OCONUS: The Contractor's Life

OCONUS: The Contractor's Life

A no-axe to grind, no agenda look into the life of private security contractors working OCONUS. Listen as those who have been there talk about their real-life experiences in hostile, austere, and war-torn areas as a private security contractor. Listen as we discuss what we did, how we did it, where we did it, what we saw, heard, and smelled. Tune in as we discuss our experiences as private security contractors working OCONUS from the perspectives of private security contractors.

Episodes

August 4, 2022 43 min

OCONUS: The Contractor's Life is now a seasonal and mostly weekly podcast that explores the often murky and sometimes shadowy world of the private security contractor. Private security contractors exist in nearly every nation. They work on land, on the sea, and in the air. The duties they perform are almost limitless. At times, skewing the traditional divisions between military and civilian.

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OCONUS: The Contractor's Life is now a seasonal and mostly weekly podcast that explores the often murky and sometimes shadowy world of the private security contractor. Private security contractors exist in nearly every nation. They work on land, on the sea, and in the air. The duties they perform are almost limitless. At times, skewing the traditional divisions between military and civilian.

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July 21, 2022 39 min

OCONUS: The Contractor's Life is now a seasonal and mostly weekly podcast that explores the often murky and sometimes shadowy world of the private security contractor. Private security contractors exist in nearly every nation. They work on land, on the sea, and in the air. The duties they perform are almost limitless. At times, skewing the traditional divisions between military and civilian.

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July 14, 2022 51 min

OCONUS: The Contractor's Life is now a seasonal and mostly weekly podcast that explores the often murky and sometimes shadowy world of the private security contractor. Private security contractors exist in nearly every nation. They work on land, on the sea, and in the air. The duties they perform are almost limitless. At times, skewing the traditional divisions between military and civilian.

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July 7, 2022 39 min

OCONUS: The Contractor's Life is now a seasonal and mostly weekly podcast that explores the often murky and sometimes shadowy world of the private security contractor. Private security contractors exist in nearly every nation. They work on land, on the sea, and in the air. The duties they perform are almost limitless. At times, skewing the traditional divisions between military and civilian.

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June 30, 2022 35 min

OCONUS: The Contractor's Life is now a seasonal and mostly weekly podcast that explores the often murky and sometimes shadowy world of the private security contractor. Private security contractors exist in nearly every nation. They work on land, on the sea, and in the air. The duties they perform are almost limitless. At times, skewing the traditional divisions between military and civilian.

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June 23, 2022 35 min

OCONUS: The Contractor's Life is now a seasonal and mostly weekly podcast that explores the often murky and sometimes shadowy world of the private security contractor. Private security contractors exist in nearly every nation. They work on land, on the sea, and in the air. The duties they perform are almost limitless. At times, skewing the traditional divisions between military and civilian.

During the first season, OCONUS...

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June 16, 2022 34 min

OCONUS: The Contractor's Life is now a seasonal and mostly weekly podcast that explores the often murky and sometimes shadowy world of the private security contractor. Private security contractors exist in nearly every nation. They work on land, on the sea, and in the air. The duties they perform are almost limitless. At times, skewing the traditional divisions between military and civilian.

During the first season, OCONUS...

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June 9, 2022 39 min

OCONUS: The Contractor's Life is now a seasonal and mostly weekly podcast that explores the often murky and sometimes shadowy world of the private security contractor. Private security contractors exist in nearly every nation. They work on land, on the sea, and in the air. The duties they perform are almost limitless. At times, skewing the traditional divisions between military and civilian.

During the first season, OCONUS...

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June 2, 2022 106 min

OCONUS: The Contractor's Life is now a seasonal and mostly weekly podcast that explores the often murky and sometimes shadowy world of the private security contractor. Private security contractors exist in nearly every nation. They work on land, on the sea, and in the air. The duties they perform are almost limitless. At times, skewing the traditional divisions between military and civilian.

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May 26, 2022 36 min

OCONUS: The Contractor's Life is now a seasonal and mostly weekly podcast that explores the often murky and sometimes shadowy world of the private security contractor. Private security contractors exist in nearly every nation. They work on land, on the sea, and in the air. The duties they perform are almost limitless. At times, skewing the traditional divisions between military and civilian.

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May 19, 2022 29 min

OCONUS: The Contractor's Life is now a seasonal and mostly weekly podcast that explores the often murky and sometimes shadowy world of the private security contractor. Private security contractors exist in nearly every nation. They work on land, on the sea, and in the air. The duties they perform are almost limitless. At times, skewing the traditional divisions between military and civilian.

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May 12, 2022 39 min

OCONUS: The Contractor's Life is now a seasonal and mostly weekly podcast that explores the often murky and sometimes shadowy world of the private security contractor. Private security contractors exist in nearly every nation. They work on land, on the sea, and in the air. The duties they perform are almost limitless. At times, skewing the traditional divisions between military and civilian.

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May 5, 2022 35 min

OCONUS: The Contractor's Life is a podcast that talks about, discusses, and occasionally interviews others, life as a private security contractor in hostile, war torn zones. We talk about, discuss the real-life, practical aspects of a PSC. From multi-days flights to extended lay-overs, to the sights, sounds, and scents -- experiences -- of those who served in the capacity of a private security contractor durint times of war. ...

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April 28, 2022 35 min
April 21, 2022 41 min
April 14, 2022 35 min

OCONUS: The Contractor's Life takes a look at the real-world lifestyle and experiences of those who serve the interests of the United States in the roles of private security contractors. In this, the second season, primarily, my experiences as a private security contractor working OCONUS. While not an expose nor a whistleblower forum, the podcast does, to some extent, discuss the difficulties and challenges that everyone face...

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April 7, 2022 32 min

In this episode, while I make oblique references to Iraq and Afghanistan, my focus is still on my experiences as a private security contractor on my first contract in the country of Kuwait.

Why spend so much time detailing my time in Kuwait, you ask? Especially when the juicy stuff awaits? Perhaps it is because it is analagous to one's first love. If you understand that analogy then you will understand why I am spending so ...

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March 25, 2022 33 min

As promised previously, this season's eisodes will be shorter -- on average, around 30-minutes in length. To be sure, there will be episodes that are longer, particularly those with guests.

In this episode, I start just before my enlistment into the United States Marine Corps, transitioning into my first contract OCONUS in the Summer of 2007.

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March 14, 2022 137 min

Ken is a former member of the U.S. Army. Ken made it through SFAS, made it to the Q-course but was subsequently released prior to completion of the Q-course due to a medical injury.

Ken has worked as a private security contractor Stateside in the United States, and now owns a construction firm. He is also the owner and host of Inked Warrior Ministries and Wienerfied: Real Talk with Real Men.

Special Guest: Ken Gouchi.

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