Turning Steel with ret- Navy SEAL Dan Cerrillo

Dan Cerrillo  is a Senior Coach for SEALFIT, and owner of CrossFit Bellevue in Bellevue, WA. Coach Dan is a former Navy SEAL (BUD/S class 194) with more than 13 years experience in the SEAL teams.

While on active duty, Dan completed six overseas deployments, including over a hundred combat operations during Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cerrillo was also a Master Trainer at Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training.

Turning Steel is a comprehensive training program that covers Short and Long Range Shooting, Cover, Concealment and Stalking, Immediate Action Drills, Close Quarter Battle, Personal Defense

Man Up and Humble Down

Retired Navy SEAL and author of Powerful Peace Robert DuBois is back for part III (part I, part II) of the conversation with Michael Ostrolenk. In this podcast Rob emphasizes that a meaningful peace between individuals, groups, or countries requires dialog, trust, respect, and recognizing the dignity of unfamiliar cultures and individuals. In summary, man up and be accountable for one’s mistakes and humble down to listen & learn from others’ points of view.  Rob depicts his gradual realization of these truths through vivid glimpses of his journeys across the globe. Hard lessons learned from Turkish bars, make-shift strip clubs, and Perdue Chicken all come to light in today’s exchange. Learn more at PowerfulPeace.net about Rob’s book and his work to promote smart power, cultural competency and ultimately stop the needless harm and loss resulting from misplaced and unbridled hate.

Keeping the peace is more than the ability to kick ass.

Establishing global security requires a holistic approach not just a superiority in breaking things, explains retired Navy SEAL Robert DuBois in part II (part I, part III) of his conversation with Michael Ostrolenk.  To illustrate this (and in a nod to the late Stephen Covey) Rob divides his book, Powerful Peace, into four sections: body, mind, heart, and soul. In addition to discussing these 4 divisions of the book, Rob reveals a personal experience from Abu Ghraib prison that prompted a greater appreciation of alternate perspectives.  Learn more at PowerfulPeace.net about Rob’s book and his work to promote smart power, cultural competency and ultimately stop the needless harm and loss resulting from misplaced and unbridled hate.

Moving from “Us vs. Them” to Powerful Peace

Retired Navy SEAL Robert DuBois witnessed the September 11th attack on America live on TV while deployed in an Arab country. No cheers were heard from the Arab SEALs watching in the same room with Rob and his American SEAL team.  The Arab SEALs were appalled and angered by this terrorist act of war. It isn’t simply “us versus them” realized Rob. In this podcast with Michael, Rob recounts this and other “lessons on peace from a lifetime at war,” the subtitle of his book Powerful Peace.  The two dimensional “us versus them” paradigm that’s dominated human history is antiquated and irrelevant in today’s connected world. It’s time to become accountable for the consequences of irresponsible use of force, explains Mr. DuBois.  Learn more at PowerfulPeace.net about Rob’s book and his work to promote smart power, cultural competency and ultimately stop the needless harm and loss resulting from misplaced and unbridled hate.

Inside SEAL Team Six

Don Mann spent 18 years as a Navy SEAL and was a member of the exclusive and elite SEAL Team Six for 8 of those years.  Following the events of May 2, 2011 and the raid on the Osama Bin Laden compound by SEAL Team Six, Don felt compelled to give the world a glimpse into this secretive military unit and wrote Inside SEAL Team Six: My Life and Missions with America’s Elite Warriors.  Mr. Mann joins Michael Ostrolenk in this podcast to discuss his book – parts of which have been censored by the U.S. Government.  In addition to revealing the history of this special ops force, Mr. Mann also gives his assessment of the possible consequences of  President Obama’s decision to publicly acknowledge the existence of the team including divulging the identities of its members. Michael and Don also discuss what it takes to build the mental and physicial toughness needed to become a SEAL and the extreme psychological, fitness, and endurance challenges these men face. Don Mann is also the author of The Modern Day Gunslinger: The Ultimate Handgun Training Manual and the forthcoming The U.S. Navy SEAL Survival Handbook.

SEAL training & exceeding mental & physical thresholds

Whether you are an aspiring Navy SEAL, current military personnel seeking to improve your skill set, or just want to challenge your mental and physical toughness, SEAL Training Adventures provides training courses that will test and improve your ability to perform in the extreme conditions expected our U.S. special operations forces. In this podcast hosted by Michael Ostrolenk, SEAL Training Adventures CEO & NYC chiroprator Dr. Stephen Erle explains what inspired him to become a trainer of these elite endurance athletes and also gives a glimpse at what participants can expect from their training experience. Do you have the mettle to push forward through your perceived mental and physical thresholds?