The great secret of life is the law of attracition. Which can also be called the law of creation. In other words life is not happening to you, you’re creating it.

Why many veterans will take their secrets to the grave

Barry Gipson
17 min readFeb 12, 2020


My 4 year tour as a Navy recruiter in the bay area was only a drive-by view of my life, but it actually has the most impact on it currently. I never knew how important this picture would be of Eric Olson, and his team with me on the tarmac in Oakland that day 8 years ago. Shortly before this Tacoma, WA native retired. They were heading back to Tampa, FL.

“It’s important to keep secrets secret,” Olson said. “If we want to retain this capability, we’ve got to not talk about it now.”

Olson was the first Navy SEAL ever to be appointed to three-star and four-star flag rank, as well as the first naval officer to be USSOCOM’s combatant commander.

After watching The Irishman on Netflix today this chapter will drive us both to a much clearer destination 4 everyone to see 4rom a veterans point of view through another unique untold story.

TRUST is a very powerful thing. What we’re willing to admit to during our moment of truth’s ultimately can do one of 2 things 4 veterans. The risk reward process of the human soul portfolio. Life or death in the stock market GAME.

When it came to trust in the recruiting business of the Navy it was similar to that of the Mafia. There is a Big Boss, a few other associated bosses, and front line Sailors below them carrying out the operations of the organization in the streets.

You have your superstars, underperformers, and folks just passing through. The saying was, if you survived 3 years of recruiting without an NJP you were golden. Non-judicial punishment. Shot out to all my red stripes who took L’s in the GAME. It builds character.

A mafia is an organized international body of criminals, operating originally in Sicily and now especially in Italy and the US and having a complex and ruthless behavioral code. While watching a few of my most favorite actors like Al Pacino, Robert Deniro, and Joe Pesci the story became very, very clear.

The Boss himself called me up, and directed me to the front of his desk. The blue carpet was so clean in his office that it would be…



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