Military Transition – My Story

Military Transition – My Story

Originally posted on LinkedIn Bottom Line Up Front – Every job I’ve had since the military involved networking, luck, and knowing what I wanted to do. If you skip to the end, I highlight my key lessons. I didn’t have a typical transition from the...
Interview on Hazard Ground Podcast

Interview on Hazard Ground Podcast

Originally posted on the Life After Loyalty blog In 2017, I had the opportunity to share my story with Mark Zinno on the Hazard Ground Podcast. The episode published in April of 2018. It was honor to be able to share my story on the same platform as Medal of Honor...

Memorial Day 2014

I love America and I love that most Americans want to thank me for my service today. To all of them, I appreciate it, but I ask for one favor. Instead of turning your attention to me and fellow veterans, please take a moment to remember any one of the fallen veterans...

Small Insight into the Life of an OIF or OEF Veteran

Through the beauty of Facebook, I ended up clicking a link to a nearly two month old article that really hit home for me. I wasn’t alive for WWII, the Korean War, or the Vietnam War so I can only imagine what it was like for soldiers and their families based on...

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

I have always considered myself a team player. Growing up in Virginia, I started playing full-contact football in the Greater Manassas Football League (GMFL) when I was 7 years old. I learned the importance of teamwork, but I also learned the benefits of being part of...

Meet SGT Jenna

“I knew I’d be deploying to the Middle East eventually, but NEVER was I told I’d be going on patrols and laying in the prone with 11Bs [infantrymen], getting attacked by Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) or Taliban. NEVER did I think I’d be working alongside Iraqi and Afghan...