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Episode 8

Episode 8 – Maj. Jonathan Fagins – The Art of Persistence and Self-Discipline  
Major Jonathan Fagins discusses how his persistence and self-discipline shaped his success, nuclear weapons, and the importance of enjoying the now. This episode was recorded on July 16, 2020  

Major Jonathan Fagins is a U.S. Army Special Forces Officer with 19 years of service. His deployments include Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Niger, and Burkina Faso. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in general science from the United States Naval Academy. Additionally, Jonathan received a Master of Science degree in Defense Analysis (irregular warfare) from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2019 and a Master of Science Degree in International Relations (national security affairs) from Troy University in 2020.  


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Tags: Army, Navy, Navy Seal, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Niger, and Burkina Faso, Naval Postgraduate School, NPS, defense analysis, degree, international relations, irregular warfare, tactical, nuclear, NSA, national security affairs, U.S. Army Special Forces Officer, United States, Degree, education, DoD, military education 

Views expressed in this interview are those of the individuals and do not reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, the US Navy, or the Naval Postgraduate School.