On this Grit Machine DNA episode we talk with Skip Soderholm, one of the most powerful, yet humble Americans I know.
A father, husband, retired Special Forces veteran and now entrepreneur, Skip embodies resilience and perseverance. Today, Skip is the COO of Red Research Group, LLC, a communications company in Southern Pines, NC that specializes in manufacturing proprietary radio antennas for government radio systems.
But there’s more. He is a retired Command Sergeant Major, a decorated combat veteran with over 25 years of service to the US Army and US Special Operations Command, where he spent 20 of those years serving in the Army’s elite Special Missions Unit (SMU) where he served as an Operator, Team Leader, Instructor, Troop Sergeant Major, Operations Sergeant Major, and Command Sergeant Major and deployed 11 times and participated in over 1,000 combat missions. He has been awarded 10 Bronze Star medals, twice for “Valor”, 3 Purple Heart medals.
This conversation will leave you wanting more, as we touch on family, service, perseverance, grit, the ongoing evolution of change, as well as learning from failure.
See below for the full podcast episode.