Army Ranger’s Crash Course in Resilience, Leadership, & Trust | Ep.160: Al Ornoski

Army Ranger’s Crash Course in Resilience, Leadership, & Trust | Ep.160: Al Ornoski

Army Ranger’s Crash Course in Resilience, Leadership, & Trust | Ep.160: Al Ornoski 150 150 OnTheStacks

This week’s OnTheStacks guest in the blu door studio is Al Ornoski, Retired United States Lieutenant Colonel Army Ranger and Founder & Owner of Protection 6. In this episode, Al talks about the mental and physical strength he gained as an Army Ranger while living and fighting alongside Afghan forces during his deployment in the Middle East. Al recounts the stark reality he faced when his helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan, and the lessons he learned in the military that now translate to both business and civilian life. Al also shares his insights on the importance of trust, cultural understanding, and of course patriotism.

Other topics covered:

  • Army Ranger Training
  • Navigating High Pressure Situations
  • Risk Assessment & Security in Military and Civilian Contexts
  • Life & Culture in Iraq & Afghanistan




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(0:00) — Al Ornoski Intro

(7:16) — Army Ranger School

(19:30) — Deployment to Afghanistan 2004

(26:44) — Trust & Culture

(34:03) — Al’s Helicopter Shot Down in Afghanistan

(50:55) — Respect

(55:58)— Life After The Military

(1:04:55) — Operating A Security Company in Iraq

(1:11:25) — Security In America for Dr. Oz.

(1:22:35) — Call Sign “Rhino 6”

(1:27:10) — Risk Assessment

(1:47:31) — Al Ornoski , Thank You, Social Media, YouTube, Spotify & Apple

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