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Special operations military news and straight talk with the guys in the community. Hosted by former military operators. As seen ranked #1 in Apple Podcasts government category.

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Special operations military news and straight talk with the guys in the community. Hosted by former military operators. As seen ranked #1 in Apple Podcasts government category.

    Sgt Maj (Ret.) Randall Surles, U.S. Army, Former Green Beret and Freelance Military Editor

    Sgt Maj (Ret.) Randall Surles, U.S. Army, Former Green Beret and Freelance Military Editor

    Sgt Maj (Ret.) Randall Surles, U.S. Army, is a former Green Beret with Company B, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He served almost 30 years, deploying over twenty times to South America, the Middle East, and Africa, with notable service in Panama. After retiring from the military, Surles transitioned his expertise and leadership skills to the literary world, becoming a freelance military editor and ghostwriter.

     

    Surles shares his journey of how to self-publish books (and e-books) and the many landmines you may encounter. From profit sharing with Amazon, overcoming negative comments on social media, and having your intellectual property stolen, Surles dives into what aspiring writers can expect to encounter in the pursuit of making writing a career and what they can do about it. 

     

    Learn more about Sgt Maj (Ret.) Randall Surles:

     

    Website: https://militaryeditor.com/

     

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    CMSgt Jason David, USAF (Ret.), Purple Heart Ambassador and Veteran Suicide Advocate

    CMSgt Jason David, USAF (Ret.), Purple Heart Ambassador and Veteran Suicide Advocate

    Chief Master Sergeant Jason David, USAF (Retired), is a 22-year veteran who first joined the Air Force as a radio and television broadcaster. His unique position within the military, interfacing with a wide variety of personalities, provided him with a wealth of experience that he now intends to share with the world.

     

    Veterans often find purpose in the military and lose it upon coming home. David advocates for greater awareness of veteran suicide and shares the many resources available to veterans, both within and outside of the VA. He also recounts the story of how he earned his Purple Heart—a tragic event that has since shaped his life and galvanized his decision to fight for veterans' rights to live normal lives in the US.

     

    If you are a veteran contemplating self-harm, seek help from these resources: 

     


    https://stopsoldiersuicide.org/
    Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 or text 838255
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-david-72791966/

     

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    • 57 min
    Col. Keith Nightingale, (Ret.), Special Forces Veteran and Author of 'Phoenix Rising'

    Col. Keith Nightingale, (Ret.), Special Forces Veteran and Author of 'Phoenix Rising'

    Col. Keith Nightingale, USA (Ret.) served for 25 years with notable roles in commanding airborne units and especially in operating with special operations forces. He was involved in some of the most significant military operations of his time, including actions during the Vietnam War, the Iran Hostage Rescue Mission (Operation Eagle Claw), and the invasion of Grenada (Operation Urgent Fury).

     

    Colonel Nightingale shares behind-the-scenes insights into his operations in Latin America, from having the host nation join the AWACS to target illegal drug labs to battling drug cartels in countries like Nicaragua, Colombia, and Panama. He also talks about snippets of his book 'Phoenix Rising' and how the US failure in Iran led to the continuation and development of special forces into what it is today.

     

    Get a copy of Keith's latest book 'Phoenix Rising': https://amzn.to/3ysAsp6

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    • 54 min
    Corey Feldman, IDF Special Forces Veteran and Reservist

    Corey Feldman, IDF Special Forces Veteran and Reservist

    Corey Feldman is a former IDF special forces combatant and active reservist who answered the call to fight Hamas. As the situation in Gaza continues to deteriorate, propaganda and lies drive a wedge between both sides of the conflict. Corey addresses some of the most controversial accusations against the IDF, with the most grave being genocide and encroachment.

     

    While mainstream media vilifies IDF actions in Gaza, Corey sets the record straight on the actual measures taken on the ground to reduce civilian casualties, a reality completely absent in other warzones. Feldman also takes a look at historical precedence, like the Hamas charter to erase Israel from the map, and the fact that the only language the Middle East has ever known is violence.

     

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    • 57 min
    Susan Tate Ankeny, World War II Nonfiction Author of 'American Flygirl'

    Susan Tate Ankeny, World War II Nonfiction Author of 'American Flygirl'

    Susan Tate Ankeny is a nonfiction World War 2 history book author whose works include 'The Girl and the Bombardier' and her newest book, 'American Flygirl'. 'American Flygirl' recounts the inspiring story of Hazel Ying Lee, the first Asian American woman to earn a pilot’s license and fly with the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) despite the widespread anti-Asian sentiment back then.

     

    Hazel refused to be deterred by discrimination due to her gender and her status as the daughter of Chinese immigrants. Just one year after sitting in on a friend's flight lesson, she earned her pilot's license and was on the way to the front against the Japanese. She would posthumously receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for her extraordinary service and patriotism.

     

    Learn more about Susan: https://susantateankeny.com/

     

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    • 50 min
    Don Mann, Former Navy SEAL and Author of 'Inside SEAL Team SIX'

    Don Mann, Former Navy SEAL and Author of 'Inside SEAL Team SIX'

    Don Mann is a decorated former Navy SEAL Special Operations Technician and the author of 22 books including the New York Times Best Selling autobiography Inside SEAL Team SIX. As a former Training Officer, Mann was directly responsible for shaping the bodies and minds of the SEALs who assassinated Osama bin Laden.

     

    He talks about the genesis of the name of SEAL Team SIX and how it was a tactic to throw off the Russians since there were only 3 SEAL teams then. He shares the mission of SEAL Team SIX in operating anywhere around the world, making them the President's foremost "break glass in case of emergency" solution. 

     

    Learn more about Don: https://www.usfrogmann.com/

     

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Chuck L/ NYC ,

A brutally honest perspective without window dressing.

I prefer straight talk out of everyone. Problem is that men and woman in law enforcement, fire and armed forces seem to be the last of this dying breed. Sensible talk from a meaningful community.

Fascinating Podcast ,

Replace Rad

I want to love this podcast, I really do! The topic is amazing and the guests are usually awesome, but Rad is a terrible interviewer. Firstly he doesn’t know what he’s talking about and that’s fairly obvious and even forgivable if this weren’t a military themed podcast, but he also interrupts the guests constantly and seems to feel the need to talk when he’d be better served by actually listening and letting the guest tell their own story. And some of the comments he makes and questions he ask are things I hear from kids who have played too much Call of Duty rather than an experienced host interviewing some of the most experienced Special Operations personnel this country has. Every time he speaks it’s as if I’m hearing fingernails on a chalkboard, hence the poor rating here. If there was a way to mute Rad and just listen to the guest I’d give 3-4 stars, and with a decent host this would be 5 stars all day long.

TheCompDoctor ,

Man babies with a microphone

This podcast typifies the modern right. These are a bunch of man babies who cannot stand to hear views that aren’t in lockstep with Fox News and conservative talk radio. I tuned in to hear an interview with Bob Baer, and got a lot of Fox News propaganda instead. Next.

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