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Ep. 324 – Gary Volkman (U.S. Army / Military Technician)

Gary Volkman spent a total of 24 years in the U.S. Army, between active duty and the Army National Guard. Gary served as a military technician and retired as a first sergeant. He was a combat medic and a flight medic who had multiple deployments, including Afghanistan and Bosnia. Gary also spent time in his career teaching Rescue and recently retired as a firefighter in the state of California. Support… Go to Episode

Ep. 323 – Jason Smith (U.S. Marines)

Lieutenant Colonel Jason Smith retired from the US Marine Corps on 1 Sept 2016 after 22 years of service.  He joined the Marine Corps in January of 1995 after graduating from Louisiana State University. As an infantry officer, Jason commanded Marines at every rank during his service, including two combat deployments to Iraq as a company commander. He was in charge of Marine Corps recruiting for the state of New Jersey from 2007-2010… Go to Episode

Ep. 322 – David Hollis (U.S. Army / Author, ‘Damn Hooligans’)

David Hollis grew up in a small town in eastern Oklahoma that was little more than a fuel stop along Interstate 40. At the age of seventeen, he resolved that his escape from the purgatory of middle America would be to join the U.S. Army.  Throughout his Army career, David served in tough units, completed challenging leadership and tactical training courses, deployed to five countries, and led 189 combat missions… Go to Episode

Ep. 321 – Dan Kostrzebski (U.S. Army Special Forces / Author, ‘No One is Fatherless’)

Dan Kostrzebski was born and raised in rural western New York State. His humble, small-town beginnings blossomed into a noteworthy 40 years of military and government service. While working his way up the enlisted ranks, Dan served in various Military Occupational Skills, including Military Police, Ordinance, and Special Operations, finishing his military career with the infamous 5th Special Forces Group. Dan’s service in Special Operations took him to the Middle… Go to Episode

Ep. 320 – Ayman Kafel (U.S. Army / Author, ‘The Resolute Path’)

Ayman Kafel survived civil wars in Africa and Lebanon before immigrating to the United States in 1988. After witnessing the horrors of September 11, 2001, Ayman enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard and deployed to Iraq in 2005. While there, he conducted over 30,000 miles of combat patrols and military missions. He coordinated and worked with various units in the Army due to his ability to speak Arabic. After… Go to Episode

Ep. 319 – John Doolittle (U.S. Navy SEALs / USSOCOM)

After an inter-service transfer and cross-commissioning from the U.S. Air Force to the U.S. Navy in 1992, John Doolittle transferred into the Navy. From 1996 to 2017, John was assigned to various SEAL Teams and conducted multiple deployments throughout the European, African, Pacific, and Middle East theaters of operations. Most of his Navy career was focused on our military’s reaction to 9/11; a busy time for John and his family…. Go to Episode