Veterans in The Wild: Life After Our Service

Veterans in The Wild: Life After Our Service

We share deep conversations, laughs and occasionally some tears with military veterans and their families. We talk about their experience and memories from their time in uniform, the lessons they carried forward from the military, and their adventures and community impact since leaving the Service. ***Season 2 begins 11/30/2021*** ***EPISODES AIR WEEKLY ON TUESDAYS, 4:00AM EST!***

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October 5, 2021 14 min

“The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” ~ Earl Nightingale.

I cannot believe how quickly twenty episodes have flown by. Join me today for some major announcements about the future direction of the show, and insights and reflection from Season One of Veterans in the Wild!

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“Leadership is a people business” is the mantra of today’s guest, manufacturing expert and author Jon S Rennie. Jon accomplished his boyhood dream and loved his seven deployments and the unique leadership challenges of submarine duty during the #ColdWar. You’ll learn many first-hand experiences of submarine life, how to keep your business focused on what’s truly important, and comical history about the Nuclear Navy!

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You’ve seen pictures and videos from combat. Now, hear the first-hand experience of a Marine journalist who shared so many stories of servicemembers and their valor. Amy Forsythe completed five deployments, serving as a Public Affairs Officer for the Navy. She was deeply impacted by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and is writing a SOON TO BE RELEASED BOOK, "Heroes Live Here: A Tribute to Marines of Camp Pendleton since 9/11."  

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September 14, 2021 24 min

In our homes, our communities, local and global businesses, and in so many people today; LEADERSHIP is LACKING. We examine its erosion, the fastest way to fix it, and some differentiators of proper leadership. 

**Connect with us and let us know – who is your favorite leader, and why?**

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You’ve seen the videos of military missiles landing precisely on-target, although launched from hundreds of miles away.  Today’s guest, 24-year Navy veteran Russ Rauch, was the person responsible for getting those missiles ‘down range.’  We talk: deployments, the ancillary benefits of military service, family impacts, being a military teacher, and seeing the world.  Plenty of good info and humor!!  

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If you or a friend is struggling, or simply needs someone to talk to, the National Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255.  They have specific coaches and resources for Vets!

Service members, veterans and friends of our community: we are the best resource we have for each other.  Others may not understand us; organizations that should be obligated to care for us... won't.  We must acknowledge and accept our mission: we have only o...

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Passive income is the dream everyone desires (admit it… you have, too!  I certainly have!).  Navy nuke turned civilian engineer left a lucrative career to pursue passive income as a career and LIFESTYLE.  You’ll learn invaluable tips and tricks you can immediately implement in this life-changing episode. 
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In this episode, you’ll hear from an Army helo pilot, who also serves as a medic!  He’ll teach you long-term career strategies from his 20 years in uniform, then Ken shares Project Altitude, his widespread online training system to advance your career! 
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E012 - USCG Veteran Transitions to Impact EVERY Industry - Robby Yates

“Grandpa” enlisted rather old, and served on a ship with Adolf Hitler.  Then, this #coastguard #veteran enjoyed great employment for a while before the entrepreneurial bug bit him.  His networking, marketing and sales app will change the way you can mange those large aspects of your business!  

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E011 - USMC Vietnam Combat Veteran Becomes a Titan of his Industry - Charles Read

FIFTY YEARS after getting out of the Marine Corps, this Devil Dog still maintains the grit and determination instill in him during the Vietnam era.  Charles Read went on to have a massively successful career, building upon the skills he learned in the service, and recently summarized the lessons he learned in his new book (available now on Amazon!  Lis...

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If you’ve ever heard of the U. S. Navy, then you’ve very likely heard of the Navy’s Chief Petty Officers – the driving force operating the Navy, combing hands-on experience with leadership both up and down their Chain of Command.

I’m THRILLED to host my first Chief, Paul Decker, on this episode.  
 We discuss how each duty station impacted his career, his advice for younger Sailors in all ranks, and – most importantly, the mindset he...

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Our guest this week, Chris Jackson, USNA ’09, lives out his convictions and helps vets process their transition out of the military while maintaining dignity, purpose and... as I remember him best... sanity and comedic relief!!  

Thank you, Chris,  for an amazing show!  #legend #legendinhisownmind #togetherweserved #navy #goNavy #veterans #USNA #USNA09
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Imagine being present - IN THE ROOM - to witness a country author it's constitution.  Now, imagine becoming a Navy SEAL, then realizing that greater challenges still lay ahead.  Our guest, Navy SEAL Sniper William Branum, proudly served 26 years before moving into entrepreneurship and overtaking the CBD industry with the same precision and force you'd expect from our nation's elite fighting force.
William discusses the l...

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Camaraderie, loyalty, and sacrifice highlight our second Leadership Lesson episode!  We’ll see a textbook definition of selfless service and courage in the face of extreme, and obvious, danger.  USMC PFC Oscar Austin’s actions in Vietnam in February, 1969 earned him the Medal of Honor.

Place yourself, as vividly as possible, into the wartime realities Austin was entrenched; examine the shear valor required to act so selflessly… TWIC...

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Stuck in a job you don’t like?  Feel like the future isn’t bright for you?  Treacy Dobbins tells us how we pivoted his Air Force career! This single step enabled himself to meet his future wife while stationed in Panama; take his career to South Korea, where he flew in an F-16; and ultimately to continue to serve veterans through his non-profit organization – Inspire Real Change.

We discuss veteran homelessness, alarming statistics,...

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Our first Army interview!!  Joe Rosen shares his passion for leading transformational teams, and how he built a thriving business – starting across the country with no help! – by starting early and being consistent.  Joe served our nation for 10 years as an Arab linguist, completing a combat tour in Afghanistan.  Joe shares many leadership realities and how those lessons shaped his civilian tour of duty.

His real estate brokerage, T...

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E004: This is a MUST-LISTEN episode for multiple updates about changes to the show, as well as  an invaluable mindset shift on how to approach Memorial Day.  Thank you, Colonel, for your incredible insight!  If you struggle with Memorial Day, this episode should help you tons!
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Our first veteran interview!!  Kevin Pinkney was an E-5 Sonar Tech turned immediate entrepreneur. Topics include: planning the transition from active duty, (smartly!); funny off-duty stories, pitfalls overcome in accountability, sticking to priorities, and insights into life onboard a Navy Frigate (FFG).
Kevin is the CEO of Formidable Web Solutions - a website hosting powerhouse.   I personally know that they provide personalized cu...

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In today's episode, we reflect on those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms, and Adam shares a personal story about a fallen Sailor whose name will never leave Adam's memory.  Have a wonderful, reflective Memorial Day weekend. 
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Thanks for checking out the show!  This episode is pre-launch (we launch on Friday, May 28, 2021) and gives listeners a preview of what to expect in terms of format, goals (on and off the show), our brand of comedy, and ISST...!   
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