Rory Hamill served as an infantryman in the United States Marine Corps, deploying to Afghanistan with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. That deployment would change Rory's life in many ways and has helped him develop into a man who has decided to never stop working on himself.
Having served as a Marine, the show opens with Jack discussing the current
spike of suicides affecting the active ranks of the Marine Corps. As the group discusses the warrior ethos of the Corps stopping Marines from getting help, Jack talks about his own time getting shot as a 19 year old Marine in training. It's kind of hilarious.
Michael Rodriguez spent 21 years serving in the United States Army as a Green Beret. Both his wife and son served, bringing the family to a total of 16 deployments. Rodriguez is a member of President George W. Bush's Military Service Initiative Advisory Council, the Executive Ambassador for the Green Beret Foundation, and sits on the Leadership Board of the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation.
Some of the topics Marty covers, alongside former Army Capt. Meaghan Mobbs and Task & Purpose's Zach Iscol and Pat Baker, are the controversy of Gillette's latest viral marketing campaign, the Black Israelites at the Lincoln Memorial protests...
And then there was that time Marty accidentally dropped his pants while on a live stream. Well, that was awkward.
We’re excited to launch Task & Purpose Radio, a new podcast hosted by our managing editor, Lauren Katzenberg. The podcast will track and follow the story of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the lone prisoner of war from Afghanistan, who was recovered via a prisoner exchange with the Taliban in 2014, five years after walking off his base.