Jan. 16, 2023

Episode 128: Jason Tuschen “Scholar, Surfer, SEAL”


This week in the studio my guest makes a returning appearance. You first met this guest when the story of Codename Johnny Walker was told. I thought that we needed to know more about this guy and his amazing career which has spanned multiple deployments with SEAL Team 3, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, he was an Instructor at the Naval Special Warfare Center, the senior enlisted advisor to SEAL Team 7 and Master Chief Petty officer of BUDS First Phase. He spent a decade in executive leadership positions throughout Naval Special Warfare. The top position he served was Command Master Chief at Naval Special Warfare Group 1. He has a Bachelor of Science in Administration and Management and a Master of Science in Management. Even with all these things my guest says his crowning achievement was to remain Happily Married for 24 years to his wife and being a father to his two children. I am honored that he would join me in the studio again, please welcome Jason Tuschen….

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Jason Tuschen

CEO/Retired SEAL Command Master Chief

Jason was born in Milwaukee, WI and graduated from Whitefish Bay High School in 1988. In October of 1990, he enlisted in the US Navy. In March of 1992, he successfully completed Basic Underwater Demolition / SEAL (BUD/S) training in Coronado, CA and was assigned to SEAL Team THREE. After multiple deployments, he applied and was selected for assignment to Naval Special Warfare Development Group, where he served as an operator and later a leader for an 18-man assault force.

In December of 2001, he took an assignment as an instructor at the Naval Special Warfare Center and spent the next two years teaching tactics and values to future SEAL operators and leaders. Upon completion of that assignment, he transferred to SEAL Team SEVEN where he was the senior enlisted advisor for an 80-person task force, responsible for leading the team through pre-deployment training and a follow-on deployment to Baghdad, Iraq. Upon return from that deployment, he was promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer and put in charge of First Phase at BUD/S.

After a successful tour at BUD/S, he spent the next decade in executive leadership positions throughout Naval Special Warfare. His career culminated at Naval Special Warfare Group ONE (NSWG-1) where he served as the Command Master Chief, responsible for 2000 personnel, four SEAL Teams and five ancillary commands focused on executing National Security Strategy in the Middle East, South East Asia, and the Korean Peninsula.

In January of 2018, Jason transitioned from a 27-year career in the military to the private sector. Along with retired SEAL Command Master Chief Jason Torey, they founded Randori INC in order to help develop the leaders and cultures of organizations ranging from start-up to well-established companies. In November of 2019, he was hired as Chief of Strategy by Randori’s biggest client RSTOR Inc. In April of 2020, he took over as CEO of Sylabs Inc; a strategic partner of RSTOR.

His crowning achievement over his career was to remain happily married for 24 years to his wife Marijo and raise two children: Shane 22 and Molly 19. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Administration and Management from Excelsior College and a Master of Science in Management from the American College of Financial Services in. He and his family currently reside in San Diego, CA.