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GRP 108-"By Strength and Guile" A Conversation with American and British Operators

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GRP 108-"By Strength and Guile" A Conversation with American and British Operators

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GRP 108-We have some great guest on for this episode. Back on the podcast is retired Navy SEAL Boyd Renner. Boyd served for 28 years in the Navy all of that as a Navy SEAL. With 23 years spent at Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Bob joined us as well and Bob served for 16 years as a Royal Marine in the British military. He spent the majority of his time deployed in combat before he was medically retired.

 

Boyd and Bob shared some stories of their time in the service which can be hilariously funny or life changing events. We talked about Boyd getting his first tattoo with his wife’s DNA encapsulated into it via his company Everence. We discussed approaching and dealing with difficult situations in life, the meaning of tattoo’s, and many other topics. Enjoy.

 

0:00-Intro

 

4:09-Boyd’s first tattoo and military background.

 

6:06-Bob’s military career in the British Royal Marines

 

19:12-Running a protection detail for General Stanley McChrystal

 

43:40-Tattoos

 

1:04:40-Combat Story

 

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GRP 103-Everence: The Story of a Navy SEAL DEVGRU Operator

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GRP 103-Everence: The Story of a Navy SEAL DEVGRU Operator

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GRP 103-On with me for this week’s podcast is Chief Warrant Officer (W-4), U.S. Navy, Boyd Renner. Renner served for 28 years in the Navy all of that time as a SEAL. He served for 23 years with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU). DEVGRU is the Tier 1 counter-terrorism component of the Navy. With a total of 12 combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq Boyd has a unique perspective. We discussed his role in Operation Red Wings 2 which was the mission to locate and recover Marcus Luttrell, as well as the SEALs that were killed on the quick reaction helicopter that got shot down attempting to provide back up to Luttrell’s team. 

 

We discussed leadership, tactical medicine, the burning out of Special Operations Forces, and a new product which just released from Boyd’s company called Everence. Everence is a patented technology that allows you to add DNA from a loved one directly into any new or existing tattoo.

 

Everence is currently being offered at a special holiday discount. You can visit their website at www.everence.life to take advantage of it.

 

 

0:00-Intro

 

4:17-Introduction into Boyd’s military career. Going through Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) school.

 

9:24-Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU).

 

11:56-Operation Red Wings 2. The search and rescue of Marcus Luttrell.

 

26:00-The nonstop deployments of Special Operations Forces over the last 16 years. Units getting burned out, and the care received after coming home. Tactical medicine.

 

35:00- 12 combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. Specialty skill sets in the SEAL Teams. Leadership.

 

46:50- “That speeding train keeps going when you get off of it” -retired SEAL.

 

49:00-Endeavor life sciences. Everence. Adding DNA safely to a new or existing tattoo. A way to have family and loved ones with you long after they’re gone.

 

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

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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 68- Codename: Johnny Walker|Chantel Taylor|Global Surgical Medical Support Group|

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GRP 68- Codename: Johnny Walker|Chantel Taylor|Global Surgical Medical Support Group|

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GRP 68- We have a very special episode for you this week. Co-hosting is British Army Combat Medic Chantel Taylor. Our special guest is Johnny Walker. Johnny is an Iraqi who served with the Navy SEAL Teams in Iraq for a 6-year period during the height of the Iraq war. He worked as an interpreter going on over 1000 combat operations during his operational service.  We discussed his upbringing in Mosul, how he ended up working with Naval Special Warfare. Johnny shared a few stories during his time with the SEALs. We discussed terrorism in the region and the proxy war that is currently being fought in Iraq and Syria.

 

My good friends at the Global Surgical Medical Support Group who have been on the podcast previously have been doing incredible work providing top tier surgical support for communities battling against ISIS. From very reliable sources we now know that critically injured US personnel on an intelligence collection deployment in Iraq would not have survived if it wasn't for the swift intervention of GSMSG trauma surgeons. They were able to stop otherwise lethal hemorrhaging and other severe injuries by providing Role 4 level care right at the tip of the spear.  They were also able to return the less critically injured US personnel to service right away after medically clearing them in the field. This is probably a first in history that a US-based non-profit humanitarian organization provided life-saving surgery in an austere environment that saved the lives of US service members and personnel. One way you can support them is by buying one of their few remaining T-shirts from their website at www.GSMSG.org/shop.  If you insert promo code "IGRecon" you will get 20% off your order.  So if you want to directly save US lives.  If you want to support the only nonprofit group in history to be there at the tip of the spear saving American lives, then help the good guys at GSMSG out.  Lastly, they are always recruiting SOF veterans, medics, nurses and physicians.  Go check out their website and do something for our boys downrange. Below is an excerpt from the podcast:

 

Johnny Walker: I went to the base and met with one of the officers. He says you have to be careful. I said why whats up? He says the terrorist killed an interpreter with the same name was me. What he didn't know was I was heading to the base and an assassination attempt was made on me by a foreign terrorist. I saw a guy with a long beard driving a car with a male in his 20's as the passenger. In our tradition this is unusual. We always respect the religious man by driving the car and taking care of him. So I assumed the worst case scenario was playing out. I was ahead of them in my car and I pressed the break and they drove passed me. The passenger pulled out a pistol and shot me. I stopped completely. I took my AK-47, shot and killed both of them. I started to yell Allah Akbar those guys work with the Americans they are interpreters. The Iraqi Police came and conducted an investigation with the results of those investigations were sent to the American base. So they thought I was killed.

 

John: After you killed these two guys you made it seem like they were working for the Americans in order to get out of there right?

 

Johnny Walker: Yes.

 

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Johnny Walker’s book:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Code-Name-Johnny-Extraordinary-Everything/dp/0062267566/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488418317&sr=1-1&keywords=johnny+walker+book

 

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Introduction audio: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis

 

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Krupto Strategic, Dallas Shooter, War Stories

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Krupto Strategic, Dallas Shooter, War Stories

GRP 35-On this episode I have Nick Betts the owner of Krupto Strategic back on the show. Nick is an 8-year Army Sniper/Reconnaissance veteran with multiple deployments. We discuss the fact that the media mislabeled the Dallas shooter a sniper. We feel that the media fan’s the flames of this race issue, by not reporting honestly and giving a full picture of what’s going on. Nick shares a war story from a deployment to Ramadi, Iraq when he was working with US Navy SEALs. Below is an excerpt.

 

Nick Betts: Ramadi, 2006. We were working with the SEAL teams. My team was staying at this little outpost in the middle of the city called “Eagles Nest”. The SEALs called up our TOC (Tactical Operations Center), and let us know that they were running operations in our A0 (Area of Operations). The SEALs inserted at 4AM they get up on the roof, and once the sun came up because they were in this specific sector anybody with a gun was getting shot. They were pretty much up there for terrorist elimination.

 

As soon as the sun would come up any American, or Iraqi unit’s were getting into heavy firefights in this area. I was at the guard post, and I start hearing rapid gunfire. I call it in on the radio. I ended up rotating off the shift, and went down to the TOC. The SEALs radioed in telling us to stand by because they were getting hammered. I was in a mechanized infantry unit, so we had Bradley fighting vehicles which had 25 mic mic Bushmaster cannons on top. The SEALS called us up telling us they took severe causalities and they needed us to come exil them.

 

 

My team SGT grabbed a bunch of us up and we rolled out. The SEALs were on top of this roof in a gun fight. A terrorist came up right under the base of the roof, and threw up a hand grenade. The explosion took out a massive chunk of two SEALs. The Team guys up there applied tourniquets, and stopped the bleeding. So we drop the ramp on the Bradley. The 25 mic mic started laying down heavy fire. All of those guys jumped in, and we get back to Eagles Nest. Called in the Medevac. I was cleaning out blood from the back of the Bradley’s. My platoon SGT told me we might be going back in.

 

The rest of the team we extracted was out there. Their commander didn’t have his shirt on, but he had a plate carrier on. He had a through and through wound in his chest that was patched up. One of the guys asked him if he’s good, and he says “I’ll be fine”. 

 

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