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GRP 129-From Africa to the French Special Forces-Qui ose gagne: The Story of a French SAS Operator

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GRP 129-From Africa to the French Special Forces-Qui ose gagne: The Story of a French SAS Operator

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I have a very special guest on for this week’s podcast. Retired French SAS operator Raymond. Raymond was born in Africa and moved to France during his teenage years. He eventually joined the Army and became a member of the French Foreign Legion. It was on a deployment with the Foreign Legion where he met members of the French SAS, France’s premier counter terrorism unit. 

 

We discussed his early life, the racism he experienced in France and in the Army being from Africa. We touched on what effects terrorism has had on France as a nation, and many other topics. Enjoy. 

 

3:55- The origins of the French Special Forces

 

8:44-Joining the French Foreign Legion

 

17:55-Joining the French SAS

 

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GRP 125-There is a wisdom of the head and a wisdom of the heart:Dave Nielsen a Special Missions Sniper

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GRP 125-There is a wisdom of the head and a wisdom of the heart:Dave Nielsen a Special Missions Sniper

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Back on the podcast is Dave Nielsen. Dave served in Special Missions as a Breacher, Dog Handler, and sniper. His first experience in warwas in 1989during a combat jump into Panama as a young Ranger. Dave finished up his career over two decades later having deployed multiple times. We discussed in detail the operation which was covered in the HBO documentary “War Dog” where Dave’s K9 partner “Pepper” was killed in Iraq. 

 

We discussed Iraq, language training, Egypt and much more. Enjoy.

0:00- Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler tribute

 

2:10-Warrior Dogs

 

27:17-Subject matter experts

 

1:00:24-Language training in Egypt during the Arab Spring

 

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GRP 106-One Time Every Time: The Trials and Tribulations of a Navy SEAL at War

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GRP 106-One Time Every Time: The Trials and Tribulations of a Navy SEAL at War

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GRP 106-Chantel Taylor is back on the podcast co-hosting for this episode. We have a special guest on with us “Turbo” who is a retired Navy SEAL. Turbo served as a SEAL for a number of years. After 9/11 he became the second amputee of the war. He couldn’t give details but he was wounded upon insertion into an area attempting to rescue Americans. He was rescued after 18 hours in -20-degree weather on a 10,000-foot mountaintop.

 

His leg was amputated below the knee. After 9 months of rehabilitation, he rejoined his team and deployed into combat. We talked about his experiences going through BUDs (Basic Underwater Demolitions/SEAL) training. We touched on the mental and physical aspects of overcoming a difficult situation. After retiring from the Navy Turbo has done a number of events and competitions in honor of wounded and fallen warfighters all over the country.

 

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0:00-Intro. Navy SEAL Kevin Lacz talking about his good friend Marc Lee who was KIA in Iraq running combat operations.

 

3:10-The beginning of Turbo’s Navy career

 

 

6:00- “One Time Every Time” Becoming a Navy SEAL.

 

20:31- “Wounded by machine gun fire upon insertion. 18 hours later, -20 degrees, 10,000-foot mountaintop.”

 

33:33-Everence

 

42:50-Honoring the fallen, Prosthetics, The Invictus Games

 

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GRP 105-It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: The story of a Special operations SGM

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GRP 105-It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: The story of a Special operations SGM

 

 

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GRP 105- Very special guest on with me for this week’s podcast. Retired Special Operations Sergeant Major Chris Dutch Moyer came on. SGM Moyer served in the U.S. Army for 31 years. He first served as a Tanker, an Infantrymen, and an Army Ranger, before going deeper into the Joint Special Operations Command. We talked about the mindset required to remain at the top of your game for so long. We talked about coming back from injuries as he’s gotten badly injured while training for combat. 
    
The special operations forces are constantly training, deploying, and fighting. We talked about how the forces to some degree have burned out and how the military is getting better at mitigating the burnout. We talked about the “golden age of special operations” which refers to the last 16 plus years of war where the operators have lead the fight against America’s enemies. We discussed Africa, transnational terrorism, and the geopolitical threat posed by China. SGM Moyer shared some of the school’s and specialties he’s had while in such as being a dog handler. We were able to discuss some of the benefits of having dogs running with operators in combat. Lastly, we discussed his consulting company called DCM Consulting USA. They are working on getting
a website back up but for now, you can contact him via his Instagram page which is listed below. Enjoy. 


0:00-Intro

2:23-Introduction to Sergeant Major Moyer

9:53-The golden age of special operations

15:35-Transnational Terrorism. The burning out of special operations forces. 

31:09-The tip of the spear

53:42-Special Operations working dogs 

Sergeant Major Chris Dutch Moyer:

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GRP 96- The Commando: The life and death of Cameron Baird.

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GRP 96- The Commando: The life and death of Cameron Baird.

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GRP 96-Corporal Cameron Baird is one of Australia’s most highly decorated warriors. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in leading a team of Australian Commando’s assaulting an enemy strong hold on June 22, 2013 in Afghanistan.  Author Ben Mckelvey just published the book “The Commando: The life and death of Cameron Baird”.

 

I have Ben on for this podcast alongside former Australian Special Forces operator Eddie Robinson. Cam and Eddie were best friends having grown up in Special Forces together. We talked about the process of writing the book, and Ben sitting down with Cameron’s wonderful parents Doug, and Kaye Baird. Ben and Eddie shared some details from the book and it really gives some insight into a man like Cam who not only was a remarkable warrior, but was also a deep thinker with interest in philosophy and history.

 

Eddie shares a story of a time when they were on patrol in Afghanistan and the children of this particular village were running alongside the vehicle’s probably hoping to get some candy or water. They had nothing left to give them so Eddie decided to hand them bottles of hot sauce. Cam proceeds to tell Eddie this will likely get them into a fight. A few minutes later they got ambushed. LOL  

 

0:00-Episode overview

 

6:58-History and insight into the Victoria Cross

 

31:06-Shaping the book “The Commando”. Utilizing the 2nd Commando Regiment in Afghanistan.

 

35:00-Eddie Robinson’s background in Special Forces and how he met Cam. Ben Mckelvey’s background.

 

1:08-A story of a time when Cam and Eddie were on patrol in Afghanistan eventually getting ambushed because Eddie gave out hot sauce to kids in the village LOL

 

1:27:00-” If there’s anyway he could have gone out this is how he would of went. With a hot weapon in his hand”- Eddie Robinson  

 

You can get a copy of the book here https://www.hachette.com.au/ben-mckelvey/the-commando

Below is the official website of Australia’s 2nd Commando Regiment:

http://2commando.gov.au

 

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