Episode 38: Part two - The Real Diehl

The disconnected states seem to have a common characteristic of no sustainable economic opportunity much less comparative advantage where information is no longer cables, and the insecurity with more info, TSA, readiness fatigue, TSA challenge while the disconnected states seem to have a common characteristic of no sustainable economic opportunity much less comparative advantage. How to expand economic advantage is outlined on this series by Russ Diehl's work with USAID and many other dimensions of national power besides military.

Episode 37: Part one - The Real Diehl

The disconnected states seem to have a common characteristic of no sustainable economic opportunity much less comparative advantage where information is no longer cables, and the insecurity with more info, TSA, readiness fatigue, TSA challenge while the disconnected states seem to have a common characteristic of no sustainable economic opportunity much less comparative advantage. How to expand economic advantage is outlined on this series by Russ Diehl's work with USAID and many other dimensions of national power besides military.

Episode 36: Stands of Valor

Nimitz stated about the Marines and sailors who fought on Iwo Jima that uncommon valor was a common virtue.  The men who fought there did it because it was their job – hot for glory and valor.  The warriors who earned awards, regardless of where they earned them, deserve to be respected and honored for their sacrifice.  Thomas Richards earned his Navy Cross in Vietnam while with the 9th Marines – the same unit our co-host Jim was with when he earned his.  Listen as we discuss the impact of stolen valor.

Epiode 35: Casting Upon the Waters

Chris Bowers and Matt Lewisson had a chance meeting on the banks of a river in Virginia while they were fishing for catfish.  After a short conversation, they found out they were both Marine veterans and wounded warriors who shared a passion for fishing – which has evolved into a similar passion for golf and the start of a friendship that happens amongst brothers in arms.  Chris and Matt joined us for this show to discuss the Salute Military Golf Association (http://www.smga.org/) and the lures that Matt makes for fishing.  Enjoy the show!

Episode 34: Muscle Reflexes

William “Billy” Myers joined the Marines at 17, right after he graduated high school.  He served in the years right before Vietnam became known in most of the households around the United States.  After he got out, he went to college, then on to teach high school (as well as coaching football and baseball).  He also wrote two books:   Honor the Warrior and Marines, Medals, and Vietnam.  In this episode, we chat about his latest book as well as get the correct pronunciation of “Lejuene.”

Episode 33: Stepping Up

According to the Veteran’s Administration, there are currently 33 documented suicides of veterans happening every month.  Too many of these young men and women have slipped through the cracks, either because of the bureaucracy or because they’ve nutted it up and drove on – just like we are trained to do.  Rich Rossi has come back to the show to discuss this issue and more, as well as helping us to understand one of the ways he’s doing something about it by getting the Daniel Center (

Episode 32: Maximizing Graffiti

We rejoin the Graffiti of War Project, a collaboration of veterans, service-members, military family members and civilians whose focus is on raising awareness for those suffering from the invisible wounds of war, primarily post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and on developing and providing alternative solutions for the healing of those afflicted. Like war itself, there are lives that are touched forever, and lives that have to pay a price.

Episode 31: The Leaders of Men

There is a pantheon of men and women who have shaped the Marine Corps. Men like Chesty Puller, Al Grey, and Dan Daly – men of iron will and outstandig courageous forged in the furnace of battle. But, who were the men that shaped them into the Marines they were? In this show, Dr. Anne Cipriano Venzon, the daughter and mother-in-law of Marines and a renowned military historian, joins us to give us to discuss her book Leaders of Men: Ten Marines Who Changed the Corps, her list of the ten Marines who shaped the Corps into the force it is now.

Episode 30: The Privilege of Leading

Officers in the military are often the butt of jokes – especially those who don’t look upon their role as one of privilege as well as responsibility. This privilege to lead comes from the men and women they lead, who according to our guest, retired Colonel James Sims, can decide at a crucial moment that they just ain’ gonna follow this jack wagon. Colonel Sims was the type of officer, however, who knew this and felt held that trust deep in his heart.

Episode 29: Untold Stories of Untold Heroes

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – there are stories everywhere, and often those stories go untold.  Often, the warrior doesn’t think his or her story is that exciting or that important, and the stories hide inside in deep, dark caves to fester.  Clayton Murwin is doing his best to help our warriors find their voice and tell their tales.  Clayton is a graphic artist from Virgina who feels that it’s his personal mission to reach out and help our service members heal.