Navy SEAL Brent Gleeson joins us in studio for the podcast, which we livestreamed.  He has a new book out next week, it’s called “TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL’s 10 Fail-Safe Principles for Leading Through Change.”  Be sure to pre-order it.  The book gets into some of the takeaways Brent was able to deliver to the business world, and we hear all about it.  You might remember seeing Gleeson on NBC’s “Stars Earn Stripes” as a veteran cast member alongside Dale Comstock and the legend Chris Kyle.  Brent also writes a regular column for both Forbes and Inc. that we hope you check out.  We of course also get into Brent’s combat deployment history, getting into the SEALs pre-9/11, and the chaos the ensued.

I also feel it’s important to mention that recent guest of the podcast, Lt. Jim Downing, has passed away.  At the time when we interviewed him, Downing was the second oldest living Pearl Harbor survivor.  Feel free to re-live Jim’s story from Episode 246.  What a true hero and a patriot.  I know that he will be revered by both myself and this audience.