The odds are pretty good that you've watched Netflix's series Stranger Things before. In the recent series, Jennifer Marshall played the mother of the character "Max". She's also been on hit television shows Hawaii Five-O, Timeless, Game Shakers, and others.

She joined the U.S. Navy directly after high school and spent five years serving as an aircraft handler, forklift operator, logistics specialist before separating as a second class petty officer (E-5). While serving in the U.S. Navy, her most important collateral duties was working for the USS Theodore Roosevelt’s Sexual Assault Victim Intervention (SAVI) program, teaching policies and procedures to new sailors checking in onboard and being available to advocate for victims of sexual assault.

In this episode she talks about how she became an actor, the portrayal of veterans in Hollywood, military sexual trauma and her own experience, military transition, and the importance of maintaining a sense of service post military.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Paul Martinez is a medically retired U.S. Army Ranger Sniper NCO who served with 3/75th Ranger Regiment; Scott Johnson is a former British Army EOD and Sapper.

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It's not often that we run across someone who goes from being a U.S. Navy SEAL and who then switch branches to the U.S. Army and become a 160th SOAR pilot! Meet Michael Rutledge and listen to his amazing story of how he was able to live a life of no regret.

CW4 Michael G. Rutledge is the current Commander, 2nd Aviation Detachment, USMA as well as an MX400 instructor and mentor for the West Point Football, Swimming, Parachute Team, and Aviation Club. He enlisted in the U.S Navy in 1990 from Davenport, IA as a Naval Aircrewman and Helicopter Rescue Swimmer. In 1993, Rutledge was selected for Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training. After graduation, he was assigned to SEAL Team ONE and an assignment at the Naval Special Warfare Center at Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, CA as an Advanced Training Instructor. He completed three overseas deployments to include several contingency operations and was deployed during Sept 11th, 2001. In addition, he served as an M-60 gunner, explosive breacher, team leader, and air operations department head. Upon return from deployment in 2002, Rutledge was accepted to Army Warrant Officer Candidate School and follow-on training as an Army Aviator.

In this episode, Michael joins Robert Gowin, Erich Martin, and Scott Johnson as he talks about not only his amazing military service, but about topics that focus on the importance of finding your tribe post military service, not living a life of regret, and how it's okay to fail greatly.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Erich Martin is an active duty U.S. Army Special Forces Master Sergeant; Scott Johnson is a former British Army EOD and Sapper.

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After serving in the military for any length of time, veterans suffer from multiple ailments due to prolonged stress on the body. Combine that with Post traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) from those who have experienced combat and it’s easy to understand why veterans are seeking alternative approaches outside of pharmaceutical products to help them heal.

Natural phytocannabinoid supplements, such as hemp-derived Isolate Cannabidiol (CBD) or Full Spectrum CBD products, contain either no detectable levels of THC or up to .3% THC and are often used to help veterans through some of their ailments.

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Coby Cochran is a former US Army special operations veteran who founded UnCanna after experiencing the positive effects of CBD in regards to numerous conditions. He's made it his personal goal to educate the Veteran community on the benefits of hemp-derived CBD.

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Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Tom Satterly is a former CAG/Delta Force CSM; Jen Satterly is a certified coach and Executive Director of All Secure Foundation, a non-profit who help Special Operations combat veterans transition home; Paul Martinez is a retired US Army Ranger and sniper NCO; Scott Johnson is a former British Army Sapper and EOD Tech.

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As a leader, building team cohesion and trust is a must. Trust is the foundation on which a leader can build on. In this episode, we are joined by Blayne Smith. In January 2009, Smith, then a Detachment Commander for the 3rd Special Forces Group, headed to Afghanistan. It was during this deployment that Smith lost several teammates, with one really hitting him hard. He shares this story and how difficult it was to deal with the aftermath. Blayne learned so much from his time serving with the men on his team and the importance of trust. He uses his experiences to talk about how every leader should C.A.R.E. for their people.

Blayne is a West Point graduate and former Special Forces officer, Smith served combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He was the distinguished honor graduate of the Army’s Ranger School and has earned numerous military awards including three Bronze Stars, one with “V” device for valor.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Erich Martin is an active duty U.S. Army Special Forces Master Sergeant

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Perception is reality. In today's society and the jury of the public opinion, once people create a perception about you, it becomes reality. It then becomes harder to sway their first impression or opinion. Our daily lives are flooded with "influencers" who attempt to use their opinions as facts and try to share why you should take their opinion as the only truth.

In this episode we are joined by Marty Skovlund Jr. of Black Rifle Company's "Coffee or Die" magazine and Patrick Baker of Task & Purpose.

Marty is a veteran of the 1st Ranger Battalion. He's the author of Violence of Action: The Untold Stories of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the War on Terror (Blackside Publishing) as well as Ranger Knowledge: The Complete Study Guide (St. Martins Press). Patrick Baker is a former Marine.

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Having a feeling of losing your 'tribe' and your sense of identity is difficult. Isolation, depression, and anger can easily creep in.

In this episode, we are joined by Jonathan Lambert and we dive into the world under the sea and discuss the challenges of homecoming and belonging. It is a problem many veterans face post military.

“Humans don’t mind hardship, in fact they thrive on it; what they mind is not feeling necessary. Modern society has perfected the art of making people not feel necessary. It's time for that to end.”
― Sebastian Junger, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

Jonathan Lambert is a retired USN Submariner.
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Kevin Flike's story is nothing short of amazing. After becoming a U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) soldier, his life took a major turn during his second deployment when he was hit in the lower abdomen and they didn't know if he'd make it. It was a long recovery, but due to his strong drive and determination, he wasn't going to allow what happened to define his next chapter in life.

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Situational awareness is being aware of what is happening around you in terms of where you are, where you are supposed to be, and whether anyone or anything around you is a threat to your health and safety. Simply, it's the ability to identify, process, and comprehend information about how to survive in an emergency situation.

Andrew Blubaugh is a former U.S. Marine and has over 15 years of Military, Private Security and Law Enforcement experience. Andrew is a fulltime police officer, member of a county wide SWAT team and the primary firearm, tactics and use of force trainer for his agency. Additionally, Andrew spent 4 years as an adjunct instructor for the Ohio Attorney General's Office and continues to instruct with Chris Cerino Training Group and Rifle's Only.

In this episode, Andrew joined Robert, Paul, and Scott to talk about our situational awareness and the importance of knowing that you are your own first responder. Some of the topics include:
- Is it important to every day carry (EDC)?
- What are the most important things to consider before carrying?
- What should you carry every day?
- Why is situational awareness (SA) important?
- What should we teach our kids to look for when out playing?

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Paul Martinez is a retired US Army Ranger Sniper who served with 3/75 Ranger Regiment; Scott Johnson is a former British Army Sapper & EOD NCO.

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Selection and indoctrination. Underwater Egress Training. Combat Diver Course. Advanced Paramedic Training. Airborne Training. Military Free Fall. Survival and Rescue. Rope Climbing.

Pararescuemen (also known as PJs) are United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and Air Combat Command (ACC) operators tasked with recovery and medical treatment of personnel in humanitarian and combat environments. The pipeline to become a PJ is long and arduous.

The maroon beret worn by Pararescuemen and Combat Rescue Officers was authorized by HQ USAF in 1966 and is the second beret to be authorized for universal wear, after the US Army Special Forces Beret. The beret symbolizes the blood sacrificed by fellow Pararescuemen and their devotion to duty by aiding others in distress.

Brian Silva is a former PJ Team Leader and Indoc Instructor. He enlisted in the USAF to be a PJ in 2005 because he wanted more out of his life and felt like he was called to give more. He decided to join Pararescue because he loved the mission, no matter what... you are going to save lives.

In this episode Brian shares what it takes to be a PJ and what he's seen from students arriving at Indoc unprepared.

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War is hell and those who've seen combat can attest to it. In every situation, a person must make the right decision.

In this episode, a former CAG/Delta Force operator, Army Ranger Sniper, Air Force Special Operations Pararescueman (PJ), Cavalryman, and British Sapper share stories and talk about ethics in combat.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Tom Satterly is a former CAG/Delta Force CSM; Paul Martinez is a retired US Army Ranger and sniper NCO; Scott Johnson is a former British Army Sapper and EOD Tech; Matt Schollard is a former Air Force Pararescueman (PJ).

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In this episode, Robert is joined by long time friend, Don Fox. Don is a former U.S. Army E-7/SFC Ranger Instructor who decided to become an officer. He takes us down a journey through his career as an enlisted and as an officer in 4th Ranger Training Brigade and his other units while sharing lessons and stories along the way.

Don began his U.S. Army career as an enlisted Infantryman. He is a Panama, an OIF, and OEF combat veteran. After attending Airborne School and Ranger School as enlisted, he served as a Ranger Instructor (RI) and a tour with the 82nd ABN before attending OCS. His tours as an officer included 4th RTB, Infantry Basic, 3rd ID, and the Pentagon. Don retired with nearly 30 years of service.

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Glen "Bub" Doherty was one of the four Americans killed in a terror attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 12, 2012. BUB was an adventure seeker, a river guide, skier, Ironman competitor, fitness fanatic, chef, gardener, handyman, and epic storyteller. BUB was a national hero...a Navy SEAL who saved lives, and was always the life of the party and a best friend to all who knew him.

In this episode his best friend, Sean Lake, joined the crew to talk about he and BUBs childhood dreams growing up as snowboarders, to how BUB became a SEAL, served on a SEAL team, was tragically killed in Benghazi, and how Sean was supposed to use the money left to him by BUBS to throw a big party, but how his friends legacy lives on through The Glen Doherty Foundation and BUBS Naturals.

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Vincent 'Rocco" Vargas is not your typical actor on set. That's because he is one of a new brand of heroes among soldiers, wounded warriors and veterans. He’s known for his gritty and humorous insider’s take on going to war, losing your buddies, survivor’s guilt and working to get it right once you’re out of uniform. A veteran of three combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 75th Ranger Regiment’s 2nd Battalion, based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and current Army Reserve Drill Instructor.

He starred in the veteran-produced feature film Range 15, as well a Drinkin’ Bros Live: The Shaved Eagle Tour and Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves. He also wrote, starred in and produced The Long Way Back, a short, semi-autobiographical drama on survivor’s guilt and suicide prevention. His next role is in FX’s Mayans MC, a spinoff of the popular cable-TV crime series Sons of Anarchy, now in production. You can also follow his latest venture "Brothers in Arms" each week on the History Channel.

In this episode he joins Robert, Paul Martinez, and Erich Martin.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Erich Martin is an active duty Special Forces NCO; Paul Martinez is a retired US Army Ranger and sniper NCO.

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In every day life, we excel more as we begin to get comfortable with the uncomfortable. Rick Alexander is familiar with the uncomfortable and has spent much of his life living on the edge. He is a former BUD/S instructor training USN SEALs, competed in Ultra Marathons, a Strongman and Crossfit competitor, and is an ultra-endurance athlete. In this episode he joins Robert and Scott to talk about living a content life in the uncomfortable and how you can learn from it.

Robert Gowin is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Scott Johnson is a former British Army Engineer/Sapper & EOD NCO

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Women have been serving alongside special operations units for nearly two decades. Several years ago the military allowed women the opportunity to join units and schools that were at one time only open to males.

In this episode, we are joined by Jenny M. who graduated from Ranger School earlier this year (Apr 2018). Jenny is a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army and she discusses why she attended Ranger School and what she gained from it after graduating. Paul and Don join the show as hosts. Paul served in 3/75 Ranger Regiment for nearly nine years and several as a sniper, while Don served as an enlisted Ranger Instructor at 4th RTB and then later returned as a commissioned officer.

Paul Martinez deployed 6 times to Afghanistan as a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment, and is the author of “When the Killer Man Comes”; an account of his combat experience as a Ranger Sniper. He is also the CEO and co-founder of 33 Degrees Publishing, a print firm that focuses on bringing the American story-telling tradition to the digital age. Don Fox began his U.S. Army career as an enlisted Infantryman. He is a Panama, an OIF, and OEF combat veteran. After attending Airborne School and Ranger School as enlisted, he served as a Ranger Instructor (RI) and a tour with the 82nd ABN before attending OCS. His tours as an officer included 4th RTB, Infantry Basic, 3rd ID, and the Pentagon. Don retired with nearly 30 years of service. Robert Gowin is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive.

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For the first time, a female soldier has passed the U.S. Army's Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) course. This is one step of many ahead before completing the pipeline to becoming a Special Forces soldier, aka "Green Beret".

In this first part of a two part series, we discuss women in Special Operations Forces (SOF) and specifically in the U.S. Army Special Forces. Mike Pritts and Andrea Goldstein join Robert on this episode.

Mike is a former 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) CSM/E9 and Pat Tillman Scholar who was at Ft. Bragg and at the USAJFKSWCS when the news broke about the first female SFAS graduate and shares his insights from his trip and his time as a SWCS instructor. Andrea Goldstein is a former USN officer who has held command positions of Joint Special Operations Task Force, Special Reconnaissance Team One, and is currently the CEO of Service to School, a successful non-profit supporting and empowering veterans. She is also a Pat Tillman Scholar.

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When an Airman needs saving, it’s the PJs duty to do everything they can to bring them home. As members of Air Force Special Operations, Pararescue (PJ) specialists rescue and recover downed aircrews from hostile or otherwise unreachable areas. These highly trained experts perform rescues in every type of terrain and partake in every part of the mission, from search and rescue, to combat support to providing emergency medical treatment, in order to ensure that every mission is a successful one.

A lifelong student of living, Matt Schollard believes the purpose of existence is experience, exploration of Self, and evolution. Raised globally, his exposure to a multitude of cultures at an early age left a lasting impact on his quest to find 'meaning' in life. Inspired by Eastern philosophies, punk rock, yoga, windsurfing, and the overwhelming commonalities he identified in the people of Earth, Matt shaped his own unique guiding principles that have lit the way along a diverse and inspiring path.

Upon reaching legal adulthood, after an unfortunate skateboarding misunderstanding forced him to leave Australia, Matt decided that he needed to seek out the 'hardest job in the world' to test his potential. Following his will & wind, he found himself in the years-long quest to become a US Air Force Pararescueman (PJ).

Robert Gowin is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Scott Johnson is a former British Army Engineer/Sapper & EOD NCO

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The military strives to create the elite warrior. Excellent physical fitness, stamina, and endurance are at the foundation of building the ultimate fighting machine. In this episode we talk about some of what former U.S. Army Captain and Fitness Instructor Stephanie Lincoln has learned in how to create good health and fitness.

Stephanie Walker is the founder and CEO of Fire Team Whiskey. She has been featured in NBC News, myfitnesspal, SparkPeople, BestLife, and Women Fitness Magazine. She was inspired by her work with the Florida Army National Guard Wellness Program and also her many years working with Military Medical. She observed the steady decline of the fitness and health of Military Service Members over the last 10 years. Stephanie created and published a unique eating plan, a specialized line of nutritional shakes, bars, and other performance supplements and a fitness program that requires no equipment and minimal time. Fire Team Whiskey® encompasses all of those intangible things that a Military Member and First Responder is driven by: Duty, Comradery, and Mission. http://www.fireteamwhiskey.com

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Tune in to this episode to hear a total badass operator who never lets anything stand in his way of his Unrelenting Pursuit of Excellence.

Dean Stott is a former British Special Forces Soldier who left the military after suffering a severe knee injury in a parachuting accident in 2011. He then established a distinguished career in the private security sector; he was renowned for his willing to take on any job, no matter how dangerous.

However, in 2016 Dean was ready for a new project and wanted to use this to help others. He began training to cycle the longest motorable road in the world – The Pan American Highway. Dean completed the 14,000 mile route from Argentina to Alaska in May 2018, gaining two world records and raising an incredible amount of money for charity in the process.

In this episode Dean is joined by Robert Gowin, Paul Martinez, Erich Martin, and Scott Johnson. Follow Dean Stott at http://www.deanstott.com

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Paul Johnson is a former US Army Ranger Sniper NCO; Erich Martin is an active duty Special Forces NCO; Scott Johnson is a former Engineer/Sapper and EOD NCO with the British Army.

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Some leaders just can't seem to get out of their own way. Robert, Tom Satterly, and Scott Johnson talk about indecisive leadership.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Tom Satterly is a former CAG/Delta Force (The Unit) CSM/E9; Scott Johnson is a former Engineer/Sapper and EOD NCO with the British Army.

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Anger was a tool used in combat and it kept us alive, it was needed for survival. It's a natural response. How does a warfighter deal with it when at the homefront?

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Tom Satterly is a former CAG/Delta Force (The Unit) CSM/E9; Scott Johnson is a former Engineer/Sapper and EOD NCO with the British Army.

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Jay is the COO of Fusion Tactical, but before that he separated from the U.S. Army as a Special Forces Senior Sergeant (18Z) and Special Forces Medical Sergeant (18D) with the elite Tier 1 Combat Applications Group (CAG), aka Delta Force, aka "The Unit".

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Erich Martin is an active duty Special Forces NCO.

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September 28, 2018

EP-153 | Lets Get Honest

Shooting the shit around being honest with ourselves. Cool guy/gal or not, we are just keeping it real in this episode.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Erich Martin is an active duty Special Forces NCO; Scott Johnson is a former British Army EOD/Sapper NCO.

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The crew has some good laughs with our old friend Kristian Ritter. Kristian was originally on with us as a guest on EP-55 where he kept us laughing at his stories of how he joined the USMC and later became a member of Recon. In this episode he joins Robert, Tom Satterly, and Scott Johnson and he shares what he's been doing for the last 10 months leading intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions in Afghanistan as a drone contractor.
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Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Scott Johnson is a former British Army Engineer and EOD Tech NCO; Tom Satterly is a former US Army Delta Force operator CSM/E-9 with 25 years total service and 20 years as a Delta operator.

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If you are a new or mid-level leader that wants to know the secrets of how to be transformed and achieve your full potential, then this episode will provide you the tips to success. Elena Botelho is a senior partner at ghSMART and has supported first-time CEOs and CEO transitions for over 15 years, ranging from Fortune 50 to middle market companies across a wide range of industry sectors.

In this episode Elena sits down with Robert Gowin and Scott Johnson to share scientific research and analysis of over 2,600 leaders that has been drawn from a database of over 17,000 CEOs and C-suite executives to provide you the behaviors that differentiated these high-performers, their career catapults, and the primary hazard that can derail your success.

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Tom Satterly is a highly decorated combat veteran, who along with his teammates, was portrayed in the Oscar Winning 2001 film: Black Hawk Down.
Tom served in the Army 25 years, 20 in the US Military’s most elite Tier One unit, Delta Force, and has been involved in and led some of our nations most important campaigns.
As a member of Delta Force, Tom has been deployed countless times, and led hundreds of missions. Beyond Tom's proven experience of leadership and critical decision making in high-risk environments, Tom also has fought and is winning his own "silent war" off the battlefield, at one time coming close to taking his own life and becoming a statistic. His innate strengths of courage, perseverance, and "can do" attitude has saved his life countless times.
Knowing we all have our personal battles we fight, Tom chooses to share his story with others in order to help them overcome their personal obstacles. He takes an honest approach to sharing his unique life lessons both in his military career and personal life in order to connect with his audience on how they too can succeed despite any challenges they may encounter.
He and his wife Jen sat down to talk with Robert, Erich Martin, and Paul Martinez about Tom's career, going through Special Forces Assessment Selection (SFAS), Delta Selection, his mission in Mogadishu in 1993 (aka Black Hawk Down; Operation Gothic Serpent; Task Force Ranger) the teammates he lost, his near suicide attempt and how Jen saved his life, and the passion they now have to help others make the military transition. www.allsecurefoundation.org

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Erich Martin is an active duty Special Forces NCO; Paul Martinez is a retired US Army Ranger and sniper NCO.

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SSG (RET) PAUL MARTINEZ spent seven years in Special Operations and was a Sniper assigned to the 3rd Ranger Battalion, where he fought alongside and was trained by "The Reaper" Nicholas Irving. He was the second-Place Finisher at the 2010 USASOC Sniper Competition, was deployed six times to Afghanistan, and has faced off against Chechen Snipers, Uzbek Militants, and Taliban insurgents. Martinez was the first Ranger to be selected as a liaison instructor to the Special Forces Sniper Course.

Paul joins Robert, Scott Johnson, and Erich Martin on this episode to talk about everything from Airborne School, to Ranger Indoctrination Program (RIP), now called Ranger Assessment and Selection Program (RASP), to serving as a Ranger in 75th Ranger Regiment, to becoming a sniper, and his time as a sniper on combat missions.
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Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Erich Martin is an active duty Special Forces NCO; Scott Johnson is a former British Army Engineer and EOD Tech NCO.

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Interested in expanding your brain power? Find it difficult to concentrate at work or in school? The team discusses tips that you can use to expand your brain capacity.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Kat Kaelin is a former transportation NCO and cultural support team member; Erich Martin is an active duty Special Forces NCO; Scott Johnson is a former British Army Engineer and EOD Tech NCO.

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Interviewing Matt J. Salli, winner of Season 3 - SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Scott Johnson is a British Army Engineer and EOD NCO.

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Andrea N. Goldstein is the CEO of Service to School, a non-profit organization that provides free application counseling to military veterans. Their goal is to help veterans gain admission to the best universities possible and to help them maximize their education benefits. Andrea believes in the transformative power of education. She served on active duty in the US Navy from 2009 to 2016 as an intelligence officer, and currently serves as a Navy Reservist. She is an expert in the field of security sector reform and bridging civil-military dialogues. She was a founding contributor to the veterans’ news and culture blog Task & Purpose, where she has written extensively about retention, gender, and military culture and policy. Her work has also been featured in the US Naval Institute’s Proceedings, CNAS, Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, War Horse, Business Insider, and various peer-reviewed professional journals. A former Service to School applicant and ambassador, she is a Pat Tillman Scholar and graduate of the University of Chicago (B.A., Hons.), and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (MALD).

In this episode she is joined by Robert, Mike Pritts, and Alejandra "AJ" Gill.

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Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Alejandra "AJ" is an active duty USAF Security Forces NCO; Mike Pritts is a former U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) CSM and Tillman Scholar.

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We are all guilty of procrastination at some point. Parkinson's law is the adage that "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion". If you are given 8 hours to accomplish something, you'll take all 8, even though the task may only take 2 hours. This is another form of procrastination. Robert, Alejandra "AJ", and Scott discuss Parkinson's Law and how leaders can deal with it. In another topic, the team begins to focus on basic management and leadership skills on how to inspire others and rally people to your vision.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Alejandra "AJ" is an active duty USAF Security Forces NCO; Scott Johnson is a former British Army Engineer and EOD NCO

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Ian Strimbeck is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he conducted training to host nation forces in small-unit tactics as an Infantry Rifleman. During that time he attained experience in combat and security operations and held every position in a fire team from SAW Gunner to Team Leader. He is now the owner of Runenation, LLC, a consulting and education company specializing in the constant growth of the multidisciplinary tactician. In this episode, Ian joins Robert Gowin and Bram Connolly to talk about weapons training, survival training, and how your "Why" is the catalyst for success. Ian shares the lessons he teaches to his students daily and how those lessons apply to everything we do on a daily basis. You can learn more about Ian at www.runenationllc.com

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Bram Connolly is a former Australian Special Forces officer and current best-selling author who also owns WarriorU (WarriorU Podcast) focused on helping and mentoring people interested in joining the Australian National Defense.

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Recognized as one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world (Thinkers50), Whitney Johnson is an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption; specifically, a framework which she codifies in the critically acclaimed book Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and in her latest book Build an “A” Team: Play To Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve. (Harvard Business Press, 2018). She is also the author of Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream. Whitney joins Robert and Scott Johnson on this episode to talk about why you want to disrupt yourself and your teams to see personal and professional growth.

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If you've never heard Emily's first podcast episode, slide back to EP-61 and listen to that episode first. Emily is a badass U.S. Army Apache helicopter pilot with extensive combat experience. In the first episode she talks about how she went from being a wheel vehicle mechanic to an Apache driver and shooting bad guys in the face while supporting troops on the ground. In this episode, we catch up with her after nearly two years and hear the changes that have occurred, including losing her good friend and fellow Apache pilot recently, and her struggle with recent events that will force her to leave the Army.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Mike Pritts is a retired U.S. Army Special Forces CSM of 10th Special Forces Group; Scott Johnson is a former British Army Engineer and EOD NCO

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It's not often that you meet someone who was a U.S. Marine Infantry Officer and U.S. Naval Academy graduate who also applied to become a U.S. Army Special Forces officer; let alone while on a combat deployment. Chase Millsap did that and then made it through selection and qualification training. Hear his story and how important service is to him then and now.

Chase joins Robert Gowin, Scott Johnson, Alejandra Gill, and Erich Martin on this episode.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Erich Martin is an active duty U.S. Army Special Forces MSG; Scott Johnson is a former British Army Engineer and EOD NCO; Alejandra "AJ" Gill is an active duty U.S. Air Force Security Forces NCO.

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You don't want to miss this episode that is full of awesomeness. George Briones III is a former USMC Recon Instructor, a current leader at SOFlete where the motto is "Die Living", and a frequent host on the Mentors for Military Podcast. In this episode he joins Robert and Scott J. and the team talks about ultra running and the mindset it takes to achieve success, the importance of living in the moment and being present, and what the saying "Be. Here. Now" means.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Scott Johnson is a former British Army Engineer and EOD NCO.

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People often make excuses for why they have found the right group to connect with, or the right person in their life, or why their military transition wasn't successful. Chris Schmitt discusses the reasons why people struggle and identifies ways for you to connect.

Chris Schmitt recently retired from 30 years of service as a United States Army Special Forces “Green Beret.” During the past three decades, Chris has gained extensive experience commanding, planning and executing special operations missions around the world. Through facilitating the success of Partner Nation leaders, both General Officers and Government Leaders, in Afghanistan, Europe, Northwest Africa and Canada, he learned that we excel when we all work together. His career allowed him to serve as a mentor, trainer and coach both in combat and uncertain environments at the strategic, operational and tactical level in Afghanistan, the Sahara and the Balkans.

Holding a Master of Science in Organizational Development from Central Washington University, a Bachelor of Science in International Relations from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and pursuing Executive Certification for Coaching from Columbia University, Chris is uniquely qualified to executive coach, conduct cross-cultural mentoring, facilitate self-discovery, and assist others to attain success. Inspiring high achievers to achieve heroic aspirations is his purpose as he works to become a corporate “Green Beret.”

Since retirement, Chris has conducted face-to-face coaching and advising with leaders from Fortune 500 Companies like Starbucks, Hudson Bay Company, Nike, Intel, Western Union, and Costco Wholesale. He has facilitated leadership workshops and led non-traditional, adventure-based, outdoor, leadership development. Chris founded the Azimuth Consulting Group, teaches in the MBA Program at City University in Seattle, and remains connected to the U.S. Special Operations Community through special projects. Mastering his own transition, he is passionate about support to the Veteran Community and serves as the Chapter Captain for the Seattle Chapter of Team Red, White and Blue. In turn, Team Red, White and Blue is supporting his development as a Team RWB Eagle Leadership Fellow.

Christopher is a certified Birkman Method coach and possess a US Government Top Secret clearance. Regularly, Christopher, Kristina, and their two children can be found hiking, biking, skiing and kayaking the mountains, logging roads and rivers near their home in the Snoqualmie Valley, Washington.

In this episode he joins Robert Gowin, Alejandra Gill, and Scott Johnson to talk about finding your true north.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Scott Johnson is a former British Army Engineer and EOD NCO; Alejandra Gill ("AJ") is a Security Forces NCO in the USAF.

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Ryan Hawk runs the Leadership Advisory team at Brixey & Meyer. Ryan has been a student, teacher, and practitioner of leadership and performance excellence most of his life. First as a collegiate and professional quarterback, and now in the business world. He joined Robert Gowin and Scott Johnson and shares what he’s learned from his own experience as well as from interviewing more than 250 of the most thoughtful leaders in the world.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Scott Johnson is a former British Army Engineer and EOD NCO.

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You are the master of your own destiny. There are coaches and mentors who can help guide you toward developing a plan, but you must be the one who determines what you will do, the timing, and be responsible for the execution. Alejandra is an active duty Security Forces non-commissioned officer (NCO) with over seven years of service. On this episode she joins Robert, Erich Martin, and Scott Johnson to discuss this topic.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Erich Martin is an active duty U.S. Army Special Forces NCO; Scott Johnson is a former British Army Engineer and EOD NCO.

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People deal with stress and life's difficulties in different ways. Coping skills are methods a person uses to deal with stressful situations. Obtaining and maintaining good coping skills does take practice. However utilizing these skills becomes easier over time. Most importantly, good coping skills make for good mental health wellness. In this episode Robert and Erich tackle the topic of how to recognize when someone close to you is dealing with a hard time and how to help them through it.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Erich Martin is an active duty U.S. Army Special Forces NCO.

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Listen to this episode and hear from a U.S. Army Ranger as he talks about teamwork, the importance of teamwork as Rangers, and how he is now using the traits and knowledge the earned from being an Army Ranger to help him in his current role in the private sector.

Chance Davis is a former U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment medic with two deployments who shares how teamwork was critical to his role as an Army Ranger and in helping him conquer the popular television show "Naked and Afraid" where he spent over 40 days in the jungle.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Scott Johnson is a former British Army Engineer/Sapper and EOD Technician; Erich Martin is an active duty U.S. Army Special Forces NCO.

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EP-134: Erich Martin - Two is One, One is None

Without a contingency plan, you may never reach the mission. Erich shares what he learned in Special Forces and the saying of "Two is One, One is None" to focus on contingencies in life, work, and in combat. You can apply those same steps to your everyday life. Erich Martin is a current Special Forces NCO (Green Beret) as an engineer. He often shares his knowledge via a video blog through his LinkedIn account.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Scott Johnson is a former British Army Engineer/Sapper and EOD Technician.

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Excellence and success are dependent upon the individuals willingness to put in the hard work to achieve it. A person has to know their strengths and their weaknesses before they can move forward. Even when on the firing range, every person has different ability levels and it's important that the right level of guidance is given before a person can make an improvement.

Drew Estell is the owner of BaerSolutionsllc.com, and is a former Green Beret and current weapons instructor. As Drew has often said: "the more experienced shooter they are, the less feedback they should be given. Too much info, and it will hurt their progress instead of help. Less experienced shooters can have a little more feedback because they are essentially a blank canvas without as many bad habits learned. [Training each is] a balancing act and their success is going to be based off of how well you read their performance and interpret their frustrations."

In this episode, Drew joins Robert, Otis McGregor, and Scott Johnson to talk about achieving excellence on a weapons range and achieving excellence in the board room - there are several similarities with both.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Drew Estell is a former US Army Special Forces NCO; Otis McGregor is a former US Army Special Forces Officer; Scott Johnson is a former British Army Engineer/Sapper and EOD Technician.

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Sabina Hogh accomplished something that no international female medic had done 53 years prior. Spend time with a Danish Army medic as Sabina shares her story firsthand of learning to speak English so that she could become the first international female to ever earn a special U.S. Army award. She takes you inside the Danish Army and in the struggles of returning from a combat deployment.

Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Scott Johnson is a former British Army Engineer (Sapper) and EOD technician; Brian Cole is a former USAF Pararescueman (PJ) NCO.

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Bryan Myers talks about how he came into the U.S. Army under a Ranger contract and was recruited while at Airborne School to go to Special Forces Assessment Selection (SFAS). He boldly went to a promotion board in ranger panties and flip flops! After earning 5 Purple Hearts from serving many tours in Iraq and Afghanistan training the Iraqi Special Operations Forces, he now works toward changing the world. Visit https://raisethe.black/ to learn more about what Bryan is doing and to help.

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Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive.

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Four veterans decided to pick up a ruck and hump from San Diego to Washington D.C.. Why? Listen in to find out.

Donate and Learn more at the MOAR Foundation: www.moarfoundation.org Support them on their journey: https://rally.org/f/4A1a1sLumNX

MOAR Team: Paul "Anvil" O'Keefe JR "Goat" Conkright Victor "V" Vincelette Ralph "No-Show" Cook

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Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive and Scott Johnson is a former British Army EOD and SAPPER.

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a member of the elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)? Making A Nightstalker: The Triumph and Near Tragedy of a Special Operations Aviator. Guest: David Burnett Apple Podcast Link: apple.co/1WaEvb

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Two former Navy SEALs talk about their approach to life and business. They know what it means to say "The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday".

Former frogman Remi Adelake returns as a guest host along with Robert, Mike Pritts, and Scott Johnson as we welcome Remi's former SEAL brother, Eli Crane of Bottle Breacher. Eli and his wife Jen were on Shark Tank and turned a $500,000 business into over $3.5 million today. He shares with you his secrets to success.

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