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.

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.

VIETNAM VETERAN TOM DRAUDE “I’VE GIVEN THE ORDER TO FIX BAYONETS”: BGen Tom Draude, USMC (ret)

Tom Draude
BGen USMC (ret)

Tom Draude, BGen USMC (ret), joined ALL MARINE RADIO to talk:

(1) The Pentagon’s policy of not discussing troop movements

(2) Why are we in Syria?  To remove Assad?  To defeat ISIS?  Are we certain?

Tom also discuss “close combat” in Vietnam and recounts an battle during which he gave the command to “fix bayonets.”

 

VETERAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP & POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH: Justin Constantine

Justine Constantine
LtCol USMC (ret)

Veterans comprise 1% of the population and 10% of small business owners, Justin Constantine shares about his message to entrepreneurs when he speaks around the nation.

Justin and Mac discuss the term “post-traumatic growth” — Justin’s life was fundamentally changed when he suffered a gun-shot wound to the head in Iraq in 2006 — the discussion centers around trauma and the path after that experience… does it head towards “growth” or “disorder” AND what governs that?

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.

DON’T MISS THIS

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.