Jocko Podcast 115 with Dakota Meyer – Into The Fire, and Beyond the Call of Duty

100 thoughts on “Jocko Podcast 115 with Dakota Meyer – Into The Fire, and Beyond the Call of Duty

  1. Well CNN's 60minutes version of this story had me more then impressed with Dakota's story but that was like many of things news reports was a fluffy cotton candy version of Dakotas story . Listen to this has me utterly speechless people think they know this story they have no fucking clue . And presidents get monuments and get their faces on American currency !!!!! We are out of touch

  2. Gentlemen, THANK YOU for your service and sacrifice. This podcast was very humbling and gives me even more appreciation for the career you both chose. Thank you for being raw and open. Very inspiring to a 27-year cop!



    For service as set forth in the following:

    For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with Marine Embedded Training Team 2-8, Regional Corps Advisory Command 3-7, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on 8 September 2009. Corporal Meyer maintained security at a patrol rally point while other members of his team moved on foot with two platoons of Afghan National Army and Border Police into the village of Ganjgal for a pre-dawn meeting with village elders. Moving into the village, the patrol was ambushed by more than 50 enemy fighters firing rocket propelled grenades, mortars, and machine guns from houses and fortified positions on the slopes above. Hearing over the radio that four U.S. team members were cut off, Corporal Meyer seized the initiative. With a fellow Marine driving, Corporal Meyer took the exposed gunner's position in a gun-truck as they drove down the steeply terraced terrain in a daring attempt to disrupt the enemy attack and locate the trapped U.S. team. Disregarding intense enemy fire now concentrated on their lone vehicle, Corporal Meyer killed a number of enemy fighters with the mounted machine guns and his rifle, some at near point blank range, as he and his driver made three solo trips into the ambush area. During the first two trips, he and his driver evacuated two dozen Afghan soldiers, many of whom were wounded. When one machine gun became inoperable, he directed a return to the rally point to switch to another gun-truck for a third trip into the ambush area where his accurate fire directly supported the remaining U.S. personnel and Afghan soldiers fighting their way out of the ambush. Despite a shrapnel wound to his arm, Corporal Meyer made two more trips into the ambush area in a third gun-truck accompanied by four other Afghan vehicles to recover more wounded Afghan soldiers and search for the missing U.S. team members. Still under heavy enemy fire, he dismounted the vehicle on the fifth trip and moved on foot to locate and recover the bodies of his team members. Meyer's daring initiative and bold fighting spirit throughout the 6-hour battle significantly disrupted the enemy's attack and inspired the members of the combined force to fight on. His unwavering courage and steadfast devotion to his U.S. and Afghan comrades in the face of almost certain death reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

  4. This pod cast was a good one. Good people these men are. You could tell they both were dealing with their own demons while doing this. Thanks so much for this type of thing because it helps those of us without a platform to "vent" on. Yes we have our own guys but the bigger the group the better the help, ya know.

  5. I'm picking up a tinge of envy coming from jocko as they talk about the battle. It's hard not to admire this man's courage, but understanding the burden is something most never will, I cant comprehend. Much respect 🇺🇸

  6. Dakota i love you Brother … ill nvr forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of those who never made it back … God Bless you Brother

  7. ……..Jocko dude, not making lite of you or your guest, a true hero, but diggin the lighting effect. Ur givin off vibe like those inter-planetary weapons buyers in movie "The Fifth Element". That's a good thing. Psyops nds to utilize that. L8r.

  8. Echo reminds me a lot of mike Tyson. Listening to him with headphones, sounds like a whimp, then you see the video, holy shitttt

  9. The major reason why I listen to these stories or read books about war is because people lived it. We should all feel the same. It’s the least we can do to honor their sacrifices and to never forget. God, I hope they are wrong near the end when they say that most people don’t realize these war stories are about real people. Maybe that’s why telling these stories is so important because we can not forget.

  10. I respect both of these guys but the US was and is occupying Iraq and Afghanistan. I worked with some good Afghans and was tasked with mentoring the Afghan Border Police so I could also say that I was working WITH the Afghans. This doesn't mean that we aren't an occupying force. The US has absolutely no business over there. Neither Iraq or Afghanistan had anything to do with 911 and if you've honestly looked into this, you know it's true. Osama Bin Laden had nothing to do with 911 either. Maybe he was a bad dude but he didn't execute 911, AND he was a creation of the US government. Our government LIED to all of us and is continuing to lie to us to get the people to support all of these UNENDING and UNCONSTITUTIONAL wars. No soldiers or Marines in Afghanistan, or Iraq, or Syria, or anywhere else is fighting for our freedom. They are fighting and dying for a lying, corrupt, and criminal government. No one in Afghanistan is trying to compromise or take my rights, or liberty, or property, such as my guns, or my bible, or speech, etc… That threat is coming straight from our own corrupt criminal government. If you take your oath seriously, then you should be resisting every one of these domestic enemies. I'm talking about all of these traitorous politicians, judges, attorneys, and many law enforcement entities. Jocko has a good message and his advice applies to almost all aspects of life, not just military, but we all need to be honest about what happened and who our true enemy is. Also, just because Trump is president doesn't mean that anything has changed with our government. Just look at how both parties hate him and are trying everything they can (legal and illegal) to get rid of him. We all need to wake up.

  11. As a American patriot I don't blame Dakota Meyer for what he did in Afghanistan as a Marine sniper, if I was a Marine sniper, I would had done the same time saving lives and destroying the enemy I salute Dakota for surviving that gunfight

  12. This episode shows the darkest side of extreme ownership, and how to own your worst failures. Dakota is the man for exposing what he has gone through with such honestly, I feel we all need to hear stories like this, it will help save modern society.

  13. I thought all the afgan civilians, including children and animals had left. Did anyone relate that vital info.

  14. This was a hard podcast to listen to… This should be required listening for everyone on the planet. I regret that I only have one thumbs up to give this podcast!

  15. This should be required listening for anyone training to be an officer. "Listen to it, research with happened and write at 3000 word essay on what you think went wrong and what you will do in that situation."

  16. "Make those son of a bitches earn it" that statement hit me all the way to my soul. This was a heavy deep podcast. Thank God we have Americans like this in this day and age.

  17. Greatest podcast I have ever heard . I do not consider Dakota a failure any more than I would think that of the firemen that ran up the stairs of the twin towers and failed to save everyone inside the buildings. Very thankful that he is still here to share his message with us all.

  18. If anything, this solidifies that the brass was doing an AWFUL job.

    And I disagree with Dakota blaming himself. He did all he could given the position he was put in by the command.


  20. 1:45:16 Rod driving over the Taliban fighter running at the truck is the funniest thing I’ve heard all day

  21. Most intense pod I've seen the way jo reads with his deep voice man it hits home. Could never imagine the day he lived through the range of emotions. Man I wish I could take the pain for him and give him the rest of his life without the thoughts and pain, he done his job that day like a warrior. Peace to you brother and thoughts to everyone involved on that day. x

  22. You can see the sadness in his eyes. Damn this was a tough fucking one. A lot of Viking love from Norway <3

  23. I seriously hope some fucking asshat lost their stars or birds because of the stupid ass planning. But knowing the military they probably didn't.

  24. You can literally see the pain and trauma all over his face. He's truly virtuous, and he found out that war doesn't give a shit about anything of any value. Poor guy.

  25. Am i the only one that is barking at the screen ,what happend to battlefield commissions. He should have been instant Lt col

  26. Here is a write up on the dirty General, and how he set up the Marines at Ganjgal,

  27. New listener and 3rd Jocko podcast. Thanks for YT suggestions because this one was a privilege to listen to. Thanks for all you've done, Dakota, and for sharing it with us who were not there. Bought the book and going to read it with my son.

    Also, thanks for all you do, Jocko. I have made your content part of my son's daily routine and, as he is growing up without his father, you've set the bar for manhood pretty high. GOOD.

  28. Everyone needs to listen to this specific podcast at least once.

    Pop culture world overshadows this man. He is a good dude and that is an understatement.

  29. I can attest to that. Our ability to get timely and accurate fire support at least in the US Army is a fucking Joke. Its like we forgot since Vietnam we even have artillery and especially Mortars.

  30. They died defending their home during Ramadan.

    The so called Isis fuck sticks were fasting to and killed their own during Ramadan.

    In Islam the ones defending are in good hands.

    Those who committed wrongs during Ramadan are royally fudged beyond imagination.

    I don’t think we realize how important Ramadan is. If I was in Iraq and had my sat, then I would say let’s let Ramadan pass becusse isis will be throwing bodies at death. Becusse they are so ignorant they think they will die during Ramadan and therefore be accepted into heaven.

    Yah evil shit.

  31. nothing pisses me off more than my brothers in the soup calling for backup and no help comes. and we have pred drones, spec gunships, etc,

  32. B awsome to here jocko and mike tyson have a diff. People.but dang they have will and greatness in them

  33. 1:37:40 to 1:39:20 I had to listen to this part a few times. That is some heavy stuff. Respect and honor to Dakota Meyer.

  34. “War is brutish, inglorious, and a terrible waste… The only redeeming factors were my comrades' incredible bravery and their devotion to each other. Marine Corps training taught us to kill efficiently and to try to survive. But it also taught us loyalty to each other – and love. That esprit de corps sustained us.”

    ― Eugene B. Sledge, With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa

  35. Jocko it ment the world to me for you to speak to those of us who didn't get the chance to serve for whatever for me I enlisted on the delayed entry program had ending having a injury before I was to report to basic training. When I got to Knoxville on my way to great lakes they told me I was a no go because of that injury. I'm 51 years old now and still feel like I missed out on something great in my life because I didn't get to serve my country!

  36. Watching this coincidently on the 4th of July. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Words cannot begin to describe how this American feels about your sacrifice. I will remember your story forever. How we adequately honor you and what you've done for us? I Don't Know.

  37. Army or Marine? Whoever it was that was demanding that answer should be tested. Obviously, this individual was and is somewhere on the spectrum..

  38. lol I checked out the Irish Oaks Ranch. He said the Jocko soap was developed just for you.
    I think he is trying to tell you something. 🙂 lol It's sold out at the moment but I will eventually order some from this kid. You gotta support a kid that's getting on it.
    I am a 50 (something) year old lesbian. I am a forensic psychologist and I gotta say, we, as a society, are losing that masculinity that is critical to a healthy society.
    There is a lot of truth to "Strong men bring easy times and weak men bring hard times".
    I have been seeing lots of young men, young men that could be real go getters, getting in legal trouble simply because they are trying to be young men but there are few healthy outlets for them to do that. Not to mention, many don't have fathers to teach them how to harness that male energy and do something productive with it.
    I am a girl, I don't fully "get it" in that I don't relate on a personnel level but I see it and I have been studying human behavior for over 30 years.
    Young boys compete at EVERYTHING! They love to build things, they love to knock things over. They are constantly measuring themselves against the other boys.
    The current feminists are trying to stomp this behavior out but they can't. This is genetic & if you try to suppress it, you don't end up with a kinder, gentler young man, you end up with frustrated, anxious, stressed, depressed young men.
    This competitive play is critical. These young boys are learning what they are good at, what they aren't so good at & they are building an identity. They are learning that hard work pays off and they are finding their place in the world. They boy that builds a building out of blocks and then shakes the foundation or throws things at it until it collapses is the man that will design a building that will survive an earthquake. The boy that gets his butt kicked in gym class and then goes home to build his new model rocket is the man that will help get us to Mars, or make the next generation of guided missiles.
    Men & women are different, it's stupid to deny that. Society needs to accept that and embrace it. Young men have drive and ambition. If we don't allow that to come out, we injure these young men. If they are taught right and they can unleash that drive and ambition in appropriate ways, they make everyone's lives better. They do all kinds of crazy things like feed the world and build western civilization.
    I think men like Jocko & Dakota have helped lots of younger men find their direction in life. I haven't read Warrior Kid yet, but I suspect it has great examples of how young men can struggle and find their way in the world and become successful men.
    This is great but, we, as a society, can't afford to continue this misguided attempt to stomp out masculinity. It doesn't help women if we punish young men. Actually, if we continue this madness, everyone will eventually suffer. We need to accept that men & women are different.
    We need to celebrate those differences and allow the boys to be boys and instead of fighting their nature, we need to teach them to harness that energy to become the best men they can be when they grow up.
    Yes, I have been noticing the exact same thing Dr. Peterson has been seeing and yes, I agree with him 100%. I am saying the same thing, I am just not as articulate as he is.

  39. If the politicians would shut up and stay invisible, there would be less loss of life. The military needs to do their job and leave Political Correctness out of the equation.

  40. From what I remember about my time in the Corps, most officers couldn't think on their own. The only officers that were worth a crap were the mustangs ( enlisted that were chosen for officer candidate school ). When I was in, ( 78 – 82 ) most guys that had any rank as enlisted were Vietnam vets and they were treated with the utmost respect for their knowledge and courage.

  41. Is Jocko’s pauses in this podcast not the scariest thing in the world? It’s like he has ptsd for chain of command knuckleheads!

  42. This was powerful! I had read the book some time ago and had listened to the podcast but didn’t finish. I wanted to get back to it and decided to watch the broadcast. Seeing their expressions as Jocko read from the book was gripping. I’ve seen Dakota tell his story a few times but this was intense!

  43. This makes me want to go marines so bad but at the same time it just doesn’t seem like a smart decision.
    I say that based on the issues Mr.Meyer was stating about command.
    Seals and spec ops in general just don’t have the same level of issues in that aspect.
    But man it’s tempting as a man to just go fight.

  44. "it would be like…. you inside of a house and your family is there and the house catches on fire… and you end up gettin' out… thinking that maybe they're all out… and you cant get back in there and they all burn to death." That is one of the most horrific things anybody can even fathom. Eternally grateful for Dakota and all of our service members. 2:35:00

  45. I've never winced so much in a podcast and just the heart-felt struggle and pain in Dakota's stories. Wow. Jocko's heavy sighing practically had tears welling. Fuck!

  46. Sgt. Bokis or Staff Sergeant Bokis was a Hat of mine in bootcamp. Told us all about what happened… so fucked. no wonder he always told us that just because someone has rank doesnt mean they are right.

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