Phil Smith is a retired Marine Colonel. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and became an infantryman and then a reconnaissance Marine. We’ll talk to him about stopping the cycle of hazing that the Marine Corps goes through repeatedly: Class, Lecture, Warning, HAZING EVENT, investigation, court-martial.
CDR Salamander is a retired U.S. Navy surface warfare officer, he’s done a blog and podcast (Midrats) for the last decade on issue that impact the U.S. Navy. He joined us to discuss the functioning of the bridge on a U.S. Navy warship, operational temp, training and education and upper echelon leadership that all have a hand in the issues that we have watched kill sailors in the U.S. 7th Fleet.
Jerry Durrant, Col USMC (ret) joined us to talk about his time as a LCpl in Vietnam in 1970 as well as his thoughts on Iraq today.
He is currently part of a private company that does military education for the Iraqi military. He has interesting things to say about where Iraq is and what is next for the war-torn nation.
He raises concerns about Sunni’s being eliminated from the Iraqi military, the upcoming Kurdish referendum and genuine surprise at the visit Muqtada al Sadr made to Saudi Arabia recently.
Durrant is a great representative of the Marine Corps and a thoughtful guest.
Bob “Boomer” Milstead, LtGen USMC (ret) joins us to discuss helo dunker training, who needs it, how often should it happen and the incredible life saving power of HEED oxygen bottles.
Boomer also discusses with us the importance of Safety Stand-Downs and how safety is a function of doing things right and how leadership makes it all work.
An awesome interview with an interesting and accomplished Marine General Officer.