matthew.pascarella@gmail.com

About Matthew Pascarella

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Matthew Pascarella has created 102 blog entries.

Ep. 116 – COL (Ret) Lee Van Arsdale (Delta Force)

This week, another legend in the Special Ops community joins us, as retired Colonel Lee Van Arsdale takes us through two pivotal operations for the storied 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta, more commonly known as Delta Force. Van Arsdale joined Delta Force in 1985, and spent 14 years leading some of the most

2019-05-14T05:56:26-04:00May 14th, 2019|

Ep. 115 – LTG (Ret) Michael Ferriter (Army Ranger)

There are many general officers in the U.S. military, but there are few who truly leave their mark on the organization after they have finished serving in its ranks. LTG (Ret) Michael Ferriter is one of those few. His commitment to not only serving his country, during multiple times of conflict, as a Ranger and

2019-05-07T04:03:10-04:00May 7th, 2019|

Ep. 114 – Scot Spooner (Green Beret/Delta Force)

Scot Spooner is a modern-day warrior. He joined the Army at a young age, earned his Green Beret, and eventually earned a spot in the Army's elite Delta Force. He's trained for war, instructed others in its finer and deadlier points; fought in combat and survived when others around him were less fortunate, and returned

2019-04-30T07:00:09-04:00April 30th, 2019|

Ep. 113 – Eric Stebner (Ranger – Battle of Takur Ghar)

This week we return to Afghanistan, 2002, and the Battle of Takur Ghar. Retired Army Master Sergeant and Ranger, Eric Stebner tells it from the perspective of leading Chalk 2 of his Quick Reaction Force up an over 10,000-foot mountain, under enemy mortar fire, to link up with his Platoon Leader’s chalk, which was already

2019-04-23T06:00:19-04:00April 23rd, 2019|

Ep. 112 – Kevin Lacz (Navy SEAL)

Shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001, Kevin Lacz left college to join the Navy with orders for SEAL training. He would go on to graduate with BUD/s Class 246, and eventually land with SEAL Team Three. By 2006, he was fighting in Ramadi, Iraq, working primarily as a sniper and medic. In 2008

2019-04-16T08:00:12-04:00April 16th, 2019|

Ep. 111 – Annie Kleiman (CST & Tillman Scholar)

She initially wanted to be an astronaut, jumping headfirst into the Civil Air Patrol program at a young age. But Annie Kleiman would end up taking a completely different path - one very unconventional within the ranks of the Air Force. She would ultimately try out for and be selected to deploy as part of

2019-04-09T06:00:53-04:00April 9th, 2019|

Ep. 110 – Joe Quinn (Army – Headstrong Exec. Dir.)

An absolutely powerful episode this week with the Executive Director of The Headstrong Project, Joe Quinn, on the heels of launching a new chapter in Atlanta. Joe was in his senior at West Point when his brother died in the north tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Joe believed he was

2019-04-02T05:41:41-04:00April 2nd, 2019|

Ep. 108 – Adam Mattis (Army – OIF)

He's now living his life not just for himself, but for those he served with on the battlefield who never made it home. One of those soldiers, in particular, died in an instant right next to him. On December 8, 2005, Adam Mattis was seriously injured when his vehicle was struck by an IED containing

2019-04-10T16:33:20-04:00March 19th, 2019|