“As a senior AH-64D Longbow Apache aviator rated as Pilot in Command and qualified as Air Mission Commander, I have never witnessed such an act of heroism in my three years of fighting in combat…. My only regret is that I was unable to prevent Jag 28’s death. I will carry that burden indefinitely. Jag […]
The post Ep 057 – “I’ve Got a Man Down!” | Memorial Day 2018 appeared first on .
Since The Mark Forester Foundation’s annual race and 28-mile birthday walk is May 19, I wanted to have family friend and race director Lauren Tinker on the show. Lauren shares why she wants to lead the races each year and what Mark Forester means to her. She and her family dedicate countless hours throughout the […]
The post Ep 056 – Lauren Tinker | Price of Freedom Race: Behind the Scenes appeared first on .
I first learned of Brant Ireland in an ESPN interview prior to the 2017 Warrior Games. That’s when I knew he needed to be on the show. Here he is sharing how he made it thru the grueling pipeline to become a Green Beret, then loosing his leg in a bazaar accident in Afghanistan in 2013. Ireland […]
The post Ep 055 – Brant Ireland | One-Legged Beast appeared first on .
Ever wondered if your deceased father received any awards for valor while serving in the military? Ever been told a relative received a medal, but you’ve never seen it? Or, do you feel someone is flat-out lying to you about their service accomplishments? My guest today is helping answer all those questions. Doug Sterner has created a […]
The post Ep 054 – Doug Sterner | Military Times Hall of Valor appeared first on .
Justin Roberts is our first Chaplain on the show. I thought we were going to mainly talk about his new movie, “No Greater Love“, but I also got educated on the emotional roller coaster roles of an Army Chaplain. Roberts, the director and producer of No Greater Love, has experienced the reality of war and its aftermath […]
The post Ep 053 – Chaplain Justin Roberts – Director of No Greater Love movie appeared first on .
Matt Larsen is the most successful hand-to-hand combat trainer and program developer in history. Regarded as the father of the Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP), Larsen overhauled the Army’s hand-to-hand combat doctrine by rewriting the Combatives field manual in 2002 and updated the manual in 2009. Larsen shared with me his background and why the Combatives Field […]
The post Ep 052 – Matt Larsen – Father of Modern Army Combatives appeared first on .
In addition to being a Marine, Rich Brown is my first law enforcement officer on the show. He’s proven to live a life of service–to his country, to his community and to immigrants looking for work and better ways of life in the US. Speaking of immigrants, we have a great discussion about President Trump’s […]
The post Episode 051 – Rich Brown of American Warrior Society appeared first on .
The Most Effective Self-Protection Training in World If you don’t know the name Tim Larkin (@TFTTimLarkin), that’s probably a good thing. Why? Because most civilians who come to him have already had a violent encounter and been a victim. Tim Larkin is the founder & creator of Target Focus Training, the world leader in personal-protection […]
The post Ep 050 – Tim Larkin | Sometimes Violence is the Answer – Part 1 appeared first on .
A few weeks after the attacks of 9/11, Will quit his finance job in Midtown Manhattan to join the military. Turns out quitting his job may have been premature since it took about a year to get in the Army. This Princeton graduate entered basic training 10 years older than most and knew what he wanted […]
The post Episode 044 – Will Bardenwerper | Saddam Hussein: Psychological Exploration appeared first on .
On George’s 9th deployment in 2010, his Humvee rolled over on him a few times, which shattered his hip, broke bones in his back and screwed up his shoulder. He woke up on his way to Walter Reed where he’d spend the next seven months. We talk in person about his recovery – not physical, […]
The post Episode 042 – TACP “George” on Healing, Forgiving, and Resiliency appeared first on .
Woody Williams will never forget the odor of burning human remains. “There are some things about that 4 hours that have bothered me my whole life… I can’t remember going back and getting the other 5 flamethrowers. It was so horrific, I didn’t want to remember.” Today’s guest is our first Medal of Honor recipient […]
The post Episode 041 – Hershel “Woody” Williams, Medal of Honor Recipient from Iwo Jima appeared first on .
Mark Lauren is a bodyweight expert. His fitness method is for “real men and women with real lives … giving the ability to train alone anywhere, any time, without the crutch of personal trainers and gyms.” Mark honed the programs and myriad exercises in his book, “You Are Your Own Gym“, while preparing hundreds of […]
The post Episode 040 – CCT Mark Lauren | You Are Your Own Gym appeared first on .
“You wanna be a leader? It starts at home.” When I say Noah Galloway quit college to join the Army after the attacks of 9/11, he literally didn’t go back to class and joined officially in October of 2001. He was in shape and felt impressed to do his part by taking the fight to […]
The post Episode 039 – Noah Galloway | Living with No Excuses appeared first on .
In my second interview with someone on the ground, in the action, helping with hurricane relief, Michael Andrew talks with me from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands following the destruction of Hurricane Irma. This is the kind of work he was made for. Michael thrives in these environments. He arrived there Wednesday via charter […]
The post SPECIAL: Michael Andrew on the ground in US Virgin Islands | Hurricane Irma appeared first on .
Terry Dailey could possibly have the baddest Harleys around. When he rides “Old Glory” or “The Eagle” he gets lots of attention. Additionally, strangers start talking to him about their service or their bikes. It kind of gave others permission to talk to him about almost anything. In my first “in person” interview, Terry and I […]
The post Episode 037 – Terry Dailey of Project Patriot Bikes, Vietnam vet appeared first on .
When this 5’3″ tall airman was denied a waiver to be a pilot, along with women and a male gymnast, he had to figure out something else to do. 23 years later, he retired from the Air Force’s elite Special Tactics community as a combat controller. Kurt Buller said he has “the energy of a […]
The post Episode 036 – CCT Kurt Buller | I Will Run Thru the Brick Wall First appeared first on .
Jack Fanning was a combat controller training for a new team when a night time HAHO training jump went terribly wrong. When he jumped from the aircraft, he was at the pinnacle of physical shape, with hundreds of jumps under his belt. However, Fanning ended up hitting the ground at 35 knots (~40 mph) which caused his C3 […]
The post Episode 034 – “Bring it on”, with Jack Fanning, CCT, Quadriplegic appeared first on Thad Forester.
“If you think you can’t memorize something, you’re wrong. You can remember 10-20 times more data than you think.” 2-time USA Memory Champion Ron White, aka Brain Athlete, gives us some insights on what he’s been doing. We start out with the Afghanistan Memory Wall, where he memorized the rank, first and last name of […]
The post Episode 033 – Ron White: Brain Athlete-Memory Expert appeared first on Thad Forester.
“Dear God, I wish I could have been on one of those planes. Maybe I could have made a difference.” (spoken by the sheepdogs; the warriors). What do you ask the expert in the study of the psychology of killing? Dave Grossman is the country’s #1 trainer of military and law enforcement who helps those […]
The post Episode 032 – Lt. Col. Dave Grossman: Killology 101 appeared first on Thad Forester.
Here is a 1-minute clip of my interview with Dave Grossman. He is the country’s #1 trainer of military and law enforcement who helps those who have to kill overcome the natural resistance to killing. In this short clip he starts on the difference between sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Our full interview will air July 10, […]
The post Lt. Col. Dave Grossman on sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs appeared first on Thad Forester.