Get Up Nation®! My name is Ben Biddick. I’m the Creator and Host of the Get Up Nation® Show and Co-Author of Get Up: The Art of Perseverance with former Major League Baseball player Adam Greenberg. Recently I had the honor and privilege of speaking with Ben King. Ben is the Founder of Armor Down and the Mindful Memorial Day Foundation. Ben served in Iraq as a Psychological Operations Sergeant in the U.S. Army. During that time, he was chief of a three-man Tactical PSYOPS Team. He didn’t immediately realize the psychological effects of his deployment and it was nearly 10-years after his return that he began to realize his trauma. It was while confronting his own post-traumatic stress that he began his mission and journey with Armor Down. I’ve been looking forward to connecting with Ben and discussing his insights into how mindfulness contributes to our ability to be resilient. Ben, welcome to Get Up Nation®!