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So far Matthew Pascarella has created 74 blog entries.

Ep. 70 – Col (Ret) Tommy Goode (AF Helicopter Pilot)

We're back from a short hiatus, with an incredible guest! Retired Air Force Colonel Tommy Goode has led an unconventional career as an Air Force helo pilot. From the story behind how he made it into the flight program, to flying the rescue/recovery mission after the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, to now flying fire attack

2018-06-25T16:11:29+00:00June 19th, 2018|

Ep. 69 – Elliot Ackerman (Marine, Author)

He completed five combat deployments between Iraq and Afghanistan as both an infantry Marine and Marine Special Operator. He has been awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star for Valor for actions on the battlefield during those deployments. He has seen the hellish, unlucky, and simply chaotic side of war, and lived to tell about

2018-05-28T12:13:40+00:00May 22nd, 2018|

Ep. 68 – Jim Hackett (Marine, Vietnam)

Facing a draft notice and challenged by his Marine father to prove his mettle, Jim Hackett signed up for the Marine Corps in 1967. The war in Vietnam was heating up considerably in the late '60s, and Jim Hackett the Marine - and a crack shot at that - was heading right for the meat

2018-05-15T10:26:39+00:00May 15th, 2018|

Ep. 66 – Karl Holt (Green Beret, Tillman Scholar)

What an absolutely amazing story! Driven by a keen interest in medicine & a desire to give back to his country, Karl Holt joined the Army to become a Green Beret medic. After several years of assessment, selection, & special forces training, Holt found himself in the heat of combat, putting his SF medic training

2018-05-03T02:11:53+00:00May 1st, 2018|

Ep. 65 – JC Glick (Ranger, Leadership Consultant, Author)

This episode with JC Glick could have gone on for hours...That's how good conversations with JC, especially those about leadership, can be. JC went from battle tested Army Ranger, serving over 11 combat tours between Iraq & Afghanistan, to leadership consultant, couch & author. He's been tested in just about every way imaginable, from making

2018-05-02T22:10:49+00:00April 24th, 2018|

Ep. 64 – Lewis Nelson (Author, “Life After Loyalty”)

A combination of factors led Lewis Nelson to enlist in the Army after college - 9/11; a family history of military service; and a history degree with a job that was going nowhere. So Nelson enlisted to become a linguist, and after several years of specialized training found himself in Iraq on two separate deployments

2018-04-18T00:44:05+00:00April 17th, 2018|

Ep. 63 – Matt Gallagher (Author, “Kaboom”)

Matt Gallagher thought he was just keeping a regular blog of his time spent in a war zone as a way to chronicle daily life as a Platoon Leader during the Iraq War in 2007-08. Little did he know that his blog, aptly titled, "Kaboom" was a much bigger hit on the internet than he

2018-04-11T18:46:55+00:00April 10th, 2018|

Ep. 62 – Trey Grissom (Navy Football/Marine)

Trey Grissom entered the Naval Academy to play football & left there to become a Marine after highlighting his collegiate football career in one of the great Navy upsets over rival Notre Dame in 2010. The rigors of the Academy & college football prepared Grissom well for leading Marines in combat. But as combat goes,

2018-04-10T00:56:00+00:00April 3rd, 2018|