John "Shrek" McPhee shares his experiences from his military career, his training on the range, and general rules for living.

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  • Raiding Targets : SF vs UNIT

    From my perspective back in the day... what's the difference?

  • Egotistic Student

    In this riveting video, former Ranger, Special Forces and Delta Operator John "Shrek" McPhee shares his insights on handling egotistical students on the gun range during his shooting instruction. With years of experience in the field, John knows that egos can often get in the way of successful tr...

  • D-Day France Jump

    I went to France for D-Day, this is how it went!

  • Parachute Cut Away

    When a mistake or when something bad happens the best thing to do is learn from it.

  • “LIFERS”

    What is it to be a lifer? Have you worked with lifers? How do they differ?

  • Slack Question - Best Prank

    John answers another question from the slack channel. What's the best prank you did in the military?

  • Empathy

    John explains a leadership characteristic, empathy, and how it affects you and the people around you.

  • Complacency

    In this thought-provoking video, renowned firearms instructor and retired Special Forces soldier, John "Shrek" McPhee, explores the dangerous phenomenon of complacency. McPhee delves into the reasons why people often become complacent, particularly in high-stress situations, and how it can lead t...

  • Special Operations Support

    Many folks want to be the Operator but support personnel are best at what they do.

  • When to Pull the Gun

    When do you pull a gun in an altercation?

  • Armed IRS

    This is what I think about the IRS being armed. What do you think?

  • First Hit in Iraq

    Storytime! Here is how my first hit went down in Iraq. It was a Suddam look alike party.

  • Armed Society

    Where do we take society? Do we mimic what we see overseas to protect the public?

  • Sand Babies - Special Forces Assessment & Selection

    Who would have thought? I'm an expert sand bag maker! I have a story telling you why!

  • The Layover Story

    Shrek tells a story of one of his first trips to Iraq. This one is one he has never told.

  • Nothing Techinique

    The nothing technique... extreme complex ability to manage a situation by doing absolutely nothing. Listen and learn!

  • Communication

    The most common leadership trait that leads to the most issues, communication.

  • Bad Leadership Trigger

    John breaks down one of his triggers when it comes to a Bad Leadership trait.

  • Protection & Cover

    John breaks down why it is important to use common sense when faced with a situation. Don't believe everything you see on the Internet. Where should you go and what should you do if you were to be shot at in your home?

  • Durable Concealment

    Where is the best place to be in your home if under distress? Where do the bullets travel? Which walls are the best to be behind for cover. During our Members event this year, we demonstrated the difference between traditional American interior walls.

  • Making Mistakes

    With experience on and off the carpet, John explains the importance and how to handle mistakes.

  • Discipline

    How strong is your discipline? John gives examples from his career where losing your cool can lead to mission failure!

  • Taliban Town Hall

    John takes on a town hall with some members to discuss Afghanistan and answer questions.

  • Pistol or Rifle

    Given distance and time, what can you grab first and is it effective?