Sun 9/24/2023

“The Pledge to America” – Drago Dzieran

2023-09-24T11:36:00-07:00September 24th, 2023|

“The Pledge to America” author Drago Dzieran grew up under the oppressive socialist/communist government in Poland. The book describes his journey from political prisoner to a Navy SEAL. Drago says that “The Pledge to America” was not intended to be a “SEAL book”. Rather, his reasoning for writing the book was to provide a lens for fellow Americans to recognize how special our country is. Drago had a rough upbringing in poverty and soon turned to violence as a survival [...]

Sun 9/17/2023

SecureIt – Tom Kubiniec

2023-09-17T18:47:45-07:00September 17th, 2023|

SecureIt Founder and CEO Tom Kubiniec had planned to be a rock star – literally. He started playing guitar at 12 and was performing regularly in local nightclubs by the age of 16. He moved to Hollywood to pursue a music career. Guitar Player Magazine has just done a feature article on Tom when he developed tendonitis, ending his guitar career. He took a job marketing computer printer supplies and then started his own company. He branched into selling racks [...]

Tue 9/12/2023

Artificial Intelligence – Paul Scharre

2023-09-12T21:19:22-07:00September 12th, 2023|

Artificial Intelligence and the impact it is having on modern combat is the subject of a fascinating new book by Paul Scharre titled “Four Battlegrounds; Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.  In his book, Scharre argues that four key elements will define this struggle: data, computing power, talent & institutions. Scharre is a former Army Ranger who also worked for the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he played a leading role in establishing policies on unmanned and [...]

Sun 9/3/2023

Vinnie Montez – Cop Turned Stand-Up Comedian

2023-09-03T11:13:25-07:00September 3rd, 2023|

Vinnie Montez knew he wanted to be a law enforcement officer from a young age. He grew up watching the Ponch and John characters on the CHIPs TV show and loved the way they were pictured interacting with the public in a respectful way. Vinnie joined the law enforcement cadets program as soon as he could and became a deputy in 1998. He has now served over two decades as a Deputy Sheriff with the Boulder County Sheriff’s office.  Early [...]

Sun 8/20/2023

Silencer Central – Brandon Maddox

2023-08-21T15:51:04-07:00August 20th, 2023|

Silencer Central owner and CEO Brandon Maddox joins us to address the most common misconceptions about weapon suppressors. He is a nationally recognized thought leader on Class-3 Firearms. Brandon began his professional career as a pharmacist. A marriage moved him from the Southeastern US to South Dakota and he soon found himself hunting varmints. Because the animals would scatter upon hearing the first shot, Brandon decided to purchase a suppressor. The process was so difficult that it lead him [...]

Sun 8/13/2023

Historical Officer & Artist Joe Winslow

2023-08-13T11:00:00-07:00August 13th, 2023|

Historical Officer Joe Winslow served 21 years in the US Marine Corps. Part of his duties included a posting in the Marine Corps History Division. The mission of an artifact and historical officer is to accompany assault units in combat zones and record what they are doing. This includes recording first person oral histories and gathering relevant artifacts. For example, if a Marine was awarded a Medal of Honor, it would be Joe’s job to track that Marine and record [...]

Sun 8/6/2023

ZeroEyes CEO & Co-Founder Mike Lahiff

2023-08-06T12:12:34-07:00August 6th, 2023|

ZeroEyes CEO and Co-Founder Mike Lahiff joins us to share the story behind their Artificial Intelligence technology for detecting weapons. ZeroEyes is the only AI-based gun detection analytics platform with a Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation. They have contracts with schools, military bases and both government and private sector organizations all across the country. Mike’s transition out of the SEAL teams was not an easy one. While earning his MBA at Wharton Business School, he would talk with [...]

Sun 7/30/2023

The Hunter Elite – Leon Wagener

2023-07-30T10:27:06-07:00July 30th, 2023|

The Hunter Elite; Inside America’s Secret Force Against Terror by Leon Wagener describes the transition of the Secret Service from being a strictly defensive organization to a proactive one. One could be fooled into thinking the book is a work of thriller fiction but it describes real people and situations. Leon says that getting inside the Secret Service was a difficult task. “They take the secret in the title very seriously.” Finally he found two agents willing to talk as [...]

Sun 7/23/2023

Special Forces Legend Rick Lamb

2023-07-23T12:01:36-07:00July 23rd, 2023|

Special Forces Veteran Rick Lamb is somewhat of a legend in the community.  He has led soldiers in operations spanning across 49 countries and 5 continents. He was involved in almost every major battle from Operation Eagle Claw to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Rick is a member of the SOCOM Commando Hall of Honor, the Ranger Hall of Fame and was 2015 recipient of the Bull Simmons Award for soldiers who embody the true spirit, values, and skills of a Special [...]

Sun 7/16/2023

Havok Journal Update – Charles Faint

2023-07-16T12:19:26-07:00July 16th, 2023|

Havok Journal Owner Charles Faint provides us with an update on some of the issues being reported on their website. The Journal publishes 4-5 new articles daily in addition to reposting some of the “evergreen” content. Ayman Kafel, an immigrant who served in the Special Forces and is now a police officer, has published “A Resolute Path” through the Second Mission Foundation. Ayman had written so many articles that Charles suggested he compile his stories in a book. The book [...]

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