57 episodes

In this podcast we explore leadership, service, and the relentless pursuit of excellence. Glorious Professionals is hosted by former Green Beret Jason McCarthy and presented by GORUCK Media. Jason is joined by his wife Emily - a former CIA case officer, and Richard Rice - 30 year Veteran of Army Special Forces.

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    • 4.8 • 227 Ratings

In this podcast we explore leadership, service, and the relentless pursuit of excellence. Glorious Professionals is hosted by former Green Beret Jason McCarthy and presented by GORUCK Media. Jason is joined by his wife Emily - a former CIA case officer, and Richard Rice - 30 year Veteran of Army Special Forces.

    057 - William Ostan - Wounded Warrior Advocate & Founder of Arc of Justice

    057 - William Ostan - Wounded Warrior Advocate & Founder of Arc of Justice

    For this Memorial Day episode of Glorious Professionals, Jason & Emily are joined by Will Ostan to discuss his work as a wounded warrior advocate, the problem with the term “disabled veteran,” and how you can get involved to help better the current veteran benefits system.


    William J. Ostan is a medically retired U.S. Army Major and combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the Founder and President of Arc of Justice, a nonprofit organization that advocates for wounded warriors still on active duty. Will is currently spearheading the Wounded Warrior Bill of Rights (H.R. 6043) in Congress.
    Links:
    Arc of Justice
    H.R.6043 - Wounded Warrior Bill of Rights Act
    Learn more about GORUCK

    • 47 min
    056 - The GORUCK Games with Cadre DS & Mocha Mike

    056 - The GORUCK Games with Cadre DS & Mocha Mike

    Jason and Emily are joined by Cadre DS and Mocha Mike to discuss the first-annual GORUCK Games that took place at the recent Sandlot JAX Fitness Festival. 
    The GORUCK Games are a competition of grit worth $50K in prize money. Special Forces training tests athletes across a broad array of activities to ensure well-rounded strength, agility, and endurance. GORUCK harkens back to those roots in a 2-Day competition of grit that features an obstacle course, rucking, weighted challenges, running, sprinting, jumping, rowing and sandbag work.




    Links:
    goruckgames.com sandlotjax.com goruck.com Glorious Professionals podcast website

    • 48 min
    055 - Sandlot JAX Fitness Festival

    055 - Sandlot JAX Fitness Festival

    Jason and Emily are joined by Cadre DS and Mocha Mike to discuss the first-annual GORUCK Games that took place at the recent Sandlot JAX Fitness Festival. 
    The GORUCK Games are a competition of grit worth $50K in prize money. Special Forces training tests athletes across a broad array of activities to ensure well-rounded strength, agility, and endurance. GORUCK harkens back to those roots in a 2-Day competition of grit that features an obstacle course, rucking, weighted challenges, running, sprinting, jumping, rowing and sandbag work.




    Links:
    goruckgames.com sandlotjax.com goruck.com Glorious Professionals podcast website

    • 37 min
    054 - Dr. Mike Roussell, PhD - Nutritionist and Author

    054 - Dr. Mike Roussell, PhD - Nutritionist and Author

    “My advice is to always find a way to take a good step forward.”
    To kick off 2022, Dr. Mike Roussell joins Jason for Episode 054 focusing on nutrition. Dr. Mike consults on health, nutrition, and performance for a range of clientele from professional athletes, to celebrities, to Fortune 500 executives. “With a passion for nutrition rooted in sport,” he is a speaker, podcaster and author who breaks down complicated nutrition ideas and principles to easily digestible, immediately actionable steps. 
    While he is a “diet agnostic” Dr Mike lays out early his six pillars of nutrition, and why he focuses on the “dos” instead of the “don’ts.” He talks about why making mental shifts -- and having supportive community -- are more critical to health and performance success than the perfect plan. He returns to a common Special Forces theme of “brilliance in the basics” and remembering you’re one meal (or even bite) away from being back on track towards your goals.
    After covering the first steps and creating a foundation of nutritional health, Jason and Dr. Mike take it to a higher level of performance and cover a lot of ground from hydration, to eating to optimize recovery, his “calorie vibe” approach, rucking nutrition, the pitfalls of food marketing and the global problems in health literacy, and even the amazingness of Jason’s beloved PB&J. Throughout he advocates for “struggling through to make the new habit part of our lives.” 
    Dr. Mike holds a degree in biochemistry from Hobart College and a doctorate in nutrition from Pennsylvania State University. He is well published both in academic circles and also has over 500 articles in places like Men’s Health and SHAPE magazines. He also walks the talk as a longtime athlete and weightlifter, and rucker since 2016.
    Links:
    MikeRoussell.com Episode 041 - Michael Easter Episode 036 - Dr. Doug Kechijian Episode 046 - Melissa Urban Learn more about GORUCK and Sandlot Jax (where Dr. Mike will be a speaker) Glorious Professionals podcast website

    • 1 hr 16 min
    GORUCK Cadre Dan Plants on 10 years of Challenges

    GORUCK Cadre Dan Plants on 10 years of Challenges

    “The lessons you learn at GORUCK events, they’re applicable to everything in life.”
    Cadre Dan Plants returns to the podcast for episode 053 to talk with Jason about 10 years of building better Americans through GORUCK Events. Dan uses his experience as an Army Sergeant Major and multiple deployments as a Green Beret to teach servant leadership, teamwork and the mindset of pushing through adversity during his events. “I always, always, always put people first. Always.”
    Starting with his introductory speech from the first Heavy at Fort Bragg, Dan shares some of the why behind GORUCK events through his first events as a participant and Cadre, the first Ascent, GORUCK Selection, Normandy and numerous other Challenges. Dan shares some of his personal challenges leading events, funny stories and the reasons he keeps coming back (hint: it is about the people). He also shares some of his lessons from years of service from his mentors at the tip of the spear. 
    Whether you have done a Challenge or are thinking of signing up for your first event, this episode is motivation and reminder of the community and spirit of GORUCK over 10years -- how it has changed and grown -- and how investing in the long game and building bridges pays off. 
    Links:
    GORUCK Heavy 001 Video (the intro) - Fort Bragg 2014 “How Dan Changed GORUCK Forever” Battle of Shok Valley Glorious Professionals Episode 045 - Normandy Retrospective Learn more about GORUCK  Glorious Professionals podcast website  

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Sara Wilkinson and CHAD 1000x - Founder of the Step Up Project and Gold Star wife of Navy SEAL Chad Wilkinson 

    Sara Wilkinson and CHAD 1000x - Founder of the Step Up Project and Gold Star wife of Navy SEAL Chad Wilkinson 

    “Everyone wants someone to care about them right? And that is what we are trying to do.”
    Sara Wilkinson is back with Jason and Emily for Episode 052 to focus on her work raising awareness of the struggles which lead to veteran suicide and the CHAD 1000x workout and events. In Episode 047, Sara told her and Chad’s story of love and life and the events leading up to his death by suicide on October 29, 2018 after 21 years of service as a Navy SEAL including numerous deployments and TBIs, blast wave injuries and PTSD. This conversation is about warning signs, reaching out, hard conversations and maybe the start of cultural change to lower the number of veteran suicides.
    Sara’s message is personal and her vulnerability has inspired many to reach out to her with their own stories of struggle since the first CHAD 1000x event in 2020 in Virginia Beach, and even more after recently appearing with Jason on Episode 296 of the Jocko Podcast. To say that she has saved lives with her message is an understatement. This year’s Veterans Day CHAD 1000x workout and events aim to build even more community around supporting active service and veterans who struggle -- normalizing the conversations and care for each other. The workout is deceptively simple, not technical, the hardest part is to just “take one more step.”   
    Links:
    Glorious Professionals Episode 047 with Sara Jocko Podcast Episode 296 with Sara and Jason Sara’s “Stand Down Warfighter” piece CHAD 1000x and 4-week Training Program Learn more about GORUCK  Glorious Professionals podcast website

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
227 Ratings

227 Ratings

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Inspiring and supports my goals I have for myself and the teams I work with. Can’t wait for my ruck to arrive. Abandoning my briefcase!

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Love this podcast!

I’m a 52-year-old mom of five and grandmother. I am probably not the typical listener (or typical grandma) but I’m finding a lot of value in every episode I’ve listened to. I am an endurance runner very interested in the benefits of rucking and excited to get into the sport. Thank you for a very well done podcast!

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