Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ty Edwards
LtCol, USMC (ret)

HOUR 1 & 2:  Ty Edwards, LtCol USMC (ret), joins the program to discuss his career and recovery from a gunshot wound to the head in the Kunar Province of Afghanistan in 2008.

Hour 3:  Mike Musselman reads us an email sent to him accusing him of being a “stolen valor” guy and then talks ab

out how much calmer he is in life.

SENATE ARMED SERVICE COMMITTEE HEARING: Special Operations Command — GEN Raymond Thomas, USA & Theresa Whelen, Asst Secretary of Defense

GEN Raymond Thomas, USA
Commander, US Special Forces Command
Theresa Whelen
Asst Secretary of Defense

Army Gen. Raymond Thomas, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, and Theresa Whelan, performing the duties of assistant defense secretary for special operations/low-intensity conflict, testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee, May 4, 2017.  PART 1

COMBAT LEADERSHIP: MajGen Paul Kennedy, USMC

MajGen Paul Kennedy joins the program to talk combat leadership.  MajGen Kennedy was the 1st Marine Division Plans Officer for “The March Up,” commanded 2d Battalion, 4th Marines in Ramadi in 2004 and the 2d Marine Regiment in Helmand Province in 2010-2011.  In 2013 he was assigned as Commanding General, 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, where he led the initial response to Operation DAMAYAN (Philippine typhoon, 2013) and Operation SAHAYOGI HAAT (Nepal earthquake, 2015).

He is currently the Commanding General of the Marine Corps Recruiting Command..

 

LESSONS IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Seth Jordan & Dog Tag Brewing Foundation

Seth Jordan
Captain USMC
Dog Tag Brewery Foundation

Seth Jordan, former Captain in the Marine Corps and currently the Founder & Chairman of the Dog Tag Brewing Foundation joined ALL MARINE RADIO to talk about his career in the Marine Corps, his path to creating his foundation and why veteran entrepreneurship is important to the nation.

Seth’s foundation is a partnership with the Pabst Brewing Company and supports memorial events and foundations that Gold Star families have set up  to remember their fallen family members. A great story.

THE BEST OF ALL MARINE RADIO — AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, RUMSFELD AND LEADERSHIP: Tony Zinni, General USMC (ret)

Tony Zinni
General USMC (ret)

THE BEST OF ALL MARINE RADIO:  Tony Zinni spends almost two hours discussing leadership and world events with Mike McNamara.

The interview covers General Zinni’s career and lessons learned from Vietnam, Somalia, Desert Storm, Iraq and his experiences at CENTCOM.  Of particular interest are his thoughts on the moral obligations of leaders, he reflects on the moral dilemmas of Secretary of State Colin Powell and JCS-J3 LtGen Greg Newbold — incredible candid stuff.

One of the greatest Marines of our generation, this interview puts his great gifts on display.

ALL MARINE RADIO REPORTER PREPS FOR AFGHANISTAN: Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch
Maj USMC (ret)
Freerangeinternational.com

Tim Lynch — former (1) U.S. Navy Corpsman, (2) U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer , (3) Iraq/Afghanistan contractor and (4) founder writer of Free Range International is heading back to Afghanistan to cover the Marine return to the Helmand Province… we’ll get an update and talk current events.

LEADERSHIP, DISCIPLINE, RECRUITING AND RECRUIT TRAINING: MajGen Paul Kennedy, USMC

MajGen Paul Kennedy, USMC
Commanding General
Marine Corps Recruiting Command

MAJGEN PAUL KENNEDY, Commanding General of Marine Corps Recruiting Command joined us to discuss his career, changes in how the Marine Corps recruits women, gender and recruit training as well has online behavior.

A great, candid interview where the terms “leadership” and “discipline” surface in every aspect of the interview.

DON’T MISS THIS

TO THE TOP OF MOUNT EVEREST AS THE FIRST COMBAT WOUNDED VETERAN TO DO SO: SSgt Charlie Linville USMC (ret)

Charlie Linville
SSgt USMC (ret)

Charlie Linville, SSgt USMC (ret), tells his remarkable story that ultimately took him to the summit of Mount Everest, the first combat wounded person on the planet to do so.

From his beginning as an infantryman in Iraq to his move into EOD, Charlie’s story in incredibly interesting and not unlike many Marines.  He EOD career took him to the Helmand Province of Afghanistan where Charlie lost a leg.  His story from that point only gets more compelling and amazing.

After being discharged and in a bad place, he found refuge in the company of other veterans and in therapeutic recreation, mountain climbing to be specific. What happens next is historic but not surprising.

Charlie Linville, the first combat wounded human being to summit Mt. Everest — Marine.  He journey through pain, medications, depression and uncertainty is one we can all learn from and is certainly worth your time.

BACON — ALCOHOL IN IRAQ & AFGHANISTAN — CONCEAL CARRY LAW: Mike & Mike

Mike McNamara
Mike Musselman
Afghanistan 2010

In a fast paced discussion, the Boys discuss:

(1) BACON:  how much better it is in Texas.

(2)  Alcohol in Iraq and Afghanistan… was it there and who drank.  Ever hear of “salsa night” in combat?  You will.

(3)  Conceal Carry. We discuss North Dakota’s new liberal conceal carry law… that Gunner isn’t fond of.