The David Johnson Show

The David Johnson Show

Former Army combat veteran now introducing you to some of the top minds in the country. The David Johnson Show is a national talk show and podcast producing weekly episodes to expand your mindset on life.

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November 10, 2021 63 min

Scott A Huesing is a Retired Marine Major who wrote the book "Echo in Ramadi". In this episode David pulls out different parts of the book and Scott breaks down everything from his leadership, to building trust, to leading a company in one of the deadliest cities in Iraq. 

Scott shares his incredible story from his days in Ramadi Iraq. 

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Retired Marine Major, now Best Selling Author of Echo in Ramadi Scott Huesing, shares his viewpoints on how the Marine Corps takes kids, just out of high school and makes them Marines.  He led a company size element to Ramadi, Iraq in the early days of GWOT. 

When Scott Huesing had a change of duty station, he was compelled to build trust with the Marines he commanded. He realized that even at such a young age, these Marines were ri...

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Retired U.S. Air Force F-117 Stealth Fighter Pilot, Steve Ankerstar, was the pilot who dropped the first ordinance in the 2003 (Shock and Awe) air campaign in Iraq. This is the true, emotional and raw account of that night. 

The term Shock and Awe  (also known as rapid dominance) is a military tactic based on using a massive amount of force and overwhelming power. 

The 2003 bombing campaign in Iraq was one of the largest air campaign...

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Why one Army grunt chose law enforcement after his time in the military. Detective Kurt Dabb chose to leave the militåry after his time in the Army so he could start a family. He saw divorce happening amongst his friends and realized he didn’t want to expose his family to military life. 

“I love America, I love my Country and I just wanted to serve….. It was a great time to be a cop”.  ~Former Army Infantry and Retired Police Office...

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Former Army Infantry Soldier turned 20 year career Police Officer with Pima County Sheriff's Department shares this edge of the seat story of his first officer involved shooting that started the shift in his life. Listen as he slows the story down to break down the different thoughts that go through a person’s head during a life or death moment.  Listen as he recalls every detail and vividly remembers how he almost died. 

“It wa...

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Imagine fighting in a foreign country where you didn't know who the enemy is and not being able to engage in enemy fire until the enemy was shooting at you. 

A retired USMC Infantry Major and best selling author, tells the story of the early days of fighting in Ramadi, Iraq.

Scott, a retired USMC Infantry Major, describes how finding weapons in people's homes was not so black and white, as the enemy would threaten local citiz...

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This is how I found and fell in love with Entrepreneurship after serving in the Army.  My Military to Civilian transition. 

-- "Know your craft" ~ U.S. Army Veteran Entrepreneur, David Johnson 

The David Johnson Podcast is the fastest-growing military show online. Not your typical military/veteran podcast, but a veteran podcast that focuses on bringing stories, perspectives, and fascinating new content to our community.

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A deployment to Iraq led a Squadron to be split up over multiple locations. This Apache Pilot (Commander) and 1SG were able to successfully do this by how they worked together. 

Kat and Keith both share how seeing results in daily missions is not always easy. You have to look at the bigger picture.

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The David Johnson Show Host shares his story from childhood to joining The Army. Being born in and growing up in Saudi Arabia gave him a foundation for a second language that ultimately led him in his path to the Army. David joined the Army out of high school under their language program — ultimately graduating the 63 week Arabic course at the Defense Language Institute. Little did he realize that one day he'd be pulled from wh...

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How a two person Command team successfully lead a troop of 65 soldiers into Syria.

The story of a command team who never met before. Kat was an Apache Pilot and Troop Commander and Keith was the Troop First Sergeant (1SG). With mutual respect for each other, they were able to lead a team of 65 Soldiers to Syria. With little to no resources, Kat’s understanding of working with 65 different personalities, and Keith’s vision of rewardi...

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Retired Naval Officer gives his best advice on leadership skills, Military Leadership and leadership qualities at different stages in Military Career. 

Hal Pittman, former enlisted and retired Rear Admiral, talks about his journey of lifelong learning through his 30 year Navy Career and successful transition to the civilian sector. 

Hal served all of the world, including Afghanistan, and responded to real world events as part of the ...

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“The Military is a system that takes young people and does extraordinary things with them”

“Even at the Four-Star Level… the best Four Stars that I served with bring all their staff around  and say – Ok Team, here is the situation. I need your best Military advice”

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Hal’s current position is Director | Defense Media Agency

Government Chief Executive (Senior Executive Service) leading a team of 1500 ...

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VETERANS - This is how hiring managers in Corporate America view you.

Former Navy SEAL delivers speech to a group of HR professionals on how to evaluate and recognize the different "buckets" of veterans. He cites the difference between skills and abilities and how veterans can bring their unique experience to the table.

A must listen for veterans who are trying to represent their worth and for hiring managers trying to eval...

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From networking his way, from a random encounter at an airport, into managing some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment to founding educational programs in his community, Alan “AP” Powell and seen more than most.


Q. DJ - What is the fastest way to kill a deal?

A. AP - “Mistrust. If you are in a negotiation with a pro team and they promise you this or that and it falls apart I have to go back and share that with the athlet...

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The unbelievable story of how one rescue attempt made this group of Air Force and Army Special Operations feel like they made a difference.

In 2001 there was an assassination attempt against then acting President of Afghanistan, President Karzai.  His PSD (Personal Security Detail) were U.S. Navy SEALS. One of the SEALS was shot in the head – and this is the real-life story of the rescue – Told by retired (AFSOC, Air Force Special O...

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"It feeds through the leash...the dog can feel the emotion of their handler." A shocking story about The Military and Veteran K9 Scene. From working dogs to service dogs - An inside look. 

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In this episode, Danique Masingill, President and Co-Founder of Leashes of Valor, discusses everything K9.  She goes into a brief history of Mili...

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Award winning  entreprenuer addresses top concerns within the military spouse community.  

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Jaime Chapman owns a Military Spouse Staffing Agency and is the Co-Founder of the United States Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce (https://milspousechamber.org/)

In this episode of The David Johnson Show, Jaime breaks down the...

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Former 160th soldier emotionally discusses how a 20 year Army career and multiple deployments can break you down...the true cost of being "Hooah".

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With flowing enthusiasm, Keith Caraway shares how he joined the U.S. Army in 1999 and was sent to Germany. He returned to the U.S. in December 2001, spent some time in the army’s Corpor...

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Why conventional interrogation tactics didn’t work in the early Iraq days and how getting a prisoner to talk led to a new approach to interrogation.

This is an excerpt from the full story on how the U.S. Army’s hunt for the one man who knew the location of Saddam Hussein turned into one of the biggest success stories in military history.

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The U.S. Army’s hunt for the one man who knew the location of Saddam Hussein and how trust was built.

Former US Army interrogator Eric Maddox provides the now-unclassified story of how the U.S. Army tracked down Saddam Hussein, using information gained by Eric and his team, who were conducting interrogations with many Iraqi military prisoners.

This is an except from the first episode in the 2nd season of “The David Johnson Show”, th...

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