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The Global Special Operations Forces (SOF) Foundation is a non-profit focused on building a global SOF community-- and SOFspot is our podcast! Join GSF President Stu Bradin, COO Meaghan Keeler-Pettigrew, and the team as we talk to SOF legends, discuss relevant technologies, and look at the ever-changing battlefield. Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss an episode.

The Global Special Operations Forces (SOF) Foundation is a non-profit focused on building a global SOF community-- and SOFspot is our podcast! Join GSF President Stu Bradin, COO Meaghan Keeler-Pettigrew, and the team as we talk to SOF legends, discuss relevant technologies, and look at the ever-changing battlefield. Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss an episode.
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The Global Special Operations Forces (SOF) Foundation is a non-profit focused on building a global SOF community-- and SOFspot is our podcast! Join GSF President Stu Bradin, COO Meaghan Keeler-Pettigrew, and the team as we talk to SOF legends, discuss relevant technologies, and look at the ever-changing battlefield. Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss an episode.

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Episodes

A Totally Different World

4/23/2019
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Chelsea was joined in today's episode by the GSF's "Ranger Rick" Lamb and Colonel Magne Rodahl, a Norwegian SOF Officer, to talk about the Telemark Raid of WW2. This mission was primarily conducted by Norwegian SOF, so we talk about the raid's significance to the war, some of the heroes who contributed, and the importance of allies. So jump on the lift and ride with us up this mountain of a story.....hint: skiing is involved!

Duration:00:22:57

Unify Across Party Lines

4/16/2019
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Today's guest was The Honorable Jim Locher-- a man who played a leading role in the Goldwater-Nichols Act, the Nunn-Cohen Amendment, the Bosnia Defense Reform Commission, and so much more. He sat down with the GSF's Chelsea Hamashin and Dr. Keenan Yoho to discuss these massive undertakings throughout his career and how he worked across party lines to make things happen. Enjoy this talk with Mr. Locher, which we are releasing on the 32nd Birthday of US Special Operations Command due to Mr....

Duration:00:45:01

Maintain Diverse Talent

4/8/2019
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Meaghan and Chelsea sat down with Lyla Kohistany and Ashley Sogge from PROMOTE, an organization that focuses on inclusive leadership and maintaining the diverse talent within a SOF workforce. We learn why they started PROMOTE, their process in working with SOF units, and the results of their workshops--even when they get weird! If you'd like to learn more about PROMOTE, check out the links below! Read their latest Article: Dispelling the Myth of Women in Special Operations Visit them...

Duration:00:42:46

Grow through Failure

3/15/2019
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Small businesses are a crucial piece of the defense industry puzzle, especially in the Special Operations domain. In this episode, we had a good discussion with representatives from two of our Small Business Partners-- Lori Larsen of Celestar and Garth Arevalo of Lukos. We talked everything from the pains and perks of running a small business to how to get your foot in the door with special operations. Learn more about our guest companies: Lukos: http://lukos.com/ Celestar:...

Duration:00:51:59

The Bennies of SkillBridge

2/11/2019
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Free money, job experience, and network growth? Those are some "bennies" we can get behind. DoD SkillBridge is a lesser-known Fellowship Program offered by the U.S. Department of Defense-- it allows Active Duty Military to participate in internships with companies of their choosing prior to their separation from Active Duty. In today's episode, CDR (Ret) Steve Jones and CDR (Ret) Chuck Neu--both SkillBridge Vets-- talk about their experience with the opportunity and why anyone leaving the...

Duration:00:40:58

Sit Down and Have A Meal

1/18/2019
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Today we discussed the ins and outs of conducting business, specifically SOF business, on an international level. Topics include the importance of personal relationships, legal considerations, and venues for building out your global network. Our guests today, Mr. Tony Quartararo from Spatial Networks and Mr. Stan Highsmith of Fulcrum (both representatives of GSF Small Business Partners) provide real-world experience and vignettes.

Duration:00:45:13

Are you ready to exit the aircraft?

1/17/2019
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The GSF staff is back to talk about SOF for Life--a multi-faceted program that works to support SOF and SOF support who are transitioning from Active Duty. We talk about what the program entails (transition seminars, support in finding a career, wealth management), and the SOF for Life Survey, which had many findings--including the lack of medical, financial, and career prep that many respondents had when they left Active Duty. If you're leaving Active Duty within the next 2 years, we...

Duration:01:04:51

How did this all happen?

10/31/2018
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We're beginning our podcast at the beginning, with a discussion of how the Global SOF Foundation started and got to where it is today. Today you'll hear from GSF President Stu Bradin, COO Meaghan Keeler-Pettigrew, Director of International Engagements Rick Lamb, and your GSF podcast spirit guide, GSF Director of Marketing Chelsea Hamashin. The crew is going to discuss how it became obvious that the GSF was needed, the challenges and victories of the early years, and what we're most excited...

Duration:00:51:58