Chris Gothro

Navy SEAL Master Chief Recounts High Stakes Missions, Red Cell Bank Robbery, Fun Stories From The Teams

In this week’s Team Never Quit episode, Marcus dives into a fascinating discussion with our special guest, Chris Gothro. With an impressive 40 years of combined service, including 26 years in active military duty, Chris brings a wealth of experience and fascinating stories to the table.
Chris’s journey began in the US Navy, where he served in various critical roles. With a focus on force continuity of operations and critical infrastructure protection, Chris operated under an active DOD Secret Clearance, highlighting the gravity of his responsibilities.
As a Logistics Management Specialist for the Naval Special Warfare Command, Chris navigated the intricate logistics web of one of the most elite branches of the military.Rising through the ranks to become a Master Chief SEAL, Chris’s expertise and leadership were instrumental in managing the undersea mobility program, a role that demanded precision and strategic planning.
Throughout the episode, Chris regales us with captivating tales from his time in service. From seemingly ridiculous operations to high-stakes missions, each story offers a glimpse into the dedication and ingenuity required in the world of military service.
As a Master Chief SEAL and logistics specialist, Chris delves into the intricacies of leadership and effective management, offering valuable lessons for leaders in any field.
Join us as we uncover the world of government service with Chris Gothro, a true testament to dedication, service, and the pursuit of excellence. His stories inspire and enlighten, offering a glimpse into a world few have the privilege to experience firsthand.

In this episode you will hear:
• The guys [SEALS] are smarter, more well prepared, built harder and ready to go from day one. (28:01)
• I did 40 years combined government service. I did 26 active duty.(30:28)
• Frog Men – if they’re smart – when they get into trouble and get caught. If you’ll say these mortal words – and the officers will laugh at this – “Well, XO, it seemed the logical thing to do at the time, but in retrospect I see the folly of my decision-making and I will stand accountable for my actions. (36:03)
• “Okay, you had your fuck up, prove it’s a hiccup and it’s not a habit, because if it’s a habit you’re gonna be very short lived in this community. (36:51)
• “I love being a team guy.” (40:21)
• [Melanie] Can you walk us through that bank robbery?” (54:24 – 56:40)
• [Marcus] We’re on this race track, and there’s 3 cars – side by side. We’d be driving down this track at full speed, and then they’ll be like: “You got shot – you’re out. And he would lean on the steering wheel while we’re racing and we’d have to pull him into the back seat. Meanwhile, the other guys are shooting us with paintballs. (60:35)
• Don’t be that guy that has the only information. Pass it on to everybody so everybody knows. (64:08)
• The combat swimmer – no bubbles. You don’t want to be seen. You don’t want to have bubbles come up. (66:49)
• His [Marcus’] Trident award was the last one awarded by the team. (70:28)
• [Marcus] “You’re not allowed to touch a Trident or go near one. (74:40)
• Chris’ involvement with Red Wing (84:44 – 99:00)
• I’ve got some good news, and bad news. Bad news is we’ve gotta tough job and there’s no way around it. You’re the junior guy and it gonna fall on you. The good news is you’re a perfect fit for it. (101:53)

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