Join Patti Katter with Steve Gonzalez as they talk about military veterans making an impact on marine conservation. Steve is a retired Navy Seal and serves as the event coordinator at FORCE BLUE. He shares the conservation efforts made by the non-profit organization with the aid of military-trained combat divers. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect in this episode:
· Drawn to join the Navy at an early age
· What the Navy BUD/S training was like
· How Steve dealt and coped with PTSD
· FORCE BLUE’s rationale towards marine conservation efforts
· Steve’s hurdle in life he had to jump over
· And so much more!
About Steve Gonzalez:
Master Chief SEAL(Ret) Steve “Gonzo” Gonzalez served with distinction for 34 years in the Navy, retiring in 2016. He is a combat veteran with multiple deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Joint Guardian, Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm, and numerous operations around the world. His awards include 2 Bronze Star for Valor, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for Valor, 5 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and various other Campaign Medals and Awards.
Gonzo is a native of New Orleans, LA, and currently resides in Virginia Beach, VA, with his wife and daughter. He is formerly the Director of Operations for the SEAL Veterans Foundation and is currently pursuing his Masters of Arts in Strategic Studies at Norwich University and his role with FORCE BLUE.
Force Blue Website: https://forceblueteam.org/
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