Conversations with American Heroes at the Watering Hole features weekly guests from the military, police and law enforcement, and firefighting community discussing issues important to our Nations defenders and first responders. Information on upcoming and previous edpisodes can be found at Previous first responder guests have come from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as well as other emergency first responders such as paramedics, emergency medical technicians and firefighters. Previous law enforcement and or policing topics have included: leadership in law enforcement; crime scene response; policing and stress; promotions and assessment centers; criminal investigations; computer crime; police corruption; police officer Rights; highway drug interdiction; police management; reality based training; swat operations; field training officer programs; police wife; leadership; becoming a police officer; search and seizure; homicide investigations; law enforcement intelligence; life coaching; maritime security; terrorists attacks and terrorism; school shootings; active shooter response; police tactics; officer survival; true crime; digital imaging; and serial killers. Military guest have come from the Marine Corps; Navy; Army; Air Force; and, Coast Guard. Previous military guests have discussed: terrorism; aviation history; surviving bootcamp; military doctrine; military tactics; the war on terror; the war in Iraq; the war in Afghanistan; and, military recruitment.


  • Military Families are Resilient

    Military Families are Resilient

    25/06/2015 Duración: 01h00s

    The June 25, 2015, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with Erica Trejo the Director of Military Families are Resilient at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services.  Erica Trejo is a Licenses Family Marriage Therapist and the Director of Military Families are Resilient at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services.  She is also a recent recipient of the National Council for Behavior Health’s Rising Star Award.

  • Conversation with a Marine Corps General

    Conversation with a Marine Corps General

    28/05/2015 Duración: 01h00s

    The May 28, 2015, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with retired Marine Corps General John Admire. Major General John Admire, USMC (ret.)  "is a Vietnam and Gulf War Marine. His 43-year United States Marine Corps career includes 33 years of active duty and 5 combat tours as an Infantry Marine, plus 10 years as a consultant and advisor with the US Joint Forces Command and Military Academy Headmaster. He commanded units world-wide at every level from an Infantry Platoon Leader in Vietnam to the Commanding General, 1st Marine Division in California. He served as the Senior Military Social Aide to the President of the United States at the White House, as the Marine Corps' Legislative Liaison to the United States Congress on Capitol Hill, and as a member of General Colin Powell's Joint Staff in the Pentagon. John is an Oklahoman, born and reared in Tulsa. He is a Phi Beta Kappa and Honors graduate of the University of Oklahoma with one Bachelor's and four Master's degrees."  Major General J

  • What Cops Watch

    What Cops Watch

    21/05/2015 Duración: 01h00s

    The May 21, 2015, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with Captain Chris DiGiuseppi, Saint Louis Lake Police Department, and Mike Wilkerson, the creators of the podcast What Cops Watch. About the Guests What Cops Watch is a podcast that provides reviews and a law enforcement perspective on popular film and television. Chris DiGiuseppi is an award winning and local bestselling author from his first novel, The Light Bringer and has been traditionally published five times.  Chris has over 20 years in Law Enforcement at various levels up to and including Assistant Chief of Police. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Northwestern University School of Police Staff Command. He is trained in various aspects of Law Enforcement and holds degrees in Human Resources and Business Administration.  Chris lives with his wife and children in Missouri. Mike Wilkerson has been creating podcast content for over a decade. In that time, he has provided the capture, edit, and promotion for all

  • Becoming an Effective and Powerful Public Speaker

    Becoming an Effective and Powerful Public Speaker

    14/05/2015 Duración: 01h00s

    The May 14, 2015, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with Josh Weddell, police officer, military veteran and motivational speaker.   Program Date:  May 14, 2015 Program Time: 1500 hours, PACIFIC Topic: Becoming an Effective and Powerful Public Speaker About the Guest Josh Weddell as 19 years of experience in public service.  He has been a volunteer firefighter, is a military veteran and now a police officer.  Josh is also the owner ofNever Give Up Solutions, providing “speeches to motivate, encourage, inspire, team work and stress management to all types of audiences.”

  • Zero Point Leadership

    Zero Point Leadership

    26/02/2015 Duración: 01h01min

    Paul McFadden is Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder of Zero Point Leadership™, a science-based leadership development & coaching firm with foundations in neuroscience, intelligent stress management and social intelligence. He co-developed the neuroLeader System™ and is Co-Founder of neuroLeader University™, a virtual brain-based leadership development academy. He is also Adjunct Faculty with OPM's Center for Leadership Development (OPM-CLD), the Federal Executive Institute (FEI) and the Eastern Management Development Center (EMDC) where he teaches mid – executive level government leaders the Neuroscience of Leadership & the Science of Resilience. Paul has been exemplifying leadership excellence for over (20) years in the Private, Public and Volunteer sectors. He is recognized in the leadership development community for his innate ability to help leaders, teams and organizations solve their most challenging problems through the integration of strategies and techniques grounded in science-based re

  • Transitioning from the Military to Private Enterprise

    Transitioning from the Military to Private Enterprise

    19/02/2015 Duración: 01h00s

    The February 19, 2015, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with former United States Marine, and Founder and Managing Director for Budget Blinds of Fulshear, Texas, Cedric Cook. Cedric Cook is the Founder and Managing Director for Budget Blinds of Fulshear serving areas West of Houston Texas. Cedric is supported by wife (Rita) who also serves as a Managing Director and they have two children (Tiara and Bryson). Cedric founded Budget Blinds of Fulshear in October 2014 after spending more than 19 years working in Information Technology.  Prior to launching a Budget Blinds franchise, he has maintained a thriving career with IBM Corporation for more than 11 years and also spent 2 years with Dell Computers, just to name a few.  Cedric’s excitement for entrepreneurialism was induced by his experiences in the corporate workforce and foundation in military leadership principals. Throughout his career, Cedric has always maintained close ties with Military service members as recognition of his ow

  • Tattoo Zoo: A Novel of the Afghan War

    Tattoo Zoo: A Novel of the Afghan War

    22/01/2015 Duración: 01h00s

    Paul Avallone, USA "spent three-plus years in Afghanistan as a Green Beret then an embedded civilian journalist." Paul Avallone is the author of Tattoo Zoo: A Novel of the Afghan War. According to the book description Tattoo Zoo "is a novel that could only have been written by a veteran of more than three years in the Afghan War -- as a Green Beret then a civilian embedded journalist. America's longest war is compressed into a charged forty-six hours with the GIs of the Tattoo Zoo platoon trapped fighting a fierce Taliban in a nowhere piece of picturesque real estate called Wajma Valley, as they are left hung out to dry by a politically correct four-star command hell-bent on prosecuting them for war crimes or just letting them die in place. You will be taken into the heart and soul of the American soldier -- from private to general. You will be with the soldiers, you will be with the command, and you will be swept into the Afghan War on a visceral level of extreme verisimilitude.  If you've been in the war,

  • PTSD Awareness and Support

    PTSD Awareness and Support

    15/01/2015 Duración: 01h00s

    The January 15, 2015, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with former Marine Captain and Afghanistan War Veteran, Brad Jones the author of Black Walls Turn Gray. Brad Jones is a "former captain and a Marine veteran of the Afghanistan War. Born in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, he grew up in Salt Lick, a small town in Northeast Kentucky. He graduated from Morehead State University, University of Louisville and Sullivan University with degrees in Political Science and Business. Joining the service in October 2000, he served in the 1st Battalion 6th Marines and in the 6th Marine Regiment, and was deployed to Okinawa, South Korea, Japan, Liberia and, in 2004, Afghanistan. He is a member of a local Marine Corps League detachment. Today, he resides in Lexington and is the father of a 7-year-old daughter. Writing this book was a transformative experience for him, and he hopes to help other veterans and their families by using this novel to spread awareness and support for PTSD. He is available for i

  • Against the Tide: Rickovers Leadership Principles

    Against the Tide: Rickover's Leadership Principles

    08/01/2015 Duración: 01h00s

    The January 8, 2015, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with Rear Admiral Dave Oliver, United States Navy (ret.), the author of Against the Tide: Rickover's Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy. Rear Admiral Dave Oliver, USN (Ret.) is "a 1963 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who spent thirty-two years in the Navy, served at sea on board both diesel-electric and nuclear submarines, commanded a nuclear submarine, and served as chief of staff of the Seventh Fleet. His final military tour was as principal deputy to the civilian Navy acquisition executive. During the Clinton administration he was Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and in the Bush administration he was the director of management and budget for the Coalition Forces in Iraq. After leaving the Navy he was the CEO of the EADS, North America Defense Company as well as an executive at Northrop Grumman and Westinghouse. He now lives in Northern California."   Rear

  • Operation: Next Chapter

    Operation: Next Chapter

    18/12/2014 Duración: 01h01min

    Operation: Next Chapter is “working with Soldier’s Angeles Project: Valour-IT to provided 100 voice-controlled, adaptive lap-top computers for military personnel who have lost the use of their hands.  Vietnam Veteran and author Cym Lowell will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of his latest novel, Jasper’s War, to purchase these individually adapted computers which cost $500 a piece.  The laptops allow warriors who are healing from amputations, paralysis, eye injuries, burns and brain trauma to stay in touch with their family and their units during their recovery period.” Cym Lowell "was born in Montana to academics and spent his youth traveling the world. To put it politely, he was an undistinguished student, rewarded with assignment to the U.S. Navy at 18. After two years in Vietnam, college and law school were a challenge. Being a veteran in the political turbulence of the late 1960s and early 1970s taught humility. Raising three children in the Midwest and Texas brought love and responsibi

  • Backing the Badge: Critical Incident Support

    Backing the Badge: Critical Incident Support

    11/12/2014 Duración: 01h01min

    The December 11, 2014, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with Sergeant Gary Bush, Marion County Sheriff’s Office (ret.), Detective Michael J. Saxe, New York City Police Department, (ret.), Dr. Alison Brown, CEO ENCOMPASS, LLC    and Mike Ohren, Vice President, ENCOMPASS, LLC. About the Guests While critical incidents are commonplace within the realm of law enforcement, providing an effective response is not. During the interview, we will explore a few scenarios that span the career of two law enforcement professionals; Sgt. Gary Bush (Retired Marion County Sheriffs Office/Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Detective Michael J. Saxe Retired New York City Police Department) A couple that are typical/expected in a law enforcement career and the other, an atypical event that we pray will never occur again.  We will look at the effects this had on each law enforcement professional. Sgt. Bush had no CISM or Peer Support services offered. Detective Saxe had the services available. What are the

  • The Disabled Veterans Story

    The Disabled Veteran's Story

    04/12/2014 Duración: 01h00s

    The December 4, 2014, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with former Major Miguel Reece, USAF (ret.) the author of The Disabled Veteran's Story: The Sacrifices of our Veterans and Their Families. Major Miguel Reece, United States Air Force, (ret.) "is a military veteran with more than thirty years of service as both an enlisted member and an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He served in Vietnam and the Middle East, as well as a member of Stabilization Forces in the Balkans. Major Reece was born in the Panama Canal Zone. He has a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. After thirty years in the Air Force, he served for ten years with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Major Reece enjoyed working with veterans and making a difference in the lives of the beneficiaries. He often visited veterans with their families in their homes, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, relative’s homes, under bridges, in park

  • Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler

    Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler

    20/11/2014 Duración: 01h00s

    Don Feeney is "a retired United States Diplomat and United States Air Force officer. He has a Masters of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Southern California, and teaches graduate school part-time. Don lives with his wife Andi, and their cat, Kismet, in Indian Harbor Beach, Fla."  Don Feeney is that author of Gathering No Moss: Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler. According to the book description of Gathering No Moss: Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler, "Don Feeney has seen it all. As a diplomat working for the United States, he served in embassies and consulates around the world. As an air force officer, he had some daring exploits of varying levels of sanity and sophistication. He's lived, worked, and played in more than fifty countries on five continents. In his memoir Gathering No Moss, Feeney recalls his three-decade trip down the wild, weird, and surprising journeys of his life. A somewhat reluctant traveler, he conveys the heavy burden of loneliness on the ro

  • Inside the US Marshal’s Office

    Inside the US Marshal’s Office

    13/11/2014 Duración: 01h01min

    Walter B. Biondi, a  was the U.S. marshal for southern West Virginia and chief of the U.S. Marshal's Service Office of Inspections in Rosemont, Ill.  He was an instructor for the marshal service and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Criminal Investigation School. He later served as chief of the Marshal's Training Academy in Brunswick, Ga. He also has served as coordinator of INTERPOL's international fugitive apprehension program. Walter B. Biondi retired after a 30 year career in law enforcement which included working for the Metropolitan Police Department (Washington, DC), the US Marshals Service and the US Customs Service.  Walter B. Biondi is the author of Jeremiah's Tale and The Promiscuous Puppeteer.

  • Travel and Culture with the US Army

    Travel and Culture with the US Army

    06/11/2014 Duración: 01h01min

    The November 6, 2014, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with Lieutenant Colonel Lori D. Renwick, USA. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Lieutenant Colonel D. Renwick’s first assignment was a year tour in South Korea, north of the “no smile line” with the 2nd Infantry Division.  After promotion to Captain she was deployed to Bosnia and Herzegovina in an Aviation Liaison position in Mostar.  After that deployment she attended Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course and was subsequently deployed to Qatar.  After eight years of active duty she transferred to the New Your National Guard.  Lieutenant Colonel Renwick then volunteered for a deployment to Iraq where she was a military police battalion intelligence officer. Lieutenant Colonel Lori D. Renwick has earned numerous awards and certificates throughout her 17 year military career, to include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, one oak leaf cluster, Army Ac



    30/10/2014 Duración: 01h01min

    American Heroes Radio features a conversation with the writer, director & producer of Trooper, Christopher Martini; and, the executive producer, Lieutenant Colonel Lori D. Renwick, USA. Trooper is a film about an Iraq Veteran as he struggles to come to grips with the changes war has made in his life & those around him. Murphy O'Shea an Iraq Veteran, has a hard time re-adjusting to society upon his return from a long tour. His world crumbles when he discovers his father, a Vietnam Veteran, is dying. His brother, currently on tour, reminds him to "shut up and take it". Christopher Martini's was a child actor on a film for HBO, acting opposite John Lithgow. In 1996 Chris graduated from NYU film school & has been working as a feature film editor. Chris' short film, "The Stone Child", about a Lakota Native-American boy coming of age, played at over 20 film festivals, and aired on Channel 13 in NYC. Chris' first feature film, "Trooper" earned Chris the "Renaissance Man Award" at the 2011 Garden State

  • The Police Procedural

    The Police Procedural

    28/08/2014 Duración: 01h02min

    Joe DeCicco is a retired New York City Detective who originally attended college to practice electrical engineering. After working as a lighting designer for several years, life circumstances decreed that he join the New York City Police Department in 1973. He has spent more than half his service in plainclothes; including over four years as an Organized Crime Control Bureau narcotics investigator, one year with Brooklyn Central Robbery and more than three years with the Brooklyn South Detective Division assigned to the 62nd Squad in Bensonhurst. After spending twenty years on the streets of New York, Joe happily retired with over twenty awards and decorations on July 4th 1993, uniquely celebrating his own independence day and combining it with our Nation Holiday. Joe explains that his writings come from an inner need to share his experiences with others in a well-defined attempt to show that, “The Job”, is not a vocation but an avocation that spans all the nuances of the human spirit. His entertaining work

  • Death of an American Fighting Soldier

    Death of an American Fighting Soldier

    24/07/2014 Duración: 56min

    Staff Sergeant M. David Davis, USA (ret.), is a decorated combat veteran, military advisor &  nuclear weapons specialist.  He is also a soldier dying within months.  Not in the line of duty, but death due to negligence.  His death will be as a result of the Veterans Administration doctors who misdiagnosed his illness. According to SSG Davis, during “the last 10 years, I have been seen by the VA for sores which they gave me antibiotic creams & antibiotics by mouth with never having a biopsy. Last fall, I complained again to the VA & I was told, "Maybe warts or have I ever had HIV."  In February, I complained to the VA again and told my VA doctor who refused the records and the civilian doctor’s card to call. The VA doctor said, “I do not want an outside opinion and would not call.” After much complaining about a cyst on the right side of my face the doctor planned to have it taken out. Two days later I was diagnosed with metastases malignant melanoma, stage 4.  Further tests revealed, 6 tumors in

  • Hope, Resiliency and Perseverance

    Hope, Resiliency and Perseverance

    19/04/2014 Duración: 01h00s

    Sean P. Hoggs "is a decorated retired military veteran of over 24 years.  He has served as both a commissioned officer and an enlisted member of the United States Air Force.  He is a native of Plainfield, NJ and is currently a Senior Aerospace Instructor in his home state of New Jersey.  Named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans in 2007, he is a noted mentor and role model to inner city youth. An internationally recognized humanitarian, he is also proud to be a 2011 Hall of Fame inductee at the Plainfield, NJ High School.  He currently lives in Columbus, NJ with his wife of twenty-five years and their son.  They have four children in all, ranging in age from sixteen to twenty-seven."  Sean P. Hoggs is the author of The Bastard Child: A Story of Hope, Resiliency and Perseverance. According to the book description of The Bastard Child: A Story of Hope, Resiliency and Perseverance, "The Bastard Child is the long awaited autobiography by author Sean P. Hoggs. His gripping true-life story takes the reader

  • Honor Flight

    Honor Flight

    05/04/2014 Duración: 01h01min

    The April 5, 2014, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with Vietnam era veteran, retired law enforcement official and founder of Honor Flight New England. Joe Byron is the founder of Honor Flight New England. Honor Flight New England is a non-profit organization that transports World War II Veterans to the World War II Memorial in Washington DC at no cost to the veteran. Joe is a Vietnam era veteran, retired law enforcement officer and recognized expert in elder crime issues. After retiring he served as the Senior Services Coordinator with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and went on to work as a criminal investigator with the New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Unit. He is responsible for the introduction of House Bill 180, which made the neglect of an elderly, disabled or impaired adult in New Hampshire a crime. Honor Flight New England is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for their sacrifices.

página 1 de 13