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.
For a veteran or service member, getting asked “which service is right for me?” is a lot like when someone asks you if they should get a burger or a salad. Looking at their gut, the correct answer is salad, but we both know they’re going to get the burger, so your opinion on this is irrelevant. Likewise, would-be enlistees are probably just going to join whichever branch their dad served in — or they’ll follow the recruiter who gives them the best swag, or accepts their horrible ASVAB score. But if you’re trying to make The Decision — like LeBron James, but for a lot less money and more disappointment — I’ve created this guide to help you along,