Here’s what came across the Comms Check Portal to us during the past week.

//SOFREP Radio

I just discovered that you guys are still doing Sofrep Radio. I was subscribed to the old channel on iTunes from when you were doing it with Quinn. I had to search again for Sofrep. I’m stoked that you’re still in business, because I had been having some withdrawals!

– Scott

Hey Scott, you and a bunch of other folks have been pinging us hard about the show, and indeed we ARE still doing SOFREP Radio! We made some technology which required us to scrap our old iTunes account. The updated SOFREP Radio channel links directly to our iTunes channel, and our new episodes are available to you Android and PC users on our SOFREP YouTube Channel.

– Charlie

//Maybe a Fake?

I got a guy at work at swears he is former Ranger and Special Ops. He even has stickers on his car. But he’s dumb as a box of rocks and really fat. I call bullshit. How can I verify anything he is saying??

– Scott

Hey Scott, we get letters like this all the time. We have written about “How to Identify a Military Fake,” and we occasionally publish ‘Phony SEAL of the Week‘ courtesy of Don Shipley. Jack wrote his “Ode to the Uber SOF Faker,” and we were very proud to have participated in knocking out this Navy SEALs Charity scamDon has given some pretty good how-to info in “Stolen Valor & The Scourge of Navy SEAL Imposters: Part 2.” 

But that’s all we at SOFREP are interested in doing. We don’t typically pursue military posers because it’s too time-consuming and expensive, and there’s liability issues involved. If someone is just an outright d-bag and they ‘earn’ our attention, well then, pity them. But otherwise, we are not in the day-to-day business of outing posers. 

 – Charlie

//Annual Subscriptions

Have you guys considered having an annual membership fee? I’d prefer to pay once a year. Also, an annual membership would make a great gift – holidays are fast approaching.

– Helen

Hi Helen, and thank you for reading and supporting SOFREP! In fact, we DO offer the annual subscriptions. You can view them at our ‘Annual Subscriptions‘ page. And we are working hard on the gift certificates – we’re like inches away from launching that one, so please stay tuned.

– Charlie 

//Leadership Info

I just subscribed to the website and so far I am really enjoying the great content. I wanted to make a suggestion, or I guess, a request. In his book Red Circle, Brandon Webb often referenced how some leaders were fantastic, the type of people who those under their command would follow them to whatever end. While on the other hand, some were terrible leaders. I was very interested as he explained how the captain of the USS Kitty Hawk spoke with everyone on a daily basis – how that ship, although older, was cleaner and enjoyed high moral. I would LOVE it if Brandon, or another contributor could expound on, according to their experiences in the special forces, the qualities that made (make) a great leader, and visa versa. I think it would even make for an excellent book.

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Thank you for the great website and information.

– Brian

Hey Brian,

We’ll look at doing a few posts to cover this type of thing, I’m also looking at doing a business leadership book covering this type of thing. Thanks for checking in.



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