Nov 23, 2019
In this episode of the Conservative Business Journal Podcast, John Di Lemme interviews Rudy Reyes.
At the age of 17, Rudy Reyes emancipated himself, left an orphanage with his two brothers and raised them in Kansas City, MO. He excelled at Martial Arts and MMA, and as a champion he was able to provide for his family.
At the age of 26, he was seeking a higher calling and joined the United States Marine Corp., where he was selected straight out of boot camp to try out for the elite Marine First Reconnaissance Battalion (special forces). Rudy served our nation and was a member of the lead combat force that entered both Afghanistan and Iraq. His unit was depicted best-selling nonfiction book by Iraq War embedded Rolling Stone correspondent Evan Wright, which later became a 7-part miniseries on HBO titled Generation Kill.
At the end of his decorated military career, he embarked on a new career. He used his unique skills as a counter-terror contractor for the Department of Defense. He also spent time in Africa were he trained wildlife preserve rangers in anti-poaching tactics.
Rudy is also Co-Founder of FORCE BLUE. By uniting the community of Special Operations veterans with the world of marine science and conservation, FORCE BLUE has created a transpartisan model of caring, cooperation and positive change with the power to restore lives and restore the planet.
Today, Rudy is focused on acting and working with his brand partners. He also gives motivational speeches and utilizes his knowledge of fitness to train people during his down time.