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Rich Castagna joined the Marines an served in Afghanistan in 2009-10. He talks about and IED incident that killed his friend Lance Corporal Griffin, of Conneticut, and severly injuured him. The heroics to save him and the 32 surgies are precursors to his life now in federal law enforcement with a wonderful wife and three children. Rich, a MARSOC instructor, gives host Jim Fausone a look into MARSOC and the specialized training. Rich is known as the "luckiest unlucky guy" around.
US ARMY Major John Spencer (ret) is the chair of Urban Warfare Studies at the Modern War Institute at West Point and a leading expert on Urban Warfare. In his new book, Connected Soldiers: Life, Leadership, and Social Connections in Modern War (July 1, 2022, Potomac Books), John Spencer delivers lessons learned about effective methods for building teams in a way that overcomes the distractions of home and the outside world, without reducing the benefits gained from connections to family. His active Army career spans more than 25 years and includes two combat deployments to Iraq as an Infantry Platoon Leader and Company Commander. He talks to host Jim Fausone about social media having dissolved the line between the front line and home. He discusses being a military spouse and lessons learned from watching and going to Ukraine.
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