15 episodes

This investigative podcast tells the story of Adam DeRito. Adam is a member of the class of 2010, and worked as an undercover informant for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. When Adam reported these predators, many of them were intercollegiate athletes. A majority of them played for the Air Force Academy football team. The Superintendent at the time, Lt Gen Michael C. Gould, ensured that most of these criminal investigations were dismissed. As a result, those that reported sexual assault had their promising careers and livelihoods taken from them. When asked about the perpetual reoccurrences of rape and sexual assault over several decades, the Air Force Academy remains silent.

The officers that tolerate this behavior lead our military today. The very military that has been mired in the Global War on Terror for nearly twenty years. Enough is enough. We the people of the United States must hold our military to a higher standard when it comes to taking care of our nation’s sons and daughters. Those who take the solemn oath to defend this nation “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

Dark Sabre: An Investigative Series Honor Hill Tactical

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This investigative podcast tells the story of Adam DeRito. Adam is a member of the class of 2010, and worked as an undercover informant for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. When Adam reported these predators, many of them were intercollegiate athletes. A majority of them played for the Air Force Academy football team. The Superintendent at the time, Lt Gen Michael C. Gould, ensured that most of these criminal investigations were dismissed. As a result, those that reported sexual assault had their promising careers and livelihoods taken from them. When asked about the perpetual reoccurrences of rape and sexual assault over several decades, the Air Force Academy remains silent.

The officers that tolerate this behavior lead our military today. The very military that has been mired in the Global War on Terror for nearly twenty years. Enough is enough. We the people of the United States must hold our military to a higher standard when it comes to taking care of our nation’s sons and daughters. Those who take the solemn oath to defend this nation “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

    AAR 2: Leadership Isn’t Born, It’s Built

    AAR 2: Leadership Isn’t Born, It’s Built

    For this special episode of Dark Sabre, we are proud to present you all with what can only be explained as a lesson in leadership and other winning qualities.

    We sit down with retired Army Major, Dr. Richard Hughbank. Coming from a military family did not quite mean that Dr. Hughbank initially wanted to carry on the family tradition. Having respect for the trade and wanting to be involved first hand are two different things. But once he joined, Dr. Hughbank did not look back.

    After cross commissioning from Air Force to Army, multiple combat deployments in OIF and OEF, and helping mold young military leaders at both West Point and USAFA… Ret. Maj. Hughbank decided to take on a new challenge in the civilian sector- earning himself a Doctorate. He began educating others about firearms, as well as leadership. He has contributed to multiple literary works including The Dynamics of Terror…a look into what makes and creates the modern terrorist.

    We hope that you enjoy this candid conversation with an inspirational man who has been to hell and back…and lived to share his knowledge.

    To purchase ‘The Dynamics of Terror” visit:
    https://www.amazon.com/Dynamics-Terror-Hughbank-Perfect-Paperback/dp/B011MEK6A6/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=Hughbank&qid=1633471288&sr=8-8 ,

    ~ Podcast graphics by Navy Veteran *Brandon Tomason*, Owner and head designer of Veterans Apparel
    IG: @veterans.apparel
    Website: Veteransapparel.org ,

    ~Music by Army Veteran, musician, artist, activist *YETI TEARS*
    IG: @yetitears
    Spotify: Yeti Tears
    Twitch: yetitears

    ~HonorHillTactical
    IG & Facebook: @honorhilltactical
    Links: https://linktr.ee/HHTmedia ,
    ~Adam DeRito
    IG: @adam.derito
    Facebook & Twitter: Adam DeRito

    ~Dogs4Vets trains and certifies Veterans and service dogs as a team. Dogs4Vets began back in 2012 with the simple mission— to help Veterans get back on their feet and live a full life. Now 9 years later they have helped train over 800 Veteran/service dog teams. Learn more about Dogs4Vets, their mission, and how to get involved or donate.
    IG: @dogs4vets_
    Website: dogs4vets.org ,

    𝗢𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀:
    Strategic Armory Corps
    IG: strategic_armory_corps
    Website: SacFirearms.com ,

    EmergeTactical
    IG: EmergeTactical
    Website: EmergeTacticalsolutions.com ,

    • 2 hr 7 min
    Addendum EP: The Issue At Hand

    Addendum EP: The Issue At Hand

    On this special edition of Dark Sabre, we explore some time sensitive information.
    With the ever polarizing topic of the Covid 19 vaccine a daily talking point, we have to address the most recent developments on how this effects our military brothers and sisters…And how challenging times/issues can bring out the true colors in people.
    To Vax or Not To Vax…That is the choice that may leave some out in the cold.

    Thank you to our guests:
    Sgt. Karli Klinger - IG @Karli.Klinger
    Lindsay Rowland - IG @carryon_podcast

    ~ Podcast graphics by Navy Veteran *Brandon Tomason*, Owner and head designer of Veterans Apparel
    IG: @veterans.apparel
    Website: Veteransapparel.org ,
    ~Music by Army Veteran, musician, artist, activist *YETI TEARS*
    IG: @yetitears
    Spotify: Yeti Tears
    Twitch: yetitears

    ~HonorHillTactical
    IG & Facebook: @honorhilltactical
    Links: https://linktr.ee/HHTmedia ,
    ~Adam DeRito
    IG: @adam.derito
    Facebook & Twitter: Adam DeRito

    ~Dogs4Vets trains and certifies Veterans and service dogs as a team. Dogs4Vets began back in 2012 with the simple mission— to help Veterans get back on their feet and live a full life. Now 9 years later they have helped train over 800 Veteran/service dog teams. Learn more about Dogs4Vets, their mission, and how to get involved or donate.
    IG: @dogs4vets_
    Website: dogs4vets.org ,

    𝗢𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀:
    Strategic Armory Corps
    IG: strategic_armory_corps
    Website: SacFirearms.com ,

    EmergeTactical
    IG: EmergeTactical
    Website: EmergeTacticalsolutions.com ,

    • 1 hr 4 min
    We WIll Not Be Silent~Interview with Teresa Beasley

    We WIll Not Be Silent~Interview with Teresa Beasley

    During the making of Dark Sabre season 1, our team sat down with some brave and amazing individuals…from former employees of the Air Force Academy, to current and former cadets.
    One of our most impactful guests was Teresa Beasley, a civilian who worked as a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator within the military for over 30 years, and important to our investigation, she held this role at the Air Force Academy from 2007-2017. While performing this role at the United States Air Force Academy, Teresa found herself dealing with more cases of assault than she had ever seen, as well as an institution that was all too willing to do everything in their power to silence those who wished to bring this issue to light. In her own words, Teresa will share with us the true state of how Sexual Assault and other issues are handled at USAFA, including the bleak truth of how victims are treated within this American military institution.

    For more information about Teresa Beasley and her story:
    CBS News ~ https://www.cbsnews.com/news/air-force-academy-sexual-assault-former-official-alleges-cover-up/ , interview 2017
    ELLE.com~ https://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a34110279/vanessa-guillen-sexual-assault-retaliation/ , interview 2020

    ~ Podcast graphics by Navy Veteran *Brandon Tomason*, Owner and head designer of Veterans Apparel
    IG: @veterans.apparel
    Website: Veteransapparel.org ,
    ~Music by Army Veteran, musician, artist, activist *YETI TEARS*
    IG: @yetitears
    Spotify: Yeti Tears
    Twitch: yetitears

    ~HonorHillTactical
    IG & Facebook: @honorhilltactical
    Links: https://linktr.ee/HHTmedia ,
    ~Adam DeRito
    IG: @adam.derito
    Facebook & Twitter: Adam DeRito

    ~Dogs4Vets trains and certifies Veterans and service dogs as a team. Dogs4Vets began back in 2012 with the simple mission— to help Veterans get back on their feet and live a full life. Now 9 years later they have helped train over 800 Veteran/service dog teams. Learn more about Dogs4Vets, their mission, and how to get involved or donate.
    IG: @dogs4vets_
    Website: dogs4vets.org ,

    ~Emergency Nutrition...We teamed up with Sports Nutrition Specialist Rachel Irons and her company to bring you and the first responders in your life healthy, macro friendly meal plans. If you live in the Phoenix Area and are looking for a legit meal plan service look no further. Use Code: (𝗛𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗿𝗛𝗶𝗹𝗹𝟮𝟭) to receive 10% off your order today *excludes subscription meal packages*
    IG: @emergencynutrition
    Website: emergency-nutrition.com ,

    𝗢𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀:
    Strategic Armory Corps
    IG: strategic_armory_corps
    Website: SacFirearms.com ,

    EmergeTactical
    IG: EmergeTactical
    Website: EmergeTacticalsolutions.com ,

    • 2 hr 6 min
    AAR 1: Notes from a Professional

    AAR 1: Notes from a Professional

    On this special edition of the Dark Sabre podcast we meet Rebecca Saltzman, a Licensed Professional Counselor(LPC) and National Certified Counselor(NCC). Rebecca has worked in the field for over 8 years now, and has a unique point of view when it comes to how mental health is handled within the military, and at the United States Service Academies.
    NOTE: An AAR is military jargon for After Action Report….

    For more info on our guest Rebecca Saltzman check out:
    Journeyscounselinggroup.com ,

    ~ Podcast graphics by Navy Veteran *Brandon Tomason*, Owner and head designer of Veterans Apparel
    IG: @veterans.apparel
    Website: Veteransapparel.org ,
    ~Music by Army Veteran, musician, artist, activist *YETI TEARS*
    IG: @yetitears
    Spotify: Yeti Tears
    Twitch: yetitears

    ~HonorHillTactical
    IG & Facebook: @honorhilltactical
    Links: https://linktr.ee/HHTmedia ,
    ~Adam DeRito
    IG: @adam.derito
    Facebook & Twitter: Adam DeRito

    ~Dogs4Vets trains and certifies Veterans and service dogs as a team. Dogs4Vets began back in 2012 with the simple mission— to help Veterans get back on their feet and live a full life. Now 9 years later they have helped train over 800 Veteran/service dog teams. Learn more about Dogs4Vets, their mission, and how to get involved or donate.
    IG: @dogs4vets_
    Website: dogs4vets.org ,

    ~Emergency Nutrition...We teamed up with Sports Nutrition Specialist Rachel Irons and her company to bring you and the first responders in your life healthy, macro friendly meal plans. If you live in the Phoenix Area and are looking for a legit meal plan service look no further. Use Code: (𝗛𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗿𝗛𝗶𝗹𝗹𝟮𝟭) to receive 10% off your order today *excludes subscription meal packages*
    IG: @emergencynutrition
    Website: emergency-nutrition.com ,

    𝗢𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀:
    Strategic Armory Corps
    IG: strategic_armory_corps
    Website: SacFirearms.com ,

    EmergeTactical
    IG: EmergeTactical
    Website: EmergeTacticalsolutions.com ,

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Chapter 9: It Effects Us All

    Chapter 9: It Effects Us All

    *Trigger Warning* Discussion of sexual assault and the aftermath it causes to the victims will be discussed on this episode
    On the final Chapter of Dark Sabre, we meet Marine Corps Veteran and head lawyer for the DeRito legal team, Matthew Greife. We will get his perspective on what makes this case important, why he took on such a daunting task, and the state of our legal system when it comes to handling military members wrongdoings.
    For the first time Katelyn Cole will share her story. This brave young woman will truly show why what happens within our military and at our military Academies is not just a military problem, but a United States problem. A problem that needs us all to educate ourselves and get involved.

    ~ Podcast graphics by Navy Veteran *Brandon Tomason*, Owner and head designer of Veterans Apparel
    IG: @veterans.apparel
    Website: Veteransapparel.org ,
    ~Music by Army Veteran, musician, artist, activist *YETI TEARS*
    IG: @yetitears
    Spotify: Yeti Tears
    Twitch: yetitears

    ~HonorHillTactical
    IG & Facebook: @honorhilltactical
    Links: https://linktr.ee/HHTmedia ,
    ~Adam DeRito
    IG: @adam.derito
    Facebook & Twitter: Adam DeRito

    ~Dogs4Vets trains and certifies Veterans and service dogs as a team. Dogs4Vets began back in 2012 with the simple mission— to help Veterans get back on their feet and live a full life. Now 9 years later they have helped train over 800 Veteran/service dog teams. Learn more about Dogs4Vets, their mission, and how to get involved or donate.
    IG: @dogs4vets_
    Website: dogs4vets.org ,

    ~Emergency Nutrition...We teamed up with Sports Nutrition Specialist Rachel Irons and her company to bring you and the first responders in your life healthy, macro friendly meal plans. If you live in the Phoenix Area and are looking for a legit meal plan service look no further. Use Code: (𝗛𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗿𝗛𝗶𝗹𝗹𝟮𝟭) to receive 10% off your order today *excludes subscription meal packages*
    IG: @emergencynutrition
    Website: emergency-nutrition.com ,

    𝗢𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀:
    Strategic Armory Corps
    IG: strategic_armory_corps
    Website: SacFirearms.com ,
    EmergeTactical
    IG: EmergeTactical
    Website: EmergeTacticalsolutions.com ,

    • 44 min
    Trailer

    Trailer

    It is time to hold our military Academies accountable to the young officers they are entrusted with teaching and training. It is time to hold our military and government leadership accountable to the constitution and the citizens it is sworn to protect...This is DARK SABRE

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

happyhappy22010 ,

Great Podcast

Big yikes. The Air Force Academy has a lot of good cadets but the bad cadets seem to overpower the good and get away with every mistake they make. I have been a victim myself (harassment) of a few cadets and they are still at the Academy today. The Academy is a corrupted system and refuses leadership is a joke. I hope it changes soon!

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