Podcast: Eyes Forward; March!

Follow the conversations and stories of a few Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO’s) from all over the country who met while attending a leadership course. They will tell stories and have conversations that are not only entertaining but ultimately build networking skills and the NCO Corps.

  • Episode 63: The Poor Captain Never Got His Damn Tacos

    Platoon Daddy Bacon returns from annual training to record this episode. The conversation is a little all over the place, but as always, when the title presents itself within the […]

  • Episode 62: An EFM Veterans Day Special

    It’s not exactly Veterans Day, but it’s close enough to count! Platoon Daddy Bacon shares an impactful message that will resinate for every veteran whether you the new kid on […]

  • Episode 61: Don’t Circumcise the Earth

    In each episode there is just something that is said that makes a perfect title. This time it’s “Don’t Circumcise the Earth”. Platoon Daddy Bacon works through his military history […]

  • Episode 60: Sudafed Duke and Empty Fields

    Platoon Daddy Bacon never disappoints. If you can’t tell, he is a little under the weather when recording this episode. Utilizing his mastery editing skills and a little Sudafed Duke […]

  • Episode 59: Britain’s Boobies

    Don’t think the Sergeants are actually releasing an episode all about Britain’s Boobies. This title actually comes from Bacon Dyslexia, your’e welcome Antonio Sticks! In Episode 59 of Eyes Forward; […]

  • Episode 58: Debrief at FOB C’Gar

    Platoon Daddy Bacon is back at FOB C’Gar for another debrief. This time the FPCON is low and the the two record an episode in the designated smoking area. As […]

  • Episode 57: Introducing Pandemic Guitar Podcast

    The Sergeants didn’t have a whole lot to talk about this episode so Platoon Daddy Bacon decides to inquire about one of Sergeant C’Gars’ newest endeavors, the Pandemic Guitar Podcast. […]

  • Episode 56: Leave What You Love; Love What You Leave

    Every once in a great while an episode has to drop that is truly personal. Sergeant C’Gar leans on his battle buddy Platoon Daddy Bacon for a listening ear and […]

  • Episode 55: The Great Ketchup of 22

    It’s been a busy summer for Bacon and C’Gar! In fact, the last two months worth of episodes where recorded more than two months ago. Finally!, in Episode 55 the […]

  • Episode 54: Bacon Reads the Riot Act

    Sometimes you don’t really have a direction for an episode so you just title it after the best part of the episode. That’s right, Platoon Daddy Bacon reads the riot […]

  • Episode 53: Happy 4th of July (2022)

    This episode hit close enough to the 4th that the Sergeants decided to dedicate the episode to Independence Day. Well kind of… Actually this one is a bit of small […]

  • Episode 52: The No Topic Blues

    Every once in a while the news is slow and topics are hard to come by. This episode is just that. Bacon and C’Gar kick back and just have some […]

  • Episode 51: OE Topic – State of the VFW (Part 2)

    In this episode of EFM Bacon and C’Gar talk through and discuss an article written by Thomas Novelly on Military.com entitled, “VFW Posts Are Dying. They Need Hesitant 9/11 Vets […]

  • Episode 50: OE Topic – State of the VFW

    In this episode of EFM Bacon and C’Gar talk through and discuss an article written by Thomas Novelly on Military.com entitled, “VFW Posts Are Dying. They Need Hesitant 9/11 Vets […]

  • Episode 49: Additional Job Opportunities Are Out There

    In this episode of EFM Platoon Sergeants Bacon and C’Gar have a conversaton about the different types of job opportunities that exist in the Army National Guard outside of just […]

  • Episode 48: Conflicts in the Workplace

    A recent brawl at FOB Bacon’s Maintenance Shop sparks an interesting episode about handling stressors at work. In todays world everything is more stressful than ever. It’s bound to happen. […]

  • Episode 47: Promote Up or Get Out

    Mountain Rip-It’s start the show as Sergeant C’Gar attempts to get the mix board right. He spits out an online post to try making point but it might not go […]

  • Episode 46: On Topic as a Squirrel on Caffeine

    The Sergeants Bacon and C’Gar spend some time rambling on about all sorts of random stuff. Gas prices are high, Technicians get screwed, Soldiers don’t understand what their signing up […]

  • Episode 45: A Chat with Civilian Polygon

    For the first time in EFM history a civilian has been brought into the discussions. Platoon Daddy Bacon and Sergeant C’Gar welcome Podcaster & Content Creator Jon (aka Polygon) from […]

  • Episode 44: It’s All About the Benefits, Baby!

    We’ve been hearing a lot of absolutely horrible stories about Stolen Valor lately, so we decided to take a crack at it ourselves. We also cover some of the benefits […]

  • Episode 43: A Part Time Commitment with Full Time Pride

    Join Sergeants C’Gar and Bacon as they discuss the old term, “One Weekend a Month, Two Weeks a Year”. It doesn’t work that way anymore and Soldiers tend to look […]

  • Episode 42: Burn Cigars; not Bridges

    Sergeant Bacon says, “Burn Cigars; not bridges”. It’s been a long time since another Service Member has  burned some bridge structure in the Sergeants’ presence, but it has happened and […]

  • Episode 41: STEP by STEP

    Step By step Ooh, Soldier Gonna Promote you, GI Step by step (Ah!) It’s not the lyrics you remember but it’s close enough for some military humor. In this episode […]

  • Episode 40: Things that Frustrate Us Volume 1

    The Sergeants are back for the first episode of 202TOO. This time it's all about the things that they find frustrating and annoying wrapped up into the first of many.

  • Episode 39: 202FUN

    After a brief issue with identity, the Sergeants find themselves reflecting on the past year of Eyes Forward; March! Was it another year of dumpster fire or was it 202FUN? We think both. 

  • Episode 38: Operation Mega Pimp – ENDEX

    ENDEX! ENDEX! ENDEX! (it’s not INDEX!, dummy.) Over the past few weeks Platoon Daddy Bacon and Sergeant C’Gar have been performing training exercises that you know of as Operation Mega […]

  • Episode 37: Major Payne

    In the final episode of the EFM Mega Pimping Mini Series Platoon Daddy Bacon and Sergeant C’Gar pay  respect to one of the OG podcasts on the Creative Brain Candy […]

  • Episode 36: Simply Swishers

    Join C’Gar in this once in a lifetime interview with a superstar in the world of gas station cigars, Bacon. Who would have thought that gas stations and convenience stores […]

  • Episode 35: Stay Wild Barracks Child

    Sergeants Bacon and C’Gar reflect on how a life in the military also has an impact on their civilian life. Over the last 20 plus years members of the military […]

  • Episode 34: A Brief Intermission

    The Sergeants take a quick break before they get back to the shenanigans. After paying respect to Spoiler They Die and The Video Game Lounge on the Creative Brain Candy […]

  • Episode 33: Bad Military Games that Don’t Exist

    Sergeant Bacon knows absolutely nothing about video games while Sergeant C’Gar is the definition of a bad gamer. That doesn’t stop the duo from attempting to create a video game […]

  • Episode 32: Spoiler: They Got Lost in Ft. Hood

    Platoon Daddy Bacon and Sergeant C’Gar pay respect to another podcast on the Creative Brain Candy Network, “Spoiler: They Die” by creating a version of their own with a military […]

  • Episode 31: Sweating the Small Things

    In this slightly shorter than normal episode Platoon Daddy Bacon and Sergeant C’Gar talk about a few of the little things that seem to always be a big problem to […]

  • Episode 30: Finding Zen in Conversation

    Sergeant C’Gar finds a bit of zen in a general conversation with Platoon Daddy Bacon. Sometimes it just takes a good conversation with one of your favorite Battle Buddies to […]

  • Episode 29: Cooking with Bacon – Part 2

    We couldn’t possibly hold on to part 2 of Cooking with Bacon. That’s right!, Sergeant C’Gar spends another 30 minutes helping you to get to know Platoon Daddy Bacon a […]

  • Episode 28: Debrief at FOB C’Gar

    Excuse the slightly longer than usual episode but this one is special to us. Platoon Daddy Bacon is in Sergeant C’Gars neck of the woods so it’s only natural that […]

  • Episode 27: Cooking With Bacon – Part 1

    Grab your trusty old cast iron skillet from the kitchen cabinet or gun safe (wherever you keep it) and prepare to learn more than you ever wanted to know about Platoon […]

  • Episode 26: Army News – Ponytails and The Internet of Things

    Sergeant Bacon is feeling good as he gets back from a little league draft meeting just in time to record a late episode of EFM with his favorite NCO,  Sergeant […]

  • Episode 25: Creature Comforts

    For the time being, you’ll have to continue enjoying the Eyes Forward; March! Podcast in your favorite brown bombers while the Sergeants continue to work on the finer details around […]

  • Episode 24: We Don’t Prime Easy

    In episode 24, Sergeants Bacon and C’Gar talk a bit about Soldier burn out. Comparatively like our vehicles, they only perform well when they are properly maintained and have plenty […]

  • Episode 23: Revisiting That C’Gar

    Sometimes when Sergeants Bacon and C’Gar sit down to record an episode it goes so well that they go far beyond a single 30 minute episode. In episode 16, Sergeant […]

  • Episode 22: How May I Sponsor You

    How do you sponsor a new Soldier to your organization? Is it done right or is it a complete waste of time? There is a foundation to properly introduce new […]

  • Episode 21: Career Management

    Sergeants Bacon and C’Gar make an episode out of the Enlisted Promotion System (EPS) and Career Management in the Military. There are regulations out there regulations out there that tell […]

  • Episode 20: Family Absolutely Matters

    Say hello to Corporal Cat Lady who took a little time out of her busy schedule to introduce herself! We’re all busy and have a lot going on. We find […]

  • Episode 19: Word Vomit and Defecation

    There’s only one thing to do when you hear the F-Bomb, drop a deuce and keep moving. As usual Sergeants Bacon and C’Gar catch up before talking about who Soldiers […]

  • Episode 18: Leadership Lake – Toes First

    In this episode Sergeants Bacon and C’Gar dip their toes into the first leadership issue episode. What makes a good leader? The Sergeants have a few ideas, but are they […]

  • Episode 17: Bet You a $1 – You Won’t Listen to this Episode

    The Sergeants Bacon and C-Gar spend a little time telling a few gambling stories. Sometimes you gamble with money, sometimes you gamble with food. Sometimes it's for fun and sometimes it's not. Almost all the time it's not really worth it.

  • Episode 16: Getting to Know Your C-Gar

    Breaking Kazoo News: The One Man Bacon Wrapped Bacon Band delivers some sad news. The mailbag is a bit heavier than normal. Have you ever wanted to know a bit […]

  • Episode 15: Forward, March! – 2021

    It’s a great idea to look in front of you before moving forward. What’s the command? Forward, March! In this 2021 edition, Sergeants Bacon and C-Gar use the episode to […]

  • Episode 14: These are our Reflections – 2020

    The Sergeants somehow made it into the new year! Following suite with others, Sergeants Bacon and C-Gar reflect on the past for their first episode of the new year. How […]

  • Episode 13: Health Assessments

    Sergeants Bacon and C-Gar quickly talk a little holiday ritual before diving into a conversation about the annual Periodic Health Assessment. The story gets cut short…. Stay safe, stay positive…. […]

  • Episode 12: Cadets and the NCO Role

    The sugar cola’s are kicking’ in and wearing off as Platoon Daddy’s Sergeants C-Gar and Bacon talk about our future Officer leaders better known as Cadets. Who are cadets and […]

  • Episode 11: Sweet Child Kazoo External Eval of Mine

    We’ve all been waiting for Sergeant Bacon to debut his first hit Kazoo single and it’s finally here. It’s not what the episode title implies but might hint to an […]

  • Episode 10: Happy Veterans Day

    Sergeants Bacon and C-Gar can’t speak properly. Where’s the damn Kazoo! (It’s coming) Sergeant Bacon gets excited when he injects a few sound clips. Editing a podcast does suck and […]

  • Episode 9: The Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT)

    It’s October and time for some physical fitness! Sergeants Bacon, C-Gar, and Vegas talk about the new Army Combat Fitness Test. A new version of the FM 7-22 which gets […]

  • Episode 8: Social Media and this Episode – Ignore Both

    Sergeant Bacon hi-jacks the entire episode with is hatred for Discord which is one of the few ways to tell us we suck! Sergeant C-Gar tries to correct the path […]

  • Episode 7: A New Format

    Sergeants Bacon and C-gar reflect on the show. Maybe it’s time to update the format. Sweaty C-Gar explains why you shouldn’t go commando. The retention tree is key! It’s your […]

  • Episode 6: What About Anything: MRE’s

    Where is episode 3B? FOB Cigar has been devastated by by natural disaster. Editing has been moved to priority level 2 resulting in a missed time hack. Sergeants Bacon and […]

  • Episode 5: Military Vice Part 1

    For the first time Sergeants G-Gar, Bacon, Vegas and Donut appear in the same episode (and it’s a sh!tSh#w). Find out what their favorite Sci-Fi movie of all time is […]

  • Episode 4: Receive The Gift Part 2

    Sergeants C-Gar and Bacon are joined with guest host Sergeant Donut as they continue their discussion on After Action Reviews (AAR) and discuss “Receiving The Gift”. Special show shout out […]

  • Episode 3: Receive The Gift Part 1

    Sergeants C-Gar and Bacon are joined with guest host Sergeant Donut as they discuss After Action Reviews (AAR) and discuss “Receiving The Gift”. Special show shout outs to Creative Brain […]

  • Episode 2: Catching Up Part 2

    In part two of episode one Sergeants C-Gar, Bacon, and Vegas continue their conversation from part one ending in a few opinions about experience and age gaps in the ranks.

  • Episode 1: Catching Up Part 1

    In part one of a two part episode Sergeants C-Gar, Bacon, and Vegas spend some time catching up since they last saw each other.

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