131 | The Longest Walk with SEAC(R) John Wayne Troxell
Episode 13113th September 2021 • The Military Veteran Dad Podcast • Ben Killoy
00:00:00 01:17:26

Share Episode


What was the hardest walk you have ever had to make?

 John had to make that walk and it ended up being the 100 meters from his office to the Secretary of Defense and share some hard news. 

 John Wayne Troxell is a retired United States Army senior non-commissioned officer who served as the third Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This position made him the most senior enlisted member of the United States Armed Forces. He enlisted in the United States Army in September 1982.

 Troxell's five combat tours of duty included making the combat parachute jump and service in Operation Just Cause in Panama, Operation Desert Shield/Storm, two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. 

 Topics Covered:

  • The fall of Afghanistan
  • Losing purpose after leaving 
  • VA Benefits 
  • Why change is so hard for DOD
  • The longest walk 
  • Raising Sons

How to connect with guest

Thank you for Listening to the Episode!

Be sure to subscribe on Apple, Google, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at ben@militaryveterandad.com.

Follow Ben on Social Media to stay up to date on Military Veteran Dad – Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn

For help, resources, and community support, please join the Military Veteran Dad Facebook Group.

Be sure to check out all the free courses available to help come home to a better tomorrow.

Heads Up: My episodes may contain affiliate links! If you buy something through one of those links, you won’t pay a penny more, but we’ll get a small commission, which helps keep the lights on. Thanks!



More from YouTube