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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.

Rank #1: 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
Global 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/altern8rv

Tim Kolczak:

Tim Kolczak:
www.thevetsproject.com www.instagram.com/theveteransproject
Music provided by Caspian:

www.caspianmusic.net
Apr 19 2018
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #2: 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:

www.caspianmusic.net
Jul 19 2018
1 hour 42 mins
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Rank #3: 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

Music provided by Caspian:

www.caspianmusic.net
Dec 21 2017
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #4: 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
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #5: 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
26 mins
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Rank #6: 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:
www.globalrecon.net

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

Chantel Taylor:
Instagram: Mission_Critical
Facebook: Battleworn

Music provided by Caspian:
www.caspianmusic.net
May 18 2017
2 hours 13 mins
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Rank #7: 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

Music provided by Caspian:
www.caspianmusic.net
Feb 23 2017
1 hour 24 mins
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Rank #8: 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
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #9: 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:
www.caspianmusic.net
Apr 12 2018
2 hours 32 mins
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Rank #10: 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:
www.globalrecon.net
IgRecon – Instagram
BlackOpsMatter- Instagram
Mission_Critical – Instagram
IgRecon- Twitter
Mar 30 2017
1 hour 44 mins
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Rank #11: 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 

Global Recon:

www.Globalrecon.net 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
Nov 30 2017
1 hour 34 mins
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Rank #12: GRP 100-War Dogs:The Story of a Special Missions Operator

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GRP 100- For the 100th episode of the Global Recon Podcast we have an extremely special episode. On with us is retired Special Missions Operator Dave Nielsen. Dave served first with the 75th Ranger Regiment and then went into a Special Missions unit as an assaulter, dog handler, and sniper. His story was featured in the HBO documentary released on the 13th of this month called "War Dogs" executive produced by actor Channing Tatum.

This documentary shows the story of three dog handlers and their canine counterparts from the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). It's a raw, realistic view of what it's like going into combat with these warrior dogs and what its like post-military. Dave talked about his combat jump into Panama in 1989 as a young Ranger. He shared stories of his dog "Pepper" who was killed while rooting out an enemy from a sewer hole in Iraq on the banks of the Tigris River. They searched for her all night but had to leave once the sun was coming up as they were in enemy-held territory. We talked about the mindset required to pass selection for special operations, and the mindset required to surmount any obstacle in life. Enjoy. RIP Pepper.

0:00-Episode overview

3:48-Episode introduction with Chantel Taylor

17:33- Introduction to Dave's career in the Army. Combat jumped into Panama with the 75th Ranger Regiment in 1989.

22:12-Military Working Dog Pepper

55:54-Mindset and passing selection. Fear of success

1:03:00-SOF K-9 Memorial

Here is the link to the SOF K-9 memorial page ran by Dave's wife Laura, and a former unit operator:

http://www.sofk9memorial.com

Here is the link to the full documentary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojVq2Sa-PD0

Follow my co-host and my pages on social media. Links below.
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 Carson Aune: "A soldiers Best Friend"

http://www.carsonaune.com
Nov 16 2017
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #13: GRP 23 Operators, Special Forces Selection, FieldCraft LLC

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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
Apr 27 2016
49 mins
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Rank #14: 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

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 order

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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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Apr 04 2019
1 hour 59 mins
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Rank #15: GRP 16 MACV - SOG, Rucking Raiders, Operators

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GRP 16- This is a very special episode for several reasons. One we have Nate the team leader from Rucking Raiders on again who is finishing up the 700 plus mile march organized by his organization consisting of MARSOC operators honoring their fallen brothers who were killed last year in a training accident.

The second reason this is a special episode is we have the distinct honor and privilege of having MACV-SOG Operator Mike Stahl the one zero, or team leader of RT (Recon Team) Michigan for CCN (Command and Control North). Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) was a highly classified, multi-service United States special operations unit which conducted covert unconventional warfare operations prior to and during the Vietnam War.

Operators from this unit took on the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War, and are some of the most decorated soldiers in the history of the United States Military.

Joining the conversation is my good friend Jason Economos who is an author and Vietnam expert. Jason wrote an excellent book on MACV-SOG called Gentle Propositions. The book is available on amazon.com. For anyone interested in opting in to our Survival mindset paid webinar send an email to podcast@globalrecon.net
Mar 21 2016
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #16: GRP 98-Benito Olson:The Story of a Dog Handler Supporting SEAL Team Six in Combat

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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 overview

3:50-Benito's Navy career, Master at Arms, Dog Handler

16:15-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. Koch

1:02:25-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.com

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Nov 02 2017
1 hour 48 mins
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Rank #17: 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
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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:
https://raisethe.black

Visit Kevin Tretters company website:
www.warriorwoven.com

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Mar 09 2018
47 mins
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Rank #18: GRP-32 Atomic Athlete, Special Operations Fitness, Programs To Pass Selection

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GRP 32- On this episode we have Chuck Ritter back on the show. Chuck is the First Sergeant at the Special Forces Senior Leader Course at Fort Bragg. On for the first time are Atomic Athlete Owner’s Jake Saenz - Former Ranger Regiment Team Leader, Founder of Atomic Athlete, and Jordan Smothermon - former naval nuclear operator who’s been professionally coaching for 4 years.

Ronin Tactics is coming to NYC!!! (6-7 AUG 2016) Classes are open to everyone.
Two Days Ronin Tactics “Ring Blade” Seminar that will build on each session. We will be hosting a two 3 hrs seminar per day for two days. First session- Body movement, empty hands, centerline and off-center line blade and saber blade attacks. Second session- Trapping, Foot Movement, Control over Opponent, Pick and reinforce pick attacks. The links to purchase your slot, and for full details will be listed at the bottom of this page. Here is an excerpt from the episode.

John Hendricks: That’s an interesting point you’ve made about having the right mindset with training vs working out. If your climbing a mountain instead taking it one step at a time a lot of people will look up, and get turned off by the size of the task. What will set companies, and trainers apart will be the ability to teach that mindset, as well as teaching the physical side.

Jake Saenz: I heard a great quote by a former Special Operations guy “Selection is a never ending process” the bottom line is so is fitness. Look at Chuck who’s 18 years in. It’s not about what’s going to happen today, or the next few days. When your training for a career in Special Operations you need to have a long term vision, and a long term purpose behind your training. Someone like Chuck has to be capable for upwards of 20 years. Having that long term perspective thinking about that like hey its not just about today, its about a year from now, 3 years from now, 5 years from now. Accepting the fact that its going to be a slow steady climb up hill, but as long as you continue to train and when I say train, as Jordan mentioned not working out, but training. Following a program based on your ability, and your goals. As long as you train you’ll continue to see improvement.

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Jun 24 2016
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #19: 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.”

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Apr 19 2016
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #20: GRP 84-From Mogadishu as a Marine to Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL Sniper The Chris Osman Story

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GRP 84-From Mogadishu as a Marine to Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL Sniper The Chris Osman Story by Global Recon
Jul 12 2017
1 hour 48 mins
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