The Decision Hour
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.

 

 

Guest Co-Host, Heather Dopson

Guest Co-Host, Heather Dopson

September 10, 2020
This show I have a Special Co-Host, Heather Dopson joining. Take a listen as we catch up with Heather and what she has been doing since her last appearance on the show (Ep:175). You will be seeing her a bit more over the next few months as we are putting together a series of shows.
 
She is a veteran of the US Air Force, a catalyst for conversations worth having and an enabler for ideas worth exploring: she is also an advocate for authenticity.
Heather has a passion for digital trends and innovation along with a deep understanding of social networks, consumers and branding.
 
As Director of Brand and Community Growth at Astrella, she leverages her skills as a connector and her drive to help small businesses succeed. Her mission in life is to help people lose their J-O-B and find their J-O-Y.
Ep: 233 - Semper Savage Founder, John Currie

Ep: 233 - Semper Savage Founder, John Currie

September 1, 2020

Marine Corps Pilot who was on a quest for a great salad dressing.  Tune in as this week’s guest is John Currie the founder of Semper Savage.  John spent 23 years in the United States Marine Corps, during that time he had a personal mission to create a salad dressing that he really enjoyed. Find out how the business got started.  When asked how this idea first take shape, John said…

 

“I was a I was probably in middle school when I started just naturally to really enjoy salad because there was a couple of restaurants that we used to eat at my family would go to eat at Yeah, and had awesome homemade salad dressing and so there was two or three places and then fast forward just so I started to see That I couldn't find on the shelf in the grocery store anything like what was in the, the salad dressings that I really enjoyed the restaurants, right? So it was a problem for me. And it I did I ate a ton of salad and so I kind of became passionate about it and it was this just kind of liked it. You know, most kids want to go home and I don't know eat beef jerky or something. I wanted to have a salad.”

 

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Ep: 232 - Lindsey Germono

Ep: 232 - Lindsey Germono

August 27, 2020

On this episode, I have my friend Lindsey Germono co-host the show with me.  Lindsey is no stranger to the show, she was on episode 209 (https://www.heroesmediagroup.com/podcast/special-guest-lindsey-germono/)She is the founder of Germono Advertising Company, she is a Military Spouse and the Host of Drop And Give Me 20 Podcast.

In this show we share a little bit of our friendship and why we get along so well. We talk about the importance to have a support group, we discuss how Covid has affected businesses this year and how we miss seeing people and going to events.  We talk about imposter syndrome, podcasting and what we have coming up next! 

“we talked about imposter syndrome a lot. And one of the things that I think that helps me get through that is the podcast. And those folks that are in my corner I look at your business and life in general is like a boxing ring right and you're in your corner who is standing with you Yeah you know rubbing your shoulders putting petroleum on your face you know talking you giving you there's another person that comes in with water. If you ever watch a boxing match, it's incredible. The amount of coordination the other, the other thing I would compare it to is like a NASCAR race and that driver pulls over to get something service everybody has. And so that person cannot function and cannot do their job, which is either being an athlete and you know, or a driver, without the people around them, it cannot happen, you cannot do it solo. And so I think about that a lot when it comes to imposter syndrome, because I'm like, Yeah, but these are the people that are in my corner and helping me drive.” ~Lindsey~

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