Aired 1 year ago 2:27
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Aired 10 months ago 77:46
Ep. 445 - An inside look at US Marine Force Recon
Joining us for the first time on SOFREP Radio is 13-year Marine Corps veteran with Force Reconnaissance, Jose "Pep" Tablada. Calling Jose's background impressive would be a massive understatement, serving both as a team leader and platoon sergeant with qualifications including graduating as a combatant diver, scout sniper, SERE-C, HALO, and more. It's not often we have someone of Tablada's background on the show, so we dive deep into what Marine Force Recon is all about, and you're guaranteed to learn some new stuff. Currently, Jose is the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations & International Engagement with Marine Corps Forces Pacific, and he volunteers his time on the board of directors for the Marine Reconnaissance Foundation. You'll learn a lot about the great work that the foundation is doing for their brothers in arms, including a retreat in Hawaii for Gold Star families taking place next month. Be sure to check them out and donate at ReconFoundation.org.
Aired 7 months ago 35:29
War Story with Marine Veteran David Richardson
DavidÂ RichardsonÂ is from Waterford, Michigan. From an early age, he was taught to draw and paint by his mother, an artist and an art teacher. Richardson served as a combat arms officer and martial arts instructor for twenty-two years in the USMC, later retiring to paint and write. He was awarded for valor (Bronze Star with V device) during combat operations in Anbar Province, Iraq and served three tours in the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa. War Story is his first novel. David Richardson- Military Experience David was an artillery officer in the Marine Corps. Â He taught artillery school for a while and was at George Washington University as MOI prior to going into combat as a military combat team OIC. Â David did a tour in Afghanistan and East Africa but the highlight was being an advisor to the Iraqi Army in Iraq during 2006. â€œAnd thatâ€™s kind of what the book actually focused on, thatâ€™s why I mention it..â€ -David Richardson Transitioning When David left the Marine Corps, he requested from the monitor when he left Korea to be given a job where he learned something as a civilian and the leadership they teach you in the Marine Corps. Â They assigned David to NAVSEA which was an acquisition command and something that he had never done. Upon retiring he got a job at a contracting company. â€œReally what I was wanting to do was write a book and sell my paintings because I had painted the whole time I was in the Marine Corps.â€ -David Richardson Entrepreneurial Venture David was painting and started showing his work in galleries around 1998-2000. Â He developed a style that was appealing to contemporary art galleries and had difficulty collecting money from the galleries. Â David ended up in New York showing his paintings and it did not move as fast as he wanted. Now David represents himself and sells more paintings now than he did through galleries. â€œI actually rent venues in downtown DC and an artist friend of mine, whoâ€™s never been in the military and he writes for one of the local papers, we do shows together.â€ -David Richardson Writing A Book Davidâ€™s first novel is War Story. Â He talks about determination being the biggest take away from the Marine Corps that helped him write a book. Â David simply would not give up and saw it through to the end. Giving up was not an option in the Marine Corps. Â He wrote three or four pages at a time and took a lot of advice. â€œYou develop thick skin in the Marine Corps, and for somebody to look at your writing and go you need to change this or that, I never fell in love with my own book.â€ -David Richardson To hear more about Davidâ€™s entrepreneur success, download this episode now. Donâ€™t forget to leave us a 5-star rating and review if you enjoyed the show. We would love to hear from you! Download Joe Craneâ€™s Top 7 Paths to Freedom or get it on your mobile device. Text VETERAN to 38470. Â Join the Veteran on the Move on Facebook! Check out Veteran on the Move on Facebook to connect with our guests! Itâ€™s a great place where you can stay in touch with other veterans who are transitioning to entrepreneurship. Â Get updates and free gouge on the people, programs and resources to help you in your transition to entrepreneurship. Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 250 episodes. Our listeners have the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane . The podcast features people, programs and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship. Â As a result, Veteran On the Move has over 1,000,000 verified downloads through Stitcher Radio, SoundCloud, iTunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popular Military Entrepreneur Shows on the Internet Today. Â Â
Aired 1 year ago 143:53
162: Seconds Count: Urban Combat Lessons Learned From Hue City to Ramadi.
0:00:00 - Opening: A Letter from General Kelly to Gold Star families. 0:24:44 - Interview with John Olson, Combat Photographer. 0:27:33 - Lessons Learned, Charlie 1/5, Operation Hue City, 31 January, 1968 to 5 March 1968 1:50:00 - Support: How to Stay on THE PATH. 2:21:48 - Closing Gratitude. Â