At his previous duty station, Chaplain Mark Won (LCDR) hosted a podcast on the restricted Department of Defense (DOD) network, Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIRPNet). When LCDR Won was assigned, in July 2021, to Manpower and Reserve Affairs at Headquarters Marine Corps, he brought with him a hope to launch a podcast in a more public space. When Chaplain Won crossed paths with Commander Stephen Cloer, Chaplain, assigned to Training and Education Command and is currently the Resiliency Head for the Human Performance Branch, there was an instant connection. When Chaplain Won crossed paths with Commander Stephen Cloer, Chaplain, assigned to Training and Education Command and is currently the Resiliency Head for the Human Performance Branch, there was an instant connection.
Both chaplains recognized the pace that military families live at, a complete stop or full-speed ahead. It is easier to keep busy, push hard, and go after careers and accomplishments, but when living at a middle speed, things can seem boring, commonplace, and lack purpose. With a shared passion for using the podcast medium to reach and impact the Marine Corps, podcast, Zero to One Hundred, was born.
The Zero to One Hundred podcast aims to be down-to-earth, tangible, and contain great lessons learned for the listeners rather than a canned and scripted official media product.
"We wanted to make more accessible some of the best-kept secrets we have in the community through the form of unique and experienced leaders who have much to pass on." Chaplain Won
The first episode, and all future episodes, can be found on the MCCS YouTube Channel Zero to One Hundred Playlist. In the coming months, four more episodes will be released. The upcoming episodes will feature Ron Mahrs - Navy SEAL to Businessman; SgtMaj Ortiz - Coping with Stress and Success; Dennis Volpe - The Crucible of Command; 1stSgt Flores - DI of the Year and a Ph.D.
By discussing life's hard topics, the hosts aim to bring greater substance to slower times in life and better equip the community of warfighters and their families with wisdom for life and increased resilience.
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