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Imagine a bunch of veterans sitting around a living room with their favorite adult beverage and someone brings up a topic that takes the conversation down a rabbit hole. That's our show. Grab a chair and your favorite beverage and join in on an awesome topic. Our hosts are military veterans and our guests are real people with a message to share. Real Talk. Real People. (aka Mentors4Mil)
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Two soldiers from the U.S. Army National Guard Warrior Training Center will be competing in the 2024 Best Ranger Competition (BRC) to be held 12-14 April 2024. A two-person team that has made the cut of 50 where one team will be named the winners and become BEST RANGER!The 2024 Best Ranger Competition, is the 40th annual celebration of this gruelin…
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Join the captivating conversation with Georgia-born U.S. Army Ranger Ethan as he narrates his inspiring journey through the challenging trials and triumphant victories of his military life and beyond. From an aimless high school graduate to a decorated Ranger, his stirring story includes vital tips on survival, leadership, never giving up, and cont…
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Join in as our panel uncovers the critical transition from being soldiers to becoming numbers, highlighting the inevitable disconnect between civilian and military life. They navigate the subtle war raging within many veterans, and the hesitance surrounding open disclosure of their experiences. Join us as we appraise the struggles, losses, and triu…
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Immerse yourself into Episode 360 of our series with Kyle and Robert, where they delve into an intensely raw and emotional conversation with retired Command Sergeant Major Dan Pinion. This episode of 'Battlefield Chronicles' unveils the hard-hitting stories immortalized in Dan's book, 'Chop That Sh*t Up'. Journey through the soldiers' experiences o…
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In this riveting second segment of our military series, we delve into the mesmerizing world of battlefield heroism and sacrifice. Our veteran guest, Dan, shares his experiences of serving in combat with true tales of valiant actions and perseverances of his fellow soldiers.Among the stories, Dan narrates the courageous act of Sergeant Marquis Quick…
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Welcome to the latest episode of Mentors for Military Podcast where we are joined by Command Sergeant Major Daniel L. Pinion. A veteran of several historic military operations including the Cold War, Operation Joint Endeavor and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sgt. Major Pinion offers a compelling narrative of his experiences on the field and as a militar…
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This is part 3 of a 3-part series with the 75th Ranger Regiment's Regimental Sergeant Major, CSM Brett Johnson. If you haven't already listened to EP-355 & EP-356, please do that before listening to this episode.CSM Brett Johnson is the current regimental sergeant major at 75th Ranger Regiment. His career in the Army spans more than 25 years and in…
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This is Part 2 with the Regimental Sergeant Major of the 75th Ranger Regiment, CSM Brett Johnson. If you haven't listened to Episode 355, please start there.CSM Brett Johnson is the current regimental sergeant major at 75th Ranger Regiment. His career in the Army spans more than 25 years and includes 19 deployments within special operations in supp…
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CSM Brett Johnson is the current regimental sergeant major at 75th Ranger Regiment. His career in the Army spans more than 25 years and includes 19 deployments within special operations in support of the global war on terrorism.This episode was taped at the HQ of the 75th Ranger Regiment.______________Please leave us a review on Apple/Spotify Podca…
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Dr. Kate Pate is a neurophysiologist who has been conducting research for 15 years in a variety of different areas, including neurotrauma, respiratory neurobiology, mental health, redox biology, and combat trauma. Traumatic brain injuries are more frequent in the military these days. The military health system statistical data states that between 2…
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You're only as good as what you did today. Acquiring and maintaining a competitive mindset will make you better at everything you do. In this episode, we bring back an older episode that includes several US Army special forces NCOs and a USAF pararescueman to discuss the topic of competitive excellence._______________Please leave us a review on App…
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Flying the Tyrant Saddam Hussein | My StoryMohammed Sulaiman was the son of a distinguished military officer of Saddam Hussein and the Iraq Air Force. He grew up one day wanting to follow his father's footsteps and fly. He graduated flight training and his experience resulted in him becoming a member of the Iraq elite VIP Squadron. It wasn't long b…
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Veterans Day - World War I Larry Freeland is a U.S. Army veteran from the Vietnam War whose father served in WW2 and Korea and a grandfather who served as a doughboy in World War I in Europe. In this episode Larry talks mostly about his grandfather and the stories that he overheard he and his grandfathers veteran friends sharing while playing poker…
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This is part two on the topic of healing from the trauma of war. The previous episode is 349. If you haven't listened to that one first, it would probably help to start there.Welcome back to a new episode of Mentors4mil. We're happy that you're here. On this episode, Phil and Jared discuss several topics and answer your questions regarding the use …
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Jared Rinehart is a former U.S. Marine as an infantryman from 2006 to 2011, and separated as a sergeant. In 2013, he became a contractor and protected a base in the southern province of Afghanistan where he saw a lot combat.Phil Sussman is a former U.S. Army cavalry and civil affairs officer who saw the trauma of war from his three deployments and …
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U.S. Army Ranger Mike S. BurkeMike spent 23 years in the U.S. Army and 16 of those in the 75th Ranger Regiment and special operations, including 14 deployments. He retired as a Brigade level Command Sergeant Major (CSM). In this episode he's joined by Robert and Kyle as they talk about Mike's background, the impact the loss of his friend Josh had o…
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EP-347 | Warrior Training Center - Fast TrackingSomewhat unknown and hidden within Fort Moore (aka Fort Benning) is the Army National Guard's Warrior Training Center (WTC). The ARNG Warrior Training Center trains Service Members in critical functional skills, develops leaders, and represents the ARNG in order to increase the Federal and State opera…
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Army Fitness - Change is Coming: Will They Get it Right This Time?Through the years, the U.S. Army has modified how it performs fitness and tests soldiers to succeed in combat. The Army Combat Fitness Test could change - again - if the Senate Armed Services Committee's markup of next year's defense budget is passed. The final version of the 2024 Na…
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Within 75th Ranger Regiment there are many military occupational skills that are supporting roles known as "low density". Although many are within the Regimental Special Troops Battalion (RSTB) at Fort Moore (aka Ft. Benning), there are also opportunities to join units within each battalion. We sat down with six non-commissioned officers in the Dar…
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We sat down in the Darby Room at 75th Ranger Regiment HQ, Fort Moore (aka Fort Benning) with Sergeant First Class Togami and discussed the history of the 75th Ranger Regiment, the various units within and where they're located, the path to becoming an Army Ranger (both as a civilian and in-service), and more. _______________Please leave us a review…
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Strong leaders don't command and control, they connect. Relationship-building, social skill, empathy, collaboration and awareness of yourself are all important traits of a strong leader. In this episode, Kyle and Robert are joined by former Sergeant Major Sean Jarvis to talk about the topic of emotions in leadership._______________Please leave us a…
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You Can Sit Back or Be in ControlSTOP: If you haven't watched "Overcoming Adversities & Getting on Track", please watch that episode first. This is Part 2 of our show with Sean.Sean Jarvis is a retired sergeant major with the U.S. Army who served as a cavalry scout on multiple deployments and has had several assignments across his 26-year career, i…
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Overcoming Adversities & Getting On TrackSean Jarvis is a retired sergeant major with the U.S. Army who served as a cavalry scout on multiple deployments and several assignments, including the operations sergeant major for 1st Security Forces Assistant Brigade (1st SFAB). Sean talks about a night that leads to a driving while intoxicated (DWI) and …
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Communication, collaboration, coordination: The 3 Cs guiding successful cross-functional teams.As a leader, understanding the importance of the 3 Cs will allow you to be successful when managing a collective and cross-functional effort, especially when the endeavor may be new to all involved. #The 3 Cs#collaboration#communication#coordination______…
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The Battle of Haifa Street was a battle fought during January 2007 for the control of Haifa Street, a two-mile-long street in downtown Baghdad, Iraq, pitting American and Iraqi Army forces against various Sunni insurgent forces between January 6 and January 9, 2007 (phase one), and then two weeks later on January 24 when US forces launched a second…
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A veterans look at Memorial Day. A deep dive discussion on what this holiday means for veterans and for civilians._______________Please leave us a review on Apple/Spotify Podcasts:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mentors-for-military-podcast/id1072421783Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3w4RiZBxBS8EDy6cuOlbUl…
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Every day we're bombarded with real-time information about world events. Conspiracy theorists are thriving at the moment. Information and disinformation is blurred. It's becoming difficult to distinguish truth from fiction. We'll give some thought to this. These are opinions and perspectives from our points of view. You are welcome to choose your o…
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Sophie Hilaire | My Journey Part 2Sophie Hilaire grew up in a very strict household. These challenging years caused her to push herself constantly and she later set out on trips to Peru and elsewhere to find healing. Sophie is a former U.S. Army ordnance officer who graduated West Point and later deployed to Afghanistan in 2012-2013. She holds a Gu…
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Please welcome Sophie Hilaire to the show! Sophie Hilaire is a former U.S. Army ordnance officer who deployed in 2012-2013, who holds a Guinness World Record for the ‘Fastest marathon in full military uniform’, ran the Boston Marathon, has summited Mount Everest, Denali in Alaska, and traveled to North Korea to compete in the Pyongyang marathon, am…
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A discussion on intentional living with the fellas from Brigands, former special operations in both the Army and Air Force._______________Please leave us a review on Apple/Spotify Podcasts:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mentors-for-military-podcast/id1072421783Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3w4RiZBxBS8EDy6cuOlbUl#intentionalli…
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"Dutch" Chris Moyer served 31 years in the Unites States Army, 26 of which were Special Operations Command with experience with the 19th Special Forces Group, 1st/75th Ranger Battalion culminating with 14 years as a JSOC Operator.This episode that was taped at Line Creek Brewing Co. in Fayetteville, GA_______________Please leave us a review on Appl…
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In 2011, with the belief that his musical talent was given for the purpose of putting more good into the world, GRAMMY award-winning artist Zac Brown purchased 400 acres of farmland in Fayetteville, Georgia and built a world-class facility dedicated to serving youth and veterans.Camp Southern Ground's programs are founded on Zac’s own experiences a…
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We're taught to see leadership as an abstract undertaking, a matter of vision and values rather than practical detail. Combat demands more and requires self-reflection and empathy from the leader. In this episode we sit down with the fellas from Brigands Co. and talk about the differences and challenges of leading in different situations, including…
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Jacob is a combat veteran who served in the Army from 2007-2010, including 14 months in Afghanistan as a gunner providing security for convoy's. After his own experiences post combat, he decided to offer an outlet to help combat veterans heal from the effects of war -- Operation Tackle Box.Taped at Line Creek Brewing Co., Fayetteville, GA__________…
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One Team, One Fight is the name of a beer brewed by veteran Matt Berger, but it also represents how veterans should join together to support one another post military transition as they did while on active duty. Matt served eight years in the U.S. Army (2006-2014) as a mechanic with one tour in Afghanistan (09-10) with the 82nd Airborne Division. H…
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The team discuss the power of a tribe. We're joined by the fellas from Brigands Co. on this episode, Dylan and RJ._______________Please leave us a review on Apple/Spotify Podcasts:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mentors-for-military-podcast/id1072421783Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3w4RiZBxBS8EDy6cuOlbUl#Tribe#Brigands#rangers…
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By Any Means Necessary is how these men live their lives daily. The word "BRIGAND"is defined in the dictionary as a member of a gang that ambushes and robs people in forests and mountains, and it is known by many within special operations as something associated with the 75th Ranger Regiment. Brothers Dylan and Connor Curtis are former U.S. Army Ra…
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Patrick Kinsella spent 1 deployment in Iraq and 4 deployments to Afghanistan while serving with 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. His time in SOF had him trained with K9s, and conducting nighttime raids on HVTs and Mi-17 crashes. But, he'll quickly share that some of his best time was as a contractor in Afghanistan where he trained the Afghanist…
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Throughout Thomas Bryant's time in the Army, he has come to find his resiliency has taken him on a never-ending battle to be the best he can be when facing any new challenge.In 2006, Bryant was wounded in an ambush during his first deployment to Afghanistan with this unit, the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. He was sent to Germany where he woul…
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Master Sergeant Jeromy Cummings is a seasoned veteran with over 16 years of active service and multiple deployments as part of the U.S. Army's elite 75th Ranger Regiment as well as other units. He is currently assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion located at Camp Merrill in Dahlonega, GA and that's where we sat down with him to talk about h…
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We recently had the privilege of having access to the U.S. Army's 5th Ranger Training Battalion which teaches the mountain phase of Ranger School. For several days we not only participated in several training events, but we also had the pleasure of sitting down with some of the units finest non-commissioned officers.Dan Ryan is the First Sergeant f…
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Robert and Paul recently returned from visiting the U.S. Army's 5th Ranger Training Battalion (RTB) at Camp Merrill in Dahlonega, GA, having been allowed to participate in events and capture exclusive content to be shared soon. In this episode the two discuss what they experienced, material that they'll share soon, and how a person's circle of frie…
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Over four days, and four mountain summits, the advisors of Azimuth Consulting Group, LLC incorporate the latest insights into neuroscience research with the hard-earned, combat-tested lessons on leadership from Afghanistan, Iraq, and North Africa. Experience The Traverse... this is a World-Class Leadership Expedition. In this episode, we're joined …
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Prior to being sent to war, Janae was no stranger to facing the unknown as that’s exactly what she had to do when she was dropped off at a homeless shelter at the young age of sixteen where she spent the next two and a half years avoiding attempts to lure her into drug addiction and the sex trafficking industry. A U.S. Navy veteran who has overcome…
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Joel Del Rosario was on a combat mission when his vehicle was hit by an IED and he suffered a TBI. He has used healthy eating and fitness as a way to help him maintain his mental and physical abilities while remaining on active duty. Rebecca Rouse is Joel's wife and she joins us on the show. Rebecca is a personal fitness trainer who specializes in …
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On January of 2019, Meyli Chapin was trapped in a hotel room in the DusitD2 in Nairobi for seventeen long hours while Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked the property. She was completely alone, and certain she was going to die. However, thanks to the incomprehensibly brave men who fought to get us out, led by now-retired UK SAS (Special Air Service) ope…
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The call to adventure was persuasive, drawing Alan into the special operations community as an MH-47 pilot with the prestigious 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR). Hard work and relentless training vaulted him to the top of his peer group as a Flight Lead and standardization instructor pilot. His experience and leadership traits put …
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John Szoka is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Infantry officer with twenty years of active service who went on to be a successful business owner and political leader. Ranger and Airborne qualified, Szoka served in a variety of command and staff positions during his career. In this episode, he and Robert cover a number of topics, including: 1…
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