EPISODE #49: Fighting the Special Ops Silent War in Civilian Life
Guest: Tom Satterly, President and CEO, PBP Consulting Group Author, “On Point”
Co-founder/Co-CEO, All Secure Foundation | U.S. Command Sergeant Major (Ret.), Delta Force | Author, “All Secure”
Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia (Blackhawk Down). Afghanistan. Iraq. His classified missions required stealth-like maneuvers to slip under the enemy’s radar so he could save hostages and halt terrorism in its tracks around the world. For two decades, Command Sergeant Major Tom Satterly (Ret.) removed and fixed problems by taking a threat and eliminating it. He was the elite of the military elite – Delta Force. And his success, as well as the medals he has been awarded – five Bronze Stars, two With Valor – prove it. As a Tier 1 soldier, Tom knew how to take command of the most dangerous situations in the world. It was the everyday operations on the home front, after returning to civilian life, that caught him defenseless.
When Tom retired from the military, he needed more than orders to break the “flight” wiring of his brain that, for 20 years, demanded violence and aggression as the go-to tactics required to rescue and save lives. A post-traumatic stress (PTS) hole started forming around Tom, and thanks to his wife, Jen, and her commitment to his healing and integration into civilian life, he climbed out safely. Now the two are giving other Special Operation active duty and combat veterans and their families a fighting chance to live a “powerful and fulfilling life that inspires others to do the same.” In this week’s Mental Health Matters video podcast, watch Tom Satterly and Executive Director Tom Duff, LCSW talk about the Slatterys’ brainchild, All Secure Foundation. And learn how a John Cougar concert was the impetus for Tom’s military journey of serving “Our Country”.
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