose star clasped the caller around REX's neck. Rex growled biting tone domes and Desert Camo Mike narrowly evaded REX's jaws as he firmed his grip on the color and flipped seventy pounds of German shepherd right over. Rex minds have been a military asset worth thousands of dollars, but at that moment Mike had no fear of breaking in. Mike pinned rex down trying to keep his face and neck away from the dog snapping jaws. He got one hand on Rex's face, forcing his head down while he welcomed the leash around Rex's Maul. The dog couldn't fight. He couldn't bog. He scratched and wind. Still top REX. Mike shoved his own face in the dogs and screened a command. He'd learned in training out out out. Mike rose watching the dog carefully. How would he react now? Rex Lunged for another bite Mike pinned him again, executing another Alpha role to establish. Out Out out. Mike stood again panting alongside the dog. Rex went for another nip and Mike had him on the ground once more, they locked eyes each determined to be the Alpha Dog. Finally. Rex added. He wouldn't fight. From then on? They be best friends. That same November week wrecks and Mike began drills as a team preparing side-by-side military career, while the dogs were trained to protect and attack them. Main role was to sniff out danger in the form of explosives. Rex and his fellow canine sergeants nicknamed weapons of mass detection. Thanks to the central regions in the dog sprains, which have forty times larger than humans. As they trained Mike, expected he and rex would stay in the US performing counter terrorism operations. He figured his most exciting assignment would be working alongside the secret service and seeing President George. W Bush from a distance. Canine units that's letter K. number nine hadn't been sent to the frontline since Vietnam nearly thirty years prior. But one year into their training, it became apparent Operation Iraqi. Freedom was mainly the over sure in a lengthy war. And Rex and Mike had a pivotal role to play. In November, two thousand, three, Mike and REX Scott word from their superiors, they'd be among the first twelve dog teams deployed to Iraq. Iraqi insurgents were killing Americans Iraqis alike with IEP. Ds or Improvised Explosive Devices. Usually. E consisted of a burner phone wire to a combat. Tree Wyatt. Four a plastic explosive similar to see four. These weapons could be hidden anywhere buried underground inside buildings or hooked up to cars. Insurgents could set them off at any time from any distance by simply cooling the burner phone. An IEP D. combined the sneaky -ness of a sniper rifle with the mass devastation of a bomb. If Marine fell prey to an IEP de they'd be thrown into the air shaking so hard. They die of a brain injury before the fire could burn them. I E with the biggest danger in the field and the Marine Corps needed to learn how to find and defuse them. Their best bet was the precise and specialized tool poll from the annals of history. A well trained dog. Specifically wrecks. That said Mike, new they'd be Guinea Pigs, doing recon on an uncharted conflict, neither had ever been in a war zone, neither had even been on active duty. But in March, two, thousand and four. They flew straight into Iraq's triangle of death. That's what the Marines nicknamed. The most dangerous combat zone an area south of Baghdad. Scary as it was once, they touch down in Iraq. Mike was Eager to get working. No sooner with a on the ground, then explosions rang out in the distance, hearing the BANGS and booms. Rex spooked and barked back. But Mike had emission to find the source and stuff it. He felt imbued with a sense of purpose and didn't want to waste any time on their short six month deployments. One day early on the Marines patrol the memo dea along route soldiers dubbed I e, Alley. It was right in the middle of the triangle of death. It was also seemingly a normal Iraqi neighborhood. The Marines investigated an apartment convinced. The site was a cover for bomb building operations. Mike.

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"marine corps" Discussed on Dog Tales

Dog Tales

02:01 min | 10 months ago

"marine corps" Discussed on Dog Tales

"Welcome to tales a podcast original. I'm your host Alistair. Unfortunately this is the end of our journey for now after many stories of historic canines will taking a break from producing new episodes of tales. As we wind down, we want to say thanks to you a loyal listeners. We truly appreciate all of the kind words, thoughtful reviews, encouraging emails and fun suggestions. We've received this year. Dog Tales has been a hot woman. And we thank you for coming along for the ride. Rest assured all episodes of dog tales, and all other podcast originals will remain free on spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts to string tales for free on spotify just open the APP and type Doug Tales in the search bar. All of our past stories will remain there. That said we have one lost episode for you. This week we are telling the story of Sergeant Rex. A military working dog who served three tours of duty in Iraq. The German shepherd, located dozens of hidden explosives, saving hundreds of lives. He was an honored member of the Marine Corps, the subject of books, documentaries and even Hollywood film. But his relationships with his handlers made rex the stuff of legend. He was an honored member of the Marine Corps, the subject of books, documentaries, and even a Hollywood film. But his relationships with his handler made rex the stuff of legend. This episode is brought to you by HBO Max's. DOCU series expecting amy. An intimate look at what she describes as the longest nine months of her life, Amy Schumer gives us unfiltered access to her struggles with a difficult pregnancy stream on HBO Max or go to Hbo Max Dot Com.

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"marine corps" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

Jocko Podcast

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"marine corps" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

"They have control over their individual learning and that the additional effort pays off developing in developing the knowledge and skills to conversely individuals the fixed mindset believed that their qualities are innate and are interested in feedback only to confirm their abilities avoiding feedback that indicates any perceived weaknesses avoiding feedback and having a fixed mindset leads to stagnation and they wrap this chapter up. I mean we could talk about. Intrinsic motivation is driven by perceived internal rewards. That is one is driven to engage in behavior because it is satisfying leaders can cultivate this type. Motivation within Marines by supporting the growth mindset in individual marines can sustain it throughout their careers in this way the Marine Corps culture of learning encourages. Commanders leaders instructors teams and individuals to all support intrinsic motivation for learning and self improvement and the conclusions as they say the Marine Corps Culture supports continuous career. Long learning all marines can facilitate learning as marines develop in their careers responsibility to facilitate learning also increases Marine Corps Culture embraces learning as fundamental to marine readiness to be the first to fight learning is essential to any present profession but it is particularly important to the marines profession of arms where the cost of not learning the cost of not learning are so steep. So that's chapter two. Were two hours deep right now. In order to not make five hour.

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"marine corps" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

Jocko Podcast

08:05 min | 1 year ago

"marine corps" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

"Other and learn to overcome or mitigate factors that negatively impact preparedness reasonable rehashing. That one is because sometimes people utilize the candid feedback thing but they forget about ego and Hubris of the other person. So when they going to give you some feedback. There'a Echo Charles. What I forget about is that you have an ego and so by giving you this candid feedback that you're not really prepared to receive. You're going to get defensive. The whole nine yards and I can make any changes whereas if I can find a way to use maneuver warfare around that ego and provide you with feedback that somehow comes from your own brain because seeds planted by me. It's going to be better off. Throw a little bone to the Marine Corps on that one to take your thought process a little bit further on that one. Yes Dave little bit more. Just can we go a little bit? Can we apply what we're talking about just a little bit more and be a little bit a little? Bit Better candid. Feedback is awesome when there is this level of relationships enemy. Ego Egos have been putting check. It works and we strive for that. It's hard to achieve hard to achieve unemotional unemotional candid feedback. 'cause how many people do you know really are geared to absorb candid feedback in an unemotional manner especially after something like preparation for what. I wrote about that in leadership strategy and tactics like I tried to try to help the person on the receiving end right. I'm like listen when when somebody gives you criticism even if it's coming from someone that you think has no business giving you any feedback whatsoever. Listen to them. Yeah and absorbed what they say and see if you can apply it to make yourself better and that right there that little learning to do that as a human being if you could learn to do that as a human being your life is going to be thousand a thousand times better than it would if you never get over that hope of. Hey I don't like this guy so I'm not gonNA listen to what he has to say. Where someone that? Just open this. Is You know what? And this is your point Dave. How many people have I met in my entire life? That were just hit me with some more candid feedback so I can just get. Do they exist. Sure do we get to appoint do do sometimes people you know. I have a relationship with someone or someone else putting someone through training. I could just tell it like I'm I'm saying Nope we're like hey I got it. You know that's a great point. Thank you sure if that happens for sure doesn't happen. All the time doesn't happen most of the time. Does it say unemotional candid feedback? It says marine strive to view situations and information objectively and unemotionally provide candid feedback to each other and learn to overcome or mitigate factors that negatively impact preparedness a overall provide an except most so even the unemotional backed up that So you know how in a typical situation typical. I don't even know what you mean. But a situation where you're like. Hey candid feedback in the guy kind of takes it as as the the Golden Pass to just just basically hit them as hard as he can like yeah. This method was dog shit. That's not unemotional. That's emotional feedback right. There seems saying it's on the other side. It's on the negative emotion rather than you could've done better you know. I mean maybe that's candid euro. Someone take this one more one more step for for the next release of this when we're GonNa talk about this when they revise this when we talk about candid feedback. We also need to talk about human nature bite because human nature is. I bristle at candid feedback and like I said. Are there people that don't and the goal here? The goal is like Marine your marine. I'm GonNa give you some candid feedback. You'RE GONNA take it on board. We're GONNA move forward. I get it man. I love that I wish that the way the world works we have to remember human nature. We have to remember that human nature. It provides a level of resistance against candid feedback. I'm I'm sorry. And they and they they touch on it. They kind of talk about it a little bit. But they don't really get to the core of. Here's the real barrier. You're going to get when you're dealing with this now. The good news is that anybody. Listen to this. Podcast is already listened to the previous podcast. And if you're going to be an eminently qualified human the way you're gonNA deal with this when they're talking about viewing feedback objectively unemotionally. The real scenario as I'm in charge of his mission I build. The plan is all this stuff. And I'm the leader that I come back. And then Giacomo instructor comes back and destroys in what gives me feedback. Now what he should be able to do is tell me all these things. Let me go dude. Those are all really good points. I'M GONNA incorporate all those next mission brave to build this into my planning time. We're GONNA go get better but what I do is show up ready for that feedback to defend what I did because that was my plan. I was the mission commander and I can't be unemotional detached but I should be so if you're listening to this. Your job is to take all the feedback you get from the people that you cannot stand in unemotional and objective. Fashion we've got a question does last week. What do I do the perennial complainer on my team? That has constantly complaining about everything you know what the answer is listen to him. Hats actually have some feedback through. The problem. Isn't the Soprano complainer. The problems that you don't want to hear him but the almost exact opposite is true. When you were providing feedback if you go in with the assumption that that person will be Q. And UNEMOTIONAL and prepared. You're also going to be ineffective that you have to make the exact opposite approach. Which is you're going to be dealing with nothing. But their ego and you know if it turns out that I'm debriefing Jaakko. And he's totally in the game. Then then then that's then we're great. We represent I duNno five percent or ten percent of the interactions. If you're lucky that you're going to get but overtime if you actually take if people see you as a leader taking other people's feedback when they appear to be not credible and not good people take feedback from and you're willing to listen to them. You actually can influence other people. Doing them takes time. What they don't talk about in here is when you decide to go to. Here's all the barriers are going to be in place with this plan of. Hey Man I'm just gonNA come through the front door Jaakko some Kennedy vacuums. It's going to take it. It's GONNA go skin. Look Look Marine Corps. We get the ideal I would love. I would love if that was the way the world works. Unfortunately we have to deal with human nature. That's we have to deal with. Just have to deal with in combat. You have to deal deal with it in a debrief so be ready for it control. You can control learn from it all right. Violence and danger will always be parts of war learning to fight in dangerous conditions despite fear uncertainties Kita Warfighting Marines of all ranks must understand how the bind body and mind respond to fear and stress. So that they better control the responses in any situation including combat marines learn how to effectively control stress reactions and fight dangerous conditions to realistic training increasing self awareness understanding the attributes or and increasing mental and physical resilience for example. Marines learned breathing techniques during marksmanship training to better control. How the body's nervous system response to stress in order to shoot more accurately the breathing techniques help marines to control their heart rate respiration attention and muscular stress and muscles under stress which then increases the accuracy of fire combat can challenge unit cohesion in present. Marines with a variety of moral and ethical dilemmas marines developed strong mental moral spiritual and ethical understanding because they are as important as physical skills when operating in the violence.

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"marine corps" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

Jocko Podcast

02:56 min | 1 year ago

"marine corps" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

"This 'cause training learning by doing okay. I get your hands on your making stuff. Happen and education is not right. Education is is study and Intellectual Development. That's that's what they're saying. Okay okay I think I'm starting to grasp it a little bit better because here's how I just draft it in my mind. The mission of both these things is to learn And both of them result in learning and so in my mind I was thinking well was one you learn in one. You don't learn but the actual fact is both these things you're GONNA learn. Just a method of learning one of them is one of them is study and one of them is doing. Yeah it almost seems like small things but but I don't think it's not I mean it's a big thing to understand the difference between those two. Is that if you were just training all the time and never really getting an education and what you're doing or studying or or or learning the bigger picture that that training wouldn't be nearly as useful. You would learn as much if you weren't educating yourself. While you're doing I know they talk more about it. But there's this idea like if I'm GonNa go to the rifle range and really good at shooting the rifle like train on the rifle over and over and over again. I could sit do the same thing that I can. Train Orono over again. Education comes from other components. Like what the aircraft? I'm fighting against could do what my enemies capable of with the Three D. Environment might be and that training evolves because of the Education. And if all ever did was sort of think about what that looked like in three dimensional battlespace and never trained for it that education by itself. I wouldn't learn as much about doing the training with it. Yeah yeah no I I. I'm seeing I'm seeing it. Continuing on Marines must always seek better ways to learn throughout the entire continuum of the training of training and education throughout this publication. The term learning is emphasized training education. Are you specifically referring to one or the other learning? Is the overall intended outcome of both training and education. So there you go interesting. We must have that must have been clogged thing in my brain from when I read this marines continuously learned to be ready for the constantly changing increasing demands of warfare and the range of missions as Marine Corps doctrinal publication. Six Command and control explains we earned the trust of others by demonstrating competence a sense of responsibility loyalty and self discipline. We just talked about that on. Wasp podcast right. The number one way to to earn. Trust is competence. Be Doing your job fig about that. We earned the trust of others by our own self discipline..

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"marine corps" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

04:21 min | 1 year ago

"marine corps" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Twenty years serving in the marine corps a portion of that time he spent as a C. one thirty pilot talked about aviation in the military and so forth Hudson was battling blazing wildfires in rural Australia outside of Sydney calls in aviation the company he worked for says he was flying in AC one thirty Hercules when fire crews lost contact with the air tanker the other two that were killed were Ian Mike bath of Montana and Rick to Morgan junior a Florida president trump's impeachment defense resumes today as senators consider whether to pursue more evidence Democrats and Republicans have very different interpretations of how well a house impeachment manager Adam Schiff summed up the case against president trump and the Senate impeachment trial New York senator Chuck Schumer when Adam Schiff may two of his closing arguments on Thursday and Friday every eye was on him he really drew people into that presentation but Republicans say they were turned off by shifts head on a pike comment Oklahoma Republican senator James Lankford on CNN I'm offended only because Adam Schiff believes that the only reason that we act the way that we do is because the president's gonna put her head on a pike I ease ease invalidating all of our motives he's saying you're gonna ignore all the facts and you're only doing this because you're afraid of the president rather than will actually be fair in the process and actually look at the facts White House attorneys will resume their arguments they still have twenty two hours left to make their case but it appears unlikely they'll use all of that time CBS news update and wanted to let the Iowa caucuses are just days away and a new ABC news Washington post poll shows former president Joe Biden is in the lead for the Democrats looking to unseat president Donald Trump Vermont senator Bernie Sanders is picking up but senator Elizabeth Warren it took a hit and the numbers ABC's Rachel Scott is in the morning with more senator Elizabeth Warren picking up an endorsement from the des Moines register dancing with excitement as she learned the news I just heard an underlying it really means a lot to me but the four senators in the race will be pulled back to Washington tomorrow for the impeachment trial their rivals capitalizing on their absence during the final stretch ahead of Iowa caucuses the latest from the CBS news battleground tracker poll find senator Bernie Sanders narrowly leading the democratic presidential field in Iowa a little more than a week ahead of the state's caucuses director of surveys Anthony sell bonds explains why the I. O. race is so fluid and could change dramatically on caucus day anybody who supporters are below fifteen percent that's the magic number can't get delegates and so they often change too maybe their second choice candidate looking ahead to the New Hampshire primary at Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar his game the endorsement of the union leader some cautious lunar new year celebrations in China and for others celebrating around the world amid concerns surrounding the deadly coronavirus CBS is terrible Lino was in Chicago's Chinatown on Sunday we're some businesses are feeling the impact people wearing masks to walk in shock local business owner one one says with a confirmed case of the virus in Chicago many are changing their new year's plans well my friend who runs our restaurant on the streets he was going to have a forty people come in five for the call him saying that the table will be canceled more than doubling their cleaning and sanitizing regiment in the restaurant we use all the whole five although table tall Virginia governor Ralph north on that may be called to testify in the murder trial of his former patient A. B. C.'s Monica Kosar Abdi has the details according to court documents north are prescribed AJ anti depressants well he was a practicing physician in Norfolk two months before she vanished while visiting her family on spring break at the time had so was a member of the search party issuing desperate calls for her safe return soon after Hansel was arrested and charged with AG's murder the defense states the anti depressants as well as diary entries from AJ show she may have been suicidal well the prosecution argues AJ's medical records show the medicine northern prescribed was for headaches not for depression a Connecticut woman was killed when her snow mobile crashed at the edge of a frozen pond over the weekend forty three year old Michelle via of Stamford was ejected from the snow mobile she wasn't wearing a helmet and died at the scene and main start the.

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"marine corps" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

Veterans Chronicles

11:42 min | 1 year ago

"marine corps" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

"Was a twenty year gerald u._s. Marine assigned to guard the embassy in tehran iran in november of that year he became the youngest of the american hostages as the islamic revolution took hold old in iran four hundred forty four days until kevin and the other hostages were freed and kevin. Thanks very much for your time. Today we greatly appreciate it. Well the real pleasure sure to join you and your listeners and <hes> look forward to a good conversation while it's it's one. I've been looking forward to <hes> for quite a while now. Let's begin with just the beginning of your story in real quickly. Where were you born and raised <hes>. I'm a native of the milwaukee wisconsin area born there grew up in the suburb at the age of eighteen <hes> as the eldest of a five kids <hes> decided to leave after high school and joined the marine corps <hes> to travel and see the world and eventually <hes> the plan was to be able to take advantage of the g._i. Bill which ultimately and eventually i did why the marines well honestly <hes> i i do have a grandfather on my mom's mom side who was a <hes> who is while he's deceased now but a world war veteran and <hes> but other than that really did not have a military presence in in my life <hes> background if you will in our family too much and i had a buddy in highschool who had been recruited to join the marine corps and and he came up to me one day and said hey listen i'm going to be joining the marine corps and they've got this thing called the buddy program and i started thinking about it and looking being added and <hes> <hes> saw it as a way to get some help for college which i wanted to pursue. A ultimately was the first one in my family who ever went to college judge and nonetheless <hes> it was <hes> it was a big change from what people might have been expecting. I i didn't have a plan for post high school and so it seemed as good of choices any <hes> it was supposed to be at phnom which was not really <hes> something i thought much about though as a young paper boy oy of ages twelve to sixteen i would read about it every day on the front pages of the newspaper. I did have a cousin who joined the marine corps <hes> which <hes> played the only a small role in my decision but it was really as part of the buddy program those recruiters to a good job you know so when you enlist that means you go the basic training and basic training for the marines is a little different than it is <hes> any other service branches so how was paris island for you. Well actually <hes> greg. I ended up in <hes> san diego. <hes> those individuals who grow up in the states that <hes> through which the mississippi river either goes or <hes> borders <hes> get a choice to go either to paris island or to san diego and that's where my buddy was going so that's where i am i went and and what's interesting. Is that <hes> my cousin had up in paris island. <hes> i did eventually end up in north carolina for some training but <hes> san diego you know they call it hollywood and <hes> we just sat around in our hawaiian shirts and sunglasses every day as you can imagine so once you completed that <hes> how soon after that was it that you were sent to iran well i signed up for the marines guaranteed contracts go into accounting and indeed <hes>. I went onto some accounting school. <hes> working in the supply field went down to north carolina for my training. I was really fortunate graduated top in my class <hes> for that brief stint and chose to go to japan where i did serve for fifteen months <hes> <hes> i was so very fortunate to get promoted twice in fifteen month period so it was while i was okinawa that i learned about <hes> the marine security already guard program and apply went to a meeting it was in the base theater and as you can imagine they've got big posters of marines and dress blues uniform arms big glossy full-size almost a banners <hes> photos of marines in front of the taj mahal and the eiffel tower and the great wall of china. I and i thought wow this is kind of interesting. I went to the meeting went to work the next morning and asked him a gunnery sergeant. If he had any familiarity at all with the program he did not and nonetheless s. agreed to write a letter of recommendation for me came back to quantico virginia in <hes> mayor june of nineteen seventy-nine for our training as a marine security guard. We started our class with one hundred and seventy nine <hes> students it was the first class that had both male and female marines scenes in it for the m._s._g. Program nine weeks eleven weeks later. Whatever it was <hes> graduated only one hundred and twenty one of us out of the one hundred seventy nine completed the training <hes> successfully and i got my assignment to go to germany and i thought this is terrific. I'm going to be assigned in the middle of europe. We're up <hes> at the u._s. Embassy in germany and certainly i'm going to learn the language. I'm going to be driving one hundred fifty miles an hour on the autobahn and i'm going. It'd be able to go skiing in the alps every other weekend well. That was my vision. That was the plan. After i got my orders and i came back on leave just just before it was to head out. I got back to quantico to gather my belongings and hit overseas and the sergeant major called me into his office and informed me that there had been a mistake and and <hes> they had accidentally assigned to jewish marines <hes> to go to tehran iran and i was going to be taking his place now in the context of mid nineteen seventy-nine. It's really not that far that much of a stretch <hes> for me to say that the first words out of my mouth to the sergeant major were sir. Excuse me but where's tehran so in today's environment we all know where is on the world map in nineteen seventy nine early nineteen nineteen seventy-nine anyway not so much and so <hes> when i think back on it today the very idea that they might have assigned a jewish marine accidentally to go to the u._s. Embassy in <hes> in in tehran would have been just horrible for him. <hes> i'm not saying i'm glad that i was a stand in for for him but <hes> it would have been worse for him from a treatment perspective because there was one jewish hostage <hes> berry rosen who had just horrendous treatment eight -ment he wasn't the marine but one of the state department folks and he had just horrendous treatment including because of his faith now. I don't know if you were briefed or later but obviously the revolution was already ongoing by the summer of seventy nine in fact there had been a very brief hostage incident in february of that year. So what were you told to expect and what were your first impressions once you got there. Will you know as a young marine sergeant. I was very fortunate to have been promoted to the rank of e. Five sergeant fifteen months after after i left for boot camp <hes> i had all the responsibility of a sergeant e five in the marine corps but at age twenty having just turned age aged twenty i had very little capability or skills of being a leader and <hes> so <hes> i was excited about the opportunity attorney to go back overseas <hes> we didn't really we were not briefed on the environment in the countries in which we were going to be based <hes> that took place place on site once we got there <hes> and so when the other three guys and i got off the plane in the middle of the night in tehran mehrabad international airport and we were greeted by armed guards and a bunch of mola's running around <hes> as well as all the revolutionaries it was quite <hes> quite quite disconcerting to be sure the next day found myself of course <hes> going through briefings and training and i thought to things while what did i get myself itself into <hes> but secondarily i thought to myself wow i'm in the middle of something. I'm in the middle of country which is consequential sequential in that era in time and little. Did i know just how consequential events would become over the course of the next three months so in the three months leading up to november four th which will obviously get to in just a moment <hes>. How tense was it right outside the u._s. Embassy or or wherever you were posted they're on a regular basis or early on. I would not describe them as tense or intense. Even <hes> things were pretty relaxed. When we first arrived arrived during the day we would quite often <hes> be able to go out to the local <hes> shopping district the marines <hes> once a week we would get in our big van and and <hes> other than the guys on duty the rest of us would head up into the mountains north of the city and do our p._t._o. Physical training do are running and such <hes> we we had visitors over from the british embassy in the canadian embassy and the australian embassy. <hes> you know we would we would play cards. We drink beer. We'd we'd have have a good time. We'd play softball out on the big twenty twenty three acre sprawling compound comprised of the u._s. embassy in nineteen seventy nine. We would play football with one one another. <hes> i enjoyed the first two and a half three months. We were there <hes> two and a half months anyway and then that's when the shah of iran was given the go-ahead to come into the united states for his medical treatment of course the shah the former leader before the ayatollah khomeini took over <hes> the shah was in very real <hes> suffering from cancer and so the u._s. government president carter made the decision to admit him into the philadelphia cancer center and <hes> he he was there for cancer treatment for a few weeks until the u._s. Government ultimately decided that he should leave the country of the united states because within that added intervening time the u._s. Embassy was overrun. We were taken captive in the beginning of the hostage. Ordeal began so kevin. We've built right up to the day <hes>. Let's talk about november fourth nineteen seventy-nine what happened we've <hes> at the time become familiar with the protests in the streets the burning of the american flags chanting of the people <hes> tens of thousands literally tens of thousands of people on a daily basis <hes> surrounding this twenty three acre compound <hes> many buildings on it <hes> the big motor pool even the chancery building and the consulate were on the compound itself the ambassador's residence we marines actually we lived outside the back gate in an apartment building <hes> not on the compound so it was not not secure it was not <hes> protected in any way whatsoever <hes> the protests in the demonstration the death to america chanting the yankee he go home all of that <hes> the signs that said send the shah back to iran for <hes> for war crimes trials that they wanted to put him on <hes> they disdained president carter's support for the shaw and that became the ultimate motivation to come onto the compound and to capture the americans and hold us captive for four hundred forty four days though i think everybody involved would admit that neither we nor they expected that it would drag gone for fourteen and a half months marine security guards at that time in tehran we were only carrying twelve gauge shotguns and thirty eight caliber revolvers and a huge satchel of tear gas..

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"marine corps" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

National Defense Magazine Podcast

03:15 min | 1 year ago

"marine corps" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

"Additionally the marine corps decided to pursue a gun variant that will have a thirty millimeter cannon to increase lethality lethality. The current acquisition objective is to obtain one thousand one hundred twenty two vehicles b. E. is currently delivering the personnel variant. A critical design review was recently conducted for the command and control vehicle and three production representative platforms will be taken into testing in twenty twenty one in june. The company was awarded a sixty seven million dollars contract modification to develop the command in in control and thirty millimeter medium caliber cannon variants. The marine corps is in the process of finalising performance specifications. An an industry day was slated for august to reach out to interested companies b a e has already made headway on the system by integrating a to read on one of its own prototypes to get early feedback. The service hopes to conduct a critical design review for the variant around the fourth quarter fiscal year. Twenty twenty at the review was successful. The marine corps will look to procure production representative test vehicles and last how how dragonflies are being studied for hypersonic maneuverability dragonflies which are able to catch ninety five percent of their prey may be the key to developing more precise and maneuverable weapons the creatures which have been designed as one of the world's top predators are now being studied by sandia national laboratories to see how their techniques can be applied to hypersonic missiles as part of sandy is autonomy for a hypersonic onic research campaign. The lab is building a computational model to examine what a dragonfly does when it's intercepting its prey and how how it's nervous system reacts the insects take about fifty milliseconds to react to pray despite their limited vision algorithms gathered third from the research could be integrated onto high speed weapons such as hypersonic vehicles which are characterized by their ability to move at speeds of mach five ver- faster the information could help determine what kind of sensors or calculations to use for faster missile interceptions the information could help determine what kind of sensors or calculations to use for faster missile interceptions if scientists can understand stand what the dragonfly is doing with its neurons and can translate the algorithm to a computer or weapon system it could speed up calculations for interception trajectories. It's still too early in the process to know how this research will translate into military capability but it could change is the way engineers think about designing the next generation of weapons check out our blog and read more defensive homeland security september twenty in nineteen issue with national defense at w._w._w. Dot national defense magazine dot org..

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"marine corps" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty

Zero Blog Thirty

04:09 min | 2 years ago

"marine corps" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty

"Drones ceremonies. Take precedence. I know that. No, I did not know that if it's a joint services thing in the Marine Corps ones. Take precedence. Why is that because ours are the cleanest in the best? Let's. Because the air force guys whenever I was on Lackland would get pissed because if any of the marine showed up, it'd be technically became a joint service thing, and then there I sergeant would have to come get me because I was a senior enlisted leader at the dog school. So I would have to go and help them in like teach them which way to do it because the Marine Corps Jones ceremonies manual takes precedence. I did not know that that's interesting to to hear can Kate. You'll be glad to hear that one of the things are getting rid of is the I think the most pointless thing in the history of the drawn ceremonies, which was the stack arms command. Do you? Remember that one? Nope. You won't be amazed at the shit that I just completely assume as I got home like that ten hours of standing on that pavement in the hot sun. Whatever memory that was gone, but I will say Marine Corps him totally fucks. And I am glad great song. So here's the words from the comma on himself. He said it is now directed that marines president who have served honorably who are not in formation or part of an actual ceremony or marching in parade or review who when they hear the playing of the marines him will stand at the chicken face, the music and sing the worst of the him. That's what they updated. I says I gotta say I like that. I. I. I always put you, you know, what it always puts you in a weird position. I was when I I went up to Boston. I went to Boston for an army National Guard's where I was I gave a little speech their end because I was a marine. They gave me the courtesy at the end of their mess night of playing the Marine Corps him while there's always some motivator who's there who wants to sing along or sing it out. But deep inside my brain now that that's not what you're supposed to do. You're supposed to stand there at attention. So really showed odds not after April fifteenth. But before then if you're the one thing announced, although you're Moto, you were wrong interest in a couple of situations where it's broken out. And it gives me like the chills like I went to a Marine Corps birthday ball with like all old dudes in Pennsylvania after I got out. And they couldn't help it. They all started singing by the end. They were like the seeing it. And I was like all fuck. Yep. Yeah. I mean, if you guys can you guys both thing it right now or who's here we have someone like playing. Yeah. How many people are tapping on the fast forward? Fifteen second thing, right? From the halls of mine five stand. Stores. We. Trees. Busy on land in the ocean. I two five four three two. Par on please fresh. We una crowd to play. It's. In the words of longtime still events tape able bring hand slaps for sure. Totally sucks. It slaps. If those different sounds. All right. All right. All right in every club place where we could take the gun pool that trigger now. Okay. Anyway, honestly, the next line if the army and the navy ever looked on you know, it's it's in the snow of far off northern lands. Wow. Say like in the normal. I think that's our first that's our first the first the nation's first district. Many people were saying so many people the hater said that we would never.

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"marine corps" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"marine corps" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"We're the the Marine Corps and the United States Marine corps. Yeah. In court. I love the United States Marine curb. God bless you. And and welcome now. I know you're calling from a very great distance and long distance still sometimes makes a difference. So I'll just let you talk rather than interrupting you. Hey, Chris, man. I just want to let you know that I've been a long time listener, you you entertain me every single morning even Aaron Okinawa. I'm a day behind but still every single morning on my way to work enduring, you know, the first couple of hours work. I listen to your podcast. It's hilarious you brighten up my day. When I was going through recovery through surgery every single morning in California. Wake my wife up at zero six zero five with the start of the Chris Plante show and give driver nuts. Still wake up every single morning. So you know, what this is my alarm clock athletes to what Chris Plante there has to say. And you know, it's hilarious in my son. Ethan who is ten years old? He loved groping mic growth face. Longtime fan now where we are gonna be fans forever. I thank you so much for what you do and bringing awareness to everything. We love you. Well, thank you very much. You're very kind. And I got I got you. You humble me. I I'm standing, and I am saluting you. That's what I'd done. Let me say it's a perfect. It's perfect slow motion Marine Corps salute to what I'm doing. Liberal.

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"marine corps" Discussed on The Kinda Sleepy Podcast

The Kinda Sleepy Podcast

04:18 min | 3 years ago

"marine corps" Discussed on The Kinda Sleepy Podcast

"Now first of all the marine corps is an amazing institution i have met some wonderful amazing folks i had the privilege of meeting general john allen and general joseph dunford during my time and have ghanistan and those are two amazingly intelligent and strong men powerful leaders who believe in the brotherhood of man under the common fatherhood of god and i love those two gentlemen today i think they're great folks i think they're great leaders i've met amazing people in our military i'm a veteran nettie was in the marine corps actually last weekend we hung out me and you we hung out with two guys who are marine corps veterans shout out to play and he'll plex hoggish shutout to y'all we had a really good time this is one of those things that is unacceptable in any way shape form or fashion the marine corps the black marine corps veterans that i know would not stand for this the white marine corps veterans that i know would not stand for this and i specifically know for fact that those two guys who i was spending time with last weekend both of them were white they would not stand for this type of foolishness and so this guy such a douche like what a dish is name is his name vasilo specifics basilio stolas he sounds like immigrant he has an emigrant that's oppose name i think personas not sure i might be a polish ninety sounds like his family immigrated here and so i just don't understand why all this hatred is coming from people whose families clearly came over on boats and in ships and things of that nature it it it's ridiculous and so when you talk about white supremacy and when you talk about stuff like that and how much hatred that some of these white supremacists hafer immigrants like wait a minute your family's immigrants right but i guess it's where immigrate from you know then you may be an immigrant doesn't mean you've had the same experience another immigrant speaking of white supremacists i'm exhausted just about just by saying this the same do that organized charlottesville rally has decided to plant a white civil rights rally in washington dc that will be held across the street i think from well that's not across the street specifically but near the white house in lafayette park this is going to be on august eleventh and twelfth now i don't want you to freak out when i say this i am sears considering going why for the sole purpose of taking photos in just documenting this time in our history documenting these people and who they are so that when forty years from now if they should ever be convicted or try to brought up on warcrimes we will have a documentation of it i'm really thinking of standing at a safe distance from these folks and taking their photos and taking photos of the evil that is happening i'm really considering it you know in live streaming it you know on our kinda sleep page i don't really put their past a little you know concerning understand the support is there for whatever you feel like you're led to an aspect one of the things that brings i guess the question for me is you know way back win during civil rights movement and things there were documentation and photos and things were lee so that people who were now a part of the understand what was happening and so they could be educated on the truth that they were not privy to right right that's not the case now so i mean who do we like who are we trying to if i'm not questioning your thought price per excuse me process but i'm just saying in general like who are we trying to reach out to who are we showing proof to and what happens afterwards right like because we've seen this before right we've seen it like is over and over and over and over again so who who needs to see it to mit for the change to happen i know you know back.

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