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 […]
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After 33 years as an Army officer, Vinny Boles is getting paid to travel the globe to speak on topics he loves- leadership and supply chain. This 2-star General shed some light on how to lead in a crisis (which applies to any profession) and how do you take bad news. The later is the […]
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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, […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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“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 […]
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Today Mark’s friend and teammate tells us what it was like to get the news of Mark’s death, how he got a risky flight out of his FOB and met up with Mark so he could escort back to the states as part of the Angel Flight. September 29, 2017 makes seven years since Mark […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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“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 […]
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“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 […]
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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, […]
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Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) member George is with us to share how his desire to serve others resulted in joining the JROTC in high school, then enlisting in the Air Force after graduating. 17 years later, his body is worn and at times his heart, soul and body were broken. On his 9th deployment […]
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I asked Benjamin Brandt how deploying to a war zone prepared him to be a financial planner. He said in the military they learned to act without thinking. In his profession now, it’s important to think without acting. He was a member of Task Force Trailblazer where he was a combat engineer. Their mission was […]
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For this Memorial Day show, we are privileged to have the Gold Star parents of Adam Brown, fallen SEAL Team 6 operator. Larry and Janice’s son Adam was killed in action on March 17, 2010 in Afghanistan. He died a hero, putting himself in harm’s way to help save his team. They share with us […]
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Mark’s ebook in the Kindle version will be on sale the next 4 days. Today you’ll see it start out at $0.99 (at 10 am central) and then will go up by $2.00 every 27 hours for the next 4 days. This is a very cheap option to read about an American Hero, especially as […]
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If you’ve read my book: “My Brother in Arms”, you’ve seen Matthew Glencoe’s name on the front cover. After I’d been working on the book for about a year, I realized help was needed if the book was ever going to be finished in reasonable time. As he helped organize the book, Matt and I […]
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Carter Henry’s new book “The Hero Workouts” features 100 hero WODs (workout of the day), with background on each fallen hero featured. Hero WODs are common in the Crossfit community. They typically add a level of difficulty that isn’t already there with normal WODs. If you’ve participated in a Hero WOD at a Crossfit box, […]
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