Ep. 277 – Tony Mayne (U.S. Army / Ranger For Life)

MAJ Tony Mayne served 21 years in the U.S. Army and deployed eight times in support of the Global War of Terror. After graduating from The Ohio State University in 1998, Tony enlisted as an infantryman and as a member of the 3rd Ranger Battalion, he participated in the initial combat airborne operation into Afghanistan on October 19th, 2001. Of Tony’s awards and decorations, none is more important to him… Go to Episode

Ep. 276 – Samir Patel (U.S. Army / Trophy Point Investment Group)

Samir Patel is a West Point Graduate who served as an Army officer with combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He is currently a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve. Sami Patel is also the owner of various real estate assets including hotels, multifamily, and SFR. He bought his first hotel at the age of 19 years old. Samir is a Managing Partner of Trophy Point Investment Group LLC as… Go to Episode

Ep. 275 – Mark Franklin (U.S. Army / Zero Cancer)

Mark Franklin is a retired U.S. Army Colonel with 30 years of service that included multiple stations and deployments overseas, including Pakistan. After service, Mark became a Veteran advocate for ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer as he was diagnosed with cancer shortly before he retired from the Army. He speaks about his experiences with prostate cancer and helps raise awareness among the Veteran population. Early detection of prostate… Go to Episode

Ep. 274 – Jake Harriman (U.S. Marines / More Perfect Union)

Jake Harriman graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy and served seven and a half years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Platoon Commander in both the Infantry and Force Recon. During his military service, Jake led four operational deployments, including two combat tours in Iraq. Following his service, Jake enrolled at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, founded Nuru International, and founded More Perfect Union where… Go to Episode

Ep. 273 – Dario DiBattista (U.S. Marines / Writer & Editor)

Dario DiBattista served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 2001 to 2007 with a couple of deployments overseas. Dario would later become a distinguished graduate of the John Hopkins University M.A. in Writing Program. He is the editor of the anthology ‘Retire the Colors: Veterans & Civilians on Iraq & Afghanistan’. His work has appeared in the Washingtonian, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, and… Go to Episode

Ep. 272 – Lucy Del Gaudio (U.S. Army / The Pink Berets)

Lucy Del Gaudio served in the US Army from 1990 to 1998, including service in support of Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield. Lucy is currently the Chief Operations Officer for the Pink Berets, an organization that specializes in bringing counseling, treatment, and resources to female veterans suffering from PTSD and military sexual trauma. Lucy is one of the grassroots individuals that opened up the investigation into the death of Specialist Vanessa… Go to Episode

Ep. 271 – Noel Huerta (U.S. Marines / Merging Vets and Players)

Noel Huerta served in the United States Marine Corps from 2007 to 2011. Noel was deployed twice during Operation Freedom and was awarded the Purple Heart and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Award after being wounded in combat. After his military service, Noel attended a private education institution and earned both his Bachelors in Computer Science and Masters in Business Administration. Noel was instrumental in the formation of MVP and… Go to Episode

Ep. 270 – Denton Knapp (O6, Ret, U.S. Army)

Denton Knapp is a Wyoming native with pioneer roots dating back four-generations in Campbell County. He grew up in Gillette, graduated from Campbell County High School in 1983, and received an appointment to the United States Military Academy, West Point. He graduated in 1987 and was commissioned as an Army Infantry Officer. He deployed to combat 3 times for Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq 2002-3 and 2005-6) and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan 2012-13) and was awarded the… Go to Episode

Ep. 269 – Brynt Parmeter (O6, U.S. Army/ Co-Founder, Call Sign Coffee)

Brynt Parmeter served nearly 25 years as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army rising to the rank of colonel. During his time in uniform, he served in a wide variety of operational positions to include 39 months in Iraq between 2004 and 2009 where he earned the Combat Infantry Badge and three bronze star medals. After leaving the Army, Brynt co-founded Call Sign Coffee with his wife Lisa, an e-commerce coffee roasting company… Go to Episode

Ep. 268 – Wendell Affield (U.S. Navy/ Vietnam)

At 17 Wendell Affield joined the U.S. Navy and was sent to Vietnam. A lot happened in a 3 year time span, but that the end of that period, he was injured during an ambush while driving a river patrol boat. He was medevaced home and ventured into other projects. He detailed his military experience in a memoir, “Muddy Jungle Rivers.” As an author, researcher, and memoirist, Wendell writes historical narratives that offer an… Go to Episode

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