Robert Gowin is the founder of Mentors for Military. Robert is a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant (E8) and Fortune 50 executive. Within the private sector, Robert worked over the last 14 years in management consulting, in strategic, operational management and operational excellence and most recently as Vice President, Pharmacy Operations, Analytics and Compliance at Anthem, Inc. – one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies. While in the Army, he was in Armor and spent many years as a career counselor helping soldiers choose the best career path.
Mike Pritts is a retired U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major with 30 years of service and over 24 years’ service in the U.S. Army Special Forces. He has conducted strategic and theater level operations in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Mike has coached and mentored soldiers ranging from Junior Enlisted to General Officer, and he enjoys sharing the lessons he’s learned to help others. Over the course of his career as a Special Forces soldier, he has taught host nation service members from 24 different countries to develop their military capacity and foster bi-lateral relations. His experiences teaching in the Army motivated him to apply those skills after retirement, and he is currently pursuing his Masters in Education at Colorado College.
Rudy Lindsey is a former enlisted US Army Ranger and CW3 (Chief Warrant Officer) who served in several US Army Special Forces Operational Detachments – Alpha (A-team) with missions all over the world, many in Afghanistan. He separated in 2014 after 25 years of service with most of it as a SF soldier. Rudy is the CEO at Jack Ontario Custom Rods – a custom fishing rod company – that specializes in quality fishing rods for serious anglers and continues to do consulting work for the US Government.
Kat Kaelin is a former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant that was a member of the cultural support team (CST) attached to the Army Rangers and Delta Force in Afghanistan. She separated in 2015 after 10 years of service. Kat was featured as a character within the New York Times best-selling book “Ashley’s War” and continues to donate her time to several veterans related charities and organizations. She is a badass that is currently preparing to YOMP 103 miles (166.4km) in the United Kingdom in May 2017.
SSG, U.S. Marine Corps
Kristian enlisted into the US Marines in MOS 1171: Water Support Technician, and was deployed to Iraq. He then attended the Basic Reconnaissance Course (BRC) and received advanced training in airborne operations, combat diver, and military freefall operations. He served four years with 4th Force Recon in Hawaii. Kristian separated after 12 years of service.
MAJ, Australian Army
Bram served in the Australian Special Forces for over 15 years of his 21 year military career with missions all over the world. He spent five years as an operator in the Tactical Assault Group and was the OIC of selection for Special Forces. He is the author of the book The Fighting Season. Before retiring, Bram was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for leadership in battle in 2012.
Bob has over 35+ years in the bodybulding community, with over 16 years as a IFBB professional. He now emcee’s bodybuilding competitions around the world. He will join our show on occasion to discuss how health and wellness impact our ability to succeed, both, in and out of the military. He discusses the training myths, bad information and importance of supplementation.
MAJ, U.S. Army
Don began his U.S. Army career as an enlisted Infantryman. He is a Panama, an OIF, and OEF combat veteran. After attending Airborne School and Ranger School as enlisted, he served as a Ranger Instructor (RI) and a tour with the 82nd ABN before attending OCS. His tours as an officer included 4th RTB, Infantry Basic, 3rd ID, and the Pentagon. Don retired with nearly 30 years of service.