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Ep. 239 – Bill Walter (AC-130 Gunner)

It’s not often that we get someone from the AC-130 community on the podcast, but this time we were lucky enough to get someone who is a bit of an establishment in the community. Bill Walter is a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant and former AC-130 Gunner. He has played key roles in the AC-130 world for decades. In this episode he talks about his impact on that world… Go to Episode

Ep. 238 – Tommy Sowers (Green Beret)

This episode is all about leadership – leadership in combat, in government, and in business. Tommy Sowers is a former Green Beret who is also a multi-sector leader in the political, military, government, academia, and entrepreneurial worlds. He and Mark also worked together during Mark’s first deployment to Iraq. Following multiple Iraq combat deployments as a Green Beret, Tommy went on to become the youngest Senate-confirmed Asst. Secretary at the… Go to Episode

Ep. 237 – Luke Coffey (Infantryman/Afghanistan/Iraq)

Growing up on a farm in Kentucky, Luke Coffey had an urge from a young age to join the Infantry, turning the agrarian landscape into a makeshift battlefield whenever he could. After high school and a short attempt at college, he made joining the Infantry a reality. He would see two combat deployments in one relatively short enlistment – one to Iraq and one to Afghanistan. His Afghanistan deployment, the… Go to Episode

Ep. 236 – Tyler Mendelson (Marine/Filmmaker)

From an early age, it was Tyler Mendelson’s dream to become a United States Marine. His father was a Marine, and he wanted to serve his country after 9/11. He also grew up about an hour and a half from NYC, and his father had helped with the World Trade Center recovery effort, so the attacks hit extra close to home. His second dream was to become a filmmaker, partly… Go to Episode

Ep. 234 – Rick Dickson (Cav Scout)

Rick Dickson’s initial combat deployment was to Diyala Province, Iraq in 2006. He spent 15 months there with his unit, when violence in the country was reaching an all-time high. It was combat and survival in the truest sense. Following that deployment he would go on to become an Armor Officer through the Army’s Green to Gold program, and eventually transition to Public Affairs, where he still serves today on… Go to Episode

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