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

Ep. 318 – Dan Schilling (U.S. Air Force / Black Hawk Down)

New York Times bestselling author Dan Schilling, Lt. Col., USAF (ret.) spent more than 30 years in special operations, primarily as a Combat Controller and Special Tactics Officer, but began his military service as an infantry paratrooper. His numerous combat, clandestine, rescue and humanitarian missions have taken him around the world and include Operation Gothic Serpent, popularly known as Black Hawk Down, where he is credited with saving the lives… Go to Episode

Ep. 317 – Jason Pike (U.S. Army / Author, ‘A Soldier Against All Odds’)

A decorated combat veteran with multiple deployments, LT. Col. Jason Pike, served 31 years in the US Army including nine years overseas in five countries. Jason earned over 30 service awards & badges and his diversity of Army jobs, assignments, and schools from age 17 to 48. His book A Soldier Against All Odds compiles all his life events in an inspiring storytelling format with the ups and downs of a life in uniform. With a… Go to Episode

Ep. 316 – Allison Jaslow (U.S. Army / CEO, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America)

Allison Jaslow is an Iraq War Veteran, nationally-recognized veterans advocate, dedicated public servant, and the CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). A former Army Captain, Allison was branched as a Quartermaster Officer which in the Post-9/11 wartime environment meant she’d quickly become a multi-functional logistician, including becoming a guntruck platoon commander on her first deployment to Iraq. She served two combat tours in Iraq from 2004 –… Go to Episode

Ep. 315 – Jamie Efaw (U.S. Army / The Commit Foundation)

Jamie Efaw graduated from West Point with a BS in Psychology in 1993. He retired from the Army in 2019 and transitioned from the Army using the resources of the COMMIT Foundation. Jamie’s military assignments include numerous jobs with Army Engineers, serving as a professor at West Point, and various jobs within Psychological Operations. Jamie was selected for command at the company, battalion and brigade levels and served at nearly… Go to Episode

Ep. 314 – Aubrey McDade (U.S. Marines / VP of Programs, Tomlinson Center)

Aubrey McDade served in the United States Marine Corps for over 18 years on active duty, until he was medically retired. For his actions in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004, Aubrey was awarded the Navy Cross; becoming the 2nd African American to receive the award since Doris Miller of World War II and the first African American to receive the Navy Cross post 9/11. Aubrey currently serves as the Vice President… Go to Episode

Ep. 313 – Brady Myers (U.S. Marines / Director of Recruiting, Corehire)

Brady Myers joined the U.S. Marines at 18 and served as an Infantry Mortarman. After leaving the military, Brady worked as a private security contractor and pursued a career in law enforcement. After leaving law enforcement, due to the political climate, Brady found his passion in the recruiting space. He is the Director of Recruiting for Corehire, a veteran owned business that places veterans and former first responders with business… Go to Episode

Ep. 312 – Patrick Donahoe (U.S. Army / Major General, Retired)

Major General Patrick Donahoe, US Army Retired, culminated more than 33 and a half years in uniform as the Commanding General of the US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning. He entered the retired rolls on January 1, 2023. General Donahoe served as a career Armor and Cavalry Officer and served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kuwait, Jordan, Germany and Korea as well as throughout the United States. His… Go to Episode