Got Your 6 announced today the second round of 6 Certified projects, in celebration of content that normalizes the depiction of veterans.
They include Universal’s Jurassic World, Fox’s Gotham, Netflix’s Bojack Horseman, American Heroes Channel’s Lone Target, CBS’ Madam Secretary, PBS’ This Old House, and CBS Sports’ Triumph Games. They were announced at Got Your 6 Storytellers West, the first Los Angeles iteration of the newly-bicoastal Got Your 6 Storytellers events, which showcase veterans who are utilizing their unique skillset and military experience to strengthen communities across America while also celebrating the content creators working to tell those stories.
“Through ‘6 Certified,” Got Your 6 is countering the misconceptions about veterans that persist in popular media by elevating content that portrays veterans reasonably and accurately,” said Rob Gordon, President of Be The Change, the parent organization of Got Your 6. “Our veterans, and their families, are civic assets for the nation. This latest group of ‘6 Certified’ projects is helping to advance a more reality-based and asset-focused narrative.” See full descriptions below:
“BoJack Horseman” (Season 1, Episode 2) – This episode of the animated sitcom uses comedy to describe veterans not just as heroes, but as diverse, multi-dimensional characters, reflective of society at large. Netflix
“Gotham” (Season 1) – This American crime drama presents a fully realized and multidimensional veteran character, following protagonist James Gordon, a special forces veteran who utilizes the skills he gained in service to rid Gotham City of crime. Fox
“Jurassic World” – This blockbuster hit film, part of the “Jurassic Park” franchise, stars Chris Pratt, who plays a Navy veteran who uses his unique training from military service to protect humans from escaped dinosaurs. The character’s veteran service is not a central part of his storyline, but rather a component of a fully realized, multidimensional character. Universal Pictures
“Lone Target” (Season 1, Episode 4) – This reality TV survival series stars Navy SEAL veteran Joel Lambert as he eludes the world’s most elite military and law enforcement tracking teams using diversionary tactics and survival techniques he learned as a result of his military training. American Heroes Channel
“Madam Secretary” (Season 1, Episode 2) – On this episode of the American political drama, the husband of the United States Secretary of State teaches military ethics at the U.S. Army War College, and uses his training to both educate and empower his students to wage good. CBS
“This Old House” (Season 34, Episode 26) – On this episode of the highly successful, time tested home improvement series, the community comes together for a specially adapted project for a veteran home and shines a light on the capabilities of amputees, such as hand cycling and triathlon competitions, rather than treating these veterans as charity cases. PBS
“Triumph Games” – This new, yearly competition series celebrates the success stories of 12 world class veteran athletes, while challenging them in unique sports and locations, including a triathlon, e-sports and motor sports. Each episode highlights the resourcefulness and resilience of veterans, as they navigate intense training sessions, develop relationships with top coaches in the nation, and engage with fans. CBS Sports