Jul 31, 2021
Today we hear the Combat Story of Jason Van Camp, a former Special Forces officer (Green Beret) and Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA) Commander in 10th Special Forces Group who served multiple combat deployments.
Jason played linebacker at West Point and served a two-year LDS-Mormon mission to Russia, and upon graduation won the prestigious General Loeffke Award for Excellence in Foreign Languages, before starting active duty. As a Green Beret, Jason brought the fight to AQ and led soldiers through dangerous Special Forces missions that honed his leadership and team building skills.
Since leaving the military, Jason founded and is Chairman of
Mission Six Zero, a leadership development firm, and is also
Executive Director and Co-Founder at Warrior Rising, which empowers
veterans in business.
Jason is a Wall Street Journal and 2 x #1 Amazon Best Selling Author for his book Deliberate Discomfort: How U.S. Special Operations Forces Overcome Fear and Dare to Win by Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable and was recognized as a Top Military Entrepreneur of the Year in 2020.
I hope you enjoy his humble yet impactful Combat Story as much
as I did.
Find Jason Online:
Website Mission Six Zero
Website Warrior Rising
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Intro Song: Sport Rock from Audio Jungle
0:00 - Intro
0:54 - Jason Van Camp Guest Bio
1:48 - Interview Begins
3:44 - “I inspire other people to be the best version of themself.”
5:11 - Military history of the family
10:37 - The challenging West Point experience
13:14 - The football experience
15:52 - “You have to find a new purpose.”
16:29 - “Your worth as an officer is based on your ability to run a two-mile run test.”
22:33 - The Ranger School Idea
28:08 - “I love being an army, more so than ever thought I would”
28:19 - “I want to make an impact. I want to have a meaningful life. I want to have a purpose.”
35:39 - A rollercoaster of emotions
39:01 - “We had nowhere to go and nowhere to live.”
40:53 - “’ Peshmerga’ is translated to ‘those who faced death.’”
45:31 - “You’re in combat; you got to trust your gut.”
49:23 - “I wouldn’t trade that for Rob’s life.”
50:25 - Mission Six Zero
50:29 - “I’m happiest when I’m being selfish about being selfless.”
50:40 - The vision behind Warrior Rising
51:31 - Jason’s interest in giving back
53:48 - Outro