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Joshua Mantz (@joshmantz) is a retired Major who commanded in the Army for a decade. Joshua has also recently authored the book to be released in August: “The Beauty of a Darker Soul: Overcoming Trauma Through the Power of Human Connection.” In 2007 he was very seriously wounded by a sniper on the outskirts of Sadr City, and he actually died for 15 minutes.
“He talks with Commander Divine about what the experience of dying was like, and the mental challenges of emotional trauma.”
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Discussing Trauma & The Military with Joshua Mantz
Hi, this is Mark Divine with the Unbeatable Mind podcast. Welcome back. So glad you could join me today. I am super-stoked to do today’s interview with Major Joshua Mantz. Major Retired Joshua Mantz.
So please stay on the line for the whole thing. This is going to be an incredible show.
All right. On to the more important things. So my guest today is–as I mentioned–retired Major, Army Major Joshua Mantz. Joshua is a graduate of West Point and an Infantry officer in the Army for almost a decade. Josh has a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star with Valor. He’s the author of a amazon echo spot dedicated to emotional trauma and how to overcome it. So we’re going to talk about that.
And there’s some other interesting things about Josh that I’m not going to get into yet. We’ll let the story unfold. But Josh, thanks so much for your time today. Super-appreciate your service. And also the service that you’re doing now to help people heal emotionally.
Joshua Mantz: Hey Mark, it’s a pleasure to be here. And likewise to that. Thanks for having me on the show. And thanks to you and you’re entire team for everything you’re continuing to do today. Pleasure to be here.
Mark: Hooyah. Well, you know, we talked at length. And I just was deeply inspired by our conversation earlier, and I think we can kind of go in the same direction. But before we dive into the kind of meat and potatoes of your work around emotional trauma and what you call understanding your darker soul, let’s talk about who you were. Who you were before Iraq. Because clearly as the story unfolds, people will appreciate how that changed you so much.
But what was your early childhood like? Where did you grow up? What were some of the early influences in your life? How did you begin to develop your unbeatable Character?
Josh: Sure. You know, there’s 2 major influences in my life. During high school and growing up. I grew up in Pennsylvania. Smaller town and kind of grew up like the all-American boy. Like, always outside, always out hiking every weekend and doing a bunch of stuff like that. Playing sports.
But I also grew up in a family of police. So my step-father still does work with the Attorney General’s office in Pennsylvania. He had a 25 year police career.
But more importantly, when I got in high school, I met the 2nd biggest influence in my life and decided to join a junior ROTC program. And it just so happened that the guy leading that program had just retired from the Special Forces. He was a Special Forces Sergeant-Major in 7th group…
Josh: Yeah. Down in South American running counter-drug operations at the height of the drug war. And then this guy just retires and goes to this random town in the middle of nowhere, Pennsylvania, and takes over this program.
So he’d be landing Chinook helicopters in our football field and taking our cadets off to these FTXs. So we would have college ROTCs hopping onto our training. And, you know, he really took me under his wing. He knew I was kind of destined for the military path. And both he and my step-father are two of the people that really started to shape me. In a couple of ways.
First, my step-father is a pretty big and intimidating guy. He’s about 6’5″, 250. Mostly muscle. Has a reputation for having never lost a fight during a 25 year police career. So I grew up really thinking that he was just this ultimate bad-ass kind of guy. And it wasn’t until I got a little older… Later in high school when I started to do ride alongs with him. And that’s when I realized the depth to his character.
He was ultra-empathetic, when he was on the job. He really made an effort to understand the true challenges that people were facing and resolve it without any kind of violence or anything like that. And it really… the level of respect that he demonstrated for people of every walk of life was just eye-opening to me. And really influenced me at a very young age.
Then similarly the Special Forces Sergeant-Major is the first to really drive home the importance of understanding culture, understanding language, understanding the capabilities of foreign forces and how capable they actually are. Regardless of their technological capability.
So I really kind of came out of high school and entered the Academy with this deep… already having this deep perspective of foreign cultures and kind of the inherent capabilities to people.
Mark: That’s cool. So you had these two mentors. From your step-dad, you learned a lot about empathy and respect. And the Sergeant-Major about respecting culture and capabilities of others. At what point did you decide… a path toward the Academy? I mean, West Point is pre-eminent leadership academy. Was it always something you kind of wanted to do? Or did these guys inspire you to kind of head in that direction?
Josh: I’d say my… since I was about 12 years old, is when I remember first wanting to go to the Academy. And my step-father’s the one who planted that seed.
“I wanted to be an athlete; I wanted to go into the military. I wanted to be a good student. And he basically said, “Well, at the Academy you can do all 3.”
And basically from that point on I was laser-focused from the day I set foot in high school on getting into the Academy.
Mark: So you wanted to go be a warrior/athlete. West Point was a great place to do it. What were some of the real insights or lessons in leadership that you learned at the Academy? I think listeners would be interested in that. We’ve all heard about West Point. We know it’s unrivaled in its ability to cultivate character. So what was that like?
Josh: You know, that’s such a… West Point is such an experience. It’s literally like you step on that train and 4 years later you’re hopping off of it. And you don’t really know what happened until much later. And there’s…
Mark: It’s gotta be non-stop. Like, I mean, you’re from dusk to dawn doing stuff. (laughing) Non-stop physical, non-stop athletics, non-stop academics. All the discipline and tightening up that goes on.
Josh: It absolutely is. There’s a kind of standing joke amongst graduates that West Point is great place to be from, but not a great place to be. Right? And you don’t really realize the value of what it does for you afterwards.
The thing that shocked me the most about the Academy, is there’s relatively minimal focus on military, tactical training, right? Which is… I walked into the Academy gung-ho, thinking it was going to be predominantly military-based. And I wasn’t necessarily prepared for the Princeton, Harvard level academics that West Point really puts primary emphasis on.
And what’s interesting about their approach is they use what’s called the Thayer method. Which was created by the person considered to be the founder of West Point, Colonel Sylvanus Thayer. And basically at the Academy you have to study the material in advance, on your own. And then you are tested on it the moment that you walk through wells fargo online bill pay customer service classroom door. And it’s not until after the test that the teacher actually gives you detailed instruction on the material.
So it’s kind of reversal of the normal academic process. But it’s so valuable. After 4 years of doing that, you know… bottom line, it teaches you to pick up a manual and learn something on your own. And process really complex information.
Mark: And also to do your research before you step foot into the meeting, or make some assumptions…
Josh: Absolutely. Absolutely. It’s kind of whirlwind… I mean, it is. It’s a whirlwind when you’re there. There’s a lot of things that you just kind of despise about it. But it really starts to set in a couple years later. And… Cause you just don’t understand why there’s such a huge emphasis on academics. And it was really hard.
Mark: To be fair, in your history class, you were studying military battles and military leadership. I mean, it wasn’t that there was no military education.
Josh: Absolutely. Yes. Very detailed account of military history which is more grounded on the purely conventional side of warfare. Which is very different from what we were about to go face, which is this counter-insurgency environment.
Mark: Right. Fair enough.
Josh: But it’s… it was a really interesting time at the Academy. I was class of 2005 and basically 9/11 happened my freshman year. So 2, 3 months after being in the Academy, 9/11 happened. And it…
Mark: Wow. What did that do to the esprit de corpsof the class? Must have been incredible.
Josh: It absolutely changed. It was like a new level of seriousness set in across the entire corps. Cause we knew we were going to war. And not just going to war, but being charged with the responsibility of leading people in that environment. And everything became very real.
I… to the point where it was very difficult to not leave the Academy. You know, I wanted nothing more than to drop out of the Academy, enlist and go Downrange. Right?
And the guilt that kind of set in… To me and I know a lot of my classmates really struggled with the guilt of not being part of the main effort. You know, you’re really young. You’re 20 years old at the time, and it’s really hard to kind of contain that. And especially… several of my friends got killed while I was there. At the Academy. Their names would pop up over an announcement. My best friend from high school got killed when I was literally writing a history report, my senior year.
“And it took everything to not drop-out and enlist. But I’m glad that I didn’t. I trusted… put blind trust into my mentors. Which some of those were at the Academy. Some were… my step-father and the Sergeant-Major.”
But it wasn’t an accomplishment. That’s the most interesting thing. You’d think graduating from a place like that would be… you’d be elated at the end. And I wasn’t, at all. It was just like completing the next step to get Downrange.
Mark: Right. Completing a very long boot camp. It’s like, “Okay. Got that done.”
Josh: Right. “Let’s go,” you know?
Mark: Couple things. I know exactly what you’re talking about, about the feeling of not being in the primary thrust, you know? I experienced that same thing, cause I held off for a couple of years before going to Iraq in ’04. For good reasons, but for those 3 years, while all my buddies went, it was kind of torture to watch them go Downrange. I know what you felt there.
The other thing that I think is really interesting… I’ve noticed this even in the SEAL teams that a lot of people join the military without thinking about the possibility that they will not survive. And war, the breakout of war, and watching peers and friends pass on the battlefield, on the line-of-duty, is a real wake-up call.
So I imagine, after 9/11, your whole class all of a sudden… the reality of what it meant to be a warrior and to serve the country as a military officer just hit home hard. A lot of self-reflection going on.
Josh: It absolutely did. And what was interesting was we had a pretty good percentage of our class who was prior-enlisted. And some of them coming from the Ranger regiment or other Special Ops units or infantry units… some of the folks really naturally emerged as kind of natural leaders within our class. A lot of us would look to them to kind of get a perspective on the real deal. Prepare in whatever way we could. It was… whether that be going out in smaller groups and studying tactics and practicing tactically room-clearing. Or doing whatever it was, we kinda would pull from every ounce of spare-time we had, which wasn’t much.
But it wasn’t so much the time. You talk about the monkey-brain, you talk about just kind of… and back then I had no clue what that was. I had no clue how to kind of regulate my physiology and my thinking process. It’s just… you’re in a constant state of this almost like subtle anxiety. It’s forward looking and ready to go.
Mark: It’s a pressure for performance at all levels. Physically, mentally, emotionally. The warrior/athlete/scholar has to step up his game. I totally get that. But the nice part about it is when you get done, you’ve got this experience of a very multi-dimensional approach to leading and to relating to other human beings. Which is distinctly different than pretty much anyone else. Any other educational setting, right?
And your ability to deal with pressure coming at from all sides is pretty solid. And I’m sure that served you very well as an infantry leader.
So what happened after West Point? You went to… there’s an infantry school for officers. What was that like? And where did you serve? What unit and whatnot?
Josh: It was… coming out of the Academy, I majored in Arabic. I should probably mention that cause it’s kind of important. I did that specifically because of 9/11. Specifically because
“I just instinctively knew how important language would be.”
And leaving there I spent about a year at Fort Benning, Georgia going through the infantry officer basic course. Which is usually like a week-on, week-off. You’re in the field for full week. And then you’re back out resetting for the next week. And it’s like that for almost a full year.
And that’s where kind of the hardcore infantry tactics come into play. But like you said, the Academy and the approach that they took, even though we didn’t understand it at the time, those values… those approaches really started to just naturally emerge in this highly complex, learn on the fly, counter-insurgency environment in Baghdad.
And I could not be more thankful for the way that we were groomed at the Academy because of that. It was really… there was nothing standard about that, as you well know. It was very, very… Every area was different, every person was different. It’s considered the graduate level of warfare for a reason.
Bu the Academy definitely somehow prepared us for it in ways that I did not understand at the time, but do now. And I guess maybe the most powerful thing to takeaway is
“they really strive to teach young officers how to think, not what to think.”
And if you can come away with that, that’s a pretty significant learning point.
Mark: Yeah, that’s incredible. And incredibly powerful when you think about where the world is going and how it’s requiring that exact style of education. How to think and how to adapt. How to relate, and create as opposed to stuffing one’s head with factual knowledge or knowledge that’s easily achieved by a quick Google search.
Josh: Right. Right. Exactly.
Mark: So you went… After infantry school, you were assigned to an infantry division. Which one was that? And where did you deploy?
Josh: I got assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas. And within 3 months, we were on our way to Baghdad. Basically right at the beginning of the surge. In 2006.
Mark: Mm-hmm. So did you get a horse, when you went there? Or how did that work?
Josh: (laughing) They didn’t give me a horse. I kinda wanted one, but no… it was all mounted. But most of the ops we did were dismounted. Cause we were operating obviously in an urban environment. Pretty close to Sadr City and it was…
Mark: But the Cavalry division had armored vehicles, right?
Josh: Yes, yes.
Mark: But they were different guys who drove those? Or could you have been assigned to like an armored unit?
Josh: So in the Cavalry, they’re basically all armored units. It’s a full up-armored unit. But some of the vehicles are specifically designed to transport infantry troops, and efficiently drop them into sector. And that’s basically what we were utilizing at the time.
Mark: And how many guys… or I should say, troops. Men and women, did you have in your charge?
Josh: Yeah, usually rough size of a platoon element is around 40 people. Within an infantry unit at least, that’s kind of a rough number to go off of.
Mark: Mm-hmm. So you went to Sadr City. I remember Sadr. He was really stirring up a lot of insurgent activity in and around Baghdad. So what was your operations like, over there?
Josh: You know, we were really on the border of Sadr City. Which, it was… one word describes the first couple weeks of that deployment, and that’s “violent.” We… both the unit that we were replacing and our unit lost people within the first 2, 3 weeks…
Mark: Wow. Was that to sniper fire? Or to just IEDs, or…?
Josh: It was almost all IEDs. Interesting.
“Our biggest threat by far. By far. Were roadside bombs. And, you know, we got hit with those every day. “
And just incredibly, incredibly powerful devices and by far our biggest threat.
And they’re almost impossible to spot. It’s like, for those who haven’t been in an environment like that–imagine yourself going to New York City for the first time, as a tourist. And how long would it take you to start to learn your way around that city before you start making wrong turns, and have no idea where you’re going. Before you’re relatively fluent in the city. It would take a while.
And now imagine doing that with roadside bombs going off and sniper threats and everything else. So it’s certainly a bit chaotic at first as you’re trying to take in the scope of everything that’s happening. So you can start to apply those counter-insurgency techniques and relationship building activities that’ll set you up for success long-term.
Mark: Mm-hmm. What was your specific mission?
Josh: (laughing) You know, that is something that molded and shifted almost every day. Cause the unique part about that time was we had a rough idea of what we were walking into. But the military as a whole was really just starting to convert into full-blown counter-insurgency operations. And we did some basic prep work for that before we deployed, as best we could.
But it was a lot of on-the-job training. And it was a relatively new environment. A lot of the senior leaders didn’t necessarily… You know, just the military in general didn’t necessarily understand the fundamental principles of relationship building and humility. And understanding the concerns. Because this… you certainly have to have the capacity to get violent at the snap of finger and take out a threat.
But that’s really the least of it, you know?
Mark: Right. And still have the discernment to recognize legitimate threats versus non-threats. And the awareness to be able to take your eyes off yourself and put them on your wounded teammates. I agree with you. There’s just an enormous complexity to those environments.
Mark: Now, I’ve kind of led chronologically up to a decisive moment in your life. And I wanted the listeners to hear kind of like who you are. Who you were. The education, the leadership potential. Just the solid dude that you are as a leader. And now, let’s kind of get into the soft underbelly of life, and what happened in April of 2007. Can you describe the incident in some detail?
Josh: Sure. Just a little background. One of the things that I was charged with was rebuilding the Iraqi police force that was local to that area. You know, the organization was highly infiltrated by insurgents. Minimal resources. They were basically completely ineffective.
And it was critical that we did what we could to repair that, and that they started to become the “face” of the operations that we were running.
“So understanding the language and being culturally competent is more powerful than any weapon I could have carried.”
And many nights of conversation with this Iraqi police chief in Arabic, I finally convinced him to go with me to do a humanitarian mission at the border of Sadr City.
And when I pointed to him on the map where I wanted to go, his face turned white. And he basically said, “That’s outside of our sector. We can’t go there. It’s very dangerous. Very dangerous. We’re not going to go.”
And I explained the importance of it to him. Cause we were going up there to drop off school supplies, clothes, stuff like that. Very important that this was a joint mission. That the Iraqis were the face of it.
And I think through building trust with him, he did something that I never thought he would do. And he agreed to go with. With that I committed to him that we would do everything possible to guarantee the safety of his men, as well. We went up, we did that drop. It went off without a hitch. It was great.
But suddenly got diverted to another part of the sector. One of our units was apparently engaged by an RPG. And we had to go investigate. And while we were over there, one of my vehicles noticed a suspicious vehicle driving around that appeared to be video-taping us. And so we stopped that vehicle. Myself and my senior non-commissioned officer got out of the car.
I was questioning him in Arabic. Older gentleman. He didn’t seem like the insurgent type, but sure enough, I look in the backseat and there’s probably a 5 or 6000 dollar video camera in the backseat. And I’m trying to get a playback function on that, and I’m talking to him in Arabic, to basically confirm or deny if he’s an insurgent.
“And that’s when we were engaged by an enemy sniper. “
Not just a regular weapon. It was one of the more… it was one of the highest-caliber weapons we’ve ever seen used on dismounted troops. The bullet first ripped through the aorta of my senior non-commissioned officer and killed him almost instantly. And then ricocheted into my thigh. And severed my femoral artery.
And if you… I mean, there’s a couple different ways that I could kind of walk you through this. But there’s a couple different… it was such a bizarre experience because to fast forward for a second, I have perfect recollection of this experience. Vivid detail, and I went through a couple different phases. Physiological phases that are pretty bizarre. But the first, initially, was… and I know you’re familiar with Grossman’s work. Dave Grossman, “On Killing” and “On Combat.” You know, very fortunate that that book was on the required reading list at West Point while I was there. Cause I’ll tell you the initial physiological response from that gunshot wound was almost verbatim what he discusses. It was auditory distortion. In that I could only hear the shot of the sniper rifle and nothing else. It was slow-motion time. It was fast-motion time. It was really bizarre physiological things going on. And I drug Marlin out of the way. Senior NCOs name was Marlin Harper. Staff Sergeant. I drug him out of the way. I didn’t know I was shot at first. It just felt like something was wrong. I didn’t know what. I pulled off his gear and a few seconds later the medic arrived.
I kind of stopped to point out that this medic was only 19 years old. And here’s the point where he realized he had 2 catastrophic injuries to deal with at the same time. One severed aorta, one severed femoral. And this 19 year old kid had to make a triage decision. And he made a really… he executed the decision perfectly. He made the decision to ride with me because I had a slightly better chance of survival than did Marlin. It’s still that 19 year old kid that’s going to have to live with the moral weight of that for the rest of his life, which can be difficult. So that’s kind of the first phase, right?
Mark: But you recognized right away that you had a life-threatening injury?
Josh: I’m sorry, you said, he recognized or I did?
Mark: Yeah, did he or you? Sounded like you weren’t quite sure. You just knew something was wrong.
Josh: Yeah, it was interesting, Mark. I was actually calling up on the radio. As I was dragging Marlin with one hand, I was calling on the radio with the other. “We have two casualties. We have two casualties.” I was yelling.
And I didn’t specify that I was the second one. So, when I was working on Marlin, I was down on a knee. And it was the knee of the leg that had my femoral artery severed. So the blood was spurting off to the left. And the medic came in from the right. So he couldn’t see my injury, and when this kid gets there, he grabs me and he goes, “Who’s the 2nd casualty sir?” And I said, “I am.” And at that point I started to lose it. I fell to my left side and really almost went into this state of sub consciousness almost for a few seconds.
And this is important, all right? Cause I’ve…
Mark: Distinguish or differentiate that from unconsciousness.
Josh: “Yup. I could hear echoes of voices around me. I could hear the voices of my men. But more so, I felt very peaceful at that point. There was no pain.”
There was no… I was just kind of relaxing into a deeper, deeper sleep. Deeper, deeper meditative state is really what it felt like. And I felt safe.
And the way I describe the feeling is you know, when you’re like a kid and you’re sick and you don’t want to go to school. And mom comes in or your parents come in and they give you a cup of tea or whatever and they say, “Yeah, it’s okay. Stay home today.” And you get all excited and you cover back up, and everything’s okay.
It was almost like that kind of feeling, right? Where everything just feels like quiet and safe, and…
Mark: Did you have any thoughts–like cognitive thoughts, like “I’m dying, and this is what it’s like.” Or was it just this presence or this awareness.
Josh: Initially, no. That does come later. But what was so powerful about this and what snapped me out of it, is I heard one of my men just scream. It was something like, “Come on, sir.” And screamed at the top of his lungs trying to get me to stay conscious, stay awake. And I could–and I remember this vividly–I could hear the pain in his voice. The emotional pain. And it registered for me even in that state that I can’t just sit here and relax. I am still the leader of this unit. And I can’t give up on these guys because look at what they’re going through to try to pull me through this. I’ve gotta do my part too.
So here in this completely degraded, basically worthless state,
“that spark from the people that you’re supporting, that you’re leading, that you’re with was enough to snap me back to full consciousness.”
That in conjunction… was probably right at the same time. Medically speaking, they pulled me into the back of this vehicle and as they pulled me in, they sat me up. And it could have pushed the little remaining blood I had into the chest cavity. Which also allowed me to regain consciousness.
Powerful, powerful moment.
Mark: Did you have a tourniquet on yet at that point?
Josh: Yup. The medic was just all over it. He cinched up a tourniquet immediately, and then he re-tightened that tourniquet or I believe put a second one on, actually. When I was in the back of the vehicle with him. And the evacuation process started.
And I’ll tell you, Mark, this is where it kind of converts from that bizarre physiological experience to… the ride to that Aid Station, after… and again, I was in a state of full consciousness again at this point. But was so weak that I couldn’t even unbuckle the plastic strap on my Kevlar helmet. I felt like I gave blood 10 times over. And was just on the cusp of passing out.
“And I really just made it my only objective to stay conscious until I got to the Aid Station. “
Which fortunately was only about 10 or 15 minutes away. If I was in Afghanistan when this happened, I’d probably be dead.
But there’s so many elements to this. One of the things is I never had like a… almost no physical pain whatsoever during this whole experience. It was bizarre in the sense that my body was basically in shock. But my mind was crystal clear. And it was… I can’t say that I can really explain why it was like that. But it was just an incredible experience. But the type of pain that I did experience was more of an anaerobic pain. Like you’re doing the Fire breathing Crossfit workout, and just cannot stop. And that’s what it felt like. Kind of in phase 2.
Mark: Right. Interesting. Your body just screaming for oxygen and for blood.
Josh: Yeah, cause when you’re dying of blood loss, you’re essentially suffocating. Cause…
Mark: Right. On a cellular level.
Josh: Right on. But, little bit of dark humor embedded in a couple of elements of it throughout this. You know, my medic… here I was in the back of this vehicle and just like fighting to stay conscious and breathing really shallow at that point, but suddenly the… I had a big wad of Copenhagen in when I got shot. And I didn’t think to spit it out. I didn’t even remember it was in there. But it obviously posed a choking hazard.
And suddenly I feel this finger come into my mouth, sweep the Copenhagen out, throw it to the side. And the kid just keeps going, right? Just like nothing happened. And for that instant, I stopped thinking about dying. And all I could think of was, “Man, here’s this 19 year-old kid in the middle of catastrophic event and he still remembered to do his secondary checks.” He was just so much in the zone and it was one of those just little moments that, even in that state, just put my mind at complete ease.
Mark: Do you ever stop to think that maybe it was the nicotine that had such clarity? (laughing)
Josh: (laughing) It very well could have been.
Mark: (laughing) You should provide a testimonial to Copenhagen.
Josh: (laughing) I’ve thought about it. I’ve thought about it. It was either that or back then… man, supplements were the thing. Pre-workout, we’d take like 3 scoops a day. So it coulda been pre-workout that somehow kept me alive through this too.
Mark: So now you got to the Aid Station and that’s when you died. Is that right? Or was it at the hospital?
Josh: It was… so this was a very rogue–what we call “level 2” trauma facility. So they had just basic equipment. But a dynamite, dynamite trauma team. Led by a trauma surgeon. And this…
Mark: By the way… pause there; I’ve met many doctors who were army reservists, or even civilians who went into the army to be a trauma surgeon in Iraq and Afghanistan. And what an incredible service that these guys have provided. I’d like to call out to them, and say thank you, you know? As I’m sure you’ve done many times.
Josh: Well, you know… trauma doesn’t discriminate. And when I say that, I mean, like, emotional trauma. And the thing about trauma units is they… the vicarious trauma that they experience day-in and day-out. Over and over again. Without any validation of their success most of the time. Typically a trauma team will get a faint pulse back if they’re lucky, and send the person to the next echelon of care, hoping for the best. And they almost never get to see the results of their work. Even though what they’re doing is literally pulling off miracles in some cases.
So, one of the best days of my life was actually when I went back to Baghdad. Which is only about 5 months after this injury happened, which is a whole ‘nother story. But that trauma team was still there. And I got to thank them in person for the work that they did. And one of the just most emotionally powerful days I’ve ever had was being able to just say thank you in the flesh and blood for them.
Mark: I’m sure that’d be pretty meaningful for them.
Josh: I still get chills.
Mark: Yeah, no doubt.
All right, so let’s go right to the heart of the matter that I’ve been dancing around. So what was it like? You flat lined for 15 minutes. Walk us through that, as best you can.
Josh: Yup. So that kind of progression that I was describing continued when I was in the Aid Station. In an injury such as this, your body will actually pull blood to the chest cavity to protect the vital organs. And I could actually feel that happening. The blood would basically creep out of my extremities and as the blood left, they basically cramped up and became numb.
And then that blood creeping sensation continued up through my thighs, and then they became numb. And when that feeling hit my stomach, that is the point where I realized the injury was getting out of control. For the first time. At this point, we’re probably about a minute or two away from the point that I flat lined. So I mean, 1st cavalry division casualties iraq pretty close here. But the… when that blood creeping sensation hit my stomach it felt like I was running wind sprints around a track and breathing through a straw. And couldn’t stop.
And out of nowhere, I just started to repeat 3 names in my head over and over and over again. For the last 60 seconds of my life. That was my mom and my 2 sisters.
No idea why. It wasn’t like life flashed before my eyes. But I do think that something came to the surface of what was most important to me that maybe prompted me to stay alive a little longer. Might even helped bring me back. I don’t know, but…
Mark: In the parlance of Unbeatable Mind, that was your “why.” And your “why” evoked a mantra, and that kept your mind focused on what it needed to be focused on at that point in time.
Josh: That’s a beautiful way to put it. Right on. Right on.
You know, a few seconds later,
“I consciously knew that I was dying, at that point. And I literally took my last breaths, said my last thought and died. “
And I always get the… You know, the most common question I obviously get is, “Did you have an out-of-body experience?”
And what’s interesting is no. I didn’t. At least not what I can recall. When I died it literally faded to black and 1st cavalry division casualties iraq was game over.
But what I will say… and what I did experience, I think is maybe even more powerful than kind of the out-of-body experience where you’re floating over your body. Or you see the white light, or whatever it might be.
And I say that because I know I was still conscious. And it was in that last second or two. And the only way that I can describe that feeling is one of absolute and complete submission to something much greater than ourselves. And in that submission was the most overwhelming sense of peace that I’ve ever experienced. It’s as if every good, every bad, every positive, every negative, every doubt, every hope, it just vanishes.
Mark: In that state, you had no individualized sense of self. But you just recollect an expansive awareness of this peaceful condition?
Josh: It was almost like being in a perfect state of Zen. Perfect state of mindfulness. It was… you know,
“the moment of my death was the most peaceful experience of my life. “
And it’s interesting, cause what’s so important about this though is that I didn’t have a choice. Like, the only choice I had was to submit. And in that… And when I say like, truly, absolute and complete submission. There was no other option. Some people might think that’s scary…
Mark: You didn’t have time for anger or anything like that?
Josh: No, no. There’s no anger, no fear, no good, no bad. It was as if you’re in this completely balanced, submissive state and your spirit becomes part of everything and nothing, at the same time, is what it felt like. That may sound scary to some people. And understandably.
But I can tell you that by far… To the point where it’s almost difficult to describe how powerful that moment was and how peaceful it was. Because it’s as if all choices are removed. And there’s no good, there’s no bad, it’s just perfection. It is… and that’s the best way I’ve come to describe it so far, at least.
Suppression and Numbness
Mark: Let me ask a couple questions. This is so awe inspiring to hear that. For someone like me who’s studied Zen and meditation and tried to connect. And have had experiences of connecting to that void of what you’re describing. This sounds exactly like a deep state of Samadhi or losing yourself into universal consciousness. But of course that local experience of you exists and you’re going to snap back into it. You didn’t have that. At least you weren’t aware that you were going to be able to snap back into it.
But my question is, prior to this, did you fear death?
Josh: You know, I would probably say, at least subconsciously, yes. Granted I was 21. I was on Cloud 9. You’re… this is a complicated answer. I’m not trying to complicate it, but it really is. It’s 1) there is a lot of bravado, especially at that age. You’re almost trained to suppress emotion and be in a state where you almost have to be larger than life in order to perform…
Mark: Grossman talks about that in his books, right? The training that kind of… especially at the young brain age, which isn’t fully… Executive function’s not fully developed. You can kind of push fears to the side. But it doesn’t mean that go away. Like you said.
Josh: Right. What I would say is that leading up to that moment in the deployment is where I would say, like… Maybe that answer started to convert more to a “no.” And I say that because anyone in the warrior professions is exposed… Especially in environments like that, you’re exposed to just crippling situations of fear. Where it just grips every ounce of your body, and within a fraction of a second, you train yourself to be able to take that fear and suppress it.
Until you become so accustomed to it, you’re like emotionally numb. And I describe that to people. Tactically, I was at my absolute best when I was the most emotionally numb. And really stopped caring about living or dying.
“And, you know, when you let go of that fear of death, there’s almost a great sense of freedom within that. There’s almost a great sense of invincibility. “
And that was… couple that with the bravado of being 21, 22 years old. You know, all of those factors together might work really well for a short period of time in combat. And we’re good at training people to suppress and control their emotions. We’re not very good at teaching the how to turn them back on when they get home. And that’s where a lot of these problems start to manifest throughout relationships and stuff.
So, the short answer is I was emotionally numb. But I would say that I did fear death based on what I know now, and what I experienced then. Like, cause now I do not. But it’s at such a deeper spiritual level for the reasons that I do not. Whereas I did not have that before. Does that make sense?
Mark: It does. It does to me.
Mark: Gosh, I mean, I could stay on any one of these topics forever talking about it. But we’ve already been at this for an hour almost.
Josh: Oh, really? Wow.
Mark: I know.
Just so the listeners are aware, let’s talk just a little bit about the actual “what happened.” The 15 minutes and then your recovery and stuff.
And then I wanna get into the healing work that you’re doing and some of your message for those who have suffered from trauma at whatever level.
So tell us… finish the story, so to speak.
Josh: Yeah, so basically I was… I went back to Baghdad only about 5 months after this injury. With everyone telling me not to. And it was almost like I was in a state of psychosis. My mom literally got a call that said, “Your son’s not going to make it through the night. Get on a plane to Germany now, to see him before he passes away.”
And 4 and a half months later, I’m leaving them behind again. And almost had no awareness of their emotional state. No ability to empathize back then.
And it was…
Mark: Part of you must have just wanted to get… needed to get back into the fight.
Josh: Yeah. What I would say, Mark, is bottom-line here is
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And I would say I wasn’t ready to go back. I pulled stuff out of my medical records. I was pulling staples out of my leg with a Gerber. I didn’t… it was like nothing was going to stop me from getting back. And going through the course of writing this book… and the bottom-line here is… I would soon come to learn… and it take some time for this, but
“I’d soon come to learn that the decade long emotional struggle that I would go through afterwards to try to find meaning in this second life was far more challenging than the experience of dying.”
And it wasn’t at all for the reasons of dying. Here’s like a quick vignette that I think kind of captures this pretty well. And this is something that… that really didn’t come out for me until recently. And it was by doing the deep work to go through the process of writing this book for the last 2 years. And to do that… I didn’t want this book to just be another war story. There’s tons and tons of people who have experiences that are just mind-blowing. As you well know.
And I wanted to somehow leverage this to be a benefit for other people in the field of emotional trauma. And to do that I realized that I could explain things to people in a 3, 4 hour conversation. I could get through to somebody struggling. But how we do that in scale?
And I’ve worked both on the behavioral health side and in the military, and I’ve worked there in the private sector. And what’s concerning is even within the clinical community; trauma is not very well understood.
“Many don’t have the ability or maybe the level of empathy needed to go deep enough, to look at these experiences through the lens of shame and guilt and powerlessness and betrayal, which are really the over-riding emotions.”
And so to get to that point, I really had to deliberately stay with the demons that were in my life long enough to understand them. Describe them. And be productive for other people.
And one of the things that emerged from that… I started asking myself the hard questions. Why was I so driven to go back to Baghdad so fast? What was it? Was it survivor’s guilt, that Marlin died and I didn’t?
Cause that’s kind of what I defaulted to. Cause everybody else around me was assuming that. Everybody else around me was assuming that this isolated experience of dying and coming back to life was surely a traumatic experience. And it took me 10 years to really internalize and validate for myself that that experience, in isolation, wasn’t that traumatic for me, right?
Mark: Hmm. That’s shocking to hear.
Josh: Yeah. You know, and I’m not saying that to sound like a… some kind of macho male guy. Not at all. I couldn’t be more sincere about it. With the exception of losing Marlin that day, of course. Many of the facets surrounding that experience were actually very positive. I got to witness people just performing brilliantly in the face of adversity and so many positive things at every echelon came out of that and it gave us a platform to help a lot of people, but…
Mark: Mm-hmm. Let me ask a question. Have you had a sense that…? You were dead for 15 minutes, and I’ve dealt with that as well. Where we’ve tried to recover someone. And you just keep going, and you wanna keep going, cause you just can’t believe that they’re not, in the next moment, gonna snap back. But usually after 7 or 8 minutes the trauma team will move on.
Do you have a sense that perhaps it was your destiny to teach emotional trauma, emotional development? And this death was part of that experience. And so the trauma team was kind of guided in some way to keep working until you found your way back?
Josh: You know, that’s… Mark, there was a lot of very odd things that happened that day. Like, they pulled out… they literally just got defibrillator paddles in that morning. And had to take them out of the plastic to use them on me. There just so happened to be this 18, 19 year-old private first class, who was a former football player. The kid weighed about 250, 260. He was the one doing CPR on me. For 15 straight minutes.
And when I went back, first question I asked that surgical team was “Why did you work on a dead guy for 15 minutes?” Three word response. “We never quit.” And I mean, obviously there would have been a point where they would have had to, but his thought was, “You were conscious when you got here. You died on the table…” Which was definitely one of the factors that helped. Cause they were able to start CPR immediately. But it’s… what I will say is that this experience has… what’s so bizarre about it is 1, yes, after the 6 minute mark is when most surgeons will call it on a patient. Cause that’s when catastrophic brain damage sets in.
And I walked out without a trace of brain damage. I walked out with full recollection of the event. I somehow kept my leg. The only thing I have here is a bunch of scars.
Mark: That’s incredible.
Josh: And it’s like…
Mark: Do you think, by the way, in the military has that changed the thinking about how long to perform CPR? Not just assuming that people are going to go brain-dead after 6 minutes? Because clearly that’s not true. That must be an old medical wives’ tale.
Josh: You know, I… what I’ll say is I really believe that our trauma teams are just the absolute best in the world. They have literally pulled off miracles. And especially within those trauma units is where a lot of the modern day techniques that are widespread across the medical community are bred. Because they’re setting the example. They’re setting the stage. So I’ve heard a few more cases of people who were kind of flat lining for 20 minutes. This ranges from civilian world to military to whatever, but just to have all of those components there is what’s… it’s something that I don’t believe that I’ll ever necessarily understand. But it is absolutely tied to the overarching purpose of my life, which, again, there’s a 10 year emotional journey here that was filled with suicidal spirals and depressive states and anxiety and relationship… traumas not always what it seems. And it took really reaching what I totally would call a “limit” situation. Where you truly feel that you have nothing. And that’s where this clarity starts to come through.
Mark: That’s when you become “born again” so to speak, to you new self. The deeper self.
Mark: You outline in your book “Darker Souls” a healing path. And trauma isn’t what it always seems is the first kind of element to that. Talk about that a little bit more and then let’s go through the path as a way to kind of, help others understand both what you went through, and how you’ve kind of processed this experience. So that you could help others who are struck with some sort of traumatic event.
Josh: Sure. Just really, the over-arching statement here is everything we’re about to discuss, it doesn’t really require any action. It’s conceptual. And I found that it took the book just to get to that point. Because to help give people permission to recognize and validate the true source of their pain. Shame and guilt, they have one major weakness, and that’s when you shine light on it. And that weakness is really exploited through the power of human connection. The connection we share with each other. So with respect to that–trauma is not always what it seems is absolutely pivotal in my life. That goes back to everyone around me. To the point where I started to believe it myself. Really believe that this experience of dying, getting shot, coming back to life was the pinnacle trauma. It’s like the Holy Grail of trauma.
Well to me it wasn’t. If you look at how I’d define trauma, which is an experience or situation that fundamentally alters the way you believe the world should work. Right?
Mark: I love that. That’s awesome.
Josh: That is an element I knew that something like that could happen. I knew I could die. I knew my boys could die. I knew… and I kind of see that lot in the first responder world and in the military world.
“It’s service members, police officers, firefighters, they’ll get confused because the events that they’re experiencing seem traumatic on the surface. But the events that tend to bring us down seem so miniscule in comparison to them, and we don’t understand why.”
Well the point here is… to really get at the root cause of trauma, we have to be looking at a spiritual, moral level. We need to be looking at these incidents through the lens of moral wounds like shame and guilt. Which are really the master emotions. And that’s when we can find clarity.
So for me–kind of revisiting what I was talking about a couple minutes ago–the experience… I asked myself those hard questions, one of which was “why did I go back to Baghdad so fast?” And for years I used to say, “I went back because of my men. They needed 1st cavalry division casualties iraq And there is absolutely truth to that. And I went back to prove to myself that I could get back on the horse and still perform my job. Certainly truth to that.
But there was always something deeper there, and I couldn’t put my finger on it until recently. I was driven to go back because of guilt. Not in the form of survivor’s guilt, right? Walter Reed… One, the medical care there… like, nowhere else in the world I’d rather be. It was phenomenal. But very difficult place to be. You’re surrounded by some of the worst injuries you can fathom. And I was one of the very few that was expected to make a full recovery. And the image that I’ll never forget–and I don’t want to–is I remember seeing this… walking around a corner and seeing this beautiful, blond, twenty-something year old woman pushing around her new double-amputee fiancée in a wheelchair, you know?
And it’s like… So I was guilty in my ability to heal, where others couldn’t. And I was also guilty for not being with my men. So it was almost like this perpetual force that drove me to do this impossible thing.
And that’s what I’m talking about, you know? It’s like those… when you really dissect and do the true detective work. Revisiting everything from childhood forward. It’s really important to take and honest look at how you truly feel about those experiences. Which is not an easy thing to do. Getting in touch with your own emotions.
“I mean, the hardest question I’ve ever been asked is “How do you feel?”
Mark: (laughing) Great! I feel great! No problem.
Now I got a question, so the next 2 concepts you talk about is trauma is complex. I think we’ve kind of hit that.
Josh: We’ve hit that.
Mark: And it’s also cumulative. You just talked about that.
And most people… I would say most people have some form of trauma in their life that is complex, cumulative and is not what it seems. But we wanna know… and I think probably one of your main messages is, you don’t have to wait to have a near-death experience to investigate it.
So what can be a major motivation. I know for you the NDE and your experiences forced you to investigate it. So that’s the beauty of that experience in your life. As painful as it was.
But for other people, how do they step into the courage to investigate their own trauma? ‘
Josh: Boy is that a great question. And what’s interesting is it wasn’t the near-death experience that drove me to do this. You know? Frankly, it was the opposite. I was quote-unquote “good” after that. I wasn’t trying to suppress anything, I wasn’t deliberately or intentionally trying to do anything. But at the same time, I wasn’t having kind of the… what I call those PowerPoint symptoms of post-traumatic stress, right? The stuff we all get briefed on on PowerPoint slides. You know, the anxiety, the nightmares and night-sweats. Jumpy at loud booms and all that stuff. Which that’s certainly very prevalent in some lives, but for me, it wasn’t.
And yet I was still… found myself repeatedly–3 very distinct times–in just dangerous, suicidal spirals. That the only thing that stopped me was my little sister. And trying to explain that to her.
Mark: So the same “why” that kept you alive in Iraq was the “why” that kept you from taking your life…
Josh: That’s powerful. That’s powerful. I’ve never worded that like that before, so thank you for that. But it’s true. What’s interesting though is every one of those spirals; the catalyst–not the cause, but the catalyst–was a failed relationship. And failed, like at least on my part of that was typically associated with lack of intimacy and emotional withdrawal. A lot of those relationships looked perfect on paper, but there’s a great quote by a guy named John Bradshaw who passed away last year. And he was one of the original guys who really… psychologists who really dove into explaining shame.
Mark: Right. I remember reading his work. It’s great.
Josh: Oh really? Yeah! Well you might recall he says in there that, “To a shame-based person,”–meaning to a person who is carrying unresolved shame, unresolved trauma–“abandonment in relationships is akin to death.” And we have rejected ourselves, and when somebody else rejects us, it only reinforces that we are worth less than someone else.
So pretty frequently find that a lot of these issues tend to surface and manifest in relationships. Those moments where I was at my weakest in those spirals happened… just progressively got worse and worse over the years until I hit a point where it was truly the rock bottom. Where I literally could not see past an hour. I couldn’t see past a day.
I had no clue… it was just complete fog. And that lasted for a couple of weeks. And somehow in those extreme moments is where I really found the clarity and the strength to do the deep work.
Cause I realized that everything that happened over the past 10 years, regardless of excelling in my career. Regardless of being this kind of image of resilience to the larger public’s eye. Whatever I was doing was not good enough for me. There was something much deeper there that I couldn’t identify, and people around me–even some of the best clinicians in the world, that I was working with–couldn’t identify. So that responsibility came with me at that point. Where I consciously needed to do that deep work. To find out the truth. The truth behind trauma, you know?
Mark: You talk about the absolute need to have a team to rely on in healing and that it’s gonna require suffering… so, you know, embrace the suck and suffer productively is what you say. So we’ll have to talk about that, and then we’ll have to wrap up soon.
Josh: Well that’s a good place to wrap, cause we’ve had so many… we always encounter people, especially in these professions… cause there is still a stigma around–for a variety of reasons–a stigma around seeking help. Sometimes that’s a fear of what others will think, but more importantly I think it’s a fear of… or not even a fear. It’s the emotions we’re experiencing are so incredibly complex that we cannot put them into words. And, you know, which I think is really a barrier to a lot of people seeking treatment.
And one thing that I find that gets through to some is just thinking about it a little bit differently. And the best definition of therapy I ever got was from a lady named Lori Gottfriend out here in Monterey. And I was shadowing a group session with her one day, and, she’s going through a process and suddenly just said that she believes
“the role of therapist is to help people suffer productively. As opposed to allowing them to suffer in vain.”
And I’ve never heard of a more powerful definition of the true nature of what therapy really is than that. We all suffer throughout our lives. And I know you’re a fan of Frankl as well, you know? And suffering is inherent to our lives. At some point in time if we go through the process and do the work there will be a point where can start to derive meaning in that suffering. Which ultimately makes you so much more powerful, but it’s not a process that you need to go through alone, right? And there’s so many different faults and dangerous paths that you could take. Some of which can be fatal, right? But with the presence of at least a friend with a very good perspective on this. Or in some cases a trained therapist or clinician. They’re not going to try to fix your problems. They can’t. Only you can. Only you can derive that meaning out of it.
But what they can do is offer you a different perspective that would help you avoid some of those false paths. Harness your energy a little bit differently, and truly suffer more productively. It’s going to suck anyway… It really will.
Mark: But teammates can reflect back your true nature to you, which is the nature that you touched in on in the near death experience. The vast ocean of love that every human being essentially is at their deepest level. And so being alone and unable to connect with that–it’s very difficult if not impossible to heal. And that’s what Viktor Frankl was talking about in his book, “Man’s Search for Meaning.” Have that teammate to reflect back your own goodness, right?
Mark: What an incredible story. And then the law of contrasts, right? So that suffering allows you to appreciate the beauty even more. So that’s a nice thing to remember as well.
Josh: That’s kind of beautiful thing to close with there. Because it’s… I appreciate and respect every one of my experiences leading up to this point in my life. Because it gave me the capacity to empathize with others on a much deeper level. It gave me the opportunity to help people.
Which is where I find the greatest meaning in life. And that’s where I find beauty within the darkness. So that is the Beauty of the Darker Soul.
Mark: Hooyah. Yes. Awesome.
Thank you so much for your work and for your example. Your book “Darker Souls” is it out? Available at Amazon and normal outlets?
Josh: So you can preorder just the digital version right now. We’re wrapping up the pre-publication review at the Pentagon, so I should be getting that back any day. We’re expecting to publish in August time frame.
Mark: Well we’ll support the launch of the book to get the word out, but if you guys listening want to go and pre-order it, that’s great. I imagine you get to read a chapter or something. Usually you get to see an advance peek or something like that.
Josh: That’s going to come out soon. As soon as we get it cleared by the Pentagon. And I will say too that I’m dedicating 100% of the profits for all pre-orders and sales during the first week to a group down in Southern California called the Integrated Recovery Foundation, which is a treatment center set up by Ron Gellis–oldest active competitor in the Crossfit Games. Guy’s a champ.
Mark: Yeah, I know Ron myself.
Josh: You know Ron? Yeah, so this is going to Ron’s organization. And he’s set up a beautiful treatment facility to help women who were sexually assaulted in the military receive quality treatment. So, very needed resource…
Mark: I’m going to connect with him. Support that as well. That’s awesome.
Also I’m hoping to see you at the Unbeatable Mind Summit. So we need to talk about that.
Josh: Let’s make it happen.
Mark: I would love to have you there. I would love to have you present a little bit. And then I know that you’re going to be with my buddy, fellow warrior Greg Amundson. The original fire-breather. On August 6, is that right?
Josh: Right. I cannot wait.
Mark: So, if you want to see Greg and Joshua–two incredible spiritual warriors–the August 6th at Crossfit Amundson, he’s having a little get-together and my step-daughter Catherine is going to be leading some Kokoro Yoga as well. That’ll be a lot of fun.
All right Joshua. Once again, we thank you and we’re committed to supporting you on your journey, and your mission.
Josh: And Mark thanks so much. And likewise brother. Looking forward to supporting you as well.
Mark: All right. Likewise. Hooyah.
All right everybody. Thank you so much for listening. “Darker Souls” Joshua Mantz. What an incredible guy and what an incredible story. But like he says, this isn’t about us or him anymore. It’s really about getting the word out to help everyone heal. To help the world become a better place.
Josh: Right on.
Mark: We’re all going to do our part, and you’ll do yours. And we’re in this together. One big team.
Joshua, thanks very much.
Josh: Awesome. Thank you.
Mark: Thanks everybody. We’ll see you next time. ‘Nuff said on that point.
Coach Divine Out.
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From left, Staff Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson, Staff Sergeant Bryan Black, Sergeant La David Johnson, and Staff Sergeant Dustin Jun 28, 2010 · The VC outfit had helped run the French out of Vietnam more than a dozen years earlier. So, PTSD is not a myth and it can happened to anyone. Really Daemonic is not much different than Shield of Faith for sisters but its 5++ vs 6++ since thats what each army needs to define its function. Mar 03, 2009 · A rocket propelled grenade. All of the battalion's companies were involved in a week of review as the mortarmen practiced what they had learned in advanced individual training (AIT). I’ll win the next one. Jun 27, 2010 · CARLENE CROSS: This situation was pure recklessness. After Yevdokiya Nikolayevna captured a German officer, she was appointed the commander of a reconnaissance squad. One wounded. What influences a person’s morals? 4. The battalion war diary reports: “The morning was spent making final preparations for the attack. The more junior Marines tested the waters with me and occasionally said off-handed comments about how bad the Platoon Sergeant was. 2-8 1000 meters south of LANDING ZONE BOBBIE (in wrong FIRE SUPPORT BASE). being victorious and gaining control of both the island and the Japanese airfields located at that location. Jul 21, 2013 · Chapter 4. "Unit 11174G… you are now platoon corporal. If your platoon is middle platoon of three platoons, which of the following actions should you take upon forming? E Company, 2nd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, the "Screaming Eagles", is a company in the United States Army. Each platoon was from 10 men (8 to 12). Jun 15, 2017 · Even if tomorrow isn’t good enough, after one year, after five years, after 10 years- how things will turn out by then, no one knows that. Two tragedies took place in 1968 in Viet Nam. You’re done. Three rifle squads of 12 men each and a 4 man mortar squad (60mm mortar). King Leonidas wasn’t out to win any hearts or minds. “If you leave him out there, they’ll kill him,” his Battalion Commander was told by a junior NCO. Not only did I not correct them, I tacitly encourage them. For each 1 you roll you can activate a small team For a 2 a Section together with its leader For a 3 a Section Commander (Leader) with his Section For a 4 a senior leader such as the Platoon Sergeant, (if you have one) or the Platoon Commander) Sep 17, 2020 · On the evening of 17 October 2005, Sergeant First Class Cashe’s heroic actions saved the lives of six of his fellow soldiers. The Black Lions’ objective was to flush the enemy out of the bush and kill him. To be a good follower, you must think for yourself. The under-strength, inexperienced battalion walked into an enemy ambush that resulted in 61 of them getting killed and 87 wounded in a couple of hours. Stone has made it clear on several occassions they weren’t in the same unit. A typical PIR rifle company at the time of Normandy, had 130 EM and 8 Officers. It will also help you develop as a leader, preparing you to […] Dec 10, 2019 · My unrespectful and resentful attitude toward my Platoon Sergeant was visible to the other Marines – further undercutting his position. '67 - April '68), 1st Infantry Division. Make it clear that you care about the success of the Platoon and can’t make it so without his/her wealth of experience. In the military, personnel are taught to always obey the lawful orders of those placed in positions of command over them. 5-14. Equipment and men are destroyed or damaged, wounded or killed. Just for once, I'd like to see a spaceship in a horror game that actually seems like it might have been a nice place to live. Staff Sergeant Bellavia then received enemy fire from another insurgent emerging from a closet in the darkened room. during its aggressive war against Vietnam. Imagine that you are platoon commander in combat, and one of your comrades takes a shot that is fatal. Clint is a true brother and a man that I look up to. C. The experiences of its members during World War II are the subject of the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers based on the book of the same name by historian Stephen Ambrose I am going through this now. Published by William and Morrow, 1993. In the case of the ACU, the combat patch may be the only available clue about wartime service. There were many times that I thought the leadership set a bad example or made a bad decision, but to be honest that was just a difference of opinion. Characters are listed according to the originating game, then the name of character the quote is attributed to (in case of more than one quote per source). Because of all this, Private Pyle has been driven insane and decided to shoot Hartman, and then commited suicide by firing a rifle in his They do great work tho. Sep 10, 2010 · The reason First Platoon did not get wiped out had nothing to do with the Apaches flying overhead or the 155s at Blessing; it was because the men reacted not as individuals but as a unit. FACT-He did pull lots of guard duty because by the time he was brought in as a replacement more than 20 of the original platoon were WIA to IED's and OFF of the COP completely. Assess and Adjust. Jan 23, 2021 · CSM Purdy was a Ranger and Rakkasan who served for twenty-seven years in the US Army. Schedule the visit. They are led by their namesake, Shurara, in a mission to kill Keroro for apparently ruining Shurara's life. Name - iSchwenzer. Visit each element of your organization. We ran things for a few weeks, and then we were told a new Dec 08, 2010 · Why not have feminists, soccer moms, gay dads, retired generals, Islamic privates, psychologists, businessmen, and so forth talking about issues in the military in forums like this unlike the Mar 08, 2005 · The casualties will not receive the immediate first aid because the entire squad must be committed to neutralization of the threat. One evening meal, Sergeant P _____, one of my Marinas from 1st Platoon was eating in the Task Force Combat Trains area near my company C. The first half follows a group of recruits in boot camp under Sergeant Trig is another impressive figure, quite daunting, but I held my ground. But, this order led to the death. He f*cks the enemy up on the spot. The structure does not have to be flooded. 1725 hours. Any disrespect towards your leaders, from your team leader on up to Sergeant Major of the Army, along with the Platoon Leader on up to the Army Chief of Staff, or the President of the United States, can have a negative effect on the Morale and Welfare of those around you, wither junior or senior. The world probably heard me say that, before the best job in the world, Why do I say that I say that well, first of all, Bob itself, which consists of Shooting machine guns jumping out of aeroplanes, blowing things up but diving running around in the woods. Leaders need to be aware of the similarities and differences between individuals of different cultural backgrounds and how these factors may influence values, perspectives, and actions. Jul 09, 2021 · The Tomorrow War is a complete hodgepodge of bad ideas flying at each other without any sense of what could or could not work. YOU ARE DONE WHEN I SAY YOU’RE DONE, DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME. The privates are scared to come out and be like, "Hey, this is what’s wrong," because they know that if they do, nothing’s Feb 06, 2010 · First Lt. Free men vs. If you’ve ever had an ethical dilemma related to upholding the Army Values, let me first warn you that this will not be your last ethical dilemma. May 23, 2021 · That’s around the time that the Smokey bear hat and the structured chaos of boot camp kicked into gear. C-12. carried out a massacre of about 500 unarmed men, women and children in the village of My Lai. Love the one outside the 24 hour shoppette. It is the first sergeant’s duty to hold formations, instruct platoon sergeants and assist Oct 17, 2018 · The Army might be going about enlisted promotions all wrong, according to this study squad leaders and platoon sergeants would fall in line with the command climate set by their superiors Dec 14, 2012 · The Importance of Accountability Accountability is important in any organization, in health care patients live can be at stake. Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions. Jul 31, 2012 · However, to those currently serving or some veterans, the wearable resume is read in greater detail. Judge Zane: "Sergeant Highway, drunk and disorderly. Time Start - 1128. Typical draftees of the period had numbers beginning with 51, 2 or 3, however, “McNamara’s boys” numbers began with their year of induction usually 67 or 68. His catchphrase is the nasally "HEGH" laugh. The swiftness of medical attention may mean the difference between life and death. Justin Watt secretly reported several members of his platoon for committing the rape and murders, and was desperately hoping he wouldn’t be found out. May 23, 2019 · If not possible, then the president can be a sergeant major (E-9). ” Everyone understood – Drill Sergeants are not to be messed with. So fresh and canned fruit and other supplements were sent out also. You know, tasteful light fittings, elegant laquered wood panels, or at the very least, throw a fucking carpet down now and again. Identify the key people outside of your organization whose willing support you need to accomplish the mission Jun 09, 2021 · The earliest to truly inspire me worked at a tire manufacturing plant, the first African American in our battalion to reach the rank of first sergeant. The purpose of Ukraine’s armed Forces is the creation of a professional contract army, when people knowingly choose to go to serve. Determine what your organization expects of you 2.and Alfa Company 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, after his platoon won an inter-battalion mortar test here recently. All of the billets like Platoon Sergeant and Squad Leader rotate on the weekly basis. There were a couple of buses at the Bien Hoa Air Base patiently awaiting our arrival what is the routing number for first interstate bank take us to our next destination. 26, 2021, as the result of an enemy attack while supporting non-combatant evacuation operations in Kabul, Afghanistan. A humble reminder from the past, Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. Mar 29, 2012 · Hazing in the Military. “ Accountability is defined as “being answerable to audiences for performing up to certain prescribed standards, thereby fulfilling obligations, duties, expectations, and other charges”. Dave Livingston - 1/2/2004. Everyone in 2 Jun 07, 2017 · 8. What acts as the Paratroopers “Moral Compass?” 5. Oct 20, 2017 · As a platoon sergeant and first sergeant, one of my biggest challenges was trying to teach my junior NCOs how to properly record counseling sessions on a DA Form 4856. Benjamin Netanyahu as a soldier in Sayeret Matkal (Photo credit: Wikicommons/ GPO) On May 13, 1969 Sgt. Summaries. Sometimes awesome ideas are in the wrong place or genre. Mar 31, 2018 · 2. If you come around his FOB and talk sh*t, he’ll Spartan kick you in front of everybody. Each rifle platoon had 40 men. It's not necessarily a promotion, but a program in most militaries for high acheiving non commissioned officers that want to b Jul 11, 2017 · Burden of Command extends this via a more general “StoryTeller Engine” that watches your battle and triggers event not only on entering a hex but also on a variety of other game play occurrences like unit actions (shooting, assaulting etc) and changes (morale checks etc). Similarly your LCP 2 and other striker fired guns should be carried like this. ” Mar 16, 2012 · On March 16, 1968, during the Vietnam War, United States troops under the command of Lt. Angus, steps on a second IED and the blast blows him apart, killing him instantly. The Staff Platoon Commander is the Captain in charge of a platoon of Lieutenants at TBS. ” Sand Bagger. If they're wrong, then the commanding officer will have to deal with Aug 20, 2021 · The first 2 are easy enough to find on the Internet and the AAR has been discussed in numerous forums but I believe the actual document has not been publicly released. May 18, 2015 · A sergeant in his platoon threatened to kill him if they ever went to Afghanistan because, as "Carter," a pseudonym, said, the sergeant told him, "friendly fire is a tragic accident that happens Nov 11, 2011 · In July 2008, a U. Enemy shelling not heavy and a few casualties were sustained. actions. (U2C2L6:Q2) You are the first squad leader. Any problems that arise must be discussed with the Platoon Advisors and Company Commander. by Jonathan H. S. An Account of the My Lai Courts-Martial. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, also known as Sergeant Hartman, is a character from the war-drama movie Full Metal Jacket. Platoon Argument Essay: Ethical Dilemmas. All the time. “3. Calley Jr. The following essay is a compilation of my personal experiences, definitions, and examples of how responsibility and accountability are important to surviving in today’s U. Apr 22, 2019 · Later that night, the LPO gathered the platoon’s enlisted SEALs together and told them “that morally they could not let these actions continue,” so if Iraqi security forces brought more Principles of Organization for War and Organizing for War in the Carreraverse - Part Three. At approximately 1920 hours, 1st Platoon of Alpha Company, 1-15 Infantry departed FOB MACKENZIE to conduct a route clearance in the city of Daliaya, Iraq. It consisted of ten men and was more of a Co. More information about him and his medal can be found on the roster of DSC recipients. He will have the best of weapons, and equipment, and have had months of hard, strenuous training to prepare him for success on the battlefield. Army (as is implied) was involved heavily in WWII and Vietnam, but not in the Korean War, so this is historically wrong. 16-20 June 1940. To be a good leader, you must first be a good follower. Ralph, Why should Blacks be automatically granted 20% of academic positions at any givemn institution when the Black population of the U. hammer back 3. We’ll be sure to include a note below the link for future users. I told the Platoon Leaders and Platoon Sergeants that I would be implementing a Physical Training policy for individuals who fell out of any unit run. Who was the most moral leader(s)? Immoral Leader? Why? 8. - All subjects now get reduced AE from your actions, not just vassals & marches. 2-8 arrives correct location at LANDING ZONE BOBBIE. ” KURT ZWILLING: Bad things happen in war. Off in the distance, a few other soldiers stood sentry. Pray it is not your blood, my friend. Army platoon at a precarious outpost in Afghanistan came under attack, and nine soldiers were lost. It is bestowed on a member of the United States armed forces who distinguishes himself “conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States. Jeremy Morlock and Pfc. By Peter Sessum. 1st Class Keith Ayres as the platoon sergeant. Mar 24, 2017 · By the time I came to the unit, he had been the platoon sergeant for a year and had not been picked up for promotion by the Sergeant First Class board, something that frustrated him. Reconstructing the war’s most controversial engagement, Mark Bowden Aug 08, 2020 · Even to friends, former officer Derek Chauvin was an enigma. He might have liked a few more days in Pyongyang, but these were orders and that was the May 06, 2017 · iSchwenzer changed description of Sergeant: iSchwenzer. The following account is of The Battle of Ap Nhi as told by Ron Leonard, crew chief of a Diamondhead gunship of B Company, 25th Aviation Battalion. The Sep 29, 2010 · The Army may have known months ago about serious misconduct -- including the apparently unprovoked murder of a civilian -- by members of a platoon in Afghanistan but failed to act on it before at least one other murder occurred. 2011. He tells of his service in the German Army during the Second World War as a tank crewman fighting the Russians and as a guard of Adolf Hitler at his headquarters in Rastenburg, East Prussia(called Wolf’s Lair or Wolfsschanze); while on the other hand This is Jacko Podcast number two sixty one with a and me Jocker willing good evening. Aug 08, 2014 · War Crimes, Hard Choices, and Harder Consequences: Part IV. '67) and 2/28th Infantry Black Lions (Sept. The best way to understand if your PT plan is working is to conduct a diagnostic PT test. Jun 11, 2021 · 3 Reasons Duty to Inform Law is Awful. . Oct 26, 2009 · The Platoon Commander is not authorized to give EMI or punish another student. The way the 1911 is designed to be carried like you said is ‘cocked and locked’, 1. Jul 06, 2020 · Upon entry to service, a new 2 nd Lieutenant is typically assigned as a platoon leader, and paired with a Sergeant First Class or Staff Sergeant who usually has anywhere from 7-10 years of experience in the Army. I also realized no matter how much I’d like to focus on other areas, administrative actions require most of my time. org, or call 1-800-PLAY-PBS. The bank is currently playing dumb, even though I have all evidence regarding their misconduct, their employees and even though the police are involved. I'm not too sure why the Factories number exists - it's replicated in the tabs for civilian and military production. r. A pragmatic U. Baraka #1: How do we both Mar 18, 2021 · “It may seem like a big jump between the two, but constantly doing the wrong thing in less important situations could lead to doing the wrong thing in a much more important situation later on,” she added. I could mention the dozens of platoon sergeants who worked to guide and who showed me to take care of the troops. Jan 30, 2009 · One platoon may have been fine if there was no enemy action. Urinating on a police vehicle?""Gunny" Highway: "Well, it seemed like the thing to do, sir. Wielding the Axe - Why your best idea is not always best for your game Sometimes an awesome concept or mechanic is not the best for the game. If pushups increased and running decreased, spend less time in the gym and more time on the pavement. The interviews are conducted by SGT Dennis Smith of the 18th Military History Detachment, 25th Infantry Division. God help you if you were still chewing when the count ran out. area when you’re really not? 3. The Battle of the Etran Harborage was an engagement fought between the crew of the UNSC Spirit of Fire, the Covenant, the Flood, and Forerunner forces on the Forerunner shield world known as the Etran Harborage during the Human-Covenant War from February 23 to 25, 2531. Aug 18, 2016 · In Basic Training, I was a “platoon guide” and learned from our company first sergeant that you could ID a Project 100,000 soldier by their serial numbers. Kerney became deeply troubled after they returned from Vietnam, Mr. Soldiers should follow orders no matter what. I am indebted to Mr. I and Capt James were the only two assigned until Jan 2, 1967. Nov 05, 2013 · In the early days of the Iraq war, a U. After his remarks he commands "PLATOON SERGEANT. 7. However, if we're comparing "custom actions" to just a production action, then you have to examine the whole picture, the "custom," which includes the ability to choose an action with options and Within these pages, Mr. 1. Dec 23, 2002 · 1. His responsibilities may include the following: a. Don’t get me wrong: the Marines always wrote the book on discipline, but during the 1950’s the MCRDs really stepped up their game. 1625 hours. Get it right, and your platoon will function at its best—smoothly, efficiently, and professionally. 1612 hours. When the F-15E pilot repeated misheard target coordinates for confirmation, Sergeant Perren wound up confirming his own location as the target. The rank structure was put into place so that the soldiers had someone that was there to give out orders; also the rank structure was there to teach the newer enlisted respect. That was 90th Replacement Battalion, situated on the road to Saigon between the village of Bien Hoa and the huge base at Long Binh. Aug 05, 2021 · 10. Joseph Evans - another Tiger Force soldier - refused to be interrogated. Inside a sprawling repair bay at this outpost nestled amid the brown hills and snow-swept mountains of Baghlan Province, Sergeant Labbe received the award for “exceptionally valorous actions” during a fearsome seven-hour firefight on Feb 19, 2010 · The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. Next comes the Platoon Leader and Platoon Sergeant’s turn, ad nauseum…. Identity Theft Is a Threat to Soldiers, and It's Just as Bad for Veterans. MacDonald probably swore to himself. Same-e-Same. - Decisions to become merchant republics now require you to have 20 or fewer provinces in states. Nov 18, 2020 · As the weapons squad leader of the platoon, I was the No. This on top of all the other mandatory politically corrective indoctrination, it is a wonder ANY unit is combat ready. It was first-and-ten, but our Platoon Sergeant was less than happy. SSG Gibbs, CPL Morlock, and SPC Winfield went into a compound and escorted out an elderly cleric named Mullah Allah Dad (not the man to be interviewed), walked him to a ditch, and ordered him to kneel. Chad Smith, 79th MP Battalion. 1 Bio 1. The Shurara Corps are the antagonists of Sgt Frog Abridged Season 3. round in the chamber 2. Army unit took a wrong turn into the city of Nasiriyah and paid a heavy toll. 99 & s/h] FRONTLINE is made possible by contributions to your PBS station from Point 2: Understand your 1 Up and 2 Up intent. If you’d like to save the form to your computer right-click the link and choose “Save Link/Target as…”. Worse of all, her perpetrator was a platoon sergeant. The basic infantry unit is the platoon, which is subdivided typically into four squads, which are again typically subdivided into two fire teams each. Rank - Sergeant. Making the soldiers he passed by move aside with his intensity, he was riled up against an opponent who wasn’t there. Now on the second floor, Staff Sergeant Bellavia moved to a door that opened onto the roof. All leaders have presence. Now, I was a paratrooper. Years later, in some of those cases, I might have been wrong, and in some I still feel I was correct. Combine the green and red cabbages, carrots, and green onions in a large mixing bowl. Posted on March 29, 2012 by psessum. Andrew Holmes, saw a young farmer who was working by himself among the spiky shoots. Reserve Police Battalion 101’s First Company, First Platoon of Third Company, and Third Platoon of Second Company all show up to clear the ghetto. It doesn’t know because it was written by an AI. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. statements to see the message written between the lines here. During the Army's investigation, former Pvt. Mar 26, 2015 · 2 Basic Officer Course Fitness Report I, II, III & DG Introduction The Fitness Report (Fitrep) is the tool by which the Marine Corps evaluates a Marine’s performance for purposes of competitive selection (promotion, enlisted to officer programs, command assignment, retention, etc. May 02, 2017 · “Red Platoon exemplifies the courage and resiliency our country was founded on. ). Dec 27, 2002 · The food was not spectacular as you can imagine, mainly powdered eggs, ground beef. Soldiers Dead. 3) ends up in a new unit where he meets Barnes and becomes radio man. The key to successful counseling for specific performance is to conduct the counseling session as close to the time of the event as possible. Lord Falconer, Labour shadow attorney general, tells me Keen’s position is “absolutely untenable” and says he misled House in saying Brandon Lewis was answering wrong Q and in presenting his view at gvt’s. The Company HQ group was not a platoon, not even a squad. Your unit’s performance will depend on it. 4:34 pm. He was the second in command of the platoon. 2-65. Jul 21, 2013 · For example, SSG Calhoun must explain to the platoon leader and platoon sergeant why three tires on one of her squad's vehicles are not inflated to the air pressure specified in the technical manual. ” An unarmed teenager was shot in the back after a platoon sergeant ordered the youth to leave a village, and a baby was decapitated so that a soldier could remove a necklace. To be trusted, make sure you understand your commanders’ intents and work towards them. As platoon leaders, our relationships with our platoon sergeants can often feel like arranged marriages: We don’t get to choose our part-ner, but we sure do have to make the relationship work, not only for the sake of the “kids” (our Soldiers) but 1) Establish a sense of duel ownership in the platoon. But the Dec 27, 2006 · He not only forgot but he stated several things wrong about the 1st Cavalry LRRPs. ” You have to have swallowed half a lifetime of carefully-worded p. The truth is that identity theft is rampant for service members, veterans, and their families. Zone of Influence - Orange and rockland electric power outage, Focal Figures, Arcs and Flanking Fire Thoughts about facing/positioning, and the importance of flanking fire Blood will flow in the streets, Steve, Good vs Evil. Communication is huge and the flow of communication will put out brush fires before they even start. Sep 27, 2020 · The Last Patrol. Joshua R. To order, visit Shoppbs. PLATOON SERGEANT AND SERGEANT FIRST CLASS. " Deployed in late 2005 to Iraq's so-called Triangle of Death, a veritable meat grinder just south of Baghdad May 01, 2020 · When I served the phrase "toxic leadership" had not been coined, at least I never heard it. I also conducted the first “official” mission on Feb 2, 1967. just because your E5 and up doesn’t give u the right nor privilege to say do as i say and not as i do, some nco’s and officers really need to pull their head out of Aug 21, 2011 · Finally, 2 hours later, Senior Sergeant Yevdokim Zavaliy (that’s how she called herself) took part in a battle near the village of Goryachy Kluch as a member of the 6th airborne brigade. But I call the platoon the basic unit, because it is the lowest-level unit commanded by an offic Mar 04, 2011 · Accused www charter net bill pay Jeremy Morlock plead guilty to three counts of murder, one count of conspiracy to commit assault and battery and one count o Baraka #1: What sorcery is this?Baraka #2: I would ask you the same, 'Baraka'. A minimum of 4 months are required between record tests. Help is there but, the first “First Aid Kit” starts with you! Also, On the Lady that spoke about being raped, my heart is with you!!! Believe me, a friend of mine while stationed in Germany went thru a similar situation. Maybe Turse got some of the story wrong, they might admit, even in ways that make him appear amateurish, if not perverse. One was the massacre by United States soldiers of as many as 500 unarmed civilians-- old men, women, children-- in My Lai on the morning of March 16. The 93rd Infantry Division in training at Fort Huachuca, May 1942. These values form the framework of our profession, and are nonnegotiable. Causey and Mr. He is a foul-mouthed drill sergeant who appears to bullies his recruits, most frequently Private Pyle because he is a "disgusting fatbody". The California Sunday Magazine. Oct 27, 2020 · 'It’s a common phrase in the platoon office with all the sergeants. Saddle Up! Means to get up off your ass, get your gear on and get ready to go Oscar Mike. If your Platoon improved or got worse will give you indicators on where you need to adjust. The 23rd Infantry Division of the U. When your platoon sergeant forms the platoon in a line, your squad is in front of the rest of the platoon. All members of the board must be at least one grade senior to those being considered for promotion (for example, for an E-5 promotion board, all of the members must be in the grades of E-6 or above). The relationship between a platoon leader and platoon sergeant can make or break a unit. His only purpose in life seems to be being creepy, though he's more dedicated to his mission than he lets off. Harry S. Mar 29, 2011 · We can't say the young sergeant or staff sergeant is doing something wrong when their leader has done something wrong himself. Some of them choose a long-term perspective, and the task of the General Staff is to retain those people who connect their Nov 16, 2017 · After assuming fulltime Platoon Sergeant responsibilities however, I quickly realized that my Battles were not choosing to use minimal time; they were working within the time constraints imposed upon them. Get away from conceptual statements with buzzword bingo of doctrinal terms. (c) Conduct an inspection of the platoon at formations. 2. Chen was NOT the only Chinese-American in the platoon. “Your questions are couched in such a way that presupposes the conclusions and suggests the people you spoke with have an agenda or do not fully understand the issues. Without this rule, chaos or uncertainty would be seen throughout the military, and lead to negative affects. May 04, 2007 · “In 2003, 2004, 100 percent of the soldiers wanted to be here, to fight this war,” said Sgt. Mentor your Team Leaders and Soldiers ensure they are always doing the right thing. Sep 24, 2007 · Miller was an assistant platoon sergeant with Love Company of the Third Battalion of the Eighth Cav. " In September 1994, according to both McVeigh and the findings of a federal grand jury, that the ex-Army sergeant began plotting to blow up the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Dead Space. Benjamin Netanyahu made Apr 28, 2021 · Those rules are part of what makes the army unique at least. Sep 27, 2016 · He laughed and said, “Sir - - that’s why you have the other sergeants in the platoon and me. Some say Bowe Bergdahl is a modern-day Benedict Arnold who sought to aid America’s enemy on the battlefield and caused the death Nov 17, 2010 · the way i see it, yeah it looks unprofessional, but at the same time its not a big deal, i see plenty of leaders do that shit everyday but if a joe does it, its fucking wrong. Your platoon leader moves forward and assumes command of the platoon. Today, 11 states and the District of Columbia have some form of duty to inform or duty to notify law, which requires a citizen stopped by law enforcement, notify or inform the officer he or she is carrying a concealed firearm. Driven to be a cop, he spent 19 years on the streets. Mar 18, 2014 · That’s when the platoon’s sergeant, 28-year-old Daniel M. Hunt, from Lima, Ohio, earned the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 2-5 December, primarily for leading his platoon in an attack on Buna Village, despite being seriously wounded. Each corporal designated a "dragoneante" (one red bar on his arms) who was a leading men of his platoon. Instead, he intended to rip out your heart and put a blade through your mind. Game off Wayne! We were now bored again. 2 enlisted man, with Sgt. Simply download the file here and install! (PS: Keep the file as every update for the DLC will rewrite your files). But our boys are not cannon fodder. Oct 25, 2012 · Mitch Ginsburg is the former Times of Israel military correspondent. Sgt. "I don't know what happened to him," former colleague said. Para 2-25 What if a Soldier refuses a correction, saying you don’t have the authority to tell him what to do because he’s not in your NCO support channel? A: They are wrong, General Military Authority gives you that Authority and you have a Duty to enforce it. From January to March 2007, he had sex with a trainee twice. Your platoon is on your side no matter what your next action is. But it wasn’t enough to build the outpost while also providing deterrent security, including foot patrols. 5:25 pm. Jun 07, 2020 · Lieutenant Vincent Wolf, a platoon commander in F/505/82nd, also had indelible memories of the drop. Jan 19, 2017 · At 10 seconds, the Drill Sergeant would start the countdown. They understand that the OSUT platoon leader role is partially a role meant to prepare lieutenants for service in line units. Sure, Ryan broke a finger and required "some" stitches. Iraqi forces ambushed a convoy from the 507th Maintenance Company, killing They have a “green to gold” program where enlisted personal go into an officers candidate program & can become officers. Choozoo briefly states that their involvement in Heartbreak Ridge was before they joined the USMC ("We joined the Corps later") and that they were in the 23rd Infantry. He was sentenced to reduction to E-l, eight months' confinement and a bad-conduct discharge. First Class David Moore, a self-described “conservative Texas Republican” and platoon sergeant who strongly advocates an American withdrawal. Apr 02, 2021 · Most notable was the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation “that was supposed to have been conducted, for either the platoon or the platoon as part of a larger organization, [but] had not Jan 29, 2020 · If your NCOs are telling you it works, then you have either the most dedicated and otherwise-unencumbered group of sergeants in the army, or the most sycophantic. With a great grinding of gears, the two metal leviathans turned and moved off the road. 1 Future Kululu 2 Relationships 3 Notable Quotes 4 Trivia Not much is known about Kululu as of yet. After we landed, we took fire immediately from the Germans; thank God I had my Thompson sub-machine gun. He was harassed and abused by his platoon in Afghanistan. 4:25 pm. (Warner Brothers’ 300) 3. SFC Russ then laid them out for me. Soldiers should always follow the orders of their superiors. Wohlauf’s past career is full of difficulties. When counseling a soldier for specific performance take the following actions: Jan 19, 2019 · The Army was wrong; fights––often deadly—between black and white soldiers and the civilians were a common occurrence. U. “ Murder at Camp Delta is a plainly told, unsettling corrective to the many jingoistic accounts of post-9/11 military action” ( Kirkus Reviews ). You’re done! Spit it out! SPIT IT OUT. And, the Bergara it sounds like will meet your needs. Someone lazy, or trying to skate. Sep 13, 2015 · 10 Heroic Acts Of Bravery That Involved Disobeying A Direct Order. Sep 18, 2008 · In March or April 2007, three noncommissioned United States Army officers, including a first sergeant, a platoon sergeant and a senior medic, killed four Iraqi prisoners with pistol shots to the head as the men stood handcuffed and blindfolded beside a Baghdad canal, two of the soldiers said in sworn statements. As of yet, no explanation for the attack has been found. But he nails the big picture bearing on the carnage and destruction, to a large degree intentionally orchestrated by the U. Although the officer may not know this (as experienced by one author in particular), a 2 nd Lieutenant is very much a learning rank (b) Organize and maintain an effective chain of command. It is all very good being talented, but if you are applying it in the wrong places then you are not helping the team move forward. They died Aug. Jun 16, 2010 · Staff Sgt. “Now, 95 percent of my platoon agrees with me. 1st cavalry division casualties iraq $24. - As soon as possible after the change of command visit each staff section and subordinate unit. " Clint Eastwood stars in this film as Gunnery Sergeant ("Gunny") Tom Highway, a highly decorated but trouble-prone Korea/Vietnam veteran who is getting close to military retirement, and seen by the younger Marines Apr 17, 2007 · Not all of the characteristics that make someone a good sergeant will also make that person a good general, and vice versa. The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of 13 service members who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. There was no cultural affront that sparked the incident. As leaders progress through the ranks, the sheer number of Soldiers compounds the leader’s ability to be physically present for each of them. Labbe, a squad leader in Bravo Company, First Battalion, 87th Infantry. “ Your frequent letters of love and encouragement will arm him with a fighting heart. Bottom Up: Advantages-1. Grunt527 Sep 23, 2015 · The big question — the “was there a payphone in the Best Buy Parking Lot” of the Bergdahl case, if bank of eastman magnolia state bank will — is why the sergeant (then a private first class) left his base on the night of Mar 28, 2011 · The two soldiers, Cpl. He only had the weapon in his hand 1 to 2 seconds…not even long enough for DNA or fingerprints to be on the gun although other finger prints and DNA Jan 26, 2020 · The Battle of Iwo Jima was fought between the United States and Japan between February 19th and March 26th 1945. This was one of the worst big budget action movies I’ve seen in a long time. Sergeants through major generals receive fitness reports. Another was a technician, wise as the hills. Leadership is not a slave morality, it is the ethos of a Free Man. Salvermoser recounts how he came to be born in Camden, New Jersey, but grew to manhood as a citizen of Nazi-Germany. The he got fucking nuked from the top and bottom, in fucking reverse directions. Waves formed up in front of trenches. 5/4. Oct 14, 2016 · - Penalty for not occupying forts in an area will no longer apply if the enemy does not control any forts in the area. Platoon Sergeant: The Platoon Sergeant is responsible for performing the duties given by his or her chain of command. By back rub you mean beating the shit out of your shoulders and neck in the best way possible. Unit Number - 1F11. military officials suspected Quang Ngai Province as being Jul 16, 2015 · One of the first actions I took to shake things up was a plan to “smoke” the unit during a Company run. At 13:00, the Germans launched a fierce attack tanks supported by artillery between-sur-Aube and Risle Auguaise. One former recon Marine, Sergeant Nick FRONTLINE's The Wounded Platoon is available on DVD. I hope it helps you out! It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the following "do's and dont's," but don't get too bogged down in the specifics of them. Mar 14, 2009 · Check out this post on the updated blog! I don't remember where I got this, but a friend emailed me this great list. Leaders should not let unfamiliarity with cultural backgrounds hinder them Feb 21, 2017 · One possible answer to that question can be found in the testimonies offered by Lorance’s subordinates in court, which placed the motorcycle not only 200 meters away from the platoon, but on the 4:12 pm. Their rules are laws. Develop the leadership potential of your followers. In April 1994, I was standing on a drop zone after the final jump in Airborne School. FACT-They were NOT at Palace with the Batallion, their was room for ONE platoon and that was it. I'll have more to say on that subject in a bit, but for now it's just important to see that the different levels of any complex organization require different behaviors, and that in the military world it's become common to Feb 28, 2015 · #70. Time End - 1208. To members of his platoon, it was a gross miscarriage of justice. Give them some time to prepare. Although most were, not all of these photos were taken by me personally. US military doesn’t use this weapon. First Sergeant Kammer helps supervise and Captain Wohlauf, along with his pregnant young wife, arrives to help. Sergeant Major Kululu is a main character in Sgt Frog Abridged and is a member of the Keroro Platoon. Around noon, the contact is taken to Marchainville Jort. May 24, 2021 · The 1911’s manual external safeties are more obvious. He was a legend in the infantry community; his sixty-eight rules to live by became an excellent guide for all NCO’s to follow when leading/training soldiers. “Just watch me, Ikta, Yatori, Torway. Apr 28, 2016 · It is not just a matter of showing up; actions, words, and the manner in which leaders carry themselves convey presence. SgtMaj. fact checked by Jamie Frater. Note the soldiers are still equipped with the World War I British-style “Brodie” helmets, and manning a World War I-style trench. To Lorance’s defenders, the act was long overdue. A two-segment look at the effect of the military mindset and war itself on Vietnam era Marines. Unlike previous antagonists, the Shurara Corps are not a part of the Keronian military, though some of its members are revealed to be former soldiers. Sep 08, 2021 · Not only does Saints Row 2 not stop you, but it keeps score. Vietnamese saying meaning “the exact same thing. You are responsible for leading your platoon in a Creed debate on the plasma lance. After yesterday's post on a local news station's credulous promotion of quack acupuncture (but I repeat myself) for pets, I thought I'd stay on the topic of acupuncture for one more day. Near the end of the article, you tend to drift away from real self-development into unit-driven tasks w/ a little bit of choice added in. safety on. I was the first team leader in the Cav LRRPs, going there at the request of the G2 on Nov 1, 1966. Not real accurate but effective. Both Soldiers discovered that their fellow Soldiers had committed the crimes, but SGT Yribe and PFC Watt took much different actions to handle what they knew was morally wrong. He took charge of the situation and rendered medical aid to LCpl Babcock after this accident took place. The NCOs here come from a diverse background of experiences and duty stations. The forward air controller in the platoon, Sergeant Mark Perren, was not issued a noise-reduction headset; the platoon was under heavy fire by the Taliban, making it hard to hear radio transmissions. 1634 hours. Jan 22, 2018 · Sergeants and soldiers are the backbone of the modern Ukrainian army, they showed themselves well in battles during the war in Donbas. The rank structure goes back to the 1700’s. ”. While "Platoon Sergeant" is a duty position, not a rank, the platoon sergeant is the primary assistant and advisor to the platoon leader, with the Aug 21, 2021 · Never forget that in order to stand in front of your wide-eyed platoon, a drill sergeant must have achieved their current rank, earned a selection to drill-sergeant school (which usually requires multiple combat deployments), gone through the rigors of said school, and have endured many cycles before you. “Trust is what holds teams together, so you need to be able to 100% trust those you are working with, or major problems can arise. Timezone - Eastern Standard Time. Attrition: Organize for anti-fragility and ability to endure losses. Company Name September 2009 to May 2010 Operations Sergeant for Military Police Company City, State. The battle took place in the Pacific Campaign of World War 2 and finished with the U. Baraka #1: Can you prove you're one of us?Baraka #2: You'll know from the taste of my blades. The simple meaning of a combat patch is as a binary indicator of combat service; a Soldier either does or does not have one. Fort Drum Korean barbers are #1! The line could be out the door and down the road, you’re still getting your hot towel, and backrub. I did not know about the other ones but I can see why spells are not on the sheets since they are there to add flavor. 4 witnesses testified to that fact. They probably needed two Apr 24, 2013 · Maybe Turse got some of the story wrong, they might admit, even in ways that make him appear amateurish, if not perverse. The lever and the grip safety. Dec 23, 2011 · FACT-Pvt. Jan 09, 2014 · Honest concern, not manipulation, should be your goal. ”—Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor recipient and author of Into the Fire “The men of Red Platoon and their actions at COP Keating deserve to be known. DUSTOFF (medical evacuation) called for two wounded. In an interrogation tape obtained by CNN, Spc. Learn the name of everyone in your platoon and use their names when addressing them. The German columns advancing all morning on the axis Verneuil-Longny unopposed. Second, let me provide you with purpose, direction, and motivation to uphold the Army’s Standards to influence your decision. Oh and they broke three sets of NVGs in one play, but damn that was a glorious fucking hit. Apr 22, 2019 · Later that night, the LPO gathered the platoon’s enlisted SEALs together and told them “that morally they could not let these actions continue,” so if Iraqi security forces brought more Terms (or words) have meaning that must drive actions in your formation. ” This is the core of honor – to act in such a way as to not let down the men to your right and left when they need you most. The morning of 2 May 2010, the platoon was on patrol in the village of Qualaday to interview a man previously arrested for possession of an IED. Responsibility is increased when soldiers have a single, clear set of rules that apply to a specific event. It took some time before they understood that the “action plan” was corrective training and not just a task to be completed, that it should also be supervised and be Mar 12, 2006 · PFC Justin Watt, also in 1st Platoon, became aware of the crimes and reported them. Jish950 on Sergeant: iSchwenzer. So, you shot 37/40 on your first try. I'll have more to say on that subject in a bit, but for now it's just important to see that the different levels of any complex organization require different behaviors, and that in the military world it's become common to Platoon Argument Essay: Ethical Dilemmas. By Matthew Maruster on June 11, 2021 in Firearms Ownership, Law, National, Opinion. Some were taken by friends or came from archives or other sources. "Dear Sir or Madam: Soon your son will drop from the sky to engage and defeat the enemy. For example, it is the supply sergeant’s duty to issue equipment and keep records of the unit’s supplies. 1st Class Daniel Metcalfe, the slain platoon sergeant, was the 52d American killed this year in an insider attack and 1st cavalry division casualties iraq 2,000th American service member killed in Afghanistan since the beginning of the war. You just have to say, "This is wrong. In turn, military commanders are taught the weight of those orders and how they can either save soldiers May 18, 2017 · Former platoon sergeant was on leave during the rollover accident, yet found at fault Then-Sgt. By Stephen Montemayor May 03, 2004 · Captain Herbert Sobel. It is separated as such because there is also a student platoon commander (one of the Lieutenants) for about a week. War has evolved, but make no mistake, some pillars of warfare will never change. Leonard for his excellent research and detailed account of this battle. Ignoring a problem element of your society, choosing to be being apathetic towards them, stepping outside of their prevailing ideology, shifting your paradigm, so called “rising above them”, “love and lighting” them to oblivion, even live and let live, let them do their thing, we’ll do ours, or, IMHO as it used to be known in old money – plain old fashioned being in fear of them Feb 03, 2017 · BOTH assured me that the Nitrided Defiance actions sold by Bogholes would be 100% covered by their warranty because the nitriding has been done by H&M. Army. ” Oct 19, 2017 · What We Know About the Niger Attack That Left 4 U. Echo did evening being in the teams, is the best job. A major new social, economic, political and cultural space (actually, a sector of many spaces) we can call the new commons has gradually emerged outside of markets, governments and households. Jan 18, 2019 · 2) sent to some shit kicking unit where he fell out with his sgt who was ripping off the beer supply. PDF’s always open inside of your web-browser by default rather than automatically downloading to your computer. Warren Repsher, wounded in the face by shrapnel, is on the radio calling for a medevac bird, and Smitty is dying in Auclair’s arms. The squad leader has a slew of options when contact is made. Sergeant Trig stared at me, all five eyes, targeting my vulnerable spots. Jan 01, 2010 · Black Hearts: One Platoon's Descent Into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death. In a small mixing bowl combine the vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper and whisk until the sugar is dissolved. 2-8 takes B-40 rocket from 500 meters off Highway 14 at ZA198727. The son was 19, a dazzling athlete who had followed his Nov 02, 2008 · AMBUSH AT AP NHI – STORIES OF VALOR AND HEROISM. Before you address the platoon you ask your platoon leader if he has anything for the platoon. The second paragraph will be about the importance of the chain of command and why the chain of command is set into place. Duties, Responsibilities and Authority explained. Feb 21, 2011 · Last week, the Army awarded a Silver Star, its third-highest honor, to Sgt. In a small bowl toss the cucumbers with the lemon juice and add to the cabbage mixture. Danny Chen was not hazed. Apr 24, 2013 · Maybe Turse got some of the story wrong, they might admit, even in ways that make him appear amateurish, if not perverse. Men and equipment wear out and break. Rating: 0. Describe the moral issue (s) from the episode: 7. Dec 21, 2012 · If you’re not prepared to walk for someone you’re certainly not prepared to die for them, and that goes to the heart of whether you should even be in a platoon. The interviews are being conducted on 21 June 1968. #71. Jun 13, 2016 · The command Sergeant Major sent word for a representative from each platoon in Bravo and Charlie company to attend a meeting to discuss what was going on. “The 2nd Battalion did not land in any of the flooded areas; that was mostly the 1st and 3rd Battalions, so we were lucky. The team is composed of ten Keronians, each with supernatural Worry not my friend, some nice fellow on the official NW forums has removed all plumes and feathers from several line infantry and cav regiments so you can shoot dudes in the faces without being in 1st person like a pro. Date of Patrol - 05/26/2017. William L. Tru man2:Battalion COMMANDERS INTENT must be tangible and ac tionable at the platoon echelon. Pvt. I dont quite know why people believe Barnes and Elias were in the same unit. Sep 23, 2016 · A key to the defense of the road junction at Bastogne, Belgium, Crossroads X was held by glider troops during the most critical phase of the Battle of the Bulge. In the chaos, Staff Sgt. 2) Talk Talk Talk. Exchanging gunfire, Staff Sergeant Bellavia pursued the enemy up the stairs and eliminated him. 119. Nov 09, 2012 · Sgt. The platoon sergeant (PSG) is the primary enlisted assistant to the platoon leader and must be prepared to assume all of the platoon leader's duties. " You face to the ___ in marching and incline around the ___ ___. S. Accordingly, if a soldier does not take a test within 8 months after the previous APFT, he will be in the 9th month - with 4 months minimum until the next record test, a soldier will not meet the 2 per 12-month standard of the regulation (9+4=13). Apr 09, 2015 · Untangling the Mysteries Behind Bowe Bergdahl's Rescue Mission. Aug 28, 2021 · The following is a list of last words attributed to various fictional characters in video games. Initially, it is physical. The Army trains; the Marines indoctrinate. You had ordered actions that were infringement of the rules of engagement, in order to protect your platoon. He pleaded guilty in July 2007 to violating Regulation 350-6, making a false official statement and adultery. Baraka #1: Spoken like a true Tarkatan. Now looky here sir - - you only have to do a few essential things. (d) Use the chain of command to accomplish tasks; work mainly with the platoon sergeant and the squad leaders. They explained that they worked extensively with H&M to insure that the process used on their actions would not change or do harm to their precise actions. The other was the cover-up of that massacre. The attack was to be carried out on a two platoon frontage in eight waves, at 250 yard intervals. Baraka #1: You challenge me for the tribe?Baraka #2: By the rules of the Katka Rakatan!Baraka #1: I shall feast on your flesh. Determine the level of competence and the strengths and weaknesses of your soldiers 4. May 13, 2020 · For platoon leaders, one of the most important keys to success is developing a strong and effective relationship with your platoon sergeant. The Army is an organization that instills pride in its members because of its history, mission, capabilities, and the respect it has earned in the SGT SMITH: The following is a series of interviews conducted with men of the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, of an action that occurred on 19 June 1968. Oct 07, 2016 · The father, a warrior since his childhood in American Samoa, was the top enlisted soldier in a brigade of battle-hardened paratroopers. His account, has been edited, revised and condensed to Apr 17, 2007 · Not all of the characteristics that make someone a good sergeant will also make that person a good general, and vice versa. what was wrong or not wrong with your platoon sergeants actions and why dlc 2
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bolt action australian commandos Sep 28, 2006 · The only reason we know 4RAR Cdo were in action recently was courtesy General Mike Hindmarsh, a mate from my previous life, who told the press and the people what they needed to know. Two Australian Commando Scenarios during the Salamaua-Lae Campaign Australian Commandos Australian Commandos had a larger company than normal infantry, about 275 men. General training video: A counter-terrorism training activity in Sydney ahead of PM’s announcement at BY DECADE. The Australian inquiry accepted the American investigation report into the crash and its findings that there were no mechanical problems or enemy action that contributed to the crash and no Dec 18, 2017 · FORCES KAIAPIT CAPTURE A brilliant action by Australian commandos in New Guinea, 1943. $220. the troops were soon to see action. Order your copy for the special Easy platoon and company list editor for the Warlord Games' Bolt Action game. Here they are. General training video: A counter-terrorism training activity in Sydney ahead of PM’s announcement at Easy platoon and company list editor for the Warlord Games' Great western bank routing number Action game. gg/MsmaCyjGEAR USED - The regiment continues its training, moving toward the final stages. Aug 30, 2013 · The Australians equipped their troops with the. S. For my first weekly submission I have chosen a ten man squad of Australian Commandos from Warlord Games. He went to New Guinea in January 1943 and remained until the fall of the Japanese base at Salamaua in September. Just like the SASR and unlike Navy SEALs, they are one of the most effective units around when it comes to raids and they are Tier 1 operators. 08 shipping + $27. Blackpowder (1) Bolt Action (1) Brigade Oct 02, 2020 · However, there were even more reasons for the delay in production of an Owen SMG. During its service during the war, the 2/2nd lost 22 men killed in action or died on active service. An is one of Australia's premier special missions unit with the other unit being the 2nd Commando Regiment (Australia) While it is modelled on the British SAS (operating under the same motto, “Who Dares Wins”) the regiment is a direct Brian Walpole, the author, was a Australian Commando and special operations operative behind enemy lines in New Guinea and Borneo during WW2. Member's of the squadron received the following decorations: two DSOs, three MCs, one DCM, one MM, 35 MIDs and two foreign awards. com/jamesons. ”. Build your army! Commandos: British - Countryfolk Light howitzer (Australian Apr 20, 2019 · Australian soldiers loved them and nicknamed the weapons “Digger’s Delights. First among them was that senior Australian Army officers, like their British counterparts, had little enthusiasm for SMGs. Jul 30, 2020 · 1. Brian was a commando with the Australian 2/3 Independent Company. [Read More…] Strike Swiftly – The Australian Commando Story (Limited Edition) $ 950. 303 Vickers Mk I. Commandos from the Holsworthy based, 2CDOLeaked helmet cam footage. This was a period of reorganisation for the independent companies as the 2/6th, along with the 2/3rd and 2/5th Independent Companies were brought together to form the 2/7th Cavalry (Commando) Regiment. In addition to the army contingent the three LSIs embarked 17 officers and 150 ratings of Beach Commandos B and D, under the command of the experienced Lieutenant Commander Morris. 1981 Burnie,Tasmania father Doug, mother Kaye family moved to Gladstone Park,Melbourne,Victoria 1984 Easy platoon and company list editor for the Warlord Games' Bolt Action game. . com/jamesonstravelsGEAR/INSTAGRAM: https://www. October 22, 2020 - 17:54PM. The Australian Defence Jobs website states: “ [Australian] Commandos are trained to an exceptionally high level, both physically and mentally and expected to perform accordingly. These aren't the best pictures, but they give an idea of the unit that include a medic, light machinegun, artillery radio observer (with his pet) and even a US Marine NCO. Another team, led by Corporal Baird, rushed to the aid of their comrades, only to find Jun 29, 2021 · To oppose them were 350 [sic] Australian commandos of the 2/2 Independent Company. The Battle of Timor occurred in Portuguese Timor and Dutch Timor during the Second World War. 20 + $27. Knowing there was no hope of holding the field, a small section covered the retreat of their mates to the hills which was to be the base from which they harassed the Japs for 12 months. The remainder returned to Australia and in early 1946 the 2/2nd Commando Squadron was disbanded. We begin with a battle simulation on the beach and move to the mountains of Afghanistan, A single-action, recoil-operated pistol, the L9A1 SLP can be readily adapted for use with a red-dot projector or tactical light. The fighting was the heaviest experienced by Australian forces since the Vietnam War and saw six Australians wounded in action. Other detachments of the company served on Bougainville, Manus Island, and Tulagi. The Owen weighs only 10 pounds, fires around 700 rounds per minute from an open bolt — and it’s easy to Oct 19, 2021 · One was a former Australian special forces Commando, and the other a New Zealander on exchange from the New Zealand Special Air Service. In this short video, I outline how I paint my Australian Commandos for Bolt Action by Warlord Games. IN a rugged mountain valley in Afghanistan, the Australian commandos were fighting for their lives under an afternoon rain of rocket-propelled grenades. Oct 20, 2020 · An Australian the skeleton key in hindi download forces soldier in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan in December 2012. Many of its members were killed or captured in defending the island of New Ireland (part of the Australian territory of New Guinea), from Japanese marines in early 1942. Further details can be found here: Royal Marines Initial Military Training All Arms Commando Course (AACC) Australian Commando Regiments After the Kokoda campaign Parer's footage of the Australian commandos on Timor in December 1942, and the fighting at Salamua, New Guinea, in 1942-1943, brought him further notoriety. Build your army! Commandos: British - Countryfolk Light howitzer (Australian 2nd Commando Regiment (Australia) The 2nd Commando Regiment is a special forces unit of the Australian Army, and is part of Special Operations Command. (Supplied: Defence Force)He says the commandos then called up the US aircraft to pick them and about Oct 22, 2020 · Australia’s real life Commandos in action. 53 shipping. They are equipped in a historically typical fashion with 6 sub machine guns, 1 Bren light machine gun and 4 Lee Enfield rifles. After their Korean War experience with the cumbersome bolt-action rifles, the Australian soldiers deployed to Malaya in 1955 were only too happy to receive a supply of modern FN FAL 7. Build your army! Commandos: British - Countryfolk Light howitzer (Australian 1st Commando Regiment (Australia) The 1st Commando Regiment is one of the combat units of the Australian Special Operations Command. Aug 30, 2021 · Pro Painted 28mm Bolt Action Australian commandos ×10 Ww2 Pacific. A Commando is a Special Forces soldier who is screened, selected, trained and equipped to conduct Special Operations. 62×51mm: An Australian variant of the Accuracy International Arctic Warfare, it is the standard-issue sniper rifle in the Australian Army and is chambered for 7. In Major R has served several tours in Afghanistan as part of Operation Slipper, initially as a platoon commander and later as second-in-command of a company. Nov 19, 2021 · The Defence Department reveals there is an active criminal investigation into the conduct of an Australian commando platoon in Afghanistan in 2012. Nov 11, 2021 · Commandos Aussie Style. There are a total of [ 25 ] Special Air Service Regiment Weapons (Australia) entries in the Military Factory. Raised in 1944 following a re-organisation of Australia's military forces, the unit participated in the Borneo campaign in 1945 but played only a limited role before hostilities ended. Manufactured under licence in Australia by Thales Australia. The regiment continues its training, moving toward the final stages. - The death of Mullah Abdul Rasheed "is a significant achievement for the The helicopter's US pilot was also killed, while a US crewman and the other seven Australian commandos aboard were also injured. by Sergei deSilva-Ranasinghe · December 26, 2013. New New New. by Mike Wellington. Australian Army commando regiments are trained and organised primarily as a direct action and raiding forces as well as quick reaction forces for small teams of troops. Mar 11, 2015 · “Garth Pratten, from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University, said the actions of some commandos have long been a source of friction among other army BY DECADE. General training video: A counter-terrorism training activity in Sydney ahead of PM’s announcement at Australian troops kill Islamist Taliban commander - Australian commandos have killed a Taliban chief blamed for numerous attacks on coalition troops in southern Afghanistan, including one that killed an Australian soldier last week, the country's defense ministry announced. Oct 22, 2020 · Australia’s real life Commandos in action. - The death of Mullah Abdul Rasheed "is a significant achievement for the Easy platoon and company list editor for the Warlord Games' Bolt Action game. D. The Browning pistol currently in use by our special forces Jul 21, 2019 · Military Is the M4/AR-15 an obsolete platform? An Australian SOF operator weighs in. 71 shipping. These officers fostered a bias for true bolt-action rifles and support machine guns like the venerable. Jul 21, 2019 · Despite the Australian MoD’s decision, the Australian commando highlighted the F90’s shortfalls, focusing on the difficulty to deal with stoppages and the fixed-length butt. 69 + $27. Build your army! Commandos: British - Countryfolk Light howitzer (Australian Nov 19, 2021 · Last year, ABC reported the allegations from a U. 62x51mm rifles from the British Army. The native carriers are from Company B. MERCH - https://shop. It is a 12″ barrel HK417 with a painted Elcan SpecterDR 1-4x optic and AN/PEQ-155. [Read More…] Dec 26, 2013 · Training Australia’s Elite Commandos. $221. Following a brief but stout resistance, the Japanese May 23, 2020 · Australia's Commandos Fought Hard To Beat Japan In The Pacific. Build your army! Commandos: British - Countryfolk Light howitzer (Australian Bolt action sniper rifle: 7. Nifty. Members of the Royal Australian Regiment on patrol in the Afghan town of Tarin Kowt, August 16, 2008. Build your army! Commandos: British - Countryfolk Light howitzer (Australian COMMANDO ~ The Magazine of the Australian Commando Association~ Edition 6 I 2021 1 FRONT COVER: The Commando Memorial Cairn at Tidal River, Wilsons Promontory Victoria with Mount Oberon looming in the distance. It replaced the Parker Hale Model 82 rifle in the late 1990s. Aug 17, 2021 · Pro Painted 28mm Bolt Action Australian commandos ×10 Ww2 Pacific. plane during an operation in Helmand province in 2012. In March 1943 the company returned to Australia and after some leave, reassembled at the army’s jungle warfare centre at Canugra, Queensland. It is based at Holsworthy, New South Wales. The Australian commandos fought their way into Dehjawz-e Hasenzay through a 1st cavalry division casualties iraq ambush by the Talibs and the even more destructive supporting fire of an American AC-130 gunship, which orbited high overhead and raked the insurgents with bullets every time they massed for an assault on the besieged special operators. His loyalty to Australian commanders in the field caused Parer to lose his job with the Department of Information and he was snapped up by the American Paramount 2nd Commando Regiment (Australia) - WikiMili, The Free Encyclopedia - WikiMili, The Free Encyclopedia Jun 27, 2015 · Petse sent us a link to photos of Australian Commandos at a range in the UAE before they deploy to Iraq to fight ISIS. Established in 1957, Australian Special Air Service Regiment forces have seen consistent action since the Indonesian Confrontation of the 1960s. Many of its members were killed or captured in the defending the island of New Ireland (part of the Australian territory of New Guinea), from Japanese marines in early 1942. The boxed set contains a full strength section of Australian Independent Company Commandos, being 10 men. According to its Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel B. This reenforced squad of Australian Commandos is made up of plastic and. Operation Slipper included the first Australian combat deaths since the Vietnam War, and to date all casualties have occurred during operations in Afghanistan. spreadshirt. Brigadier R. Lloyd, OBE, MC, (RL) then the Honorary Colonel of SASR opened the first section of the Collection, on 3 September I987 to Oct 14, 2017 · Australian Defence Force to give unprecedented public access to Special Forces THE tactics, weapons and operations of the nation’s Special Forces are set to go on display in an unprecedented Oct 20, 2017 · So too were the Taliban. On completion of his Selection and Training Course and Reinforcement Cycle, Lance Corporal McDonald was posted to the then 4th Battalion (Commando), The Royal Australian Regiment, now the 2nd Commando Regiment, in August 2008. As a youthful British military policeman in the early ’60s, my personal weapon was usually the 9mm Browning FN Hi-Power pistol 44 pattern with lanyard ring. Apr 21, 2017 · WW2 AUSTRALIAN COMMANDOS 2 I have finished painting the Australian Commandos. The Australian Army raised a number of units for commando-style operations during the Second World War – the first being the twelve Independent Commando Companies formed between 1941 and 1942. Nov 21, 2021 · Brian Walpole, the author, was a Australian Commando and special operations operative behind enemy lines in New Guinea and Borneo during WW2. The above photo in particular caught his eye. 71 shipping + $27. I discuss the paints/colours that I have used and the dif Nov 11, 2021 · Commandos Aussie Style. LANCE CORPORAL MERVYN MCDONALD (KILLED IN ACTION - 30 AUGUST 2012) Lance Corporal McDonald was serving with the Special Operations Task Group in Afghanistan when he was tragically killed in a helicopter crash on 30 August 2012. Strike Swiftly - The Australian Commando Story (Limited Edition) quantity. Build your army! Commandos: British - Countryfolk Light howitzer (Australian The 2/12th Commando Squadron was a commando unit raised by the Australian Army for service in World War II. Build your army! Commandos: British - Countryfolk Light howitzer (Australian Oct 22, 2020 · Australia’s real life Commandos in action. (name suppressed for operational security McRaven’s theory has been used in Australia over the past 10 to 15 years, in part because the direct action case studies included in his book have been directly applicable to Australian SO in the post-September 11 environment. These metal miniatures are some of the newest in the WW2 Warlord Games range are are just top notch. Build your army! Commandos: British - Countryfolk Light howitzer (Australian Jun 16, 2014 · The Australian commandos came under fire as soon as they landed and one team leader was hit twice by gunfire. Jul 03, 2014 · SURNAME Baird FORENAME Cameron Stewart UNIT 2 Commando Regiment RANK Corporal NUMBER 8231781 DATE OF DEATH 22nd June 2013 AGE 32 GRAVESITE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 7. Their traditional role has been conducting large raids, recovery of downed pilots etc. Mar 29, 2017 · The boxed set contains a full strength section of Australian Independent Company Commandos, being 10 men. Answer: Established in 1987, the SAS Historical Collection is a military heritage museum dedicated to recording and exhibiting the evolution of the Australian SAS from its inception to the present day. Thirty-year old Lance Corporal McDonald was born in Carnarvon, Western Australia in 1982. Answer (1 of 6): Due to their skills, the 2nd Commando Regiment is incredibly similar to the 75th Ranger Regiment. Soldiers of Australia’s Special Air Service Regiment (SASR), operating with US Special Forces in the mountains of Southern Afghanistan against die-hard al Qa’eda and Taliban fighters, have been commended for their professionalism by both the American commander, Maj-General Frank Hagenbeck, and our own Chief of Special Operations, Brigadier Duncan Lewis. by Stavros Atlamazoglou Jul 21, 2019. Edited extract from The Commando: The life and death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG by Ben Mckelvey $49. Ralph Coyne fought across the South Pacific with the Australian 2/4 Commandos. REL/04420 Members of 2/6th Australian Independent Easy platoon and company list editor for the Warlord Games' Bolt Action game. The regiment was established on 19 June 2009 when the 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (Commando) was renamed. travelsDISCORD: https://discord.  2009 The Beach Commandos’ final action in World War II was during Operation OBOE II, the Australian 7th Division's amphibious assault at Balikpapan. 2008 2 September – Nine Australian Special Forces soldiers are wounded, including three seriously, during a major ambush on their patrol by insurgents. The book divides into six sections. They are a close combatant with responsibilities that extend across a broad operational spectrum, including participation short notice operations in Australia and overseas. 2007 15–19 June – Battle of Chora. 41 Australian soldiers have been killed (34 as a result of enemy action) and 261 wounded (including two sailors and one airman), the majority since October 2007. Following the end of the war, the squadron returned to Australia and was disbanded in early 1946. As the largest combat unit in the Australian Army, the 2nd Commando Regiment is one of Australia’s leading and most experienced Special Forces units. Build your army! Commandos: British - Countryfolk Light howitzer (Australian Answer (1 of 5): In Australia the Commandos are considered special forces. Marine who said Australian commandos shot and killed an Afghan prisoner after being told he would not watch over a U. Aug 05, 2014 · Australian Special Forces in southern Afghanistan took cameras with them on a tour of duty, revealing a unique view of commandos in action and at play. Predominantly serving in New Guinea, the Dutch East Indies and Mar 29, 2017 · The boxed set contains a full strength section of Australian Independent Company Commandos, being 10 men. F. AW50F United Kingdom Jun 25, 2017 · This is the 28mm Australian sniper team from Eureka Miniatures.    24 August: Australian forces from 1st Mentoring Task Force and Afghan National Army soldiers are involved in intense fighting during a three-hour close quarters battle with Taliban forces in Deh Rahwood Title: Timor 1942 - Australian Commandos at War with the Japanese Author: Wray, Christopher Condition: Very Good Edition: 1st Edition Publication Date: 1987 ISBN: 0091574803 Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket - 190 pages Comments: The history of the No. Enhanced F88 Army is introducing a new assault rifle, the enhanced F88, into 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. Generally, however, McRaven’s thesis does not provide a unified theory of Australian SO Australian troops kill Islamist Taliban commander - Australian commandos have killed a Taliban chief blamed for numerous attacks on coalition troops in southern Afghanistan, including one that killed an Australian soldier last week, the country's defense ministry announced. 99, published by Hachette Australia. Out of stock. Japanese forces invaded the island on 20 February 1942 and were resisted by a small, under-equipped force of Allied military personnel—known as Sparrow Force—predominantly from Australia, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands East Indies. Add to cart. 00. Build your army! Commandos: British - Countryfolk Light howitzer (Australian Aug 05, 2015 · Below is an abridged comparison of the British and Australian Commando training programmes. Empires in Flames is a 124 page, soft back full colour book, and is written by the esteemed Andy Chambers. NewsDNARaw. 0 Introduction. 6. Australian commandos special forces veterans from Afghanistan, 10 times more Australian commandos have committed suicide then what was killed in their workplace, maybe some Australian commando vet suicide because what they witness, maybe some retired Australian commandos died because they were involved too much. The 1st Commando Regiment is an integrated The Special Air Service Regiment, officially abbreviated SASR though commonly known as the SAS, is an elite special operations force of the Australian Army. (10) Black Tree Design (5) Blackpowder (1) Bolt Action (1) Brigade The Blaser Tactical 2 Sniper Rifle is a straight-pull, bolt-operated action rifle that feeds from a detachable four-round box magazine. Build your army! Commandos: British - Countryfolk Light howitzer (Australian He joined the Army on 31 May 1999 and was posted to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR). These aren't the best pictures, but they give an idea of the unit that include a medic, light machinegun, artillery radio observer (with his pet) and even a US Marine Pro Painted 28mm Bolt Action Australian commandos ×10 Ww2 Pacific. 62×51mm. One of those rifles has a scope and the sub machine guns are the iconic, Australian designed and made Owen Gun. In Australia they also provide an assault group at very high readiness to assist local police forces should the threat be beyond the ca Two Australian Commando Scenarios during the Salamaua-Lae Campaign Australian Commandos Australian Commandos had a larger company than normal infantry, about 275 men. Details. Jun 27, 2015 · Petse sent us a link to photos of Australian Commandos at a range in the UAE before they deploy to Iraq to fight ISIS. The first Australian commando unit to see action was the 1st Independent Company. 62 + $27. Aug 20, 2021 · Australian Commandos, First Special Forces Troops. They released an entire range of Australians for the Pacific Theater alongside a Easy platoon and company list editor for the Warlord Games' Bolt Action game. The Japs swept through the capital Dili and attacked the airfield. 303 Enfield rifles left over from World War II, being one of the few allied forces in the Korean War wholly equipped with bolt-action rifles. Tidal River is the home and birth place of The Australian Commandos and 2021 marks the 80th Anniversary of the Australian Commando. We begin with a battle simulation on the beach and move to the mountains of Afghanistan, Jun 18, 2017 · Mine all have Owen guns or Bren Guns as I am making them up as late war Commandos. 53 shipping + $27. Australian Commandos assigned to the 2nd Commando Regiment (Image Jan 01, 2018 · From Anthony O - Australian 28mm WW2 Commandos - 50 Points. Easy platoon and company list editor for the Warlord Games' Bolt Action game. The assault platoons were commanded by captains; each had three sections commanded by a lieutenant, consisting of two subsections of 9-10 men each. Blackpowder (1) Bolt Action (1) Brigade Games (1) WW2 Australian Commandos (3) Oct 31, 2015 · Empire in Flames is the fourth book in Warlords theatre book series for Bolt Action following on from Battleground Europe, Ostfront and Germany Strikes. A Commando is mentally tough, quick thinking, innovative and can keep a cool head in difficult and complex situations all over the world. metal pieces that I painted in 2019, for my Bolt Action Pacific War Allied forces. $216. 2 Independent Commando Company and No. bolt action riﬂe from the Memorial’s collection. instagram. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). 08 shipping. The Blaser Tactical 2 Sniper Rifle is a straight-pull, bolt-operated action rifle that feeds from a detachable four-round box magazine. bolt action australian commandos