Bob Nilsson joined the program to discuss the problems the Boston Marathon has with including larger numbers of disabled people in a marathon run on Patriots Day of all days. Read an article about it here.
We also discuss OPERATION LEAD AT TURNER — leaders into career in the field of construction with a GREAT company.
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..
Lead Star Partner, New York Times Best Selling Author, and CCL Partner Network Director Angie Morgan joins the program talks suicide and online behavior.
Angie experienced a suicide in her family and shares her thoughts about suicide and the aftermath with us.
As a veteran Marine Officer, Angie has definite thoughts on the online behavior issue that is in the news and shares them with us as well as recommendations for the Marine Corps relative to recruiting and recruit training.
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.
CROSSROADS WITH NED SEATH & BEN BUSH… two combat vets, a microphone and some war stories.
Our two Marine combat veterans sit down and discuss Ned’s career which began when he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1962 and culminated in his time as a machine gunner in Vietnam in 1965 and 1966. Ned was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” device and the Navy Cross in 2011 for his actions against the North Vietnamese Army as a member of K/3/4 in 1966.
Ned left the Marine Corps in 1982 and retired after a career with the railroad. GREAT STUFF!!!!!!
Produced by @Matt Morgan, LtCol USMC (ret) who’ll join us before and after the segment.
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.
MICHAEL BASSETT, Cpl USMC 2009-2012, a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) working for an agency that provides inclusive and adaptive recreation for all people with disabilities. We’ll talk treatment options for Veterans needing assistance.