Mobile Firearms Training, Tactical Training and K9 Training
For Law Abiding Citizens, Military and Law Enforcement Agencies
AUDIO PODCAST FEATURING RICK HOGG
I sat down with Rick Hogg, a Special Operations combat veteran who served 29 years in the US Army and operates a training company called "War Hogg Tactical." Rick spent time in the infantry before assessing and being selected for Army Special Forces. Rick would deploy into combat 13 times working in various roles, including handling K-9s. His final deployments were to counter ISIS terrorists in Iraq.
Spending that much time in combat arms takes a mental and physical toll on a human being, and Rick advises current operators on dealing with some of these challenges. We discussed Master Sergeant Joe Andres, Rick's teammate, who was killed in action on December 24th, 2005, in Iraq, and once again, Rick gives incredible advice on how to deal with the loss of a loved one. We dived into running dogs in combat and how he and his teammates are alive today because of the skill of special operations K9s, particularly his dog Duco, who he retired from the Army. Rest in peace, Duco.
Dealing with loss
13 combat deployments
Falling out of a helicopter in combat
K9s saving lives on the battlefield
Advice to active military
Combat With USASOC Operator Rick Hogg | K-9 Handler | 7th SFG | 82nd Airborne | War Hogg Tactical | On the Range Podcast
Today we hear the Combat Story of 29 year Army Special Operations veteran Rick Hogg, who spent time with the 82nd, 7th Special Forces Group and US Army Special Operations Command. His time ranged from Desert Storm deep into the post-9/11 era.
Rick spent years as a K-9 handler in the Special Ops community, forging a very strong bond with his dog “Duco” in particular. Rick managed through years of deployments and overcame the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with a very concerted focus on his own health and transition from the military that many can learn from.
After leaving the service, Rick now owns War Hogg Tactical offers mobile firearms, tactical and K9 training to civilians, military and law enforcement agencies that was borne out of his experience training Special Forces. He’s written the book “The Firearms Training Notebook: 1% Better Everyday”, co-hosts the On The Range Podcast, and founded the “In Honor of Duco” charity.
I hope you enjoy this wide ranging and emotional discussion with a USASOC operator as much as I did.
Rick Hogg: War HOGG Tactical Founder, Special Ops Vet
Danger Close with Jack Carr
Rick Hogg is a 29-year U.S. Army Special Operations Combat Veteran. He deployed 13 times and served as a Special Operations K9 handler and taught the Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat course.
Today, Rick is the founder of War HOGG Tactical, a company that provides professional, comprehensive firearms, tactical and K9 training. He also co-hosts the On the Range podcast.
In 2021, Duco, Rick’s beloved Dutch Shepherd, passed away. Duco served from 2012 through 2017 during the Global War on Terror and is the inspiration behind the “In Honor of Duco” Fund, honoring and assisting K9s that served as Special Operations Combat Assault Dogs.
You can learn more about Rick Hogg at warhogg.com and on Instagram @warhoggtactical
Rick Hogg: Be 1% Better Every Day
Reborn with Ashley Horner
Rick Hogg spent nearly 30 years serving in US Army Special Operations, including 13 combat deployments and working as a Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat instructor.
Today, Rick is the founder of War HOGG Tactical Inc., which provides professional comprehensive mobile firearms, tactical and K9 training to law abiding civilians, military and law enforcement agencies. He also co-hosts the On the Range podcast.
On today’s episode of Reborn, Ashley and Rick discuss his passion for working with K9s, transitioning from the military, and the power of trying to be 1% better every single day.
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Rick and I discuss his early life leading up to the military in the 90s. We discuss all things Desert Storm and his transition to Special Forces prior to 9/11/2001.
Rick served as a Special Forces soldier throughout the GWOT, serving in both theatres as both an assaulter and CAD handler.
His story is raw and real.
We touch on the affects that losing team mates can have as well as the amazing bond between handler and K9.
Tears are shed, laughs are had and Rick pulls no punches.
1% Better Everyday: Embracing Failure to Achieve Gains
A lifetime of dedication to greatness has earned Army Veteran and entrepreneur Rick Hogg a multitude of accolades. As owner of War Hogg Tactical, Inc., co-author of The Firearms Training Notebook: 1% Better Everyday, and founder of In Honor of Duco Project, Rick proves himself a superachiever by setting an example of excellence.
Instead of being defined by his rank or position, Rick defines himself by his core values and encourages those in leadership positions to do the same. He has achieved his success through a daily commitment to setting goals and establishing a plan to accomplish them. In leadership, Rick teaches the power of repetition and the importance of fully supporting his team. In this way, they achieve greatness together through a common vision. But business isn’t the only area of life to which these principles apply. In order to be successful in one area, achievement must be a motivating factor at all levels, including physical fitness, family, and spirituality. One of the greatest lessons Rick has gleaned from a life of challenging, life-threatening situations is that each day is a gift and should be lived to the fullest.
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ABOUT THIS EPISODE
in this episode Rick speaks openly and candidly about some of the harsh realities of war, and some of the sacrifices that families have to endure while soldiers are deployed or training. Rick's willingness to be vulnerable and honest made this such an amazing episode. Rick really does epitomize the idea of the quiet professional. He has accomplished so much inside and outside of the military yet is one of most humble men I have ever met. We also discuss the process of building War Hogg Tactical and what he envisions for the company.
Today we're talking with Rick Hogg, a 29 year U.S. Army Special Operations combat veteran with 13 deployments between Iraq and Afghanistan. He has taken this experience, along with his time as a Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat instructor, and used his skills to create a proven methodology service company, War HOGG Tactical Inc.
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Episode 75: 29 Years in Special Operations with Rick Hogg
Rick Hogg has spent almost 3 decades in the U.S. Army, most of which with joint special operations command. He also spent several deployments as a k9 handler, also at the highest level possible. It was great to sit down with him and hear the story of his career, as well as his thoughts on a lot of what’s going on right as his perspective is about as relevant as it gets. Hope you enjoy!
Table of Timestamps:
0:00 - Introduction 4:30 - Breaking the Ice 13:30 - Growing Up 80's 20:30 - 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg '88 24:30 - Operation Desert Storm 30:00 - Deploying in Iraq 36:30 - Ranger School 41:30 - Special Operations 48:00 - S.F.A.R.T.A.E.T.C. 52:00 - September 11th, 2001 1:00:30 - Losing Allies 1:05:30 - 6 Months At Home 1:12:30 - Keeping the Fight There 1:16:30 - Reviewing The War in Iraq 1:24:30 - The Day of Death 1:28:30 - Dogs in Afghanistan 1:35:30 - Voluntold into K-9 Handling 1:47:00 - I Didn't Want Duco 1:51:30 - Falling Out of a Helo 2:06:00 - Mike on Muzzles 2:12:30 - Retirement: An Entirely Different Challenge 2:18:00 - War Hogg Tactical Training 2:21:00 - Afghanistan's Saigon Moment 2:37:00 - What's Next for Rick Hogg?
To find out more about Rick or how War Hogg Tactical can help train you for any combat situation, visit www.WarHogg.com or follow Rick on Instagram at www.instagram.com/WarHoggTactical.
Subscribe to Rick’s podcast, ‘On The Range’, at www.warhogg.com/ontherangepodcast.
EPISODE 248 - RICK HOGG
Rick Hogg is a 29-year US Army Special Operation Combat Veteran with 13 combat deployments, in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
In this episode Rick sits down with Robert and talks about his time as a Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat instructor in the early GWOT days, becoming a K9 handler while in 7th Special Forces Group, and his time as an instructor at Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) at Camp Mackall during the "750 ramp up" when the Army was attempting to maintain a steady state of 750 new Special Forces soldiers a year when the years leading up to this period produced around 238 Special Forces graduates a year. Rick also discusses the challenges many veterans face when becoming an entrepreneur and some things he learned along the way.
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Call To Service
Presented by 5.11
On this episode we have Rick Hogg of War Hogg Tactical inc. We dive into his call to service, experience in special operations, and better understand K9 use as a force multiplier along with how to diagnose your training needs.
Call To Service
Presented by 5.11
This week we have Jackson, his parents, and Service Dog Chase on the show and Rick Hogg of War Hogg Tactical returning. Jackson was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at a young age, and Chase (Service Dog) is his faithful companion and partner. We discuss the jobs of service dogs and get a deeper insight into Asperger’s Syndrome. Chase is a Czech German Shepard, and Jackson only sees it fit that since Chase helps him, he should help Chase's brothers, LE Police K9.
This episode is dedicated to Duco, who gave years of service as a Military Working Dog, was a faithful companion to Rick, and was able to live out his final years with the love of the Hogg Family. He will be missed.
Ep. 17 A POWERFUL DISCUSSION-WE SPEAK WITH WAR HOGG TACTICAL AND HIS EXPERIENCES IN SPECIAL FORCES WITH K9
Rick Hogg is the owner of War HOGG Tactical, Inc. and is a 29 year US Army Special Operation Combat Veteran including being a Special Operations K9 handler. He has taken his 13 combat deployment, to both Iraq along with Afghanistan, as well as his teaching experience as a Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat instructor and harnessed them into a proven training methodology service company, War HOGG Tactical, Inc.
War HOGG Tactical, Inc. offers professional comprehensive mobile firearms, tactical and K9 training to law abiding civilians, military and law enforcement agencies through combat proven techniques and experience to improve students skill ability. War HOGG also conducts product development and product field testing along with a verity of consulting services in the defense and firearms industry.
War HOGG Tactical, Inc was born in 2002 when my Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat students returned from Afghanistan and said "That stuff you taught me saved my life!"
Rick and his retired Special Operations Forces K9 Duco have been featured on Trigger Time TV covering an entire season on training a military working dog. Rick has also has instructional videos with Panteao Productions.
Our program’s main goal is to provide you with a skill set to defend yourself or your family members using a building block methodology of instruction.
Season 3 | Rick Hogg | War HOGG Tactical | Special Ops Veteran | (Episode 87)
What do we do when social media goes down? What training do we do to prepare to protect our house? What do you know about Duco? We talk about all of these things and more! Rick Hogg, a 29 year special operations veteran and expert trainer joined The Protectors.
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Spear Talk #40 - Rick Hogg
For Spear Talk 40, we had the privilege to speak with one of the premier tactical instructors in the industry, Rick Hogg, who is also the founder of War Hogg Tactical, Inc, based in North Carolina! Rick is 29-year United States Army Special Operation combat veteran, with 13 combat deployments between Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a Special Forces advanced urban combat instructor.In our discussion, we discussed the importance of training real-life scenarios, what the military branches can do to help their people as they transition into the civilian life, his incredible story of his dog, Duco, and how working with a do,g in combat affects the team dynamic, as well as Rick's own On The Range Podcast! Just an incredible open dialogue! Follow @silverspearsecurity for all things Silver Spear Security, LLC. Follow @speartalkpodcast on Instagram for all things podcast!@johnsilverspear is the host / COO of Silver Spear Security, LLCFollow @warhoggtactical for all things Rick and War Hogg! Follow @wardoggduco for the exploits of Duco!
Project Whole Man Ep7: Rick Hogg The Spoils of War and What comes after
Rick Hogg is the owner of War HOGG Tactical, Inc. and is a 29 year US Army Special Operation Combat Veteran that has taken his 13 combat deployment, both Iraq and Afghanistan, and teaching experience as a Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat instructor and harnessed them into a proven training methodology service company, War HOGG Tactical, Inc.
War HOGG Tactical, Inc. offers professional comprehensive mobile firearms, tactical and K9 training to civilians, military and law enforcement agencies through combat proven techniques and experience to improve students skill ability. War HOGG also conducts product development and product field testing along with a variety of consulting services in the defense, firearms and entertainment / film industry.