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GRP-118: Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories: The Guardian Group

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GRP-118: Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories: The Guardian Group

 

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 GRP-118: On for this episode is retired Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Tiegs. LTC Tiegs spent a long career in the US Army serving with multiple special operations units. He finished up with the Army’s Special Missions Unit. Throughout his long career he’s spent years going after and dismantling terror networks across the world. 

 

During his operational service he came across child sex trafficking. He’s now running an organization called “Guardian Group”. “Guardian Group (GG) is committed to an aggressive, comprehensive approach to taking the fight to human trafficking. The first part of our strategy focuses on providing training to the travel and hospitality industries.” Enjoy0:00-Bill McCraven Speech

 

5:45-Introduction to Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Tiegs, The Guardian Group.

 

12:05: Ranger Battalion, College, 10thSpecial Forces Group, Special Missions. 

 

29:40: Denying the enemy freedom of movement.

 

 

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GRP 117-The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang: Insight from a Special Missions Commander

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GRP 117-The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang: Insight from a Special Missions Commander

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We’re back from a podcasting hiatus with a great episode. I spent my fourth of July morning talking with Army Colonel Scott Kelly. Colonel Kelly spent over 23 years in the military working in various roles as a commanding officer. We touched on several topics including special operations selection, leading men at the pinnacle of combat arms in special missions, family, and the large task of running an Army. Colonel Kelly is also the director of the Green Beret Project which does invaluable work with at risk youth. Please check them out. Enjoy.
 

 

0:00-Intro 

 

7:33-Colonel Scott Kelly’s Army career

 

9:42: Special Operations Selection. The role of a Commanding Officer in Special Operations.

 

32:00-Being at the top of your game. The burnout of the Special Operations community and the burden on the families. 

57:16-Working at the strategic level. Attending the War College. 

 

1:13:06-The Green Beret Project

 

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GRP 114- Force has no place where there is need of Skill: A Special Missions Command Sergeant Major

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GRP 114- Force has no place where there is need of Skill: A Special Missions Command Sergeant Major

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GRP 114- Force has no place where there is need of Skill-Herodotus: A Special Missions Command Sergeant Major 

We have a very special guest on for this week’s podcast. Command Sergeant Major Thomas Satterly joins us. CSM Satterly served as a Special Missions operator in the U.S. Army for 20 years serving in various leadership roles. His first experience in combat was during the various operations working as apart of Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu in 1993. We talked about his role in capturing Osman Atto which was portrayed in the movie “Black Hawk Down”. CSM Satterly was on the ground for October 3rd when two Blackhawk helicopters were shot down. At the time it became the longest sustained firefight since the Vietnam war. 

Two snipers from Tom’s unit were awarded the congressional Medal of Honor sacrificing themselves to save one of the pilots of the downed helicopter. We talked about what it was like serving before and during the Global war on terror. Tom told stories from his time in selection and talked about some of the different leadership roles he worked in at the unit.  Enjoy.


0:00-Intro

7:46- Interviews coming soon from The Veterans Project covering Lieutenant Sam Lombardo who fought during the Battle of the Bulge with the 99th Infantry Division. Tim covered a veteran of the French Resistance who served with Patton’s 3rd Army 

12:49-Introduction to Command Sergeant Major Thomas Satterly. The Battle of Mogadishu. 

17:08-Capturing Osman Atto 

34:17-Hard lessons learned. An assessment of the enemy’s capabilities.

48:45-Leadership, mindset, and passing a special operations selection   

 
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GRP 109-Master Sergeant Changiz Lahidji: America’s First Muslim Green Beret in The War on Terror

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GRP 109-Master Sergeant Changiz Lahidji: America’s First Muslim Green Beret in The War on Terror

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GRP 109-I had the honor of having on Master Sergeant Changiz Lahidji. MSG Lahidji served on a Special Forces A-Team for 24 years. He was born in Iran and served in the Iranian Special Forces before immigrating to America. Changiz is a soldier at heart and wanted to serve his country. He joined the Army in 1978 and went on to become the first Muslim Green Beret in American history.

 

Changiz was in a unique position to work special undercover assignments. He went undercover in Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis to spy on Iranian soldiers guarding the U.S. Embassy where Americans were being held, hostage. MSG Lahidji found himself in Afghanistan training the Afghani Mujahideen to fight against the Russian’s during the 1980’s.

 

We talked about his role working undercover in New York City gathering intelligence on Omar Abdel-Rahman was also known as “The Blind Sheikh” an Egyptian born extremist who was connected to the 1993 World Trade Center Bombers. Changiz spent time in Afghanistan after 2001, as well as Iraq, and Africa.  Master Sergeant Lahidji’s book Full Battle Rattle is available everywhere books are sold. Check out the link below: https://www.amazon.com/Full-Battle-Rattle-Longest-Serving-Team-ebook/dp/B073TSN3PQ

 

 

 

0:00-Intro

 

4:57- Iranian Special Forces to American Special Forces. Going undercover to gather intelligence during the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis

 

12:31-Training the Mujahideen in Afghanistan to counter Soviet aggression during the 1980’s.

 

24:55-Special assignment working undercover gathering intel on Omar Abdel-Rahman also known as “The Blind Sheikh”. Rahman was connected to the group responsible for the 1993 world trade center bombing.

 

32:30-The embassy bombing in Beirut in 1983.

 

42:35-Fallujah, Iraq 2003. Working in Sudan and driving for President Jimmy Carter in Africa.

 

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GRP 104-Geraint Jones:The Story of a British Infantry Soldier in Iraq

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GRP 104-Geraint Jones:The Story of a British Infantry Soldier in Iraq

 

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GRP 104- This episode is co-hosted by the creator of The Veterans Project U.S. Army Veteran Tim Kolczak. Our guest for today is British Army combat veteran Geraint Jones. Gez served multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. We took a dive into what it was like serving during the height of the Iraq war in Basra where the British military was primarily operating. Basra at the time was like the wild west and Gez shares stories of his time patrolling into some of these areas as well as the complexity of dealing with very tight rules of engagement as a British warfighter.

 

He shares some hilarious and tragic stories of life in Basra. We touched on several topics to include tourniquet use, politics in war, dealing with extreme heat while conducting operations, and searching for roadside bombs. This is a good one.

 

0:00-Intro

 

11:48-British Army Infantry

 

24:28-Basra, Iraq

 

43:07-Rules of engagement

 

54:30-Operating in Iraqi heat

 

1:00:38- “Orders Are Orders” checking for roadside bombs in Iraq  

 

1:13:50-Tourniquet use

 

1:20:42-Don’t mix politics and war

 

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