TRP Leftside Logo



Asset Publisher

MSgt Jaime Gallardo USMC

Nov 09, 2023

Fleet Weather Center San Diego

Oct 04, 2023

Fleet Weather Center San Diego

Oct 03, 2023

Lt. Colleen Wilmington

Aug 08, 2023

Maj. Paul Sanford

Jun 21, 2023

Col. Jason Perry

Jun 13, 2023

Lt. Paul Johnson

Apr 04, 2023

Lt. Col. Chris Dellow

Mar 07, 2023

Dr. John Arquilla and Dr. Peter Denning

Jan 31, 2023

Ronal Morales

Dec 05, 2022

Episode 46

Logo for the Marine Corps Center for Learning and Faculty Development

Episode 46 – Maj. Paul Sanford – Fail Fast, Learn Faster 
In this episode, our guest discussed the state of Marine Corps entry level, career progression, and skills enhancement training, hosted by Traver Mayfield. This episode was recorded on May 3, 2023.  

Major Sanford enlisted into the Marine Corps in 2002 and commissioned in 2008. He deployed multiple times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and received other assignments both CONUS and OCONUS prior to his selection on the Commandant’s Professional Intermediate-Level Education Board to pursue his master’s degree in education in 2018. Following his graduation from Arizona State University in 2020, he received his current assignment as Officer in Charge, Train the Trainer School (now Center for Learning and Faculty Development), Training Command.

The Trident Room Podcast is brought to you by the Naval Postgraduate School Alumni Association and the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation.

For comments, suggestions, and critiques, please email us at, and find us online at Thank you! 

Tags: [USMC, Marine Corps, Force Design 2030, Talent Management 2030, Training and Education 2030, Adult Learning, Outcomes Based Learning, Experiential Learning, Training and Education, Training and Education Command, Training Command, Schoolhouse]

The 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.