"I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you!
And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon."
– President George W. Bush, September 14, 2001 at Ground Zero
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, changed America and the lives of Americans forever. Our Cadre conduct 9/11 Commemorative events around the country to honor and remember those we lost: the courageous First Responders and the soldiers who fought in the Global War on Terrorism. Cadre and all willing participants will share their 9/11 story: where were you, how did it change your life? Never Forget.
Jason started GORUCK so Monster could fulfill his destiny to become President of GORUCK Nation. And yeah, Lion King eat your heart out.
Chris enjoys long walks with Rucks, eating animal flesh (cooked and/or raw) and lifting large heavy objects. Don't let his "Soulcrusher" nickname scare you, he's a big Teddy Bear at heart! His favorite food: Protein. His favorite drink: Protein shake.
Ranger Bat, endurance events, and the life of a Green Beret made Mocha the million dollar man. As in, that's how much hardware he has in him. He loves his family, long walks with the four legged kids and 8-shot mocha's!
Former Israeli Defense Force Special Forces Operator with the elite Duvdevan, and now a GORUCK punisher we mean team builder, this Miami based machine enjoys guns, Florida sun, and yup you guessed it, America. Machine enjoys long walks on the beach, in a hoodie, with his dog.
Jerry hails from Michigan but has much love for Louisiana...so Geaux Blue! He believes in family, tradition, and good old healthy livin'. He once ran a 50K and will think twice about doing that again. He loves challenges and encourages competition, so be prepared to bring it.
Cleve believes that it's the simple things in life that are the key to happiness. Like a little pain, misery, and suffering to help bring out the best in us. Out of the Marines, and living in New Jersey. Cleve enjoys spending time with his family, rucking around, falling from the heavens, splashing around in the water, and of course drinking the nectar of the gods, BEER.
Dustin hails from Utah and spent 17 years in the military in Force Recon and later Marine Raiders with 9 deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. He has 2 Great Dane pups named Mo and Phyx. He currently resides in Tampa where he works a Joint job. He enjoys ninja kicks, ninja rolls, ninja kart wheels and ninjas.
After completing over 20 years in Special Operations, this California kid decided to put down roots in the South even picking up on the local colloquialism of y’all and fix’n. However, not to stray too far from his Mexi-Cali heritage, LDB does enjoy the occasional Margarita (or 2, or 3), and ordering Taco Bell in Spanish.
Fearing he would “miss the war,” Chris dropped out of the Nation’s oldest private military college, joined the Army, and was awarded the Green Beret. Known on his teams as either Norwich or Boy Scout, the tenants of each are captured in ink on his back. Now separated from Group he tries to impart those lessons learned to his small town police department. Chris is happily married to a remarkable woman and enjoys raising a daughter with a balance of glitter and grit.