Today I have the great honor of interviewing Captain Mark Silvers and Captain Sean Gobin, two combat veterans and the founders of “Warrior Hike”.
Captain Sean Gobin enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1994 as an infantryman and received his commission upon graduating from the University of Mississippi in 2001.
As an Armor Officer, Sean served as a platoon commander in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and again in 2005.
From 2010 to 2011, Sean served as an Afghan National Security Forces Development Officer in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon completion of Warrior Hike, Sean plans to pursue a Masters Degree in Business Administration at the University of Virginia.
Captain Mark Silvers enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2006 and received his commission upon graduating from the University of Virginia in 2007. While deployed to Afghanistan from 2009 to 2010, Mark served as a platoon commander.
Captian Silvers deployed again from 2011 to 2012 as the 2d Marine Division Aide-de-Camp. Following his time in the Marine Corps and the completion of Warrior Hike, Mark will pursue a Masters Degree in Business Administration at the University of Virginia.
Together Mark and Sean founded warrior hike and successfully hiked all 2180 miles of the Appalachian Trail and hosted 38 separate fund raisers at Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts along the trail to raise donations in order to purchase adaptive vehicles for veterans who have suffered multiple amputations during combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Resources for Today’s Show…
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- TSP Copper
- Be Part of Episode 1000
- Meet Jack at the Hickory, NC Self Reliance Expo
- The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day)
- Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day)
- Warrior Hike – (Official Site)
- Warrior Hike on Facebook
- Warrior Hike on Twitter
- Survival Lessons from the Aguan River Valley
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