WELCOME! We’ve been waiting for you!!!! Here is our Guest List for the short months we’ve been broadcasting ALL MARINE RADIO:
Robert Neller, General USMC, Commandant of the Marine Corps: Gender Integration, Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Travis Green, GySgt USMC (ret): EOD work in Afghanistan, being an amputee, Entrepreneur
Curt Knowles, LtCol USMC (ret): F18 Pilot…
Blue Angels Crash
John Allen, General USMC (ret): Grand Strategy, Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Rick Caruso, Cpl USMC: Marine Activist & Supporter
Carrie Reilly, Army widow: Dealing with suicide
Shaundra Meyers, Army widow: Winning against the VA with John Dowd’s assistance
John Dowd, 1stLt USMC, Renown lawyer and Veteran Advocate: Free Legal Advice for Veterans
Rob Schwarz, LtCol USMC (ret): Dealing with civilian bureaucracies
Mark Soto, 3/5 Parent and Facebook page originator: 3/5 Reunion, Facebook networking as part of post-combat related mental health
Dan Lamothe, Washington Post: USMC Information from the ongoing investigation at Parris Island
Eric Smith, LtCol USMC: Fighting in Ramadi as the CO of 1/5 (interview done in 2005)
Barbary Rothbaum Ph.D., Emory University: TBI and PTSD Programs at Emory University
Rusty Blackman, LtGen USMC (ret): USMC Heritage Foundation and the NMMC
Bryan Nagel, LCpl USMC (ret): Fighting in Ramadi in 2005
Chris Tavuchis, Col USMC, CO of the 11th Marine Regiment: Career, Leadership, Gender Integration, Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Charlie Linville, SSgt USMC (ret): Climbing Mount Everest, Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Mike Frazier, Col USMC (ret): Leadership, Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Jeremiah Workman, SSgt USMC (ret): Navy Cross from Fallujah – PTSD
Tom Hazlett, MSgt USMC (ret): Marine Corps League
Michael Garvey, Cpl USMC (ret): Being a Comedian
11th Marines NCO’s: Sgt Seguin, Cpl Barill – Life in 11th Marines
Mike McDowell, Maj USMC (ret): Cohen Military Family Clinic at USC
Doug Luccio, LtCol USMC: Foreign nation advising
Matt Dyba, Cpl USMC: Post-combat related mental health and alcoholism
Gina Elise, Founder of the non-profit group
“Pinups for Vets”
Sebastian Junger, Author: His book “Tribe” – Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Mike Grice, Col USMC (ret): Leadership, Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Ray Kaster, Capt USMC: Gender Integration Task Force
Steve Fisher, Col USMC (ret): Vietnam, Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Karl Marlantes, 1stLt USMC, Vietnam War: His book “What It’s Like to Go to War” – Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Ken Rogers, USMC, award winning filmmaker: Khe Sahn & Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Charles Neimeyer, LtCol USMC (ret), Director Marine Corps Historical Division: Iwo’s Second Flag Raisers
Cal Humphrey, PFC USMC: Iwo Jima squad leader, Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Don Bennett, Maj USMC (ret): Chosin Reservoir combat experience, Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Matt Morgan, LtCol USMC (ret), Television Producer: The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima
Jerry Durrant, Col USMC (ret), Iraqi security consultant: Current state of Iraqi Security Forces, Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Theresa Lawson, 1stLt USMC, Author: Her book “Warrior,” Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Ben Connable, Maj USMC (ret), Rand Corporation: Iraq Bombings
Eric Hammel, Author: Beirut
John D. Harrill, LtCol USMC (ret): Leadership, combat deployments to Ramadi and Afghanistan, Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Stephen Foley, Irish Amateur Historian: Correcting the identities of the Iwo Jima Flag Raisers
Phil Smith, Col USMC (ret): Grenada and Beirut, Post-Combat Related Mental Health
John Kelly, General USMC (ret): Career and Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Wayne Bowie, GySgt USMC (ret): Attack in Nice, France
Sara Rudder, LCpl USMC (ret), athlete, amputee: September 11, 2001 at the Pentagon, Warrior Games update
Ron Baczkowski, BGen USMC (ret): Beirut, Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Will Costantini, Col USMC (ret): Combat deployment to Iraq, Turkey, Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Patrick O’Donnell, Military Historian: His book “We Were One: Should to Shoulder with the Marines Who Took Fallujah”
Ben Kaler, Capt USMC (ret): The VA’s new Veteran Experience Program, Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Juan Hidalgo, SgtMaj USMC (ret): Running for Congress in San Diego’s 51st Congressional District
Thomas Draude, BGen USMC (ret): His three tours in Vietnam / National Power, Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Bob Humphrey, LtCol USMC (ret): Ethical Warrior & Leadership
Colby Williamson, Cpl USMC: Amazon Military Recruiting Manager
Andrea Bodger, CWO3 USMC (ret): Her Career and life of junior female Marines
Katie White, Cpl USMC: Life as a junior female Marine
T.X. Hammes, Col UsMC (ret), National Defense University: Leadership, Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Michael Peznola, Col USMC (ret): Leadership, his career is the Special Forces Community, Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Chris Julian, Major USMC, Executive Officer 3/11: USMC Current Events, Post-Combat Related Mental Health, Gender Integration
Mike Musselmann, Gunner USMC: Guns
David J. Furness, BGen, USMC Office of Legislative Affairs: Latest trip to Iraq & Afghanistan, Post-Combat Related Mental Health
Staci Reidinger, Maj USMC, I MEF Deputy PAO: F-18C Crash at MCAGCC in Twentynine Palms CA.
Ben Connable, Analyst Rand Corporation: Iraq and Turkey
Curt “Rudy” Knowles, LtCol USMC (ret), F-18 pilot: Inside the cockpit of an F-18 while doing gun runs, what’s going on, how we deconflict by time, space and distance.
Mike Smith, GySgt USMC (ret): Pt1 – Career and Desert Storm
Bing West, former Marine Officer and writer: National Power, General Officers and Politics, Vietnam and his latest book – “One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon at War”
Bing West, former Marine Officer and writer: National Power, General Officers and Politics, Vietnam and his latest book – “One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon at War”
Jailene De La Cruz, former Marine Cpl: Life as a junior female Marine
Justin Smith, former Marine Sgt: GI BILL Education Benefits… how to do it right!
Meghan Ogilvie, CEO of Dog Tag Inc., a Bakery Business with a Veteran Entrepreneur Program: Dog Tag Inc.’s focus & commitment to Veterans who desire to become entrepreneurs – at no cost to the Veteran!
Duffy White, Col USMC (ret), Bn CO during the “March Up” and RCT CO in Afghanistan: Leadership lessons from two wars and Marine Corps currents events.
Chris Woodbridge, Col USMC (ret), former Infantry Officer and currently the Editor and Publisher of the Marine Corps Gazette: Leadership, where is the MCG now and where is it headed in the future?
Aaron O’Connell, LtCol USMCR, currently an Associate Professor of History at the U.S. Naval Academy:
Joins us to discuss his book “UNDERDOGS: The Making of the Modern Marine Corps” and current events.
SgtMaj Bryan Zickefoose, currently the II MEF SgtMaj and one of the great infantryman in our Corps:
His career, leadership in combat, discipline and current issues in the Marine Corps.
Wayne Bell, SgtMaj USMC (ret), former SgtMaj of the 1st Marine Division for the “March Up” and during the Division’s 2004 deployment to Al Anbar when it blew up:
His career, leadership, post-combat related mental health and family readiness.
Sharleen Prieur, CWO5 USMC (ret), former Drill Instructor and Aviation Support Officer: Leadership, gender integration, recruit training and current events.
Kurt Delia, retired Michigan Police Officer, Founder of Delia Tactical International:
The current state of police – community relations, entrepreneurship – how to turn a hobby into a business without going into debt.
Diana Tsai and Daniel Rau, Co-Founders of VETERATI, a veteran mentoring service that matches mentors with mentees based on their LinkedIn profiles:
Transitioning, finding jobs, finding good
advice that contributes to a better transition, finding job from the “inside” as opposed to being on the “outside.”
Kim Holmes, chef (ret) and Mac’s “hetero-life partner”:
Key lime pie to die for!
John Dowd, former Marine Officer and lawyer, renowned private practice lawyer in Washington D.C.:
FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS, fighting the VA for benefits and current events in the Marine Corps.
Tony Zinni, General USMC (ret), CINC CENTCOM, US Envoy to the Middle East Peace Process.:
Vietnam, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, how the US uses military power to achieve National Goals, post-combat related mental health, gender integration and current events in the Marine Corps.
Carrie Costantini, Marine wife, Key Wife and veteran activists:
The experience of being a Key Wife during OIF and OEF.
Scott Cuomo, Major USMC, Infantry Officer:
Marine Corps Gazette article – Manned Unmanned Teaming.
Eric Hammel, Renowned writer of twenty-eight books about the Marine Corps:
The Guadalcanal Campaign (August 2016 marks the 74th Anniversary of the landing there).
Christine Rabaja, LtCol USMC (ret), CH-53E pilot:
Her career as an aviator and current events in the Marine Corps.
Michael Abrams, former Marine Officer and currently the Founder and President of FOUR BLOCK (veteran transition company):
His career and the challenges of transitioning that led to the founding of FOUR BLOCK – a company dedicated to helping veterans transition to a better place.
Kate Germano, LtCol USMC (ret) and currently the COO at the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN):
Kate is an accomplished Marine Officer as well as a writer, most recently this article in Task & Purpose: Recruiting More Women into The Marine Corps Is Only Half the Solution
Jarvis Lynch, MajGen USMC (ret):
His career and experiences as an Operations Officer in Vietnam, CG of 2nd FSSG and CG of Parris Island as well as gender integration and post-combat related mental health.
Mark Soto, You met him as Marine parent and founder of the Facebook page “The Boys of 3/5” and a co-organizer of their recently held reunion:
Now you’ll meet him as the driving force behind The Honor Group which puts on The Honor Bowl, a high school football showcase that will feature 12 elite high school varsity football programs from the states of Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania plus Northern and Southern California. The showcase will be played at Mission Viejo HS from Sept. 1 to Sept. 3,
for more information visit The Honor
Linda Fields, MGySgt USMC,
And a professional resume writer will join us to give tips for improving your resume, common mistakes and how to translate your military experience into something that is a civilian employer can easily grasp.
Sara McNamara, Program Manager, Hire Our Heroes (US Chamber of Commerce)
Joins us to discuss her program, who qualifies and the advantages to transitioning through the Hire Our Heroes program. Great Stuff!!!!
Jarvis Lynch, MajGen USMC (ret)
Joins us to continue a conversation that we began last week about operations in Vietnam and we’ll also get to discuss Leadership at our Drill Fields as well as his thought on PTSD.
Tom Whitehouse, Col USMC (ret),
Mary Reinwald, Col USMC (ret),
The Editor of Leatherneck Magazine joins us to discuss her participation in the two panels that made recommendations to the Commandant relative to the identities of Marines and Sailors involved in the two Flag Raisings atop Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1944 on the island of Iwo Jima; as well as what new at Leatherneck Magazine.
Joey Porrazzo, LtCol USMC (ret),
Joins us to talk about his career as an F-18 pilot; and also WARRIOR PASSION… the organization he founded – “We give them (wounded Veterans) good adrenaline-based sports and hobbies they can enjoy, and the idea is for them to have something they can be passionate about.”
Mark Clark, MajGen USMC (ret),
Joins us to talk American Leadership in the world, and TRANSITIONING from Active Duty.
Anne Weinberg, Col USMC (ret),
Joins us to talk about her second career as a “certified” organic farmer in Maine and the vocational program she is setting up to assist veterans who desire to move into the business of agriculture.
Janar Wasito, Marine veteran,
Joins us to discuss Veteran Owned Small Business opportunities and his program to assist Marines in the Southern California area who desire careers in the financial securities business.
Jarvis Lynch, MajGen USMC (ret),
Former CG of Parris Island joins us to discuss the findings announced yesterday by the Marine Corps relative to three investigations at MCRD Parris Island, including one that involved the death of a Recruit as well as leadership at our Drill Fields.
Curt “Rudy” Knowles, LtCol USMC (ret), F-18 pilot and form Series and Company Commander at MCRD San Diego:
Joins us to discuss the findings announced yesterday by the Marine Corps relative to three investigations at MCRD Parris Island, including one that involved the death of a Recruit as well as leadership at our Drill Fields from the perspective of a Company Grade Officer.
BOB NILSSON, former Marine Officer and Vietnam Veteran, of the 100 Entrepreneurs Project,
Joins us to discuss his trip to Third Annual Warrior Community Integration Symposium held last week in Atlanta.
CHARLIE LINVILLE, SSgt USMC (ret):
One of the GREAT interviews we’ve done since we began will kickoff our “Marine Corps Heritage Hour” – Charlie discusses his career as an Infantryman and EOD SNCO, how he was wounded and the journey that took him to Mount Everest, Post-Combat Related Mental Health. THIS IS AN AWESOME INTERVIEW THAT EVERY MARINE AND VETERAN SHOULD LISTEN TO!!!! DO IT!
MAJOR DENNIS KATOLIN, USMC/Opso at 9th Comm and author of “Ethical Development,
How we shape our people’s behavior” – which appears in the September edition of the Gazette- joins us to expand on his article, the state of “Ethics Training” in the MARINE Corps and HOW TO DO IT BETTER! Great interview!!!
EOD WARRIOR FOUNDATION: Melissa Tackitt, USN (ret),
Joins us to discuss a series of fundraising events that the Foundation has upcoming and makes us smart about what the Foundation does..
ROSS PAPE: a former US Army SGT and member of the 3d ACR for two deployments to Iraq
Joins us to discuss his Army career and his transition into farming. We’ll also discuss PTSD, alcohol and Ross’s two brothers who were both killed while on active duty in the Marine Corps. A great guy and a great example of never quitting
CHARLIE LINVILLE, SSgt USMC (ret),
Joins us to discuss how to transition better, life after hitting the top of Mt. Everest and what he’s planning next. Charlie’s doing great stuff and we’re excited to catch up with him… much respect for what he’s done and continues to do with veterans and communities.
COOKING WITH KIM: our AMR Chef, Kim Holmes,
Joins us to discuss all your cooking questions.
GREG LOTYSZ, Former offensive lineman for the University of North Dakota and the New York Jets
Joins us to discuss a catastrophic knee injury and infection that severely damaged one knee, ended his career and disabled him for life; his struggle through the medications and his future. GREAT guy and an incredible story.
JOHN C. STEVENS III, Marine veteran, trial lawyer, judge and author of the book “Court-Martial at Parris Island, The Ribbon Creek Incident” Joins us to discuss the specifics of an incident most Marines know of but know little about. We’ll talk about “Ribbon Creek” in detail, the structure of Recruit Training at the time, the supervision, the individuals involved, the incident itself, the USMC legal response and the institutional changes that occurred.
MARINE CORPS HERITAGE HOUR (all audio is recorded)
ROBERT BARROW (1922-2008), General USMC , the 27th Commandant of the Marine Corps and a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
We’ll listen to General Barrow’s testimony to the Senate Armed Service Committee in 1991 concerning women in combat units. Riveting stuff from an a legend in the Marine Corps.
WESLEY FOX, Col USMC (ret), a veteran of Korea and Vietnam,
1stLt Fox was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions as a Company Commander in Vietnam. You’ll hear his recorded account of how he won it. Humbling to hear his account.
CHRIS WOODBRIDGE, Col USMC (ret), Editor and Publisher of the Gazette
Joins us to discuss the October Edition of the magazine and the additional “online” content.
GARY “STATIC” KLING, Col USMC (ret),
Joins us to discuss his career, Marine Corps Aviation, leadership and current events. Static is a battle buddy from Ramadi in 2004 when he was the Division Air Officer… a F18 pilot by trade, who recently retired after being the CO of Training Air Wing FIVE. Don’t miss it.
LARRY HINKLE, former Sgt of Marines, …is walking across the United States serving veterans and first responders along the way. Interesting guy, and Amtracker by trade… currently in Arizona heading for California… after starting the trip in North Carolina. GREAT STORY.
BATTLE MUG, David Lane, Maj USMC (ret) and Joe Dellos, LtCol USMC (ret)
Joins us to talk careers, transitions and founding and operating a business. Check out the product… extremely cool –https://battlemug.com
PETER MCCORMICK, LtCol USMC (ret), Joins us to talk real estate careers, starting his own business and what you need to know about VA Loans and the entire loan process. Check out his business at
MICHAEL MCDOWELL, LtCol USMC (ret), And currently an Associate Director at the Cohen Military Family Clinic at USC
Joins us to update us on the ambitious project launched by the Cohen Veterans Network, one of several facilities being stood up around the nation.