About Jack Riggins

About Jack Riggins

You know what fascinates me? What it takes to be elite. Not just good. Not even just great. But truly elite. I'm talking the 1%, cream of the crop top of the food chain in any field.

But just being the best isn't what holds my attention. I'm obsessed with what it takes to be the best and the cost of success. I call it the Darkside of Elite.

Nobody talks much about the Darkside. It's hidden, but it's there. In fact, it's common in people who push the limits of human endeavors. It also shows up in everyday, normal life. Frankly, the Darkside is all around us. But I'm here to shed LIGHT on the Darkside so you can overcome it.

Why me? After all, I'm an addict, idiot, and scoundrel. My life has been filled with bad decisions... and a few good ones.

Yet, most measures of society would rate me as successful and elite. I am also a loving family guy, with challenges and shortcomings like everyone.

I am you.

The Darkside of Elite explores these dynamics. You and I are on this journey together, from random thoughts, off-the-cuff opinions, and authentic vulnerability. Life is full of chaos, and most of the time, that chaos is in my head. Yours too, I'm guessing.

SO, STAND BY. Join me. We'll cut through the BullSh^t and explore this world, in order to make this world a better place, NOW and for the future.

BTW: We gonna make this sh^t up as we go!


Host and Random Chatter / Jack Riggins
Analytics and Research / Tachikara Watanabe
Co-host,Manager / Scott Papek


About Jack Riggins' Naval Service

Jack participated in a number of conflicts and contingency operations throughout the globe in his 20-year Naval career. Assigned to SEAL Team ONE during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks Jack participated in contingency operations as part of the United States' initial response from October to December 2001. Later, assigned to SEAL Team THREE as a Troop Commander, Jack was the Commander of Naval Special Warfare Task Unit-Ramadi, Iraq in charge of counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations in Al-Anbar Province. Jack was the first SEAL Troop Commander, leading Operations for Special Reconnaissance Team-1 focusing on Multidiscipline Intelligence Support Missions for SEAL Team, Special Mission Units, and other government agencies. Jack’s last assignment was as the Director of Combating Terrorism for Special Operations Command Europe.