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Former Action Guys Podcast is a way for veterans, first responders and others to share their stories that the world has never heard in a casual, conversational format that allows a natural flow of information about their career and lives. Justin Cramer is a former Marine JTAC Evaluator that completed 5 deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and on the USS Makin Island. Justin served with 1st ANGLICO, 10th Marine Regiment, 3rd Battalion 6th Marine Regiment and others before leaving the military af ...
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Todd Opalski is a retired United States Marine Corps reconnaissance man and JSOC Delta Operator that thrives in the outdoors. In this clip taken from Ep. 166, Todd details his experience on two of the worlds hardest hiking trails. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/formeractionguys https://www.jcramergraphics.com https://www.ANGLICOshop.com …
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In this uplifting episode of "100 Ways to Make 100K," we sit down with Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest, to explore her groundbreaking efforts to tackle food waste in Canada. Learn how Lori's straightforward yet insightful questions led to mapping out food banks and charities, revealing shocking statistics about food waste, and developing innovat…
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John Dailey is a former member of the experimental MARSOC Detachment 1 who was hand selected to create the Marine Raider sniper program. Prior to Det 1, John served with the 3rd Battalion 7th Marines Surveillance and Target Acquisition platoon and 1st Recon Battalion. Support the show https://www.jcramergraphics.com https://www.ANGLICOshop.com http…
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Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) joint terminal attack controller (JTAC) Tony Musselman and host Justin Cramer discuss JTAC technology and Tony's pre-deployment training for his second Raider Battalion deployment. Check out the entire interview on Ep. 104! Support the show https://patreon.com/formeractionguys https://jcramergrpahics.com h…
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In this episode, we dive deep into the journey of Mithran Manogian, a real estate broker, investor, and former violinist. Mithran shares candid stories about his humble beginnings, from learning the violin to his transition into the real estate world. He reflects on pivotal moments, like meeting a billionaire PEI property owner, which reshaped his …
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Brian Dickinson is a former Navy aviation rescue swimmer who is also a mountaineer that has summited Everest. After summiting the world's highest peak solo, Brian lost his sight to snow blindness and completed his descent with the ability to see. His trek from the summit was expected to take 2-3 hours and ended up taking 7 hours of feeling his way …
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Bern Grush, a man who has worn many hats in his career, from aerospace engineer to entrepreneur, shares his fascinating life story. In this episode, we explore Bern's diverse experiences, from his early days working on satellites to his current work on international regulations for sidewalk robots. Bill reflects on the importance of curiosity, pers…
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Nick Aicardi is a former US Marine who was Military Police and an Afghan Police Advisor. Nick also hosts the Hard to Kill Podcast where he interviews veterans from all backgrounds and it's available on most platforms. Support the show https://patreon.com/formeractionguys https://jcramergraphics.com https://ANGLICOshop.com…
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Brandon Harris is a Marine infantryman that deployed to Afghanistan three times. He served with 1/6 during the Battle of Marjah and describes some of his experiences in this clip taken from Ep. 163. Support the show https://patreon.com/formeractionguys https://jcramergraphics.com https://ANGLICOshop.com…
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This episode of 100 Ways To Make 100k Podcast features Nick Spina, a serial entrepreneur who overcame a major obstacle to build a thriving career. Host Javon dives into Nick's journey, exploring: The turning point: How a serious accident at 18 ignited Nick's passion to chase his dreams. From bartender to general manager: Nick's early venture in the…
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Jason Lilley and other Recon Marines of 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Recon Battalion were ambushed while moving on the dangerous roads around Fallujah, Iraq. The fight that ensued would end with bodies littering the battlefield after Lilley and the other Recondos fought back with devastating results. Support the show https://patreon.com/formerac…
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Isaac Lee is back for round two of our conversation. We talk about his 3 other deployments to Iraq, working with the special operations task force, and some leadership lessons learned along the way. Support the show https://patreon.com/formeractionguys https://jcramergrpahics.com https://ANGLICOshop.com Isaac's site https://www.isaacglee.com/ 00:00…
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Tommy Kerley is a former Marine fire support man and Joint Fires Observer (JFO) that served in Afghanistan with 1st Battalion 2nd Marines. Tommy describes an attack on their second day in country in this clip taken from Ep. 190. Tommy also runs the Raise the Black Instagram account that advocates for military mental health. Support the show https:/…
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Jeremy Stalnecker is a former United States Marine Corps Infantry Officer that served with 1st Battalion 5th Marines during the invasion of Iraq. He speaks bluntly about his deployment. From the first javelin shot in combat to the impact on the civilian populace. Don't miss this conversation! Support the show https://patreon.com/formeractionguys ht…
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Michael Golembesky is a former Marine JTAC that served with Kilo Battery 2nd Battalion 10th Marines and 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion. After serving with Marine Special Operations Team 8222, Michael wrote Level Zero Heroes and the follow-up Dagger 22 to detail the heroics of the Marine operators and enablers in the Bala Murghab valley. Su…
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Michael Durant is a former pilot with the 160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment and flew Super 64 during the Black Hawk Down incident of Operation Gothic Serpent. Mike was briefly held as a Prisoner of War after his UH-60 crashed. Hear his entire interview on Ep. 202 of the Former Action Guys Podcast. Support the show https://patreon.com/former…
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Isaac Lee is a retired CH-53 pilot and WTI that served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Following his retirement, Lee wrote his memoir Hanger 4 based on his more than two decades of service as a Naval Aviator. Support the show https://patreon.com/formeractionguys https://jcramergraphics.com https://ANGLICOshop.com Issac's Site http://isaacglee.com/ 00…
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Jeff Bodell is a Marine Corps military police officer that wrote The Warfighter's Lounge about a single patrol during his time as an Afghan police advisor in Marjah. He and his team were ambushed by Taliban forces during a day he and his team would never forget. Support the show https://patreon.com/formeractionguys https://jcramergraphics.com https…
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Ryan Stevens; a former US Marine JTAC that served with ANGLICO, MARSOC, and DEVGRU; shares his firsthand account of Operation Lexington. Join him as he takes you through this collaboration between MSOT 8212, Army Special Forces, and DEA Foreign-Deployed Advisory and Support Teams (FAST) that ended with extracting casualties under enemy fire after o…
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Robert Keller is a former Army Ranger, Green Beret, and Delta Force Operator. Robert now owns Range Werx Florida and provides tactics instruction across the country. Support the show: https://patreon.com/formeractionguys https://jcramergraphics.com https://ANGLICOshop.com Robert's site: https://rangewerx.com/ https://gamutresolutions.com/ 00:00:00 …
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Bryan Buckley is a Marine Infantry Officer, Recon Marine, and MARSOC Raider. We relay our experiences with leadership failing to understand specialists designed to support their mission in this clip taken from Ep. 200. Support the show! https://patreon.com/formeractionguys https://jcramergraphics.com https://ANGLICOshop.com…
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Shamus Flynn is a retired Marine First Sergeant that served with 2nd Raider Battalion, 1st Battalion 23rd Marines, FSSG, School of Infantry and others. His motor-t background opened up opportunities to serve in multiple roles in multiple units over his 20 year career. Support the show https://patreon.com/formeractionguys https://jcramergraphics.com…
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Michael is a former 160th SOAR Black Hawk pilot who served in Operations Prime Chance, Just Cause, Desert Storm, and Gothic Serpent. Michael was held captive after his Blackhawk was shot down in Mogadishu and wrote about the ordeal in his book In The Company of Heroes. Support the show https://patreon.com/formeractionguys https://jcramergraphics.co…
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Way back in 2018 Shamus attended ProtocultureCon and recorded the Q/A panel with Rebecca Forstadt (Minmei.) She spoke about the song she auditioned with, how she also doesn't like "My Time to Be a Star," and more. Nick and Shamus also discuss 2024 news and explain why it took so long to release this audio.…
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Morgan Lerette is an Air Force and Army veteran that also served as a Blackwater private military contractor from 2004-2005. Morgan is also the author of Welcome to Blackwater and Guns, Girls, & Greed. Support the show https://patreon.com/formeractionguys https://jcramergraphics.com https://ANGLICOshop.com Morgan's Book https://www.amazon.com/Guns-…
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Bryan Buckley is a former Marine infantry officer, Recon Marine, and MARSOC Raider. Bryan now owns the Helmand Valley Growers Company and advocates for mental health treatments for veterans. Check out Bryan's previous interviews on Eps. 123 and 136. Support the show https://patreon.com/formeractionguys https://jcramergraphics.com https://ANGLICOsho…
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Hey everyone, welcome back to "100 Ways to Make 100K"! Today, we're shaking things up a bit. Forget all that talk about making millions fast – this episode is about something much deeper: the journey, not the destination. We've got a special guest with us, Amjad Stetieh, a super successful entrepreneur who believes business isn't just about the mon…
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Marine Special Operations Command made the decision to consolidate all three Marine Raider Battalions at Camp Lejeune, NC. Former west coast based operators and veterans of 1st MSOB continue to speak out about the decision. Support the show: https://patreon.com/formeractionguys https://jcramergraphics.com https://ANGLICOshop.com Bryan's Site https:…
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Bryan Buckley is a former Marine Infantry Officer, Recon Marine, and MARSOC Raider. The higher echelons of the Marine Corps command initially did not approve of the usage of Marine Raider by their special operators but things eventually changed. Support the show https://patreon.com/formeractionguys https://jcramergraphics.com https://ANGLICOshop.co…
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Tracy Offutt joins me again to catch up. Tracy is a retired Marine Infantryman and former Sergeant Major of 1st ANGLICO. If you haven't heard our previous episodes, make sure to check them out! Support the show https://patreon.com https://jcramergraphics.com https://ANGLICOshop.comBy Justin Cramer
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Scott Campbell is a retired Marine infantry officer that served with 2nd Recon Battalion, 2nd ANGLICO, and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. This clip starts with the dumbest thing he's seen a Marine do before moving into a discussion about millennials in combat. Support the Show https://patreon.com/formeractionguys https://jcramergraphics.com ht…
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Ian Fritz is a former USAF Airborne Cryptologic Linguist that was a crew member on the AC-130 W. Ian's more than 3 years of language training enabled him to listen in on enemy radio transmissions and update the AC-130 crew and ground forces in real-time. Ian attended the Defense Language Institute (DLI) to learn how to fluently speak Dari and Pasht…
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Retired Master Gunnery Sergeant Michael Garcia describes one of the earliest engagements of the Gulf War that involved American units being briefly overrun by the Iraqi Army's 5th Mechanized Division. Elements from 1st ANGLICO and 3D ANGLICO fought back the Iraqi armor using close air support and artillery. This clip is taken from Ep. 068 of the Fo…
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Jeff Depatie is a retired Canadian special operations soldier that served with their equivalent of Delta Force, Joint Task Force 2 (JTF 2). Depatie reviews Canadian military history and goes into JTF 2 selection in this clip taken from Ep. 184 of the podcast. Check out the full interview now! Support the show https://patreon.com/formeractionguys (e…
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Jay Dorleus is a retired US Army First Sergeant that served more than a decade as a Green Beret. Prior to joining Special Forces, Jay was a combat engineer that deployed twice to Iraq. Standby for our follow-up interview! Support the show https://patreon.com/formeractionguys https://jcramergraphics.com https://ANGLICOshop.com 00:00:00 Intro | Migra…
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In this episode, we sit down with Kenneth 'Top Dollar' Toppin, a seasoned real estate agent who's earned his nickname by consistently fetching top prices for homes in his area. Kenneth takes us through his journey, from starting out to building a successful real estate team. He shares valuable insights into the key metrics he tracks daily, not just…
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Jaime Gallardo is a former Marine Corps EOD tech that served with MARSOC and MLG. Gallardo continues to work in the field as a civilian instructor and also runs the @financial.enabler Instagram account where he shares financial advice for service members. Support the show https://patreon.com/formeractionguys https://jcramergraphics.com https://ANGL…
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In this episode, I interviewed Aditya Soma, a real estate agent and investor who went from making $0 to $350,000 in real estate sales in his first year. He was an immigrant with no connections in Windsor when he decided to get his real estate license. Aditya shares his story of how he got started in real estate, the strategies he used to achieve su…
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In this episode, we interview the young entrepreneur behind Fourth Renovations, Shamus McCabe. Shamus started his business at the age of 20 with just a Cobalt and a dream. He quickly learned the dos and don'ts of the renovation industry and built a successful business now worth millions of dollars. In this episode, Shamus shares his story of succes…
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Ed Darack is an American author of multiple books including the controversial Victory Point that provides more detail to the Navy Seal Lone Survivor story. Ed was embedded with 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines and interviewed multiple participants of Operation Red Wings. Ed has also written about the shoot down of Extortion 17 and has another book in the …
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In this episode of the podcast, we interview Steve Holford, a serial entrepreneur who has founded and sold several successful businesses. Steve shares his insights on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, and he talks about his latest venture, a modern media company called Underknown. Steve started his entrepreneurial journey in the early …
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Vishal Amin is a former United States Marine Corps F/A-18 weapon system officer (WSO) and enlisted military policeman. Following his 2014 deployment, Vishal was targeted on an !s!s attack list. Vishal now works at Microsoft and maintains a pulse on cyber security and emerging technologies. Support the show https://patreon.com/formeractionguys https…
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Brett Crozier is a retired Navy captain that commanded the USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Blue Ridge. He is also a naval aviator that is qualified to fly both the SH-60 Seahawk and F/A-18 platforms. Brett also authored his book Surf When You Can: Lessons in Life, Loyalty, and Leadership from a Maverick Navy Captain. Support the show https://patreon…
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There is no timeline for success. All that matters is that you put in the learning, effort, and work required to achieve your goals. In this episode, Steve Conville shared the importance of consistency and how it can help you reach your full potential. He also shared some tips for staying consistent, even when things get tough. 💎 Some of the gems h…
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Adam Walker is a former Marine infantryman that served with 6th and 7th Marine Regiments. Adam deployed for the invasion of Iraq with 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment and returned less than a year later to Al-Qa'im where he was injured by small arms and shrapnel. Adam is also a published author with work featured in the Marine Corps Gazette, War H…
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