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Combat Story

Dec 30, 2023

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Today we have round one of our two part Combat Story with an elite member of the Tier 1 community, Brent Tucker who completed over a dozen deployments with Special Forces and 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta (or more commonly referred to as Delta Force). Brent is now the founder of First Responder’s Coffee Company and First Responder’s Cigar Company, which uses the tag line ‘Coffee with a purpose’ because it directly supports the First Responder community. 

In our first round interview, we cover Brent’s unlikely path into the military, to include bringing along his brother and somehow going from Air Defense Artillery to Special Forces to Delta. In this episode, we also delve into Brent’s first deployments with 20th Group, which sounds very similar to a former guest who many will recall who went from 20th Group into Delta: Bob Keller.

Brent is what many of us expect when we think of the Delta Operator as his experiences downrange, book recommendations, friendships, and approach to life show. Please enjoy this wide ranging discussion with a former elite operator, Brent Tucker.

👇 Show Notes:

00:00 - Introduction
00:52 - Guest Profile: 
01:55 - Start of Interview
03:45 - Childhood and Sibling Relationships
10:23 - Fear Bfore and During Enlistment
14:44 - Family Business and Raising Kids
24:08 - Factor Meals Ad
25:27 - Family Discussions on Enlisting
27:11 - Recruiter Experience
30:45 - Deciding To Go Special Forces
38:01 - 1st Deployment and Going to Selection
52:52 - Raising Kids and Missing Missions
01:01:25 - Time in 20th Group
01:10:08 - Thinking of Quitting
01:18:34 - First Time in Combat
01:32:10 - Recommended Literature
01:51:35 - Experiences with Apaches
01:53:56  - Listener Comments and Feedback

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