24 episodes

Listen to members of America's elite special operations forces gather to discuss leadership and current issues. Hear from special operations personnel like Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, Army Rangers, Marine Raiders, Air Force Special Operators, pilots, medics, communicators, and more! Join our hosts, USSOCOM Senior Enlisted Leader Greg Smith and Green Beret Sgt. Major Matt Parrish, as they speak with special operations guests, past and present, about their experiences.

SOFcast is the U.S. Special Operations Command official podcast where we harness the power of storytelling to connect you directly to thought-provoking and unique perspectives from our force. The Special Operations Command Enterprise consists of special operations personnel and enablers from across all of the military services and this podcast is a rare opportunity to hear their stories directly from those that lived them!

USSOCOM comprises some of the best leaders in the world and SOFcast highlights and connects these leaders’ stories and lessons learned to our worldwide audience. SOFcast gives the Special Operations community a place to share authentic stories and adventures to make us better, safer, and more effective. Sharing our unique perspectives and experiences creates a distinct opportunity to shape current and future SOF through conversations. We believe that leadership is critically important at all levels, throughout every element of SOF and that leadership can be honed through hearing and understanding the trials and triumphs of others.

BONUS EPISODES - every few episodes our hosts will welcome a guest for a special “Shots from the Field” episode. These episodes feature real questions from SOF members about real issues within our force. Our panelists have 15 minutes per topic to give real in-depth answers that go beyond the Command talking points. These episodes are filled with back-and-forth debate and argument from the “devil’s advocate” side in order to get to the heart of some really controversial and relevant current issues. If you have a topic you’d like to hear discussed, please leave a comment!

This is the official special operations podcast. These are our stories. New episodes released every two weeks.

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SOFcast is the U.S. Special Operations Command official podcast where we harness the power of storytelling to connect you directly to thought-provoking and unique perspectives from our force. Listen to members of America's elite special operations forces gather to discuss current issues. We believe that leadership is critically important at all levels, throughout every element of SOF and that leadership can be honed through hearing and understanding the trials and triumphs of others.
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SOFcast US Special Operations Command

    • Government
    • 4.8 • 104 Ratings

Listen to members of America's elite special operations forces gather to discuss leadership and current issues. Hear from special operations personnel like Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, Army Rangers, Marine Raiders, Air Force Special Operators, pilots, medics, communicators, and more! Join our hosts, USSOCOM Senior Enlisted Leader Greg Smith and Green Beret Sgt. Major Matt Parrish, as they speak with special operations guests, past and present, about their experiences.

SOFcast is the U.S. Special Operations Command official podcast where we harness the power of storytelling to connect you directly to thought-provoking and unique perspectives from our force. The Special Operations Command Enterprise consists of special operations personnel and enablers from across all of the military services and this podcast is a rare opportunity to hear their stories directly from those that lived them!

USSOCOM comprises some of the best leaders in the world and SOFcast highlights and connects these leaders’ stories and lessons learned to our worldwide audience. SOFcast gives the Special Operations community a place to share authentic stories and adventures to make us better, safer, and more effective. Sharing our unique perspectives and experiences creates a distinct opportunity to shape current and future SOF through conversations. We believe that leadership is critically important at all levels, throughout every element of SOF and that leadership can be honed through hearing and understanding the trials and triumphs of others.

BONUS EPISODES - every few episodes our hosts will welcome a guest for a special “Shots from the Field” episode. These episodes feature real questions from SOF members about real issues within our force. Our panelists have 15 minutes per topic to give real in-depth answers that go beyond the Command talking points. These episodes are filled with back-and-forth debate and argument from the “devil’s advocate” side in order to get to the heart of some really controversial and relevant current issues. If you have a topic you’d like to hear discussed, please leave a comment!

This is the official special operations podcast. These are our stories. New episodes released every two weeks.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SOFcast is the U.S. Special Operations Command official podcast where we harness the power of storytelling to connect you directly to thought-provoking and unique perspectives from our force. Listen to members of America's elite special operations forces gather to discuss current issues. We believe that leadership is critically important at all levels, throughout every element of SOF and that leadership can be honed through hearing and understanding the trials and triumphs of others.
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#specialoperations #specialforces #military #sof #army #navy #marines #airforce #navyseal #sealteam #frogman #greenberet #ranger #marsoc #operator #tactical #theonlyeasydaywasyesterday #podcast

    24. GEN Richard D. Clarke - SOCOM Commander answers your questions!

    24. GEN Richard D. Clarke - SOCOM Commander answers your questions!

    For SOFcast’s season finale, we take your “Shots from the Field” questions straight to the top of SOCOM’s chain of command, General Richard D. Clarke, USSOCOM’s Commanding General. CCM Smith, SGM Parrish and General Clarke discuss the evolving mission of SOF, the unique challenges of SOCOM leadership, and how the command is working towards a more robust and lethal force.

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    23. Matt Stevens and Michael “Halty” Halterman - Making your military transition a ramp instead of a cliff!

    23. Matt Stevens and Michael “Halty” Halterman - Making your military transition a ramp instead of a cliff!

    Love it or hate it, every great career must come to an end. The real question is, are you prepared for life after the military?

    Retired Navy SEAL Matt Stevens and Marine Raider Michael “Halty” Halterman share their challenges of transitioning from the world of Special Operations to the civilian sector. What translates, what doesn’t, and how you can prepare now for the inevitable. Make your transition a smooth ramp to success and not a cliff to disaster!

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    22. CW4 Bradley Palm - An elite pilot, a horrible crash, and his fight to fly again

    22. CW4 Bradley Palm - An elite pilot, a horrible crash, and his fight to fly again

    What would you do if the one thing you’ve worked harder for than anything else, was suddenly taken away from you?

    CW4 Bradley Palm, a 160th SOAR pilot, woke up 15 days after his Chinook crashed during a daring night-time mission. He would awake to injuries that should have permanently ended his flight career. Even worse, he found out the crash had claimed the life of his co-pilot CW3 Jake Sims and caused injury to every member of his flight crew.

    SGM Matt Parrish and CCM Greg Smith talk with CW4 Palm about what it takes to not only to become an elite Night Stalker, but how family, faith, and a ‘Don’t Quit’ mindset helped him overcome life-changing adversity.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    21. SGM Matt Williams and SGM Pat Payne - Lessons learned from the Medal of Honor

    21. SGM Matt Williams and SGM Pat Payne - Lessons learned from the Medal of Honor

    What can you learn from someone who led a team of Afghan commandos up a mountainside under enemy fire to save wounded comrades? How about someone who helped rescue hostages from a burning building under hostile fire?

    US Army Sergeants Majors Matt Williams and Pat Payne both earned the Medal of Honor for their heroic deeds respectively, but not only did they earn the Nation’s highest medal, they both decided to stay in the Army serving their country while passing their experience on to the next generation of Special Operations warfighters.



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    • 53 min
    20. Chad Robichaux - A Recon Marine fights for his family, his mind, and his faith

    20. Chad Robichaux - A Recon Marine fights for his family, his mind, and his faith

    How does a warrior find the balance between fight and faith? Chad Robichaux is a Recon Marine, MMA champion, and family man who found himself trapped in a dark place in his life. Chad takes you through his personal journey of almost losing everything including his family, coming to terms with his PTSD, and discovering the balance between being a warrior and a man of faith. All that and more on this episode of SOFcast.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    19. Senator Joni Ernst - Senate Armed Services Committee member & combat veteran

    19. Senator Joni Ernst - Senate Armed Services Committee member & combat veteran

    Join Iowa Senator Joni Ernst with Senior Enlisted Leader CMSgt Greg Smith and Green Beret SGM Matt Parrish as they discuss a range of topics like motivation for service, leadership, and navigating the challenges of being a female commander in combat.

    Senator Ernst is the Senate’s first female combat veteran, on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and is a strong advocate for the military. She discusses how she still uses the military decision-making process in her personal and professional life. Additionally, she explains her connection to the Ranger Regiment and her work focusing on the health and resiliency of the Warrior and their families. We know you’ll enjoy hearing this important conversation about leadership and the well-being of Special Operations Forces.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

robertw512 ,

The leadership lessons are universal

I started listening to SOFcast to learn more about Special Forces, but quickly realized the leadership lessons transcend the military. I’ve recommended this to several people that I work with and mentor. The podcast is informative and easy to listen to- the hosts try to explain the acronyms and jargon related to the military. One of my favorite podcasts!

Schucknasty ,

Good intent, execution needs work

The gentlemen running the podcast seem to talk more than the ones who are invited to speak. It’s obvious when an episode goes almost 2 hours.

A good podcast usually runs 45 minutes to an hour depending on the content and if they can stay on track.

Anon1151 ,

Well worth your time even for non-SOF

They have had some great guests, very insightful conversations and is absolutely worth a listen. The interviewers are well prepared, have engaging conversation and make it seem effortless. The guest list is broad and all offer insights into not only the SOF world but also into humanity. Definitely looking forward to continued content from this team.

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