EP. 249 – Gregg Martin (Major General, Retired, U.S. Army)

Gregg F. Martin, PhD, Major General, US Army (Retired), served on active duty for 36 years, until May 2015. He is a combat veteran, Bipolar Survivor, Airborne-Ranger-Engineer qualified soldier, and Army Strategist. He commanded an engineer company, battalion, the 130th Engineer Brigade in combat during the first year of the Iraq War in 2003-04, including the attack from Kuwait, up the Euphrates River Valley, to Baghdad and beyond. Martin is a strong… Go to Episode

Ep. 248 – Kevin Haley (U.S. Army/Military Police)

Kevin Haley joined the Army at 21-years-old as Military Police.  His position quickly escalated to Protective Services Detachment (PSD).  His work included guarding USAREUR HQ and the USAREUR 4 Star General’s house.  In addition, Haley was asked by General David McKiernan to deploy to Afghanistan as his PSD mission leader from 2008 to 2009.  Support the podcast by supporting our sponsors at www.hazardground.com/sponsors! Shop Amazon! As an Amazon Associate We Earn From Qualifying Purchases…You… Go to Episode

Ep. 247 – Timothy Grovenburg (U.S. Army Vet/ Founder, Easy Company Outfitters)

Timothy Grovenburg is a U.S. Army Veteran who joined the Army in 2017 and became part of the 101st Airborne Division.  He relatively quickly deployed to Erbil, Iraq for a 9-month tour where he experienced moments of uncertainty.  All of that time encouraged him to start Easy Company Outfitters, a boutique apparel brand delivering premium vintage Hawaiian shirts and beach lifestyle apparel.  The company is known for producing 100% American made… Go to Episode

Ep. 245 – David Bellavia (Infantryman/Medal of Honor Recipient)

Partly inspired by his grandfather’s stories of combat and survival from WWII, David Bellavia decided to enlist as an Army Infantryman. It was pre-9/11, and the world was relatively quiet. Fast forward to the early days of OIF, and Bellavia is now in the thick of it, experiencing combat like his grandfather had. One of those battles – taking place in Fallujah on November 10, 2004 – would ultimately lead… Go to Episode

Ep. 244 – Laura Nicholson (Aviator/Combat Vet)

Laura Nicholson is a British Army Air Corps aviator who has flown multiple combat tours in Afghanistan. Her bravery under fire while flying Chinooks during one of those deployments earned her the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). During the operation for which she was awarded the DFC, she not only braved Taliban rockets to save a U.S. Marine, but she also rescued a wounded Afghan mother caught in the cross-fire. She… Go to Episode

Ep. 243 – Ray McPadden (Army Ranger)

Ray McPadden is a former Army Ranger, serving with 2nd Battalion/75th Ranger Regiment. Inspired to serve after 9/11, he began his time in the Army as an Infantry Officer with the 10th Mountain Division. Between Iraq and Afghanistan, he served four combat deployments, spending nearly two years fighting along the Afghan-Pakistan border during one of those tours. In fact, his unit established the first American foothold in the notorious Korengal… Go to Episode

Ep. 242 – Special Guest: Sara Wilkinson (Gold Star Spouse)

Sara Wilkinson is the wife of Navy SEAL, Chad Wilkinson. After 21 years of service, Chad took his own life – the result of the compounding effects of blast wave injury, TBI, and PTSD. He left behind Sara and their two teenage children. Sara’s story is one of triumph, heartbreak, resilience, and strength – the strength that Sara not only displayed as the spouse of a Navy SEAL who was… Go to Episode

Ep. 241 – Steve Beynon (Cav Scout/Journalist)

Steve Beynon is an Afghanistan War veteran and Cavalry Scout, and continues to serve in the Army National Guard. Steve is also a journalist by trade. He is based in Washington, D.C., and covers ground combat topics for Military.com. Prior to working ground combat, he covered Capitol Hill and the VA for Stars and Stripes. Over the past few years, Beynon has been able to utilize his military experience to… Go to Episode

Ep. 240 – Dick Thompson (Vietnam/MACV-SOG)

Dick Thompson is a Vietnam combat veteran and Green Beret. When he started his military career, he volunteered for the most dangerous path he could take, ending up in Vietnam with MACV-SOG, where he served as a Team Leader. With MACV-SOG he conducted covert unconventional warfare operations, never knowing if he and/or his entire team would return to base once they left the wire. It was a process that would… Go to Episode