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GRP 101-Never Above You, Never Below You, Always Beside You- A Marine Raiders Journey

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GRP 101-Never Above You, Never Below You, Always Beside You- A Marine Raiders Journey

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GRP 101-On for this week's podcast is former Marine Raider Nick Koumalatsos. Nick explained his early life which was a bumpy road as he was getting in trouble prior to joining the Marine Corps. Overcoming several obstacles he made it in and began his journey. We talked about his time spent in Force Recon, and the Marine Raider Battalions. Nick shared a war story from his Force Recon days in Fallujah, Iraq running Asymmetrical operations. 

We discussed transitioning out of the military, and several of the different ventures Nick has been spearheading including the Raider Project. We talked about Youtube, traveling, drone cameras and much more. Enjoy. 

0:00-Intro

3:40-Nick's early life struggles. Entry into the Marine Corps.

28:08-The difference between Force Recon and the Marine Raider Battalions 

33:35-Force Recon in Fallujah 

47:38-Nick's transition out of the military. 

Check out some links below to follow up with Nick:

 USMC Prep www.usmcprep.com
 
Week Marine Corps Recruit Training Prep Program
 
YouTube http://youtube.com/c/nickkoumalatsos - Nick’s Weekly Vlog (BE PREPARED SERIES)

Spartan Carton www.spartancarton.com - Nick fitness subscription box.

The Raider Project www.raiderproject.org - Veteran Non-Profit 

Global Recon:

www.Globalrecon.net


https://www.instagram.com/blackopsmatter


www.twitter.com/igrecon


https://www.facebook.com/GlobalReconPodcast/

 

HP Lefler:

https://www.instagram.com/4runner.freyja

 

Chantel Taylor:

https://www.instagram.com/mission_critical


https://www.instagram.com/altern8rv

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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

 

Dan Brown:

The Dangerzone Podcast on Sound Cloud, ITunes, and YouTube.

Instagram: DanielTheBarbarian

 

Global Recon:

www.globalrecon.net

 

IgRecon – Instagram

BlackOpsMatter- Instagram

Mission_Critical – Instagram

IgRecon- Twitter

 

 

 

Chantel Taylor:

Instagram: Mission_Critical

Facebook: Battleworn

 

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GRP 63-Recon Sniper Foundation, 3rd Force Recon Commander, Leadership

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GRP 63-Recon Sniper Foundation, 3rd Force Recon Commander, Leadership

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GRP 63-On for this week's podcast are U.S. Marines John Brown, the President of the Recon and Sniper Foundation, and Lt. Colonel Drew Ralston, Commanding Officer of the 3rd Force Reconnaissance Battalion. We talked about the Recon and Sniper Foundations event at Shot Show in Las Vegas a few days ago which was a huge success, as well as the role and mission of the Foundation. We talk about leadership, what it takes for young Marines to become Reconnaissance Marines in dealing with and overcoming hardships and adversity.

 

Very shortly the Global Recon's veteran team of writers will begin to release articles with topics to include transnational terrorism, geopolitics, veteran-related issues, military history, and tactical medicine. Our writers are very smart, and accomplished individuals with a lot to offer.  We will announce start the article publishing early February. Below is an excerpt from the podcast.

 

John: You guys met and worked together under some unique circumstances. Can you guys talk about that?

 

Lt. Colonel Ralston: As a reserve Commander my unit is over in Mobile Alabama, but I live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In August of last year, we suffered some of the worst flooding’s on record in this area. Within about 48 hours a group of gentlemen from the Recon and Sniper Foundation had mobilized and got guys down here to help with getting myself and a number of other Reconnaissance Marines back on our feet. There's another reserve unit here in Baton Rouge that was affected by the flood and we got to work.  We found retired Marines who needed help. A gentleman who was a Korean War Vet was at the Chosin Reservoir with Chesty Puller had his house decimated by the flood we did a lot of work to get him back on his feet.

 

We ended up helping the first responders who were out not fixing their homes, but out on the street helping civilians. One of the most rewarded moments for me was one of my former Marines his parent's house was destroyed. We spent 3 days at their house alone. At some point, this Marine's mother looks at her husband and says "You know baby it's going to be ok, the Marines are here.''

 

 

John Brown:

http://www.reconsniperfoundation.org

Social Media: ReconSniperFoundation

 

Introduction speech was by Colin Powell.

 

Music provided by Caspian:

www.caspianmusic.net

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