Guest: Staff Sergeant Kat Kaelin, Combat Veteran and Military Sexual Trauma Survivor
What up Get Up Nation! My name is Ben Biddick, the Host of The Get Up Nation Podcast and the Co-Author of Get Up: The Art of Perseverance with former Major League Baseball player and CEO of www.lurongliving.com, Adam Greenberg. Episode 11 features former United States Army Staff Sergeant Kat Kaelin who served as a member of the United States Cultural Support Team attached to the Army Rangers and Delta Force in Afghanistan. This mission was created by the legendary former Navy Seal and U.S. Special Operations Commander Admiral Eric Olson. He identified the immense importance of Special Operations’ ability to successfully and respectfully relate to an Afghan population that adhered to strict cultural norms associated with the treatment of women. Staff Sergeant Kaelin’s involvement in this mission helped pave the way for women in combat operations while simultaneously creating a safer United States of America. If that alone isn’t inspiring enough for you, she is also a survivor of military sexual trauma. Hear her share not only her experience on the battlefield during the Global War on Terror, but her experience in the battle to overcome Post-Traumatic Stress associated with sexual assault. Today she continues the fight to leave no one behind when it comes to mental health. She is a host of the Mentors 4 Military Podcast and is an all-around, 360 degree amazing human being.