Former Action Guys Podcast

Former Action Guys Podcast

Former Action Guys Podcast is a way for veterans, first responders and others to share their stories that the world has never heard in a casual, conversational format that allows a natural flow of information about their career and lives. Justin Cramer is a former Marine JTAC Evaluator that completed 5 deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and on the USS Makin Island. Justin served with 1st ANGLICO, 10th Marine Regiment, 3rd Battalion 6th Marine Regiment and others before leaving the military after 12 years in 2018. Podcast gear is availale at the J Cramer Graphics store. Some content is not appropriate for children or listeners because of the graphic description of combat and other traumatic events.

Episodes

September 19, 2023 104 mins
Jaime Gallardo is a former Marine Corps EOD tech that served with MARSOC and MLG. Gallardo continues to work in the field as a civilian instructor and also runs the @financial.enabler Instagram account where he shares financial advice for service members.

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https://patreon.com/formeractionguys
https://jcramergraphics.com
https://ANGLICOshop.com

Jaime's site
https://financialenabler.substack.com/

00:00:00 Intro | Motor T to ...
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Ed Darack is an American author of multiple books including the controversial Victory Point that provides more detail to the Navy Seal Lone Survivor story. Ed was embedded with 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines and interviewed multiple participants of Operation Red Wings. Ed has also written about the shoot down of Extortion 17 and has another book in the works.

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https://patreon.com/formeractionguys
https://jcramergraphics.com
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Vishal Amin is a former United States Marine Corps F/A-18 weapon system officer (WSO) and enlisted military policeman. Following his 2014 deployment, Vishal was targeted on an !s!s attack list. Vishal now works at Microsoft and maintains a pulse on cyber security and emerging technologies.

Support the show
https://patreon.com/formeractionguys
https://jcramergraphics.com
https://ANGLICOshop.com

Vishal's Links
https://www.travismanion.org/

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Brett Crozier is a retired Navy captain that commanded the USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Blue Ridge. He is also a naval aviator that is qualified to fly both the SH-60 Seahawk and F/A-18 platforms. Brett also authored his book Surf When You Can: Lessons in Life, Loyalty, and Leadership from a Maverick Navy Captain.

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https://patreon.com/formeractionguys
https://jcramergraphics.com/
https://ANGLICOshop.com/

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Adam Walker is a former Marine infantryman that served with 6th and 7th Marine Regiments. Adam deployed for the invasion of Iraq with 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment and returned less than a year later to Al-Qa'im where he was injured by small arms and shrapnel. Adam is also a published author with work featured in the Marine Corps Gazette, War Horse, We Are the Mighty, and others.

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Brian Russell is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps. Following his battery time as a Lieutenant, Brian served with the headquarters element of MARSOC before becoming the commanding officer for 1st ANGLICO. Following his command tour, Russell served with US Cyber Command and got to see a quiet part of the military in action.

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https://patreon.com/formeractionguys
https://jcramergraphics.com
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Tommy Kerley is a former Marine fire support man and Joint Fires Observer (JFO) that served in Iraq with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance and Afghanistan with 1st Battalion 2nd Marines. Tommy also runs the Raise the Black Instagram account that advocates for military mental health.

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https://patreon.com/formeracti...
https://jcramergraphics.com
https://ANGLICOshop.com

Raise the Black
https://raisetheblack.live

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Nate Cornacchia is a former Green Beret that served more than a decade with Army Special Forces. Nate served on jump, dive, and mountaineering teams during his career. During one of his multiple deployments to Afghanistan, Nate's team was ambushed resulting in multiple casualties and multiple valor awards for his team.

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https://jcramergraphics.com
https://ANGLICOshop.com

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Dr. David Walton is a retired Special Forces officer with 25 years of experience as a Green Beret. With deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and global assignments across tactical, operational, and strategic levels, Dr. Walton brings invaluable insights to national security conversations.
Walton also teaches National Security Studies and Executive Leadership, with expertise in Security Strategy, Organizational Culture, and Human Perfor...
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Gary Edgington, a law enforcement and counter-terrorism veteran, hails from a family of dedicated officers. His law enforcement journey, both inspiring and harrowing, began at the LA Sheriff’s Academy, where he suffered a personal tragedy when his father was killed in the line of duty during his third week of training.

Undeterred by his father's death, Gary served in several Southern California departments before serving as a Specia...
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In this heart-stopping clip from Episode 183 of the Former Action Guys Podcast, we take a deep dive into the experience of Ryan Stevens, a former Marine JTAC. During a close-quarters confrontation with the enemy on his maiden deployment with MARSOC, Ryan inadvertently relayed his own position for an air strike. The resulting A-10 gun-run led to a catastrophic impact on friendly forces. Despite this tragic misstep, Ryan demonstrated...
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Cody Anderson & Aren Brandfass are MARSOC plank holders and each did multiple deployments with the Marine Raiders. After leaving the military, both men supported Special Operations Command as contractors.

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patreon.com/formeractionguys
jcramergraphics.com
ANGLICOshop.com

Cody and Aren's Podcast
instagram.com/stranger_pod/

00:00:00 Intro | MARSOC Farming Network
00:01:57 Fratricide in Afghanistan
00:06:57 EOD Enablers
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Ed Ford is a Marine Recon veteran and Alan Chaisson is a veteran Navy Corpsman. Both men decided to try private military contracting during the Global War on Terror. Now, they join us to discuss their careers and their new book Pony Express about logistics runs in some of the most dangerous parts of the world.

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jcramergraphics.com
ANGLICOshop.com

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00:00:54 Ed's Recon Background
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Jeff Depatie is a retired Canadian soldier that served with their equivalent of Delta Force, Joint Task Force 2 (JTF 2). As a special operations sniper, Jeff was used to stressful events that cause PTSD and has become an advocate for PTSD recovery techniques.

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jcramergraphics.com
ANGLICOshop.com

Jeff's sites
thespecialforcesexperience.com/
posttraumaticgrowth.film

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Ryan Stevens is a former Marine Corps Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) that completed 3 deployments with ANGLICO, 3 with MARSOC, and 4 with Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU).

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patreon.com/formeractionguys
jcramergraphics.com
ANGLICOshop.com

Ryan's Site
fullarmorfarm.com


00:00:00 Intro | Post-Service Care
00:08:57 Growing a Community
00:15:23 Going to MARSOC
00:17:37 Deploying with MSOT 8212
00:20:45 MARSO...
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Scott Campbell is a retired Marine infantry officer that served in the Reconnaissance, Special Operations, and ANGLICO communities in different capacities. Scott served with both 2nd and 4th Recon Battalions. He also helped stand-up 2nd ANGLICO following their reactivation in order to support the Global War on Terror.

00:00:00 Intro | CO of 2d ANGLICO
00:07:39 Building JTACs
00:09:50 Keyhole CAS
00:13:08 Bringing Technology to the Figh...
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Yonel Dorelis is a search and rescue pilot that retired from the military after serving with four branches. He started as a Marine officer and transferred to the Navy as a CH-46 pilot. After leaving the Navy, he joined the Army National Guard as a Huey pilot before finally joining active duty Air Force as an HH-60 Combat Search and Rescue pilot. Join us for this wild ride.

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Matt Klein is an Army infantryman and veteran of two deployments to Iraq with 3rd Infantry Division. Matt left the service and began working as a patrol officer for the NYPD before moving to the NYPD Detective Bureau as a sketch artist.

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patreon.com/formeractionguys jcramergraphics.com
ANGLICOshop.com

Matt's Links https://www.instagram.com/mattrendar/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BattleTribe

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Brad Thomas is a retired Delta Force operator who also served with 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment during the Battle of Mogadishu that was depicted in the film Blackhawk Down. Brad's full interview is Ep. 178 and is available now on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and more!

00:00:00 Intro / First Missions in Mogadishu
00:02:18 First Contact
00:10:59 First American KIA
00:13:01 Kill Switch Engaged
00:19:48 Help Shot Down
00:21:33 Lost...
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Clay Nygard is a United States Marine Corps artillery officer that served with 1st ANGLICO and 1st Battalion 5th Marine Regiment in Afghanistan. Nygard's ANGLICO team was attacked on two separate occasions by SVIBIEDs during their deployment with the Georgian military.

Support the show
patreon.com/formeractionguys
jcramergraphics.com
ANGLICOshop.com

Clay's website
knockitoffdesigns.com

00:00:00 Intro
00:03:14 OCS 3 Times
00:12:44 Manual Gun...
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