41: SEAL Vet Tony Eafrati, Scariest Moments, Prepared to Die, Early Days, Transitioning to Civilian Life.


0:00:00 – Opening

0:10:27 – Who is BTF Tony Eafrati?

0:17:10 – Allowing Leif to Give Orders to the men…

0:29:04 – Failures in Planning

0:31:26 – Ups and Downs of THE BATTLEFIELD, and how it made Tony “feel.”

0J:36:11 – Funny Story about Jocko

0:39:47 – Tell-tale signs that someone is Good to Go, or Not up to Snuff.

0:43:37 – Has Tony disagreed with an order from Leif or Jocko.

0:47:33 – One driving characteristic that separates a “dominant alpha Team guy” from everyone else.

0:51:37 – In the Teams, what are the biggest Reputation builders and killers?

0:59:38 – What makes a great NCO?  And who was the best Tony/Jocko knew?

1:05:37 – IN COMBAT:  Accuracy VS. Volume of Fire?

1:11:16 – Tony’s perspective working for Jocko.

1:13:38 – The Early Days when Tony & Jocko were the “young” guys.

1:19:40 – Tony’s BEST Story(s) about BTF.

1:23:41 – Tony’s thought Process on what strategies/ tactics to use against the enemy.

1:28:25 – Tony’s most Difficult thing he’s ever did as a SEAL.  Most fearful moment.

1:30:20 – Tony’s favorite piece of Kit.

1:32:20 – Number 1 Quality that allows a leader to lead others into uncomfortable scenarios.

1:35:16 – Tony’s attitude toward DEATH.

1:37:41 – Training New guys entering the Platoon.

1:41:05 – Civilian life:  Putting the high of WAR behind you.  Are you still searching?

1:47:35 – How do you keep your head in the game when one of your Squad is killed?

1:54:08 – Why is Tony “hard”?

2:03:10 – Dope Internet/Onnit Stuff

4 thoughts on “41: SEAL Vet Tony Eafrati, Scariest Moments, Prepared to Die, Early Days, Transitioning to Civilian Life.”

  1. I am with Tony on this. A 40 hour work week is something I couldn’t do after the military. Instead I went on to do “outage” work. Heavy industrial maintenance that requires travel, long hours, physical work, and dangerous situations. There is some of the brotherhood feeling, and I have met many vets while working this job.

  2. Really glad you guys are on our side! I love Tony’s no BS attitude. Thank you for your service. It has always been my goal to help veteran’s when they retire and I would love to work with guys like you and Tony. I am pretty sure you could handle and work “stress” without complaint. We need more of that in our culture. We need to reintroduce that mindset back in our culture. No more trophies for participation! I am going to buy your book “Way of the Warrior Kid” for my 13 year old son to prime the pump. Thank you for your service.

  3. A great podcast, with a tough dogged man. But every so often Tony’s voice softened (don’t tell him I said that) and you could hear his care for his men, and the thoughtfulness about the question at hand. Good luck in life Tony.

  4. Im a cop … have been for 25 years …… your podcasts have helped me a lot in gaining perspective …. in that the LE world is full of afraid self-serving leaders …. I know Tony Eafradi is having a hard time transitioning out of team life …… wish he would consider going to Afghanistan with me …. we could learn a lot from him …. please consider putting me in touch with him.

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