OCONUS: The Contractor's Life

The true life experiences of PSCs

About the show

A no-axe to grind, no agenda look into the life of private security contractors working OCONUS. Listen as those who have been there talk about their real-life experiences in hostile, austere, and war-torn areas as a private security contractor. Listen as we discuss what we did, how we did it, where we did it, what we saw, heard, and smelled. Tune in as we discuss our experiences as private security contractors working OCONUS from the perspectives of private security contractors.

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Episodes

  • OTCL: Season-3 Episode-6

    August 24th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  25 mins 44 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    A discussion on the life of a private security contractor overseas, away from his or her country, in a foreign land, often contrary and hostile to his or her way of life.

  • OTCL: Season-3 Episode-5

    May 25th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  21 mins 1 sec
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    A discussion on the life of a private security contractor overseas, away from his or her country, in a foreign land, often contrary and hostile to his or her way of life.

  • OTCL: Season-3 Episode-4

    May 11th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  34 mins 19 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    A discussion on the life of a private security contractor overseas, away from his or her country, in a foreign land, often contrary and hostile to his or her way of life.

  • OCONUS: The Contractor's Life Season-3 Episode-3

    May 5th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  30 mins 34 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    A discussion on the life of a private security contractor overseas, away from his or her country, in a foreign land, often contrary and hostile to his or her way of life.

  • OTCL: Season-3 Episode-2

    April 27th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  27 mins 21 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    A discussion of life overseas as a private security contractor.

  • OCONUS: The Contractor's Life Season-3 Episode-1

    April 20th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  20 mins 58 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, I talk, briefly, about what contractors do in their down-time, and how we are different but not so much so on a humanitarian level.

  • Season-2 Episode-29

    November 17th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 12 mins
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, I talk with Douglas Hardman -- former member of the U.S. Army, and private security contractor.

  • Season-2 Episode-27

    November 10th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 37 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode I digress and rant about the abysmal state of the standard private security model -- primarily in the U.S.

  • Season-2 Episode-26

    November 3rd, 2022  |  Season 2  |  2 hrs 21 mins
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, I talk with Ken Gouchi, former U.S. Army and host of Wienerfied dot com, and David Maestas, retired U.S. Army, and founder of Discover Maestro.

  • Season-2 Episode-25

    October 27th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  33 mins
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, I take an unceremonious departure from Afghanistan, going back to Iraq.

  • Season-2 Episode-24

    October 20th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 19 mins
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, I talk with friend Dave Maestas, and founder of Discover Maestro.

  • Season-2 Episode-23

    October 6th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  40 mins 4 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, I talk about, primarily, the differences between standard private security and non-standard private security.

  • Season-2 Episode-22

    September 29th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  37 mins 6 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, I talk more of my time and experiences while working in the Jalalabad region of Afghanistan.

  • Season-2 Episode-21

    September 22nd, 2022  |  Season 2  |  40 mins 30 secs
    leo, mercenaries, military, pmc, psc, veteran

    In this episode, I talk more of my time with EODT while working in the Jalalabad region of Afghanistan.

  • Season-2 Episode-20

    August 4th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  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.