Tim O'Donnell (TO as he's affectionately known) is currently America's top male long-course triathlete and has been a leader at Team RWB since our earliest days. He has served on our advisory board and has coached at our triathlon camp since 2013. Tim is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and is a six time champion of the Armed Forces Triathlon.
We have a great conversation that includes:
Tim has been such an amazing ambassador for Team RWB and for veterans in general. We are incredibly proud to have him on our team and we are excited to bring you this awesome interview!
Matthew "Griff" Griffin is a co-founder of Combat Flip Flops in Kabul, Afghanistan. Combat Flip Flops is a service minded, dynamic company that creates cool stuff in dangerous places around the world - advancing their belief in "business, not bullets" to end global conflicts. He served in the 75th Ranger Regiment with three tours to Afghanistan and one to Iraq, and is now spending his time to make the world a better place - his company uses some of their profits to send Afghan girls to school, and to clear land mines.
In this episode, we cover a ton of important topics including:
Annie Okerlin is an amazing woman who has committed herself to supporting Veterans and their families through yoga. Her organization, Exalted Warrior Foundation provides adaptive yoga in the military setting and trains yoga teachers to best serve military members. She's a great friend to Team RWB and has coached at multiple Leadership and Athletic Camps.
We have a very enlightening discussion around:
This episode is full of great information and tools to help you and your loved ones live a richer, happier life.
Sebastian Junger is a best-selling author and oscar-nominated film maker. He's been a war correspondent in places like Bosnia and Afghanistan and is very familiar with both combat and soldiers. His latest book, Tribe, contrasts modern society with the more communal social environments of our past. In doing so, Junger illuminates how many of the challenges that Veterans face, including PTSD, may have more to do with life at home than they do with combat.
In this very candid interview, we cover some provocative topics like:
Sebastian's work, and our discussion, highlight the need for organizations like Team RWB. The human need for connection, belonging, and purpose are deeply coded into our DNA. Unfortunately, many in today's society feel more isolated than ever. By coming together, in our communities, through positive activities, we're building a very important tribe that just may remind America how great it feels to work together.
Captain(Retired) Florent (Flo) Groberg is a French-America military officer and the recipient of the Medal of Honor. He was born in France to an American father and a French-Algerian mother and moved to the United States as a child. He served in the US Army where, in August 2012, he was severally wounded while attempting to thwart a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, and action for which he was ultimately awarded the our nation's highest medal for valor.
In this episode, we cover a ton of great stuff, including:
This conversation is a rare, inside look at the making of a real-life American Hero.