Royal Marine Commando veteran Mark Ormrod MBE was the first person to survive a triple amputation following an IED blast during the War in Afghanistan.
Following his lifechanging injury, Mark persevered to craft an internationally renowned career as a motivational speaker, author and athlete, having won seven medals at the Invictus Games in Sydney.
On the podcast, Mark discusses how he continues to live the Royal Marine Commando mindset to overcome life's challenges. Alongside Joe Vince, Head of Strategy for Defence, Cyber & Aerospace at Momentum Media who likewise served as a Royal Marine Commando, the pair examine how this attitude can be applied in any part of life whether professional or personal to overcome adversity.
The podcast wraps up discussing Mark's upcoming book, looking at his post-military journey and how he continued to conquer his injury.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect Team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 270: PODCAST: News wrap – TS 21 in full swing; SMEs secure new defence contracts
Episode 269: PODCAST: Backing veterans with new tech tools – REDSIX CEO Michael Handley
Episode 268: PODCAST: Cyber fortification — Major General (Ret’d) Dr Marcus Thompson AM
Episode 267: PODCAST: Effective negotiation in an evolving landscape – Simon Kelland, Scotwork
Episode 265: PODCAST: Aviation wrap-up — RAAF evolution, military training, maintenance & procurement
Episode 264: PODCAST: News Brief — Defence breathes new life into Collins Class fleet
Episode 263: PODCAST: Glen Ferrarotto, founder of Ironside Recruiting
Episode 262: PODCAST: Land Forces 2021 — Defence Connect’s deputy editor Liam Garman, and news editor Charbel Kadib
Episode 261: PODCAST: The art of the possible — Gabby Costigan, CEO of BAE Systems Australia
Episode 260: INSIGHT: Backing AIC — Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price & shadow minister Matt Keogh