Episode 80 - Ryan Parrott


Ryan “Birdman” Parrott, Author, Public Speaker, and Founder of two non-profits benefiting Veterans and First-Responders is originally from Detroit, MI.

Ryan enlisted in the Navy after watching the Twin Towers fall on 9/11, and Parrott served eight years as a U.S. Navy SEAL attached to Team SEVEN, completing three combat tours to Iraq before being assigned to Advanced Training Command as an Instructor.

In 2012, Ryan established Sons of the Flag to help burn survivors and their families find the help and medical attention that they deserve.

He is also the founder of the Bird’s Eye View Project, a web and TV series addressing the extreme needs of Veterans and First Responders through extreme sports.  Ryan is also the author of Sons of the Flag:  Real Accounts from the last 100 years of American Service.

Ryan's Website:


Sons of the Flag Website:


Ryan's Book - Sons of the Flag

Recommended Books:

Extreme Ownership - Jock Willink and Leif Babin

The Great Book of Base - Matt Gerdes

Recommended Movies:


Band of Brothers