Viewing entries tagged
Marine Corps

GRP 112-Silence and Light: The story of a special operations rock band

Comment

GRP 112-Silence and Light: The story of a special operations rock band

Click the buttons below to access the full episode for free on ITunes(Apple users), or Soundcloud(Android users). Be sure to like, share, subscribe, and download the episodes. Thank you.

GRP 112-Silence and Light: The story of a special operations rock band

 

We have two great guest on for this week’s podcast. They are both veterans of the special operations community and members of a band called Silence and Light.

 

J Bradford is a retired Army Special Missions operator who first saw combat in Mogadishu, Somalia during the Black Hawk Down incident as a young Ranger. Shortly before 9/11 he went onto try out and get selected to serve in the Army’s Special Missions unit where he served for over 10 years. Tyson is a retired Marine Raider Officer with multiple rotations into combat.

 

We talked about the band including the other members who were not on for this podcast. Jason Everman was a member of Sound Garden, and Nirvana before he joined the Army and became a Special Forces Green Beret. We touched on the stresses of combat among several other subjects. Enjoy.  

 

0:00-Scot Spooner intro

 

4:56-J Bradford’s and Tyson’s musical backgrounds.

 

9:15-Combat stress

 

21:53- J Bradford’s military background. October 1993 Mogadishu, Somalia. Tyson’s military background.

 

41:28-Military specialties and combat applications

 

Follow my co-host and my pages on social media. Links below.

 

Follow J Bradford on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/jbradford_official

 

Follow Tyson on Instagram at:

www.instagram.com/Stahler_61

 

 

                                    

Global Recon:

www.Globalrecon.net

 

https://www.instagram.com/igrecon

 

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

 

Music provided by Caspian:

 

www.caspianmusic.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comment

GRP 107-The Contingent Group: The Story of a SEAL Team 6 Operator

Comment

GRP 107-The Contingent Group: The Story of a SEAL Team 6 Operator

Click the buttons below to access the full episode on ITunes(Apple users), or Soundcloud(Android users). Be sure to like, share, subscribe, and download the episodes. Thank you.

GRP 107- Joining us for this week’s podcast is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and the United States Navy SEALs. Eddie Penney began his military career as a Marine. After his first contract was up he enlisted into the Navy and began the grueling process to become a Navy SEAL. Eddie served multiple tours of duty as a SEAL before joining Naval Special Warfare Development Group which is better known as SEAL Team 6.  

 

Penney shared his experiences in BUDs with us. We talked about deploying into combat and having the mindset required to serve as an operator over several years of warfighting. We talked about the “Contingent Group” which is a security company that offers a wide variety of security services that Eddie has started since leaving the Navy. Enjoy.

 

0:00-Intro

 

4:20-Becoming a United States Marine. Becoming a Navy SEAL.

 

16:05-Naval Special Warfare Development Group.

 

34:00- “I either want to die in combat, doing my job right now, or live till I’m 98 years old and see my great, great grand kids,” one of them told me. “I don’t want anything in between. None of us do. A warrior’s death, you can’t get any higher than that. It’s horrible for the family, they don’t want to hear that, but for us, the guys at our command, we’re okay with it. That is our duty, the highest calling

 

41:19-Transitioning. The Contingent Group. Security/Safety tips.  

 

Check out the Contingent Group’s website here:

https://www.contingentgroup.com

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/contingentgroup/

 

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/contingentgroup/

 

Follow my co-host and my pages on social media. Links below.

                                    

Global Recon:

www.Globalrecon.net

 

https://www.instagram.com/igrecon

 

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

 

Music provided by Caspian:

 

www.caspianmusic.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comment

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

Comment

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

Click the buttons below to access the full episode on ITunes(Apple users), or Soundcloud(Android users). Be sure to like, share, subscribe, and download the episodes. Thank you.

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

Comment

GRP 94 Echo in Ramadi: Marine Corps Major Scott Huesing

Comment

GRP 94 Echo in Ramadi: Marine Corps Major Scott Huesing

Click the buttons below to access the full episode on iTunes (Apple users), or Sound Cloud (Android users). Be sure to like, share, subscribe, and download the episodes. Thank you.

GRP 94-It’s a great honor to have the United States Marine Corps Major Scott Huesing on the podcast. Major Huesing served for 24 years with 10 deployments conducting operations in over 60 countries worldwide. He’s the author of the upcoming book “Echo in Ramadi”.

 

Now Major Scott A. Huesing, the commander who led Echo Company through Ramadi, takes readers back to the streets of Ramadi in a visceral, gripping portrayal of modern urban combat. Bound together by brotherhood, honor, and the horror they faced, Echo's Marines battled day-to-day on the frontline of a totally different kind of war, without rules, built on chaos. In Echo in Ramadi, Huesing brings these resilient, resolute young men to life and shows how the savagery of urban combat left indelible scars on their bodies, psyches, and souls.

 

We discussed Transnational terrorism, Ramadi, Leadership in combat and Gold Star families.

 

0:00-Episode overview

 

2:17-Conflict in Africa, transnational terrorism

 

11:29-Ramadi, Iraq

 

18:07-Leading Marines in combat, Gold Star families

 

32:46-The less than 1 percent of Americans serving in combat, PTSD

47:49- Save The Brave Foundation

 

Major Huesing:

www.echoinramadi.com

 

https://www.facebook.com/EchoinRamadi/

 

https://twitter.com/EchoinRamadi

 

http://www.savethebrave.org/

 

 

Follow my co-host and my pages on social media. Links below.

 

Global Recon:

www.Globalrecon.net

 

https://www.instagram.com/igrecon

 

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

 

 

Music provided by Caspian:

www.caspianmusic.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comment

GRP 79-Baptism by Fire: The Resurrection of the Marine Raiders|Bombing in Manchester England

Comment

GRP 79-Baptism by Fire: The Resurrection of the Marine Raiders|Bombing in Manchester England

 

Click the buttons below to access the full episode on Itunes for Apple devices, or Soundcloud for Android devices. Be sure to like, share, subscribe, and download the episodes. Thank you. Itunes, or Soundcloud. Be sure to like, share, subscribe, and download the episodes. Thank you.

GRP 79- We'd like to send our condolences out to the victims and families of those killed in the Manchester bombing attack that occurred Monday, May 22nd, in Manchester England. U.K. security forces are conducting several operations in response to the bombing which has killed 22 and wounded over 50.

 

I had the honor and privilege of having on former Marine Raider Pete Perry. Pete was a Reconnaissance Marine prior to the Marines Special Operations Command (MARSOC) being stood up.  For years the Marine Corps did not have a component within the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and the Marine Raiders became that force. We discuss what that was like and some of the growing pains that come with a special operations unit being stood up having to move at the speed of war.  Below is an excerpt from our conversation:

 

Pete Perry: This was my 2012 deployment. It was a company clearing operation so we had a handful of MSOT's (Marine Special Operations Teams) with an Army Special Forces team with 3rd Kandak (Afghan Special Forces) with us. During this time my element alone we found 100 pressure plates (IED’s). For this particular mission, we'd inserted and fought all day that first day. You're navigating at night in an extremely highly saturated IED'd area. We got to a compound of interest with one of our Afghan's stepping on an IED. He died. I grabbed about four U.S. with about 15 Afghan commandos and we exited the compound. We were immediately ambushed.

 

From that point, we fought all day long. We moved about 2 kilometers to a different compound. We were overextended. We had a British Apache Gunship overhead. We were notified that a guy is walking towards our compound. We spot him and plan on letting him get closer before we dumped him. He turns around and runs. I go chasing after him with my buddy we both had a carbine and one magazine. We start shooting at him. He fell in a field 50 feet away from us. The Apache is reporting all of this unbeknownst to us and a lot of ears are listening. We lost visual on the enemy. I see him and he fires a full burst at me. I'm shooting. I button hooked around and shot him in the face. We came under accurate machine-gun fire from the north. We are now out of ammo. I grabbed the dead dudes AK and start returning fire. The trees to the north began to erupt. After the second eruption, we realized it was the apache going on gun runs. On the 3rd gun run, we bounded back. The next day we found a reinforced machine gun bunker to the north and that's where we were taking fire from. Those guys were squared away.

 

Pete Perry:

Instagram-PeterPerry8

 

 

Global Recon:

www.globalrecon.net

 

IgRecon – Instagram

BlackOpsMatter- Instagram

Mission_Critical – Instagram

IgRecon- Twitter

 

Chantel Taylor:

Instagram-Mission_Critical

Facebook-Battleworn

 

Music provided by Caspian:

www.caspianmusic.net

 

Comment