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Courage, commitment, and teammates can be found on sports fields and battlefields.💪 US Army First Sergeant (R) & American Hero, Matt Eversmann, joins WIN! Learn about his story of survival, how it became the source material for Black Hawk Down, and how he maintains mental fitness.

How do you define the word “Courage?” Our guest today, First Sergeant retired Matt Eversmann, will provide you with an answer.

Matt served in the US Army from 1987-2008 and spent time with the 75th Ranger regiment and the 10th Mountain Division.

While his entire term of service was admirable, his time in the military will forever be immortalized through the events of October 3, 1993. Matt was placed in charge of a group of Army Rangers to lead a daytime raid against an eager enemy militia. Matt experienced the horrors of war when he and his fellow soldiers were trapped in a hostile district of Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia, and marked for death by an angry mob. His inspiring story of survival became the source material for, Black Hawk Down, which recounts the harrowing experience. For his actions on the battlefield he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor device.

Matt illustrates the importance of duty, courage and selfless service to succeed when ordinary circumstances become extraordinary challenges and we are honored to have had him with us on WIN.

Show Notes

Matt defines the word courage: 2:40

Matt discusses being a quiet professional rather than a loud motivator: 8:57

Matt talks about leadership and accountability: 18:51

Matt shares his cornerstone leadership tips: 37:17

Matt discusses the importance of showing that you care about those you lead: 44:26

Matt dives into bringing calm to the chaos of the events on October 3rd, 1993: 53:09

Matt defines mental fitness and shares how he practices it: 1:02:18

Matt talks about being played by Josh Harnett in Black Hawk Down: 1:07:17