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GRP 122- We’ll do the Voodoo so that you can do what you do: Australian Special Forces Medics

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GRP 122- We’ll do the Voodoo so that you can do what you do: Australian Special Forces Medics

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GRP 122- We’ll do the Voodoo so that you can do what you do: Australian Special Forces Medics at war

On for this week’s podcast are two Voodoo Medics who served in the Australian Special Forces for a number of years. Corporal Tom Newkirk, 2nd Commando Regiment and the Special Operations Engineer Regiment. Sergeant Brad Watts Medic Distinguished Service Medal, SASR (Special Air Service Regiment) who also spent time with the Engineer Regiment. We talked about the Voodoo Medics documentary by Australian Journalist Kristen Shorten which brought to light some of the experiences of these warriors in combat.

We discussed their careers and experiences in Special Operations. Enjoy.

0:00-Intro

10:27-Corporal Tom NewKirk, 2nd Commando Regiment, Special Operations Engineer Regiment. Discussing his family’s military history and Army Career as a Commando Medic.

15:32-Sergeant Brad Watts Medic Distinguished Service Medal, SASR (Special Air Service Regiment)

21:18-Newkirk during the battle of Zabat Kalay in Afghanistan with the 2nd Commando Regiment.

32:28-The incident for which Sergeant Watts received the Distinguished Service Medal for rescuing a Danish solider shot in the head by a sniper.

44:51-Treating children wounded during war fighting.

Here is the link to all of the Voodoo Medics videos and articles

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/voodoomedics

Here is the link that will take viewers straight to Voodoo Medics Part I

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/voodoo-medics-on-the-ground-in-one-of-australias-most-intense-battles-of-the-afghanistan-war/news-story/95ffc44ea62a514267b6156f7fdcf815

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https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/voodoo-medics/id1440695248?mt=2

Voodoo Medics podcast Spotify 

https://open.spotify.com/show/5ghzqIphUdy3q9gEpqQl7g

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GRP 106-One Time Every Time: The Trials and Tribulations of a Navy SEAL at War

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GRP 106-One Time Every Time: The Trials and Tribulations of a Navy SEAL at War

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GRP 106-Chantel Taylor is back on the podcast co-hosting for this episode. We have a special guest on with us “Turbo” who is a retired Navy SEAL. Turbo served as a SEAL for a number of years. After 9/11 he became the second amputee of the war. He couldn’t give details but he was wounded upon insertion into an area attempting to rescue Americans. He was rescued after 18 hours in -20-degree weather on a 10,000-foot mountaintop.

 

His leg was amputated below the knee. After 9 months of rehabilitation, he rejoined his team and deployed into combat. We talked about his experiences going through BUDs (Basic Underwater Demolitions/SEAL) training. We touched on the mental and physical aspects of overcoming a difficult situation. After retiring from the Navy Turbo has done a number of events and competitions in honor of wounded and fallen warfighters all over the country.

 

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0:00-Intro. Navy SEAL Kevin Lacz talking about his good friend Marc Lee who was KIA in Iraq running combat operations.

 

3:10-The beginning of Turbo’s Navy career

 

 

6:00- “One Time Every Time” Becoming a Navy SEAL.

 

20:31- “Wounded by machine gun fire upon insertion. 18 hours later, -20 degrees, 10,000-foot mountaintop.”

 

33:33-Everence

 

42:50-Honoring the fallen, Prosthetics, The Invictus Games

 

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

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

 

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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 motivation for joining the Army as he experienced a traumatic event with the loss of his mother at the age of 19. We discussed how one can turn a tragic event into a motivating force. We discussed the mindset required to train for and get selected into a Special Operations unit like the SAS, and how that same mindset can help surmount obstacles in life. We discussed leadership, the bottom-up approach, and the changing strategy and role for western forces in Afghanistan. This is part one of the interview. The second part will be released within the coming days. 

Three U.S. Army Special Forces Green Berets have been killed in action this week while on patrol through western Mali, in Niger. We’d like to send our deepest condolences to the friends, teammates, and family of these fallen warriors.

0:00- Episode Overview

6:36:00- Motivation to join the Army, and later the SAS. Using the loss of a loved one to drive you forward in life.

15:51:00- “The best way to honor my mates is to come back and live a good life”-Australian WW1 veteran

28:19:00-The mindset required to make it into Special Operations and surmount obstacles in life. Training for selection. 

57:06:00- The bottom-up approach. Leadership and team building. “I’m the guy on the ground I decide what I drop”-British Special Boat Service JTAC to brigade command over the radio
1:09:00- The evolution of the strategy in Afghanistan and the changing role of the special operations units. 

This episode is sponsored by Abes Baumann a law firm that provides legal services and fights for the rights of disabled veterans. To learn about what they can offer you visit http://www.abesbaumann.com/vets

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

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

 

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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 of trauma protocols as the wars progressed.

 

I wanted to get Fred’s take on leadership. He shared a story of a time in Fallujah, Iraq where his Special Forces ODA could have easily avoided an ambush, but due to poor leadership, they walked right into one. Recently I’d listened to a popular podcast on iTunes where the host talked about how ISIS shocked everyone and kind of popped up out of nowhere. This couldn’t be further from the truth so Fred and I discussed a man named Abu Musab al-Zarqawi who is the ideological founder of ISIS but was killed in 2006 in Iraq. His followers have continued on the path set forth by him and in recent years we’ve seen the rise of the Islamic State.

 

Over a long career, Fred has served as an Assaulter, Breacher, Sniper, Human Intel Specialist, and finishing up as a Dog Handler. We touched on PTSD and TBI to close out the episode.  

 

 

 0:00-Intro

2:30- Storm Tactical Consulting

3:37-The oversaturation of the tactical training industry

6:00-Mastering the basics, muscle memory

7:44- Fred’s background 20 years of service as an 18 Delta Green Beret Medic, and later as an operator in the Army’s Special Missions Unit

12:48-Special Operations Combat Medics Course(SOCM) Combat Trauma, Special Forces Medical Sergeant(SFMS) Dentistry, veterinary care, public sanitation, water quality, and optometry. TCCC

17:00-Great leadership

20:55-Story of an avoidable ambush in Fallujah, Iraq under poor leadership

31:38- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and the rise of the Islamic State

38:15-Assaulter, Sniper, Breacher, and a dive into Special Operations Dog Handling

53:39-Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD

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

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

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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 through various schooling alongside Recon Marines to include: Army Basic Airborne School, Marine Combatant Diver school, Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman Course, and the Special Operations Combat Medicine Course.

 

Dan continued on to complete the second half of the Special Operations Medical Course that typically only the Green Beret Medics complete. SEALs and SARC's will also complete the full course to become Independent Duty Corpsman, but only the senior Corpsman go through the rest of the course. We talked about Dan running Village Stability Operations (VSO) in Afghanistan during his deployment with the Raider Battalion, and how that type of mission is incredibly complex as it requires the war fighter to play the role of a diplomat and warrior. Dan was wounded during an attack in Afghanistan resulting in a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). We discussed TBI in some detail which is a topic I plan to cover extensively in future episodes. 

 

0:00-Intro

 

11:00-SARC Pipeline

 

13:30-Special Operations Combat Medicine Course

 

16:28-SARC employment

 

17:34-Force Recon Battalion, Marine Raider Battalion

 

19:16-Independent Duty Corpsman

 

21:14-Prolonged Field Care

 

26:49-The positive effects of 15 years of war for trauma medicine in the United States

 

39:03-Village Stability Operations (VSO)

 

58:13-Running operations in Afghanistan, wounded in Afghanistan, Traumatic Brain Injury.

 

1:31:00-Outro

 

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