Global Recon

John Hendricks

Welcome to the Global Recon Podcast! Hosted by John Hendricks. Mr. Hendricks sits down with American Intelligence professionals, and American Special Operations personnel to discuss a wide variety of subjects. These topics include historical events, current events, medicine, and geopolitics. Enjoy. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support read less

GRP 170-Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change: The Story of Army Special Missions Sergeant Major Erick Miyares
4d ago
GRP 170-Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change: The Story of Army Special Missions Sergeant Major Erick Miyares
Retired Army Special Missions Sergeant Major Erick Miyares is joining me for this week's podcast. SGM Miyares's family immigrated from Cuba to Florida, where he lived until joining the Marine Corps and served for six years. He transitioned into the Army, serving as a Signals expert in the 7th Special Forces Group. He was shot during a deployment to Ecuador in the late 90s. After recovering, Sergeant Major Miyares tried for and got selected to serve in the Army's Special Missions Unit, where he stayed for 20 years. We discussed working with the SEALs, counter-terrorism, hostage rescue, and veterans' mental health. Tune in         Main Takeaways Joining the Marine CorpsEntering the 7th Special Forces Group in the Army to work as a Signals Electronic Warfare SpecialistGetting shot in Ecuador supporting a Special Forces teamJoining the Army's Special Missions UnitWorking with the SEAL Special Mission UnitWorking Hostage Rescue OperationsSIGINT and HUMINT IntelligenceVeterans mental health This episode is sponsored by Ten Thousand, a men’s training brand. Visit www.tenthousand.cc and enter code Global Recon for 15 % off Connect with Erick Miyares www.instagram.com/erick.miyares Connect With John Hendricks www.globalrecon.net www.instagram.com/igrecon  Music provided by Caspian: www.caspian.band --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support
GRP 169-What War Did to Us Ukraine: My Conversation with Marine Corps Veteran Nick Laidlaw
Jan 18 2023
GRP 169-What War Did to Us Ukraine: My Conversation with Marine Corps Veteran Nick Laidlaw
Joining me for this week's podcast is Marine Corps veteran Nick Laidlaw. Laidlaw spent seven years in the Marine Corps as an 0311 Rifleman and Security Forces Marine. He wrote the book "What War Did To Us: Ukraine." Providing first-hand accounts of all aspects of the conflict in the first 150 days of the war. Nick runs the popular Instagram account Battles. and.Beers, where he posts photos and videos of war stories from civilian and soldier perspectives. We discussed talking with veterans from both sides of a war, including Ukraine and Russian soldiers, plus much more. Tune in. Here is a short story told on the podcast by Laidlaw. It is of Anton Kryll, a Ukrainian soldier who fought at Mariupol's besieged Azovstal steel plant. They were surrounded, entirely out of food and water, and medicine. " Anton, what do you want to do when the war is over?" He replied, "Here in short, we are always relying on each other. We are in history now, and we have done everything possible and impossible. After we are pulled out of here, I will immediately marry my girlfriend, and everything will be Ukraine. " Anton Kryll was killed the next day on May 14th, 2022. Main Takeaways Stories from Battles and BeersMaking it a point to speak with all sides of a conflictBeing contacted by a member of the Taliban and having an honest discussionTalking with Russians fighting in UkraineDocumenting the heroism displayed by Ukrainian forces at the besieged Azovstal Steel Plant in Mariupol This episode is sponsored by 4 Patriots, a survival food company. You can visit www.4patriots.com and use the code RECON for 10% off Follow Nick Laidlaw on Instagram: Battles.and.beers Check out his book here: What War Did To Us Ukraine Connect With John Hendricks www.globalrecon.net www.instagram.com/igrecon  Music provided by Caspian: www.caspian.band --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support
GRP 167-Black Ops: The Story Of A Cuban Refugees Journey Into The Upper Ranks of the Central Intelligence Agency
Jan 4 2023
GRP 167-Black Ops: The Story Of A Cuban Refugees Journey Into The Upper Ranks of the Central Intelligence Agency
GRP 167-Black Ops: The Story Of A Cuban Refugees Journey Into The Upper Ranks of the Central Intelligence Agency. Joining me for this week's podcast is Ric Prado. Ric witnessed a firefight at seven in Cuba during Fidel Castro's revolution. After his family fled, they relocated to Miami. Prado would go on to serve as an elite Pararescuemen in the Airforce and spent 24 years at the CIA, retiring at the rank of Senior Intel Service-2, the Major General equivalent at the Agency. He was the Deputy Chief of Station of the original Bin Laden Task Force and later served as the head of Korean Operations for the CIA. We discussed Castro and Che Guevara, his time in Nicaragua, countering terrorism in the Philippines, and tracking Bin Laden. Tune in. Main Takeaways Witnessing a firefight between government forces and Castros rebels as a young kid in CubaFleeing Cuba under the Castro regimeJoining the Airforce as a PararescuemenWorking as a paramilitary officer in Nicaragua with the Contra'sWorking on the Bin Laden task force in the mid-'90s This episode is sponsored by Ten Thousand a men’s training brand.  visit www.tenthousand.cc and enter code Global Recon for 15 % off Follow Ric Prado: www.ricprado.com Connect With John Hendricks www.globalrecon.net www.instagram.com/igrecon  Music provided by Caspian: www.caspian.band --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support
GRP 162-The Last Train to Kyiv: Insight From a Ukrainian Special Forces Soldier
May 3 2022
GRP 162-The Last Train to Kyiv: Insight From a Ukrainian Special Forces Soldier
We are currently working on setting up a secure payment system through an American Special Forces veteran ran organization to get donations directly to Mikko’s unit. They will be buying medical supplies, fuel, and other necessities. Joining me for this week's podcast is Mikko. Mikko is an active-duty Ukrainian Special Forces Soldier who has been fighting the Russians since the 2022 invasion began. Mikko saw combat in 2016 as a breacher in Eastern Ukraine, working for a Law Enforcement unit in the Special Operations Group. He transferred into a specialized role sending him overseas, where he was in charge of a K-9 section. When the Russians invaded Ukraine, he was in Istanbul on his way home. It was a surreal experience as everyone was heading west out of Kyiv, and he was racing east before the Russians could encircle Kyiv. Mikko was in Bucha, a city in Ukraine when the Russians were executing civilians and witnessed the horrific aftermath. We discussed the cultural nuances between Ukrainians and Russians, President Zelenskiy, the Azov Battalion, etc. Tune in! Main Takeaways Apprehending criminals in the lawless eastern regions of UkrainePresident ZelenskyServing in A Special Recconassiance UnitWitnessing Russians Execute CiviliansThe Azov BattalionRussia Underestimating UkraineMariupol Connect With John Hendricks www.globalrecon.net Instagram Music provided by Caspian: www.caspian.band --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support
GRP 161-Don't Rush To Your Death: A Conversation with An American Tier 1 Operator
Apr 9 2022
GRP 161-Don't Rush To Your Death: A Conversation with An American Tier 1 Operator
GRP 161-Don't Rush To Your Death: A Conversation with An American Tier 1 Operator Joining me for this week's podcast is retired Special Missions Operator Fred Fusco. I did a podcast with Fred five years ago. Fred spent most of his career in Special Operations, serving as a Green Beret Medic before joining the Army Special Missions Unit, where he served as an Assaulter and a Sniper. We talked about some of Fred's experiences in combat, including dealing with suicide bombers on target, conducting hostage rescue operations, and working with allied Special Operators, including the British SAS, Australian SASR, and Polish GROM. Tune in! Main Episode Takeaways 18 Delta Special Forces MedicPoor leadership in combatJoining the Army's Special Missions UnitDealing with suicide bombers while assaulting targetsHostage RescueDealing with Traumatic Brain Injury Connect With Fred Fusco Instagram Connect With John Hendricks www.globalrecon.net Instagram Music provided by Caspian: www.caspian.band Connect With Eco Defense Group Kay Foye hand-forged and handcrafted an incredible knife to support the work of special operators as they train wildlife rangers on the frontlines of the rhino war. She gathered materials unique to Africa, including spent brass from the range, and combined those with a wooly mammoth tooth. Working in partnership with Eco Defense Group, Kay is bridging the gap of their secret work to ensure these vets can do what they do best in a unique place. I've never seen anything quite like it, so if there are knife collectors who want to support US Special Missions Unit vets and protect the rhino in Africa, get one now. Click the link below. African Wildlife Knife If you are interested in learning more about EDGE, see the link below: https://www.ecodefensegroup.org/donate www.instagram.com/ecodefensegroup --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support
GRP 157-The Object Of The Superior Man is Truth: The Story of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher
Mar 31 2021
GRP 157-The Object Of The Superior Man is Truth: The Story of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher
Episode Summary My guest for this week's podcast is retired Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher. Chief Gallagher completed 20 years in the U.S. Navy, with most of that time spent in the SEAL Teams. He served as a Corpsman and a Sniper. During his final deployment in 2017 to Mosul, Iraq, Gallagher was the Platoon Chief. The objective during this deployment was to work side by side with the Iraqi military to retake the city of Mosul from ISIS. It was after this deployment where a few members of his platoon accused him of committing war crimes. We walked through this deployment and what led to some of the SEALs claiming he was a war criminal. After spending time in a military prison and being mistreated by the Navy, he was acquitted of murder charges. This entire ordeal became a political point of contention which led to President Donald Trump intervening on Gallagher's behalf. Main Episode Takeaways Becoming a CorpsmanJoining the Navy SEALsDefeating ISISWar CrimesProblems with the military justice system This Episode is Brought to you by: Wondery-Against The Odds: In this immersive series from Wondery, host-adventurers Mike Corey and Cassie De Pecol will share thrilling stories of survival. Against The Odds Connect with Eddie Gallagher: Eddie Gallagher  Connect With John Hendricks www.globalrecon.net www.instagram.com/igrecon Music provided by Caspian: www.caspian.band --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support