Global Recon

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:

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GRP 151-The die is cast:A Special Missions Sergeant Major Bill Delaporte

Joining me for this podcast is retired Army Sergeant Major Bill Delaporte. Delaporte is part owner of Archon Ready Group, which teaches marksmanship. Delaporte served in the Army's Special Missions Unit for 17 years, where he became an assault team leader deploying as an operator 13 times. We talked about Bill's army career, the second amendment, and more. Enjoy.

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GRP 150-EDGE: On the Front Lines of the Rhino War in Africa

My guest for this podcast is Nathan Edmondson, the co-founder and President of EDGE. Eco Defense Group (EDGE) plays a pivotal role in the counter-poaching Rhino war in Africa. Utilizing the skill sets of American Tier 1 Operators, they train and develop counter-poacher and Ranger units combatting poaching and illegal wildlife trafficking in coordination with the office of defense cooperation through the consulate general and other official channels in Africa...


 2020-08-14  1h16m

GRP 149-Medal of Honor Recipient Staff Sergeant Ronald J. Shurer

GRP 149-My guest for this podcast is Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sergeant Ronald Shurer. Ron passed away due to complications from Lung Cancer on May 14th, 2020. He was 41 years old. I want to extend my condolences to his wife, Miranda, his two boys, my buddy Ryan, his teammates, and co-workers from the Secret Service.

Ron deployed twice to Afghanistan as a Medic in the 3rd Special Forces Group with ODA 3336...


 2020-08-09  1h50m

GRP 148-The MARSOC 3: The story of three Raiders and their struggle with the military justice system

Joining me for this week’s podcast is a retired Marine Special Operations Task Force Commander Fred Galvin, and Army veteran, gold star wife, and current spouse to a MARSOC Raider Destiny Draher. On January 1st, 2019 Gunnery Sgt. Joshua Negron, Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Draher and Chief Petty Officer Eric Gilmet were assaulted by a drunk former Green Beret working as a civilian contractor in Erbil, Iraq during a night out.

One of the Marines threw a punch back knocking the contractor out...


 2020-05-07  1h12m

GRP 147- No Ordinary Dog: A Special Missions Dog Handler at War

Joining me for this week’s podcast is Author and Navy SEAL Will Chesney. Chesney served for 3 years at SEAL Team 4 before screening and being selected to serve as a Tier 1 Operator. He has deployed multiple times as a Dog Handler and Operator until he was medically retired after getting blown up in Afghanistan. The book is the story of Will and his SEAL dog Cairo.

Cairo served with Will for multiple rotations including after getting shot by an enemy fighter wielding an AK-47...


 2020-04-30  1h23m

GRP 146-A Wise Man Does His Own Work: The Story of a British Volunteer in The Fight Against ISIS

Joining me for this week’s podcast is author and veteran of the war in Syria Ed Nash. Ed, is a civilian from the United Kingdom who spent his early 20’s traveling the world. He would eventually go on to work with the Free Burma Rangers(FBR). The FBR is a volunteer organization led by a former American Special Forces Officer which provides aid to civilians in war zones around the globe...


 2020-04-24  1h1m

GRP 145-Defender that shall not be seen: Shin Bet

GRP 145-Defender That Shall Not be Seen

My guest for this week's podcast is Tomer Israeli. Tomer is A veteran captain of the Israeli Defense Forces with over 20 years of both combat and instructional experience. He began his army career in the Sayeret Matkal - '92 Yuval which is Israel's Tier 1 counter-terrorism unit. He later served as a team member in a special recon team (Sayeret Golani - Orev '92 Dotan)...


 2020-03-27  1h4m

GRP 144-Wherever you go, go with all your heart: A MACV-SOG Team Leader at war

GRP 144-Wherever you go, go with all your heart: A MACV-SOG Team Leader at war

Co-hosting for this podcast is retired Chief Warrant Officer and 20 year Navy SEAL veteran Ron Mahrs. Our guest is Dr. Henry Thompson. Thompson served for 21 years in the United States Army in various leadership roles. He began his career as a Green Beret joining MACV-SOG running recon operations during the Vietnam war.



 2020-03-06  2h30m

GRP 143-Mosul: A film by a CIA counter terrorism officer

GRP 143-Mosul: A film by a CIA counter-terrorism officer

Joining me for this week’s podcast is former CIA counterterrorism officer Dan Gabriel. He served at the Agency for a decade until the killing of Osama Bin Laden when he decided it was time to pursue another passion of his: Film making. The film “Mosul” is entirely in Arabic. Written and directed by Gabriel, it shows the journey of a journalist from Bagdad as he documents the retaking of Mosul from ISIS...


 2020-02-28  1h12m

 2020-02-06  1h58m