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Combat Story

Oct 23, 2021

Today we hear the Combat Story of Wes ‘H’ Hennessey, a retired Australian Special Forces Commando and 20 year veteran who deployed on numerous occasions to Afghanistan, Iraq, East Timor, Somalia, to name just a few.

He fought for years at the upper echelons of the Australian special operations community and was on joint operations with US-equivalents like DEVGRU in critical missions. 

He was later recognized with two US Bronze Star Medals, one with Valor, for his efforts, in addition to the coveted Australian Conspicuous Service Medal.

Since leaving the military, Wes has gone on to become a sought after brand ambassador, public speaker, and, most importantly, Veteran advocate.

He stands out from the crowd with a down to earth, honest, and truth-to-power personality and I hope you enjoy his combat story as much as I did.
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Show Notes

0:00 - Intro
1:05 - Guest bio for Wes “H” Hennessey
1:55 - Interview begins
3:41- What US State is Queensland like?
6:24 - Aussie Commandos vs SAS
16:32 - Communication once in the elite units
30:14 - The Commando pipeline
32:46 - Kit check was a favorite
38:26 - Can you tell who will make it through selection?
47:28 - The weight of leadership
51:35 - First deployment: Somalia
56:59 - First mission outside the wire
1:03:29 - Left a boy. Returned a man.
1:12:57 - Sent to Kandahar
1:24:04 - Honing the American accent
1:27:56 - Surviving a helicopter crash
1:56:49 - When the near death experiences build up
2:01:06 - Seven Horses Co and H’s next mission
2:10:55 - What did you carry into combat with you?
2:11:45 - Would you do it all again?
2:13:07 - Listener comments and shout outs!