Call to Service

Call to Service

5.11’s Call to Service gives insight to the public safety professional through interviews with some of the most accomplished individuals in their field. The mission of this show is to serve as a platform for sharing information. We will have guests from a variety of assignments and backgrounds, as well as, nationally recognized instructors, and leaders of industry joining us. We hope you enjoy the show, but more importantly, we hope you benefit from the content to always be ready.

Episodes

June 16, 2022 22 min
This week we have Chief Mercer of the Jim Beam Fire Department in Clermont, Kentucky, on the show. We dive into his call to service, the differences in fire protection and mitigation at the Jim Beam Distillery, and supporting the next generation of the fire service.

Web: www.chiefmercer.com
IG: @chiefmercer
FB: @chiefmercer

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This week we have Ivor Terret, Founder of Enablement Advisors, on the show. Ivor and his team specialized in strategic training and security services for ultra-high net clientele. Ivor speaks with us about understanding force protection, implementing formulas for success, and delivering at the global level.

Website: www.enablement.biz
Book: Public People, Private Lives
Book: Codename Nephew

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May 19, 2022 42 min
This week we have Amy Dillon on the show. Amy has worn many hats, notably that of a United States Marine Corps Drill Instructor; Amy is a writer, producer, instructor, advocate, and former Marine. We dive into her call to service, get a perspective on what it takes to produce Marines, and her drive for continuing to service through training and education.

Web: guntherapy.org
IG: @adda.may
FB: @amydillonofficial

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May 5, 2022 26 min
This week we have Cody Stewart, President of Vang Comp Systems, on the show. Vang Comp is iconic in the law enforcement shotgun realm, and they are again breaking new ground getting into semi-auto systems. We dive into the company's background, get a sneak peek at the inner workings, and better understand developing perfection.

Links
Web: Vangcomp.com
IG: @vangcomp
FB: @vangcompsystems

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April 21, 2022 42 min
This week we welcome Holden Triplett, Founder of Trenchcoat Advisors, back to the show. Holden gives us a deep dive into the nuance of malware, the cascading effects these electronic intrusions have, and a few simple tips to further secure your digital footprint. If you missed Holden’s previous episode, go back to Ep. 50: Trenchcoat Advisors (Air Date: 8/5/2021) to hear more about his background and the company.

Website: www.trenchc...
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April 7, 2022 61 min
This week, we have Josh Stuart-Shor, O2X Lead Instructor and Former US Special Operations Officer, on the show. Josh spent almost ten years in the US Army, first as an Infantry Officer in the 82nd Airborne before going through the selection and joining the 3rd Special Forces Group. After receiving injuries overseas, Josh found his new passion in performance optimization, both physically and mentally. We hear of Josh’s call to servi...
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March 24, 2022 45 min
This week, we have Daniel Winkler, Master Bladesmith and owner of Winkler Knives, on the show. Daniel's drive is to make the best hard-use tool for his customers, especially those whose lives depend on them. He recants his humble beginnings, the business development stages, and incorporating the traditional blade and hawk look for a new customer in military special operations.

Web: https://winklerknives.com/
FB: Winkler Knives
IG:...
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March 17, 2022 44 min
This week, we have Jerry Zaiden, owner of Camburg Engineering, on the show. Camburg produces top-quality products for vehicle updates through full race truck fabrication. We dive into Jerry's drive for development, break down different rig set-ups, and get insight on the draw to the dirt.

Links
Web: https://camburg.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/CamburgRacing/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/camburgracing
IG: https://www....
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March 10, 2022 61 min
This week, we have William "Billy" Clark, O2X Business Development Manager, on the show. Before coming on at O2X, Billy retired from active duty as a Command Master Chief with the US Navy after 24 years combined active service, having spent the last 12-years as a Special Operations Dog Handler with Naval Special Warfare Development Group. We dive into Billy's call to service, get a snapshot of K9 involvement at multiple...
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March 3, 2022 41 min
This week we have Mark Lang, Lead Instructor of Tacflow Academy, on the show. Tacflow specializes in a broad spectrum of specialized training for Law Enforcement, Military, Private Security, and the Civilian Sector.

We speak with Mark about his career in law enforcement, predominantly as a SWAT Sniper, get a snapshot of emerging trends and insights on maintaining a sound training schedule.

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This week, we have Jordan Clark, Director of Outreach & Engagement for the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (The CELL), on the show. The mission of the CELL is to prevent terrorism through education, empowerment, and engagement programs. We speak with Jordan specifically about how the team connects with community leaders, engages with public safety, and conducts staff training at large public venue events. Also, please s...
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February 17, 2022 69 min
This week, we have Samantha and Christian with Project Resilience on the show. The mission of Project Resilience is to support the needs of combat veterans dealing with PTSD by merging group functional fitness with private psychotherapy. We dive into understanding contributing factors, goal setting with purpose, and how the team is growing the network to widen options for support.

Web: https://www.csrtpsychotherapy.com/project-resi...
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February 10, 2022 64 min
This week, we have Frank Moody with the Providence Police Dept (RI) on the show. Frank has over 41 years of experience in law enforcement and continues to work patrol and specialty assignments. We dive into his call to service, the evolution of equipment over the decades, and we get an inside look at Northeast History.

Links
IG: providencepolicedepartment
Web: https://www.providenceri.gov/police-department/

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February 3, 2022 47 min
This week, we have Dan Rice, retired NCIS Special Agent, on the show. Dan has over 40 years in law enforcement investigations at the city, state, and federal level, functioning as a subject matter expert in counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and criminal investigations both domestically and internationally. We dive into his call to service, unpack strategy for solving cold cases, and he gives us insight into his current work wi...
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January 27, 2022 74 min
This week, we have John Wilson of CBL Tac on the show, nearing almost 30 years of combined military, law enforcement, and training experience. We dive into his call to service, his dedication to understanding the human psyche, and discuss sympathy versus empathy. At CBL Tac, John specifically teaches tactical biopsychology, better understanding stress, psychological and physiological self-protection, and survival.

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Website: www....
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January 20, 2022 52 min
This week we have Ian Rivers, Former British SAS Commando and owner of Row Sentinel, on the show. We dive into his call to service, having spent over 26 years in the British Military, hear from him about finding his path after retirement and the incredible feats he endured during his unsupported row across the North Atlantic, all while using only celestial navigation.

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January 13, 2022 42 min
This week, we have Chloe Schweinshaut, O2X Nutrition Specialist, on the show. We discuss her shift from supporting professional sports to public safety, qualifying food decisions, and getting back to basics.

www.o2x.com

https://twitter.com/o2xhp

https://www.facebook.com/o2xhumanperformance/

https://www.instagram.com/o2xhumanperformance/?igshid=klxn5i098oom

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January 6, 2022 46 min
This week, we have James Geering, former firefighter, podcaster, and author, on the show. We dive into his call to service, discuss finding your true north and get some insight into the tolls public safety takes on a person.

Website: www.jamesgeering.com
FB: @behindtheshield911
IG: @behindtheshield911
Twitter: @behindts911

Podcast: Behind the Shield

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This week, we have Derrick and Brandon of Texas Tactical Peace Officers Association (TTPOA) on the show. We dive into their respective call to service, how the job is done in Texas, and what the association does to support its members.

Website: www.ttpoa.org/
Facebook: TTPOA
Instagram: @ttpoa
Twitter: @TTPOA

Podcast: The TTPOA Podcast

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December 23, 2021 51 min
This week, we have Matt Bunning, Department of Homeland Security National Marksmanship Unit (NMU) Team Member, on the show. We dive into his call to service, the mission of NMU, and how their learnings directly benefit the agency.

Website: https://www.dhs.gov/
Facebook: facebook.com/homelandsecurity
Twitter: @DHSgov

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