Real World Ops

Great and Terrible Leadership Examples in the Navy SEAL Teams

Throughout my time in the Navy SEALs, I saw striking examples of good, mediocre, and terrible leadership. When the leadership was good, it was life-changing. Nobody exemplified that more than Bob Nielsen, our division officer. In the short time we worked together, Bob was a tremendous role model and mentor for me. We talked every […]

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Why Good People Have Trouble Getting Along

Lately I’ve have a lot of people ask me what I’m reading, so I’ve decided to post my latest books. I’m almost done with Jonathan Haidt’s, The Righteous Mind. I can’t recommend this one enough. From Amazon As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossible—challenged conventional thinking about […]

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SOFREP Radio: #1 on iTunes

Special thanks to everyone for supporting the show. We’re actively looking for sponsors and your support is helping us dominate on iTunes. I’d also like to thank my producer Quin, he’s kicking ass and taking names and we like that on SOFREP. If you haven’t yet, give it a listen, and let us know what […]

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My Recent Article On The US Navy’s MK6 Attack Dolphins

(Featured image: A Beluga In Action) The Mark 6 Mammal System MK 6 MMS was first operationally deployed with dolphins during the Vietnam War from 1971 to 1972, and Bahrain from 1986 to 1987. MK 6 has now been expanded to include specially trained sea lions to locate water-borne intruders and suspicious objects near piers […]

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Photo Credit: Greg Manis I’m always surfing for Internet for design inspiration and was pointed to photographer Greg Manis and his work with Americana photography. Great stuff. Brandon

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