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GRP 84-From Mogadishu as a Marine to Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL Sniper The Chris Osman Story


GRP 84-From Mogadishu as a Marine to Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL Sniper The Chris Osman Story


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GRP 84-On for this week's podcast is former Marine Corps and Navy SEAL veteran, Chris Osman. Chris is a successful business owner and entrepreneur. Chris was deployed into Mogadishu as a Marine, and later into Afghanistan during the early days of the war as a SEAL Team 3 sniper with Task Force K-Bar. His first deployment was in 1999 conducting Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) operations when Saddam was still in power violating U.N. sanctions. They were taking down Iraqi ships smuggling oil and drugs.


 On September 11th, 2001 Chris was finishing up Marine Corps Scout Sniper School at Camp Pendleton when he was recalled by his command and rapidly deployed to the Middle East. The first mission they went on was to take down the ship that Al-Qaeda used to smuggle the explosives into Africa that were used at the two embassy bombings in Tanzania, and Kenya. Shortly afterward they deployed into Afghanistan. We talked about entrepreneurship as Chris has successfully started companies, as well as transitioning out of the military. Below is an excerpt:


Chris Osman: General Mattis was the ground force commander at the time so getting to meet him was pretty cool. We were given a mission to do a battle damage assessment(BDA) after B-52 bombing runs on the Zhawar Kili cave complex. We marked the entrances to the caves and we are clearing these pitch black caves without knowing what to expect. They could be rigged with explosives or have enemy fighters waiting to ambush. We were originally supposed to be on this op for 12 hours. We ended up staying out there for 9 and a half days. We had a Marine Corps infantry element with us. We patrolled out of a village that we took over. For day and night over 9 days we called in over 200 airstrikes. We ran into some enemy combatants coming out of a cave over 500 meters away and called in airstrikes killing them. After that mission, the op tempo ratcheted up. Because we were part of Task Force K-Bar we partnered up with the German KSK Commandos. That Task Force had Australian SAS, New Zealand SAS, the Canadians, and several allied nations SOF units.


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GRP 26-Crisis Applications Group, 18 Delta, Publishing Recruitment


GRP 26-Crisis Applications Group, 18 Delta, Publishing Recruitment

Crisis Applications Group, 18 Delta, Publishing Recruitment



GRP 26-On this episode I interviewed Jay the CEO of the Crisis Applications Group. We’re excited to announce that Global Recon is now on LinkedIn! Just search Global Recon as we being to build our professional network online. I’m also recruiting experts in the book, and media publishing fields. If you’re interested send an email to


The Crisis Application Group, is a private group that consists of professionals and law abiding citizens committed to self defense and self reliance. Our mission is to foster a mature network of proactive, training oriented adults and sponsor dialog across our national and international network.


Below is an excerpt from the episode:


John Hendricks: I know you were a Special Forces Medic which is the 18 Delta, were you working as a medic in your other unit?


Jay: I was. As an 18 Delta in a regular Special Forces Group if that makes any sense your primary hat is an operator. You’re a Green Beret first, and a medic second. You’re a shooter, and then should the occasion arise you become a medic. It’s not much different on the Special Missions side of the house. The emphasis is placed on your specialty.  You go through the same training as an operator, but when you go to your maneuver element you are the subject matter expert in tactical medicine. You’re expected to pursue that specialty, and operationally speaking your sort of set aside to be the medic.  


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