About the Founder

My Other War Story:

This isn't about the time my compound was attacked by a suicide bomber.

It's actually a story of my personal attack on my own health.

The time, 2009.  The place, Ramadi, Iraq.

 

It was Operation Iraqi Freedom...My second rodeo.

Prior to this deployment, I had a proud track record of consistently outperforming Soldiers in physical fitness tests.

More importantly, I had always been a health conscious eater, from my teenage years, all through my military career.

 

What happened to me this time in Iraq was completely different.

A perfect storm of worry, uncertainty, stress, and hyper-vigilance had plagued me.

This psychosocial phenomena, unbeknownst to me, had dictated my diet.

 

So for about a year on this deployment, day in and day out, I was on the sugar-nicotine-caffeine diet. 

Yes...my mental state hi-jacked my physical state.

 

My poor nutrition and self-destructive health behaviors became the daily norm.

Although it got me through deployment, it was surely a path to physical destruction.  

 

I often wonder, how many of us are still on this type of diet induced by mental states that we're not conscious of?

Today, equipped with a Master's Degree in Nutrition Education and my personal experiences, I've spoken to thousands of Servicemembers, Military Spouses, and Veterans about this paradox.

The paradox of having the skill to be healthy & fit and a complete inability to apply any of it.  

 

It's the typical case of a Knowledge-Action Gap.

As you know, this issue isn't limited to the military and public safety populations.

 

However, national security and public safety are two critical areas that rely on a physically fit and ready force.

If you're a Military Commander or Public Safety Leader, I want to support your mission.  

If my personal story resonates with you, please drop me a line today to begin the discussion of creating a healthier force.

 

-Juan Rivera, MEd, Army Veteran

Founder & CEO

Primal Platoon, Inc.

 

 

 

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OUR PROMISE: "TO KEEP YOUR TEAM ENGAGED, INTERESTED, AND LEARNING."

-Juan Rivera, MEd

Founder & Chief Learning Officer

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- Education & Training

- Program Development

- Consulting

- Speaking

- Military Command Support

- Veteran Wellness & Career Readiness

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