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Welcome to the Global Recon Podcast! Hosted by John Hendricks. Mr. Hendricks sits down with American Intelligence professionals, and American Special Operations personnel to discuss a wide variety of subjects. These topics include historical events, current events, medicine, and geopolitics. Enjoy.

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Welcome to the Global Recon Podcast! Hosted by John Hendricks. Mr. Hendricks sits down with American Intelligence professionals, and American Special Operations personnel to discuss a wide variety of subjects. These topics include historical events, current events, medicine, and geopolitics. Enjoy.

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Welcome to the Global Recon Podcast! Hosted by John Hendricks. Mr. Hendricks sits down with American Intelligence professionals, and American Special Operations personnel to discuss a wide variety of subjects. These topics include historical events, current events, medicine, and geopolitics. Enjoy.

GRP 41-Navy SEAL Sniper, The Last Punisher, Mindset, RIP Green Beret Matthew Thompson

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GRP 41-On for this episode is former US Navy SEAL Corpsman, and Sniper Kevin Lacz. Kevin is the author of the New York Times best selling book The Last Punisher: A SEAL Team THREE Sniper's True Account of the Battle of Ramadi. Kevin was apart of a Sniper element with US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. We talked about what its like going through BUDS which is the selection course for Navy SEALs. We talk Ramadi, mindset, SOF Medics, and some history. Below is an excerpt from our conversation.
John Hendricks: The book is basically about your experience during a rotation to Ramadi. The insurgency moved from Fallujah to Ramadi. A very dangerous place. You were deployed with Chris Kyle, and he was a close friend of yours.

Kevin Lacz: That 2006 deployment was the most pronounced out of my deployments. You’re right Ramadi at that point in time was kind of the epicenter of the insurgency in Iraq. It was also primed to be the template for the surge. We deployed in April 06 in support of the the 1st, the 502nd, the 36, 38 Marines in a new campaign to win hearts and minds. We supported them. We were mainly there to support them from a couple of different platforms. One was direct action missions.
Presence patrols. Working with the Iraqi security forces patrolling daytime, and night time in these areas. The third was the Sniper element which proved to be the most effective. One of the gentlemen in our platoon was Chris Kyle. That deployment our platoon had over 230 confirmed kills, and Chris had 101 of those. Task unit together had 330 confirmed kills. That’s not airstrikes, rifle mainly sniper.

Aug 25 2016

1hr 21mins

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GRP 114- Force has no place where there is need of Skill: A Special Missions Command Sergeant Major

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GRP 114- Force has no place where there is need of Skill-Herodotus: A Special Missions Command Sergeant Major

We have a very special guest on for this week’s podcast. Command Sergeant Major Thomas Satterly joins us. CSM Satterly served as a Special Missions operator in the U.S. Army for 20 years serving in various leadership roles. His first experience in combat was during the various operations working as apart of Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu in 1993. We talked about his role in capturing Osman Atto which was portrayed in the movie “Black Hawk Down”. CSM Satterly was on the ground for October 3rd when two Blackhawk helicopters were shot down. At the time it became the longest sustained firefight since the Vietnam war.

Two snipers from Tom’s unit were awarded the congressional Medal of Honor sacrificing themselves to save one of the pilots of the downed helicopter. We talked about what it was like serving before and during the Global war on terror. Tom told stories from his time in selection and talked about some of the different leadership roles he worked in at the unit. Enjoy.
0:00-Intro

7:46- Interviews coming soon from The Veterans Project covering Lieutenant Sam Lombardo who fought during the Battle of the Bulge with the 99th Infantry Division. Tim covered a veteran of the French Resistance who served with Patton’s 3rd Army

12:49-Introduction to Command Sergeant Major Thomas Satterly. The Battle of Mogadishu.

17:08-Capturing Osman Atto

34:17-Hard lessons learned. An assessment of the enemy’s capabilities.

48:45-Leadership, mindset, and passing a special operations selection
Follow my co-host and my pages on social media. Links below.

CSM Tom Satterly:
www.facebook.com/allsecurefoundation www.allsecurefoundation.org www.instagram.com/allsecurefoundation
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Chantel Taylor:
https://www.instagram.com/mission_critical https://www.instagram.com/altern8rv

Tim Kolczak:

Tim Kolczak:
www.thevetsproject.com www.instagram.com/theveteransproject
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Apr 19 2018

1hr 28mins

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GRP 64 Africa, Ronin Tactics, Counter Terrorism, RIP SEAL Team 6 Operator Ryan Owens

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GRP 64- First and foremost I want to send out my condolences to the family, friends, and teammates of Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, 36, of Peoria, Ill. Owens died after he was wounded during a nighttime raid on an al-Qaeda-held village in southwestern Yemen on Saturday. He was a U.S. Navy SEAL who served with distinction for over 15 years.

This episode was co-hosted by Chantel Taylor. Back on for this episode is my friend Tu Lam from Ronin Tactics. Because of the experiences of Chantel, and Tu I thought it would be a good idea to discuss Africa. We discuss the difficulties of the natural terrain, of the animals that inhabit Africa. We talked transnational terrorism and groups that rotate between Africa, the Middle East, and South East Asia. Africa is a complex region. Tu spends several years in Africa fighting in Libya, and several other areas that are considered terror hotbeds. Bot he and Chantel share several stories of their time in the service. Below is an excerpt.

John: The Sudan was a safe haven for Osama Bin Laden prior to 2001. There's a whole bunch of training camps with different groups like Boko Haram. Look at the Philippine’s where the terrorist would filter into the country, get some training and filter back into the middle east and conduct operations there. Now with the rise of ISIS, a lot of these groups in Africa are pledging allegiance to them which can cause problems down the line.

Tu Lam: What I see John is the majority of these future terrorists they don't have an out, man. You have to put yourself in their shoes. I could be the guy who goes in and hates the enemy and drops a 500 lb JDAM(bomb) or goes out and do direct action missions but I see the bigger picture. These are the guys that when they're 8 years old these rebel forces go into their villages hand you an AK, and say gun down your mom and dad then hack your sister up with a machete, or we'll hack you up with a machete. Just like the Philippine’s, Abu Sayyaf. They don't have an out, man.
Chantel Taylor:
https://www.amazon.com/Battleworn-Memoir-Combat-Medic-Afghanistan/dp/1491725281
Facebook: Battleworn
Instagram: Mission_Critical

Tu Lam:
www.Ronintactics.com
Social Media: RoninTactics

Introduction words by Bruce Lee

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Feb 01 2017

2hr 35mins

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GRP 51-Tyler Grey, The Realities of War, Recovery and Transition.

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GRP 51-This is the longest episode we've done. Just under three hours of madness is the best way to describe it. Co-hosting is British Army Combat Medic and author of "Battleworn" Chantel Taylor. Along with Tim Kolczak from the Veterans Project, and Tyler Grey. Tyler served for several years within Army Special Operations before he was wounded while on an operation that nearly cost him his arm. We talk about his injury, the recovery process, PTSD, Flame Throwers, MACV-SOG, suicide bombers and much more. Below is an excerpt from the episode:

Chantel: At that time, you had all of this going on around you. Obviously, people needed to carry on with the mission. We all learn self-aid then buddy aid and care under fire. Were you the only one injured?

Tyler Grey: As soon as it happened I had extreme pain in my arm. I had a feeling it wasn't there. I couldn't see anything. I was on my knees feeling around for my arm but I couldn't find it. There was a massive fight going on around me. There had been 3, or 4 people shot outside of the house. We went in and a guy got shot to the left of me. I got blown up and a guy to the right of me got blown up with me. Another guy came in the room then got blown out of it. It's so cliché to say. I hate to say it but it's like everything's in slow motion, well motherfucker yeah it was in slow motion (laughs).

John: If you're going to build a bridge to connect the veteran community with society you would need people to build the bridge on both ends, and meet in the middle. It could really make things work. We have a huge community of people who support the military. Talented driven people who can bring a lot to the table. With the podcast, and social media, articles, what Tim's doing with the Veterans Project, through veterans telling stories with movies, or books. It can help bring the right people together and build this bridge the right way. We spoke about the differences between the way warriors were treated in the past and now with what can be perceived as a negative aspect of it. At the same time, we have made progress and can utilize these tools that are at our disposable. Send questions or comments to Podcast@globalrecon.net

Nov 02 2016

2hr 52mins

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GRP 103-Everence: The Story of a Navy SEAL DEVGRU Operator

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GRP 103-On with me for this week’s podcast is Chief Warrant Officer (W-4), U.S. Navy, Boyd Renner. Renner served for 28 years in the Navy all of that time as a SEAL. He served for 23 years with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU). DEVGRU is the Tier 1 counter-terrorism component of the Navy. With a total of 12 combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq Boyd has a unique perspective. We discussed his role in Operation Red Wings 2 which was the mission to locate and recover Marcus Luttrell, as well as the SEALs that were killed on the quick reaction helicopter that got shot down attempting to provide back up to Luttrell’s team.

We discussed leadership, tactical medicine, the burning out of Special Operations Forces, and a new product which just released from Boyd’s company called Everence. Everence is a patented technology that allows you to add DNA from a loved one directly into any new or existing tattoo.

Everence is currently being offered at a special holiday discount. You can visit their website at www.everence.life to take advantage of it.
0:00-Intro

4:17-Introduction into Boyd’s military career. Going through Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) school.

9:24-Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU).

11:56-Operation Red Wings 2. The search and rescue of Marcus Luttrell.

26:00-The nonstop deployments of Special Operations Forces over the last 16 years. Units getting burned out, and the care received after coming home. Tactical medicine.

35:00- 12 combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. Specialty skill sets in the SEAL Teams. Leadership.

46:50- “That speeding train keeps going when you get off of it” -retired SEAL.

49:00-Endeavor life sciences. Everence. Adding DNA safely to a new or existing tattoo. A way to have family and loved ones with you long after they’re gone.

Follow my co-host and my pages on social media. Links below.

Global Recon:
www.Globalrecon.net https://www.instagram.com/igrecon https://www.instagram.com/blackopsmatter www.twitter.com/igrecon https://www.facebook.com/GlobalReconPodcast/
HP Lefler:
https://www.instagram.com/4runner.freyja
Chantel Taylor:
https://www.instagram.com/mission_critical https://www.instagram.com/altern8rv

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Dec 21 2017

1hr 8mins

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GRP 117-The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang: Insight from a Special Missions Commander

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GRP 117-The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang: Insight from a Special Missions Commander

We’re back from a podcasting hiatus with a great episode. I spent my fourth of July morning talking with Army Colonel Scott Kelly. Colonel Kelly spent over 23 years in the military working in various roles as a commanding officer. We touched on several topics including special operations selection, leading men at the pinnacle of combat arms in special missions, family, and the large task of running an Army. Colonel Kelly is also the director of the Green Beret Project which does invaluable work with at risk youth. Please check them out. Enjoy.


0:00-Intro

7:33-Colonel Scott Kelly’s Army career

9:42: Special Operations Selection. The role of a Commanding Officer in Special Operations.

32:00-Being at the top of your game. The burnout of the Special Operations community and the burden on the families.
57:16-Working at the strategic level. Attending the War College.

1:13:06-The Green Beret Project

Check out the Green Beret Project:
http://thegreenberetproject.com
Follow Global Recon below:

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Chantel Taylor:
https://www.instagram.com/mission_critical https://www.instagram.com/altern8rv

Tim Kolczak:
www.thevetsproject.comwww.instagram.com/theveteransproject

Music provided by Caspian:

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Jul 19 2018

1hr 42mins

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GRP 78- Don’t Fear The Reaper: Nick Irving's Journey as a Sniper in the GWOT

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GRP 78-On for this week's episode is former Army Ranger Sniper and New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Irving. Nick served for several years in the military all with Ranger battalion. We discussed his journey as the child of two military parents and what motivated him to join the Army. We talked about mindset and some of the qualities that you need to succeed in anything you want to do in life. There is a lot of laughing going on in this episode so please bare with us. We talked some of the psychology of being a sniper which you guys might find interesting. Nick also shared some combat stories from his time as a sniper with the 3rd Ranger battalion. Below is an excerpt:

Nick Irving: I didn't learn until the first time I pulled the trigger with a sniper rifle is how intimate it is. We weren't getting shot at. There were 6 Taliban guys. It was on the news. A certain portion of Helmand province was shut down. Some Taliban commanders were killed that day. I and my spotter are zooming in with our scopes, and you can see the outline of a chest rack. Then we can see the outline of an AK-47. I remember getting the call for clearance to shoot these guys and right as we got that call a round cracks. I remember dumping one guy and they started to scatter, but then they stopped and stood there. It was the strangest thing.

My first mission into Helmand province we got ambushed from this rooftop. I got off the helo and once we got off the ramp the skyline lit up. Maybe its a party I don’t know. I remember this tracer round whizzing passed and we got lit up a little bit. We got up onto this roof. I and my spotter get up on the roof and his gun jams. I'm like dude screw it just light me up. He puts on his IR flood and lights up the targets. You can see the enemy's eyes blinking. I remember putting the cross hairs right in between this dude's eyeballs. I squeeze off a round the round misses. As dumb as he is the guy sticks his head back up and the next shot connects.

Nick Irving:
www.reaper33.com

OfficalReaper33-Instagram

Global Recon:
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IgRecon – Instagram
BlackOpsMatter- Instagram
Mission_Critical – Instagram
IgRecon- Twitter

Chantel Taylor:
Instagram: Mission_Critical
Facebook: Battleworn

Music provided by Caspian:
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May 18 2017

2hr 13mins

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GRP 08 The Rescue Of Marcus Luttrell, Mindset, and Special Forces

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On this episode we have special guest Travis Osborn on. Travis is a 20-year Army veteran who served in several different capa in Special Forces. Travis and Mike served together for many years as Green Berets in the same time period. Travis was the 18 Delta (Army Special Forces Medic) that treated Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell during the operation to rescue him in 2005.

Feb 16 2016

1hr 18mins

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GRP 03 Special Operations Selection, Fitness, And Mindset

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In this session Mike, and John discuss what it takes to make it through a special operations selection process. Conditioning your body, and your mind to give you the tools to succeed.

Jan 29 2016

26mins

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GRP 82-Killing in Combat: A Navy SEALs perspective on killing on the battlefield

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GRP 82-Today marks the 12th anniversary of Operation Red Wings with what was at the time the worst loss of life for American forces in Afghanistan, and the worse loss of life for Naval Special Warfare in their storied history.

Back on the podcast is retired U.S. Navy SEAL and New York Times bestselling author Kevin Lacz. Kevin is trained as Corpsman (Medic) and a Sniper. This places Kevin and those like him on opposite ends of the spectrum of combat arms in taking life on the battlefield and saving it. Chantel Taylor the co-host of the show served as a Combat Medic in the British Army. During a tour in southern Afghanistan, a convoy she was traveling in was ambushed. In the ensuing battle, Chantel became the first British woman in history to kill an enemy in close quarters. We talked about the psychology of killing in combat which Kevin touched on in his book. Below is an excerpt from the podcast:

Kevin Lacz: I read "On Killing" prior to my first deployment. It made a mark in the back of mind. At the end of that first deployment, I was like ok I fall in that 2 percent crowd that can conduct business and keep going without the psychological and physiological changes that are experienced by most. In most memoirs, you won't read about how killing effects you. Most people just write about being a tough guy, but there hasn't been much of a psychological approach of having gone through combat and how it affects you. How you sleep at night. It's important to read about how you put your feet in front of you as you walk down the street, but also what you're thinking when you're about to squeeze the trigger and you have someone in the crosshairs.

Also then 10, 20, 30 seconds, 10 mins, or even 3 years later how you react to that situation. That's what drives people to dig deeper and read more.

Global Recon:
www.globalrecon.net

IgRecon – Instagram
BlackOpsMatter- Instagram
Mission_Critical – Instagram
IgRecon- Twitter

Kevin Lacz:
The Last Punisher: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0176M3PUG/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1www.kevinlacz.com
Instagram: RealKevinLacz
Facebook: KevinDauberLacz
Twitter: Dauber246

Music provided by Caspian. www.caspianmusic.net

Jun 29 2017

1hr 25mins

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GRP 67-Green Beret Medics| TBI| Hand To Hand Death Match| RIP Mike Lamb

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GRP 67-Back on the podcast for this week's episode is Michael Rodriguez a former Army Green Beret Medic (18 Delta). He sits on President George W. Bush's Military Service Initiative Advisory Council which engages in a wide range of activities that support veterans. Last but not least he's the Chief Ambassador for the Green Beret Foundation. On with us is a friend of Mikes a former 18 Delta Mark Belden. Mark has an interesting story with a background in mixed martial arts. We talk TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), Mike share's a story of when he treated an infant over in Afghanistan, and Mark shares a story of a time when he got into a hand to hand combat situation with a high-value target in Iraq.

My good friend Chantel Taylor served in combat with junior combat medic named Mike Lamb in the British Army. Chantel was the senior medic on that kinetic rotation into Southern Afghanistan. Mike went on to get attached to British Special Forces and served as a Medic with the SAS. He recently lost his battle with cancer at the age of 32. Below is a link to the Gofundme campaign used to raise money for his young family. I encourage anyone who can to contribute to help out this warrior's wife and child during these difficult times. https://www.gofundme.com/for-the-family-of-mike-lamblamby

Below is an excerpt from the show:

John: Mark can you share a deployment story with the audience?

Mark Belden: This isn't something I'm proud of, but it happened. We were on a mission in Iraq. We knew this guy was a bad cat killed a lot of coalition, and American forces. We got the lead on him. We caught him sleeping on the roof. He was like 300 plus pounds. Heavyweight lifter. We double cuffed him with flex cuffs. The interrogator called me in to stay with him for a second. The interpreter was standing in the back. He was about 2 feet from me. Stone cold look in his eyes. He said something to the terp. He said you might as well kill me now because I'm not going to talk. I said ok whatever man, I’m just here to hang out with you. He took a huge breath and snapped both of his flex cuff's. He charged at me. I think it was a left hook that immediately caught him. He lifted me up. A 45 second battle ensued. One of the guys came into the room and pulled em out. The guy ended up dying. I was later investigated for it. I was in a top shape. A one-minute fight for my life put a lot of things into perspective.

Sergeant First Class Michael Rodriguez:
Email-Michael@greenberetfoundation.org
www.greenberetfoundation.org www.bushcenter.org

Intro audio: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis

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Feb 23 2017

1hr 24mins

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GRP 22 Realities Of War, Ronin Tactics, MACV - SOG

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GRP 22- On this episode we have two special guest back on the show in Tu Lam from Ronin Tactics who is a 20-year veteran of Army Special Forces, and Mike Stahl a MACV-SOG Green Beret who served in Vietnam. Mike Glover the co host of the show is also back on this episode, and he discusses what its like working with indigenous forces which is a specialty of Army Special Forces Green Berets. Mike Stahl and Tu Lam also discuss working with indigenous forces, as well as the realties of what war is like. Below is an excerpt from Mike Stahl:

“War is fucking hell, I’m sorry there’s nothing nice about it. The best thing in war is to get it over quickly, and sometimes its pretty dam brutal. Until you’ve been shot at, and doing some shooting back, until you’ve been in that crucible you don’t know if you’ve got what it takes or not.”

Below is an excerpt from Tu Lam:
“In war there’s a smell, there’s a taste to it, there’s a feel that you can’t describe. I tell ya man if I don’t have to serve another day in war I’ll be a happy man. Musashi Myamoto wrote The Book of 5 Rings in a Buddhist cave, and he said one thing that always stuck with me and he said “You should fight as if you already died”. There’s a certain point where you still think, but your body reacts, and your kind of in an out of body experience. Rounds are shot, shots are fired you need to do and react. You need to take that initiative away from the enemy otherwise they will control that situation.”

If you have any questions about anything on the episode, or want to contact us send an email to podcast@globalrecon.net

Apr 19 2016

1hr 20mins

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GRP 24 Special Forces Team Under Fire, RIP Navy SEAL Charlie Keating IV, Warrior Mindset

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GRP 24- The U.S. service member killed near Irbil, Iraq, by ISIS gunfire was a Navy SEAL. The Associated Press later identified the casualty as Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) 1st Class Charlie Keating IV. From all of us at Global Recon, and Field Craft we want to extend our condolences to the Keating family during this difficult time. Fair winds, and Following Sea’s

Below is an excerpt from the episode from Special Forces operator Chuck Ritter:

“In the video you see me coming around the corner shot. So basically we under estimated the enemy force present in the area. Our partners were the Afghan Commando’s, and we had very few Americans on the ground. We came in at night, and it was clear all night. Then in the morning right when the sun came up the enemy actually closed to within 5 to 10 meters of our battle positions, and started throwing hand grenade’s over the wall, and were really lighting us up.

So we were going out trying to push these guys back off our perimeter. The fact that the terrain was very maze like allowed them the freedom of maneuverability to move on us. Aerial imagery, and everything else didn’t paint the right picture on the ground. An overhead drone spotted an ambush, and the operator was telling us that there was an enemy ambush set up a couple hundred meters away. We were trying to flank that ambush, but in reality the ambush was right there. We turned the corner, an Afghan Commando got shot took a round to the leg, and it blew off some fingers. A good majority of the rest of the Afghan Commando’s ran away.

It was me, my medic, and EOD guy. All of the fast movers moved off station, so the only thing I had overhead was Apache’s. So I started working fire to provide cover for this casualty.” If you have any questions about anything you heard on the podcast send an email to Podcast@globalrecon.net

May 05 2016

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GRP 113-The Graveyard of Empires: Afghanistan

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Episode 113: Back on the podcast co-hosting is Tim Kulczak, the creator of the Veterans Project. Our guest for today’s episode is author and British Army combat veteran Gez Jones. We took a dive into the conflict in Afghanistan from various points as it is a complex situation. Hilarious stories were told as were serious ones. We talked about the failures of western leadership regarding tactics and rules of engagement. We discussed the culture of rape that exist in some areas of Afghanistan where women and children are systematically abused. You guys are going to enjoy this.
O:00-Intro
3:56-Inserting into Afghanistan
44:55-The perception of time
1:04:00-Combat story. Asymmetrical warfare.
1:53:26-Culture of rape: Abuse of women and children  

 can keep up with Tim Kolczak at:

www.thevetsproject.com www.instagram.com/theveteransproject
Geraint Jones is on Instagram at:

www.instagram.com/grjbooks
Follow my co-host and my pages on social media. Links below.
Global Recon:

www.Globalrecon.net https://www.instagram.com/igrecon https://www.instagram.com/blackopsmatter www.twitter.com/igrecon https://www.facebook.com/GlobalReconPodcast/
HP Lefler:

https://www.instagram.com/4runner.freyja
Chantel Taylor:

https://www.instagram.com/mission_critical https://www.instagram.com/altern8rv
Music provided by Caspian:
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Apr 12 2018

2hr 32mins

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GRP 72-Raise The Black|Army Special Forces|ISOF

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GRP 72-Raise The Black. On for this week's podcast are two retired Special Forces Green Berets. Bryan Myers, and Loren Schofield both have multiple combat deployments into Afghanistan and Iraq. The Army Special Forces which Bryan and Loren were apart of were responsible for standing up an Iraqi Counter Terrorism Force early on in the war. ISOF (Iraqi Special Operations Forces) has contributed in a tremendous way to the fight against Al-Qaeda in Iraq, and now ISIS. The ICTF (Iraqi Counter Terrorism Force) are a group of battle hardened Iraqi patriots who don't identify themselves as belonging to any particular tribe, or religious sect. They consider them selves Iraqi's and fight for their country. This is important as this region has been embroiled in religious and sectarian violence for many years.

Raise The Black is a campaign started by Bryan and Loren to give back to the families of fallen ICTF Operators as they have been fighting constantly for over a decade. The ICTF is single handily responsible for stopping the ISIS advance on Baghdad, and they now lead the offensive to rid Iraq of the terrorist group. Here is the link to the Go Fund Me Account where you can contribute. They plan on moving away from the GoFundMe, but are using it to kick start the campaign.

https://www.gofundme.com/raise-the-black

Below is an excerpt from the podcast.

John: You guys spent a lot of time in Sadr city(Iraq) working with the ICTF. Can you share a story with the audience of your time there?

Bryan Meyers: It was a brutal time. It was decided to wall it off with these big tall Texas barriers. They wanted to limit the access to this dangerous area. You were never going to have issues getting in. It was getting out that was the issue. This one night we went in to hit a target. We got our guy and are heading out. I'm manning a .50 cal on our Stryker at this point. An IED had gone off. I look up and i see the Abrams Tank hauling ass. It becomes apparent very quickly that we're missing a Bradley. We went from urgency to a panic. We call to an Apache Gunship. We're like hey man can you fly over Sadr and check if you see a rouge Bradley. In the chaos this Bradley had taken off. Just like a typical male instead of asking for directions they just kept driving. They ended up being as deep as you can get. All i can imagine is all of Sadr's army thinking this has got to be a setup. We were about to have an international incident. We linked up with the Bradley and began our exfil. We had an Abrams tank drive over one of the barriers and decided to exfil that way. The AO commander was pissed.

Raise The Black:
https://www.gofundme.com/raise-the-black https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/03/24/raise-the-black-former-u-s-special-forces-fundraise-for-the-families-of-fallen-iraqi-comrades/?utm_term=.bbe4af41435c
Loren Schofield: @loren_notaseal Instagram
@SpecialForces_INC Instagram
@Lorenkschofield Twitter
@spec_Forces_INC Twitter

Bryan Myers: @the_bearded_bryan Instagram
@thebeardedbryan Twitter

Global Recon:
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BlackOpsMatter- Instagram
Mission_Critical – Instagram
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Mar 30 2017

1hr 44mins

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GRP 30-Lions Of Kandahar, Bowe Bergdahl, D - Day Anniversary

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GRP 30- On the 30th episode of the Global Recon Podcast, I’ve had the honor of having on Retired Special Forces Major Rusty Bradley. MAJ Rusty Bradley served 21 years in the US Army and US Special Forces. He was recently medically retirement for wounds received in combat. He is the author of the bestselling book “Lions of Kandahar” and has been published in Time magazine, Soldier of Fortune, Veritas, War on the Rocks and numerous other publications and blogs. He has earned 4 Valor awards from 3 different countries. Major Bradley is one of only 40 US service members in the history of the US military to receive the Medal of Valor from the Canadian Prime Minister.

Myself, and John Lovell discuss the Invasion of Normandy, and of the Army Rangers who scaled the 100ft cliffs at Pointe Du Hoc, under withering enemy gunfire, and were able to complete their objective of clearing out enemy fighting positions along the top of the cliff. Below is an excerpt from the interview with Major Bradley.

John Hendricks: You go to Special Forces selection, and you pass. For the next 15 years or so you have multiple rotations all to Afghanistan, and for kind of a unique reason which is pretty interesting. Can you talk about that at all?

Major Bradley: I was the second of the first two languages that was selected by the Special Forces command in order to build long term continuity for it’s forces, and its leaders in Afghanistan. You’ve got these leaders, Non Commissioned Officers, and Officers who are so smart that they can look in their invisible globe and see what’s going to happen in 10, or 20 years. This program was sending guys into a language and area study of Southern Afghanistan, so that we came out we would constantly rotate through, and maintain access and placement in Southern Afghanistan. All 8 of my rotations were in Southern Afghanistan.

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Jun 09 2016

1hr 6mins

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GRP 84-From Mogadishu as a Marine to Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL Sniper The Chris Osman Story

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Jul 12 2017

1hr 48mins

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GRP 101-Never Above You, Never Below You, Always Beside You- A Marine Raiders Journey

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GRP 101-On for this week's podcast is former Marine Raider Nick Koumalatsos. Nick explained his early life which was a bumpy road as he was getting in trouble prior to joining the Marine Corps. Overcoming several obstacles he made it in and began his journey. We talked about his time spent in Force Recon, and the Marine Raider Battalions. Nick shared a war story from his Force Recon days in Fallujah, Iraq running Asymmetrical operations. 

We discussed transitioning out of the military, and several of the different ventures Nick has been spearheading including the Raider Project. We talked about Youtube, traveling, drone cameras and much more. Enjoy. 

0:00-Intro

3:40-Nick's early life struggles. Entry into the Marine Corps.

28:08-The difference between Force Recon and the Marine Raider Battalions 

33:35-Force Recon in Fallujah 

47:38-Nick's transition out of the military. 

Check out some links below to follow up with Nick:

 USMC Prep www.usmcprep.com
 
Week Marine Corps Recruit Training Prep Program
 
YouTube http://youtube.com/c/nickkoumalatsos - Nick’s Weekly Vlog (BE PREPARED SERIES)

Spartan Carton www.spartancarton.com - Nick fitness subscription box.

The Raider Project www.raiderproject.org - Veteran Non-Profit 

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Nov 30 2017

1hr 34mins

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GRP 45-SF Medic, Traumatic Brain Injury, President George W Bush Military Service Initiative

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GRP 45-My guest on for this episode is retired Green Beret Medic Sergeant First Class Michael Rodriguez. Michael spent 21 years in the US Army with his first deployment to Somalia with the 10th Mountain Divison, to his last deployment to Afghanistan with the 7th Special Forces Group. We discuss Special Operations medicine, the advances in technology as a result of war. First Sergeant Rodriguez was medically retired due to sustaining several TBI's (Traumatic Brain Injury) from IEDs.

He sits on President George W. Bush's Military Service Initiative Advisory Council which engages in a wide range of activities that support veterans. Last but not least he's the Cheif Ambassador at the Green Beret Foundation. Below is an excerpt from the episode:

John: Now for the Special Operations medical course the individuals going through are Rangers, SEALs, or Green Berets it's a course that all SOF attends. Was it like that during those days?

Sergeant First Class Rodriguez: It was. The way it was when I went through it was two courses. Special Operations Combat Medic(SOCM), and then Special Forces Medical Sergeants Course(SFMS). We had PJ's , Ranger Medics, and SEALs go through SOCM. The only people who went on through SFMS the more advanced stuff were 18 Delta's Green Beret Medic's or they would send back seasoned SEALs the IDC's (Independent Duty Corpsman) those guys were seasoned veterans going through that portion. Now it's a bit different but there's still somewhat of a distinction for the 18 Delta's.

Sep 21 2016

1hr 9mins

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GRP 111-SOFREP Posting Footage of Americans Killed in Combat

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GRP 111-I’m joined for this episode by two friends of mine. Two guys who are highly respected and experienced Green Berets from 3rd Special Forces Group. Bryan Myers from Raise The Black, and Kevin Tretter from Warrior Woven. We gathered today to discuss the helmet cam footage released by ISIS showing the final moments of three Special Forces Green Berets from 3rd Special Forces group and one support member.

SOFREP, a company comprised of former Special Operations veterans put their logo on this enemy edited propaganda video and released it saying the American public needs to see the realties of war. This is done against the wishes of the Gold Star families of the men killed on that day. I’ve communicated with Debbie Gannon the mother of Jeremiah Johnson, who’s helmet cam footage of the incident is online. She’s watched the video and allowed me to state on behalf of the family they are disgusted by the release of this video by SOFREP and want it taken down. I also read a statement made by the sister of Jeremiah Johnson regarding the video.

Here is the link to sign a petiton to have SOFREP remove the video:
https://www.change.org/p/remove-sofrep-s-ambush-video-from-youtube
Intro: 0:00

5:54-SOFREP puts their logo on ISIS propaganda footage showing Americans being ambushed and killed in combat.

12:16-My conversation with Debbie Gannon the gold star mother of Jeremiah Johnson one of the Green Berets killed during this ambush

19:17-The realities of combat. Respect for the enemies we’ve killed in combat

25:20-Statement from the gold star Johnson family

46:02-John Glenn’s gold star mother’s speech

Visit Bryan Myers company website:
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Mar 09 2018

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GRP 136- Easy Come Easy Go: From the Gurkhas to the British Special Forces The Story of Nims Dai

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Joining me for this week’s podcast is Nims Dai. Nims grew up in Nepal before joining the famed Gurkha's. The Gurkha Brigades recently celebrated 200 years of service in the British Army. Upon returning from a combat deployment to Afghanistan Nims, decided to go on selection for British Special Forces. Upon passing selection he would continue to serve as an operator in the SBS for another 10 years.

In 2016 on pre-deployment leave Nims took out a loan from the bank and went to Nepal to climb Mount Everest. During his climb, he rescued a climber at 8,000 meters. Within 4 days of completing the climb, he was conducting combat operations in Afghanistan. Nims is an extraordinary mountaineer who is currently making history. He’s summiting the 14 mountains on earth that are over 8,000 meters in 7 months. The current record for this feat is held at 8 years. We discussed the history of the Gurkhas, his time in the military, and his record-breaking climbing which he close to completing. Enjoy.

You can help support Nims and his historic climb by making donations at the link below:

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Aug 29 2019

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GRP 135-Wherever you go, go with all your heart: A Special Missions Operator at war

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GRP 135-Wherever you go, go with all your heart: A Special Missions Operator at war - We have a very special guest on for this week’s podcast. Joining me on today's episode is retired, Sergeant Major Jamey Caldwell. SGM Caldwell began his career as an Army Ranger before he went to selection to join the Army’s Special Missions Unit. On September 11th, 2001 he was forward deployed overseas. Within the coming weeks and months, his unit would be amongst the very first Americans to enter into Afghanistan.

They were tasked with killing Osama Bin Laden. Bin Laden was tracked to the Tora Bora cave complex which is apart of the Spin Ghar mountain range in eastern Afghanistan. Caldwell would deploy into combat 14 times over the following 14 years in the war against terrorism. We discussed selection, leadership, mindset, and many other topics. Enjoy.

You can find Jamey on all social media platforms @1minuteout
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Aug 22 2019

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GRP 134-Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks: A SEAL Team Six Operator at war

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My guest for this week’s podcast is retired Navy SEAL, Andy Stumpf. Andy is the host of the Cleared Hot Podcast. He’s also a sponsored Base Jumper and Skydiver. We walked through his career in the Navy including his time as an Operator at SEAL Team Six. While conducting combat operations in Iraq Andy was shot at close range by a terrorist with an AK-47.

Several Americans were badly wounded during this operation. We talked about his long road to recovery, becoming an officer in the SEAL Teams, leadership, and several other topics. Enjoy.

This episode is sponsored by War Dragons
War Dragons is a 3D, Real-Time, Strategy video game – right on your phone. For the month of July, War Dragons are partnering with Stack Up, an organization dedicated to bringing military personnel, veterans and
civilian supporters together through a shared love of video gaming. War Dragons will match all donations made through the link in the game between July 4th through July 31st, up to a maximum of $10,000. Donors will also get an exclusive, in-game portrait. Can’t donate but want to support Stack Up’s work? Breeding your
dragons in-game can also help contribute an additional $10,000 donation by War Dragons.

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Jul 25 2019

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GRP 133-In honor I gained them and in honor I die with them: A British Special Forces Soldier

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Joining me for this week’s podcast is former British Special Forces Operator James Glancy. James served for a number of years in the Royal Marine Commandos where he deployed into different areas around the world including Afghanistan. After a few combat deployments he went onto Special Forces selection and joined the Special Boat Service. During his operational service in Special Forces he was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross.

Since getting out of the military Glancy has hosted shows on the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. He’s a director of conservation charity, Veterans 4 Wildlife, where he focuses on the preservation of endangered species and combating the global trade in shark fins.

We discussed the history of Special Forces, the role of the Royal Marine Commandos, and many other topics. Enjoy.

This episode is sponsored by War Dragons
War Dragons is a 3D, Real Time, Strategy video game – right on your phone. For the month of July, War Dragons is partnering with Stack Up, an organization dedicated to bringing military personnel, veterans and
civilian supporters together through a shared love of video gaming. War Dragons will match all donations made through the link in the game between July 4th through July 31st, up to a maximum of $10,000. Donors will also get an exclusive, in-game portrait. Can’t donate but want to support Stack Up’s work? Breeding your
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Jul 18 2019

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GRP 132-Do every act of your life as it were your last: SEAL to a Special Ops Aviator Mike Rutledge

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On with me for this week’s podcast is recently retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mike Rutledge. Rutledge has had a unique career path having served for 30 years in the United States military. He entered the Navy as a Search and Rescue crewmen deploying around the world in that capacity. He later became a Navy SEAL where he served for 8 years.

He’s always had a passion for flying. After serving in the SEAL Teams Mike went on to serve as an Aviator in the Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR). The “Night Stalkers” are the best helicopter pilots in the world. They were born out of the failure of Operation Eagle Claw in which Army Special Missions operators attempted to rescue American hostages in Iran. Mike is an extremely humble warrior who deployed into combat 15 times. We discussed history, the warrior mindset, women in combat arms and many other topics. This is a gem.

This episode is sponsored by War Dragons
War Dragons is a 3D, Real Time, Strategy video game – right on your phone. For the month of July, War Dragons is partnering with Stack Up, an organization dedicated to bringing military personnel, veterans and
civilian supporters together through a shared love of video gaming. War Dragons will match all donations made through the link in the game between July 4th through July 31st, up to a maximum of $10,000. Donors will also get an exclusive, in-game portrait. Can’t donate but want to support Stack Up’s work? Breeding your
dragons in-game can also help contribute an additional $10,000 donation by War Dragons.

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Jul 11 2019

1hr 10mins

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GRP 131: Thorns and Roses grow on the same tree: The story of a female Kurdish fighter

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This week’s podcast was recorded in July 2017 with Kurdish fighter Joanna Palani. Joanna is currently in prison in Denmark due to their laws against Danish citizens traveling to Syria to fight. Joanna’s family is from the western region of Iran. She was born in a U.N refugee camp in the desert of Ramadi, Iraq. 


Growing up there were sections of the road her brother and his peers traversed en route to school that was littered with IED’s. During a commute to school, he was killed by a roadside bomb. Eventually, her immediate family moved to Denmark where she spent several years living before dropping out of college to go join the uprising in Syria. If you want to hear from a woman on the ground this is a must listen. 



This episode is sponsored by War Dragons. War Dragons is a 3D, real time, strategy video game – right on your phone. For the month of July, War Dragons are partnering with Stack Up, an organization dedicated to bringing military personnel, veterans and civilian supporters together through a shared love of video gaming. War Dragons will match all donations made through the link in the game between July 4th through July 31st, up to a maximum of $10,000. Donors will also get an exclusive, in-game portrait. Can’t donate but want to support Stack Up’s work? Breeding your
dragons in-game can also help contribute an additional $10,000 donation by War Dragons.

Visit www.podcast.wardragons.com/recon







0:00-News reports on the fighting in Syria

5:00-Introduction to Joanna Palani, a Kurdish female fighter with the YPJ



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Jul 04 2019

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GRP 130- Great deeds are wrought at great risks: From the south Bronx to the SEAL teams Remi Adeleke

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On for this episode is author and former U.S Navy SEAL Remi Adelake. Remi has a unique story growing up in Nigeria. Shortly after his father passed away his mother moved him and his brother back to the Bronx. Growing up poor and in a violent section of NYC he learned the ways of the streets at an early age. It wasn’t until years later where he was working undercover as a SEAL that he realized some of those tough lessons learned in the South Bronx helped him stay alive in combat.

Since making his transition out of the Navy Remi has worked in Hollywood as an actor and has published his first novel Transformed: A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds. We discussed many topics to include the unconventional warfare approach, how it’s been successful in combat, and how it can be applied to fixing broken communities within the United States. Enjoy
0:00-Intro to Remi’s early life in Nigeria before moving to the Bronx

28:00-Becoming a HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Operator for the SEAL Teams

48:55-The unconventional approach

You can get a copy of Remi’s book here:
https://www.amazon.com/Transformed-Unlikely-Journey-Streets-Defying-ebook/dp/B07BB593P5/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3OJQZ8KCIDAAP&keywords=transformed+remi+adeleke&qid=1558058427&s=gateway&sprefix=transformed%2Caps%2C137&sr=8-1
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May 17 2019

1hr 53mins

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GRP 129-From Africa to the French Special Forces-Qui ose gagne: The Story of a French SAS Operator

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I have a very special guest on for this week’s podcast. Retired French SAS operator Raymond. Raymond was born in Africa and moved to France during his teenage years. He eventually joined the Army and became a member of the French Foreign Legion. It was on a deployment with the Foreign Legion where he met members of the French SAS, France’s premier counter terrorism unit.

We discussed his early life, the racism he experienced in France and in the Army being African. We touched on what effects terrorism has had on France as a nation, and many other topics. Enjoy.

3:55- The origins of the French Special Forces

8:44-Joining the French Foreign Legion

17:55-Joining the French SAS

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May 09 2019

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GRP 128-The 20 Year Journey of a Navy SEAL Sniper: Jack Carr

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GRP 128-The 20 Year Journey of a Navy SEAL Sniper: Jack Carr

On for this week’s podcast is former Navy SEAL Officer turned author Jack Carr. He led special operations teams as a Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander and Task Unit Commander. Over his 20 years in Naval Special Warfare he transitioned from an enlisted SEAL sniper specializing in communications and intelligence, to a junior officer leading assault and sniper teams in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was on a pre 9/11 training deployment on Guam when the Twin Towers were hit. His team immediately deployed to the middle east to take over ship take down operations against Saddam Hussein from SEAL Team 3 who rotated into Afghanistan.

Jack has written a fictional novel called “The Terminal List” and has a second book on the way called “True Believer”. Enjoy.

0:00- My friend Kevin Lacz speaking on the incident in which Marc Lee was killed in action in Iraq. Marc was the first SEAL killed during the Iraq war.

14:02-Naval Special Warfare Sniper, Employment of Snipers on the battlefield.

21:35-Sri Lanka, Global terrorism

40:15-Having a family at home while deploying into combat over a 20-year career

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Apr 25 2019

1hr 10mins

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GRP 127-An American Spy Master: The former Director of Overseas Operations for the CIA Jack Devine

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We have a very special guest for this episode. Former Director of Overseas Operations for the Central Intelligence Agency, Jack Devine. Mr. Devine served with the agency for over 30 years, working some of the most impactful operations during that time. We discussed his interactions with KGB Spy Aldrich Ames, from the beginning of his career until they met again when Jack was the station chief in Rome.
Jack ran a covert operation arming the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan during the 1980s in their war against the Soviet Union, which eventually led to USSR's defeat. We discussed the role of politics in the intelligence world and many other topics. Enjoy.
0:00-Intro discussing some of the damage done by Soviet Spy Aldrich Ames, and the results of the covert CIA program arming the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan against the Soviets
9:03-Jack Devine’s interactions with KGB spy Aldrich Ames during the beginning of his CIA career, as well as his interactions with him 20 years later when Devine was the CIA station chief of Rome.
31:14-The politicization of intelligence
40:13-The military coup of 1973 by Chilean General Pinochet
48:45-Charlie Wilsons War: Running covert operations in the 1980s against the Russians in Afghanistan
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Apr 18 2019

1hr 11mins

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GRP 126-In chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order: CIA Security Officer Tom Pecora

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GRP 126- For this weeks podcast I have a very special guest on career CIA Security Officer and author of "GUARDIAN - Life in the Crosshairs of the CIA's War on Terror" Thomas Pecora. “GUARDIAN” is a historical memoir chronicling Mr. Pecora’s 24 years in the CIA in protective operations, counter-terrorism and security, working in some of the worst terrorist hotbeds in the world. We discussed several events which you’ll find as I have that Tom’s perspective is valuable and unique. Enjoy.
0:00- Gary Schroen, and the CIA’s insertion into Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks

6:30-The amount of direct combat for the CIA in modern warfare

10:37-The 1993 attack on CIA headquarters

17:00-On the ground in Mogadishu in 1993, Osama Bin Laden’s role in the Battle of Mogadishu

31:00-The CIA’s tragedy in Khost, Afghanistan. Running Counter Surveillance for Robert Gates

50:54-Changes the Agency underwent after the 9/11 attacks, on the ground in Iraq.

1:09:24- How interconnected terrorist groups are and the effects they have on the world

1:28:36-Tracking Bin Laden

Pick up a copy of Thomas Pecora’s book here:
https://www.amazon.com/Guardian-Life-Crosshairs-CIAs-Terror

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Apr 04 2019

1hr 59mins

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GRP125-There is wisdom of the head and a wisdom of the heart:Dave Nielsen a Special Missions Sniper

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Back on the podcast is Dave Nielsen. Dave served in Special Missions as a Breacher, Dog Handler, and sniper. His first experience in war was in 1989 during a combat jump into Panama as a young Ranger. Dave finished up his career over two decades later having deployed multiple times. We discussed in detail the operation which was covered in the HBO documentary “War Dog” where Dave’s K9 partner “Pepper” was killed in Iraq.

We discussed Iraq, language training, Egypt and much more. Enjoy.

0:00- Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler tribute

2:10-Warrior Dogs

27:17-Subject matter experts

1:00:24-Language training in Egypt during the Arab Spring

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Mar 28 2019

2hr 20mins

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GRP 124- The Work of a Nation, the Center of Intelligence: Insight from an Intelligence Advisor

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GRP 124- “We accomplish what others cannot accomplish and go where others cannot go.
 
On for this week’s podcast is my co host Tim Kolczak and U.S. intelligence specialist JT Patten. Patten, became involved in the intelligence and counter terrorism shortly after 9/11. Possessing a skill set uniquely suited to working specific elements of intelligence operations we were able to discuss some of what that entails. We touched on what is known as the “Deep State” as well as conspiracy theories, funding, and many other topics. Enjoy
 
0:00-Former CIA Director John Brennan’s intelligence speech
 
2:59-Tim Kolczak covering MOH recipient from WW2
 
28:44- JT Patten’s background in the intelligence community
 
01:02:00-The reality of what is considered the “Deep State”
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Mar 07 2019

1hr 56mins

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GRP 123-Only light can drive out darkness-Guardian Group: Countering Child Sex Trafficking

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On for the podcast in our latest episode are retired Special Missions Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Tiegs, and the founder of the Guardian Group Jeff Keith. LT Tiegs became aware of the crime of child sex trafficking while disrupting terrorist networks overseas. 
After a brief stint in Law Enforcement and the Air Force Special Operation’s, Jeff Keith continued to serve but as a Pastor. Jeff, in his travels overseas learned of the problem and returned to the United States intending to scale it down. We discussed the scope of the crime, ways that the hotel industry and communities can deny pimps and traffickers grounds to operate, and much more. Enjoy. 
0:00-Clint Romesha MOH Citation 
7:29-Human Trafficking prevention and awareness month. Army Rangers, Green Berets, Special Missions Unit.
13:15- Jeff Keith. Law enforcement, Airforce Special Operations, Pastor. 
32:20- Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA). Shutting down the sex services website “Backpage”

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Feb 07 2019

1hr 6mins

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GRP 122- We’ll do the Voodoo so that you can do what you do: Australian Special Forces Medics

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GRP 122- We’ll do the Voodoo so that you can do what you do: Australian Special Forces Medics at war

On for this week’s podcast are two Voodoo Medics who served in the Australian Special Forces for a number of years. Corporal Tom Newkirk, 2nd Commando Regiment and the Special Operations Engineer Regiment. Sergeant Brad Watts Medic Distinguished Service Medal, SASR (Special Air Service Regiment) who also spent time with the Engineer Regiment. We talked about the Voodoo Medics documentary by Australian Journalist Kristen Shorten which brought to light some of the experiences of these warriors in combat.

We discussed their careers and experiences in Special Operations. Enjoy.
0:00-Intro
10:27-Corporal Tom NewKirk, 2nd Commando Regiment, Special Operations Engineer Regiment. Discussing his family’s military history and Army Career as a Commando Medic.

15:32-Sergeant Brad Watts Medic Distinguished Service Medal, SASR (Special Air Service Regiment)

21:18-Newkirk during the battle of Zabat Kalay in Afghanistan with the 2nd Commando Regiment.

32:28-The incident for which Sergeant Watts received the Distinguished Service Medal for rescuing a Danish solider shot in the head by a sniper.

44:51-Treating children wounded during war fighting.

Here is the link to all of the Voodoo Medics videos and articles
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/voodoomedics

Here is the link that will take viewers straight to Voodoo Medics Part I
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/voodoo-medics-on-the-ground-in-one-of-australias-most-intense-battles-of-the-afghanistan-war/news-story/95ffc44ea62a514267b6156f7fdcf815

Voodoo Medics podcast iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/voodoo-medics/id1440695248?mt=2

Voodoo Medics podcast Spotify 
https://open.spotify.com/show/5ghzqIphUdy3q9gEpqQl7g

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Dec 06 2018

1hr 16mins

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GRP 121-Voodoo Medics: Australian Special Forces Medics in Afghanistan

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On for this week’s podcast is Australian Journalist Kristin Shorten, and Australian Special Forces Medic veteran Jody Tieche. Shorten produced and published a documentary in conjunction with the Daily Telegraph called Voodoo Medics. This documentary chronicles the experiences of Australian Special Forces medics in Afghanistan in a very vivid and real way. We discussed Tactical Casualty Combat Care (TCCC), the process of creating the documentary, and Jody shared some of his experiences in combat. Enjoy.

0:00- into

5:10- Kristin Shorten Australian journalist and wife to a former Australian Special Forces Commando

14:56-Jody Tieche a Special Forces Medic or “Kilo”

Here is the link to all of the Voodoo Medics videos and articles
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/voodoomedics

Here is the link that will take viewers straight to Voodoo Medics Part I
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/voodoo-medics-on-the-ground-in-one-of-australias-most-intense-battles-of-the-afghanistan-war/news-story/95ffc44ea62a514267b6156f7fdcf815

Voodoo Medics podcast iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/voodoo-medics/id1440695248?mt=2

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Nov 22 2018

1hr

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GRP 120-Warriors Heart: Two Brothers Serving in Special Missions in The War on Terror

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GRP 120-Warriors Heart: Two Brothers Serving in Special Missions in The War on Terror

For this weeks podcast I have on Tom and Scot Spooner. Both served in the infantry than became Special Forces Engineers. After 9/11 Tom who joined the Army before Scot went to selection and made it into the Army’s Special Missions Unit as an operator. For the next decade he deployed without a break into combat as an operator and a sniper.

Scot, was on an instructor tour at the Special Forces school house where he taught everything explosives for young men becoming Green Berets. Once Scot’s instructor time was up he went into the Special Missions Unit as apart of the heavy breacher’s program. They’ve been deployed to Iraq at the same time and discuss what that was like. We talked about their new podcast Original Freedom, Post Traumatic Stress, and several other topics. Enjoy.

0:00-Ronald Regan Speech

6:00-Tom Spooners Army Career

12:51-Scot Spooners Army Career

20:16-Deployed with Army Special Missions in Iraq at the same time.

37:02- “It was harder to be at home watching television then it was to be deployed in combat”

58:06-Warriors Heart

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Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2pmwoSqWGA9fezImaR6odU?si=yCZfmhJjSU6DFIIXllHebA

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Nov 08 2018

1hr 23mins

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GRP 119- A Navy SEALs Humanitarian Struggle in The Battle For Mosul: The City of Death

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GRP 119-I have a great guest on with me for this episode. Ephraim Mattos, is a former U.S. Navy SEAL turned humanitarian aid worker. Mattos has an upcoming book releasing in October co authored by Scott McEwen (the author of American Sniper) called “City of Death: Humanitarian Warriors in the battle for Mosul”.

Ephraim spent months in Iraq with the Free Burma Rangers providing medical care to Iraqi’s wounded during the battle to re take Mosul from ISIS. There is a viral video taken during the battle where Mattos, and a former U.S. Marine step out from behind a tank to provide covering fire for David Eubank as he sprints under ISIS sniper fire to rescue a little girl. Eubank is a former American Special Forces officer who founded the Free Burma Rangers. Mattos was shot shortly after the rescue. We discussed this event and much more. Enjoy.
0:00-Kevin Lacz on Mark Lee

2:11-Introduction to Ephraim Mattos, SEAL Teams,

7:19-The rescue of an Iraqi girl under ISIS sniper fire in Mosul. Getting shot by ISIS.

23:30-Free Burma Rangers. The war in Burma(Myanmar) is the worlds longest running civil war. 70 years.

43:44-The Nazarene Fund, The Fireside Journal, The City of Death

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Sep 20 2018

1hr 20mins

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GRP-118: Know thy self know thy enemy A thousand battles a thousand victories: The Guardian Group

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GRP-118: On for this episode is retired Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Tiegs. LTC Tiegs spent a long career in the US Army serving with multiple special operations units. He finished up with the Army’s Special Missions Unit. Throughout his long career he’s spent years going after and dismantling terror networks across the world. 
During his operational service he came across child sex trafficking. He’s now running an organization called “Guardian Group”. “Guardian Group (GG) is committed to an aggressive, comprehensive approach to taking the fight to human trafficking. The first part of our strategy focuses on providing training to the travel and hospitality industries.” Enjoy0:00-Bill McCraven Speech
5:45-Introduction to Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Tiegs, The Guardian Group.
12:05: Ranger Battalion, College, 10thSpecial Forces Group, Special Missions. 
29:40: Denying the enemy freedom of movement.
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Sep 13 2018

1hr

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GRP 117-The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang: Insight from a Special Missions Commander

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GRP 117-The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang: Insight from a Special Missions Commander

We’re back from a podcasting hiatus with a great episode. I spent my fourth of July morning talking with Army Colonel Scott Kelly. Colonel Kelly spent over 23 years in the military working in various roles as a commanding officer. We touched on several topics including special operations selection, leading men at the pinnacle of combat arms in special missions, family, and the large task of running an Army. Colonel Kelly is also the director of the Green Beret Project which does invaluable work with at risk youth. Please check them out. Enjoy.


0:00-Intro

7:33-Colonel Scott Kelly’s Army career

9:42: Special Operations Selection. The role of a Commanding Officer in Special Operations.

32:00-Being at the top of your game. The burnout of the Special Operations community and the burden on the families.
57:16-Working at the strategic level. Attending the War College.

1:13:06-The Green Beret Project

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Jul 19 2018

1hr 42mins

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