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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.

 

Chris Osman:

http://chrisosmandesigns.com

Instagram:_Chris_Osman_Designs

 

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Facebook: Battleworn

 

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GRP 82-Killing in Combat: A Navy SEALs perspective on killing on the battlefield

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GRP 82-Killing in Combat: A Navy SEALs perspective on killing on the battlefield

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GRP 82-Today marks the 12th anniversary of Operation Red Wings with what was at the time the worst loss of life for American forces in Afghanistan, and the worse loss of life for Naval Special Warfare in their storied history.

 

Back on the podcast is retired U.S. Navy SEAL and New York Times bestselling author Kevin Lacz. Kevin is trained as Corpsman (Medic) and a Sniper. This places Kevin and those like him on opposite ends of the spectrum of combat arms in taking life on the battlefield and saving it. Chantel Taylor the co-host of the show served as a Combat Medic in the British Army. During a tour in southern Afghanistan, a convoy she was traveling in was ambushed. In the ensuing battle, Chantel became the first British woman in history to kill an enemy in close quarters. We talked about the psychology of killing in combat which Kevin touched on in his book. Below is an excerpt from the podcast:

 

Kevin Lacz: I read "On Killing" prior to my first deployment. It made a mark in the back of mind. At the end of that first deployment, I was like ok I fall in that 2 percent crowd that can conduct business and keep going without the psychological and physiological changes that are experienced by most. In most memoirs, you won't read about how killing effects you. Most people just write about being a tough guy, but there hasn't been much of a psychological approach of having gone through combat and how it affects you. How you sleep at night. It's important to read about how you put your feet in front of you as you walk down the street, but also what you're thinking when you're about to squeeze the trigger and you have someone in the crosshairs.

 

Also then 10, 20, 30 seconds, 10 mins, or even 3 years later how you react to that situation. That's what drives people to dig deeper and read more.   

 

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Kevin Lacz:

The Last Punisher: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0176M3PUG/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

 

www.kevinlacz.com

Instagram: RealKevinLacz

Facebook: KevinDauberLacz

Twitter: Dauber246

 

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GRP 80-Memorial Day in Mosul: A Special Forces Veteran Returns to Iraq

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GRP 80-Memorial Day in Mosul: A Special Forces Veteran Returns to Iraq

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GRP 80- Memorial Day has a special place in American culture. It's a day we honor those who were killed in action during all wars fought by this country. Memorial Day is observed as a federal holiday, but there are men and women to which every day is Memorial Day. We have a special episode for this week with Special Forces veteran and co-founder of Raise the Black Bryan Myers who came on to the podcast with us while he's in Mosul, Iraq. Bryan spent his Memorial Day going back to a place where him and many of his American and Iraqi teammates fought and died fighting against Al-Qaeda in Iraq, and now ISIS.

 

He went to connect with the Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) to bring resources and help with the refugees, help with the families of the fallen, and meet with ISOF Commanders to further discuss the expansion of the role of Raise the Black in Iraq. We talked about unconventional warfare, some of the histories of it behind the region of the middle east. Below is an excerpt:

 

Bryan Myers: I spent Memorial Day this year trying to do something positive and to honor the guys. I left camp here and headed up to one of the screening points for the refugees. It's a place where they come in after being checked for suicide bombs, unfortunately, its a tactic ISIS has used. I went to see what they needed. Ran an assessment to see where I can help.  Handed out candy to the kids. You can see the pain in these people's eyes, and you get that moment of happiness in showing that love and respect.

 

I was with ISOF at the front lines for the rest of the day. It's my way to honor the men of ISOF who died fighting, and the men of B 2 3 (Green Berets).

 

My first trip to Afghanistan I was the Charlie that started the groundwork for Firebase Sweeny. It built into this huge base that was meant to disrupt Taliban movement from Pakistan into Afghanistan. After the deployment on our way out the villages, the women and children were coming out and clapping and waving. The way we messed up in Afghanistan was at first we made them work for the help we gave them. We built them wells but we needed help identifying the Taliban who were rocketing us. We impacted the area so well. People would legit point Taliban guys out right in front of us. "Hey, that guy over there he's Taliban". Eventually, villages started getting things without earning them.

 

 

 

Global Recon:

www.globalrecon.net

 

IgRecon – Instagram

BlackOpsMatter- Instagram

Mission_Critical – Instagram

IgRecon- Twitter

Bryan Myers:

www.Raisethe.black

www.WIMCF.org

Instagram- Raise_th_Black

Instagram-The_Bearded_Bryan

 

Chantel Taylor:

Instagram: Mission_Critical

Facebook: Battleworn

 

Music provided by Caspian:

www.caspianmusic.net

 

 

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GRP 73-Army Special Forces|MACV-SOG|Raise The Black|ISOF

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GRP 73-Army Special Forces|MACV-SOG|Raise The Black|ISOF

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GRP 73- Back on for this week's podcast are two Green Berets one who is a first generation Special Forces solider, Mike Stahl who served two tours of duty in Vietnam with his first tour on an A-Team, and second tour running recon with CCN (Command and Control North) as a MACV-SOG (Military Assistance Command Vietnam-Studies and Observations Group) One Zero, or Team Leader. 
Our second guest is Bryan Meyers, A Special Forces Intelligence Sergeant with 8 combat tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

Bryan and a fellow Green Beret named Loren Schofield have started a campaign called "Raise the Black" in creating products to sell with the returns going out to help the families and warriors of the ISOF (Iraqi Special Operations Forces) who elements of the Army Special Forces trained and stood up during the beginning of the Iraq war. ISOF has gone on hundreds of combat operations with American Special Forces Teams during the worst of the fighting in Iraq against Al-Qaeda, and the Shia militias of Sadr City. ISOF has single handily stopped ISIS from advancing on Baghdad. They have been fighting non stop for over 10 years. We discussed the similarities of the Army Special Forces first generations and todays warriors. We talked unconventional warfare and what it takes to defeat these radical groups. Below is an excerpt:

John: I mentioned earlier the book "Hammer Head Six" written by Forces Captain Ronald Fry. They laid out step by step how to defeat the insurgency in Afghanistan. Its proven. The battle space owners are usually Officers from the infantry. A full bird colonel or a 1-star general is not going to listen to a Special Forces Captain even though he's an induvial who has trained for years and mastered this type of warfare. It seems like the people who know this type of warfare are not allowed to lead the way.

Bryan Myers: Just propaganda alone America has not set out to win a war since WW2. We are not fighting to win. You can see it from propaganda that is allowed from the DOD, and Military at the time. "Can you not fight in the war? save your grease. We can use it to kill Nazi's." Let me do what I need to do and I will give you the insight. We had literal transmissions on radio from Mullah Omar from 3rd Special Forces Group of us killing so many during Operation Medusa these commanders in Pakistan wouldn't even answer the phones. They're like I don't want none of that bro.

Mike Stahl:
www.trickymisfit.com

Raise The Black:
www.gofundme.com/raise-the-black

www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoi….bbe4af41435c

Bryan Myers: 
@twimcf for IG
m.facebook.com/theworldismycountryfoundation/
@the_bearded_bryan Instagram
@thebeardedbryan Twitter

Global Recon:
www.globalrecon.net
IgRecon – Instagram
BlackOpsMatter- Instagram
Mission_Critical – Instagram
IgRecon- Twitter

Introduction Speech by President Ronald Reagan reading the Medal of Honor Citation for MSG Roy Benavidez a Special Forces Green Beret who was a member of MACV-SOG.

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GRP 20-Army Snipers, Ramadi, Kixeye Gaming, Webinars

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GRP 20-Army Snipers, Ramadi, Kixeye Gaming, Webinars

GRP 20-On todays episode of the podcast we conducted two separate interviews. The first interview is with combat veteran and owner of Krupto Strategic Nick Betts. Nick spent 8 years in the Army as an Infantrymen, serving his first tour in Ramadi, Iraq which was one of the most contested cities of the entire campaign. Stories of combat in Ramadi have been brought to light by books like American Sniper written by Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Betts served in Ramadi with the SEALs during his tour there, and gives us a combat story as well.

 

In the second interview Mike Glover has on Will Harbin the Chairman & CEO of KIXEYE, a leading developer and publisher of online games and a pioneer in free-to-play gaming. Over the last six years, Harbin has led KIXEYE to become one of the top gaming companies in North America. In addition to founding numerous other companies, he is also an avid shooter, hunter, and sportsman. Mike and Will discuss leadership, and will gives some great advice on how to build a team that will lead to success for any business.

 

The webinar will be held on Saturday April 9th at 4pm eastern standard time. In this webinar we will be discussing survival psychology-why people live and die, review a survival case study, discuss training methodology for filling the gap, and establish survival techniques and procedures that will increase your ability to react and survive a natural or man-made catastrophe. This block of instruction will last approx. 2-2hr-30min. Followed by 30 minutes of Q&A on survival and preparedness. The webinar will cost $79.99. Go to www.fieldcraftsurvival.com and under the store tab click training. There you can find the option to purchase your slot for the webinar.

 

Mike Glover the Co-Owner of FieldCraft Survival is a former Special Forces SGM, Sniper, and Survival Expert. He has worked as a USG Contractor for a government agency for 3 years in austere "low visibility" environments and is an expert in trade craft, field craft, survival preparedness and low visibility operations.

 Send an email to Podcast@globalRecon.net if you have any questions or suggestions.

 

Webinar Opt in Link: http://www.fieldcraftsurvival.com/store/#!/Live-Webinar-O-P-S-Course-with-Mike-from-FieldCraft-LLC-9APR16-3-HRS/p/64142121/category=17958375

 

Will Harbin’s Company website: www.Kixeye.com                

 

Nick Bett’s Website: www.kruptostrategic.com

Nick Bett’s Instagram: Krupto_Strategic

Nick bett’s Facebook: Krupto Strategic

 

Mike Glover’s Website: www.fieldcraftsurvival.com

Mike Glover’s Facebook: FieldCraftLLC

Mike Glover’s Instagram Accounts: SofSurvivor , FieldCraftSurvival

Mike Glover’s Twitter: IgSofSurvivor

 

John Hendricks website: www.globalrecon.net

John Hendricks Facebook: FB Recon

John Hendricks Instagram Accounts: IgRecon, GlobalRecon_INC

John Hendricks Twitter: IgRecon

 

Music provided by Caspian: www.caspianmusic.net

 

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