Warrior Talk Radio with Jenn Griff is deeply honored to have Nicholas Koumalatsos, Ken Meyer, and Dr. William Bradford on tonight!
Nick joined the Marine Corps at 19 but not without a fight. Because of his troubled youth, Nick had to seek legal counsel just to be accepted. He suffered from a wrist injury within his first week of bootcamp. He spent five and a half months in basic training but graduated company honor grad. It was his perseverance through adversity that set the tone for his future and a foreshadowing of things to come.
Nick went on to become a 12 year Special Operations Marine Corps veteran with Marine Reconnaissance and Marine Special Operations Command. He has deployed in support of OIF/OEF and other places all over the world. Has trained foreign police, military, and militia in several countries.
His military career prepared him for successful leadership and strategic operational planning. Nick is the CEO of two successful businesses. An international training and consulting company, Survival Tactical Systems and an adventure apparel company Skallywag.
Nick has heart for his community first and foremost. It is his life mission to see his brother’s successful. Nick started The Raider Project. His mission is to connect with MARSOC and other USMC combat veterans to help them transition smoothly, peacefully and successfully into the private sector. Nicholas also recently started Robin Hood Pictures. This is a project his is very passionate about. He set out to produce movies FOR THE PEOPLE. Without a religious or political agenda. Movies that set us apart for telling the stories of the men who have given everything for their country. Men who have altered the course of our history. To paint a picture of the struggle with a transition from the wages of war. His hopes that the movie he produces will be an eye opening portrayal of what our modern day veterans are facing. These stories don’t always have happy endings, but they have significant ones. Nick hopes to inspire action for the veteran community and celebrate their successes.
Ken Meyer Ken is a U.S. Air Force Security Police veteran diagnosed with severe Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). Ken has a strong, supportive family who would not give up on him. Eventually, he sought out counseling and worked his way to becoming a productive member of society. He was introduced to the Lone Survivor Foundation, where he started volunteering. Through LSF he found new purpose.
He is introducing my 628 mile “Never Quit March for Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) Awareness”. Ken is paying tribute to the 19 servicemen who lost their lives during Operation Red Wings on 6/28/05, and the 22 veterans who lose their battle to PTS every day. During his 628 mile march, he will alternate between walking 19 miles per day and 22 miles per day. Along the way, he will be spreading awareness for PTS.
He will start the journey at my VFW Post 4709, in Conroe and end at Crystal Beach in time for Texas Frog Fest 2016. All proceeds from fundraising will be donated to the Lone Survivor Foundation to help their mission to restore, empower, and renew hope for our wounded service members. Ken has planned stops at Texas A&M University, Austin, Ft. Hood/ Killeen, Midlothian, back down to Houston and ending up at Crystal Beach to the Texas Frog Fest 2016. KILO 19 – THE FINAL LEG OF THE NEVER QUIT MARCH. The final leg of the march will start at the Bolivar Peninsula ferry landing and end at the 3rd annual Texas Frog Fest to kick off the start of the festival.
Dr. William C. “Brute” Bradford, PhD (Northwestern), LLM (Harvard), is Attorney General of the Chiricahua Apache Nation, a former Army intelligence and military police officer, and an academic with over 30 published articles on strategy, national security, terrorism, the law of war, and radical Islam. Dr. Bradford taught at the National Defense University and he is a frequent commentator in U.S. and foreign media.
The threat of radical Islam, the financial instability of the U.S., and the erosion of traditional American moral values form the basis of his research, scholarship, and advocacy. He is married to his childhood sweetheart, Shoshana Bradford. He enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling, cooking, and singing.