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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. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

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GRP 98-Benito Olson:The Story of a Dog Handler Supporting SEAL Team Six in Combat

GRP 98-On for this week's podcast is retired Master at Arms Benito Olson. Benny began his career in the Navy working in Bahrain where he developed an interest in dog handling. He eventually became a dog handler and was stationed back in the states. Benny was then recruited as a dog handler into the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU) to support the SEALs as their dog handler. We talked what it's like working with military dogs and then working with Special Operations dogs in the SEAL teams. Benny deployed 5 times with the Tier 1 SEALs. He was paired up with SEAL dog "Digo". He shared stories of his first deployment where they conducted direct action raids in Iraq. Two of the DEVGRU assaulters were killed on this rotation. Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Nathan H. Hardy and Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Michael E. Koch. Benny shares the story of when he was severely wounded conducting a raid where they got into a brief gunfight killing two enemy fighters. Benny moved in with two assaulters to enter the building. Unbeknownst to them, it was rigged to explode. The blast seriously wounded Benny, Digo, and killed Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Luis A. Souffront. Benny's last trip was to Afghanistan during the Extortion 17 incident in which 30 Americans were killed when they're helicopter was shot down. 17 were SEALs with 15 of them from DEVGRU. Many of them close friends. This was Benny's last trip before he was medically retired out of the Navy. He now runs a company called Patriot Dog Training.0:00-Episode overview3:50-Benito's Navy career, Master at Arms, Dog Handler16:15-Benny's recruitment into the Naval Special Warfare's Development Group (DEVGRU) in a support role as a Dog Handler. 30:14-SEAL dog "Digo" whom Benny became his handler upon his entry into the squadron. 35:41: First combat deployment into Iraq conducting direct action missions. Two DEVGRU assaulters were killed on this rotation prior to Benny getting blown up. Rest in Peace Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Nathan H. Hardy and Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Michael E. Koch1:02:25-The operation in which they assaulted a building that was rigged with explosives seriously wounding Benny, Digo, and killing Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Luis A. Souffront. Benny was told he wouldn't be able to deploy again. 9 months later he was back in Afghanistan and went on to complete 5 total trips. 1:21:20-Digo passed away after retiring from the Navy and being adopted by a family. Benny's last deployment was to Afghanistan during the "Extortion 17" incident which the 31 American deaths represent the greatest loss of U.S. military lives in a single incident in the, by then, decade-long war in Afghanistan that began in 2001.15 of the SEALs on board were from DEVGRU and many were close friends of Benito's. 1:26:00- Patriot Dog Training. Benito's dog training company.Check out Benito Olsen's website:www.patriotdogtraining.comSocial Media: Patriot Dog TrainingGlobal 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.freyjaChantel Taylor:https://www.instagram.com/mission_critical https://www.instagram.com/altern8rvMusic provided by Caspian:www.caspianmusic.net--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

1hr 48mins

2 Nov 2017

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GRP 148-The MARSOC 3: The story of three Raiders and their struggle with the military justice system

Joining me for this week’s podcast is a retired Marine Special Operations Task Force Commander Fred Galvin, and Army veteran, gold star wife, and current spouse to a MARSOC Raider Destiny Draher. On January 1st, 2019 Gunnery Sgt. Joshua Negron, Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Draher and Chief Petty Officer Eric Gilmet were assaulted by a drunk former Green Beret working as a civilian contractor in Erbil, Iraq during a night out. One of the Marines threw a punch back knocking the contractor out. The entire incident is caught on camera.  The Marines took the contractor with them back to base while Eric Gilmet who is a Special Operations Independent Duty Corpsman treated him. He ended up choking on his  vomit and unfortunately died four days later. The commanding General of MARSOC has completely alienated these Marines and they are not getting a fair shot at justice. We discuss in full detail how the command isn’t concerned with finding out the truth and has already made up their minds about the case. Our three MARSOC Warriors need your support! Please contact your representatives and make them aware of this case. Unsure of what to say? Here is a template that you can use to email or when you call your representatives. Dear Representative, As your constituent, I am requesting that you reach out to Congressmen Louie Gohmert’s office and the Justice For Warriors Caucus and support MARSOC warriors Danny Draher, Josh Negron, and Eric Gilmet. These three MARSOC warriors have been wrongfully accused of “Manslaughter” and the Congressional Justice for Warriors Caucus is stepping in to stop this injustice. Please have your military staffer reach out to Congressmen Gohmert’s military staffer and act now to save these military hero’s. Sincerely, [name] Find your representatives here: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative https://www.senate.gov/senators/How_to_correspond_senators.htm Support United Patriots here: https://www.uap.org/danny-draher-about-the-case John Hendricks: www.globalrecon.net www.instagram.com/Igrecon www.instagram.com/globalreconpodcast Music provided by Caspian: www.caspian.band--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

1hr 12mins

7 May 2020

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

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-Intro7:46- 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/allsecurefoundationGlobal Recon:www.Globalrecon.net https://www.instagram.com/igrecon https://www.instagram.com/blackopsmatter www.twitter.com/igrecon https://www.facebook.com/GlobalReconPodcast/Chantel Taylor:https://www.instagram.com/mission_critical https://www.instagram.com/altern8rvTim Kolczak:Tim Kolczak:www.thevetsproject.com www.instagram.com/theveteransprojectMusic provided by Caspian:www.caspianmusic.net--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

1hr 28mins

19 Apr 2018

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

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.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

1hr 21mins

25 Aug 2016

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

GRP 117-The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang: Insight from a Special Missions CommanderWe’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 career9:42: 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 ProjectCheck out the Green Beret Project:http://thegreenberetproject.comFollow Global Recon below:www.Globalrecon.net https://www.instagram.com/igrecon https://www.instagram.com/blackopsmatter www.twitter.com/igrecon https://www.facebook.com/GlobalReconPodcast/Chantel Taylor:https://www.instagram.com/mission_critical https://www.instagram.com/altern8rvTim Kolczak:
www.thevetsproject.comwww.instagram.com/theveteransprojectMusic provided by Caspian:www.caspianmusic.net--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

1hr 42mins

19 Jul 2018

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

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/1491725281Facebook: BattlewornInstagram: Mission_CriticalTu Lam:www.Ronintactics.comSocial Media: RoninTacticsIntroduction words by Bruce LeeMusic provided by Caspian:www.caspianmusic.net--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

2hr 35mins

1 Feb 2017

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

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 DragonsWar 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 andcivilian 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 yourdragons in-game can also help contribute an additional $10,000 donation by War Dragons.Visit www.podcast.wardragons.com/reconFollow Global Recon below: www.Globalrecon.net https://www.instagram.com/igrecon https://www.instagram.com/blackopsmatter www.twitter.com/igrecon https://www.facebook.com/GlobalReconPodcast/ 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: www.caspianmusic.net--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

56mins

25 Jul 2019

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

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 @1minuteoutwww.1minuteout.comFollow Global Recon below: www.Globalrecon.net https://www.instagram.com/igrecon https://www.instagram.com/blackopsmatter www.twitter.com/igrecon https://www.facebook.com/GlobalReconPodcast/ 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: www.caspianmusic.net--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

1hr 21mins

22 Aug 2019

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

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.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

1hr 18mins

16 Feb 2016

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GRP 03 Special Operations Selection, Fitness, And Mindset

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.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

26mins

29 Jan 2016

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

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.netIgRecon – InstagramBlackOpsMatter- InstagramMission_Critical – InstagramIgRecon- TwitterKevin Lacz:The Last Punisher: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0176M3PUG/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1www.kevinlacz.comInstagram: RealKevinLaczFacebook: KevinDauberLaczTwitter: Dauber246Music provided by Caspian. www.caspianmusic.net--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

1hr 25mins

29 Jun 2017

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

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-Intro4:17-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.freyjaChantel Taylor:https://www.instagram.com/mission_critical https://www.instagram.com/altern8rvMusic provided by Caspian:www.caspianmusic.net--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

1hr 8mins

21 Dec 2017

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GRP 113-The Graveyard of Empires: Afghanistan

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-Intro3:56-Inserting into Afghanistan44:55-The perception of time1:04:00-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/theveteransprojectGeraint Jones is on Instagram at:www.instagram.com/grjbooksFollow 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.freyjaChantel Taylor:https://www.instagram.com/mission_critical https://www.instagram.com/altern8rvMusic provided by Caspian:www.caspianmusic.net--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

2hr 32mins

12 Apr 2018

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

GRP 84-From Mogadishu as a Marine to Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL Sniper The Chris Osman Story by Global Recon--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

1hr 48mins

12 Jul 2017

Rank #14

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

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--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

2hr 52mins

2 Nov 2016

Rank #15

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GRP 111-SOFREP Posting Footage of Americans Killed in Combat

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-youtubeIntro: 0:005:54-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 ambush19:17-The realities of combat. Respect for the enemies we’ve killed in combat25:20-Statement from the gold star Johnson family46:02-John Glenn’s gold star mother’s speechVisit Bryan Myers company website:https://raisethe.blackVisit Kevin Tretters company website:www.warriorwoven.comFollow 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.freyjaChantel Taylor:https://www.instagram.com/mission_critical https://www.instagram.com/altern8rvMusic provided by Caspian:www.caspianmusic.net--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

47mins

9 Mar 2018

Rank #16

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GRP 23 Operators, Special Forces Selection, FieldCraft LLC

Below is an excerpt from the episode. From Mike Glover the show’s co-host, and Kevin T who is a 20 year Special Forces veteran:So me and Kev were Snipers on the same detachment. That was Iraq 08, we were in the CIF at the time. Kevin was in a helicopter crash. We were on the same team, you guys were doing an op. I was on the HLZ, and seeing you guys off. I remember making a joke in typical SOF fashion just shooting the shit. I remember saying hey don’t frap in, don’t crash. Literally I think 10 mins later I was heading to QRF, and my SGM was telling me to get everybody ready because we had to go QRF these guys because they just got in a helicopter crash. So they had two helicopters, NAFSOC’s MH-60’s which is their version of it. There set up kept us alive. Their door gunners kept us in where typically we would have had our feet hanging off the sides. Two helo’s infilled into a FOB (Forward Operating Base) the second helicopter hopped a power line. They thought we were taking incoming, and you felt it just the noise how intense it was. Got heavy on the stick and literally nose was just down into the lead helicopters tail rotor which dislodged it, and severed one of the team members in half and caused quite a bit of destruction around it.That night we lost one of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Force guys and I think everybody was wounded except for one of our teammates who was next to the sniper who got cut in half that same propeller swatted him on the ass, and knocked him over. I think everybody took shrapnel, yea we were covered in blood and diesel fuel just crawling out of there. Send questions to podcast@globalrecon.net--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

49mins

27 Apr 2016

Rank #17

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

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.orgwww.greenberetfoundation.org www.bushcenter.orgIntro audio: Secretary of Defense Jim MattisMusic provided by Caspian:www.caspianmusic.net--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

1hr 24mins

23 Feb 2017

Rank #18

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

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 attacks6:30-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 Mogadishu31:00-The CIA’s tragedy in Khost, Afghanistan. Running Counter Surveillance for Robert Gates50:54-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 world1:28:36-Tracking Bin LadenPick up a copy of Thomas Pecora’s book here:https://www.amazon.com/Guardian-Life-Crosshairs-CIAs-Terror I would like to thank our sponsor for todays episode Duke Cannon. Duke Cannon’s superior-quality grooming goods for hard-working men are tested by active military. If it’s the “Big Ass Brick of Soap”, premium hair goods, or beards and shaving products it has the scent of accomplishment. Duke Cannon gives back to veterans. Go to www.DukeCannon.com and use the promo code RECON to get 15% off your first orderFollow Global Recon below: www.Globalrecon.net https://www.instagram.com/igrecon https://www.instagram.com/blackopsmatter www.twitter.com/igrecon https://www.facebook.com/GlobalReconPodcast/ Chantel Taylor:https://www.instagram.com/mission_critical https://www.instagram.com/altern8rv Tim Kolczak:
www.thevetsproject.comwww.instagram.com/theveteransprojectMusic provided by Caspian: www.caspianmusic.net--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

1hr 59mins

4 Apr 2019

Rank #19

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GRP 54-Dave Maynard, Navy SEAL, Global Response Staff, Warfighter Academy

GRP 54- We have a special guest on for today's podcast. Dave Maynard is a lead instructor at Warfighter Academy, and a retired U.S Navy SEAL who made it into the Teams in 1972 just missing the Vietnam war. Dave left the Navy after a couple of years as the SEALs were downsizing after the war. During this time, he worked repairing Navy ships as a contractor, as well as working in different capacities in the realm of tactical development for Fleet Training Center. Once the Global War on Terror kicked off Dave became a contractor for the U.S Government's Global Response Staff. Below is an excerpt from our conversation.John: You made it into the SEAL Teams right as the Vietnam war was winding down. Can you talk about what joining the Navy was like for you? You worked as a government contractor during the GWOT. What was that like?Dave Maynard: SEALs at the time weren't as popular as they are today. After completing basic, I went on to BUDs (SEAL Selection). I had all of these legendary SEALs around me. In the first week of training somehow my name got mixed up with a trainee who got drunk, run the main gate, did a bunch of crazy things. My proctor was a guy named Chief Estok walked up to me. He is the last person in the world you want to cross paths with. He says "Your nothing but a dirt bag, and I'm going to make sure you never pass this training". (Laughs)I know you've seen the movie 13 hours in Benghazi where the Chief of Base was a goofball. I never saw that. The Chief of Base that I worked with were stellar and backed us 1000 percent. I was working with the best guys in the world. We worked closely with the British SAS we had quite a crew there. Those were some of the best times.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

1hr 42mins

23 Nov 2016

Rank #20