Dallas Spartan Race

Q: What does your call sign mean to you? A: COMPASSION isn’t in the realm of feeling sorry for anyone, it’s about caring for that person enough to not let them settle. It’s about actually giving a shit.

 

Q: What branch of the military or LEO did you serve in (or are currently serving in), for how long, and what was your job?

A: I was an Army Airborne Interrogator/Russian Linguist. I was in for a little over 3 years.

 

Q: What is your best or most unforgettable OEW-related memory?
A: Hands down when Brandon Tennery went through our SkyDive program. The way he described his pain leaving his body during free fall was something I’ll never forget.

Q: What is the best thing about being a MAT?

A: Witnessing the change. The honorees that come through (and their families) are going to be pushed to their limit; and to be able to watch them surprise themselves, multiple times, during an event is something you just can’t describe. It’s really inspiring and motivating.

 

 

Q: What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in becoming a MAT?

A: Ask yourself if you’re doing this for the right reasons. Know your “why”. It’s a huge commitment in time and effort and we will hold everyone to the same standard.

 

Q: What is your daily contribution to OEW operations?

A: I am a part of the communication team and I have the privilege of interviewing our awesome Community Ambassadors.

 

Q: Favorite podcast or book (or both), if any.

A: My favorite book is David Goggins' Autobiography, Can't Hurt Me. I don’t care what anyone says about him; that guy took charge of his own life and made himself a machine. Not many people have the introspection to do that.

 

Check out our OEW Spotify channel! Each Call Sign will share their own playlists of music that gets them pumped for action or helps them chill during their workday. Follow our channel and receive updates whenever new playlists are posted!

 

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About INDOC: The application process to apply for the Masked Athlete Team, Warrior INDOC, is now an open enrollment. Pre-requisite is to have military or LEO experience with honorable discharge. E-mail: indoc@enduringwarrior.org for submission details.

 

Q: What does your call sign mean to you?

A: My call sign is Sacrifice. I wear it to represent those that have been injured but just as important, to show that our injuries don't define us, we do.

 

Q: What branch of the military did you serve in (or are currently serving in), for how long, and what was your job?

A: I served in many aspects as a military policeman in the US Army. Proudly served for 11 1/2 years as a patrolman, investigator, desk sergeant, combat MP, squad leader and Special Reaction Team Member.

 

Q: Why did you commit to the Masked Athlete program?

A: Because I was on the brink of suicide and a team athlete reached out to me. He issued a challenge along with a promise. The challenge was to prepare for a Spartan Race and the promise was that no matter what, I would finish. I finished with a bunch of people behind me who made me feel like I could do anything.

 

Q: What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in becoming a MAT?
A: The first is to make sure that you train harder than you ever trained before. All phases are going to challenge you, but the physical portion is the one that will test you most.

 

Q: What is the most challenging thing about being a MAT?

A: Not being able to be around each other all the time because we all live all over the Country. Once you become MAT member, this is your family.

 

 

Q: Motto or principle you live by.

A: The best way to overcome challenges and obstacles in your life, is to help others with theirs. (That used to be a figurative quote and now it's literal.)

 

Q: What is the best thing about being a MAT?

A: Watching the faces of the Honorees, their family members, and the crowd as an Honoree crosses the finish line conquering their challenges.

 

 

Check out our new Spotify channel! Each Call Sign will share their own playlists of music that gets them pumped for action or helps them chill during their workday. Follow our channel and receive updates whenever new playlists are posted!

 

Check out Sacrifice's playlist here.

 

Don't have Spotify? Click here to download now and enjoy FREE music on your mobile device or desktop.

 

About INDOC: The application process to apply for the Masked Athlete Team, Warrior INDOC, is now an open enrollment. Pre-requisite is to have military or LEO experience with honorable discharge. E-mail: indoc@enduringwarrior.org for submission details.