About Justin

You guys know that Justin is a washed up former special operator, half-assed author, and adventurer-at-large. If you want to know more, you’ve landed on the right page.

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Justin spent eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Though he came in as an “open contract” he eventually served as an operator in a Force Reconnaissance platoon and a Marine Special Operations team. After leaving the military, Justin spent two years as a contractor for another government agency, followed by almost five years as a full time instructor at the Marine Special Operations School.

Currently Justin works in the private sector as a full-time instructor of digital security, personal privacy, and identity management.

Podcast Appearances

Justin has appeared on a number of podcasts. Aside from being your famed Across The Peak host, he hosted/co-hosted and produced the first 87 episodes of the Complete Privacy & Security Podcast. He has also appeared on:

Patriot To The Core with Thad Forester

SOFREP Radio, discussing Privacy & Security

The American Warrior Show, discussing Digital Security & Privacy, Physical Security, and Revolvers for Self Defense

In The Rabbit Hole Urban Survival Podcast, where he has discussed, Preparing Digital Backups, Physical Security, Revolvers for Defense and Preparedness, Van Life, 1911s, and Facebook/Cambridge Analytica

The Go Commando Show with Fred Galvin

The Survival Podcast with Jack Spirko

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