MARSOC Sniper Cody Alford  | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 129

MARSOC Sniper Cody Alford | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 129

By Mike Ritland

Cody Alford served as a Marine Scout Sniper for more than 15 years, including assignments with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines (2/1) STA, 1st Force Reconnaissance, and all three Marine Raider (MARSOC) battalions. Now, he's an entrepreneur and speaker, helping others to work through post-traumatic stress and helping to dispel the stigmas associated with mental health awareness, all while running a merch company, We Defy the Norm, and living the nomad lifestyle in his van on the road. To look at Cody, you may never guess that he's served his country in so many capacities; he's an enigma in the veteran space - which is why he's sitting down with Mike to tell everybody what he's really about.----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro03:00 - Liver Cleanse05:00 - Temper Tantrums11:00 - A Pocketknife for Christmas14:00 - Convict Conditioning19:00 - Duncanville, Texas24:00 - Dad was a Good Man29:30 - A Marine Corps Superfan40:00 - Fallujah First43:00 - Shot In the Helmet53:00 - Taking Life58:00 - Processing Trauma01:07:00 - Not Everyone is in the Fight Like You01:21:00 - Losing John01:39:00 - Transferring to MARSOC01:50:30 - On Varsity Now01:58:00 - A Heart-Shaped Photo02:16:00 - Wait for the Billow, THEN Run02:22:30 - An Envious Desk-Rider02:26:45 - Running The Show02:33:00 - Evaluating the Afghanistan Evacuation02:40:00 - Addressing Allegations02:44:00 - The Pinnacle of my Career02:55:00 - Inside the Ops Center02:58:00 - American Problems03:05:00 - Alford Solutions03:11:00 - The Meaning of Life03:17:00 - So... What Happens When We Die?03:20:00 - Reincarnation, Kind Of03:31:00 - Tumbling Down03:37:00 - A Funny Canine Story03:41:00 - I Got Out, My Life Ended03:45:00 - Hippie Sh*t03:51:00 - What's Next?03:53:00 - Earlobe Tattoos03:56:00 - Defy Tribe----------Support Cody Alford:Coaching - Defy Tribe - https://defytribe.comMerch - We Defy The Norm - https://wedefythenorm.comPodcast - We Defy The Norm Podcast - - - - - to to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off!----------BUBS NaturalsThe BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.Go to and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. ----------ManscapedSave 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code MikeDrop at That’s 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code MikeDrop at Focus on the face and use the Beard Hedger Pro Kit for the cleanest look in the game.----------Athletic GreensAthletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit!----------Fueled by TeamDog |... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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