Interview with Lt Col (ret) Joe Barnard – Special Forces Operator and Founder of Operation Moxi

An unexpected response from a retired operator – gender diversity and what looks like- an interview with Lt Col (ret) Joe Barnard.

Could this be the person who inspired Indiana Jones? Hint: it’s not who you expect

Stuck inside on COVID19 quarantine?  Scared you might be a carrier and don’t know it yet?  Well, pop two Airbornes, wash your hands and sit down to read about one of the world’s most interesting people – Aloha Wanderwell. Aloha Wanderwell was born in Canada as Idris Galcia Hall in Oct 1906 to two BritishContinue reading “Could this be the person who inspired Indiana Jones? Hint: it’s not who you expect”

Nancy Wake: The SF White Mouse of WWII

Ms. Nancy Wake, An Australian born bad ass (sorry for the curse word, there is just no better adjective), was living in Marseille, France when Germany invaded in 1940.  She scrambled to help many people escape via the French Resistance, where she first earned the name “The White Mouse” from the Gestapo.     Wake escapedContinue reading “Nancy Wake: The SF White Mouse of WWII”

A new way to think about Special Forces

Since it can’t be decided in the United States whether women can be integrated into US Special Forces, I offer we copy an alternate solution being designed in Norway- all female SF units.  This can be a way to tap into a whole talent pool not being utilized without the argument that women can’t hackContinue reading “A new way to think about Special Forces”

The Shooting Granny of India

At 84 years old, Chandro Tomar is the oldest national sharp shooter in India.  Reverently called “Revolver Dadi (Grandma)”, in her small village in the Uttar Pradesh state of northern India, Chandro has over 25 National Championship sharp shooting titles and her own shooting range.  She can be seen teaching young girls how to shoot andContinue reading “The Shooting Granny of India”

Women Pirates – Choosing a Life of Crime

Did you know that there women pirates have existed throughout history?  In the 1700 and 1800s, quite a few women were in the criminal seafaring business, including the infamous Anne Bonney and Mary Read.  Even though many of them had to dress as men to slip on to the ships, those that were acknowledged asContinue reading “Women Pirates – Choosing a Life of Crime”