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Combat Story

Sep 10, 2022

Today we hear a Combat Story from the very tip of the spear from “Dutch” Chris Moyer, a long-time special operator who spent 14 years in Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in addition to years at 1/75 Ranger Battalion, and CIA’s Global Response Staff (GRS).

Dutch walks us through a very open and honest approach to what it’s like operating in the elite ranks for so long, including the pressure, brotherhood, and chaos. He doesn’t shy away from sharing where he felt he fell short, and how, even after decades of service he still felt like he had more to give.

He saw combat in multiple theaters in the pre-and post-9/11 era, fighting at the same time as and friends with many of the former Tier 1 operators we’ve heard on this show.

Be sure to stick through to the end where we hear Dutch describe his own “Mr. Goodbar” story (if you don’t know about Mr. Goodbar, check out Episode 30) where Dutch ends up in a room one on one having to fight none other than John “Shrek” McPhee (from Episode 25

It’s hilarious. Dutch now runs DCM Consulting where he teaches military, government, and civilians how to apply the skills he learned in the Tier 1 community from shooting to CQB to leadership.

In fact, when I reached out to Dutch I had to leave him a message and his voicemail was one of the best I’ve ever heard and said something like “You’ve reached Dutch, I can’t take your call because I’m out on the range shooting, teaching CQB, or doing some other cool shit right now…”

I hope you enjoy this incredible peak behind the curtain of what it’s like in one of the most elite units in our military.

The video is all about Delta Force Sergeant Major, Dutch Moyer. If you want to learn more about Combat Story, you can click:

Show Notes

  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 0:38 - Guest Introduction (Dutch Moyer)
  • 2:15 - Interview begins
  • 11:09 - Not being a naturally gifted shooter
  • 18:55 - Important characteristics someone should have on a team
  • 26:33 - Earning another nickname, Simon, after "blowing himself up" with a Simon device prepping for a mission in Bosnia (
  • 41:10 - “Coolest thing I’ve ever done…” The difference coming back and what it is like at the different operational levels from Ranger to Tier 1 JSOC elements
  • 50:51 - Getting through selection
  • 58:13 - Imposter syndrome and how he handled shooting a paint round into the wall in the team room.
  • 1:03:21 - Combat Story - Longest air assault raid in history
  • 1:09:53 - The role of a Breacher
  • 1:16:29 - Stories of hard landings and crashes including a rooftop helicopter crash
  • 1:21:31 - Combat Story - Things go sideways during an ambush in Fallujah
  • 1:26:04 - Transitioning out of the elite level and wishing he had done more
  • 1:43:54 - DCM consulting for leadership through the evolutionary gun fighter process
  • 1:45:55 - What did you carry into combat?
  • 1:46:35 - Would you do it again?
  • 1:49:17 - Story of fighting John “Shrek” McPhee in hand to hand combat at the end of training
  • 1:52:50 - Listener comments and shout outs

This video covers the following subjects:

- Delta Force Sergeant Major - Ranger Battalion - CIA GRS - DCM Consulting Dutch Moyer DCM Consulting Founder Christopher “Dutch”

Moyer served 31 years in the Army – 26 of those in Special Operations.

He has taken part in over 1,000 successful combat assaults in classified & unclassified missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.

He found that the Army in the 1980s was not what he had hoped. After a five-year break, he returned. This time he “Wanted to be in the worst possible places with the best possible people.”

He became an Army Ranger and spent the last 14 years of his career with the elite Joint Special Operations Command. JSOC was created after the disastrous “Desert One” mission.

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