78 episodes

SOFcast is the official podcast of U.S. Special Operations Command. Listen to members of America's elite special operations forces discuss leadership, overcoming challenges, and current issues for the force. Hear from special operations personnel like Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, Army Rangers, Marine Raiders, Air Force Special Operators, pilots, medics, communicators, and more!

SOFcast USSOCOM

    • Government
    • 4.8 • 303 Ratings

SOFcast is the official podcast of U.S. Special Operations Command. Listen to members of America's elite special operations forces discuss leadership, overcoming challenges, and current issues for the force. Hear from special operations personnel like Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, Army Rangers, Marine Raiders, Air Force Special Operators, pilots, medics, communicators, and more!

    S5 E9 MSgt Jarad Stout - Retired Marine Raider and Silver Star recipient

    S5 E9 MSgt Jarad Stout - Retired Marine Raider and Silver Star recipient

    On this episode of SOFcast, we talk to retired Marine Raider Master Sgt. Jarad Stout. In previous episodes we've interviewed the recipients of many different valor awards, but today’s guest earned the Silver Star in an unexpected and little known location, Bamako, Mali. Jarad describes the details from that harrowing day, but that is only part of his story. He was also the Marine of the Year for 2019 and worked as a Congressional Fellow, all before he had to make an earlier than expected transition out of the military. Listen to how he successfully navigated his way into the tech industry and found a new and unexpected passion in the world of cyber-security. Listen now to this packed episode of SOFcast!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    S5 E8 CSM JoAnn Naumann and CSM Thomas Baird

    S5 E8 CSM JoAnn Naumann and CSM Thomas Baird

    On this episode of SOFcast two senior leaders get personal, about their relationship and their careers. Command Sgt. Major JoAnn Naumann, U.S. Army Special Operations Command CSM, and her husband Command Sgt. Major Thomas “T.J.” Baird, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Senior Enlisted Leader, who have more than 50 years in combined military service, share their insights on what it takes to be successful in your personal and professional life.

    They also talk about what keeps them coming back and how they have remained motivated to serve and endure through the toughest assignments and missions.

    All that and more on a new SOFcast!

    • 53 min
    S5 E7 Hon. Christopher Maier, ASD SO/LIC

    S5 E7 Hon. Christopher Maier, ASD SO/LIC

    The Honorable Christopher P. Maier, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict, joined SOFcast during SOF Week 2023 in Tampa, Florida.

    He discussed his role in advocating for the care of our people, the 1st SOF Truth, and how he works with the USSOCOM Preservation of the Force and Family team. Maier also discussed the importance of building understanding with senior policy makers to ensure SOF is properly equipped, funded and postured to meet future challenges.

    All that and more on this episode of SOFcast!

    • 51 min
    S5 E6 CSM Matthew Williams and the Medal of Honor

    S5 E6 CSM Matthew Williams and the Medal of Honor

    Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew Williams shares details about the fateful day he earned the Medal of Honor. He also discusses talking with the President of the United States over the phone in his truck, and what it's like continuing to serve while holding the military's highest award.

    All that and more on this episode of SOFcast!

    • 59 min
    S5 E5 CSM Robert Abernethy - Senior Enlisted Leader, US European Command

    S5 E5 CSM Robert Abernethy - Senior Enlisted Leader, US European Command

    U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Abernethy is the Senior Enlisted Leader for U.S. European Command. In this episode CSM Abernethy talks about his career in Special Forces, valuable take-aways from working at the highest levels, and advice to those in the force to remain ready and vigilant.

    All that and more on this episode of SOFcast!

    • 53 min
    S5 E4 Chef Robert Irvine

    S5 E4 Chef Robert Irvine

    British Royal Navy veteran and world-class chef Robert Irvine joins SOFcast to talk food, military service, and the lessons in service and leadership he's learned during his entrepreneurial journey. Chef Irvine tells is an inspirational story about transition from the military to success in the civilian business world, where he now owns a billion-dollar protein bar company he uses to help and serve others. All that and more on this episode of SOFcast!

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
303 Ratings

303 Ratings

BarbaraD147 ,

Jason Belford episode

This is the first podcast I have ever cried while listening to . His story was really powerful and I’m happy he came out on the other side.

x62081 ,

CSM Neumann episode

Why are we putting the geo-bachelor life on a pedestal and laughing about it? This should not be a goal for any marriage. If we want to attract and recruit the next generation of quality human beings, we shouldn’t be glorifying a marriage where the couple hasn’t shared domicile for a year. Poor representation of the military in this one.

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VERY GOOD

I’ve looked for sooooo many podcasts that talk to people in the military and this is the best one yet💣🧨💣🧨💣🧨💣🧨💣🧨💣🧨💣🧨💣🧨💣🧨💣🧨🔥💥🔥💥🔥💥🔥💥🔥💥🔥💥🔥💥🔥💥🔥💥🔥💰💵💰💵💰💵💰💵💰💵💰💵💰☢️☣️☢️☣️☢️☣️☢️☣️☢️☣️☢️☣️☢️☣️☢️☣️☢️☣️☢️☣️☢️☢️☣️☢️☣️☢️☣️☢️☣️☢️🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅ps I want to be a F-16 fighter pilot

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