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History of the Marine Corps takes a look at American history through the eyes of the United States Marine Corps. We explore the history, tradition, and customs from the Corps inception on November 10, 1775 to today. Join us as we breakdown major American events from the view of the Marine Corps. Neither the United States Marine Corps nor any other component of the Department of Defense has approved, endorsed, or authorized this product (or promotion, or service, or activity).
 
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Mike speaks with Matthew Mitchelson, founder of Lazy Lab Hunting Club. LLHC is a Nonprofit Corporation that facilitates three unique missions which include providing high-quality hunting and fishing expeditions for current and former service members, wounded warriors and their families, and surviving families of fallen heroes in order to rebuild se…
 
In this episode, I sit with Raymond Lott, better known as the Marine Rapper. If you don’t follow him on social media, you should. This guy is driven, and I wanted to bring him on board to talk about his time in the Marine Corps and his journey to becoming the Marine Rapper. He served with the First Marine Division as a Combat Correspondent and was …
 
Today we talk with returning guest, Shauna Springer about her newest book, Warrior. Shauna is a licensed psychologist and through her work with veterans through the VA, TAPS, and other veteran organizations, she has earned the title of "Doc" Springer. We talk about what this means during the show. Purchase her book Warrior at Barnes & Noble Walmart…
 
We’ll tie a bow on the Tripolitan War and take a look at how key players handled life after peace. This episode also discusses how the American public, and some members of Congress, felt about Lear’s decision for peace. We’ll finish up with some stats and a quick look at how the world started to see United States Marines after this battle. Check ou…
 
This week, we continue to cover the confrontation between Yusuf's army and the defenders of Derne. Eaton and O'bannon were doing a great job at defending the captured fort. The plan was to move further inland and capture Benghazi and, ultimately, Tripoli. Those plans will change after Eaton receives some devastating news from Tobias Lear.…
 
This week we sit down with Dr. Faith Harper, who tells us more about trauma, depression, and other ways our bodies and minds can get stuck in the mud. Mike and Faith discuss her new book, "Unf*ck Your Boundaries." Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN is a bad-ass licensed professional counselor, board supervisor, certified sexologist, and applied …
 
Mike talks with Shauna Springer and Jason Roncoroni, co-authors of the new book, "Beyond the Military: A Leader's Handbook for Warrior Reintegration." We talk about why it is so hard to successfully transition from military to veteran and rejoin civilian life. Jason and Shauna's book, which is available on Amazon now, includes practical application…
 
This week we talk service dogs with Matt Decker of Paws for Purple Hearts. Matt is a licensed clinical social worker and the clinical director of Paws for Purple Hearts, an organization dedicated toPaws for Purple Hearts is dedicated to improving the lives of America’s Warriors facing Mobility Impairment challenges and trauma related conditions suc…
 
Lani Hankins is an Army vet who deployed to Afghanistan. Working in a war zone was no cake walk, but Lani found the return home to be the tougher battle. Mike and Lani talk about some of the misconceptions of trauma and PTSD - where it comes from, how it doesn't have to be from combat, and why other veterans can really turn on the hate. Lani is the…
 
Today’s guest is one of the nation’s leading experts in career transition for veterans and public service professionals. Matthew J. Louis is a graduate of West Point and retired Lieutenant Colonel, having spent more than 25 years in uniform and 20 years in the corporate world. Today he leads global strategy and transformation projects at Deloitte, …
 
During this episode, we take a look at Marines onboard the Boston. The ship was ordered to escort John Adams to France and replace Silas Deane as one of the American Commissioners. During their voyage, they would encounter a British vessel and John Adams would fight alongside Marines in this engagement. Marines will also advance on the Bahamas for …
 
This week, we focus on the Commander of the Ranger, John Paul Jones. He is experiencing push back for his decisions and some of his Marines are feeling the brunt of it. We also learn about a raid conducted by Marines and Sailors on the Duke of Selkirk’s residence. Apparently, Marine Lieutenant Wallingford left such a great impression that Lady Selk…
 
This week, the British advance on Philadelphia and General Washington could do little to stop them. We also discuss an 18th-century news story going viral about a Marine Lieutenant who threw a party onboard the Delaware and aMarine who was hated amongst the officers onboard the Randolph for "stabbing soldiers", visiting “houses no gentlemen ever go…
 
The Marines leave General Washington and go back to their roots. We take a look at one Marine you’ve probably never heard of before – Lieutenant John Trevett. Trevett played a role in the American Revolution and we’ll review his accomplishments now and in future episodes. We also take a look at the first ship to lower its colors and surrender to th…
 
This week focuses on Cadwalader, the Marines attached to his command, and the additional challenges they would face such as muddy tails, cold weather, and lack of food. We’ll also discuss the Battle of the Assunpink Creek, which one soldier described as, “The bridge looked red as blood, with their killed and wounded and their red coats.”…
 
This week's episode is a companion to the Marine Corps Times article Dr. Shauna Springer and I coauthored on how we can talk about suicide. As we talk about in the show, a Marine Corps colonel was recently quoted as saying that "suicide is a shameful act." We get into why this is not accurate and how to productively talk about suicide and how to he…
 
During this week’s episode, we discuss the battle of Trenton. It was Christmas time and General Washington was guarding Philadelphia against British forces opposite of his men on the Delaware River. With a snowstorm, lack of intelligence, outnumbered, and with most of his men’s enlistment expiring in a week, General Washington attacks the Hessians …
 
Fellow Marine, Shannon Yount, returns to the show to talk about The Great Cycling Challenge: Riding to Fight Kids Cancer. Shannon is taking on the challenge of riding 100 miles for her fundraiser. We talk about cycling, yoga, and the benefits of trying new things to see what you like. Moving your body doesn't have to be miserable and Shannon breaks…
 
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