TGPP Episode 17 John Kilgo Surface Warfare, TarraLou Consulting

Dan touches base on The Garrison Project - The Rucksack and The Veterans Community Center - then jumps to this episode's interview, John Kilgo. John is a Navy Veteran, former Surface Warfare Officer, Reservist and is continuing to serve as a civilian government employee for the Department of Defense. John shares some stories from his time in the Surface Navy as well as his time before and after service then Dan and John discuss John's current project - a business consulting firm assisting businesses effectively build and execute long-term strategy leveraging the concepts of military planning.

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Thanks as always to Bill Nowicki and Mark Cauvel respectively for voiceover and music.

Episode 16 Ryan Haugen Submariner, Silent Warrior Project

Dan reminds the audience of The Garrison Project's current efforts then jumps into this episode's interview with Ryan Haugen. Ryan served as a Submarine Mess Specialist (Cook), he is a trauma survivor and is now leading a project called The Silent Warrior Project ( Ryan shares some stories from his time in the submarine force and working through some difficult experiences both during and after his time in the Navy. Ryan then shares what he and his team are working toward with Silent Warrior Project. Ryan provides his contact info toward the end of his episodes.

Connect with The Garrison Project ( and reach out to Dan with your thoughts and feedback (

Thanks as always to Bill Nowicki for Voiceover and Mark Cauvel for music.

TGPP EPISODE 15 Pat Hartley Navy Nuclear Machinist Mate, Retired, Maintenance Management Professional

Dan touches base on TGP's progress - The Rucksack, Veterans Community Center and Deep, Deep Leadership then gets into a great interview with a Submarine colleague from 20 years ago - Pat Hartley.

Pat shares his story of joining the Navy, his vision and plan, his varied career in the Submarine force serving on six boats, his transition out and great career since ending up in his current job which is very, very cool.

Check out The Garrison Project ( and reach out to Dan to learn more about how we're connecting Vets through storytelling.

Episode 9 Bill Nowicki, Navy Submarine Electricians Mate

Dan provides some updates on The Garrison Project - specifically that The Veterans Community Center is up and live on the website as is The Rucksack where we can all add and provide links to resources that you've found useful.

Bill Nowicki makes an appearance and tells some stories about his time in the Submarine Force, his experience in commercial nuclear power and his media business including two podcasts of his own.

Special thanks as always to Bill Nowicki for podcast voiceover work and Mark Cauvel for intro and outro music.


Dan gives a couple updates on the The Garrison Project including a new hot link to tell some stories about Boot Camp - the one thing we definitely all share (or OCS or whatever - meaning Basic Training of some sort). Dan tells some quick stories of his own from Navy Boot Camp in Orlando back in 1990.

Thanks as always to Bill Nowicki for voiceover - check him out on social and take a listen to his own podcasts.

And thanks to Mark Cauvel for music.


Some more quick updates about The Garrison Project: the website is published, getting ready for our social study on connectedness and loneliness and how connecting through stories can have a positive impact. Reach out to and visit

Long interview with Tyler Jones, former Navy IT Sailor and Mason Eddinger, former Marine Infantry.

Had to learn how to bleep out questionable references - we'll figure out how to deal with that later since life is life. Going to boot camp, trying out for SWCC, choosing IT, Blue Jacket of the Quarter, hunting, transition out, going to school, getting into forestry. Going to Marine Boot Camp, getting hit in the face, searching for higher meaning, working at whole foods, shout out to Jordan Peterson, hunting.

Credit to Bill Nowicki for voiceover and Mark Cauvel for music - thanks guys!

Episode 3 - Dan Eddinger, Navy Submariner

A non-submarine story that's entertaining none-the-less and some thoughts on how to be involved with The Garrison Project.

Episode 1 - Dan Eddinger, 60's Era Navy Aviation

TGPP's first episode. Pardon the audio quality - I bought a mic the next day so follow-on episodes should be much better.

For this first pod, we host TGPP's founder's dad, Dan Eddinger and he shares his story about his time in the Navy and a story about flying in to repair an A6 with damaged landing gear.

Thanks to Bill Nowicki for Voice-Over and Mark Cauvell for 80's hair metal music.