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    Hope in the Trenches

    Hope in the Trenches

    Audio | Oregon National Guard Public Affairs Office

    About

    Chaplain Jacob Scott, the Oregon National Guard State Support Chaplain, holds conversations with people who offer interesting and informative perspectives on finding strength for life and work in the trenches and even "improving [our] spiritual posture" - whether you feel like you're under heavy bombardment, or ready to go "over the top" toward a new objective.



    Episodes


    • Hope in the Trenches - Sn2Ep10 - Kris "Tanto" Paronto

      In this episode, Chaplain (Col.) Jacob Scott talks with Kris Paronto "Tanto." Kris was part of the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours. Kris and his fellow brothers-in-arms' story was chronicled in the book 13 Hours and later made into a movie by Paramount Pictures, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, released in 2016.<br /> <br /> (U.S. Army National Guard audio engineering by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs)

      06/06/2022


    • Hope in the Trenches - Sn2Ep9 - Jason Gardner (Echelon Front) ORNGA annual meeting

      In this episode, Chaplain (Col.) Jacob Scott talks with Jason Gardner and the top three senior enlisted leaders for the Oregon National Guard. The podcast occurred at the 2022 Oregon National Guard Joint Senior Leader Workshop and Oregon National Guard Association Conference (ORNGA) on April 30, at Camp Withycombe, Oregon; Gardner was the keynote speaker. <br /> <br /> (U.S. Army National Guard audio engineering by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs)

      05/18/2022


    • Hope in the Trenches - Sn2Ep8 - Cpt. Erik Nowak of F3 Nation

      In this episode, Chaplain (Col.) Jacob Scott talks with Cpt. Erik Nowak, U.S Army Reserve (USAR), a national leader in the F3 Nation. F3 is a national network including 3,178 free, peer-led physical fitness workouts for men in 241 regions. Its mission is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men to invigorate male community leadership. Learn more about F3 Nation at https://f3nation.com/<br /> <br /> (U.S. Army National Guard audio engineering by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs)

      05/04/2022


    • Hope in the Trenches - Sn2Ep7 - Stephanie Torres

      In this episode, Chaplain (Lt.Col.) Jacob Scott talks with Gold Star Spouse and Oregon National Guard Military and Family Readiness Specialist Stephanie Torres. Torres works in our state's Service Members and Families Support (SMFS) office helping Oregon National Guard Families. She is also the only person to obtain citizenship during the initial lockdown from COVID in Oregon. If you want more information about the SMFS office, please go to the Oregon SMFS website at https://www.oregon.gov/omd/ONG/SMFS/Pages/default.aspx or call 971-355-2389.<br /> <br /> (U.S. Army National Guard audio engineering by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs)

      04/19/2022


    • Hope in the Trenches - Sn2Ep6 - Maj. Gen. John L. Gronski

      In this episode, Chaplain (Ltc.) Jacob Scott talks with Maj. Gen. John L. Gronski Gronski (U.S. Army, Retired) Gronski is a proven combat leader with over forty years' service in the United States Army, including active duty and in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. His military assignments include the 28th Infantry Division; Brigade Commander of 2nd Brigade, 28th Infantry Division in Ramadi, Iraq, where he led 5,000 Soldiers and Marines in combat; Brigade Commander of 55th Brigade, 28th... read more

      04/13/2022


    • Hope in the Trenches - Sn2Ep5 - Capt. Kristine Raudy, 1st Lt. Jared Boyer

      In this episode, Chaplain (Ltc.) Jacob Scott talks with two long-distance runners from the Air National Capt. Kristi Raudy and 1st Lt. Jared Boyer serve with the 173 FW at Kingsley Field in beautiful Klamath Falls, Oregon. Recently the two were featured in an article highlighting their participation in the 2021 All-Air Force Marathon, which was supposed to happen at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio but went virtual. <br /> <br /> <br /> U.S. Army National Guard audio engineering by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs)

      03/15/2022


    • Hope in the Trenches - Sn2Ep4 - Brigadier Generals Doug Pritt and Eric Riley

      In this episode, Chaplain (Ltc.) Jacob Scott talks with two incredible officers with long histories in the Oregon Army National Guard, Brig. Gen. (Retired) Doug Pritt and Brig. Gen. Eric Riley currently serves as the Assistant Adjutant General for the Oregon National Guard. They discuss why they joined and stayed in the military and their daily routines for resiliency and success. <br /> <br /> U.S. Army National Guard audio engineering by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs)

      03/01/2022


    • Hope in the Trenches - Sn2Ep3 - Chaplain (Cpt.) Wes Moldogo

      In this episode, Chaplain (Ltc.) Jacob Scott and Chaplain (Maj.) Shane Yates sits down with Chaplain (Cpt.) Wes Moldogo talks about a wide range of resilience and spiritual care topics. Chaplain Moldogo is currently the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment Chaplain. In 2019, he deployed with the 1st Battalion, 186 Infantry Regiment to the Horn of Africa. On the civilian side, he serves as a Hospice Chaplain for Partners in Care Hospice in Bend, OR, and is a supplemental on-call Chaplain... read more

      02/23/2022


    • Hope in the Trenches - Sn2Ep2 - Chaplain (Maj.) Shane Yates

      In this episode, Chaplain (Lt. Col) Scott interviews Chaplain (Maj.) Shane Yates. Chaplain Yates entered the Army chaplaincy in 2007 after a career in Law Enforcement. He holds a bachelor of arts in comparative religions and a Master's of Divinity. Yates has held a variety of assignments as a chaplain, including serving Cavalry, Infantry, Field Artillery, Engineers, and Aviation units. Chaplain Yates deployed to Baghdad, Iraq (2009-10) and Kabul, Afghanistan (2014-15). He is now the Deputy... read more

      02/07/2022


    • Hope in the Trenches - Sn2Ep1 - Jason Gardner (Echelon Front)

      In this episode, Chaplain (Lt. Col) Scott interviews Jason Gardner. Jason is a former U.S. Navy SEAL combat leader and a leadership instructor and speaker with Echelon Front, a leadership consulting firm. Jason retired in 2019 after nearly three decades in the SEAL Teams with nine deployments across the globe, including Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He has experience at every leadership level, from a front-line SEAL sniper to the SEAL Team FIVE Command Master Chief. Additionally, he served... read more

      01/19/2022


    • Hope in the Trenches - Sn1Ep6 - Lt. Col. Mittelbach

      In this episode, Chaplain (Lt. Col) Scott interviewed Lt. Col. Tannins Mittelbach from the Oregon Army National Guard and discussed the high operation tempo of the Oregon National Guard in domestic operations in the past year. The episode recording happened before the Oregon National Guard Hospital Support mission named internally Operation Reassurance, where Mittelbach served as the Deputy Commander and the latter the Commander. <br /> <br /> (U.S. Army National Guard audio engineering by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs)

      12/13/2021


    • Hope in the Trenches - Sn1Ep5 - Dr. Thomas Plante

      In this episode, CH Scott interviews Dr. Thomas Plante, a professor of psychology at Santa Clara University and adjunct clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition, he is a scholar in residence of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, the largest applied ethics center in the world.

      He has authored and edited 25 books. He blogs regularly with the publication Psychology Today, writing about hope,... read more

      11/24/2021


    • Hope in the Trenches Sn1Ep4

      In this episode, CH Scott and SFC Holden interview LTC Dan Browne, former Olympian and Olympic coach. LTC Browne shares how his faith has motivated and enriched his life and military service. He also shares some thoughts on the Army's new Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) system, as it promotes spiritual, mental, and physical readiness, along with healthy sleep and nutrition habits. At the time of recording, LTC Browne was serving with the Army's World Class Athlete Program (WCAP). He currently serves as Commander for the Oregon Training Command's Camp Umatilla.<br /> <br /> (U.S. National Guard Audio Engineering by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs)

      10/18/2021


    • Hope in the Trenches - Sn1Ep3 - Mental Health

      In this episode, Chaplain Scott speaks with Cpt. Beth Conn, Director of Psychological Health for the Oregon National Guard. Together, they discuss mental health, spirituality and resiliency, and how they are trying to overcome cultural stigmas attached with service members seeking out psychological help.

      08/13/2021


    • Hope in the Trenches - Sn1Ep6 - Lt. Col. Mittelbach

      In this episode, Chaplain (Lt. Col) Scott interviewed Lt. Col. Tannins Mittelbach from the Oregon Army National Guard and discussed the high operation tempo of the Oregon National Guard in domestic operations in the past year. The episode recording happened before the Oregon National Guard Hospital Support mission named internally Operation Reassurance, where Mittelbach served as the Deputy Commander and the latter the Commander. <br /> <br /> (U.S. Army National Guard audio engineering by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs)

      07/28/2021


    • Hope in the Trenches - Sn1Ep7 - Dr. Paul White

      In this episode, Chaplain (Lt. Col) Scott interviews Dr. Paul White, co-author of the best-selling, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, written with Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the #1 NY Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages. Dr. White is a psychologist, speaker, and leadership trainer who "makes work relationships work." Dr. White focuses on developing healthy workplace relationships; he has written articles for and been interviewed by Bloomberg's Business Week, CNN/Fortune.com, Entrepreneur.com, Fast Company, FoxBusiness.com, U.S. News and World Report, the Washington Post, and Yahoo! Finance.<br /> <br /> (U.S. Army National Guard audio engineering by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs)

      07/15/2021


    • Hope in the Trenches - Sn1Ep1 - Spiritual Resiliency

      In the first episode of 'Hope in the Trenches', Oregon National Guard Chaplain Jacob Scott introduces his new podcast and discusses his focus on spiritual fitness to help increase the quality of life, both professional and personal.

      06/24/2021


    • Hope in the Trenches - Sn1Ep2 - Guest Eddie Black

      In the second episode of 'Hope in the Trenches,' Oregon National Guard Chaplain Jacob Scott interviews retired Oregon Guardsman Eddie Black. Eddie Black, a former Marine, deployed with the Oregon Army National Guard in OIF II, upon returning, earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Philosophy at Portland State University. He has since specialized in helping veterans in crisis, working as a Resilience Program Coordinator for the Oregon Army National Guard. Black currently works as a... read more

      04/23/2021