124: Hardcore Recondo, General James “Mook” Mukoyama. “Everyday is a Great Day. I Have My Faith, My Family, and Live in the Finest Country In The World.”

0:00:00 – Opening

0:06:00 – General James Mukoyama.

0:27:02 – Escalation in Vietnam.

1:02:08 – General Hackworth.

2:44:47 – Final Thoughts and take-aways.

2:52:27 – Support:  JockoStore stuff, Super Krill Oil and Joint Warfare and Discipline Pre-Mission, THE MUSTER 005 in DCOrigin Brand Apparel and Jocko Gi, with Jocko White Tea,  Onnit Fitness stuff, and Psychological Warfare (on iTunes)Extreme Ownership (book), Way of The Warrior Kid 2: Marc’s MissionThe Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual, and Jocko Soap.

3:24:51 – Closing Gratitude.


5 thoughts on “124: Hardcore Recondo, General James “Mook” Mukoyama. “Everyday is a Great Day. I Have My Faith, My Family, and Live in the Finest Country In The World.””

  1. With each podcast I think I have heard the best one, this rings especially true with #124! That was great! Thank you for speaking with General James Mukoyama, that man is a stud! Hackworth was right on!

  2. I am sorry Jocko, I didn’t find a place to write a question for uncle Jake so I am posting it here, hope that’s okay. My son Liam (8 y.o.), referring to The Way of the Warrior says: “Uncle Jake goes to bed late and gets up early but my mom tells me that in order to grow strong, I need to get enough sleep. Can you give me some advice?”
    Love your podcasts and books!
    Much respect,

  3. First we just found your podcast, and thank you for service you do, its actually help me, I served in the Marine Corps, an Army, where I got hurt, got out on a medical. I was NCOIC 228th Combat Support Hospital @ FT. Sam reach the rank Staff Sargent. On the this 4th of July took my Family to the USS Nimitz museum in Fredericksburg Texas, where we met one of your guess Marine T. Fred Harvey Iwo jima Marine, he was in the same outfit as my late father, a great man they are the rare breed. My Wife researching his book we bought , on the net, is how we found your podcast. We are glued to it, keep up the outstanding work..Semper Fi.

  4. Jocko,

    I’m driving crossed country, catching up on some missed podcasts. This question has occurred to me through contemplating so much of your content. It’s in regards to what you have covered about “character,” but more specifically, vulnerability. I’m a Marine Corps Veteran, and have read all of your books, and practice what you teach everyday. The implementation has had significant improvement over my life, but one thing seems to hold me back from time to time. I’d like to conquer this reoccurring obstacle. Vulnerability….

    Using your experience of loss through combat as a means to relate or empathize, could you describe a strategy to get past previous life failures or mistakes that eat away at you via guilt? Certain life events have influenced my own character, both good and bad, and I’ve connected them to loss of self through vulnerability. But Im trying to fix the flaws. For instance, my first real heart break, years prior, has impacted the way that I allow myself to be vulnerable to my current wife. Or, mistakes that I have made in my business years ago, impact how I put myself and my business “out there” today. Vulnerability is a powerful force that sometimes holds me back. How do you deal with this?

  5. Jocko,
    This is the second message after listening to this podcast. I just sent a message a couple of hours ago. I am in route to Rhode Island from the Seattle area, in a 26′ u-haul truck. I am taking guitar grade wood to a buyer on this trip, and it is the first official sale of my new business, since I had to shut my fine furniture and cabinetry business of 11 years down 3 years ago, and became a homeless veteran as a sole provider of a family of 4. That is a longer story than required for this message. But ironically, I became homeless as I was in the early phases of transitioning my woodworking business into a lumber business, with the intention of forming a subsidiary 501.3C Homeless veteran rehabilitation program that is still my intent to this day. And I am making progress towards that goal. I used my VA home loan to finally buy a small house on 3.5 acres after living in a tent at a KOA camp ground, and then a hotel during the winter months with my wife and two little boys.

    Since I discovered your podcast last year, I listen to it and have bought all of your books. This particular episode, for me, was outstanding. I hope to write General James Mukoyama a hand written letter of thanks, and an explanation of my Non-profit for homeless veterans. And his points about moral injury, was what prompted my earlier question about my issue with vulnerability. It’s a similar concept…

    I am parked on an on ramp just outside of Sioux falls south Dakota, but I was inspired to stop and write.

    Thank you for all you do.

    Joel McCoy (Sergeant Forest Products)
    Former Sergeant USMC

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