OCONUS: The Contractor's Life

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

66 episodes of OCONUS: The Contractor's Life since the first episode, which aired on June 2nd, 2020.

  • Season-2 Episode-20

    August 4th, 2022  |  43 mins 39 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, I continue with my experiences as a PSC in Iraq, moving from my relatively brief time with then SOC-SMG and moving over to EODT.

  • Season-2 Episode-19

    July 28th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  43 mins 37 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, I talk more about my first deployment to Iraq as a PSC. I also clarify my comments on the distinction between OCONUS and Overseas. I also talk about some of the differences between contracting overseas and working stateside.

  • Season-2 Episode-18

    July 21st, 2022  |  39 mins 22 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, I finally transition from Kuwait to Iraq. I also talk, briefly, about my experiences between Kuwait and Iraq prior to deploying as a PSC to Iraq, as well as my initial experiences the first couple of weeks on the ground in Iraq.

  • Season-2 Episode-17

    July 14th, 2022  |  51 mins 37 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, I put a more or less final wrap on my experiences as a PSC in Kuwait. Future episodes for this season will revolve around Iraq and Afghanistan. Occasional reminders of my time in Kuwait when and as it seems relevant and or pertinent to the conversation.

  • Season-2 Episode-16

    July 7th, 2022  |  39 mins 49 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, among other items of discussion, I talk about private security contracts around the globe.

  • Season-2 Episode-15

    June 30th, 2022  |  35 mins 10 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, among other things, I discuss what motivates a person to leave their happy life and work in a foreign country as a private security contractor.

  • Season-2 Episode-14

    June 23rd, 2022  |  35 mins
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, I talk about the differences between instruction and training; to some extent, the drive and motivation it takes to make it; giving others a chance -- if they deserve it; and why military veterans and LEO veterans are sought for high-risk, high-threat security.

  • Season-2 Episode-13

    June 16th, 2022  |  34 mins 14 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, I talk about the legendary and mythical status heaped upon the PSC industry; the levels of instruction and training; and the plethora of smack talkers and talk the talkers.

  • Season-2 Episode-12

    June 9th, 2022  |  39 mins 5 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, I talk about the advantages of being a truly independent I9 private security contractor; taxes; all the Jason Bournes; and other items.

  • Season-2 Episode-11

    June 2nd, 2022  |  1 hr 46 mins
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, I talk with my friend Tarek Kadourah about his experiences -- from emigrating to the U.S. to contracting.

  • Season-2 Episode-10

    May 26th, 2022  |  36 mins 15 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode I discuss more of the things one should consider prior to becoming a private security contractor or a mercenary OCONUS/overseas.

  • Season-2 Episode-9

    May 19th, 2022  |  29 mins 37 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode I jump around a bit -- from Kuwait to Iraq to Afghanistan then back to Kuwait -- like a former PSC who has had too much coffee.

  • Season-2 Episode-8

    May 12th, 2022  |  39 mins 42 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, amongst other topics, I discuss the requirements for instruction, training and experience for many to most private security contractors in a hostile, war-torn zone.

  • Season-2 Episode-7

    May 5th, 2022  |  35 mins 28 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, I talk some more about the nuances, the little things, about being a private security contractor in a hostile, war-torn zone.

  • Season-2_Episode-6

    April 28th, 2022  |  35 mins 49 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, I inadvertently stray away from Kuwait and discuss the experience of friends, friends, and more friends, and their importance, sometimes unbeknown to us, in life.

  • Season-2_Episode-5

    April 21st, 2022  |  41 mins 16 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode I discuss the value of friendship while working overseas, as well as a few, or more, of my experiences as a private security contractor working OCONUS.