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Glorious Professionals

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Glorious Professionals

Glorious Professionals

GORUCK

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Presented by GORUCK and hosted by former Green Beret Jason McCarthy, this is a podcast about the relentless pursuit of excellence. Jason is joined by his wife Emily - a former CIA case officer, and Richard Rice - 30 year Veteran of Army Special Forces.

Latest Episodes

Jimi Letchford, USMC Infantry Officer (Part 1)

EEpisode 023 is Part One of Jimi Letchford’s conversation with Jason and Rich about his life in service. Jimi is the former Director of CrossFit International and a Marine Infantry Officer. This episode focuses on Jimi’s early life and career in the military. He explains how wrestling and a well-placed jet led to the Naval Academy, and then injury and a chance meeting turned his career to the Marine Corps and becoming a Lieutenant in the Infantry and leading at the tip of the spear in Iraq.

59 MIN1 w ago
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Jimi Letchford, USMC Infantry Officer (Part 1)

Chad Malone PhD, Owner of Capital MMA & Elite Fitness Lorton

EFor Episode 022, Jason and Emily talk with Chad Malone about his experiences as a Black man growing up and living in America, raising his own children in Washington DC, and his perspective on the current race-related uprisings. Chad is open, educated and candid not as the voice for his community but as one who has struggled to find his voice and now uses it to tell his and his family’s stories as a window into broader Black communities and experiences.

71 MIN2 w ago
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Chad Malone PhD, Owner of Capital MMA & Elite Fitness Lorton

Benjamin Bunn, Owner of Cigar City CrossFit and Former Green Beret

EBen Bunn joins Jason and Rich in studio at GORUCK HQ for Episode 021. Ben was the last person anyone would have pegged as a future Green Beret. From High School pranks to thoughtful, strong leadership in his hometown communities, this “Team Room style” conversation covers his life of service in and out of uniform, entrepreneurship and life as a small business owner, and listening, training and dealing with challenges and the changes of the present moment with honesty, bravery and hard work.

81 MIN3 w ago
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Benjamin Bunn, Owner of Cigar City CrossFit and Former Green Beret

Senator Joni Ernst, US Senator from Iowa

Senator Joni Ernst joins Jason and Emily for a conversation focused on service for Episode 020. Senator Ernst is the first woman to represent Iowa in Congress and the first female combat Veteran elected to the United States Senate, and recent author of "Daughter of the Heartland." She shares some of her story and perspective with an emphasis on bridging divides and “serving this great country” and communities in whatever capacity because the US is "a nation worth serving."

27 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Senator Joni Ernst, US Senator from Iowa

Marjorie K. Eastman, US Army Veteran

Marjorie K. Eastman joins Emily and Jason for Episode 019. Marjorie served as a US Army Intelligence officer and commander, and she wrote “The Frontline Generation: How We Served Post 9/11”. The conversation covers her enlistment and two combat deployments; breaking ground for women in the Army; dealing with loss and challenges — at home and abroad; defining herself in authentic leadership with her signature smile; and what she believes those who serve bring home to their communities.

75 MINJUN 1
Comments
Marjorie K. Eastman, US Army Veteran

Cadre Dan Skidmore (DS), GORUCK’s Director of Training and former Air Force Combat Controller

Cadre DS, aka Dan Skidmore, is back with Jason and Rich in Episode 018 to talk about training. The previous part of the conversation (Episode 017) covered DS’s history and high level of physical preparedness as an Air Force Combat Controller. In this part, he dives deeper into how he trains, the origins of becoming a coach while on deployment in Afghanistan, his methods of inspiring more people to be active together and get ready for anything, and the GORUCK Sandbag and Ruck Training program.

57 MINMAY 29
Comments
Cadre Dan Skidmore (DS), GORUCK’s Director of Training and former Air Force Combat Controller

Cadre Dan Skidmore (DS), GORUCK’s Director of Training and former Air Force Combat Controller

ECadre DS, aka Dan Skidmore, joins Jason and Rich for Part One of their conversation for Episode 017. This ep focuses on DS’s history and he discusses how he used his physical fitness and readiness as a baseline but Special Operations requires so much more to be a valuable member - and leader. He talks candidly about his development as a person and professional, his triumphs and the setbacks which he turned into opportunities for learning.

54 MINMAY 26
Comments
Cadre Dan Skidmore (DS), GORUCK’s Director of Training and former Air Force Combat Controller

Will Hinkson, GORUCK Cadre & Former Reconnaissance Marine

EFor Episode 016, Jason and Rich talk to Cadre Will Hinkson about going through transitions, perceptions versus reality, and the importance of finding an individual “why.” Will discusses his life as a Reconnaissance Marine, security contractor and successful business owner. He reveals what his veneer of success and relentless pace was covering, however, and his wake-up call and transition to a more fulfilling, meaningful life as a business consultant and dive team member on Force Blue.

61 MINMAY 20
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Will Hinkson, GORUCK Cadre & Former Reconnaissance Marine

Chris Voss, Negotiations Expert

EChris Voss, the former lead international kidnapping negotiator for the FBI, author of the best-selling book “Never Split the Difference,” founder of The Black Swan Group, and currently THE Negotiations expert on MasterClass joins Jason and Emily for Episode 015. From the streets of Kansas City to NYC, the Philippines, Georgetown and quarantine, his stories and life lessons are in the true spirit of Glorious Professionals.

71 MINMAY 18
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Chris Voss, Negotiations Expert

Ryan Manion, President of Travis Manion Foundation

“If not me, then who?” - 1stLt Travis Manion, USMC Ryan Manion, President of the Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), joins Emily and Jason on Episode 014 to tell the story of TMF -- a non-profit her mother started after the passing of her brother Travis in Iraq on April 29, 2007.Ryan also co-wrote “The Knock at the Door” to navigate loss due to any tragedy, and the book and this episode focuses on her journey to "struggle well" and not waste a day.

76 MINMAY 13
Comments
Ryan Manion, President of Travis Manion Foundation

Latest Episodes

Jimi Letchford, USMC Infantry Officer (Part 1)

EEpisode 023 is Part One of Jimi Letchford’s conversation with Jason and Rich about his life in service. Jimi is the former Director of CrossFit International and a Marine Infantry Officer. This episode focuses on Jimi’s early life and career in the military. He explains how wrestling and a well-placed jet led to the Naval Academy, and then injury and a chance meeting turned his career to the Marine Corps and becoming a Lieutenant in the Infantry and leading at the tip of the spear in Iraq.

59 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Jimi Letchford, USMC Infantry Officer (Part 1)

Chad Malone PhD, Owner of Capital MMA & Elite Fitness Lorton

EFor Episode 022, Jason and Emily talk with Chad Malone about his experiences as a Black man growing up and living in America, raising his own children in Washington DC, and his perspective on the current race-related uprisings. Chad is open, educated and candid not as the voice for his community but as one who has struggled to find his voice and now uses it to tell his and his family’s stories as a window into broader Black communities and experiences.

71 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Chad Malone PhD, Owner of Capital MMA & Elite Fitness Lorton

Benjamin Bunn, Owner of Cigar City CrossFit and Former Green Beret

EBen Bunn joins Jason and Rich in studio at GORUCK HQ for Episode 021. Ben was the last person anyone would have pegged as a future Green Beret. From High School pranks to thoughtful, strong leadership in his hometown communities, this “Team Room style” conversation covers his life of service in and out of uniform, entrepreneurship and life as a small business owner, and listening, training and dealing with challenges and the changes of the present moment with honesty, bravery and hard work.

81 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Benjamin Bunn, Owner of Cigar City CrossFit and Former Green Beret

Senator Joni Ernst, US Senator from Iowa

Senator Joni Ernst joins Jason and Emily for a conversation focused on service for Episode 020. Senator Ernst is the first woman to represent Iowa in Congress and the first female combat Veteran elected to the United States Senate, and recent author of "Daughter of the Heartland." She shares some of her story and perspective with an emphasis on bridging divides and “serving this great country” and communities in whatever capacity because the US is "a nation worth serving."

27 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Senator Joni Ernst, US Senator from Iowa

Marjorie K. Eastman, US Army Veteran

Marjorie K. Eastman joins Emily and Jason for Episode 019. Marjorie served as a US Army Intelligence officer and commander, and she wrote “The Frontline Generation: How We Served Post 9/11”. The conversation covers her enlistment and two combat deployments; breaking ground for women in the Army; dealing with loss and challenges — at home and abroad; defining herself in authentic leadership with her signature smile; and what she believes those who serve bring home to their communities.

75 MINJUN 1
Comments
Marjorie K. Eastman, US Army Veteran

Cadre Dan Skidmore (DS), GORUCK’s Director of Training and former Air Force Combat Controller

Cadre DS, aka Dan Skidmore, is back with Jason and Rich in Episode 018 to talk about training. The previous part of the conversation (Episode 017) covered DS’s history and high level of physical preparedness as an Air Force Combat Controller. In this part, he dives deeper into how he trains, the origins of becoming a coach while on deployment in Afghanistan, his methods of inspiring more people to be active together and get ready for anything, and the GORUCK Sandbag and Ruck Training program.

57 MINMAY 29
Comments
Cadre Dan Skidmore (DS), GORUCK’s Director of Training and former Air Force Combat Controller

Cadre Dan Skidmore (DS), GORUCK’s Director of Training and former Air Force Combat Controller

ECadre DS, aka Dan Skidmore, joins Jason and Rich for Part One of their conversation for Episode 017. This ep focuses on DS’s history and he discusses how he used his physical fitness and readiness as a baseline but Special Operations requires so much more to be a valuable member - and leader. He talks candidly about his development as a person and professional, his triumphs and the setbacks which he turned into opportunities for learning.

54 MINMAY 26
Comments
Cadre Dan Skidmore (DS), GORUCK’s Director of Training and former Air Force Combat Controller

Will Hinkson, GORUCK Cadre & Former Reconnaissance Marine

EFor Episode 016, Jason and Rich talk to Cadre Will Hinkson about going through transitions, perceptions versus reality, and the importance of finding an individual “why.” Will discusses his life as a Reconnaissance Marine, security contractor and successful business owner. He reveals what his veneer of success and relentless pace was covering, however, and his wake-up call and transition to a more fulfilling, meaningful life as a business consultant and dive team member on Force Blue.

61 MINMAY 20
Comments
Will Hinkson, GORUCK Cadre & Former Reconnaissance Marine

Chris Voss, Negotiations Expert

EChris Voss, the former lead international kidnapping negotiator for the FBI, author of the best-selling book “Never Split the Difference,” founder of The Black Swan Group, and currently THE Negotiations expert on MasterClass joins Jason and Emily for Episode 015. From the streets of Kansas City to NYC, the Philippines, Georgetown and quarantine, his stories and life lessons are in the true spirit of Glorious Professionals.

71 MINMAY 18
Comments
Chris Voss, Negotiations Expert

Ryan Manion, President of Travis Manion Foundation

“If not me, then who?” - 1stLt Travis Manion, USMC Ryan Manion, President of the Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), joins Emily and Jason on Episode 014 to tell the story of TMF -- a non-profit her mother started after the passing of her brother Travis in Iraq on April 29, 2007.Ryan also co-wrote “The Knock at the Door” to navigate loss due to any tragedy, and the book and this episode focuses on her journey to "struggle well" and not waste a day.

76 MINMAY 13
Comments
Ryan Manion, President of Travis Manion Foundation
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