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..

 

PRESS CONFERENCE: Secretary of Defense James Mattis & CENTCOM Commander Joseph General Votel

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis (L) and Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

SECDEF James N. Mattis and the Commanding General of CENTCOM, General Joseph Votel, briefed reporters today on details of the Syrian airstrike, more refined bomb damage assessments, the intelligence that led to the airstrike and the message that was intended.

MUST LISTEN.

CRAZY CAZY WEATHER AROUND THE WORLD — MOSUL AIRSTRIKE WITH CIVILIAN CASUALTIES: Mike & Mike

Mike McNamara
Mike Musselman
Afghanistan 2010

The Boys discuss the crazy crazy weather they’ve seen around the world… from the Northern Pacific to Iraq and Afghanistan… they’ve seen some crazy stuff.

Recent reports of heavy civilian casualties in Mosul, Iraq spawned a discussion about and who they believe is responsible for these casualties.  Listen to an interesting discussion about how ISIS uses civilians as combat and public relations pawns in combat.   AN EYE OPENING DISCUSSION.

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.

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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.