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  • 00:22

    How We Define Heroes in Present Day with Allan K Patch, Retired Captain, USN,

    in Lifestyle

    The Heroes and Heroines in the media today take all shapes and forms. Aside from Police, Firemen and Military who sign up to be in harm’s way, some are ordinary people who rise to meet extraordinary situations.


    Always more visible are the fictional characters portrayed by Hollywood celebrities; from The Incredibles to James Bond, from comic book superheroes to cinematic heroics, we are awed and entertained.  But what of celebrity mis-named heroes such as athletes – are their efforts heroic- or just inspiring…as well as entertaining?


    Ancient Greek and Roman History was so inspired by heroics that gods were created who not only had great power but were also greatly flawed.   In today’s world we bandy about the term hero without seemingly understanding the meaning of the word.  Football players, basketball stars, actors, musicians…all are referred to and refer to each other as heroes.  


    Retired USN Captain Allan Patch grew up in Plymouth, Mass where he developed a fascination with the heritage of our nation.  Adding sciences to his interest in history, Allan earned a BS in biology from Boston College and a DMD from Tufts University. He then spent over two decades in the Navy, deployed in both Navy hospitals and in active duty with the Marine Corps; and entered private dental practice while serving in the Naval Reserve.  


    Passage At Delphi is the first novel in a series exploring the confluence of the past, present, and future.  He invites readers along for the thrilling ride and explores the difference between heroism and celebrity in the context of past and present culture. 


    Author Alan Patch is here to talk about PASSAGE AT DELPHI, Apollo Series Book 1 the beginning of Lauren and Zack’s epic adventure. 

  • 02:00

    MAYDAY! Monday And Guest SCPO Geoff Ross USN (Ret)

    in Politics Conservative

    The government which was instituted for the people constantly sneaks in more freedom choking regulations in hopes ‘the people’ will either not notice or follow along with their schemes and scams. 


    As guardians of freedom,The Wake Up Mission Show is watching the deconstructionists 24/7/365 as they work 24/7/365 to deconstruct OUR Country, OUR Constitution and OUR Liberty.  


    While the mainstream puppets represent propaganda and distorted news,The Wake Up Mission Show loudly sounds the alarm utilizing only trusted sources of information to reveal the truth. 


    Links to the articles can be found on our sites


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    http://www.thewakeupmissionshow.com


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    Today's scheduled guest is Geoff Ross USN (Ret).


    Geoff was a USN Senior Chief providing support to SEAL teams from 1982-2012.he served our country for 30 years.


    Media liaison for the Combat Veterans For Congress PAC led by Congressman Barry Goldwater jr and Captain Joe John San Diego CA
    Former bodyguard to Governor Sarah Palin
    Current body guard as needed to Brigitte Gabriel President and Founder of Act For America President
    Current body guard as needed for Mr. Wayne Madsen 
    Former President and CEO of RPG Inc.  My company assisted in raising over $1 million for US veterans via various functions.

  • 01:04

    Episode 301: Confessions of a Major Program Manager, w/ CAPT Mark Vandroff, USN

    in Military

    One man's chore is another man's hobby. Another man's dread, is the other's fantasy. Such, in a fashion, is Program Management in the Navy.


    To be a good one, step one is to be self-aware. From his latest article in USNI's Proceedings, Confessions of a Major Program Manager, Captain Mark Vandroff, USN just lays it out; "Face it: Everyone hates MPMs. For the budget-conscious officials in the Pentagon, our products are never cheap enough. For technologists both inside and outside the Department of Defense who want military progress to be state of the art, our products are never fielded fast enough. For the fleet users and their advocates, products could always be more capable, usable, or maintainable. Industry gets upset when we treat the taxpayers’ money like it is worth saving rather than help Wall Street with its next earnings report. Our uniformed brothers and sisters, support scientists, contractors, and comptrollers all loathe us—and if you aren’t in one of those groups, you probably quit reading already."


    Coming back to Midrats, we will have the author on for the full hour to discuss the dark art of the program manager, what it takes to be one, and why at the end of the day someone would - really - come to love it all.


    Captain Vandroff is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. With 10 years as a surface warfare officer and 16 years as an engineering duty officer, he is currently the major program manager for Arleigh Burke class destoyers.

  • 00:50

    Military Monday Replay With John D. Gresham and Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

    in Military

    Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)) host John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) is taking Labor Day off. So instead we will be replaying John's recent interview with U.S. Naval Institute Press (@USNI_Books) author, along with former Commander of both SOUTHCOM and EUCOM, Adm. James Stravridis, USN (Ret.) )about his book THE ACCIDENTIAL ADMIRAL. THE ACCIDENTIAL ADMIRAL is Stavridis's autobiography, told in an episodic and highly entertaining style. We hope you will enjoy hearing it once again.


    John will return nect week with an all new show.

  • 01:56

    Special Guest - Lt. Dan Wilson (Ret): Reviving America's Foundations

    in Politics

    Very Special Guest:  Retired Navy Lt.  and Author - Dan Wilson 


    Dan's service includes assignments with the USMC, UDT-12, SEAL Team Five and as a Hospital Administrator serving his fellow warriors


    Dan will be on board tonight to discuss his military experiences and how he came to authoring a number of books including the A.S.K. Series.  Based on Jesus' principle  "Ask - Seek - Knock"  


    His latest book in the series - A.S.K. America -  Which explains how America is losing her foundation.   It reveals the challenges facing this great nation, providing a plan to return America back to her founding principles, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.


    As Lincoln said:  "If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die by suicide.”


    WHEN INJUSTICE BECOMES LAW - RESISTANCE BECOMES DUTY


     

  • 01:01

    Episode 317: Naval Presence and National Strategy, with Jerry Hendrix

    in Military

    From the same school as "If you want peace, prepare for war," a global maritime power must maintain a presence at sea. It must design a national strategy in line with its economic capability and political will, and make sure it mans, trains, and equips its navy in line with the design.


    If presence is a critical function of a navy, how is it best accomplished, what are the tradeoffs, and how does it impact friends, competitors, and those sitting on the fence?


    Our guest for the full hour to discuss this and more will be Dr. Henry J. Hendrix, Jr, CAPT USN (Ret).


    Jerry is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security.


    When on active duty, his staff assignments include tours with the Chief of Naval Operation’s Executive Panel (N00K), and the OSD Office of Net Assessment From 2011-2012 he served as the Director and Designated Federal Officer of the Secretary of the Navy’s Advisory Panel.  He also contributed to the 2012 Department Posture Statement to the Congress.  Following the fall, 2011 Navy Inspector General’s Report on the state of the Naval History and Heritage Command, he was verbally ordered by the Secretary to assume the position of Director of Naval History. 


    Hendrix previously served as the Navy Fellow to the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. He has been awarded a Bachelor Degree in Political Science from Purdue University, Masters Degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School (National Security Affairs) and Harvard University (History) and received his doctorate from King’s College, London (War Studies).   

  • 01:06

    Episode 314: 6th Anniversary Expanded Panel on One Question

    in Military

    Yes Shipmates ... we are now in our 6th year of Midrats!


    To mark the day, we are going to have a radically different format as a thank you gift to our listeners.


    The focus of the show today is one question; "Where do you see as the most critical thing to watch for Navy and Marine Corp issues in 2016."


    To get the answer, we are bringing on a series of prior guests one at a time in their own segment. To kick off we bring back our fellow Midrats plankowner co-host Raymond Pritchett, founder of Information Dissemination. Following Raymond will be Bill Roggio, managing editor of The Long War Journal; James R. Holmes, Professor of strategy and policy at the Naval War College; The Original Chapomatic CDR Chap Godbey, USN (terminal leave); author and former National Defense University Professor James S. Robbins; CTR1(IDW/SW) Lucien Gauthier, USN; and Lieutenant Matthew Hipple, USN.


    Live radio. One question. Seven men.


    Two drink minimum.

  • 00:55

    Writing a More Just Future: USN Conference in Chicago

    in Education

    This broadcast will feature leaders from the Illinois Writing Project, hosts of the USN Conference in Chicago, Illinois on April 25-26, 2014. These leaders will provide an outline of events and a preview of opportunities for learning and connections promised by the conference.

  • 01:02

    Episode 313: Fleet Architecture and Strategic Efficiency with Barney Rubel

    in Military

    How do you balance cost, risk, peacetime habits and wartime requirements in designing and using the world's largest Navy?


    How do we maximize the most the utility of our platforms now, and create a future fleet best suited for what is coming up?


    Our guest for the full hour to discuss will be Barney Rubel, CAPT, USN (Ret.).


    Robert C. “Barney” Rubel is a retired naval officer. From 2006 to 2014, he was Dean of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the US Naval War College. Prior to assuming this position, he was Chairman of the Wargaming Department. A thirty-year Navy veteran, he received his commission through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Illinois. He subsequently became a light attack naval aviator, flying the A-7 Corsair II and later the F/A-18 Hornet. He commanded Strike Fighter Squadron 131 and also served as the Inspector General at U.S. Southern Command.

  • 01:01

    Episode 275: Best of John C. Harvey, Jr, ADM USN (Ret.)

    in Military

    We are frmly in the middle of the 2nd decade of the 21st Century. What path were we put on at the start 21st Century that got us here? How do we evaluate the right decisions, the neutral decisions, and the less than optimal calls of the last decade and a half? What lessons can we take away now in order to make decisions to best position the Navy on the approaches to 2030?


    Our guest for the full hour this Sunday to discuss this an much more will be Admiral John C. Harvey, Jr, USN (Ret). 


    Almost a year since he joined the retired ranks, when in uniform Admiral Harvey was one of the of the more engaged, visible, and accessible Flag Officers of his generation - and in retirement he continues to be an influential voice.


    Admiral Harvey was born and raised in Baltimore, MD and is a 1973 graduate of the U S Naval Academy.


    In his thirty-nine year Navy career, he specialized in naval nuclear propulsion, surface ship and carrier strike-group operations and Navy-wide manpower management/personnel policy development.


    He commanded the USS DAVID R RAY (DD 971), the USS CAPE ST GEORGE (CG 71), the THEODORE ROOSEVELT Strike Group/CCDG-8 and also served as the Navy’s 54th Chief of Naval Personnel and as the Director, Navy Staff. 


    Prior to his retirement from the Navy in November, 2012, Admiral Harvey served as Commander, US Fleet Forces Command. He now makes his home in Vienna, Virginia where he resides with his wife, Mary Ellen.


     

  • 00:26

    The Nikki Rich Show Live with Rodney Flowers Best Selling Author

    in Entertainment

    TodayNikkiRichShowla live with International Best Selling Author Rodney Flowers 11amPST/2EST call in (323) 580-5749 www.Blogtalkradio.com/TheNikkiRichShow


    Rodney Flowers is author of the life-affirming and highly-inspiring book, Get Up!, I Can't, I Will, I Did...Here's How! He is also a co-author of the Amazon bestseller, Unwavering Strength, Volume 2, which is a moving collection of stories by 35 gifted authors. Each story demonstrates that while adversities may be inevitable, overcoming them always leads to the same outcome: growth, healing, and transformation. bIn addition to his writing, After a traumatic high-school football injury in 1993, Rodney was bound to the confines of his wheelchair. Although he was told his prognosis for recovery was unlikely, Rodney knew he would turn things around, make an impact on the world, and walk again. 
    With self-determination and a faith in his ability to persevere, Rodney graduated from St. Andrews Presbyterian College with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business Administration. To further his education he earned a Professional Masters in Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology. 
    Today, Rodney has contributed more than 14 years of his life to governmental service with the Department of Defense (DoD) United States NAVY (USN). He works for NAVAIR at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station as a Contracting Officer. There he leads a team of seven to 10 contract specialists responsible for executing and managing contract performance of all sustainment contracting actions for the P-3C Orion program, and the P-8A program. Rodney Flowers resides in Maryland, where he has also created a business that helps people overcome challenges and obstacles, so they can live joyfully with purpose and realize their dreams.  
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