Send Me

Send Me

SOCOM Athlete is America’s #1 resource for Special Operations Preparation. Host of the “Send Me” Podcast, Jason Sweet is a former Special Operator (USAF PJ), holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry, and played Football for the University of Arizona & Baseball for Grand Canyon University. He and his father Maurice made American history, serving as Special Operators on the same team at the same time. Since founding SOCOM Athlete in 2017, Jason has trained over 1,000 students nation-wide alongside America’s top Special Guest instructors from various Special Operations Backgrounds: Navy SEAL, USAF CCT & PJ, Army Green Beret & Ranger, and more. This is SOCOM Athlete's very own podcast; "Send Me!" Discussing all topics surrounding Special Operations careers, training, and preparation.... Show More

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July 9, 2020 58 min

Join us for an exclusive episode of SOCOM Athlete's podcast "Send Me" discussing the event "Hell Day," a nation-wide, world class training event preparing students for the rigors of Special Operations training. SOCOM Athlete has conducted 28 Hell Day events across the united states since 2017, seeing over 30 different Special Guest Instructors from various Special Operations backgrounds mentor & develop our ...

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Join us for another episode of SOCOM Athlete's podcast "Send Me" as we bring on SOCOM Athlete's Nutritionist, Courtney Reeves, a professional bodybuilder & dietitian. Host Jason Sweet & Courtney discuss topics of nutrition, meal planning, and supplements, then transition into LIVE Q&A w/ SOCOM Athlete students. Jason & Courtney have been customizing meal plans for athletes for over 2 years together v...

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Join us for another episode of SOCOM Athlete's podcast "Send Me" as we bring on our good friends Kini Cole & Lt Colonel (Dr.) Arnold Stocker to tell their stories, talk about being African American in Special Operations, and discuss their view of the current worldwide protests. Kini Cole is a former USMC RECON Marine (2nd Reconnaissance Battalion communicator). He has over 26 years of experience in local & feder...

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Join us for a special episode of "Send Me" as host Jason Sweet conducts a LIVE interview/Q&A with Green Beret & SOCOM Athlete instructor Charley Stetson. Charley began his career in the Army at 19 years old as an Airborne infantryman at Ft. Richardson, Alaska, spending over a year deployed in Iraq as a M240 machine gunner. After discovering the Special Forces community, Charley became a Green Beret, earning his Top ...

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Join us for another empowering, action-filled episode of "Send Me" as host Jason Sweet conducts a LIVE interview/Q&A with JB Spisso, the author of "Warrior Leadership." JB is a US Army Ranger & Sergeant Major (retired) who served 26 years in the Army while doing everything from instructing at the United States Military Academy West Point to conducting a combat jump into Panama. The episode features JB's ...

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Join SOCOM Athlete for another empowering episode as we hear the story of Major Chris Walsh, USAF Special Warfare Officer/STO (Special Tactics Officer). “First There!” The motto Combat Controllers/Special Tactics Officers live by. Major Walsh is a fully qualified JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controller) & ATC (Air Traffic Controller), commanding & controlling massive amounts of air power to coordinate with ground assets in t...

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Join SOCOM Athlete as we Q&A LIVE w/ Army SOF Recruiter SSG Chris Arroyo & retired Green Beret Travis Wilson. Travis deployed multiple times to combat zones & was severely injured in a military parachuting accident which required him to forego 13 separate surgeries. He currently owns/operates the nutrition & supplement company, Alpha Elite Performance. SSG Chris Arroyo is a top Army Recruiter, serving in & aroun...

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In this incredibly anticipated episode of SOCOM Athlete's podcast "Send Me," we bring on: Olympian & CCT (Combat Controller) Mike Hazle, UA Football/GCU Baseball Player & PJ (Pararescueman) Jason Sweet, and Pro MMA Fighter & CCT Connor Matthews. The three former Special Operators/Elite Athletes discuss all topics of mental & physical similarities/differences and team dynamics from personal experiences at...

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Join us for this episode as we hear the story of a warrior; Verne Patterson. “Death on Call!” The phrase SOF TACP (Special Operation Forces Tactical Air Control Party) live by, acting as force multipliers & JTACs (Joint Terminal Attack Controllers). Verne was the chief JTAC instructor at the 22 STS (Special Tactics Squadron) located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Washington. SOCOM Athlete’s Jason Sweet interviews Vern...

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"The strong shall stand, the weak will fall by the wayside!" The motto of United States Air Force TACP (Tactical Air Control Party), a dedicated JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controller) entity of Air Force Special Warfare. We're joined by full-time National Guard TACP (Yes, the option to work full-time as a Guardsman/Reservist exists) SrA Travis W. Ross of the 147th ASOS located at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in H...

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Mike Mahroney is credited with having saved 5,324 lives with his teammates over the course of his career as a PJ. An iconic INDOC (Pararescue Indoctrination Course) instructor for many years, Mike earned the nickname “The Abyss” from his students for his brilliant, unconventional techniques of mentoring & teaching. Mike was one of Jason's PJ INDOC instructors in 2009, and the two have remained close friends since. Mike &...

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Join SOCOM Athlete as we conduct a LIVE Q&A and interview w/ Navy SEAL Sniper Aaron of SEAL Team 8 & SEAL Team 2. Aaron is interviewed by former Air Force Pararescueman (PJ) & 2-Sport NCAA Athlete, Jason Sweet. Aaron & Jason attended Navy HALO school together in June of 2010 and have stayed friends since. In this episode, Aaron discusses his early years, experiences/challenges at BUD/S, career as a SEAL, training ti...

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Join SOCOM Athlete as we Q&A LIVE w/ Air Force Special Warfare Recruiters TSgt Rosa & TSgt Spencer. Also joining the LIVE Q&A is Connor Matthews, pro MMA fighter & former USAF CCT (Combat Controller) and Jason Sweet former 2-Sport NCAA Athlete, USAF PJ, and human performance consultant/researcher.

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Air Force Special Warfare has implemented vast changes in their recruiting, development, and selection processes. The A & S (Assessment & Selection) course is now named “Special Tactics & Guardian Angel Course.” With the new AFSC 9T500, candidates desiring the career-fields: Pararescue (PJ), Combat Control (CCT), Special Reconnaissance (SR), and TACP will forego a human-performance-based program converging all candidate...

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Father-Son Parescuemen Maurice & Jason Sweet served at the same team at the same time at the 306th Rescue Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. Maurice was originally a PJ in the 1980's and early 90's. He re-enlisted in 2010 at the age of 44 to yet again serve as an Air Force Pararescumen...But this time, he would serve by at his son's side. Join SOCOM Athlete's podcast "Send Me" as Maurice is...

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Host Jason Sweet interviews his former student Matt after attending his RASP graduation, Class 3-20 in Fort Benning, Georgia. Jason tells of his experience attending the graduation & briefly discusses the path from a recruiting and fitness standpoint to attend RASP, and steps to prepare for success. Army Rangers are the United States’ premier light infantry fighting force, specializing in raids & assault missions deep insid...

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Host Jason Sweet interviews his former student John after attending his CCT graduation. As a USAF Combat Controller (CCT) Graduate & Former SOCOM Athlete Student, John discusses his path from Navy ROTC & a member of the SOCOM Athlete Arizona Training Group to his journey in becoming an elite USAF Combat Controller. "First There!" John has a great story to tell, giving stories, tips, and wisdom that will empower list...

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What are the differencs between Navy SEALs & other Special Operations careers like Air Force Pararescue (PJ)? Which training is harder? PJ or SEAL? Retired Navy SEAL Officer Isaiah Staley was a PJ that commissioned and became a CRO (Combat Rescue Officer) before cross-training into the Navy to become a SEAL. He is interviewed by SOCOM Athlete founder Jason Sweet, a former PJ & 2-sport NCAA Athlete w/ an education in Biochem...

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