Cleared Hot Episode 62 – Jamie Stumpf, Part 1

Jamie and I have been married for nearly 18 years. We met in 1999, at the age of 22, married in 2001 at the age of 24, and then I began deploying to war zones in October of that year. My perception of what it meant to be a SEAL changed after 9/11 as our country and military shifted from “conceptual” war, to “practical” war.

For 12 of the 17 years of my military career, our country was at war. The solider/service member does not bear this burden alone, and in hindsight, I believe that the family shoulders more of the cost. We met young, and at the end of what can only be poorly described as a tumultuous experience, remained together, growing our family from 2 to 5 along the way.

My hope is that this podcast opens the door to many more with her. It was not easy to record, and she is uncertain, even as I write this about the release. I put incredible value and weight on her perspective, and I hope it resonates with, and helps those out there who have shared the same experiences.

3 Comments

  1. Really great podcast!! I appreciate that you are both very brave. Brave in breaking new ground, sharing your experiences. What a great idea and what a great couple. 🙂

  2. Loved to hear Jamie on the podcast. I served in LE for 37 years and in the past put my job before my family. Others will get value in your message. Words to live by, pain shared, pain divided and joy shared, joy multiplied.

  3. Your wife is awesome! The both of you are very brave and truly amazing! What incredible podcast! Keep going you two. Wishing you both and your children great health and many blessings! 🙂

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