John Wayne Troxell is a retired United States Army senior noncommissioned officer who served as the third Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Troxell served in the United States Army for well over 37 years in numerous units throughout his career. During this time he had five combat tours of duty include making the combat parachute jump and service in Operation Just Cause in Panama, Operation Desert Shield/Storm, two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. As the SEAC, Troxell routinely visited troops deployed to countries around the world to include Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and numerous others to gain the pulse of the force for the Chairman and Secretary.
Troxell’s awards and decorations is far too long to fully list but a few of his accommodations include the Combat Action Badge, the Ranger tab, the Master Parachutist Badge with combat jump star device, the Pathfinder Badge, the Driver Badge, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, the Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with “V” device and four oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with silver oak leaf and the Joint Unit Meritorious Unit award with oak leaf device.
Since his military retirement, Troxell has opened his own consulting firm, PME Hard Consulting,LLC, and now serves as a strategic advisor and brand ambassador for the US Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes Foundation, as well as brand ambassador for Veterans Lending Group, BeaverFit USA, Muscle Mac, Zyn Drink Products, It’s Skinny Pasta and Eyewear Safety Systems (ESS); he serves as the Vice President for Strategic Planning for DFND USA and an executive consultant for 5th Principle, LLC.
At 33 years of age, Colton T. Smith has competed and won at the highest levels as a Professional Fighter and Combat Athlete. Aside from his illustrious martial arts resume, Colton is still serving his country on Active Duty with 14 years of service as an Infantryman. He is a decorated veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of his notable military career accolades include earning the Ranger Tab, Sapper Tab, CIB, EIB, Airborne and Air Assault badges; serving in positions from Rifleman to Company First Sergeant; Special Operations Combatives Instructor, Combatives Master Trainer and Congressional Liaison.
Colton also holds the distinction of being only Service-Member to ever fight in the UFC while on Active Duty, thus being crowned “The Ultimate Fighter” in season 16 of the hit reality show. He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Combatives Black Belt. Colton is an avid Wrestling, Martial Arts and Combatives coach within his local community. He dedicates much of his free time focusing his efforts on assisting DOD assets and other Government agencies in all facets of resiliency and survivability in this volatile world. Colton bases all of his efforts off of his Christian faith. He currently resides in Virginia with his two sons and daughter.
-UFC Ultimate Fighter Winner (Season 16)
-4x UFC Veteran
-Arnold Schwarzenegger “Out of the Ring” Award Winner
-Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt (First Degree)
-Combatives Black Belt (Less than 20 in existence)
-National Wrestling Hall of Fame “Outstanding American” Inductee
-Co-Founder/ Owner of Enlisted Nine Fight Company
Roman Rozell grew up in poverty with divorced parents, battled addiction, started a family at 18, went to college, then into the U.S. Army where he saw combat in Iraq that resulted in injury. He then succeeded through the arduous U.S. Army Special Forces training to become a Green Beret. During his duration Rozell deployed to Afghanistan, Central, and South America.
In April of 2018 Roman medically retired from the military for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Subsequently, Roman went back to school at Arizona State University (ASU) where he defied all odds and became a 34-year-old walk-on to the Sun Devil Wrestling Team making him the oldest NCAA Division 1 wrestler in history. He graduated with honors Magna Cum Laude earning his Bachelor of Science in Sociology.
Today Rozell is a Jesus Freak, family man, motivational speaker, professional wrestler, retired Green Beret, and DDPY Warrior’s Purpose partner and leader.
SSG David Marley was 17 when he enlisted into the Marine Corps Reserve (0311 Infantry), and later switched to Active Duty Army Infantry in 2014 where he is currently still serving. He served mainly as a Sniper, Senior Sniper, and currently helps run Snake Pit Podcast as a side hobby which further aids the Sniper, long range, and reconnaissance community.
David served in Iraq as a Squad Leader with the 101st Airborne Division, and in Afghanistan where he was notably chosen across the entire 1st Armored Division to run a Personal Security Detail for the 1AD Deputy Commanding General while in hostile environments. He was also selected to train and advise other Sniper sections while serving in Korea and Africa.
In his spare time he enjoys powerlifting, shooting competitions, graphic design, sport bike racing, tournament paintball, and family time with his Wife and pups.
Staff Sergeant Nathaniel McCory joined the Army on March 18, 2003. After completion of Basic Training, SSG McCory was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. He deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division in August 2003 for a 12 month tour. A year after returning from his deployment, SSG McCory went through the Ranger Indoctrination Program (RIP). He deployed to Afghanistan in 2005, 2006, and 2008 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and deployed to Iraq in 2007 and 2009 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He left active duty in 2010 and entered the Army Reserves. After two years in the Army Reserves, SSG McCory switched to the Iowa Army National Guard as a senior instructor with the the Recruiting Sustainment Program (RSP). He is currently employed full time with Iowa Army National Guard, AGR, as the Assistant Operations NCO.
Significant achievements include; Commandants List for Army Warrior Leader Course, and High Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) in Drill Sergeant School; Ranger Indoctrination Program graduate; Combatives Level I certified; Combatives Level II certified; Completed EMT Basic course, and Survival Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) C Graduate, Digital Master Gunner, and Battalion Master Fitness Trainer.