Nov. 8, 2021

Episode 78: Benito Olson “DEVGRU” K-9 Handler

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He attended Recruit Training Command in Chicago, IL where he went on to attend Master at Arms “A” School on Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Virginia Beach VA. From Little Creek he selected for his first tour in Bahrain located on the Arabian Peninsula. Following his successful completion of Military Working Dog Handlers Couse he reported back to Naval Support Activity Bahrain for an additional 2 years where he served as a Petty Officer 3rd Class dog handler. Following his tour in Bahrain he chose his next set of orders on board Naval Air Station Kingsville, Kingsville, TX. Shortly after reporting on board he was requested to screen for orders at Naval Special Warfare Development Group. He successfully screened for orders and was transferred in March of 2007. At Naval Special Warfare Development Group he deployed out of a Joint Task Force Little Creek, VA in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Shortly into his deployment he was critically wounded when a two-story house detonated burying him, his teammates, and dog. He then was sent back to the United States where he went through 9 months of Vigorous Rehabilitation of his two shattered femurs, wrist, and head injuries. Just after 9 months of Rehab MAC Olson would redeploy in support of a Joint Task Force to Afghanistan. Following that deployment he would deploy 3 additional times to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2009 MAC Olson was hand selected under the Combat Meritorious Advancement Program for Petty Officer First Class. Following his last deployment to Afghanistan he transferred Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Fort Story as Kennel Master of the Military Working Dog kennel. Shortly after arriving on board MAC Olson was selected for Chief Petty Officer. In 2015 Benito launched Patriot Dog Training where he currently offers Protection Dogs, Pet Dog Training, and can also board over 100 dogs in is 10000 squarefoot facility in Bulverde Texas. Owners come from all over the US to have their dogs trained by Benito and his team. Additionally Benito launched Patriot Motor Company where he procures all types of vehicles for clients local and throughout the United States.

INTRO and OUTRO music written,performed, and provided by the band Rattle Root. Check them out below.

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