THE UBALDI REPORTS — CURRENT EVENTS… THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE & THE “FUCK YOU” FONT: John Ubaldi

John Ubaldi
MGySgt USMC (ret)
Founder, The Ubaldi Reports

John Ubaldi, MGySgt USMC (ret) and founder of The Ubaldi Reports, joins the program to discuss  (1) The composition of the Muller Investigation Team, (2)  FBI Director James Comey as a leader, (3) Healthcare, (4) the Declaration of Independence and the “fuck you” font and and (5) how does the behavior in Washington DC ever change?  If it doesn’t

 

THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG — DAY 2: Phil Smith

DAY 2 AT GETTYSBURG, Phil Smith, Col USMC (ret), joins us to talk about the second day of the epic battle that occurred on July 2, 1863 just to south of the City of Gettysburg.

An epic battle in American history with incredible decisions to study for fans of military history and decision making.

Phil and I look at the major decisions made by  that happened as General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia  moved into Pennsylvania with the General George Meade’s Army of the Potomac in pursuit.

COMBAT CONCEPTS AUDIO (Part 1 of 4): Col Tony Zinni, USMC

Col Tony Zinni, USMC
MCB Quantico, VA
1989

THE SINGLE BEST professional military education experience I ever had happened in July of 1989 while teaching “Tactics” at The Basic School in Quantico, VA.  Col Tony Zinni, USMC (who had just finished being the CO of 9th Marine Regiment on Okinawa) gave his “Combat Concepts” pitch at an event that the Marine Corps University sponsored at The Basic School.

Major John Kelly (Head of IOC at the time, destined to be a General Officer and currently the Secretary of the Dept of Homeland Security) told me I should attend… so I went.  I had never heard of Col Zinni at that point in my life.  That night Col Zinni was funny, insightful and had a ton of experiences in his career — he was for me a great example of what a professional warrior/scholar ought to be.

This audio changed my life and how I approached my profession.

COMBAT CONCEPTS AUDIO (Part 2 of 4): Col Tony Zinni, USMC

Col Tony Zinni, USMC
MCB Quantico, VA
1989

THE SINGLE BEST professional military education experience I ever had happened in July of 1989 while teaching “Tactics” at The Basic School in Quantico, VA.  Col Tony Zinni, USMC (who had just finished being the CO of 9th Marine Regiment on Okinawa) gave his “Combat Concepts” pitch at an event that the Marine Corps University sponsored at The Basic School.

Major John Kelly (Head of IOC at the time, destined to be a General Officer and currently the Secretary of the Dept of Homeland Security) told me I should attend… so I went.  I had never heard of Col Zinni at that point in my life.  That night Col Zinni was funny, insightful and had a ton of experiences in his career — he was for me a great example of what a professional warrior/scholar ought to be.

This audio changed my life and how I approached my profession.

THE ARCTIC TERN, GLOBAL WARMING, LORD SHACKLETON AND THE HEADLINE GAME: Mike & Mike

The Gunner
Afghanistan
2011
Mac
USS Rangers CV-61
XO, Marine Detachment
1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Boys discuss a wide variety of subjects beginning with a show favorite… the Arctic Tern… then to the incredible leadership of Ernest Shackleton…  Global Warming and then they play the HEADLINE GAME.

An AWESOME hour of radio!!!

BRUCE GUDMUNDSSON: Professional Military Education and the Case Study Method in Decision Forcing Exercises

Bruce Gudmundsson
USMC, Ph.D, Chair
Marine Corps University

Bruce Gudmundsson has been a part of most discussions about Marine Corps Professional Military Education and Warfighting since General Gray’s published FMFM-1 in 1989.  He joined the program to talk military education and why the use of the Case Method in decision making exercises is a better vehicle to promote learning.

IN CASE YOU DON’T KNOW HIM:  Dr. Gudmundsson has a long association with the Armed Forces of the United States and, in particular, the United States Marine Corps.  Between 1977 and 1997, he served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, rising in rank from private to major, and serving as a truck driver, logistician, and infantry officer.   In 1989, he was recalled to active duty to design the curriculum for the School of Advanced Warfighting, a year-long course for selected graduates of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College.

A longtime advocate of the case method of instruction, Dr. Gudmundsson spent three years as a case writer at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  Since 2007, he has served as the Senior Fellow for the Case Method at the Marine Corps University, where he conducts demonstrations of the case method, teaches courses that employ the case method, writes (and supervises the writing of) case materials, and assists instructors throughout the Marine Corps to incorporate decision-forcing cases into their classes.

A graduate of Yale College (BA) and Oxford University (D.Phil), Dr. Gudmundsson has taught at the Marine Corps School of Advanced Warfighting, Oxford University, the Royal Military Acadmey at Sandhurst, the US Army War College, and Dickinson College.

“WE HIRE VETERANS” — “THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE” and THE NEXT PROJECT FOR THE RODGERS: Ken Rodgers

Then and Now…

Ken Rodgers, former Marine and Khe Sanh veteran joins us to talk about the battle as well as his ongoing film efforts.

We also discuss things people say to veterans — “We Hire Veterans” and “Thank you for your service” — Ken isn’t a fan.

Ken also updates us on his next project, a documentary about the wives of combat veterans.