Ep. 099 – SFC Matt Tardio – Retired Inexperienced Beret Sniper

SFC Matt Tardio is a retired Army Special Forces soldier and legislation enforcement officer. Tardio served as an Engineer Sergeant in america Army Special Forces. Along with finishing the Special Forces Qualification Course (Q Course) and follow-on engineer coaching, Tardio can be sniper certified and a graduate of Ranger College, amongst others.

Tardio provides a superb breakdown of his expertise in Ranger faculty earlier than we speak generally about his three deployments, two of which have been to Afghanistan in assist of Operation Enduring Freedom. Special Forces troopers usually deploy to coach and advise an indigenous drive and we undergo a few of how that was utilized to the Afghan Nationwide Army and villages they operated round.

I actually loved this episode and look ahead to sitting down once more with Matt to speak extra about his profession.

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117 – Backpackable radio for tactical use
152 – Walkie-talkie type tactical radio
7-Ton – Medium Tactical Automobile Substitute (Dump truck-sized navy automobile for hauling troops, provides, and so forth.)
9-Line – CAS mission temporary format
ABC – ANGLICO Primary Course
ANG – Air Nationwide Guard
ANGLICO – Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Firm
BLT – Battalion Touchdown Workforce
BRC – Primary Reconnaissance Course
CAR – Fight Motion Ribbon
CAS – Shut Air Help
CCT – Fight Management Workforce
CLB – Fight Logistics Battalion
CO – Commanding Officer
COC – Command Operations Heart
COP – Fight Outpost
Corpsman – Navy medic hooked up to Marines
EOD – Explosive Ordnance Disposal
FAC – Ahead Air Controller
FCT – Firepower Management Workforce
FDC – Hearth Path Management
FET – Feminine Engagement Workforce.
FSCC – Hearth Help Coordination Heart. The place fireplace missions are deconflicted and authorized previous to capturing.
GBU – Guided Bomb Unit
GLT – Georgian Liaison Workforce. Georgian navy advisors in Afghanistan.
Hesco Barrier – Earthen crammed boundaries used to make or reinforce outposts
HMMWV – Excessive mobility multi-wheeled automobile
IED – Improvised Explosive Machine
IOC – Infantry Officer’s Course
JDAM – Joint Direct Assault Munition (GPS guided bomb)
JTAC – Joint Terminal Assault Controller
LGTR – LASER Guided Coaching Spherical
M-ATV – MRAP All-terrain automobile
MARSOC – Marine Corps Particular Operations Command
MART – Marines Awaiting Recon Coaching
MCAS – Marine Corps Air Station
MCMAP – Marine Corps Martial Arts Program
MCRD – Marine Corps Recruit Depot
MCIWS – Marine Corps Teacher of Water Survival
MCT – Marine Fight Coaching
MEU – Marine Expeditionary Unit (Unit hooked up to ships for deployment)
MRAP – Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (armored automobile)
MSOT – Marine Particular Operations Workforce
MTU – Marksmanship Coaching Unit
OCS – Officer Candidate College
OP – Remark Publish. An space the place ahead observers spot enemy positions and conduct fireplace missions on targets
PB – Patrol Base
PGM – Precision Guided Munitions
PLDR – Transportable Light-weight Designator Rangefinder
PosRep – Place Report
PSS-SOF – Precision Strike Suite Particular Operations Forces. Focusing on program
Q Course – Special Forces Qualification Course
RO – Radio Operator (Generally referred to as an RTO)
ROMAD – Radio Operator, Mechanic, and Driver
R&S – Reconnaissance and Surveillance
SACC – Supporting Arms Coordination Heart (FSCC on a ship)
SALT – Supporting Arms Liaison Workforce
SERE – Survive, Evade, Resist, Escape
SOCS – Particular Operations Capabilities Specialist
SOI – College of Infantry
SOTG – Particular Operations Coaching Group
S Outlets – S-1 (Administration), S-2 (Intelligence), S-3 (Operations), S-4 (Logistics), S-6 (Communication)
SVBIED – Suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive system
TACP – Tactical Air Management Celebration
Taco Rice – Greasy meals for drunk Marines stationed in Okinawa
Water Canine – Logistics Marines answerable for purifying water and operating sanitation services
VBIED – Automobile-borne improvised explosive system