Mentors for Military Podcast

Mentors for Military Podcast

Imagine a bunch of veterans sitting around a living room with their favorite adult beverage and someone brings up a topic that takes the conversation down a rabbit hole. That's our show. Grab a chair and your favorite beverage and join in on an awesome topic. Our hosts are military veterans and our guests are real people with a message to share. Real Talk. Real People. (aka Mentors4Mil)

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July 23, 2024 41 mins
In this episode, we dive into the compelling story of Alessandro, an Italian immigrant and former Special Forces captain, who shares his journey from the battlefields of Afghanistan to building a new life in America. He discusses the stark differences between living in Italy and the U.S., emphasizing the opportunities that the American Dream still holds for those willing to work hard and dedicate themselves. Alessandro offers cand...
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In this episode, we welcome Alessandro, an Italian Special Forces veteran who shares his extraordinary journey of becoming an elite soldier. Alessandro delves into his family's deep roots in Rome, his unexpected path to joining the military, and the rigorous training that transformed him into a member of Italy's 9th Assault Regiment, Col Moschin. Alessandro recounts his experiences working with NATO forces, the intense camaraderie...
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Robert & Kyle coming at you from Pearl and Pine Brewery in downtown Senoia, GA. We had an awesome chat with our guest Logan Lewis (Lew), who just witnessed a graduation at Ranger School. Lew's journey from the 75th Ranger Regiment, Old Guard, and 6th Ranger Training Battalion (RTB) to mentoring and coaching soldiers is nothing short of inspiring. Lew opened up about his transition from the Ranger Regiment to the Old Guard, and how...
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Robert and Kyle bring you this episode from the cozy Pearl and Pine Brewery located in Senoia, GA. We're thrilled to welcome our special guest, Kaitlin, a remarkable woman whose journey from the Air Force to Surgical Neurophysiologist is nothing short of inspiring. We dive deep into Kaitlin's experiences, from her time as a weapons troop in the Air Force to creator and host of the "Sierra Hotel Echo" podcast. Kaitlin opens up abou...
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In this dynamic episode, Robert and Kyle, along with other veteran hosts, discuss the often overlooked topic of conventional forces versus special operations forces (SOF). They offer an internal perspective, sharing their unique experiences and the critical role SOF plays in global events. They challenge preconceptions, affirming that anyone can aspire to join the SOF with sufficient determination and guidance. They also underscore...
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In this episode, we introduce you to Jovon P. Quarles or 'Q' as his friends call him, an ex-Navy SEAL from a challenging background of drug-abuse and domestic violence. Q's story, drawn from his experiences in the inner city to military training, is sure to inspire you. His path from hardship to accolade-winning Navy SEAL is a testament to perseverance and the pursuit of dreams despite adversity. We explore the people who shaped hi...
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In this inspiring episode, our hosts Robert and Kyle, meet with Jake Stockdill, a Sergeant Major in the United States Army, at the Pearl and Pine Brewery, Sonoia, Georgia. Jake takes us along his Army journey, becoming a beacon for military leadership and camaraderie, while sharing valuable insights about successful team dynamics, the balance between an army senior enlisted while also being a parent of soldiers in the Army. Tracin...
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Two soldiers from the U.S. Army National Guard Warrior Training Center will be competing in the 2024 Best Ranger Competition (BRC) to be held 12-14 April 2024. A two-person team that has made the cut of 50 where one team will be named the winners and become BEST RANGER! The 2024 Best Ranger Competition, is the 40th annual celebration of this grueling competition, starring the best soldiers of the world, our United States Army, RAN...
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Join the captivating conversation with Georgia-born U.S. Army Ranger Ethan as he narrates his inspiring journey through the challenging trials and triumphant victories of his military life and beyond. From an aimless high school graduate to a decorated Ranger, his stirring story includes vital tips on survival, leadership, never giving up, and continuously striving for excellence. Listen to this enlightening episode that serves an ...
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Join in as our panel uncovers the critical transition from being soldiers to becoming numbers, highlighting the inevitable disconnect between civilian and military life. They navigate the subtle war raging within many veterans, and the hesitance surrounding open disclosure of their experiences. Join us as we appraise the struggles, losses, and triumphs of the shared veteran experience. In the following segment, hear conversation e...
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Immerse yourself into Episode 360 of our series with Kyle and Robert, where they delve into an intensely raw and emotional conversation with retired Command Sergeant Major Dan Pinion. This episode of 'Battlefield Chronicles' unveils the hard-hitting stories immortalized in Dan's book, 'Chop That Sh*t Up'. Journey through the soldiers' experiences on the battlefield, grappling with PTSD, depression and the unbearable pain of losing ...
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In this riveting second segment of our military series, we delve into the mesmerizing world of battlefield heroism and sacrifice. Our veteran guest, Dan, shares his experiences of serving in combat with true tales of valiant actions and perseverances of his fellow soldiers. Among the stories, Dan narrates the courageous act of Sergeant Marquis Quick, who tragically gave his life to save his fellow soldiers by covering a live grena...
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Welcome to the latest episode of Mentors for Military Podcast where we are joined by Command Sergeant Major Daniel L. Pinion. A veteran of several historic military operations including the Cold War, Operation Joint Endeavor and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sgt. Major Pinion offers a compelling narrative of his experiences on the field and as a military leader. Over his 28-year career, Sgt. Major Pinion has served in a host of leaders...
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This is part 3 of a 3-part series with the 75th Ranger Regiment's Regimental Sergeant Major, CSM Brett Johnson. If you haven't already listened to EP-355 & EP-356, please do that before listening to this episode. CSM Brett Johnson is the current regimental sergeant major at 75th Ranger Regiment. His career in the Army spans more than 25 years and includes 19 deployments within special operations in support of the global war on ter...
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This is Part 2 with the Regimental Sergeant Major of the 75th Ranger Regiment, CSM Brett Johnson. If you haven't listened to Episode 355, please start there. CSM Brett Johnson is the current regimental sergeant major at 75th Ranger Regiment. His career in the Army spans more than 25 years and includes 19 deployments within special operations in support of the global war on terrorism. This episode was taped at the HQ of the 75th R...
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CSM Brett Johnson is the current regimental sergeant major at 75th Ranger Regiment. His career in the Army spans more than 25 years and includes 19 deployments within special operations in support of the global war on terrorism. This episode was taped at the HQ of the 75th Ranger Regiment. ______________ Please leave us a review on Apple/Spotify Podcasts: Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mentors-for-military-podcast/i...
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Dr. Kate Pate is a neurophysiologist who has been conducting research for 15 years in a variety of different areas, including neurotrauma, respiratory neurobiology, mental health, redox biology, and combat trauma. Traumatic brain injuries are more frequent in the military these days. The military health system statistical data states that between 2020 and 2nd quarter of 2023, the U.S. military saw approximately 486,000 cases of t...
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You're only as good as what you did today. Acquiring and maintaining a competitive mindset will make you better at everything you do. In this episode, we bring back an older episode that includes several US Army special forces NCOs and a USAF pararescueman to discuss the topic of competitive excellence. _______________ Please leave us a review on Apple/Spotify Podcasts: Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mentors-for-mi...
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November 14, 2023 67 mins
Flying the Tyrant Saddam Hussein | My Story Mohammed Sulaiman was the son of a distinguished military officer of Saddam Hussein and the Iraq Air Force. He grew up one day wanting to follow his father's footsteps and fly. He graduated flight training and his experience resulted in him becoming a member of the Iraq elite VIP Squadron. It wasn't long before he became the pilot of Saddam and his family. In this episode, Mohammed shar...
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Veterans Day - World War I Larry Freeland is a U.S. Army veteran from the Vietnam War whose father served in WW2 and Korea and a grandfather who served as a doughboy in World War I in Europe. In this episode Larry talks mostly about his grandfather and the stories that he overheard he and his grandfathers veteran friends sharing while playing poker every week. He also talks about his grandfather protesting following WW1 in Wash...
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