Mar 3, 2021
Greg Anderson is a former Law Enforcement Officer and Special Forces veteran. He caught the public eye with a viral Instagram video he posted on May 6, 2020, in which he, in full uniform, challenged the constitutionality of enforcing strict stay-at-home orders. Greg was promptly terminated. His video went on to garner millions of views and counting.
Asked how the video was received, Greg says that “95% of people were supportive. Tons of police officers, too.” He even got a message from a sergeant who told him that he played the video during roll call. “It’s crazy,” continues Greg, “how eight minutes changed the entire trajectory of my life—defined my life, really.”
A year following the incident, Greg says that the experience freed him from a career that, while he was thankful for, never really felt passionate about. He felt law enforcement was “a kind of natural progression” after his time in the military, and he ended up giving the profession a good eight-year run. “But it was never me. So, this forced me to step outside of that and focus on some things that I’m passionate about.”
Today, Greg dedicates most of his time to his Jiu-Jitsu academy and CrossFit gym, Electric North Jiu Jitsu, which he founded back in 2015. With Chase’s help, through Operation Podcast, Greg also recently launched his own podcast, Endless Endeavor.
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