The Decision Hour
Ep: 244 - TacMobility - Resiliency Training That Doesn’t Suck

Ep: 244 - TacMobility - Resiliency Training That Doesn’t Suck

November 19, 2020

“𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐒𝐮𝐜𝐤” is the slogan for Erica Chadwick’s company, TacMobility. In this episode, we learn that TacMobility is a company that exists to reduce police officer suicide, increase police officer morale, provide mental and physical health support for cops and so much more. We talk with Erica about how being a person of color influenced her ideas about cops early on in her life, but after years of working in an industry supporting law enforcement, she realized there was a bigger picture.

 

Eric created TacMobility to provide methods to control the mind and the machine by providing a slew of physical and psychological services to individual cops and entire departments. Erica has gained the trust of police officers nationwide using her knowledge of trauma and stress coupled with her straight forward approach and ability to understand law enforcement culture. 

Recently, Erica has taken brave, bold action to facilitate productive conversation between the Black Lives Matter and Back the Blue movements. She literally crosses the line and works to find the common ground. 

 

Listen in as we talk about what inspires her and how the services she provides builds better cops in ways you’ve never thought about before.

Find TacMobility at tacmobility.net and instagram.com/tacmobility.

Ep: 243 - Fortis Et Fidelis - Reden Dionisio

Ep: 243 - Fortis Et Fidelis - Reden Dionisio

November 12, 2020

Reden Dionisio is the CEO "Chief of Everything Officer" of Fortis Et Fidelis. He is an active duty Navy Corpsman with 17 years of military experience. Currently, he is the Division Surgeon's Office (DSO) Senior Enlisted Medical Advisor at 2nd Marine Division II Marine Expeditionary Force; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

In search of ways to further contribute to the military community, Reden founded Fortis Et Fidelis in 2016 to highlight our service members through the brand. He also wanted to honor and remember the ultimate sacrifice of our fallen and their families. In doing so, he created memorial coins, each engraved with the individual service members' name, to honor their sacrifice and ensure that the free will never forget! 

“You know, if you're a veteran, or if you're an active duty, active duty member that's listening out there, just basically what we talked about, start thinking about the future, start thinking about finding your second call and your second service, whatever that may be, and start planning now. Don't wait until it's too late” ~ Reden Dioniso ~

 

Ep: 242 - The Fetch Foundation with Marie Peck

Ep: 242 - The Fetch Foundation with Marie Peck

November 5, 2020

Marie Peck started The Fetch Foundation about 10 years ago when she realized there were so many unwanted dogs with the drive and skills to become working dogs. She’s worked hard with a small army of volunteers to create the Homeless 2 Heroes program. They rescue dogs from shelters, identify their abilities and place them in the jobs best suited for them. Hundreds of dogs have been put to work as service and therapy dogs, search and rescue and other important roles. 

 

Fetch also provides Fido Bags to fire stations across the country. Their motto is “Every station in the nation!” These important kits are used to administer oxygen and other lifesaving measures to family pets that get caught in house fires. A Fido Bag was even used to rescue an unusual animal who’d been attacked by bees!

 

The Fetch Foundation is 100% volunteer and operates solely off donations. It’s a great cause and Marie is doing wonderful work.

 

We also had the opportunity to talk with Marie on the recent loss of her son, Austin Peck.  She shares how Austin fought cancer and a city healthcare system who cast him aside. BEfore his death, Austin said, “The battle against cancer is nothing compared to the fight over industrial health coverage.” Marie and family have led the charge, with lots of support, to bring awareness and enact change when it comes to how firefighters who’ve been diagnosed with cancer are cared for by their departments and cities.  

 

Grab some tissues and listen in. Marie is truly a remarkable person. 

Ep: 241 - Sheriff Mark Cage

Ep: 241 - Sheriff Mark Cage

October 29, 2020

Mark Cage first swore to uphold the US Constitution when he enlisted in the Navy and continues his commitment as Sheriff of Eddy County New Mexico. Sheriff Cage retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer and has a wide swath of knowledge from his 37 years in law enforcement.

 

In the past few years, Sheriff Cage has emerged as a well respected staunch advocate of the Second Amendment and an outspoken critic of Red Flag laws. He was one of the 29 out of 33 New Mexico sheriffs who declared their county a 2A sanctuary county, vowing to not enforce state gun laws.

 

We had the opportunity to sit down with Sheriff Cage to talk about the current state of politics in New Mexico and how that impacts us all. His commentary was equally enlightening and frightening as we focused on the second amendment and the upcoming election.

 

If you’re a 2A supporter, this episode will enrage you while giving you some hope that great law enforcement officials like Sheriff Cage are on the front lines protecting our rights. 

Ep: 240 - The Pedophile Hunter, Craig “Sawman” Sawyer

Ep: 240 - The Pedophile Hunter, Craig “Sawman” Sawyer

October 22, 2020

Craig “Sawman” Sawyer’s list of accomplishments is seemingly endless: Marine, Navy Seal, Federal Air Marshall, rhino anti-poaching advocate. He’s gained a certain level of notoriety from appearing on shows like Top Shot, Sniper: Deadliest Missions and Battleground: Rhino Wars. But these days Sawman has taken up a fight much closer to home. He launched the non-profit foundation Veterans for Child Rescue in an effort to end the domestic sex trafficking of children.

In this episode, we sit down with Sawman to learn about why he chose to take up this battle. We also talk about the movie, Contraland he produced. The shocking documentary is a must-watch by everyone. Sawman is committed to battling this evil and talks about the nefarious actors allowing this insidious activity to continue.

Ep: 239 - Heavy Decisions with a Mystery Guest???

Ep: 239 - Heavy Decisions with a Mystery Guest???

October 15, 2020

Making the Hard Decision to (Fill in the blank) isn’t always easy, but often times, it’s necessary.  When is it right? When do you know the time is right?  If you are stuck in a J-O-B that you don’t want, don’t care about or just feel stuck at, when do you make the decision to change?

 

In this episode we discuss the process of making the HEAVY Decisions with a special guest. We discuss some of our own personal experiences when it comes to making “Heavy Decisions” like, leaving a job, career what have you.  We talk about how to recognize when you start to feel this way (varies with each person) and what are some things you can do to help YOURSELF.

Ep: 238 - The Screaming Silence with Lanser Howard

Ep: 238 - The Screaming Silence with Lanser Howard

October 8, 2020

I sit down with Award Winning screenwriter and the Author of The Screaming Silence, Mr. Lanser Howard.  Lanser started his career as a journalist and then transitioned into film where he wrote and produced an award winning documentary film among other screenplays.  Nowadays he focuses his time on poetry which leads to his first full-length book called, “The Screaming Silence”

 

We talk about what it takes to share poems like this and we also talk about his own experiences with PTSD.

Ep: 237 – Fighting for Our Nations Heroes with Will Ostan

Ep: 237 – Fighting for Our Nations Heroes with Will Ostan

October 1, 2020

Great interview with our with the Founder of Arc Of Justice, Mr. Will Ostan.

You will hear a brief background of Will Ostan experience and find out about his passion to fight for Our Nations Heroes who are wounded and still on Active Duty.  We discuss the gap between Active Duty and the Defense Health Agency and why so many wounded warriors are not getting the help they deserve.

We then get into what Will has been working on, House Resolution 6466, (the integrated disability evaluation system Accountability Act of 2020) that got added on as a bonk amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act 2021, that now is part of the Thousands of pages of the main Omnibus Bill that the President will sign before the end of the year.

Here’s a clip from the show…

Well, we’re actually, we have a very small niche. And we’re, we don’t service veterans, because we serve as active duty wounded warriors going through the integrated disability evaluation system. So we’re actually trying to do what I would call preventative legal medicine. And we’re trying to help active duty wounded warriors get justice before they become veteran so that we prevent a lot of the problems at the VA.
~Will Ostan~

Arc Of Justice Website: https://arcofjusticeusa.org

Ep: 236 - Autonomous Systems with Dr. Hans Mumm

Ep: 236 - Autonomous Systems with Dr. Hans Mumm

September 24, 2020

Dr. Mumm, is a US Army Veteran, an Author and international Speaker.  Some Iraq Veterans may remember early on in 2003 the “Iraqi Regime Playing Cards, The 55 Most wanted List” … Hans Mumm is created those.  When it comes to autonomous systems, UAV’s there are very few people in the world that know as much as Dr. Mumm. 

 

How much do YOU really know about, UAV’s, drones, Humanoids etc? Did you know that Russia has already sent a humanoid robot to space? There are so many things going on in the world right now with autonomous systems and the United States is nowhere near the top of it.  Why is this all important?  Take a listen as Dr. Mumm explains.

Here is a clip from the show…

 

 

Rwanda, Africa, and it's actually operating extremely well. They have some very interesting aircraft they're flying. They're including some aircrafts that basically fly without human intervention. So they end up getting their instructions on the packages they deliver. So they're actually delivering things like plasma and other things. Interestingly enough, one of the things that they're finding that they need to be able to deliver is international paperwork. So if you have if you have bills of lading, or if you have international paperwork, a lot of that still actually asked to have a physical wet signature on it, well, if you're going to send a courier from your law office, on you know, some vehicle and try to send them out to the ship. In order to move that paperwork, when you're dealing in a country that may not be quite secure, such as Rwanda, Africa, your courier will probably lose his little moped along the way. So what they're finding is, is if they actually use UAV’s, then they'll have that problem. It's faster, it's easier, it's more secure. And the way the UAVs are actually functioning is that they actually have the ability to recharge themselves to inductive charging.

 

For more articles or to get order one of Dr. Mumm’s books, go to his website at https://www.hansmumm.com

 

Ep: 235 - NAVY PADDLES with Kyle and Melinda Nyseth

Ep: 235 - NAVY PADDLES with Kyle and Melinda Nyseth

September 17, 2020

Had a great time talking with Kyle and Melinda Nyseth the founders of Navy Paddles (https://www.navypaddles.com)  Navy Paddles provides unique and customized handmade memorabilia wooden products to military, fire and police to serve as a way of "Honoring their Achievements and Remembering Milestones". It is truly a "Craft of Honor" that allows Nyseth to stay connected to the military community that was his family for so long and to continue to serve others that are sacrificing so much.   Take a listen as to how it all got started!

 

 

Navy Paddles is the largest customized paddle company in North America and has branched out to providing several unique custom memorabilia items. They create high quality items such as a variety of paddle designs, shadow boxes, knife plaques, and wrapped hatchets, baseball bats, wooden hockey sticks, the War Hammer and more. They also sell coins, 550 paracord, SOG knives and Ka-Bar knives. Navy Paddles works closely with nearly 100 foundations and nonprofit organizations that also give back to the military community. These unique items are used as silent auction pieces and table centerpieces for Foundations to raise money at events each year. These items have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for military supporting foundations such as The Navy SEAL Foundation, Marine Raider Foundation, SEAL Family Foundation, The Brian Bill Foundation, Naked Warrior Foundation, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance and the Believe In Tomorrow Children's Foundation, to name a few.

Navy paddles have also provided paddles and awards for the Extreme Race Community such as The Bone Frog Challenge, Spartan Race, The Boston 5K, Ryan Owens Memorial Run, and the IronMan SUPERFROG.

Today, Navy Paddles is the largest customized paddle company in North America and has branched out to providing several unique custom memorabilia items. They create high quality items such as a variety of paddle designs, shadow boxes, knife plaques, and wrapped hatchets, baseball bats, wooden hockey sticks, the War Hammer and more. They also sell coins, 550 paracord, SOG knives and Ka-Bar knives. Navy Paddles works closely with nearly 100 foundations and nonprofit organizations that also give back to the military community. These unique items are used as silent auction pieces and table centerpieces for Foundations to raise money at events each year. These items have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for military supporting foundations such as The Navy SEAL Foundation, Marine Raider Foundation, SEAL Family Foundation, The Brian Bill Foundation, Naked Warrior Foundation, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance and the Believe In Tomorrow Children's Foundation, to name a few.

Navy paddles have also provided paddles and awards for the Extreme Race Community such as The Bone Frog Challenge, Spartan Race, The Boston 5K, Ryan Owens Memorial Run, and the IronMan SUPERFROG.

 

 

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