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NASA reveals 'Artemis Team' astronauts, includes first woman, next man on moon
"NASA selected 18 astronauts for arguments the program that could establish a sustainable presence on the moon to prepare for future trips to Mars now, says 18 Artemus astronauts range in age from 32 2 55. Include flight test pilots, geologists and a former Navy seal. Half have never been to space. Half are women
C.I.A. Officer Is Killed in Somalia
"Will be adding another starts the memorial wall in its headquarters. The New York Times reports. A veteran officer died in Somalia during combat last weekend. It's unclear if the former Navy seal was killed in an enemy attack or a counterterrorism rabe. On
"navy seals" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"Hey welcome back to another episode of this week photo on your host. Frederik van johnson. This is going to be an interesting interview as many of you know i'm a. Us air force veteran eight years. But nothing that i ever did in the air force and i was a combat photojournalist in the air force. But nothing that i ever did in the air force comes close to my guest. Today has done in the navy as a navy seal. We're going to talk about that. We're connected on many levels. He's like my brother now. You're my big brother. So we're we're gonna talk about photography. We're gonna talk about his experiences being a photographer being a navy seal photographer and getting some of the shots did some of us just dream about getting. We're also gonna talk about this thing right here uncommon grit so. This is a book that he just published. That has a bunch of the photos that he took on that journey throughout the years. We're going to talk about all that all it's coming up right now be was going on man how you doing good man. Thanks for having me appreciate it. You know it's like you know we work with the air force again. Yes exactly so. I tell you what you'd be going. Air force base is awesome and those guys we were talking about earlier. It's like all we do is we're on deployment. Also we wanted that. Damn cheese tortellini. Mr and then you go there or face and go and do donna facility and they got damn pop tarts got doughnuts breakfast sandwiches and mike. Wow we chose the wrong service. look us. life was hard for us back then. It's like god damn you guys ever get the steak exactly right. I don't understand it. Medium rare knitted always medium. I don't understand. I know like we show up. We're like hey what can we get for this really cool navy seal dive knife like wow a semi two inch plasma screen okay. Sold as greasy work work with air force the. Pj's fantastic and those their you know what they did there Just phenomenal people. So you know it was. Yeah it s great to scrape to her. She wanted to work with you on the other side with photography which is really and here. We are right. Who knew who i keep. This book is part of my permanent collection. Now so thanks again presented over amazing. So let's let's talk about first. Let's before we dive into the book piece of this. Give give give us kind of the overview of your journey from you know not knowing anything about photography publishing an amazing book like dream that you know i. It's it's really very very very unique. Journey is just the it started with Graduated seal training and ninety six class to await from there. It went to silting to Did a bunch of deployments was silting created. Seal team ten. So that shifted me over silty mate but there were talking about like liberia. Were afghanistan iraq. So it was like four. Five combat deployments before i got a break and when i got a break that's in the navy airforce auto the air force's rotation but the navy break is five and two so it's five years deploying two years at a advanced training command. Get your senses back together train and then get back out there For me it was ten years. But when i got out there i got sent out to military freefall school in arizona and it's joint commands. Were there with like army navy with that. You know that's where my journey began this two thousand and seven and you know actually even be out there teaching free like ours. I was already a navy seal for ten years. I had to be a basic wall. Which is your static. Line basic military freefall called basic static. Line jump master military freefall jump master and then when i got out there ended up being a military freefall instructor military. Freefall instructor examiner And so An accelerated freefall Accelerated freefall coach excessive rainfall instructor essen. Tna select basic all the calls for air and then a everything. Now you're jumping out of a c. One thirty at sixteen thousand feet with With new operators never jump before and you tap on the show them the jump out and my job was just hang with them and just with the mix. You don't screw up getting getting back straight whatever they need to do and make sure they poll and and go from there and then i I started doing video because video. And what you're gonna learn at military freefall because you can't see what you're doing because you're you're free some students are all over the place you know and so do the video but one morning It was really really early. I don't know what. I think we're trying to beat some weather pattern. That was coming in and we were like literally. The ramp is open on like like probably five. Am just as the sun is like creeping up and the whole desert was just like beautiful reds yellows oranges and i was like man. I should Somebody should take a picture of this is really cool and then i'm like oh i guess i should figure that out you know are and so. That's soy started. Just google unlike the went to dr google photography you know and then that started my journey and the number you know it just you learn and then i go to barnes and noble. As a matter of fact. I went to barnes and noble at my old seal team to dive log from my last a combat dives that i did and i went all the way to the back. Full of the paged. I put my semi kids over to the kids section. You know when. I sat there like digital photography. Open up books going. Wow this is this is going to be interesting. And then i take notes and put the book back. You know. i'm that guy. Sorry i'm the guy. I would well at that time. He knows i'm in the military. I had three kids. You know with that. You're obviously for me that my life is unhappily married so to me it was. I was broke and i can feel the book. Twenty five bucks. I'm like well. I gotta take my kids to you know to the movies so i'm like i'd so it's anyway long story short right down. That's what i did. You know that studies up. Google stuff and then like what i found in my journey was like why can't definitely can't afford a camera but every article that i read always led to the digital darker everything was about. Hey you do the setting but in digital darkroom. This is what knew this setting here for wipeouts. You'll fix that and camera this. This is the color settings. This is your kelvin. This is what it needs to be like what the hell is all that. So ryan down. And then i got really smart because it have a camera. I really really studied the digital darkroom side. Because that's all i could do mike. Okay that's all i can do and i remember. Buying a intro. To photoshop on ebay was like four dollars from las vegas the seven disc series on a cs when it came out it was like elements. Ncis back in two thousand seven. And that's what i started. 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Uncommon Grit, with a Navy Seal Photographer
"Hey welcome back to another episode of this week photo on your host. Frederik van johnson. This is going to be an interesting interview as many of you know i'm a. Us air force veteran eight years. But nothing that i ever did in the air force and i was a combat photojournalist in the air force. But nothing that i ever did in the air force comes close to my guest. Today has done in the navy as a navy seal. We're going to talk about that. We're connected on many levels. He's like my brother now. You're my big brother. So we're we're gonna talk about photography. We're gonna talk about his experiences being a photographer being a navy seal photographer and getting some of the shots did some of us just dream about getting. We're also gonna talk about this thing right here uncommon grit so. This is a book that he just published. That has a bunch of the photos that he took on that journey throughout the years. We're going to talk about all that all it's coming up right now be was going on man how you doing good man. Thanks for having me appreciate it. You know it's like you know we work with the air force again. Yes exactly so. I tell you what you'd be going. Air force base is awesome and those guys we were talking about earlier. It's like all we do is we're on deployment. Also we wanted that. Damn cheese tortellini. Mr and then you go there or face and go and do donna facility and they got damn pop tarts got doughnuts breakfast sandwiches and mike. Wow we chose the wrong service. look us. life was hard for us back then. It's like god damn you guys ever get the steak exactly right. I don't understand it. Medium rare knitted always medium. I don't understand. I know like we show up. We're like hey what can we get for this really cool navy seal dive knife like wow a semi two inch plasma screen okay. Sold as greasy work work with air force the. Pj's fantastic and those their you know what they did there Just phenomenal people. So you know it was. Yeah it s great to scrape to her. She wanted to work with you on the other side with photography which is really and here. We are right. Who knew who i keep. This book is part of my permanent collection. Now so thanks again presented over amazing. So let's let's talk about first. Let's before we dive into the book piece of this. Give give give us kind of the overview of your journey from you know not knowing anything about photography publishing an amazing book like dream that you know i. It's it's really very very very unique. Journey is just the it started with Graduated seal training and ninety six class to await from there. It went to silting to Did a bunch of deployments was silting created. Seal team ten. So that shifted me over silty mate but there were talking about like liberia. Were afghanistan iraq. So it was like four. Five combat deployments before i got a break and when i got a break that's in the navy airforce auto the air force's rotation but the navy break is five and two so it's five years deploying two years at a advanced training command. Get your senses back together train and then get back out there For me it was ten years. But when i got out there i got sent out to military freefall school in arizona and it's joint commands. Were there with like army navy with that. You know that's where my journey began this two thousand and seven and you know actually even be out there teaching free like ours. I was already a navy seal for ten years. I had to be a basic wall. Which is your static. Line basic military freefall called basic static. Line jump master military freefall jump master and then when i got out there ended up being a military freefall instructor military. Freefall instructor examiner And so An accelerated freefall Accelerated freefall coach excessive rainfall instructor essen. Tna select basic all the calls for air and then a everything. Now you're jumping out of a c. One thirty at sixteen thousand feet with With new operators never jump before and you tap on the show them the jump out and my job was just hang with them and just with the mix. You don't screw up getting getting back straight whatever they need to do and make sure they poll and and go from there and then i I started doing video because video. And what you're gonna learn at military freefall because you can't see what you're doing because you're you're free some students are all over the place you know and so do the video but one morning It was really really early. I don't know what. I think we're trying to beat some weather pattern. That was coming in and we were like literally. The ramp is open on like like probably five. Am just as the sun is like creeping up and the whole desert was just like beautiful reds yellows oranges and i was like man. I should Somebody should take a picture of this is really cool and then i'm like oh i guess i should figure that out you know are and so. That's soy started. Just google unlike the went to dr google photography you know and then that started my journey and the number you know it just you learn and then i go to barnes and noble. As a matter of fact. I went to barnes and noble at my old seal team to dive log from my last a combat dives that i did and i went all the way to the back. Full of the paged. I put my semi kids over to the kids section. You know when. I sat there like digital photography. Open up books going. Wow this is this is going to be interesting. And then i take notes and put the book back. You know. i'm that guy. Sorry i'm the guy. I would well at that time. He knows i'm in the military. I had three kids. You know with that. You're obviously for me that my life is unhappily married so to me it was. I was broke and i can feel the book. Twenty five bucks. I'm like well. I gotta take my kids to you know to the movies so i'm like i'd so it's anyway long story short right down. That's what i did.
Ryan Berman Is Patiently Relentless
"This is Anthony Grupo and you're going to love this episode. Welcome to the roots of leadership. I'm here in London and my guest Ryan Berman is sitting in San Diego Ryan. Welcome to the show. Hey, how's it going man? Fantastic? Well, you know really honored that you came on the show today Ryan. I just really have a lot of respect for what you've achieved my friend, you know founder of courageous keynote speaker authors return on courage and fellow podcast host. Yeah, he got it. So with with your background the podcast could last five days, but we'll try to keep it in a normal try to talk about normal. What is the longest episode? Can we break the record today? I think we can let's give it a ride. Okay. So Ryan, you know, I I as Becky lamanna our producer and I were walking about you you've done so many things. How what's taking up most of your time now? Because your man who's who's done a great deal? It's such a good question. And and I don't see it that way by the way, like I feel like I'm just doing what I'm supposed to be doing. So I don't really feel like I've done so many things. I mean, I think I'm doing exactly the thing I should be doing right now. And you know, I to be honest like with with everything that's happening with this pandemic if there was like a pie chart of my time I'd say a third of my time right now is really on the leadership side. Like you could have the right road map but the wrong mindset and good luck on achieving that roadmap. So I'm helping leaders kind of get clear on what's important and you know, I always like to say it's not just about knowing your why but what's the rally cry in the why so putting that rally cry in the Y where people want to work for you? So a third of my time is real on the courageous leadership side and say a third of my time is probably on the Consulting side. So courageous is a bit of a business Special Forces, we're dead. We're building custom versatile Elite teams that are swooping in and out for wherever you need to read. You got that, right? That's a read. So if we need to like re galvanized people or rethink an idea m e like, you know reevaluate or reinvent a revenue stream. A third of our time I time right now is really swooping in building these custom teams and helping companies reinvent there tomorrow and then if I'm really really practiced about a third of my time is like digital handyman. Yeah. Yeah. Sure. Someone someone today is like hey, you wrote a book and you helped my friend write a book or you know, hey, there's I'm actually working on two new age books. I never thought I'd be in the book writing business by the way, but one is writing a memoir for a pretty famous celebrity here, which I never thought I'd be in that Arena and another is I would call it a prequel to my book Return of Courage, which I'm happy to share here. It's we're calling it The to use and really I think the big problem we have is there's two years inside of you. There's there's the the warrior you and there's the warrior wage. And so the idea of helping you separate from self, like self sabotaging self-talk. That's a mouthful. You can't lead yourself. You can't leave you shouldn't be leading anybody else in the book really helps you figure out who you are dead to separate you from that self-talk. Yeah, and one of the things I picked up in studying, you know becoming a student of you and and some of the things you're involved in a lot of things that you said r r a m cuz you think about you know, the warrior in the Warrior a lot of people I think you'd concur worry about things that haven't even happened yet and may never happen and start to feel powerless right on something that may not happen. You know, there's a lot of leaders on on on the that listen to the to the podcast Ryan and what would you say to them the people that almost become paralyzed with worry cuz you see it. I see it a great deal. So I kind of have to go back to one of the big learning moments of of my book and log I got really fortunate to take a thousand days and go on this listening tour and I described that process as interviewing The Three B's the Brave the bullish and The Brainiac the brave side. I got to sit with Navy Seals and tornado Chasers and firefighters in Army infantryman and I was really sort of curious as to like, how do they do what they do? And why do they do it, you know may know what's coming here in the States. But yet they still go on that Journey. Anyway.
Retired Navy SEAL Jason Redman Shares His Journey on Rebuilding Trust & a Tarnished Reputation
"Jason Redmond Man What an honor to have you on the show. Welcome the dose of leadership. My honor to be here. Thanks for having me I love having seals on the show I. Think you're my fifth or sixth one and it's always circle. If. I look back at that that small circle become friends with. Almost all of them. And just connections that happens from meeting with you guys. It's always so fun to bring you on here. So I'm excited to have you here. And I know mark. Devine. brought us together rate in the off Yup, and so they unbeatable mind he beetle mind he's he made. He's great man he's been on twice and he's got a he's got a great spiritual quality to him. You know what I mean. He's like almost like a masters something you know. He so great. Will it Beginning of your sealed process, you became an win obviously. Does everybody have to go into seal's enlisted I. Thought I knew this but does it have to start out enlisted or can you go straight officer into seals like if you go to the academy can you yeah I? Guess you can right? Yeah that makes sense. Yep, absolutely. It's a lot harder. It's much more difficult to come straight an officer I mean because we there's about An actually there's more now than they were in the past, but about sixty slots a year for officers, just to get a slot to go to buds and the Naval Academy gets the bulk they get about thirty. So that leaves only about thirty slots across the country for direct mission. OC. OCS ROTC programs to pick up a slot. So it's it's very difficult to get one. Because it seems like it seems like if I was going to do that at the seals was my calling I'd probably do it the way you did it. Even if I knew I wanted to be an officer. Did you know you wanted be Nassir like in the mid nineties or does that something that kind of presented itself as you were in? It presented itself while I was in. It was a really my you know I wanted to straight in and the interesting thing is it's like you talk about I, encourage young men out there if they. If they WANNA, be a seal. Even if they WANNA, be a seal officer later unless their heart is just set on being a seal officer right up Thron, I highly recommended them get your degree and then enlists and you'll learn so much more. Don't give you a whole lot more options and opportunities, and you can always we'd like to we like to. From Within for Austin core, we like the fleet off our enlisted. So I think it would make you a better officer in that in that type of unit and that small unit leadership I would want that experience coming in as an enlisted seal if it was me. That's how I would approach it. Yeah I think it would make a better officer me maybe I'm just being biased that way but I just think no yeah, ninety percent of the time. Absolutely. Yeah. So when you went in, what was the desire? WAS IT Will you went to the Navy intelligence I write? You weren't you didn't go straight. Did you know you wanted to be a seal when you're in intelligence or is that just something that you jumped into it? True thousands late nineteen, ninety there wasn't. There wasn't a seal rate. Now we actually have she'll enlisted designator. So when young men go into the shield team jazz as listed seal, they're going straight into a pipeline they go to a bootcamp company for seals Prep Course for seals, and then they go to seal training. When I went in and all the way up until that changed in the late nineties early, two thousands you had to get a regular navy job. I saw they sent you to the regular navy school in a school. You know some people will recognize it as a navy. We call it in any see in army and the marine. Corps. It's Mo- ass. But you get that code go to that school, and then you apply to go to she'll train and so I went to the intelligence school in Virginia before I went, she'll try.
Trump lies at town hall
"Stage, not with the same inquisitor. Let's take a look at what happened with those town halls with KCBS political analyst Mark Sandalow joining me now in the KCBS Ring Central News line. I suppose you had to be a true political junkies. Go watch both of these mark, especially here because and then recording one of watching it later. Yeah, I tried stand toe watching both simultaneously. No way. You have to be a lunatic to try that and a little tick to do what I did, instead. Which is I watch one and and then the other. This was not just two different networks and Canada, Canada too different. Universes. I mean, it's you know, if you like police shows Biden was sort of NC I trump was a cop. It was on Cove it alone. I mean, covert alone, the president said. First boy said he couldn't remember if you got tested before the last debate, which I mean that was the rule of the last debate. In fact, he was hospitalized a few days later, but he said he often get tested every day, and he just couldn't remember if he had that day. He said that you know the lockdowns across the country are aimed at hurting him politically, that he's been pretty pretty much ahead of the scientists on this all the way. But he didn't want to warn everyone in dire terms because he didn't want to panic people, But he figured he saved about two million lives. The most remarkable thing, he said on covert, I thought was twice he repeated. A mangled way of looking at a misinterpreted CDC report twice yesterday, he said. 85% of people who wear masks, get Cove it and let me tell you what otherwise would have 300 million cases in the country. And you know what it was, And he said this earlier in the day, too, when he's referring to is a CDC study that was even looking at masks, but it looked at a couple 100 people for other symptoms. Of the couple 100 people who had Cove it, they ask him questions and of those people. It turns out that 85% of them had said that they had worn masks at some point in the period last two weeks. The idea. The president still spreading the idea that mask might be bad and not good for Cove. It isn't pretty big contract to Biden, who said if you were president, he would certainly look into some sort of nationwide mandate, if possible, both for masks And maybe even for a vaccine. We go step further on that 85% thing That is, ah, line of B s that has been spread by distant disinformation sources for weeks now, mark and you can go anywhere. Just follow the CDC threat on Twitter and look at some of the poster and you'll see this put up there by people who've created stories around the look legit. It's totally false as you just pointed out, And so obviously this is the echo chamber in which the president is gathering the information he uses International Forum. And I mean you could again you can create Echo chambers that convince you that you're a war between the states and Mexico is a good idea or that tariff between us and China. Those are policy debates that required judgment. This is simple math and common sense. If 85% of Americans who wear masks head Cove it we would have over three. We'd have heard immunity would have over 300 million cases in this country right now, which clearly is in the case. The president did it again. On another question. He was asked about queuing on this. Ah, this conspiracy or into group that believes that there is a tonic pedophilia ring run by Democrats and the deep state that President Trump has been sort of a hero by fighting back against them. So Trump was saying Trump, who did renounce white supremacy last night. I would ask you not renounce. Q and on, he said. I have no idea what that is. And then Savannah Guthrie was saying, Of course he did. I mean, you you know what that is, And you've been asked about this before. You haven't read anything about it, he says now always heard that they apparently opposed Peter pedophilia. And he opposes pedophilia is well, thiss goes on. He sent a tweet out, which suggested that Osama bin Laden might be alive and the Joe Biden was somehow responsible for killing Navy seals to hide the fact that the entire attack on Osama bin Laden was a front Asked about that last night, he said, Oh, no, no, no, no, He's not saying that's the case. He's just retweeting with somebody else put out there. And they was. But service president states If you re tweet something, don't you think people will believe you? And he said, Look, that's not for me. That's not for May. I just put it out there and you decide again. We're so far outside the bounds off normal debate, lower taxes, higher taxes, you know, Obama care or more privatized insurance. I mean, these are the kind of things that most debates will be made up. Not shouldn't be a headline that the president renounced white supremacy, which certainly was one of the headlines last night. Mark Sandalow are KCBS political analyst live from Washington. And now the money watch Report. With
Self-identified neo-Nazi pleads guilty in plot to bomb Colorado synagogue
"To blow up a synagogue has pleaded guilty. Richard hold sir, and his plea agreement admits he plotted to destroy a historic temple in Pueblo last year before the FBI foiled his plan. Federal prosecutors say holder is a self described neo Nazi and used social media to promote white supremacist ideology and violence. The 28 year old visited the temple to scope out his target and reportedly told undercover agents he wanted to send the message that Jews were not welcome in Pueblo, and they should leave or they will die Holders mission fell apart when he met with the agents on November 1st to finalize the plan. He showed up with a copy of Adolf Hitler's book Mine. Come, They showed up with fake explosives and handcuffs. Steve Rappaport Fox News, The former Navy seal who
Identify the New You!
"Identify the new you. I think one of the hardest things about going through a world rocking life changing experience is that you come out the other side a someone totally different. Only. Your mind is still processing what's happened as who you were not as who you are now. It's like one of those sci Fi movies where the spaceship moves into hyper drive or warp speed or whatever they call it, and then the galaxies all blur into streaks and suddenly the enterprise is in another dimension. You. have become something else. You've moved on to an entirely new dimension, but your sense of self, the you that makes up your thoughts and feelings is still the you who you always were. Life is so rude sometimes. As if it weren't enough that you've got to deal with the emotional upheaval of what you're experiencing. Now you also have to contend with a big old identity crisis. Only most of us won't see the crux of the problem as a question of identity. Which makes it harder still? In my opinion, there are four different kinds of identity crisis as it pertains to loss pain or grief. One. You had an identity and it was taken away from you. I was a great worker, but my company laid me off now I'm just unemployed. To. You want an identity that is denied to you. I wanted to be a mom so badly, but the IVF treatment didn't work and I'm devastated. Three. You chosen identity. And no longer want it. I thought that I was happy as a stay at home mom but actually I'm depressed and not a good moment to my kids. For. Someone else chose an identity for you. That isn't who you are. Being in this management role keeps me from being creative. But my boss thinks I'm needed here. Feel I'm dying inside? For a more visual illustration, let me try using a subject I know almost nothing about. Basketball. Let's begin with the first one. The identity you had was taken away from you. Several years back I was speaking at an event for the Navy Seal Foundation and I had the honor of meeting with a smaller community of Gold Star. Families. If, you're not familiar gold star families are those that have lost a loved one in military service and that day there were about fifty women who had lost their seal in service. I have worked with the military a lot over the years. It's a community that is incredibly close to my heart and a big focus of the philanthropy we do through our foundation. That's why I know. I'll offend some of them when I say this because all branches of military service are incredible and. and. So proud. But Nobody And I mean, nobody has a stronger sense of military pride and identity than the Navy seals. Memory is so vivid. Because while I've yet to meet a military spouse who wasn't proud of their service member. The seal wives are a breed to themselves. As I sat in the room that day I story of loss from decades before and others from just a few months prior. But the narrative I heard again and again was I was his wife. And now he's gone. Who Am. I now. Who Am I now? I've heard that line from mothers who've lost their only child. And men who lost their jobs. I've heard it from athletes who have a career ending injury and college students who've been dumped. When I think of this identity crisis in terms of basketball, it's akin to having your series winning shot blocked. have. You ever seen a game where an incredible player takes the game winning shot that is for sure absolutely going in. At the last second without warning, it's violently batted away by someone on the other team. The pain of that is all the more intensified by the fact that you just had it. It was just here. And now suddenly it's been ripped away from you. I can't begin to tell you why this happened to you. But when it comes to your identity on this particular point, I need you to hear me You are still his wife. You are still her mama. You are still an incredible asset to a team. You are still an amazing athlete. You are still a great boyfriend. Just because the thing attached to that identity was removed, doesn't mean that the role you earned was taken away.
"navy seals" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"I guess they incident. Will in our last couple of minutes here obviously to to properly conclude your oral history is to talk about how you and Cairo reunited in civilian life because that pretty much as far as I could tell from the book ended your combat experience. And so then when you came home, you made it your mission to adopt Cairo as your actual dog, not just your. Just your your military dog. So what did it mean to you to to make that a reality was very important to Miami? Just think about the love that you have to figure petithomme or your dog I loved him. As he was you know he was a tool, but he was still like my kid. I would love to take him home. He he put it a lot of workforce. Years and years of work even shot for us have been on some very important missions. He'd have been on quite a few missions you've been spared dog for a long time and. He just put in a lot of work that he had been shot force It was very important for me to be able to take care of him towards his life just to give them a good home I. Guess I was kind of fortunate in getting injured healing through the process having to go through my medical process because if I was still working as a seal. I wouldn't have been able to take our home I. Mean Kyra was a working dog. These are all working animals just because. Harrow did have a special kind of temperament doesn't doesn't mean they would have given him to still working animal. The, holidays going to in the dog has to be assessed by the command and. People that are in charge of making the assessments in then You know since I was going through my medical process I was still young Maybe, it was in my thirties. Early, Thirties. This point put on. I would have been working to seal, and if they would have seen that I might not have been able to take him home and take care of them they might not have known given to me since I was home and I was going through a bunch of medical appointments and. We had a good home to give that was approved and he got to come home for year and is very important for me to take care of him because the end of his life was in the best he had a pretty rough go by know that he was we'll take care of redid getting a boat took him out on the boat quite a bit we spent. All the time with them get a motorcycle with sidecar. We take trips around town. We just seated stake a lot. He was always hanging out of the house of me and my girlfriend, and he had a good life, and then once he started to go downhill, we were able to take care of him the to the best of our abilities. We I think we did A. Good job, but it wasn't easy but it was important to be able to do that for lastly well, I think you've probably already explained this but we always liked to have our guests kind of sum up if they can. What are you most proud of from your time in service to our country? Just being a part of such a great events and around should greg is really was an honor word a retard to do what I did be around who was around but all that hard work paid off and got to be or some really cool things with some really great people and that was it a highlight for sure. Well, it's been a real pleasure speaking to you today. Thank you so much for sharing your story and the story of Cairo with US and more important than anything. Thank you for your amazing service to our country. We truly do appreciate. Speaking with you, we'll Chesney is a US Navy veteran service, US Navy seal in Iraq and Afghanistan. His book is no ordinary dog my partner from the seal team's to the bin Laden raid. I'm Greg Columbus this is veterans chronicle..
"navy seals" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"Are any explosives or other bad people. Our guest on veterans chronicles as well. Chesney. He's a former US navy seal multiple deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan has book is no ordinary dog telling the story of his military working dog Cairo and so let's talk about that. You'RE GONNA your deployment to Afghanistan and you're working with One of the guys I think his name was frank. Who was the dog handler for your unit the two dogs with Ya I get these names, rides, belto, and Falco. Oko, Balto, and Falco, and so what was it like to see these dogs and action? It was very impressive I. had dogs growing up as a kid small dogs and big dogs, rottweilers and. Pit Bulls, but I've never seen a working dog. I guess cops had dogs but I'd never seen an action but there's a saying in the book at remember being in the team room. Once when things were really busy where we were working a lot and somebody said, you know raise your hand if a dog's ever saved your life. And everybody's hand when you know pretty much and everybody had at least one story to tell if not a few stories it's all about how just awesome the dogs were. My first deployment to Afghanistan. I saw and I heard about it and guys would come back and just because you become a seal to doesn't mean you're done. Working you're always trying to make yourself valuable. I Love Dogs. I saw the value in the dogs I saw that there was a job that needs to be filled and I love dogs growing up. It was a job that I was willing to do and. I can make myself more valuable. The more missions I get to go on his will, and you know some most of the time we needed to dog handler so I didn't mind doing the job. Will it's PAS right there. We'll be right back with much more of your story on veterans chronicles. If we've learned anything this year, it's the importance of soap and supporting small American businesses that keep our economy going. 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Our guest today is will chesney former US navy seal veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and a veteran handler of military working dogs which we started talking about is the author of no ordinary dog, my partner from the seal team's to the bin. Laden. Raid and will you spend a little bit of the book talking about how much of a focus the military put on military working dogs shortly after nine eleven explained how the military realized just how big of an asset having dogs with these units could be we use them for explosive voter and Man Odor it neither one of those scenarios they're going to be super important right. So either they're finding explosives, which could be you know I-i've booby traps HBO. And they're also finding bad guys hiding and ambushes which they have suicide vests on they can have automatic weapons. There's no telling how many. Guys, we've lost due to that they can find hidden rooms. Their noses are just amazing and. Dogs have been used for a long time in the military I don't know I. Mean it goes back. People say very long time but. People saw the value in a overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, and we started implementing them again, the program was started. Before I, got to the dog program. It was already opened running and There was some lessons learned valuable lessons that were learned in blood by other team members of mind, and they had a great dog program. They had found some good people to purchase dogs from the time I got and also a good place to do some training adverse international in California. Degrade tool. I think seven eight weeks in California just a training all day with your dog. And being away from board was also beneficial I think because and we also get to be in a hotel room with dogs just one on one immersion for seven to eight weeks was a great training it really was. So by the time we lived there it was you know the training wasn't done but. Just, the amount of information I learned the bond that I grew with Cairo during that they ex was it was just amazing. I have my confidence was through the roof learned. Just, being in the bite suit alone is. It's a whole skillset in itself and it's important and you could mess up a dog and you can. Is, lot of stuff for us to be doing. Right. We have a lot of things to do training a dog. A dog is just is one of those things right and entering dog being in a bite suit is just one of those hangs and you wouldn't be efficient at all of them. When we're doing training, we want to get the most out of our training us we we give it a hundred percent. We have the best people train us, and that's in any category Were there we'd give it hundred percent. We get the most the most out of our training that we can in them. It would picked a great place to go to conduct training at by the time I left there. Just felt confident. Taunton my dogs in showing back up to the command. The training was over he still have a lot more. You have to implement the dog into the team. You have to make all the The introductions make sure that the dog is. Going to be a problem around the team So this is not done there as you experienced these military working dogs on that tour in Afghanistan you tell the the powerful story about how you had just passed where an insurgent was buried in the high grass or something like that, and the dog immediately shot and grabbed them. If he hadn't been there, you guys could have been very vulnerable to being attacked from that person and so obviously, as you said, you guys saw the value of the dogs but you also point out that not too many people actually wanted to be a handler so. What was it for you that pushed over the edge of? Yeah. Actually not not only WanNa serve what these dogs I actually wanted to be a handler. Just a big dog person. I mean I have two models right here beside me just A. Something called me to it and I just felt like I wanted to handle the dog. If you're being used your very valuable and the dog is a very valuable tool if you're not being used unfortunately, it's you babysitting and dog. So some guys wanted to do it. Some guys don't There's other things that guys are drawn to. As well I mean there's a whole wide variety of different jobs in the teams and there's a lot of fun jobs to do You know being a dog handlers a pretty big responsibility, and if you're not being used in your, you're just kinda stuck babysitting a dog too so. But I saw the value if I was able to make myself valuable and implements a dog and save one of my team members. From just even getting shot hindered that would be. Completely all completely worth all the effort know it's a Lotta work train when these dogs and stay on top of it and or even my dog finding and ID or.
"navy seals" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"The state of Qatar representing cutters commitment to the US. I am great. Columbus. Our guest. This week on veterans chronicles is US Navy veteran will chesney. He served as a US Navy seal on many deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and was part of Operation Neptune spear with targeted and killed Osama bin. Laden will also served as a handler for military working dogs most notably Cairo the new book no ordinary dog by air from the seal team's to the Bin, Laden raid tells the story of wills days in the seals and the extremely close bond he established with Cairo and well, it's so good to have you with us and thanks for being here. We appreciate it. Thanks for having me on it's going to be here. Well, let's start with the beginning of your story where were you born and raised was born in Victoria, but I was raised in Lumberton small town. In Southeast Texas and is there a history of military service in your family? Little bit? My GRANDPA was in the navy. My uncle was in the army. So a little bit of service you. How early did you know you wanted to be a seal? Thick I knew I wanted to join the military pretty early on in things probably junior high I knew I wanted to be a seal. So. I just love the water. I. Wanted to serve. One of the tests myself heard buds trainings pretty hard so Me Love being in the water. All made sense to me navy sounded pretty cool. Well you talk a lot in the book about training and the different. Major hurdles that go into actually becoming a navy seal. Buds is obviously famous both for the physical and the mental strain that it puts on those going through you've spent time in the book describing Hell Week and the obstacle course. Tell us what the most challenging parts of that training where for you. Most challenging parts would probably be the slim for me. was really comfortable in the water a little bit slow I couldn't guide very well in the only. Ocean swims. You. Have to guide in the straight line? Swim in a straight line those are pretty challenging for me but everything else you know has a pretty pretty decent runner I. think that's pretty average everything else it was more of staying relaxed being calm being comfortable. But it was very challenging. Week was very difficult. They made you prove that you wanted to be there and hell week is a very good way to make. You want to be there improvements you wanna be there is a five and a half days of. Almost. No sleep. It's nonstop training and it's Very your some people say it's the hardest week military training. I can see why they say that. I wouldn't doubt it. What kind of mental approach did you take? To to buds training because obviously that's one of the things that makes a lot of the. The people trying to become seals drop out the since the mental strain as much as the physical strain from from what I've read from you and from others. So how did you approach it mentally? It's mostly mental I just swimming there with a good attitude and I just knew I wanted to be there was going to get it get it all ahead, and if I got hurt along the ways and that's just the way it was supposed to be but. A lot of it sucks, but there was a lot of good times that go along with the bad right it's all. It was a pretty cool. You know I came from a trailer park in southeast Texas and a lot of it was pretty tough but I knew I wanted to be there and I got to make some great friends and. I was hanging out on a beach in. California. And Sure, some of it sucks, but a lot of it was fun. Little bit different trip to the beach the most folks have. Your your family knew what this meant to you as well because I love the part of the book where You Call Your Dad and tried to play a prank on them by saying that you had tapped out and he didn't buy it for a second because he knew exactly your mindset going in those pretty funny. Just wanted to see what he would say I don't even know I was so exhausted by the NFL week, I don't even know how I thought to pull a prank but has quit he didn't fall for not even a little bit. Well, let's talk about after Bud straining now. Your first two as a seal I believe was with seal team for in Iraq. Is that correct? Silting for and what were the responsibilities there you talk in the book about how it was so different between Iraq and Afghanistan in Iraq where were you in? What kind of work were you doing? First appointment to Iraq was mostly doing personal security detail. Doing on. Of Protection. High level individuals and I got to do a few operations, my first deployment but it was. Nothing eventful happened on those operations they're pretty basic but most of those was doing security second appointment was a little different guys said participate in a lot more operations and I had been through Cypress sniper school at that point and a few other schools. Second deployment was much more eventful talk about that a little bit. Were you going after specific targets? Were you collaborating with other units in terms of disappearing parts of Iraq? What were your main duties we were around Baghdad? We were working with our the units along with the coalition mother activity going on in solder city. At the time we have just kept really busy are UPTEMPO was really high. We had some intelligence born. They kept US busy I. Don't know how many operations that went on that deployment but it was a was a very good department. I was A. Sniper slugger to do a few sniper operations at point a lot of time behind. On? Automatic? Weapon? In the And driving vehicle was a good deployment what sniper activity like in the real thing once you've gone through the training I'm sure you have a mental picture of what it's going to be like, what's it like when you're actually doing it varies a lot of time looking through scope pasta listen sometimes sleeping just depends on the mission and how long you're out there. It's not all fun. It was a lot of sitting around and there's a Lotta sleep was days. Your third deployment was to Afghanistan and I lost track reading the book. How many deployments you had to Afghanistan had to be close to half a dozen at least. But talk about how different was on that that first deployment to Afghanistan compared to what you're an experienced Iraq. It was a lot more open So a lot of vehicles took a lot of vehicles in in Iraq. And Afghanistan, there was a lot more Likud rides and. Lot more distance to cover and more a village types out in the open. And I was also in a different team. So it was a little bit different operating with them will but it was a very good experience. It was a great transition. Some great memories both Iraq and Afghanistan. Sure. One of the things you mentioned about going on missions in Afghanistan was figuring out the right questions to ask. To villagers or whoever you're dealing with to try and pinpoint the person you're looking for what does that mean what questions worked in which ones did you? We had certain people that would ask questions certain people that have different jobs within the team Just, dependent on the environment on it. Just of read people on everybody's different, some people might be bad. Some people might be good. He just kind of get a feel for the person and I can't remember specifically what questions we would ask right off the bat but you just kind to get a feel for the person. Ask Them something simple if you. Tell they're nervous. You can just Kinda tell when somebody's lying to you if you're asking simple questions and then you can. You can also tell somebody is probably just. A local and they're just answering the questions like they're supposed to when they're not so nervous and they're just surprised that you there. If you're doing the Bajic, usually tell that the person is nervous and that they're doing something bad any for asking just a couple of questions and the person who just woke him up in the light and They have nothing to hide. You can just tell. It's all situational dependent. If the person you can tell the nervous about something, you just ask him questions and then. Ultimately. You know their bad guy and they can lead you to where the weapons.
Trump and 2015 McCain comments
"Donald trump is vehemently denying allegations made in a shocking Atlantic piece, which claims that trump refused to visit a US military cemetery near Paris in two thousand, eighteen because the fallen soldiers were in his words, losers and suckers. Now I say it was a shocking piece but to be honest with you not so shocking when you consider all the different times, he transparently brazenly said terrible things about members of our military who happen to disagree with him politically. But here he is denying it and then I'll give you what the facts are to think that I would make statements negative to. Our military and our fallen heroes nobody's done what I've done. With the budgets with the military budgets with getting pay raises military it is a disgraceful situation. By a magazine that's a terrible magazine. I don't read it by disagreed with John. McCain. But still respected him and I had to approve his funeral is president. We lowered the flags I had to approve that nobody else I had to approve it when you think I'm just thinking back. I had to approve either Air Force One or military plane. To go to Arizona to pick up his casket and I approved it immediately. So. Let's take a look at a trump tweet from two thousand fifteen because there's always tweet. This is from July two, thousand fifteen where trump referred to John McCain as a loser. I mean he tweeted an article about himself calling John McCain loser. So he was bragging about it also when McCain died in two thousand, eighteen trump refused to lower the White House flag back to half staff even though it's become customary for presidents to sign a proclamation calling for the flag to remain at half staff for members of Congress until the day of interment, and then one other piece of evidence to Kinda refute trump's narrative in that video take a look and I said somebody should run against John McCain who has been. In my opinion not so hot I supported him. I supported for President I raised a million dollars from a lot of money. I supported him. He lost he let us down but he lost. So. I never liked him as much after that because I don't like to lose. But. But Frank Franklin we're get doing. He hit me he's a war hero. He's a war hero he's a war hero presumed captured. I like people that weren't captured. Okay I hate to tell you. That was from twenty. Fifteen event in Iowa. So. I don't know how to talk trump supporters anymore. That's why I'm done with them in my personal life and everywhere else because the guy. Ridiculous Liar. Does he know that he tweeted on John McCain's loser does he know he said on? Massimo you guys all remember when he said for people who weren't. But earlier, he said, I don't like losers referring to John McCain. So why did he come out yesterday and say no I never malsor. Each just unbelievable he's capable and so if you say, Hey, know what I love people who are Liars Okay again I mean do you boo okay. and. And look again. I. Blame the media. And Because So many politicians lie and they never call it out. They'd never they enabled politicians lies for decades. So eventually, you got one that. So over the top that even. Though. And remember you guys remember it took them like a couple of years before they finally gather up the nerve to say, well, what Donald Trump said, there was not correct. I'm forgetting the name of the CNN analyst who finally just said it and then went on this three minute rant fact checking trump. Fact checking trump's RNC speech but he started that three minute rant by saying trump lied he's a liar and I was like. Is. This CNN what's going on? And so yeah, you're right Jangling the fact that that excited me because it's so rare I think mean something and we'll get you the name of the person I'm talking about because he deserves all the credit I'm kind of blanking right now but look I actually think with this particular story and a few others. The media has done a decent job. So for instance, business insider had a very lengthy list highlighting all the different times, Donald trump attacked members of the military right and fallen soldiers. So I wanna read a few of them right now in fact, as you guys can probably remember in July of two thousand, sixteen trump attacked the family of captain who mine con a slain soldier someone who died. Fighting for the country dismissing a speech his father Kaiser Khan made because he said Khan's mother hadn't been allowed to speak the family said she had not spoken because she too emotional to talk about her son's death. And he just kept going after that family. It was it was honestly disgusting in October of two thousand seventeen trump forgot the name of slain US Army Sergeant La- David Johnson while he was on the phone with his widow, Johnson was killed in an ambush in. Niger. While while in active service. Misha. Johnson said the call was trump made her cry and trump told her that her husband knew would he had signed up for in November of two thousand Eighteen Fox News is Chris Wallace asked trump about his thoughts on retired Admiral William mcraven a former navy seal been. who was behind the mission that killed Osama bin. Laden. He interrupted Wallace and said Hillary Clinton. Fan. When Wallace continued trump did to excuse me Hillary Clinton Fan trump went on to repeat that mcraven supported Clinton which by the way he hadn't as well as former President Barack Obama and said frankly wouldn't have been nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner than that. I mean, there's so many more examples Jank but I mean I want to give you an opportunity to respond to some of them. By the way Daniel Dale is the CNN reporter that I was referring to earlier go ahead. So we've seen him call the generals, losers, thousands of times and so. I guess people are shocked at that. He would go and call the fallen soldiers losers as well, and not just stop a general's or veterans or captured soldiers. But is it really shy at all? He calls everybody lose them in his denial. He called the military people who were the sources for this story lowlifes and liars. If you're trying to deny that you'd ever call anybody in the military losers you shouldn't then turn around in your denial and call them lowlifes. Buyers. So I look. Landing brokers story with four sources. Then Washington Post back it up with three sources and the Associated Press also found sources all saying the same thing. I actually want to read a few excerpts from the Washington Post piece. Again, these aren't the same sources. These are additional sources who also spoke to the Washington Post about. Their experience with trump and what he had to say about fallen soldiers in one account. The president told senior advisors that he didn't understand why the US government plays such a high value on finding. Oh. This is so disgusting finding soldiers missing in action because they had performed poorly and gotten caught in deserved what they got according to a person familiar with the discussion. Okay. That That part of the story like I don't know all of it is gross but that part hit me the hardest because he just doesn't value people's lives and think about losing a family member that way and knowing that the president of the United States does not care to find their bodies. A trump believes people who served in Vietnam War must be losers. They hadn't gotten out of it according to a person familiar with the comments. Trump also complained bitterly to then chief of staff, John Kelly that he didn't understand why Kelly and others in the military treated. McCain, who had been imprisoned and tortured during the Vietnam War with such reverence isn't he kind of a loser? Trump asked according to a person familiar with trump's comments. So. Look at Donald Trump says, this is outrageous synonymous sources. Donald Trump also, just a couple of days ago said that there was a plane full of thugs who are gonNA come and disturb. His, acceptance speech and caused violence and when asked, who told you that he said? I can't tell you basically it's anonymous. So. I'm supposed to believe your anonymous source of a trust me to go. You would know trust me. But we're not supposed to believe now it looks like about a half, a dozen military sources for that talked to three different publications all saying the same thing and all saying things that are very similar to what you said before and by the way yesterday show before the Washington Post Associated Press stories came out I said I guarantee you. that. He thinks that they're suckers 'cause he out of be fake doctor's note because his daddy bottom one and he thinks they're suckers for not being able to get out of the war his spoil less and it turns out. That's exactly what he said according to the military sources that heard him say. And remember when sources are anonymous to the general public that doesn't mean that there are anonymous to the reporters. Reporters have to vet their anonymous sources and corroborate what they're saying So maybe they're anonymous to us, but they're not anonymous to the reporters.
Ex-SEAL involved in bin Laden raid banned from Delta
"A former Navy seal who participated in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is being banned from Delta Airlines. Robert O'Neil tweeted a photo of himself on a Delta flight without a mask on
Delta bans purported bin Laden killer for not wearing a mask
"The former navy seal who said he killed Osama bin laden has been banned from a domestic airline for refusing to keep on his face mask Robert o'neill tweeted about his experience with delta airlines he posted a selfie with no mask on a delta connection flight Wednesday from Minneapolis to Newark New Jersey that tweet was taken down but the next day he tweeted thank god it wasn't delta flying us in when we killed bin laden we weren't wearing masks delta says that prior to traveling every passenger is required to acknowledge their updated travel policies which include wearing a mask and that failure to comply can result in losing the ability to fly delta in the future o'neill came forward in twenty fourteen three years after the raid on Osama bin laden's compound to say he fired the shots that killed the terrorist leader I'm Jackie Quinn
"navy seals" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"It just reminded me wow, and literally I remember telling my both times maybe Wednesday and it was getting bad and basically set himself this things either GonNa fly you know out of my pants and that's going to be it or it will hold up and got it held up got through Hell Week and. Held up for a month or so afterwards, and again was able to finally finish graduates buds but any look it's just the guys who make it through that program. It's that never quit attitude is really as simple as that and if you think you WANNA be in seal team's for anything other than this is Mike calling and I will die trying no plan. B If you're going there because you saw the movies to read the books, you're not gonNA last two hours. So. It's a massive accomplishment to pass through buds training under any circumstances. But what did it mean to you to persevere through all those injuries and get to that goal that you had wanted for? So long? Well it. It really was like, Oh, I, finally did it. And I let myself enjoy that rebounded day. And then went rate back into the mindset. This is only the first chapter you haven't done anything yet. You joined not to graduate buds you join to be a navy seal and so again a day later rate back to oak intensity. This is my goal I want to be as good as I possibly can at this and the fact that I'm in a leadership position obser-. You really I felt I needed to do twice what everybody else was doing to earn the respect of guys that are GonNa, look at you when thanks get nasty and say he's one of us. We trust them. Let's go. CADE. How long after you got through buds training, did you end up with a chance to go to sniper training? So you finish spots, and then they send you to army airborne school. So you learn how to hop out of A. Perfectly. Good airplane half aren't..
Navy investigating dog attack demonstration featuring man wearing Colin Kaepernick jersey
"Or severing their ties with the Navy Seal Museum, Bryan Shook explains. The move comes after a video surfaced of a museum directed military dog demonstration with the victim dressed in a Colin Kaepernick jersey over his protective gear. CNN reports Rear Admiral Colin Green says he's cut off support to the Navy Seal Museum while they investigate the matter. The museum is independently operated separate from the military branch. Brian shook
Navy investigating videos of dogs attacking Kaepernick stand-in
"Emerged showing for attack dogs mauling a Colin Kaepernick standin at the Navy Seals Museum in Florida. Dogs are unleashed one by one on a man wearing a Kaepernick red number seven jersey over heavy padding as part of a canine demonstration while an announcer addresses the crowd watching we go here comes Storm. You're back on the field, right? There we go. Josh take here comes off on some. The Navy says it only became aware of the video on Sunday, which was posted to Instagram last year. In a statement, officials say it was completely inconsistent with the ethos of the Navy and special forces and that they're investigating the matter fully. But they say initial indications are that no active duty Navy personnel or equipment were involved. An investigation underway into
Navy Investigating Video Of K-9 Attack Demonstration Using Kaepernick Jersey
"The US Navy is investigating an incident in which dogs attacked a Colin Kaepernick's Stand in during a canine demonstration during a fundraiser last year. The Navy Seals Museum in Florida A video of the event shows four dogs attacking a man who was wearing a red Kaepernick Football jersey over heavily padded
Potent Breathwork Tactics From A Navy SEAL Commander
"Well, folks my podcast guests and I were commenting before we hit the record button that. His new book could not have come at a better time at a time when many of us need to step up and be leaders and also become inspired to Kinda get more in touch with with who we are and what drives us. and. I literally, just just got his book yesterday. So thank you very much mark by the way for for leaving me up until the wee hours. Last night reading your books get prepare for this. Interview. Yeah and my guest If you're familiar with the way that his rollicking voice sounds already have guessed who he is. It's commander Mark Devine and mark has been on my podcast before he actually was on the episode called secrets of the Navy seals had a train eat and think like the world's toughest fighters. But that was a few years ago and a lot has happened since then in addition to this new book that he's written called staring down the wolf seven leadership commitments that forged elite teams. So mark who is a retired Navy seal commander, he's not to procure. He's a New York Times bestselling author. In. This book he he really gets into a lot of the principles you learned on the battlefield training seals and in his own entrepreneurial growth company ventures, and he really really knows what it means to lead elite teams, and he's he's a wealth of knowledge in in many many other things I've had. The the blessing of being able to travel down to San Diego where his company's located and do his crazy could coro. Day, Seal Esq, training, program, and to highlight of your life. Then that's right. It was actually amazing and marks actually been up to my house to what we did a remember that mark where we did like a was twelve, twelve, hour, twelve hour beat down twenty X. Are you still doing those by the way, the cocoa or the twenty x programs. Well, the answer is yes. When we can. Now everything's on ice. Imagine. We're looking at how California's is kind of rolling slow rolling. Back to normal and the rules would be got race. You know it's not a race got the event you know. So we're hoping to relaunch October
The Toxicity of Ego with Jocko Willink
"I'm your host. Alex jet and today we have A. With Jaakko Willing Jaakko was a leader that has become a regular on this podcasting and a friend of our team. He's a retired Navy seal, and the CO founder of Echelon Front and his book leadership strategy and tactics is an absolute masterclass in the practical fundamentals of leading well, but at the core of every practice habit and mindset. The JAAKKO teaches is an idea that if you don't conquer your ego, it will conquer you. You know I was very lucky. In the fact that in my career I worked for some guys had big massive egos, and you wouldn't think that would be lucky, but it's very lucky because you get to see what drives them, and you get to see the impact that it has on the rest of the team, and so your ego is something that's constantly there and look. As you know from the book. That I caught me of leadership that I wrote that I'm not saying you shouldn't have an ego, and we all have ego and ego can be a very positive thing. It's what drives you to work hard toward drives you to want to win, but when you start letting your ego, drive your decision making process, and you start making decisions that satisfy your ego instead of helping out the team, and helping out your subordinates, and helping out the people above you in the chain of command. Allow those things to happen. You're going start to go backwards and you'RE GONNA end up in a bad position, so you absolutely have to keep going check. You have to be looking out for other people looking out for the team looking out for the mission and put yourself at the bottom of that list. And I think one of the topics that you really highlighted for me. I realized like okay man. You really have to remove your ego to achieve this. Is that topic of detachment so I'd love for you to dive into where you became aware, because it's almost like it's like the six cents thing that lots of people aren't even aware of so tells a little bit about where you became aware of this as a strategy, and then what it actually is Jaakko so I hate to make it sound like one moment in time I was enlightened and I figured it all out, because that's absolutely not true, and I'm still in the process of moving forward and trying to figure it out. That being said as I talk about in the book. Leadership Strategy and tactics. I was in my first seal platoon I'm a new guy and not only my new guy. I'm the most junior ranking guy and on top of that I'm the youngest guy so I have. Absolutely no, no reason to be speaking. You know being a new guy in a seal platoon. You keep your mouth shut. You do what you're told you trying to learn right? You're trying to learn. You're trying to figure things out. We had been going through our pre deployment workup so doing land warfare and doing urban combat, and doing close quarters combat in jungle training, and we'd been through all those blocks of training, so I was progressing down the path of being a good seal, and we went on one trip. We were going to clear oil rigs, big oil rigs in southern California off the coast. You know in case were overseas and an oil rig gets taken over by bad guys. We can go take it back. So we're training for that mission and. We start off small just by how we're going to get onto the oil rig, we practice getting onto the oil rig. Then we start actually moving through the oil, rig and oil rigs are these crazy complex structures, and as you come up from the ocean. No once you get on board, the oil rig when you. It's actually called oil platform when you come up. The platform you up the stairs. You eventually get to this big giant deck big giant floor of the oil platform. It's called the cellar. Check for whatever reason. That's what it's called, and it's a big massive big massive area, and we only have sixteen guys in the seal platoon. So as the first couple guys get to that seller deck, they make this tactical call of flood, which means hey, it's a big area. We need everyone everyone a platoon up the stairs, and as we all know platoon, come up the stairs. We all fall into our standard positions, which is all of us standing like a skirmish line? Looking at this seller back so you've got sixteen guys. All sixteen of US seals in the tune where all standing there staring at the potential targets and the seller decks covered with equipment and gear and mechanical. Very cluttered thing and there's all the possibility of all kinds of places for bad guys to hide. And so I'm standing there. Looking down the sites of my weapon scanning for targets. And you know ten seconds go by, and then fifteen seconds go by, and and now I'm waiting now. Twenty seconds have gone by them waiting for. One of the leaders in my seal platoon to make some kind of a decision to make a call on what to do next. I'm standing there doing my job. Scanning targets and another ten seconds and twenty seconds go by which seems like ages. And, so finally I say to myself you know what I guess you. What's happening, so we're all standing in that skirmish line. We've all tracking whether weapons. I take a step back. Step back. Maybe a foot, maybe eighteen inches at the most I looked to my left. I looked to my right. And as I look I, see that every other guy in my seal platoon. is still staring down their weapons, staring down the sights of the weapons scanning for targets, and as you can imagine when you're staring down the site of your weapon, your field of view is not very wide. You can't really see a lot of what is happening well as I step back and looked around. I saw that every single guy was staring down the weapon, including my platoon commander, including my platoon chief, including my platoon assistant commander, including my platoon leading petty officer all the people that should have been making a decision. We're staring down the sights of their weapons so. It's pretty obvious wants I. Step back what we needed to do. So I. summoned up all the courage I could open my mouth as a new guy and I said old left clear right, which was a standard call. Nothing spectacular, no incredible, tactical genius here it's a standard of hold left clear right, and after I said that I kind of braced for. Someone to yell at me and say shot, up new guy. But instead they all actually did what they're supposed to do. Which is repeat the call down the line? Everyone said hold left clear I old buff clear out. Hold left clear right, and then they actually did it. The guys that were on the left side held in the guys that were on the right side started to move through. And then we continued on with the rest of the clearance, and we got to the end of the clearance, and we got into a little huddle to do a debrief. And we got into the huddle the debrief once again. I kinda braced for impact because I figured I was about to get smacked around for being a new guy with a loud mouth. And instead one of the senior guys in the platoon. says. Hey Jaakko good call on the seller deck.
"navy seals" Discussed on Masters in Business
"Kids so that a camp right? We can't look up and say oh. Sorry, we didn't plan well enough, so you know you're gonNA. Children don't get to go to camp. We really understand when we roll out new programs every time we do that, we make sure that it's going to be sustainable. Long term so every year we are budgeting and forecasting process is is really intensive We work with the staff. We work with committees of the board. we leverage our board members and their expertise, and we bring forward what we think we want to spend the following year and what those programs entail. And you know with that. There's always a buffer. We'd like a buffered budget because we want to take. That buffered money. Assuming the day of the year goes right. And put that towards our long-term needs. You know so over time we built a reserve emergency contingency reserve working towards building an endowment, and all of those things help ensure that we're able to continue on and provide every program that we've promised well into the future. And what this virus right now you know we're really stepping into the first layer of book. Catastrophe can be like. Cash is the wrong word here, but you know. How do you deal when your whole fundraising dynamic said to change, and what's the impact? Is that going to be? Your Programs Foundation hasn't missed a beat. And on top of that we've helped support a couple of other foundations that have struggled in other ways and. They provide programs that we feel are important enough that we want to reach across and say hey. We're GONNA. Help you through this this rough period. From, really proud of how we have planned so that we are able to continue to thrive programs I. Don't WanNa miss giving a mom flowers. On the Memorial Day I don't want to not recognize you know the the birthday of. A fallen. You know warrior to his house. And you know those things may seem little, but to be able to do everything that we've. We've established that we're going to do. Continue that is just hugely important to us and I. Really am so proud of how we have planned long term and you know I think sometimes nonprofits. Get Get dinged for you. Know you have money in the bank. We have money in the bank for a recent, and that is distinguished programs forever. You know nobody's more important to us. Goldstar and surviving families our veterans, you know these children's who serve. And they to serve, and we need these programs for them. You know I think we're really really good at it. Let's talk a little bit. Robin about some of the programs that the foundation runs. What do you do for the families of Navy Seals in general? And what do you do as you mentioned for the families of Fallen Warriors? So! The foundation operates under five main areas of support worrying family support educational opportunities. Tragedy Assistance, survivor support, warrior, transition and veterans support, and then we also have a legacy preservation area. Are Gold, Star families are surviving families. Are you know have? have been through the unimaginable, and they are wanted our first areas of expansion. We've really learned over time by working with these incredible family members. You know what their needs are. We support them with everything from all of that immediate tragedy assistance. We really likes to remove. As much stress as we can in those early days, and that is you know could be handling memorial reception items. It could be you know ensuring that they're not worried about their mortgage and we've seen people in the past. Make decisions too early on and and a lot of our programs are designed to say hey, right now. You can just breathe, you know. Know? We've got you. You don't have to make a decision about if you're staying in that house. If you're moving back somewhere, so we're GONNA. Pay Your mortgage for a while, and you cannot think about that. Because so many times we hear from these families that you know. They were in a fog for so long, and it's really not the best time decisions. You know we have discovery grants further Goldstar. And surviving children and these grants are designed. So that the kids can pursue something. Maybe that was unique to them and their dad. You know. Maybe their dad was into music and he was sharing that with. His son or daughter, and that's not an area. That mom, maybe as proficient, so if they want to go pursue that. We want them to be able to do those things. Grief Counseling Financial Counseling tax preparation. Resiliency gatherings. You know what we've learned over these last twenty years is that? What these families do for each other. Is is more than anybody can do for them. You know when you bring them together and they lean on each other and the. Share what they've been through, and you can see how the spouses who have been Survivors for a good number of years. You know how they help the newer spouses and. It's really incredible to watch and to be a part of and lot of times. We just kind of back up and let them do their. Do their thing. You know that's a really. Go ahead. I'm sorry to interrupt. Just, you know I, it goes on and on I. Mean you know we really just tried to listen to them? And we've learned over the years we had about twelve. Unique programs for just our Goldstar and surviving spouses and families. So, so you Kinda put an idea in my head than I was trying to reconcile. And you just touched on it. The concept that having a spouse that is a warrior forces you to be independent, but at the same time. Becomes part of a larger community in it. It's a little bit of and Yang. Tell us about how. Those two work together how you're both part of a larger organ of community, but at the same time forced to become resilient and independent. Yeah. You know there's the foundation and. Create programs that bring people together as part of the community and we work with naval special warfare, and they've got some incredible staff members who who focus on this same thing. We always want people to know that they are part of a community. There are people that you can call you know back years and years ago. Everybody lied on their neighbors right everybody. The neighborhoods were tight or you were close with your family. Well, you know you've been removed from. Your family may have been placed into a neighborhood where you don't know anybody and that takes time. So there are a lot of great programs within the foundation and within naval special, for itself to. Bring the spouses together and bring kids together and helped create this community. But you do have to learn as well You know how to how to do these things on your own i. mean it's inevitable. The moment your husband walks out the door. The car breaks down or the washing machines. You know floods, the whole kitchen or you have a hurricane, because I always take them out during hurricanes like pay honey I'm I'm leaving you and your home with toddlers and hurricane bearing down on you in Virginia Beach and You know it's. It's really fascinating what you have to to learn to deal with and..
Dr. Larry Lauer on improving your mental skills
"I'm your host Nina. Panic joined by my co host. Irena Falconi. Hey guys. How's it going this episode? Special guest is Dr. Larry Lower Larry Welcome. Thanks for having me. I'm looking forward to it. Can you give us a brief little bio about who you are and what you do here? Well here I'm the mental skill specialist for player development. I work with are pros and our juniors Getting Ready for competition preparing mentally. I work with the coaches as well to get players ready. So my job is while the coaches work on the physical side is to work on the players mental side and make sure that they're prepared for competition as well as helping them deal with things that happened in their life. So it's not just about The player on the court but the player off the court as well the holistic approach. And it's my job to make sure that the players have what they need to compete in a happy way in a healthy way and a high functioning way. Have you always wanted to do this from the very beginning was this? You're calling well not since I was a baby but Certainly when I not not really no being not being facetious anymore being serious when I was younger I wanted to be a coach and civically a baseball coach. I wanted to play professional baseball. And that didn't work out We don't need to get into that and this podcast and since tennis sports play so I had decided I was going to be a coach and maybe actually go into commentating. On Television Live sports events. I was interested in and so went to Clarion University. My Hometown University and really wasn't that interested in the courses and communication and and the degree. So I I ran into the psychology doctor Dr Easily Krause who knew that I played sports and coaching as well and she said hey you know there's actually something called sports psychology. I was around nineteen years old. I'm like what does that was. Clueless had no idea. This is dating myself but this was like nineteen ninety-two right. What is that and she said? Well come check it out. I'm going to have a special course on sports psychology and so I took the course and love. It fell in love with it and at that point. I knew that's what I wanted to do. Because an answer questions I had about my own performances in terms of at times playing great and other times. Not Performing You know going in and going four for four and having a home run and three RB is in the next game striking out four times. And why does that happen and why are sometimes feel on and other times just way off? Why sometimes in the feudal my locked in and other times? I'M MAKING MISTAKES. Couldn't answer it for myself necessarily and. I wanted to know to help myself but also to help the players that I was coaching in Baseball Thomas. Coaching sixteen seventeen eighteen year old Baseball in Pennsylvania says I dug deeper into psychology and and Indus. Four psychology started answering the questions that I had so that that was really the start and then I was fortunate to be able to go to. Unc Greensboro with Dr Dangled Who's one of the best sports psychologist in the world and having worked with him? I really got a deep understanding of what it means to perform under pressure and in really the literature sports psychology and Research and application. And really that kind of set me up. That's that's a quick version of it for what I'm doing today. I know you said baseball is not the same as tennis. But you can relate to players who have struggled in their sport given your background playing sport but you can also maybe I know you work with professionals who maybe are successful. But you probably people that. Don't make it right absolutely so you can relate to. I WANNA get dark. Unless you can relate you can really yeah. You can relate to someone who is struggling with finding their identity after thinking they were. GonNa make it as a pro and not getting there right. So how did you? How did you work through that if you can talk about that and you know? Is there a formula for figuring yourself out after your dreams and your hopes kind of change that is deep this early? So that's a great question you know getting into my psyche this turning turning the tides on me. We're GONNA talk about Irena. We will okay good so much better about that well honestly schering dot. Me That was that was a process Having gone to college and and and walked onto play baseball and it didn't work out and I didn't really understand recruiting process and probably could played somewhere but ended up not playing coming from a small rural area and losing that dream. That point was really difficult. And so I'm I'm age. Nineteen you know and and not yet mature as I am now. I know it's hard to believe. But and and it took a while it was kind of a tailspin for a while I was. I wouldn't say I was depressed but I was pretty down about it and upset that this dream that I had didn't work out. And it took me some time to sort of regroup and certainly being in college and and having those experiences helped a lot where I was exposed to different things and ended up really being mentored in a in a wonderful way by Dr Crowson. In the field of psychology. And helping me take something that You know was a big disappointment in not being able to further my baseball career and actually turn it into something. We're now my mission is to help. Other people have what they need to be successful. Because I felt like maybe I missed out on some things for sure. I miss out on some things. I didn't understand the psychology. I didn't understand the process of figuring out how to get seen and recruited and go to college and play baseball. I didn't I don't understand any of that. I didn't have that opportunity so I wanna make sure that the players that I have a chance to come in contact with have what they need to reach their goals whether or not they do. It ends up being on them. But I don't WanNa be the reason that they don't get there and that's really important so that that changed my whole outlook on life but it took some soul searching and sometimes of just you know like what am I gonNa do you know. And there's no like easy way is not like okay. Do these three steps and it works out you need to. You need to go there. You need to think about what it is you want and realize that you know as my friend David Roth for. Who's ex-navy seal said that you have more than one mission in life the mission changes and for me that Dreamer. That mission changed at age. Nineteen where base? No baseball was no longer an option as as a player and I had to figure out what I was going to do and I found a new mission that was to help other athletes and help coaches. And that's something I truly love and enjoy and that's probably where a lot of the passion comes from because you know I hate to see people miss out on an opportunity at least have the chance to be successful.
Dr. Larry Lauer on improving your mental skills
"Hello. Everyone welcome to the tennis. Dot Com. Podcast we are in Lake Nona at the US J. National Campus. I'm your host Nina. Panic joined by my co host. Irena Falconi. Hey guys. How's it going this episode? Special guest is Dr. Larry Lower Larry Welcome. Thanks for having me. I'm looking forward to it. Can you give us a brief little bio about who you are and what you do here? Well here I'm the mental skill specialist for player development. I work with are pros and our juniors Getting Ready for competition preparing mentally. I work with the coaches as well to get players ready. So my job is while the coaches work on the physical side is to work on the players mental side and make sure that they're prepared for competition as well as helping them deal with things that happened in their life. So it's not just about The player on the court but the player off the court as well the holistic approach. And it's my job to make sure that the players have what they need to compete in a happy way in a healthy way and a high functioning way. Have you always wanted to do this from the very beginning was this? You're calling well not since I was a baby but Certainly when I not not really no being not being facetious anymore being serious when I was younger I wanted to be a coach and civically a baseball coach. I wanted to play professional baseball. And that didn't work out We don't need to get into that and this podcast and since tennis sports play so I had decided I was going to be a coach and maybe actually go into commentating. On Television Live sports events. I was interested in and so went to Clarion University. My Hometown University and really wasn't that interested in the courses and communication and and the degree. So I I ran into the psychology doctor Dr Easily Krause who knew that I played sports and coaching as well and she said hey you know there's actually something called sports psychology. I was around nineteen years old. I'm like what does that was. Clueless had no idea. This is dating myself but this was like nineteen ninety-two right. What is that and she said? Well come check it out. I'm going to have a special course on sports psychology and so I took the course and love. It fell in love with it and at that point. I knew that's what I wanted to do. Because an answer questions I had about my own performances in terms of at times playing great and other times. Not Performing You know going in and going four for four and having a home run and three RB is in the next game striking out four times. And why does that happen and why are sometimes feel on and other times just way off? Why sometimes in the feudal my locked in and other times? I'M MAKING MISTAKES. Couldn't answer it for myself necessarily and. I wanted to know to help myself but also to help the players that I was coaching in Baseball Thomas. Coaching sixteen seventeen eighteen year old Baseball in Pennsylvania says I dug deeper into psychology and and Indus. Four psychology started answering the questions that I had so that that was really the start and then I was fortunate to be able to go to. Unc Greensboro with Dr Dangled Who's one of the best sports psychologist in the world and having worked with him? I really got a deep understanding of what it means to perform under pressure and in really the literature sports psychology and Research and application. And really that kind of set me up. That's that's a quick version of it for what I'm doing today. I know you said baseball is not the same as tennis. But you can relate to players who have struggled in their sport given your background playing sport but you can also maybe I know you work with professionals who maybe are successful. But you probably people that. Don't make it right absolutely so you can relate to. I WANNA get dark. Unless you can relate you can really yeah. You can relate to someone who is struggling with finding their identity after thinking they were. GonNa make it as a pro and not getting there right. So how did you? How did you work through that if you can talk about that and you know? Is there a formula for figuring yourself out after your dreams and your hopes kind of change that is deep this early? So that's a great question you know getting into my psyche this turning turning the tides on me. We're GONNA talk about Irena. We will okay good so much better about that well honestly schering dot. Me That was that was a process Having gone to college and and and walked onto play baseball and it didn't work out and I didn't really understand recruiting process and probably could played somewhere but ended up not playing coming from a small rural area and losing that dream. That point was really difficult. And so I'm I'm age. Nineteen you know and and not yet mature as I am now. I know it's hard to believe. But and and it took a while it was kind of a tailspin for a while I was. I wouldn't say I was depressed but I was pretty down about it and upset that this dream that I had didn't work out. And it took me some time to sort of regroup and certainly being in college and and having those experiences helped a lot where I was exposed to different things and ended up really being mentored in a in a wonderful way by Dr Crowson. In the field of psychology. And helping me take something that You know was a big disappointment in not being able to further my baseball career and actually turn it into something. We're now my mission is to help. Other people have what they need to be successful. Because I felt like maybe I missed out on some things for sure. I miss out on some things. I didn't understand the psychology. I didn't understand the process of figuring out how to get seen and recruited and go to college and play baseball. I didn't I don't understand any of that. I didn't have that opportunity so I wanna make sure that the players that I have a chance to come in contact with have what they need to reach their goals whether or not they do. It ends up being on them. But I don't WanNa be the reason that they don't get there and that's really important so that that changed my whole outlook on life but it took some soul searching and sometimes of just you know like what am I gonNa do you know. And there's no like easy way is not like okay. Do these three steps and it works out you need to. You need to go there. You need to think about what it is you want and realize that you know as my friend David Roth for. Who's ex-navy seal said that you have more than one mission in life the mission changes and for me that Dreamer. That mission changed at age. Nineteen where base? No baseball was no longer an option as as a player and I had to figure out what I was going to do and I found a new mission that was to help other athletes and help coaches. And that's something I truly love and enjoy and that's probably where a lot of the passion comes from because you know I hate to see people miss out on an opportunity at least have the chance to be successful. Speaking of helping people a lot of coaches talk about being able to see something special and a player that does eventually make it. Do you find that. It's easy to to to see that with With players that you work with are you able to see whether their mental skills are above and beyond someone that potentially does not make it? I think I can see the outliers. Pretty well. The people who just stand out but probably most people can one of the one of the things I think we fall. Prey to his as coaches is believing that we know. Who'S GONNA make it? And who's not and if you go back through history of looking at drafting or selection processes were not very good at determining and identifying. Who's GonNa make an WHO's not? It's really a numbers game to be honest. You you make enough choices. You'RE GONNA hit on somebody right so and not to others a lot of people out there that do this work and there's a lot of good people out there but it's really challenging to no no of someone can can do this at the highest level but what I will say is the thing that you look for. I is to someone have the passion to do tennis to do. The whatever given initiative sport activity it is and that is something that you you can see in person as you spend time with them I think it's a fallacy to think that you can go watch a player once or twice a tournament and thank. You have a figure it out you know. Thirteen fourteen year old player. Once you get to know someone I think you can start to understand better than this person may be has the building blocks of something pretty special but it needs to be now nurtured and developed and that in my mind you know there's not many players is not many. Serena's there's not many rodgers out there so but there's a lot of great players who developed through the pathway right and we wouldn't have known at thirteen but we know now
"navy seals" Discussed on The Daily
"Listeners. Come from all walks of life and business. Maybe your family is. He's running an autobody repair shop. Maybe you're expanding your baked goods company or helping spread wellness of the mind body and soul. Whatever business you're in? ADP can help you achieve what you're working working for like they do for Aerotech. Automotive Magnolia Bakery Canyon ranch. I'm thousands more companies all over the world with HR talent time benefits and payroll informed informed by data and designed for people learn more at designed dot. ADP DOT COM. Hi I'm Mitch Smith. I reported the National Desk of the New York Times. One of the issues I write about a lot is gun violence in the mass shootings that we see playing out across the country with really alarming frequency part of that's covering individual tragedy and understanding. Then what happened but another big part that we've taken really seriously is connecting the dots and understanding. What's happening why it's happening in the end to stop it? One issue. We've looked looked at is bills and laws in different states that would allow the police to seize guns from people deemed dangerous before perhaps they have an opportunity to commit violence and understanding concerns around those policies which in some places have passed with. Bipartisan support fairly quickly and in other places have stalled out. We know that gun. Violence is one of the biggest issues on and voters minds in this election to read more reporting on this and other issues that candidates are talking about go to ny times dot com slash election. So Dave what does this action by the president mean for Admiral. Green as he's debating what to do with gallagher a lot of people this move from the president as a total exoneration of chief gallagher that he's free and clear but admiral green see something different he sees that the order does not fully pardon chief gallagher. It doesn't say pardon anywhere. We're in the paperwork. All it says is promote this guy back to is original rank and so green sees that and thinks this this is a green light to pull his trident in other words he can finally carry out this punishment that he's wanted to carry out but has held off on right and all all the way up through the military. Admiral Green is being told. Hey this is clearly within your authority. If you don't think this guy deserves to be a seal and you're the commander of the seals than you can pull Louis Trident and that message was delivered to the White House. There was no blowback so the paperwork is finally drawn up. This is two and a half weeks after Admiral Green at first tried to pull the Trident. This is three days after the president commuted the a sentence of Chief Gallagher but did not pardon him and this is after all weekend of back and forth calls to the Pentagon to get all the clearance all the way up to the White House and and finally everything's in place and ready to go and all he has to do is sign this paperwork. Okay so at last this kind of game over well Admiral Green thinks excel and he signs the orders to begin this process to pull the tridents. But Eddie Gallagher has another play that maybe green didn't see coming. Ming welcome back Tim Pal. Tori is defense attorney for navy seal. Eddie Gallagher and joins us now So you think this is personal. Don't you absolutely that's morning. Gallagher's lawyer goes on Fox News right about the time that the president usually watches his rank was taken away for something that nobody else in the history of the seal teams or the military has ever had a general court martial conviction for a photo like this and he talks about what's going on and how gallagher this heroic war fighter who sacrificed so much for the country is being treated unfairly. President trump takes action on a Friday afternoon Monday morning. The admiral comes and brings everybody together and says I disagree with the president. We're GONNA take a strident. So what he's doing here is really just just an effort to try and publicly humiliate chief gallagher and stick it right in the president's eye and he really plays that the seals are defying their own commander in chief and this move which clearly goes against the. The president's commutation of the sentence is a stick in in the eye of the commander in chief result. And we'll see what happens now and I personally hope that a our they vote to let him keep his tried and we can move on and and an hour. After this airs the President tweets that he is not going to let the navy take. Edward Gallagher's Trident so the president. After undoing. The punishment of this Military Court and Restoring Gallagher's title is now taking the further step of blocking this very symbolically meaningful punishment of removing gallagher's tried. That's right and I think the navy was really dumbfounded. What does this mean for Rear Admiral Green? And what does this mean for. The Navy Seals. Well that is a really big question and and I think they don't know but what's clear is that when you have a admiral like green come in and make accountability and discipline really a primary focus. And then you overturn the most high profile move that he's going to make to try and make that happen you undermine undermine him and you also undermine that message that we're going to clean up the seal team's Right when we first spoke you dave about the story of of Ed Gallagher. Will you told us that. It wasn't just the story of one navy. Seal and what he did and what it meant that it was really kind of a referendum On the culture inside the Navy Seals and more broadly the military and that there were these two groups there were the pirates gallagher's of the world. Who felt you can do whatever you you WanNa do in the name of war and were they going to prevail or was the second camp you call him the boy scouts who insist on rules and accountability? We're going to prevail and it fell up until the president got involved that the boy scouts side of this was going to win out. So what message message does the president's intervention sent in this conflict. I think the message right now is confusion. I mean on the one hand the system is working how it should. We have civilian rule of the military for a reason and if a president thinks that he sees injustice and has the power to act. He's supposed to but in this case what he's done is going directly against the military leader in charge of the seals. Admiral Green is saying. Hey we need to double down on ethics on discipline on accountability and the president is saying. Hey sometimes what these guys do is okay. Even if it's against the rules and that's really tough because the seals are watching the commander in chief and the commander of the seals and they're not sure what to make of it because they're getting two different messages. Should they move more towards the pirate way of operating. Should they move more towards the boy scout way of operating the seals that I'm talking to they look at this and I'm not sure they really know.
"navy seals" Discussed on The Daily
"The last time we spoke to you about Navy Seal Chief Edward Gallagher back in the July he had just been acquitted of murder but convicted of the serious crime of posing in a photo with a dead Isis fighter and his punishment men. He had been demoted a full rank. What has happened to him? Since well. On the day of his acquittal he walked out of the courtroom and address white uniform shorthair clean-shaven and he got into a rented Mustang convertible and he drove away and then he slowly started to ease into what might look like a civilian life. He went back home. His family has a home in the panel of Florida. He started growing this big bushy beard and growing his hair out went paddle boarding and he played with his kids and he got a tattoo of the American flag with his wife's is over it to celebrate his acquittal. twiddle and I should say he doesn't tell me any of this. He doesn't speak to me and has never spoken to me but I watch him on instagram and he and his wife. I have a joint account and their regular posters so I get to see these parts of his life and on November I. I noticed something different posts photos of himself. Shaving this big old beer dental mustache and finally to clean shaven military face and to me. That looks like one thing that he's getting ready to meet grooming standards so he can put on his uniform and report back to the seal team. where he I don't believe been since he walked out of the courtroom and what would be the purpose of a meeting like that given the situation as well it could be that Eddie Gallagher who served for twenty years and has notified the navy that he wants to retire is gonNA walk in and his command master chief is going to say? Hey we've got your paperwork for retirement and here's how that's going to process through your out the door you'll be free and clear but it could also be bad news. WHO's a person who's convicted of a crime like that is generally not going to be kept in the seals so he may walk into that office and and have the navy? Tell Him Hey we're gonNA pull your trident what does that mean so the Trident. Is this gold pin that all navy seals wear on their chest they earn it after this really grueling difficult selective training process and it is a symbol to everyone else that they are this part of this really elite force and when a commander pulls a seal trident that means you're fired you are not worthy of being part of of this elite brotherhood. Your career is over. So it's the ultimate indignity or punishment for someone who has achieved the status of navy seal well and especially in a warrior culture which has a lot to do with honor and prestige here essentially being cast out of the tried. So what happens at this meeting. That's the interesting thing. I know that he is going into this meeting. And I'm calling various people. His lawyer people within the seals trying to figure out what's going on and what they're telling me is we don't know what's going on. He's just waiting outside of the office waiting for this meeting. That was supposed to be taking place and and he's not being called in. The meeting just doesn't happen right and what I start to piece together is the reason. He's not getting called in has to do with a man named Rear Admiral Colin Green. And who is Admiral Calgary. His official title is Commander Commander Navy special warfare but really he's the head of the seals on both coasts and he has been in the job about a year and really came in in as a reformer the seals had been plagued by some pretty high profile scandals over drug use sexual assault salt even murder and Admiral Green came out very publicly and said Hey I'm GonNa make good order and discipline a core part part of my mission. I am going to tighten down on standards and accountability. This stuff that maybe was allowed to slide or was swept under the rug. That's over over. And for him. I think Edward Gallagher is a problem. Here's a guy that was accused of some very serious charges. And when he was acquitted he was kind of celebrated as a hero as sort of this rogue operator who should be allowed to do what what seals gotta do. And that's completely against what green was trying to impose so green sees him as a bug in the system him and he wants them out. So why doesn't green just fire him. Well it's complicated. He he wants to do it at the right time so that it doesn't look like he's doing it for the wrong reasons. What I learned my reporting is is he actually started contemplating contemplating doing this? Pulling Gallagher's Trident a year before gallagher had even face trial but in conversations. His command staff said. Well look if you sit him at a defense table in the trial and the jury sees that he doesn't have that Golden Trident Pin. They're going to know oh that he doesn't have your support and that could bias the jury which might make a issue for the defense and essentially scuttle the whole trial so even though you might think is the right thing to do admiral if they were telling him. Hold off and wait until the trials over. Well that became a problem too. Because I'm pretty sure that Admiral Green and most of the naval hierarchy on the West Coast thought that Chief Gallagher was going to be convicted. There was pretty strong evidence in his case but he wasn't at least the most serious crimes and so suddenly after the trial. It wasn't really really a good time to try and pull gallagher's try to either because that would look like retribution. That would look like the commander disagreeing with the decision Asian of the jury and so his staff told him admiral. Hold off on this. This isn't the right time. You've gotta wait. And so when appeals for this work done and they thought okay. We can do this without looking like. We're trying to interfere in the judicial process at all and so they said okay. Let's pull them in and and start the process to pull his trident in. What is that process? Well I mean technically in a normal case. There isn't a whole lot the commander in this case Admiral Green guests to decide. WHO's a seal and who isn't but this is not a normal case all throughout gallagher's here's Court Martial? He had gained an enormous amount of attention. And some of that attention was from members of Congress and some of that attention was from the commander in chief himself. President trump president trump intervened a number of times on Edward Gallagher's behalf during his trial while he ordered the Navy to remove ever gallagher from the brig from prison even though they didn't want to. He tweeted his congratulations. Congratulations to Ed Gallagher. After he was acquitted saying quote glad I could help unquote and so- Admiral Green realizes this. If I'm going to try I better put this up the chain of command to make sure it's okay at the top and so this process starts where he reaches out to I the chief naval officer at the Pentagon and the Secretary of the Navy and they talk with the Secretary of Defense and people from the Pentagon go over to the White House and that process is still going on when they call Eddie Gallagher. You're in and Admiral Green keeps thinking. Okay we're going to get a green light from Washington any minute here so keep Eddie just sitting outside but that green light never comes and so that Friday without an answer they say to Eddie Gallagher you you know thanks very much chief. You can go home and we'll know more Monday and so what happens on. Well the better question is what happens on Sunday. So on on Sunday a Fox News host named Pete Hegseth tweets that he has had a personal conversation with president trump and there will be quote quote imminent Action Unquote in the gallagher case and other military cases now Pete Hegseth for years has been pushing to to pardon a number of people convicted or accused of warcrimes including any gallagher and often on his show would directly speak to president trump asking for pardons and trump has tweeted back to him whenever he made positive moves for Edward Gallagher so they have a close relationship. Admiral Green Staff. See this tweet saying imminent action is coming. This is in the first week of November and they think oh imminent action could mean tomorrow or it could mean Veterans Day. That might be a time when they would do it so they say okay. We've got a wait and see what he does on Veterans Day. The funny thing is ever gallagher is even invited invited to the veteran's Day parade in New York City where the president is and I can tell this because I'm watching on instagram. And that suggests to me. Okay it's on. You know the president will make some public announcement at the parade and so the navy is still waiting for the shoe to drop. And nothing happens on Veterans Veterans Day but late on Friday the White House puts out a press release with a really stunning announcement. They are going to pardon to soldiers leaders who are convicted of murder or accused of murdering in Afghanistan. And when it comes to gallagher the president restores his rank back to chief which essentially erases what the jury had done. and it puts the seals and Admiral Green in a really Hard place.
"navy seals" Discussed on Order of Man: Protect | Provide | Preside
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"navy seals" Discussed on The Daily
"The trial of navy seal chief edward gallagher offer we're in into a culture that is by design difficult to penetrate do still who covers the military on what you were firm in monday drew might be the last time we talked you told us about these allegations against navy chief edward gallagher just as his case which heading into child remind us what those allegations were so this is a guy who had served almost twenty years in the marines and the navy seals an had eight deployments and chest full of commendation fur heroic like actions in on his latest deployment to iraq he was turned in by his own men and what they said is that while they were in iraq he shot at civilians with a sniper rifle specifically he shot down a young a girl in a flower job and his shot down in old man trying to get water from the river and then perhaps most striking is eighty teenage isis captive came in to their base and they were treating him for wounds he they've gotten in a battle and what his men say is chief gallagher came up and without really any explanation stab the teenager in the next several times and killed him so essentially these are allegations of war crimes and they're being brought not by his own subordinate right which is super unusual the seals are not only secretive most of their missions are literally classified but they're also a very tight brotherhood where it's considered to be pretty taboo to go outside of the tribe and report what happened especially overseas and to me what i quickly learned was there was this really big and kind of existential schism within the seals between a a group the calls himself the pirates these are the rogue state old school due to really value their skills as warfighters end these other folks which i think the pirates called the boy scouts people but see their role as elite commandos is absolutely dependent on transparency and rule of law and so there was a big class you know who is going to prevail in this culture the guys who wanna do anything that they feel is necessary to get the job done or the guys who want accountability and want the rule of law so tell us about the leading up to this trial the prosecution thinks they've got a great case they have text messages from the chiefs seized phone in the first text message he gets a custom made nine from a former navy seal who made it four am and he text back thanks i can't wait to bury this somebody skull then they have be i witness testimony of two navy seal who say they witnessed the chief stab this isis prisoner who has about fifteen years old in the neck then you have even more seals who later that day witnessed a meeting in which most most of this detachment of the platoon confronted their chief and said what you did was wrong and he admits to it saying i'm sorry i thought you guys would be cool with it i won't do it again where you guys conceited and finally they have to to text messages after the fact where the chief texts pictures of himself holding up the body of the dead isis fighter by the hair with his knife next to him saying good story behind this one i got with my hunting knife wow so essentially you have him saying he's gonna do it you have people saying they saw him do it and you have him sending pictures other seal saying look at what i just did so it sounds like an open and shut case but there are problems that start to emerge.
"navy seals" Discussed on Fit Club
"But, you know, I have a lot of torn labor my right, hip tone, labor, mom right, shoulder to degenerate disc in my back to deter disc in my neck. My body is. I just learned how to work around and part of that is creating workouts that are circuit training workouts, but they're not putting extra stress on those injuries. So I like to keep my heart rate up, and I like to mix it up. So I'll go from the pull up bar to push ups push ups to jumping on the bench, but I'm not speeding through it. I'm doing nice reps. But I'm keeping my hurried. Oh, yeah. Yeah. I mean it just depends on what, what cross Jim, you go to where you're starting from like I came from a sports background. So when I started doing cross fit, like we learned all those Olympic lifts that, Oregon. So it's very easy for me to transition. But I've also seen the flip side where people are doing dead lifts in, you know, pretty much almost blowing out. But the thing is cross bit the owner of cross. It's actually changing it up more. It's less competitive, and more community, to the point that today, they actually took out all prospects, social media handles. So apparently, they're making a big announcement in the next week or so. Meaning like they're crossing it like Instagram page is. Dick in different. No, they deleted it. And then lost the jobs now are becoming actually they're taking because I think it costs like three grand or something. Don't have the name prospered attached to your gym. So gyms are just becoming like boot camp, type gyms, or, you know, so now, they're, they're changing that because of the so many injuries that happening. Who the navy seal? They're making it more family focused. It's like you know, we're focused on the family versus everybody's trying to go to the not only within the navy seal workout people were doing as prescribed, but they weren't modifying them for people that are really just an act. They have ex people were people were the prescribing them people were modified. I wanna be hard all going forward, and we were like comparing scores. Posting thinking this can't be safe. Everybody. Yeah there's some of the stuff you just can't do do you do bar. Bustle up, it's the KEA your shoulders. And so what's your, what's your number one, I guess, advice in terms of self care, because you still trains? Yeah. How do you what's your number one voice for taking care of yourself, while you're training under circumstance? I got a lot of one, you know, don't be afraid to take a rest day not arrest during your workout leg day. You know, I think where I've seen a lot of good growth is when, you know, I just decided, you know, I'm gonna take four days off. Yeah. And person that's fit. That's hard. But, you know, you really give your, your body and your muscles time to repair, especially if you're putting the right foods in your system, which brings me to my next point. What do you eat? What are you putting in your system that helps me like water? I just drink water like juice in the morning but throughout the day, I drink water, and then I try to listen to my body, I think that's another pole part of staying fit is there are times when my body is lit will literally tell me I need sugar. I'm craving sugar. And so what I do is I keep ginger beer in my house. It's like a pop then. So when my body's craving at ginger, I just I just sugar I drink that. My with my workouts, again, I try to I try to keep my workouts with a heart rate is staying elevated. And to me cardio is the most important workout because the most important muscle in the body is a heart. Yeah. You could we could do a thousand pushups that you could do a bench of million pounds. But if that hard ain't strong, you're not gonna live as long as you look at, you know, look, we all know people who are super fit, but they died of heart disease on the rise and heart disease. So, yeah. Absolutely. Yes. On self care, but we want to dig more into this book transform this epic epic title..
"navy seals" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"Of mine, he's a recruiter in Philadelphia on, and he calls me up and tells me Remmy like I can't get none of these kids in the navy or the army, I say, why he said, because none of them could pass as that test. Not pass the basic as that. And I go to the school and see what they're learning and how they're being taught and the books they have and the resources are lacking. Like that's why they can't read at a senior high school level. And so the education system really needs to be ramped up, revamped across the country with an inner cities. And so because if you can't if you if you could just pack as that that's not enough ago sought to in order to go soft gotta have really high ad that sports. So, so, yeah, I mean, I, I think that that's death thing. And what I you know, one of the reasons why write a book book. There's one of the main reasons why wrote the book was, you know. A lot of a lot of white feels written books, you know, saying, and no drama. Is be foot do who I. And, and that's why for long time I want to write a book, like took us to find tons of writing a book. And I just knew that if I wrote a book, it wasn't gonna be strict wasn't gonna be navy seal book, and essence of what maybe she'll book is not not in any navy seal book is going to be a journey book, and it's going to be a book with a kid from the inner city can pick up read and be like, wow, like this do came from where I came from, and he became a seal become what you. And that kind of goes to the exposure thing, I wanted to expose kids to who come from my world to my new world, so that they can see and have hope that they can do it. But that makes sense. That's awesome. Yeah. And what you're saying, I mean, we've touched on it before it, definitely is an issue in the special operations community of looking like a monolithic, you know, at least just visually people think that think it is. But I mean Denison I will get Remi's picks from the navy before we started this and. I think it's a picture of your buds class in it is literally all white face. And then. Yeah. Yeah, yeah. And that's the way it is every class. I mean, well, well, let me rephrase. That, that's the way it is some classes, most classes, it's all white. Like literally, you probably get maybe one. If you lucky to black graduates a year. And we're talking five graduating classes that year, I think, in other, it might be, you know, you're, you're a New Yorker, so you know about this. There has been a history of more white firefighters, and I've, I've read articles about that, and it has to do with the legacy thing of this guy's father is a firefighter, and there was a firefighter, and they learn about it. You know earlier on we've had guys on the show before, like firm and Taras whose navy seal. His father is a third generation is great. Father is ABCL and, and you know that holding onto that Wagga C thing it's, it's hard to get into new communities and get new faces in the program. And as you said, like there's certain things are advantageous to not looking like everybody else yet. Let me ask you a question when you say that, do you mean like that is you put the burden on the community or you put the like I just want just want quite back TAC TAC. So you saying that the legacy thing is because it's the father who teaches the sun..
"navy seals" Discussed on The Daily
"From the New York Times, I'm Michael Barr. This is the daily. Today navy seals will warned not to report their platoon leader for war crimes. They did it. Anyway. It's Thursday, April twenty fifth. When did you first hear about chief Edward Gallagher at I heard about him when he was arrested in September. And what caught my eye is that this was not just any sailor who was getting arrested. It was a special operations chief in the navy seals sort of the top the elite of the entire navy d Phillips covers the military for the times. And even within the seals. This guy. Eddie Gallagher was a big deal he'd been in for almost twenty years. And in that time, he had had qualified for everything pretty much that you possibly could. He was repeatedly awarded medals for heroic actions. He was an expert medic a- cracks sniper expert in explosives. He had been a trainer at the seals bud school. You know, literally the guy who's. Yelling at you. While he's making you crawl through the surf, and he had this reputation among seals as this real hard charging warrior respected loved so to see him. Suddenly arrested was really something. And what were the accusations against chief caliber what the people in the platoon say is that when they deployed to Iraq in two thousand seventeen he kind of went off the rails. He spent most of his time in a hidden sniper perch, where he would fire five or ten times as much as other snipers. They say he would shoot indiscriminately at civilians in the city. At one point he shot a girl who's wearing flowered had job was going down to the river with friends and other seals through their scope saw the body carried off by the girls. And in another case, he shot an old man, they say and that man collapsed. This is just an old man walking down the street. And that's what they say. I mean, this is a war zone. But it's also a place where millions of people live, and so that was common. And in fact, the seal say that they grew so concerned about him firing at civilians that they would regularly fire warning shots, sometimes only a meter to from civilians to scare them away. So that their chief wouldn't have a clear shot. And then in may of last year something else happened. They were behind the lines during a battle where the Iraqi special forces were fighting ISIS fighters and during this fight and ISIS fighter was wounded in the leg. And he was brought back a little ways behind the enemy lines. This is a kid who was somewhere between fourteen and seventeen years old. He was conscious at the time. He was even able to be interviewed by journalists. That was there. List of then he was brought to the seals. And the seal say they put him on the ground and started giving him medical care. And what the seal say is that while they were in the process of giving this guy medical attention chief Gallagher came over and took out a custom made knife that he'd brought with him and without saying much or anything at all. They say he stabbed the captive in the neck and in the torso and killed them. A short time after that. He gathered the platoon together over the body of this dead teenager and performed and enlistment ceremony while someone from the platoon took photographs this is a ceremony where every so often you have to voluntarily reenlist, raise your right hand and swear to uphold the constitution and chief Gallagher. He wanted to do it over the body of this dead. I says fighter and what are you thinking? When you hear these gruesome accusations against chief Gallagher. What I thought at first was look here's a guy with a an exemplary record as a sailor. Here's a guy who's done eight deployments since two thousand one. And my first inclination was maybe so many deployments had left him with post traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury or all. All of the above. And if that was true, I thought that was a really important story to tell. So what I did is I reached out to his family. I spoke to his brother, I spoke to his wife, and I spoke at length about his record trying to parse out were there things that had happened in the past that might contribute to this idea that he was injured and that the seals failed to see that. And the family said and fatty cly, no that's not what's going on here. And they told me a really startling story. They said what's going on here is that Eddie's men turned on him and they wanted to get rid of him. And so they started concocting lies. I it was just stealing snacks. And then it was bad leadership and bad tactics. And when they realized that they're small lies weren't enough to get rid of him. They started making up stories about even. Worse things that he did. Eventually it was that he had murdered people. So while the members of the platoon are leveling, these extremely serious accusations of war crimes against chief Gallagher in the telling of his wife and family, they have concocted these stories because they hate him, and they wanna ruin his career, and they don't want him to be there chief, right? What they say is that he is such a demanding leader so tough on them such a warrior that they can't hack it and they've come up with a plan to get rid of him. And they don't just say this to me, there's no way to describe what it looks like to be maliciously lied about to be at the end of a game of telephone that now has resulted in my husband's life is on the line. They start talking to local TV news in San Diego. We're all the seals are based in for something. Like this to have been perpetrated against him and his family is nothing less than. Discussing and then to national news. If you wanna know what a real navy seals like look at someone like Eddie who literally just face down, death and go repeatedly on Fox News. They made up stories to cast aspersions and these stories were swallowed whole by a prosecutor who had no idea what he was doing. And really portray the chief as a hero who's being wrongfully targeted by the very government that he swore to serve is that the way you treat a decorated navy seal, it's preposterous Brian's and before long. They find an ally. In Republican congressman Duncan Hunter, you have a malicious prosecution that can use every trick in the book to try to get their point across also military veteran. So even if everything that the prosecution said is true. So let's say that chief Gallagher killed a verified designated ISIS combatant, my answer is. So what that's his job. And he starts agitating that the chief is being mistreated. And soon he in the family get this the port of I a handful of other congressmen, and then forty congressman who signed a letter saying that the chief must be released before trial so that he can defend himself. But we need the intervention of the president. And I had state, sadly, please review that letter what is happening here is it. Right. And we need help this entire system is broken. And so that's why we're calling on the president states to fix it. And at the end of March tweeted in honor of his past service to our country navy seal Eddie Gallagher will soon be moved to less restrictive confinement. While he waits his day in court process should move quickly. So a couple of hours later Eddie Gallagher who's been sitting in the navy break for months is moved to a much less restrictive environment at a navy hospital in San Diego where he awaits his court martial trial in may. Meanwhile,
"navy seals" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"He doesn't just not using. You're listening to self lady special operations military on straight talk with the guys in the community. Safra radio on time on target. It's actually just myself and Scotto with Kristen back because you've been listening to the show as Christian Jack Murphy, just put out his book Murphy's law. It's being out soon, but he opted to do the audio book. And so during the mornings, he's been reporting that audiobook, which I don't know if 'cause you you have a book Abinante of you ever did the audio book. I never did. 'cause he was asking me about it and asking how long it's gonna take. And I don't think people realize how big of of the acid is to get everything. Perfect. And he wants to have some different voice as and some sound effects some things all that. And then also you don't realize like when you read something the reading incorrect leave to go back anyway, getting into everything I feel like this audience knows you former navy seal. Several seals retired navy seal for retired navy seal wants to see always retired. You gotta give. Credit for other. I've been told I can't say seal former navy actually a few people you could probably say ex navy seals where they're trying to. We're actually when we're still team one. And I think Brandon was that seal team one at the same time. We had a guy who. Left the team for while. And he was gone off. He was gone for like two years, and he came back to seal team one he came back. They said, hey, even gone for couple years. You have to go back through the qualification course, it's S T t hill day seal team tactics tactical training, and that's the advanced skill. So you do the reaching. And you do a bunch of those QB and stuff just to get back into the groove. You know, the guy was like, well, I'm not going to do that. And he says, well, then you can do that you can go to ranger school. He's like I'm not going to Rangers school. And he said I'm going right back and tune. And he's being kind of cocky about it than a mastery for the middle venit ac-. Oh for what I to try to though. And he says I I'm not going to that school. And he says I'm willing to bet my tried and at that, I'm not gonna go there. You're gonna put me right into the ten and so back to see how in her corner, and sort of CO took his tried and says, all right? Thank you longer. Seal and opened the drop and through the thing in a drawer and it took away his fifty three twenty six. How took it away? Totally. So that's an ex seal. That's crazy. I isn't going to ranger school as a seal kind of a form of punishment. I've heard that before totally fun because there's other out there. There's a few seals. I think we've been on the show that went through Rangers. Yeah. But you never with ranger school. It's a it's a great school. I mean college kids go there, you know, west pointers and its leadership school. So you're learning on really good skills..
"navy seals" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"They'd have a negligent discharge. Can't stop firing on full auto every time they pull the trigger real. That's a real challenge. Yeah, it's real challenge. That was Brent Gleeson navy seal. If you wanna check out that full episode that was back on episode, three, twenty, eight c, listen back to that. I'm gonna bring it to another guy that we had in studio more recently jacquard Jack Carrs penned hayme as he talks about not the full episode, but this is him talking about his own seal origin story and his time in the navy seals, and he had a pretty long career serving several seal team's which you'll hear all about, check it out. I'd want so also get into your actual navy, seal background, starting from, I'd have to look at my notes here, but nineteen ninety seven Yellen to buds and early ninety. Seven. Yes. What was the motivation become a seal? I mean, I feel like everybody has different story from Drago been on here who literally like saw the movie navy seal. She and said, I wanted to this, you know, other guys just had at Bercy growing up. I think it's always like a unique story. Dad drag on our on the east coast together, so we're in Iraq together. Great guy. Yeah, it's been a few years and you last time I ran into him was at shot show three or four years ago, but but great guy. Yes. I always wanted to join the military essentially from my earliest memories, and my grandfather was in World War Two, and he was killed on that aircraft carrier, Bunker Hill in may of nineteen Forty-five when two kamikazes hit the.
"navy seals" Discussed on Elite Man Podcast
"No it's a long process probably a number of years of just incredibly tough hard work but what i guess drew you to that to begin with it's an interesting question so i grew up in a small town in south indiana or southern indiana where i think i lived in that period of time where you really thought you could do anything in my parents were conducive to the fact that hey you can do anything you want to do but you gotta earn your way to to cheating that and what really got me into other than my parents backing everything that i attempted was i grew up with a guy who had been a navy seal before it was navy seals and he'd been the first one on the island of iwo jima about three hours before the invasion and why i think that significant talk about his he was seventeen and his story of overcoming terrible adverse city i grew up in that i grew up listening to his tales and listening to his lifestyle and i liked it except out of high school my dad said you will not become a navy seal so i went to west point instead not that it's less it's just i had initially taken a different track and i failed out after my third year and i went back home with my leg between my tail between my legs and the guy who had grown up with who had been a precursor to the seals he said now that you're at the bottom you can do anything.
"navy seals" Discussed on The ONE Thing
"This has been a topic of conversation with my coach where i've been looking at what is it gonna take for us to scale or company to the next level and realizing that you know what i have not been doing a great enough job as a leader i haven't taken enough ownership over the situation and he recommended booked me called extreme ownership i read the book and it blew my mind not just because of how political everything was but it was from the viewpoint of what it looks like to demonstrate extreme ownership from the perspective of not just a navy seal but the commander of an entire team if you're familiar with the movie american sniper a this individual was on the man's team that you are going to meet today he was the commander of the american sniper the stories he has to share that you are about the here will truly changed your mind set about what it means to demonstrate extreme ownership what it means to be a disciplined individual and how if you are able to make these shift it will completely transform how you show up as a leader and your ability to deliver extraordinary results this was an added bonus that we gave to the people who are in our living your one thing community we invited them all in and they had the ability to ask this man questions in interact with him if you would be interested in learning more about living your one thing go to the one thingcommembership and folks.