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Welcome back to the podcast, I’m Jamie Baynes. Today’s guests are Tom and Jen Satterly, a husband and wife team who are also authors and the founders of the All Secure Foundation, and VIRAGO, a division of the All Secure Foundation that empowers women to help their combat warrior heal from post traumatic stress. I came across Tom and Jen when I picked up the book that he co-authored with Steve Jackson, All Secure, A Special Operations Soldier’s Fight to Survive the Battlefield and the Homefront. I’m a big fan of fiction and non-fiction military books, so this one seemed right up my alley. Like many people, I’m fascinated by the Special Operations warriors and have always liked learning more about them. This book was different, though. Yes, there are great stories in there about Tom’s training and service, but there’s a darker side to Tom that he readily admits and writes about. I finished the book in days and reached out to see if he and Jen would like to be guests on the podcast and they agreed.
I think most people idolize our Special Operations warriors and rightly so. They’re out on the front lines and beyond keeping not only Americans safe, but people from other countries as well. But what most of us don’t think about is the effect that their service has on their mental and physical well-being, not to mention the physical and mental well-being of their spouses. I strongly recommend reading All Secure and Jen’s book, Arsenal of Hope: Tactics for Taking on PTSD together. You can find Tom and Jen at the links below and I hope you take some time to do so.
We’re all in this world together, so let’s take care of one another.
Until next time, thanks for listening.
Tom and Jen’s social media:
Tom and Steve's book:
All Secure: A Special Operations Soldier's Fight to Survive on the Battlefield and the Homefront
Arsenal of Hope: Tactics for Taking on PTSD, Together