12 episodes

Lead from the front, lead by example. "Follow Me" will become a phrase in your everyday vocabulary as you listen to conversations with today's military leaders from the finest fighting force the world has ever seen, the United States Marine Corps. Join our host, Infantry Squad Leader Sergeant Ben Olson as he navigates how to impact those appointed over you, influence those beside you, and lead those below you.

Follow Me Podcast Ben Olson

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Lead from the front, lead by example. "Follow Me" will become a phrase in your everyday vocabulary as you listen to conversations with today's military leaders from the finest fighting force the world has ever seen, the United States Marine Corps. Join our host, Infantry Squad Leader Sergeant Ben Olson as he navigates how to impact those appointed over you, influence those beside you, and lead those below you.

    Surviving the Frozen Chosin- With Captain Hal Barber

    Surviving the Frozen Chosin- With Captain Hal Barber

    A Frozen Chosin veteran, Captain Hal Barber takes us back to what it was like growing up during World War 2, where he finds the need to answer the call of duty. Shortly after, he finds himself bleeding out deep in the Chosin Reservoir. Surviving 8 days and nights in the back of a Medievac vehicle, Barber's fellow Marines and a heroic Corpsman called "Doc Red" blast through Chinese and North Koreans to get the wounded to safety. Towards the end, Captain Barber talks about what has changed in the Corps since then, and what advice he has for Marines today.

    • 2 hrs 11 min
    Death To Your Potential: Victim Mentality and Entitlement

    Death To Your Potential: Victim Mentality and Entitlement

    If you're looking for tissues and a hug, scroll away to something else. Today we talk about an issue plaguing the country, including the military. For those that get offended, your feelings are a testament to the relevance of the topic. How do you overcome the want to feel sorry for yourself? I say the results you get when you don't should be enough to fuel that drive.

    • 13 min
    Fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq: With Staff Sergeant Blake Campbell

    Fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq: With Staff Sergeant Blake Campbell

    Today we sit down with a Marine with over 15 years in the infantry. Fighting in both Afghanistan and Iraq, Blake Campbell talks about boot camp mayhem, near death experiences and heroes he served with. General Mattis and Chesty Puller were great, but where are the enlisted icons? And what would each of us change about the infantry if we could?

    • 2 hrs 46 min
    You Never Know Who's Waiting

    You Never Know Who's Waiting

    As you find yourself walking out to formation this week, with that good old post-leave depression, know that you're not alone. We all feel the same. In this brief episode, we talk about how to come back from leave, take advantage of the coming opportunities that you see everyday, and discuss who it is that's waiting for you. At the end, we talk about coming episodes and the direction of the Podcast.

    • 11 min
    Welcome Back

    Welcome Back

    WELCOME BACK!
    We are back from deployment, and getting back to producing episodes. For this brief episode, we say thanks for your continued support, and a sneak peek into what you can expect next!

    • 5 min
    The Legend of Suicide Charley

    The Legend of Suicide Charley

    Suicide Charley. The night where the legend of John Basilone was born, and where the Japanese felt the wrath of a grieving nation. 
    Legends walk among us everyday. Learn their stories.

    • 8 min

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