The Morning Formation Podcast

The Morning Formation Podcast

Current military service members, veterans, military spouses, aspiring future military members, and those want to learn more about our outstanding military community- Fall in! It’s time for formation! On this podcast, we help connect and advise our military community with available educational, entrepreneurship, and career resources/opportunities by conducting interviews with various industry leaders. Unfortunately, many within our own military community are unaware of the numerous opportunities available, so TMF thrives to fill that void, which in turn, helps improve the military-to-civilian career transition.TMF strongly believes that an improved transition will assist with lowering the current, heightened military suicide rate and lessen the chances of broken relationships, after wearing the uniform. Mentorship, coaching, and making an impact does not stop after service, so tune-in and meet some of the most influential groundbreakers looking to help our community level-up! Stay tuned, stay focused, and stay motivated!


July 12, 2023 37 mins

Transitioning from a military career to civilian life can be challenging, but Lester Lombad, a veteran Air Force and current President of the Southern Nevada Chamber of Commerce, has navigated this journey with impressive success. How did his security clearance and background play a significant role in helping him find a job? Listen in as we delve into his unique experiences as a military spouse and entrepreneur, and how his involv...

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We're excited to share with you an incredible journey of courage, transformation, and laughter with our guest, Dan Dean. From his days in high school, to serving in the Marines and Army National Guard, and finally taking the leap into the world of comedy, Dan's story is truly unique and inspiring. Join us for an in-depth exploration of military life, the challenges of transitioning back to civilian life, and the surprisin...

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Today I’m joined with a very talented guest who grew up as a military brat, her father and his twin retired from the United States Army and she grew up like many other military dependents, moving every 4-5 years learning how to make new friends all across the world.

Today, our guest serves as National Corporate & Community Relations Coordinator for U.S. Vets and we’re going to talk about her employer, her position, her...

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Warriors! Fall in…

It’s time for formation!

Today, I'm joined with two miliary community professionals that used Act Now Education to elevate their careers. And what exactly did they do to level themselves up? They joined the Act Now Education community and took advantage of one our many, great programs.

Act Now Education launched a program called the "3 Cert Cohort" which provides virtual ...

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Our guest today is a Marine Corps Veteran that has been featured on “About Face Radio,” Urban Valor, and Course of Action Podcast. He’s operates an adventure gear rental business with his wife called GOBE and is also an author of a book that helps the Veteran community through recovery through spirituality.

I’m excited to learn more about today’s guest, so let’s welcome Matt Stack to The Morning Formation Podcast.

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Warriors, Fall in! It’s time for formation…

Today I am joined with a Air National Guards service member who also happens to be a retired, professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter.

She been training in some form of martial arts since she could walk and spent time on The Ultimate Fighter 28 for Team Whittaker in 2018.

Since then, she did some additional professional fights and also took some time off to tak...

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Warriors, fall in...It’s time for formation.

 Today, I’m joined with a Marine Corp Veteran who I actually met while attending the Military Influencer Conference in Las Vegas, last year. At that time, I got an opportunity to hear all about his non-profit organization, more importantly I actually felt and listened to the passion behind his overall project to change lives.

Today’s guest is on the show today because he believes Instillin...

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Warriors, Fall in…

It’s time for formation.

Today, I’m joined with a very active Act Now Education board member. Unlike many other situations, being a board member for Act Now is a tall order, in itself because it means you’ve spent hundreds of hours helping the 50k plus community who are considered part of the Act Now Education military group.

He spent 9 years in the Army and currently serves at an...
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Warriors…Fall In.

It’s time for formation.

Today I am joined with a Marine Corps Combat Veteran who transitioned into being a private security professional after his military service.

His professional accolades don’t stop there, he also is the host of the best private security podcast available on the downloadable market called “Executive Protection Lifestyle.” He is a MUST FOLLOW on his social media bc h...

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Warriors, Fall in.

It's time for formation.

I'm  joined with a Special Operations Sergeant First Class in the United States Army, who is currently serving as an 18E in the United States Special Forces.

Now, this individual is rather unique, because over the years, he has heavily invested himself in real estate, which is really setting himself up for his career transition. As of today, our guest...

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Welcome to 2023! 🥳

It's been an incredible year for The Morning Formation Podcast. We've seen tremendous growth and success thanks to the amazing team of content creators from Act Now Education.

In particular, we want to give a big shoutout to Lina Gomez for her incredible contributions! Her enthusiasm and creativity have been instrumental in driving the podcast forward.

Here's to the fut...

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Warriors, Fall In…

It’s time for formation.

If you’re an avid listener of TMF, you’d recall that I sat down and had a conversation with Professor of Military Science LTC Michelle Parlette about Army ROTC opportunities, well contacting her lead me to the San Diego State University Army ROTC Recruiter Dr. Michael Brantley.

So today, we’re going to learn who he is and he'll take us even deeper into the many opportunities that are ou...

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Warriors, Fall-in! It’s time for formation.

Welcome to the Act Now and Execute Your Goals Edition. Today, I’m highlighting a member of the Act Now community who used the Act Now Resources to level up their career. So, let’s meet who we have today!

I am joined with Sumeya Gibril, who’s an Army Veteran and we’re going to learn how she used the Act Now’s Resources to her career advantage.

Contact Sumeya:

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Warriors, Fall In! 

It’s Time for formation.

Ladies and gentlemen, standing across from your host today at 6’3” and 175 lbs is a military service member who represents our community through his Mixed Martial Arts endeavors. 

Today, I am joined with an Air Force Service member who caught my attention on social media when I saw a short video where he had severely broken nose in 3 areas during one of his fig...

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🎙This week, we’re joined with one of the Act Now Education's Board Members‼️

📍Dr. Nicole Dhranraj is currently the Director of Education for Act Now Education and amongst all her career accomplishments, she is an US Army Veteran.

📚Today, Dr. Dhanraj going to talk with us about her own transition experiences, her role with Act Now, leadership, and important concepts within the career transition space.

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Warriors, Fall In!...It's time for formation.

This week, I am joined with the Founder of military non profit Veteran Help Point’s Founder (VHP) Michelle Lang. Her organization's overall purpose states:

"We believe finding the help veterans are looking for shouldn’t be stressful. We are here to provide you with available local and regional resources so you can get the right help you need, sooner.&quo...

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Warriors, Fall In! It's Time for Formation!

In this episode, I'm once again, honored to have a guest that is very authentic in her mission and overall career purpose. She has the military mentor hours and the overall time and energy to prove her value within our military community.

Mrs. Lida Citroën is joining us this week! Just who is Lida? Well, she's an Executive Brand Strategist, TEDx Speaker, Executive C...

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Today, we’re joined with a combat Marine Corp Infantryman, who proudly served during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007. 

His entire civilian career has been focused within the construction industry and is now fixated on solving one of the world’s greatest issues- Communication.

His business is looking to help both contractors and property owners’ better converse with one another to save time, money, and resources. Today, I’d...

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Warriors, Fall in!

It’s time for formation…

Today, I’m joined with a fellow Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner, who also served in the United States Marines Corps and like me, today’s guest spent some combat time in Iraq.

Today’s guest now owns his own gym just outside of Chicago in Elmhurst, Illinois. Over the time he’s been involved with BJJ, our guest today has also secured MMA (Mixed Martial Art) victo...

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Welcome to the Act Now and Execute Your Goals Edition.

Today, I’m highlighting a member of the Act Now community who used the Act Now Resources to level up their career. 

I am joined with Jen-Liz Maldonado , who’s an Air Force Veteran, an academy graduate to be exact, so we’re going to learn how she used the Act Now’s Resources to her career advantage.

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