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Welcome to the Global Recon Podcast! Tune in for a chance to hear from former SOF Operators, as well as military personnel from across the spectrum of military specialties.

Welcome to the Global Recon Podcast! Tune in for a chance to hear from former SOF Operators, as well as military personnel from across the spectrum of military specialties.
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New York City, NY

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Welcome to the Global Recon Podcast! Tune in for a chance to hear from former SOF Operators, as well as military personnel from across the spectrum of military specialties.

Twitter:

@IgRecon

Language:

English


Episodes

GRP 100-War Dogs:The Story of a Special Missions Operator

11/15/2017
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GRP 100- For the 100th episode of the Global Recon Podcast we have an extremely special episode. On with us is retired Special Missions Operator Dave Nielsen. Dave served first with the 75th Ranger Regiment and then went into a Special Missions unit as an assaulter, dog handler, and sniper. His story was featured in the HBO documentary released on the 13th of this month called "War Dogs" executive produced by actor Channing Tatum. This documentary shows the story of three dog handlers and...

Duration: 01:10:35


GRP 99-Jason Hall: Screen Writer for "American Sniper" Director for "Thank You For Your Service"

11/8/2017
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GRP 99-Our guest for this weeks episode is Jason Hall. Jason wrote the screen play for "American Sniper" and is the director for "Thank You For Your Service". His latest film is based on the book of the same title written by David Finkel. It's centered around Adam Schumann a U.S. Army Combat veteran and some of the final moments of this last deployment into Iraq with a focus on his return home. This movie highlights the struggle that some combat veterans face upon returning from war not...

Duration: 00:48:46


GRP 98-Benito Olson:The Story of a Dog Handler Supporting SEAL Team Six in Combat

11/1/2017
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GRP 98-On for this week's podcast is retired Master at Arms Benito Olson. Benny began his career in the Navy working in Bahrain where he developed an interest in dog handling. He eventually became a dog handler and was stationed back in the states. Benny was then recruited as a dog handler into the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU) to support the SEALs as their dog handler. We talked what it's like working with military dogs and then working with Special Operations dogs in...

Duration: 01:48:41


GRP 97-"Thank You For Your Service" With Adam Schumann

10/27/2017
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GRP 97- “Thank You for Your Service” written and directed by “American Sniper” screenwriter Jason Hall depicts Adam Schumann (played by Miles Teller) and other, real-life soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division. The movie, opening Friday, portrays their struggles with traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicidal thoughts following their return from Iraq to Fort Riley, Kansas. We have Schumann on for this episode to discuss his career in the Army as well...

Duration: 00:47:12


GRP 96- The Commando: The life and death of Cameron Baird.

10/20/2017
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GRP 96-Corporal Cameron Baird is one of Australia’s most highly decorated warriors. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in leading a team of Australian Commando’s assaulting an enemy strong hold on June 22, 2013 in Afghanistan. Author Ben Mckelvey just published the book “The Commando: The life and death of Cameron Baird”. I have Ben on for this podcast alongside former Australian Special Forces operator Eddie Robinson. Cam and Eddie were best friends having...

Duration: 02:01:54


GRP 95- The Reality of War: Perspective of SAS Trooper and Victoria Cross recipient Mark Donaldson

10/16/2017
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GRP 95- We know you’ve all been anticipating part two of the conversation we had with Mark Donaldson. Mark is a veteran of the Australian Special Air Service Regiment and recipient of the Victoria Cross. The VC is Australia’s highest award given for valor in combat. In this segment Mark talks about running operations with U.S Army Special Forces Green Berets in Afghanistan. It was on one of these operations in which the battle took place where Mark went above and beyond the call of duty....

Duration: 01:17:41


GRP 94 Echo in Ramadi: Marine Corps Major Scott Huesing

10/11/2017
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GRP 94-It’s a great honor to have United States Marine Corps Major Scott Huesing on the podcast. Major Huesing served for 24 years with 10 deployments conducting operations in over 60 countries worldwide. He’s the author of the upcoming book “Echo in Ramadi”. Now Major Scott A. Huesing, the commander who led Echo Company through Ramadi, takes readers back to the streets of Ramadi in a visceral, gripping portrayal of modern urban combat. Bound together by brotherhood, honor, and the horror...

Duration: 01:02:58


GRP 93-Victoria Cross: The story of Mark Donaldson an SAS Trooper

10/6/2017
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GRP 93- It’s with great reverence that I introduce our guest for this week’s podcast. Mark Donaldson is a retired Australian Special Air Service Regiment trooper and recipient of the Victoria Cross. The Victoria Cross is Australia’s highest award for most conspicuous bravery, or some daring or pre-eminent act of valor or self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy. It’s the Australian equivalent to our Medal of Honor. We discussed Mark’s early life and...

Duration: 01:26:28


GRP 92-Terror in Vegas|Chantel Taylor returns| Five Years to Freeom

10/3/2017
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GRP 92- We’d like to send our condolences out to the family and friends of everyone affected by the horrific attack in Las Vegas. We’d want to withhold any commentary, or analysis until the facts from the official investigation come out. Chantel Taylor is back on the podcast. We touched on a variety of different topics to include situational awareness, the attack in Marseilles, France, and the refugee situation in Europe among many other subjects. We’ll play the second half of the...

Duration: 01:24:08


GRP 91-"Five Years to Freedom"

9/28/2017
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GRP 90-Co-hosting for this episode is retired Green Beret HP Lefler. Lef spent time as an instructor at the Army’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) school. SERE is a program, best known by its military acronym, that provides high-risk personnel such as Special Operations Forces, and aircrews techniques and principles to be followed if captured by the enemy. We went over the book “Five Years to Freedom” written by Army Colonel Nick Rowe. Colonel Rowe was captured in 1963 in...

Duration: 00:45:24


GRP 90-How to travel abroad safetly|The dangerous of training for war| Terror in the U.K.

9/21/2017
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GRP 90-Co-hosting for this week’s podcast is U.S. Army Special Forces veteran HP Lefler. For this episode we decided to come up with some tips and ideas on how to plan for a trip into a place like Egypt. As Americans, or Westerners traveling into a country in North Africa it can be exciting and dangerous. The tips and ideas we give you are to help mitigate some of those risk. Last week there was a training accident at the Special Forces Qualification Course in which 1 student was killed,...

Duration: 00:50:59


GRP 89-The Long Game-China, Russia, and unconventional warfare

9/13/2017
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GRP 89-Today is the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. I’m in close proximity of the Freedom Tower every day. The memory of those who died are alive and well within those of us who were present on that fateful day 16 years ago. We will always remember. On for this week’s podcast is recently retired Special Forces Weapons Sergeant (18 Bravo) HP Lefler. Lef served as a Green Beret all over the planet in multiple roles. We discuss the subversion of...

Duration: 01:45:46


GRP 88-So that others may live: The Story of a Pararescuemen.

9/8/2017
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GRP 88-So that others may live: The Story of a Pararescuemen. by Global Recon

Duration: 01:52:51


GRP 87-Combat Concussions: The cause and effects of blast wave injuries on veterans of combat arms

8/8/2017
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GRP 87-We have a very special and powerful episode for you guys. Back on the podcast is retired SARC Dan Brown, and retired Army Special Operations veteran Kevin Tretter. Dan served with Force Recon and the Marine Raider Battalions as a highly trained Corpsman. Kevin started out as a Combat Engineer 12 Bravo then went into Special Forces as an 18 Charlie Engineer Sergeant. He got picked up by a special unit to serve as a heavy breacher. He then went back into Special Forces in the...

Duration: 02:11:34


GRP 86-The Tip of the Spear-An Operator’s Perspective|Storm Tactical Consulting

8/2/2017
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On for this week’s podcast is a 20-year veteran of the Army Special Operations Command is the owner of Storm Tactical Consulting Fred. Fred served as a Special Forces Medic for a number of years before trying out and getting selected to serve as an operator in a Special Missions Unit. We discussed the oversaturation of the tactical training industry, and some of the core principles of being an effective gunfighter i.e. mastering the basics. We talked about combat medicine and the evolution...

Duration: 01:17:06


GRP 85-A Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman through combat| Traumatic Brain Injury

7/26/2017
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GRP 85- On for this week's podcast is retired Navy Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman (SARC), and the host of "The Dangerzone" podcast Dan Brown. SARC's are highly trained Special Operations Medical personnel who deploy mainly with the Force Reconnaissance companies and the Marine Raiders. There have been instances where SARC's have deployed with Naval Special Warfare Teams and Army Special Operations Teams. SARC's are trained as amphibious special operations personnel going...

Duration: 01:38:13


GRP 84-From Mogadishu as a Marine to Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL Sniper The Chris Osman Story

7/12/2017
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GRP 84-From Mogadishu as a Marine to Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL Sniper The Chris Osman Story by Global Recon

Duration: 01:48:44


GRP 83-Operation Nimrod: The Story of the Iranian Embassy Siege by SAS Staff Sergeant Rusty Firmin

7/5/2017
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GRP 83-Operation Nimrod: The Story of the Iranian Embassy Siege by SAS Staff Sergeant Rusty Firmin by Global Recon

Duration: 01:40:26


GRP 81-Against All Odds: Two Green Berets overcoming Adveristy| Transnational Terrorism

6/14/2017
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GRP 81-Against All Odds: Two Green Berets overcoming Adveristy| Transnational Terrorism by Global Recon

Duration: 02:04:10


GRP 80-Memorial Day in Mosul: A Special Forces Veteran Returns to Iraq

5/31/2017
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GRP 80- Memorial Day has a special place in American culture. It's a day we honor those who were killed in action during all wars fought by this country. Memorial Day is observed as a federal holiday, but there are men and women to which every day is Memorial Day. We have a special episode for this week with Special Forces veteran and co-founder of Raise The Black Bryan Myers who came on to the podcast with us while he's in Mosul, Iraq. Bryan spent his Memorial Day going back to a place...

Duration: 01:19:10

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