359 – Command SgtMaj Barry Smallwood

359 – Command SgtMaj Barry Smallwood

It is always good when a guest recommends another person to talk with on Oscar Mike Radio. Michael Madsen came on to talk with me for number 354 (https://oscarmikeradio.com/354-michael-madsen-still-serving/) After the show aired, Michael messaged me and said I ought to talk to U.S. Amry Retired Command Sergeant Major Barry Smallwood. When a Warrant Officer speaks, I listen and so it was with great anticipation that I hit the record button for the conversation with Sgt Maj Smallwood.

Barry Smallwood served in the Army as an Intelligence Analyst, Crypto-Analyst, and TAC-Fire Computer Operator. Throughout his Army career, Sgt. Maj Smallwood developed his leadership style and said that his troops needed to trust his direction in order to be combat-effective. SgtMaj Smallwood believes leaders should work for those they lead.

 Currently, Barry is the Director of Training for Law Enforcement and First Responders for Vizitech USA. Vizitech is using real work buildings, situations, and expertise to build models that allow for immersive training during crisis situations and scenarios.  

“Anything that will enhance your capability whether it is physical or mental, you need to immerse yourself into.” These are wise words, and just a small glimpse of the knowledge Sgt. Maj. Smallwood has to share.

Thank you, Michael, for the recommendation. Sgt. Maj., thanks for squaring this Lance Corporal away (just kidding).


Watch SgtMaj Smallwood on YouTube


Listen to SgtMaj Smallwood on YouTube


Oscar Mike Radio Sponsors

Asack Real Estate

Reaper Detailing and Powerwashing


Oscar Mike Radio Supporters!!!!

Caisson Shaving Company

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Caisson-Shaving-Company.jpg

The only shaving products I used on my face come from Travis Arnold’s company, Caisson Shaving Company. Travis is a Veteran and has created products that can be used anywhere. Use code “OMR10” for a 10% discount when you order

BlackCat Designs

BlackCat Designs does 3D Printing and Design. Click on the link below!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackcatDesigns3D?coupon=OMR15

Savage American Woodwork

US Army National Guard Veteran Jesse Nye does amazing hand-crafted woodwork. Go to https://www.facebook.com/SavageAmericanWoodwork to learn more and support a Veteran Owned Business!


Oscar Mike Radio is now on Wreaths Across America Radio on Thursday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. eastern.  Find Wreaths Across America Radio on the iHeart Radio app, the Audacy app, and the TuneIn app. Search the word wreath for Wreaths Across America Radio. 

Oscar Mike Radio is a top 100 podcast on Feedspot – https://blog.feedspot.com/veteran_podcasts/
357 – The WolfPack

357 – The WolfPack

Adam Semonick & Brad Otto are both Marine Corps Veterans and do SIM Racing together as The WolfPack. Adam was on Oscar Mike Radio in March for number 337 ⁠(https://oscarmikeradio.com/337-adam-semonick-marine-corps-hawker-and-sim-racer/⁠). He had talked to me about the Wolfpack so getting both Brad and Adam to talk about SimRacing was a must-do!

The Wolfpack Racing Group is a dedicated group of Military Veteran SIM Racers. Veterans find communities in many areas and SIM Racing is another one. The support, camaraderie and drive to improve make race day all the more fun.

I enjoyed hearing how the community has grown and with the American Legion sponsoring an Indycar, the interest in F1 and NASCAR at LeMans, why can’t Veterans find success and community in Sim Racing? Start your engines and let’s go!

You can reach out to Brad or Adam if you want to get into SIM Racing. Thank you both for coming on and talking with me!


Watch The Wolfpack on YouTube


Listen to The Wolfpack on Spotify


Oscar Mike Radio Sponsors

Asack Real Estate

Reaper Detailing and Powerwashing


Oscar Mike Radio Supporters!!!!

Caisson Shaving Company

The only shaving products I used on my face come from Travis Arnold’s company, Caisson Shaving Company. Travis is a Veteran and has created products that can be used anywhere. Use code “OMR10” for a 10% discount when you order

BlackCat Designs

BlackCat Designs does 3D Printing and Design. Click on the link below!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackcatDesigns3D?coupon=OMR15

Savage American Woodwork

US Army National Guard Veteran Jesse Nye does amazing hand-crafted woodwork. Go to https://www.facebook.com/SavageAmericanWoodwork to learn more and support a Veteran Owned Business!


Oscar Mike Radio is now on Wreaths Across America Radio Thursday at 11 am and Sunday at 8 am eastern.  Find Wreaths Across America Radio on the iHeart Radio app, the Audacy app, and the TuneIn app. Search the word wreath for Wreaths Across America Radio. 

Oscar Mike Radio is a top 100 podcast on Feedspot – https://blog.feedspot.com/veteran_podcasts/
339–Ally Rodriguez–Veterans Service Officer

339–Ally Rodriguez–Veterans Service Officer

Abington, MA Veterans Service Officer, Adam Gunn connected me to Foxborough, MA Veterans Service Officer Ally Rodriguez. I learned a lot and would encourage spouses of Veterans to listen and watch this conversation. Ally served in the Army and being an Army wife at the time of her transition gave her perspective about the challenges spouses face providing care to Veterans. As a result of navigating the VA systems as a spouse, found an opportunity to become a Veterans Service Officer. Serving Veterans is a purpose with Ally, not just a paycheck. She believes that we as Veterans can be our best advocate if we educate ourselves about how these systems work. You can get some real-world information about Veterans benefits and a laugh or two at the same time, by checking out Ally on Instagram, @allysaysnope.

Adam, I appreciate the connection. Thank you for talking with me Ally and all the best!


Watch on YouTube!

Listen on Spotify!

Oscar Mike Radio Sponsors

Asack Real Estate

Reaper Detailing and Powerwashing


Oscar Mike Radio Supporters!!!!

Semper Savage

Semper Savage is the official marinade and salad dressing for Oscar Mike Radio! Semper Savage is a Veteran Owned salad dressing and marinade company. Go to www.sempersavage.com and use “oscarmikeradio” at checkout for 10% off your order. Thank you for supporting a Veteran Owned Business.

Bottom Gun Coffee

The official coffee of Oscar Mike Radio is Bottom Gun Coffee. Submariners know their coffee so go to www.bottomguncoffee.com and use “OMR” at checkout for 10% off your order! Thank you for supporting a Veteran Owned Business

Caisson Shaving Company

The only shaving products I used on my face come from Travis Arnold’s company, Caisson Shaving Company. Travis is a Veteran and has created products that can be used anywhere. Use code “OMR10” for a 10% discount when you order


Oscar Mike Radio is now on Wreaths Across America Radio Thursday at 11 am and Sunday at 8 am eastern.  Find Wreaths Across America Radio on the iHeart Radio app, the Audacy app, and the TuneIn app. Search the word wreath for Wreaths Across America Radio. 

Oscar Mike Radio is a top 100 podcast on Feedspot – https://blog.feedspot.com/veteran_podcasts/
268 – TSP – The Scuttlebutt

268 – TSP – The Scuttlebutt

I love getting to talk with other Veteran Podcasts Hosts. We are truly a niche podcast genre.

U.S. Navy Veteran Officer Richard Fleek and Marine Corps Veteran Andrew Farrer teamed up to create TSP – The Scuttlebutt. This collaboration is all about telling Veterans’ stories at a personal level with no filters.

TSP – The Scuttlebutt recently supported the Dogs of War Foundation’s 1st Annual Salute Shoot. There they talked to several Veterans and Uncle Sai from Duck Dynasty.

Talking with Richard and Andrew, I understood that their podcast was more than just doing a show. They want to combine their podcast with other Veterans Outreach they do through organizations like the VFW and Marine Corps League.

A show like TSP- The Scuttlebutt shows that one can take a podcast and not only tell a great story but use it to support causes and events in a way that few people do.

Thank you, gentlemen, for coming on to talk with me. I am looking forward to listening to what you all do in the future.

You can listen to TSP – The Scuttlebutt anywhere podcasts are hosted. Check out their Facebook page and be sure to like and follow – https://www.facebook.com/TSPTheScuttlebutt




Thanks to my sponsors Joyce Asack, Mark Holmes, and Shaun Schubert for supporting Veterans!

Asack Real Estate

Reaper Detailing and Powerwashing

Red Seal Martial Arts

  • Red Seal Martial Arts 155 Millennium Cir Lakeville, Massachusetts
  • (774) 259-9258
  • www.redsealma.com

Oscar Mike Radio Supporters!!!!

Semper Savage

Semper Savage is the official marinade and salad dressing for Oscar Mike Radio! Semper Savage is a Veteran Owned salad dressing and marinade company. Go to www.sempersavage.com and use “oscarmikeradio” at checkout for 10% off your order. Thank you for supporting a Veteran Owned Business.

Bottom Gun Coffee

The official coffee of Oscar Mike Radio is Bottom Gun Coffee. Submariners know their coffee so go to www.bottomguncoffee.com and use “OMR” at checkout for 10% off your order! Thank you for supporting a Veteran Owned Business

263 – Battle of the Bands

263 – Battle of the Bands

Saturday, October 16th at the Whitman, MA VFW there will be a Battle of the Bands to benefit Operation Flags for Vets. This is a fundraiser so that 80,000 tombs at the Bourne National Cemetary can have a flag on the grave.

Several Veterans Groups came together to put on this event. There are four bands, Pantascopic Tilt, Have a Little Faith, Maple Durham Mill, and Powerhouse.

There will be a special performance by Richard Fitts Fitts Jr. who is a Gold Star Son and creator of the film 21 Years a Folded Flag about his father Green Beret Richard Fitts Sr.

They have you covered with raffles and food trucks with drinks served by the Whitman VFW. $10.00 gets you in for 5 hours of entertainment starting at 5:00 PM.

Thanks, Conor for coming on and talking with me about this event to support a great cause. The Whitman VFW is located at 95 Essex St, Whitman, MA 02382. https://www.facebook.com/whitmanvfwpost697/



Thanks to my sponsors Joyce Asack, Mark Holmes, and Shaun Schubert for supporting Veterans!

Asack Real Estate

Reaper Detailing and Powerwashing

Red Seal Martial Arts

  • Red Seal Martial Arts 155 Millennium Cir Lakeville, Massachusetts
  • (774) 259-9258
  • www.redsealma.com

Oscar Mike Radio Supporters!!!!

Semper Savage

Semper Savage is the official marinade and salad dressing for Oscar Mike Radio! Semper Savage is a Veteran Owned salad dressing and marinade company. Go to www.sempersavage.com and use “oscarmikeradio” at checkout for 10% off your order. Thank you for supporting a Veteran Owned Business.

Bottom Gun Coffee

The official coffee of Oscar Mike Radio is Bottom Gun Coffee. Submariners know their coffee so go to www.bottomguncoffee.com and use “OMR” at checkout for 10% off your order! Thank you for supporting a Veteran Owned Business