A More Elite Podcast

A More Elite Podcast

A More Elite Podcast (AMEP) is purpose-built to build communities rooted in our American values. AMEP’s host and 20-year Army Special Operations veteran Tony Mayne forges military and civilian relationships through Christ-led leadership each week. With a different guest on each episode sharing lessons learned, AMEP grows ”more elite” thinkers and stewards of our communities. We recognize the value and integration of spiritual development as the foundation for strong individuals and communities. We do not run from the truth. Tune in each week and make your community ”more elite” through the lessons of those who have gone before us...For America.

Episodes

October 20, 2022 19 mins

Ranger veteran Mitch Schumacher is leading an effort for warriors to grow in their faith, heal from the past, and win life’s battles with Warriors Set Free. Mitch is introducing like-minded Veterans and churches in Georgia to this ministry run by Veterans for Veterans. Mitch takes time to develop relationships knowing a Veteran is most comfortable talking to another Veteran about the experiences they have had in a war or military s...

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Ranger veteran Mitch Schumacher is leading an effort for warriors to grow in their faith, heal from the past, and win life’s battles with Warriors Set Free. Mitch is introducing like-minded Veterans and churches in Georgia to this ministry run by Veterans for Veterans. Mitch takes time to develop relationships knowing a Veteran is most comfortable talking to another Veteran about the experiences they have had in a war or military s...

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Do you ever wish you could have a second chance? For Ranger Michael Schiltz, that second chance came in a tragic and unexpected way.

Living the life of an Airborne Ranger often sung about in cadences, Mike was faced with his own mortality after an IED blast left him with burns over 70% of his body, arms amputated from the elbow, and daily memories of the loss of his Soldiers. Mike chose life. He chose to fight through his recovery....

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Do you ever wish you could have a second chance? For Ranger Michael Schiltz, that second chance came in a tragic and unexpected way. Living the life of an Airborne Ranger often sung about in cadences, Mike was faced with his own mortality after an IED blast left him with burns over 70% of his body, arms amputated from the elbow, and daily memories of the loss of his Soldiers.   Mike chose life. He chose to fight through his recove...
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Whatever happened to the two-star General removed from National Defense University? Maj. Gen. Ret. Gregg Martin is committing his civilian career to stop the stigma associated with seeking treatment for mental health as he continues his own recovery from bipolar disease. 

Martin is sharing his passion for academia and leadership through writings, podcasts, and speaking engagements to inform and educate the military and civilian pop...

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Whatever happened to the two-star General removed from National Defense University? Maj. Gen. Ret. Gregg Martin is committing his civilian career to stop the stigma associated with seeking treatment for mental health as he continues his own recovery from bipolar disease.

Martin is sharing his passion for academia and leadership through writings, podcasts, and speaking engagements to inform and educate the military and civilian popu...

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We did not know much about crypto before sitting down with Ranger veteran Russ Townsend. In less than 20 minutes, Russ explained to us the nuances of the crypto craze and how a team of special operators is coming together to create the first Veteran for Veteran crypto community - VetCoin https://vetcoinhq.com/.

Dubbed the "vetaverse", Russ explains how VetCoin not only meets the needs of crypto-enthusiasts but does so with the sol...

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We did not know much about crypto before sitting down with Ranger veteran Russ Townsend. In less than 20 minutes, Russ explained to us the nuances of the crypto craze and how a team of special operators is coming together to create the first Veteran for Veteran crypto community - VetCoin https://vetcoinhq.com/.

Dubbed the "vetaverse", Russ explains how VetCoin not only meets the needs of crypto-enthusiasts but does so with the sol...

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Ranger veteran Lee Garcia shares his small business ownership lessons learned on this episode of A More Elite Podcast. With more than 20 years as an intelligence analyst in the 75th Ranger Regiment, Lee is a unicorn. Continually selected for leadership positions, Lee was the right Ranger at the right time to lead the Regiment's Military Intelligence Battalion when it was established provisionally.

Lee now applies his trademark work...

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Ranger veteran Lee Garcia shares his small business ownership lessons learned on this episode of A More Elite Podcast. With more than 20 years as an intelligence analyst in the 75th Ranger Regiment, Lee is a unicorn. Continually selected for leadership positions, Lee was the right Ranger at the right time to lead the Regiment's Military Intelligence Battalion when it was established provisionally.

Lee now applies his trademark work...

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We are excited to bring you the man behind the microphone of Legends of the 75th podcast Mike Burke. Mike is a 2nd Ranger Battalion veteran and currently retiring from active duty as a Command Sgt. Maj. Even with his busy schedule, Mike is able to make the time to host some of the most influential Rangers on his podcast.

What is more important than the "who" of Legends is the "why." Listen as Mike describes the importance of stayin...

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We are excited to bring you the man behind the microphone of Legends of the 75th podcast Mike Burke. Mike is a 2nd Ranger Battalion veteran and currently retiring from active duty as a Command Sgt. Maj.

Even with his busy schedule, Mike is able to make the time to host some of the most influential Rangers on his podcast. What is more important than the "who" of Legends is the "why." Listen as Mike describes the importance of stayin...

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Quinn Hollinsworth is The Ranger Angler. A veteran with ten years of service at the 1st Ranger Battalion, Quinn now finds himself running an inshore fishing charter in Choctawhatchee Bay, Fla.

It has been a joy to track Quinn's progress. He originally reached out to GallantFew and Three Rangers Foundation for transition assistance and participated in one of the first virtual Ranger Transition Trainings.

Now, Quinn is dominating his...

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Quinn Hollinsworth is The Ranger Angler. A veteran with ten years of service at the 1st Ranger Battalion, Quinn now finds himself running an inshore fishing charter in Choctawhatchee Bay, Fla.

It has been a joy to track Quinn's progress. He originally reached out to GallantFew and Three Rangers Foundation for transition assistance and participated in one of the first virtual Ranger Transition Trainings. Now, Quinn is dominating his...

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This week on A More Elite Podcast, we hear a story of overcoming obstacles with our guest Karl Monger. Karl is an Army Ranger veteran, a local elected official, and the Executive Director of GallantFew veteran support nonprofit. Karl is the consummate lemonade maker. He was raised by a single mother for part of his childhood but found community at the local Boys and Girls Club. He was on orders to the 1st Ranger Battalion but just ...

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This week on A More Elite Podcast, we hear a story of overcoming obstacles with our guest Karl Monger. Karl is an Army Ranger veteran, a local elected official, and the Executive Director of GallantFew, a veteran support nonprofit.

Karl is the consummate lemonade maker. He was raised by a single mother for part of his childhood but found community at the local Boys and Girls Club. He was on orders to the 1st Ranger Battalion but ju...

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Just when you thought you heard it all, Army Ranger veteran Timothy Spalla joins us on A More Elite Podcast this Thursday at 12 pm ET.

After separating from service, Tim continued in the military intelligence field as a contractor. Working in Africa, Tim decided he wanted to turn from hunting terrorist groups to hunting exotic animal poachers. After years in the bush, he decided to seek treatment for prior trauma experienced on act...

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Just when you thought you heard it all, Army Ranger veteran Timothy Spalla joins us on A More Elite Podcast this Thursday at 12 pm ET. After separating from service, Tim continued in the military intelligence field as a contractor. Working in Africa, Tim decided he wanted to turn from hunting terrorist groups to hunting exotic animal poachers.

After years in the bush, he decided to seek treatment for prior trauma experienced on act...

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Join us for A More Elite Podcast this Thursday with Innovacean president Randy Dames. Randy chooses to use his talents as an experienced marketing and branding strategist for Fortune 50 companies to assist Special Operators in developing their personal brands for the civilian workforce.

What drives a highly successful executive president to spend time with warriors transitioning from military service to the civilian world?

For Rand...

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Join us for A More Elite Podcast this Thursday with Innovacean president Randy Dames. Randy chooses to use his talents as an experienced marketing and branding strategist for Fortune 50 companies to assist Special Operators in developing their personal brands for the civilian workforce.

What drives a highly successful executive president to spend time with warriors transitioning from military service to the civilian world?

For Rand...

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