Episode 12 - Col. Randy Pugh - ATHENA and Your ThesisTrident Room host Mike Wish sits down and has a drink with Senior Marine and NPS Alumni Col. Randy Pugh. This episode was recorded on March 08, 2021.Randy Pugh was born in Annapolis, Maryland. He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1988 and served briefly as a combat engineer until his appointment to the United States Naval Academy. He graduated USNA in May 1994. He has spent the majority of his career as a Signals Intelligence / Electronic Warfare Officer, serving in numerous billets at 1st Radio Battalion, as the SIGINT/EW Project Lead at Marine Corps Systems Command, as the Operations and Executive Officer at 3d Radio Battalion, and as the Commanding Officer of 2d Radio Battalion. He has deployed with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), I MEF, II MEF, Special Operations Command Pacific and Special Operations Command Europe to locations including Iraq, Afghanistan, and the southern Philippines. He recently served in Training Command as the Commander of Marine Corps Intelligence Schools and is currently the Senior Marine Representative and Associate Dean of Research at the Naval Postgraduate School. Colonel Pugh is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the Naval War College. He is married to the former Ann Marie Deinlein of Edgewater, Maryland and they have three adult children; Nicholas, Savannah, and Morgan. Faculty Webpage: nps.edu/web/usmc/col-randy-pugh LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/randypugh1994/ Information about ATHENA: nps.edu/web/nwsi/athena-informationThe Trident Room Podcast is brought to you by the Naval Postgraduate School Alumni Association and the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation. npsfoundation.orgFor comments, suggestions, and critiques, please email us at TridentRoomPodcastHost@nps.edu, and find us online at nps.edu/tridentroompodcast. Thank you!The views expressed in this interview are those of the individuals and do not reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, the US Navy, or the Naval Postgraduate School.
Iowa’s premier site for youth, high school, college, and international wrestling. Potentially Dangerous Podcast this week is hosted by Ross Bartachek. Today Ross is joined by UNI assistant Randy Pugh to discuss his time in Cedar Falls. Pugh has spent over 20 years at UNI as an athlete and coach. As one of UNI's upper weight coaches, Pugh has been vital in their success in producing recent All-Americans, including the 2019 NCAA champion Drew Foster.
He always does both – ruling the pool table and perfectinghis planning. Tomorrow’s episode of Terminal Exchange features thefast-talking, slow-driving Randy Pugh. Tune in for a guaranteed laugh.IntroThe fast-talking, slow-driving Randy Pugh is sure to delightyou with tales from 40 years of driving experience and nine years at Nussbaum.Throw it in reverse and hear how Randy’s grandfather and father cued him up tobecome who he is today. Fast Talking, Slow DrivingYou’re about to listen in on one of Terminal Exchange’sshortest episodes. And that’s because Randy can talk fast enough to fit twohours of conversation into under 40 minutes. He’ll leave you with a few laughsand a smile, guaranteed. “That’s my goal. Everyday. I want to make everybody that I deal with laugh. Sometimes I’m explaining to my wife why it was funny, you know… but I’m laughing about it.”Throw it in ReverseRandy backs up into how his grandfather and father preparedhim for a life of trucking – including a story of loops, and loops, and LOOPSof backing around a plant. And after a half day of backing one way, he’d spendthe other half backing it blindside. Always a Top DriverHe’s one of Nussbaum’s elite: a Training Engineer, Road Captain, and Certified RED driver rolled into one. Making sure he knows the equipment, the company, and his coworkers inside and out, Randy shares not only a chuckle or two but sage wisdom.“My grandfather, he always said, ‘You don’t have a problem unless you don’t have a solution.’ So if something comes up, it’s not a problem, it’s something I need a solution for. And I’m going to figure it out.”The Pool Shark ofPlanningTake a step into Randy’s life outside of the truck as hedives into his perfect planning and how standing behind a pool stick got himthere. Steady hand, steady mind, steady driving – this guy always hits theright pocket and always hits the right timing. Quotes“At 7, I remember hauling produce over themountains in Colorado – back in the days where you poured water over the brakes1/3 of the way down the hill into Pagosa Springs… you’d stop, they’d havebarrels of water – cool your brakes off – then you ride on down a littlefurther – then you’d cool them off again.”Randy: My dad made me back around the plant.Phillip: So all the way around?Randy: ‘Til lunch!Phillip: Just doing loops?Randy: Yeah, yeah! Around and around, I had toavoid the traffic that was coming through the pits and things like that.“I’m a half hour early no matter what. Just sothat if something happens – late is not in my book.”“At that point it just let me know that I wasmaking a mark. And keeping it that way is part of what I do. I just try to makeeveryone as happy as I am.”“Don’t be looking for how it’s not going to work– see how you can make it work!”“My grandfather, he always said, ‘You don’t havea problem unless you don’t have a solution.’ So if something comes up, it’s nota problem, it’s something I need a solution for. And I’m going to figure itout.”“There were five pool tables in it. So when mydad was in there drinking. I had quarters. That’s to keep me from botheringhim. And I could play at a young age.”“I was that 70-mile-an-hour guy. Now, I’m that60-mile-an-hour guy. Much more peaceful!”“You know how hard it is to ride up on those 62MPH trucks looking for the break in traffic so I can get out and have a 1 MPHrace with him… yeah!”“That’s my goal. Everyday. I want to makeeverybody that I deal with laugh. Sometimes I’m explaining to my wife why itwas funny, you know… but I’m laughing about it.”“Everybody brings us happiness – some by comin’,some by goin’.”PicturesLinksCertified REDEight-ball vs. Nine-ball Nussbaum MOVEit Family Fun Run/Walk St. Jude Fund Raiser
OTM491: Northern Iowa's Brett Robbins, Randy Pugh and Lee Roper
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UNI Wrestling Panther Pep Talk: Jared Bartel Senior Farewell Feat. Randy Pugh and Doug Schwab
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