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


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

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GRP 88-We’re back! We took a short break for the end of the summer to get some travel time in. On for this week’s podcast is United States Air Force (Ret) Chief Master Sergeant “N.G.”. He served in the Air Force for a total of 26 years, with 21 of those years as a Pararescuemen, or Para Jumper (PJ). The United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and Air Combat Command (ACC) operators tasked with recovery and medical treatment of personnel in humanitarian and combat environments. These special operations units are also used to support NASA missions and have been used to recover astronauts after water landings. They are attached to other SOF teams from all branches to conduct other operations as appropriate.


“N.G” is the owner of S.E.I. Green Feet, a company which provides a multitude of highly specialized training modules for the special operations, first responders, and business communities. You can find out more about the company here:


We talked about some of “N.G”s career, the unique mission and capabilities of the PJ’s, as well as tactical medicine, leadership, and exiting the military.


•    0:00-Introduction audio on Medal of Honor recipient Airforce PJ William H. Pitsenbarger “Pitts”.


•    7:47-Air Force Pararescue is the only unit whose primary job is to rescue. Joining the Air Force, and then Pararescue.


•    12:50-Pararescue selection, advice on how to properly prepare.


•    22:10-What makes Pararescue a unique unit and mission set. Jumping, diving, insertion and exfiltration capabilities. 


•    30:07-Combat deployments as a Pararescuemen.


•    38:05-NG was a part of the team that rescued the Stealth F-117A pilot who was shot down in Serbia in 1999.


•     45:45-The development of tactics, techniques, and procedures of combat medicine. The innovation of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), and its implementation by the U.S. Army Rangers.


•    58:00-Leadership.


•    1:05:14- “There are no atheist in the foxholes”


•    1:15:02-S.E.I. Green Feet


•    1:21:06-Exiting the military. The Pararescue Foundation.



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GRP 60-Wes Kennedy, CSOR, Special Operations Selection, Fitness, Mindset


GRP 60-Wes Kennedy, CSOR, Special Operations Selection, Fitness, Mindset

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GRP 60-Episode 60 of the Global Recon Podcast I thought it would be a great way to kick off the new year by having Wes Kennedy back on the show. Wes is a former Canadian Special Operations Regiment(CSOR) operator. Wes is a combat veteran and since leaving the military has become an expert in fitness, nutrition, and mindset. Wes owns and operates a successful company whose main focus is to help people from the Five Eyes(FVEY) community pass special operations selection. FVEY consist of the Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. We often received emails and messages on social media asking for any resources that can help someone pass a selection. Well, there is no better place than the services provided by Wes and his company. Below is an excerpt from the podcast.


John: You spent your time serving first as an engineer, then special operations, and now you've left the military. When you first started your company you were focused on a few different avenues of fitness and health. Now you guys focus more on special operations selection. You have the physical aspect, but you also have the mental aspect. I know this is something you specialize in. Can we talk about that?


Wes Kennedy: What I've learned over the past several years with hundreds of guys training for various special ops selections around the world is the programming. Spent a lot of time learning how to do nutrition. It's almost the fluff of the training. It's fairly easy to deliver good individualized program design, good individualized nutrition. There are few guys that take it on and do it without question. Hit it day in and day out. What happens with most of us being the human beings that we are is eventually guys hit a crossroad. They said they're going to do something and they don't do it. I've begun to create a series of modules and training for that mindset piece to understand where they're behavioral patterns come from. The first module we cover in the mindset piece we cover is a purpose. A man without purpose is lost in the wind. Purpose to me is essentially what do I need to do before I die? and what do I need to do right now?



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GRP 15-War Stories, Webinar's, Survival


GRP 15-War Stories, Webinar's, Survival

GRP 15-On this episode we give more details on the Global Recon/Field Craft Survival Mindset Webinar which you can opt in to by sending an email to Once we lock in your email address we will send you the information needed to pre register. In order for us to host this we will need 30 pre registers.


Mike tells two different stories of being in gunfights while deployed, and how having the right mindset, and training methodologies you can survive a natural, or man made catastrophe. Any questions, tips, suggestions email


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