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  • S5 E9 MSgt Jarad Stout - Retired Marine Raider and Silver Star recipient

    1 NOV 2023 · On this episode of SOFcast, we talk to retired Marine Raider Master Sgt. Jarad Stout. In previous episodes we've interviewed the recipients of many different valor awards, but today’s guest earned the Silver Star in an unexpected and little known location, Bamako, Mali. Jarad describes the details from that harrowing day, but that is only part of his story. He was also the Marine of the Year for 2019 and worked as a Congressional Fellow, all before he had to make an earlier than expected transition out of the military. Listen to how he successfully navigated his way into the tech industry and found a new and unexpected passion in the world of cyber-security. Listen now to this packed episode of SOFcast!
    1h 17m 40s
  • S5 E8 CSM JoAnn Naumann and CSM Thomas Baird

    13 SEP 2023 · On this episode of SOFcast two senior leaders get personal, about their relationship and their careers. Command Sgt. Major JoAnn Naumann, U.S. Army Special Operations Command CSM, and her husband Command Sgt. Major Thomas “T.J.” Baird, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Senior Enlisted Leader, who have more than 50 years in combined military service, share their insights on what it takes to be successful in your personal and professional life. They also talk about what keeps them coming back and how they have remained motivated to serve and endure through the toughest assignments and missions. All that and more on a new SOFcast!
    53m 19s
  • S5 E7 Hon. Christopher Maier, ASD SO/LIC

    30 AUG 2023 · The Honorable Christopher P. Maier, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict, joined SOFcast during SOF Week 2023 in Tampa, Florida. He discussed his role in advocating for the care of our people, the 1st SOF Truth, and how he works with the USSOCOM Preservation of the Force and Family team. Maier also discussed the importance of building understanding with senior policy makers to ensure SOF is properly equipped, funded and postured to meet future challenges. All that and more on this episode of SOFcast!
    51m 43s
  • S5 E6 CSM Matthew Williams and the Medal of Honor

    16 AUG 2023 · Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew Williams shares details about the fateful day he earned the Medal of Honor. He also discusses talking with the President of the United States over the phone in his truck, and what it's like continuing to serve while holding the military's highest award. All that and more on this episode of SOFcast!
    59m 7s
  • S5 E5 CSM Robert Abernethy - Senior Enlisted Leader, US European Command

    21 JUN 2023 · U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Abernethy is the Senior Enlisted Leader for U.S. European Command. In this episode CSM Abernethy talks about his career in Special Forces, valuable take-aways from working at the highest levels, and advice to those in the force to remain ready and vigilant. All that and more on this episode of SOFcast!
    53m 23s
  • S5 E4 Chef Robert Irvine

    7 JUN 2023 · British Royal Navy veteran and world-class chef Robert Irvine joins SOFcast to talk food, military service, and the lessons in service and leadership he's learned during his entrepreneurial journey. Chef Irvine tells is an inspirational story about transition from the military to success in the civilian business world, where he now owns a billion-dollar protein bar company he uses to help and serve others. All that and more on this episode of SOFcast!
    54m 43s
  • S5 E3 1SG Jason Belford - A Ranger's journey to the brink of suicide and back

    24 MAY 2023 · 1SG Jason Belford is an accomplished combat veteran of the 75th Ranger Regiment and respected a military leader. On this episode 1SG Belford opens up about not only his career coming up through the Ranger Regiment but also his personal struggles with suicide, the decision to change his career path for his family, and what he's learned through his personal and professional journey. This is a story that every SOF servicemember can relate to and one you don't want to miss. All that and more on this episode of SOFcast!
    1h 3s
  • S5 E2 Dr. Brittany Loney - Elite Cognition and Human Optimization

    10 MAY 2023 · Operator Drift is real and can have negative effects on servicemembers, their families, and careers. Dr. Brittany Loney brings decades of research and real world experience to this discussion on helping increase operator efficiency, cognitive capability, and overall performance. All that and more on this episode of SOFcast!
    55m 41s
  • S5 E1 Alejandro Villanueva - US Army Ranger and NFL Pro

    26 APR 2023 · SOFcast kicks off a new season with none other than Alejandro Villanueva, former NFL Pro and U.S. Army Ranger. We talk about life as an immigrant to the United States, his drive to serve his country, leadership under fire, and how pro football and the Army have more in common than you might think. All that and more on this episode of SOFcast! Subscribe today http://linktr.ee/sofcast
    1h 15m 36s
  • New Season, New Hosts, Same Awesome Guests and Stories!

    19 APR 2023 · MGySgt Chance Stanley and retired Air Commando Mike Lundstrom introduce themselves and discuss the highlights of this upcoming season of SOFcast and the challenge and opportunities of hosting one of the DoD's top podcasts. Subscribe and listen now, also available on YouTube.
    10m 14s

SOFcast is the official podcast of U.S. Special Operations Command. Listen to members of America's elite special operations forces discuss leadership, overcoming challenges, and current issues for the force. Hear...

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SOFcast is the official podcast of U.S. Special Operations Command. Listen to members of America's elite special operations forces discuss leadership, overcoming challenges, and current issues for the force. Hear from special operations personnel like Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, Army Rangers, Marine Raiders, Air Force Special Operators, pilots, medics, communicators, and more!
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