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EP-110 | Mindset, Prioritization Management

Get your priorities straight. Drew (Baer Solutions), George (SOFlete), and Brian (KCSL) join Robert on this episode to discuss how prioritization management can help you whether in stressful combat situations, or everyday life in the civilian world. A special Veterans Day offer! From 1 Oct 2017 - 11 Nov 2017 you can use code Mentors4mil30 to receive 30% off Skeleton Optics Decoy Multi-cam and Decoy Patriot sunglasses. The code Mentors4mil will provide you a 10% discount on all pairs. Visit...

Duration: 00:38:22

EP-109 | Living Life With No Boundaries

What happens when you invite a Marine Recon, an Air Force PJ, and an Army Green Beret to a podcast? George from SOFlete, Brian from KCSL, and Drew from BAER Solutions join Robert on this episode to discuss the No Boundaries attitude - to life within the military and outside. A special Veterans Day offer! From 1 Oct 2017 - 11 Nov 2017 you can use code Mentors4mil30 to receive 30% off Skeleton Optics Decoy Multi-cam and Decoy Patriot sunglasses. The code Mentors4mil will provide you a 10%...

Duration: 00:38:53

EP-108 | Unconventional Policing - SOF Lessons Learned | Baer Solutions

Drew served in the U.S. Army Special Forces as an 18B and joined Jason and Robert to talk about unconventional policing and the SOF lessons learned from combat. Baer Solutions provides training to law enforcement by using lessons learned on the battlefield. You can follow Baer Solutions at or at Follow Mentors for Military: iTunes: SoundCloud: Instagram:...

Duration: 00:49:28

EP-107 | Having the Right Focus | SOFlete | KCSL

George Briones III is the Head of Human Performance with SOFlete HQ and is a former Recon Marine. He joins Brian from Keep Calm & Save Lives (The Movement), Robert, and Jason Dickinson to discuss the importance of having the right focus in everything you do. Follow Mentors for Military: iTunes: SoundCloud: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Homepage:...

Duration: 00:52:00

EP-106 | Humility: Post Combat, In Life, As A Leader | Damian | US Navy EOD

In this episode Brian and Sean from Keep Calm & Save Lives (The Movement) join Robert as hosts and the three welcome Damian back to the show. Damian is a medically retiring US Navy EOD who served multiple tours in combat and lost a good friend during one of the tours. Damian received a Bronze Star and when he returned from combat his grandfather taught him a valuable lesson. Follow KCSL, The Movement, on Instagram at: Follow Mentors for Military: iTunes:...

Duration: 00:34:25

EP-105 | So You Want to Go Beyond?

Brian of Keep Calm & Save Lives (KCSL) joins Robert as a host and the two discuss what it takes to go beyond whats expected and how leaders should recognize these individuals. Do you think you are badass? Then don't stand out from the crowd too much, but yet strike a balance. Give of yourself. Follow KCSL, The Movement, on Instagram at: Follow Mentors for Military: iTunes: SoundCloud: Instagram:...

Duration: 00:43:53

EP-104 | Taking the First Step | Never Quit Attitude | Jon M.

Whether you are thinking about being a badass and entering into special operations forces, you are transitioning from the military, or you are exploring a new career path as a civilian, you need to listen to this episode. Having a Never Quit attitude will be critical no matter what choice you make in life. Jon M. is an active duty USAF C17 (Globemaster) pilot and he joins us on this episode. You can follow Jon on Instagram at Follow Mentors for...

Duration: 00:45:47

EP-103 | Combat Situational Awareness | Leadership & Team Training

Mike, Kat, and Robert discuss combat situational awareness and how that also applies to the private sector. They also discuss the best learning methods to help leaders train their teams. Follow Mentors for Military: iTunes: SoundCloud: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Homepage: Use Code Mentors4mil at to...

Duration: 00:42:31

EP-102 | Brian and Sean | Active Duty USAF Pararescue or PJs | KCSL

Brian and Sean from Keep Calm and Save Lives or KCSL are active duty USAF Pararescue (PJs) and they answer the question: "How good looking is too good looking for special operations?" - We find out today with Brian and Sean! Seriously though, we discuss what it takes to be a PJ, how and why they became pararescue, and the advances in medicine from situations experienced on the battlefield and in civilian trauma centers. A great episode with two badass and humble guys who really have a...

Duration: 00:56:26

EP-101 | Nick Benas | USMC | How Leaders Can Recognize & Handle Mental Health Crisis

Nick Benas, QMHA is a Qualified Mental Health Associate and a former United States Marine Sergeant as well as Iraqi Combat Veteran. Nick is the former Director of Business Operations for Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare, a private non-profit mental health agency, located on the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon. He is also a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor by the National Council for Behavioral Health, teaching adults, and youth modules. He travels around the United States...

Duration: 00:52:34

EP-100 | From Soldier to Entrepreneur: How to Build Businesses Using Military Experience

Phil Hayes-St. Clair is a former soldier in the Australian Army and current entrepreneur. He has experience building and selling companies and has also previously held leadership roles with ASX top 20 companies including AMP, and Suncorp-Metway. In this episode Phil joins Robert and the two discuss how the education and experience from the military enable service members for a career path as an entrepreneur. Great information shared on how to be successful in business ventures and some key...

Duration: 00:49:19

EP-99 | 82nd ABN DIV | Airborne Leadership

In this episode, LTC Joe Buccino, Public Affairs Officer for the 82nd Airborne Division, America's Guard of Honor, and host of the All American Legacy Podcast for the 82nd ABN DIV, joined Mike Pritts and Robert Gowin to discuss the differences between leadership in airborne units versus the conventional Army. Follow the All American Legacy Podcast at iTunes at The Mentors for Military Podcast is sponsored by Skeleton Optics. Skeleton Optics is a veteran owned company...

Duration: 00:49:50

EP-98 | Beating the Law of Averages - Going from Good to Great

In his book The Little Things: Why You Really Should Sweat the Small Stuff, Andy Andrews wrote how he believes the reason most people can't achieve extraordinary results is because "everybody wants to make a difference, but nobody is willing to be different." In this episode Jason Dickinson joins Robert and the two discuss how you can achieve extraordinary results (or success) by evaluating how successful people do it. Follow Mentors for Military: iTunes:

Duration: 00:46:13

EP-96 | KC Finnegan | US Army Special Forces | Emotional Intelligence Leadership

KC Finnegan is a US Army Special Forces officer. He is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and was initially a mechanized infantry officer before attending Special Forces selection. In this episode, we talk about how without emotional intelligence, a person can have the best training in the world, an incisive, analytical mind, and an endless supply of smart ideas, but won't make a great leader. Follow Mentors for Military: iTunes: SoundCloud:...

Duration: 00:47:42

New Leader In A Seasoned Unit | Guest Host Jason Dickinson

Jason Dickinson and Robert talk about arriving into a seasoned unit as a new leader. The things to think about so that you build team cohesion and effective teams. Follow Mentors for Military: iTunes: SoundCloud: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Homepage:

Duration: 00:45:24

EP-94 | Jason Dickinson | Special Forces | Ranger | Resilience | Facing Failure

"It seems like everyone is stating the importance of being resilient, especially in the business world. The trouble is, not many people talk about how to build resiliency." Jason Dickinson recently separated from the US Army as a Major in the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). In this episode we talk with Jason about his many failed attempts (beginning with recycling 2nd grade!) throughout his life and career and how that has helped him be a better person and a better leader. We hope to...

Duration: 00:38:29

EP-93 | Being A Young Leader | Learning Through Mistakes

At some point in your career you may become a leader. You may already be a young leader and are currently struggling through it. It's not easy being a leader and, trust us, you'll make plenty of mistakes along the way! But, that's all part of being a leader. You have to be willing to humble yourself and remain teachable, because leadership is a process and you should never stop learning how to be a better leader. In this episode we talk about being a young leader and some of the things you...

Duration: 00:46:50

EP-92 | John Fenzel | US Army Special Forces | Author | Leadership in the military

John Fenzel is a retired senior Army Special Forces officer who has served on battlefields throughout world. He has served on the personal staff of the Secretary of Defense, as a Special Assistant to the Vice President, as a strategic planner for the Chief of Staff of the Army, and as a White House Fellow during the Clinton and Bush administrations. He commanded a Special Forces Battalion at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and an Army brigade at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In the wake of the 9-11...

Duration: 00:51:33

EP-91 | Nick Hamm | USMC First Sergeant | Warrior Built Foundation | Helping Combat Veterans

Combat veterans now have a place to go to reconnect with like minds and to assist them with the transition back to the private sector. Nick Hamm created the Warrior Built Foundation to honor the service and sacrifice of combat veterans and wounded service members who served our country by providing vocational and recreational opportunities. Vocational and recreational opportunities break through walls and foster an environment of healing, where great memories are born and new support...

Duration: 00:45:10

EP-89 | World Events | History | Current Affairs | Sammy Durrani

In this episode, Sammy Durrani joins Robert and Mike to discuss her military background, her heritage, and the history that has shaped much of what we've seen in current events. Sammy is a former enlisted soldier and now an officer in the U.S. Army and she hails from 3 generations of British Army soldiers. She has a B.A. and an M.S. from Boston University. She spends much of her time as a philanthropist aiding causes supporting women and children. Follow Mentors for Military: iTunes:...

Duration: 00:44:59

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