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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 100-War Dogs:The Story of a Special Missions Operator

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GRP 100-War Dogs:The Story of a Special Missions Operator

 

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GRP 100- For the 100th episode of the Global Recon Podcast we have an extremely special episode. On with us is retired Special Missions Operator Dave Nielsen. Dave served first with the 75th Ranger Regiment and then went into a Special Missions unit as an assaulter, dog handler, and sniper. His story was featured in the HBO documentary released on the 13th of this month called "War Dogs" executive produced by actor Channing Tatum.

This documentary shows the story of three dog handlers and their canine counterparts from the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). It's a raw, realistic view of what it's like going into combat with these warrior dogs and what its like post-military. Dave talked about his combat jump into Panama in 1989 as a young Ranger. He shared stories of his dog "Pepper" who was killed while rooting out an enemy from a sewer hole in Iraq on the banks of the Tigris River. They searched for her all night but had to leave once the sun was coming up as they were in enemy-held territory. We talked about the mindset required to pass selection for special operations, and the mindset required to surmount any obstacle in life. Enjoy. RIP Pepper. 

0:00-Episode overview

3:48-Episode introduction with Chantel Taylor

17:33- Introduction to Dave's career in the Army. Combat jumped into Panama with the 75th Ranger Regiment in 1989. 

22:12-Military Working Dog Pepper

55:54-Mindset and passing selection. Fear of success 

1:03:00-SOF K-9 Memorial

Here is the link to the SOF K-9 memorial page ran by Dave's wife Laura, and a former unit operator:

www.sofk9memorial.com

 

Here is the link to the full documentary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojVq2Sa-PD0

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