Combat Story (Ep 35): Jason Van Camp | Green Beret | Special Forces | Mission Six Zero | Author

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Today we hear the Combat Story of Jason Van Camp, a former Special Forces officer (Green Beret) and Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA) Commander in 10th Special Forces Group who served multiple combat deployments.

Jason played linebacker at West Point and served a two-year LDS-Mormon mission to Russia, and upon graduation won the prestigious General Loeffke Award for Excellence in Foreign Languages, before starting active duty. As a Green Beret, Jason brought the fight to AQ and led soldiers through dangerous Special Forces missions that honed his leadership and team building skills.

Since leaving the military, Jason founded and is Chairman of Mission Six Zero, a leadership development firm, and is also Executive Director and Co-Founder at Warrior Rising, which empowers veterans in business.

Jason is a Wall Street Journal and 2 x #1 Amazon Best Selling Author for his book Deliberate Discomfort: How U.S. Special Operations Forces Overcome Fear and Dare to Win by Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable and was recognized as a Top Military Entrepreneur of the Year in 2020.

I hope you enjoy his humble yet impactful Combat Story as much as I did.

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Show Notes

  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 0:54 - Jason Van Camp Guest Bio
  • 1:48 - Interview Begins
  • 3:44 - “I inspire other people to be the best version of themself.”
  • 5:11 - Military history of the family
  • 10:37 - The challenging West Point experience
  • 13:14 - The football experience
  • 15:52 - “You have to find a new purpose.”
  • 16:29 - “Your worth as an officer is based on your ability to run a two-mile run test.”
  • 22:33 - The Ranger School Idea
  • 28:08 - “I love being an army, more so than ever thought I would”
  • 28:19 - “I want to make an impact. I want to have a meaningful life. I want to have a purpose.”
  • 35:39 - A rollercoaster of emotions
  • 39:01 - “We had nowhere to go and nowhere to live.”
  • 40:53 - “’ Peshmerga’ is translated to ‘those who faced death.’”
  • 45:31 - “You’re in combat; you got to trust your gut.”
  • 49:23 - “I wouldn’t trade that for Rob’s life.”
  • 50:25 - Mission Six Zero
  • 50:29 - “I’m happiest when I’m being selfish about being selfless.”
  • 50:40 - The vision behind Warrior Rising
  • 51:31 - Jason’s interest in giving back
  • 53:48 - Outro

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