Cleared Hot

It is safe to say that I have wandered a bit. I served in the military, flew some jets, jumped out of most, climbed mountains (I jumped off of them too), taught fitness, owned a gym, and have spent the last few years speaking to organizations and leaders. It has been a journey, and in all honesty, I have no idea where it is going. I seek the things that make me uncomfortable. I move towards things that scare me. I think you should too



      Cleared Hot Episode 46 - Q and A with Vaughn Stumpf and Jason Deneau

      Todays episode is Q and A from the internet, with a twist.  As fate would have it, my father and brother in law are here in Montana on vacation.  As I was reading through the questions, I realized that they are both a wealth of knowledge...



      Cleared Hot Episode 45 - Jessica Lynch

      At the age of 19 Jessica Lynch joined the Army, and just over one year later she found herself staged for the invasion of Iraq.  During the initial surge towards Baghdad, her unit became separated from their convoy, and found themselves in the...



      Cleared Hot Episode 44 - Survival 101 with John Barklow and John Dudley

      I am a few months late to get this out, but with hunting season just around the corner, the timing may be perfect.  Between Barklow and Dudley, there are decades of experience in the field.  I don't often get to spend time with both in the...



      Cleared Hot Episode 43 - Never Give Up

      A combination of recent events and a conversation with friends has had me thinking consistently thinking about adversity, and how we each decide to deal with our personal struggles.  Bottom line, some of us deal with them better than...


       2018-06-11  42m

      Cleared Hot Episode 42 - The Mother of all Military Q and A

      You had military questions, I had answers.  I did my best to work my way through them and answer as many as possible....Quiet professionals, leadership strengths and weaknesses, DEVGRU, preparing for combat physically and mentally, pros and cons...


       2018-06-04  1h32m

      Cleared Hot Episode 41 - Sean Hughes

      Sean is a writer, veteran, non-profit founder ( and a special needs father. He’s contributed to multiple media outlets including the Washington Post and Quartz and his first book Sixteen: A Rational Account of an Irrational Election was...


       2018-05-28  1h54m

      In Memoriam

      I wrote this for my blog: Confessions of an Idiot Memorial day means much more than just time off to some families.  It is a day to remember their loved ones, those that made the ultimate sacrifice.  We would be well served as a nation...


       2018-05-27  4m

      Cleared Hot Episode 40 - Josh Bridges

      Round 2 with the one and only Josh Bridges. Josh is a retired Navy SEAL. We met when I was putting him through basic SEAL training known as BUD/s (Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL). Post training we served together at SEAL Team Three. Post military our paths constantly crossed in the competitive CrossFit ecosystem. Josh has been competing in the CrossFit Games since before he left military service, meaning he found the time to train in the limited off time associated with an already...


       2018-05-21  1h26m

      Cleared Hot Episode 39 - Q and A from the Internet

      Answers to a variety of questions from the internet with topics ranging from Situational Awareness, finding your purpose and meaning both inside the military and when you leave, Andy Stumpf hunting camp curriculum, and snake oil salesman in uniform.


       2018-05-14  1h5m

      Cleared Hot Episode 38 - Camp Thunder Chicken with John Dudley and Trevor Thompson

      A Thunder Chicken is a turkey, at least that is what I have been told. This episode is from our hunting camp deep in the back country of Kansas, where we were competing in the World Turkey Hunting Championships. Spoiler alert, we did not win. After two days in a blind I did not see a single turkey. I heard one, I think. The best part of any hunting trip for me so far has been the people, this trip was no different. Instead of being the new kid on the block in the archery world, I got...


       2018-04-23  1h5m