SEALgrinderPT Podcast #1 with Garret Machine
Garret Machine left his comfortable home in America to travel overseas and become a member of the Israeli Defense Force. He worked his way up the ladder and eventually spent time in the noted Duvdevan Unit where he was in combat situations non-stop.
Duvdevan is a counter terror (CT) unit specializing in urban warfare, hostage rescue, targeted assassinations and kidnapping of wanted militants throughout the West Bank, Gaza Strip and border nations (Syria, etc).
He became a firearms tactics instructor in his unit and later provided Personnel Security Detail (PSD) for Ministry of Defense officials on high risk assignments.
Garret later drafted to the Israeli National Police Force and served in a police intelligence unit operating undercover. Garret has a Masters degree in homeland security and counter terrorism from the Interdisciplinary Center in Hertzlia Israel.
In 2012 Machine joined the ranks of an “unnamed unit” (for OPSEC reasons), and further distinguished himself by earning the Director of Homeland Security Training Award for his performance at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).
Machine has published two DVDs on combat shooting (Pressure Makes Diamonds) and a book on combat tactics (Israeli Security Concepts) both available on amazon.