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Life After Addiction And Indictment
John Jarman is a professional fitness coach and men's discipleship leader with a passion for seeing lives changed by Jesus Christ. A former football coach and Marine Corps veteran of Desert Storm, John's life was radically transformed from a self-destructive trajectory to one of life, wholeness, and a dynamic walk with Christ, a story that is told in the pages of Broken and Redeemed. John holds a master's degree in Physical Education from Ohio University, and, as of this writing, is close to completing a Master's degree in Theology from Faith Seminary in Tacoma, Washington, where he resides.
In this captivating episode, we dive deep into the inspiring journey of Brian Chontosh, a remarkable individual who exemplifies the qualities of leadership, compassion, and resilience. Join us as we explore Brian's incredible experiences, from his exceptional military career to his recent triumph in a grueling transatlantic rowing race. As a highly decorated Marine Corps officer, Brian Chontosh has demonstrated unwavering leadership skills in the face of adversity. Drawing upon his wealth of knowledge, Brian shares invaluable insights into the principles of effective leadership, offering practical tips and anecdotes that can be applied to any aspect of life. But it doesn't stop there. Brian's commitment to being a good human shines through as he reveals his deep-rooted belief in the power of compassion, kindness, and empathy. He shares personal stories that illuminate how these qualities have shaped his approach to leadership and his interactions with others. Our conversation takes an exhilarating turn as we delve into the remarkable challenge Brian undertook—a transatlantic rowing race. Alongside his three teammates, Brian faced treacherous conditions, setbacks, and fierce competition. Against all odds, they not only persevered but also achieved an impressive placement near the top of the pack. Through riveting accounts and vivid descriptions, Brian recounts the trials and triumphs of the race, highlighting the lessons learned from pushing the limits of physical and mental endurance. Prepare to be inspired as he shares how he and his team navigated the unpredictable waters, overcame setbacks, and summoned unwavering determination to reach their goal. Whether you're a leader seeking practical strategies, someone striving to be a better human, or an adventure enthusiast craving tales of resilience, this episode with Brian Chontosh will leave you inspired, motivated, and armed with invaluable wisdom for your own journey. Join us as we delve into the heart of leadership, the power of compassion, and the indomitable spirit required to conquer the impossible. •••• This episode is sponsored by Assault Fitness. Assault has been a part of our Power Monkey Camp for a long time. We've incorporated their runners, bikes and rowers in our endurance sessions as well as our competitions and nightly workouts. Check out their full line up of machines at assaultfitness.com
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Angie Morgan Witkowski is a New York Times bestselling author, leadership coach, and keynote speaker. Angie learned how to lead in the Marine Corps – an experience that inspires her work. Her most recent book, Bet on You: How to Win with Risk examines how to enact risk in meaningful ways. In 'Bet on You', Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch reveal hard-earned, real-world insights that will help you realize your potential by enacting risk in ways most meaningful to you. The author's risk-taking guidance has been embraced by the world's best businesses – Google, Boston Scientific, FedEx, and Oracle. Their insights are the secret sauce behind any transformative journey to a success-filled life. Connect with Angie online: Website | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
This week on the Transition, I sat down with Army Veteran Haotian Bai, President and Founder of Patriot Conceptions, an LA based surrogacy agency dedicated to providing exceptional service to surrogates and intended families. I met Bai through NYU's Veterans Future Labs, where I gave a talk on branding. We connected afterwards and since then, we've attended multiple events together including the VFL Summit in NYC and the MilVet Startup Conference. Bai has an interesting background as a Chinese Immigrant, that enlisted in the Army after earning multiple degrees. After transitioning off active duty, Bai stumbled upon the Third-Party Reproduction industry, commonly referred to as surrogacy, and was able to build a successful business serving clients all over the world. On the show, he shares more insight into his transition from the military, how he started Patriotic Conceptions, and his experience in the veteran entrepreneurial ecosystem thus far. Be sure to subscribe to the Transition Newsletter on Substack here: https://bit.ly/37Bb8NeOrder my book, “Black Veteran Entrepreneur” here: https://amzn.to/3gme7kgLearning more about Patriot Conceptions here: https://www.patriotconceptions.com/
This week Ben and Greg catch up on some recent cooks and then take time to check in with the audience about what they've been seeing out there in the worldShow highlightsGreg's Back From DenverBen's Chicken Bacon Ranch SandwichesPost Oak Denver Shout OutAre Meat Smokers getting a bad rap?Mental Health Check inUpcoming EventsGet out and Grill!See our stuff --> burnpitbbq.com Follow Burn Pit BBQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/burnpitbbqguys/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/burnpitbbq TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@burnpitbbq About Burn Pit BBQ: Originally founded to make grilling less intimidating, this hobby turned passion turned business started out as a blog to connect grill enthusiasts across the country and provide a community among them. Launched in 2020, Marine Corps veteran Greg Fischer and Navy Sailor Ben Kreple realized that all the tips, tricks, and recipes out there focused on sauces and rubs that used a ton of artificial ingredients. Wanting something more wholesome without a lack of flavor, Greg & Ben set out to make the kind of products that barbecue enthusiasts everywhere would feel good about reaching for and be even more excited to chow down on. Proudly made in Wisconsin, Burn Pit BBQ sauces, rubs, and seasonings are made with all-natural ingredients without any cholesterol, MSG or corn syrup. The chefs and grill masters behind the recipes painstakingly selected every ingredient not only for better quality but also for the way it helps achieve the ultimate juicy grilled-to-perfection creations. But delicious sauces aren't the only things that make Burn Pit BBQ smoke the competition. #burnpitbbq
Host Tim K. sits down in Sandpoint, Idaho with We Defy The Norm's Founder, Cody Alford. On the podcast, Cody discusses his decision to join the Marine Corps, baptism by fire at 18 years old at the hands of a fierce enemy in Fallujah, a storied career in Special Operations, early retirement, and finding a new cause. Alford also discusses his ideals and vision for a movement dedicated to a renewed mentality built on resilience. Find out more about Cody's mission at www.wedefythenorm.com. You can also follow him on Instagram: @wedefythenorm and @codyalford. This is Episode No. 47 and Project No. 57. To read the project follow the link.
Discussing news stories about the capture of Hermann Goering, the A-10 can now cary bombs, the IVAS delayed for two years, Airmen to fly electric air taxis, the Navy announces “bill of rights” for sailors in barracks, the Marine Corps restarts breathalyzer tests, and the winner of the “All Military” Marine General.
Tonight on The Rocci Stucci Show we have Craig "Sawman" Sawyer. We'll be covering the southern border, as well as 5th and 6th-generation warfare. 7 pm CST at RocciStucciShow.com https://V4CR.org Sawman: Craig got his tactical start in the U.S. Marine Corps. He quickly transitioned to the U.S. Navy to pursue high-level Special Operations as a U.S. Navy SEAL. He served in SEAL Team One, then went on to the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), then in the Federal Air Marshal Service as an Agent and Supervisor. After 5 years in Federal Law Enforcement, Craig served in High-Threat Mobile Security contracting, Film & Television Tech Advising, and Personal Security Training for the public.As a DEVGRU Operator, Craig gained critical combat experience in Desert Shield and Desert Storm resulting in decoration for “Heroic Service.”Those operations included:The capturing of the very first prisoners of the warCSAR (Combat Search And Rescue) OperationsSniper OperationsReconnaissance OperationsCounter-Mine OperationsFAV (Fast Attack Vehicle) Operations Throughout his career, Craig gained recognition for his mastery of multiple military and combat disciplines, such as weapons training and shooting, counter-terrorism, surveillance and counter-surveillance, climbing, criminal investigation, parachuting, and hand-to-hand combat.Website: https://emotionalmeatball.comWebsite: https://roccistuccishow.comWe are grateful for any contributions! https://fundingfreespeech.com/rocci7:00 PM CST - TRSS
My guest in this episode is Dave Wolcott. Dave started his career serving the country as a Captain in the Marine Corps. In 2000 he and his wife won the baby lottery by having triplets which inspired him to challenge the traditional financial planning advice of Wall Street. He then started an obsessive journey to understand how the top one percent were building their wealth. A serial entrepreneur at heart, Dave spent the next 20 years building several businesses, investing in alternative assets, and creating The Pantheon Holistic Wealth Strategy: the playbook to becoming ultra-wealthy and having not only freedom of money, but freedom of purpose, time, and relationship. Today, Dave is the Founder and CEO of Pantheon Investments and is more passionate than ever about helping entrepreneurs build wealth by passively investing in superior real estate and alternative assets that provide predictable cash flow, tax efficiency, and upside potential as a reliable alternative to the volatility of the stock market. Dave is the author of “The Holistic Wealth Strategy”, A Framework for Building Real Wealth and Living an Extraordinary Life, and is also the host of the top-rated “Wealth Strategy Secrets of the Ultra-Wealthy” podcast. Interview Links: Pantheon Investments: https://pantheoninvest.com/ Resources: The 21 Best Cashflow Niches™: www.cashflowninja.com/21niches Subscribe To The Best Cashflow Niches™ Newsletter: www.cashflowninja.com/bestniches Join My Inner Circle & Mastermind Cashflow Nirvana www.cashflowninja.com/nirvana Episode Sponsors: Producers Wealth: Create Your Own Banking System In 30 Days Or Less www.producerswealth.com The Real Asset Investor: Build Wealth With Higher Yield Cash Flow www.therealassetinvestor.com Penumbra Solutions: Buy Your Equity Like Institutions With Life Settlements www.thepenumbraplan.com - password “penumbra” Lavish Keys: Your Turnkey Solution For Luxury Short Term Rentals www.lavishkeys.com Connect With Us: Website: http://cashflowninja.com Podcast: http://cashflowinvestingsecrets.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cashflowninja/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mclaubscher Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecashflowninja/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mclaubscher/cashflow-ninja/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mclaubscher/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/c/Cashflowninja Bitchute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/cashflowninja/ Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-329875 Odysee: https://odysee.com/@Cashflowninja:9 Gab Tv: https://tv.gab.com/channel/cashflowninja Brighteon: https://www.brighteon.com/channels/cashflowninja Parler: https://parler.com/profile/cashflowninja/ Gettr: https://gettr.com/user/mclaubscher Gab: https://gab.com/cashflowninja Minds: https://www.minds.com/cashflowninja Biggerpockets: https://www.biggerpockets.com/users/mclaubscher Medium: https://medium.com/@mclaubscher Substack: https://mclaubscher.substack.com/
This week's Urban Valor episode features Marine veteran Joel Ramirez. He grew up in Salem, Oregon, and found himself getting into many fights. Joel enlisted into the National Guard; however, his older brother was enlisted in the Marines and forced Joel to retract his enlistment so he could also go to the Marines. He enlisted into the Marine Corps as an 0311 Rifleman. Joel had a rough time as a new Marine and endured a lot of hazing. He had the opportunity to experience many different cultures overseas. Upon transitioning out, Joel found himself depressed and attempted suicide by cop. Eventually, he pulled himself out of the darkness and began attending paralegal school to be able to help veterans through what he's experienced.
This week we finish the story of French Foreign Legionnaire turned OSS operative Peter Ortiz, after he jumps behind enemy lines, deep into Nazi occupied France to stir up mayhem and cause as many problems for the Germans as he can. What would you do if the Germans were hunting you and you happened to end up in the same bar as several German officers? I can almost guarantee that your answer to that question is completely different from Ortiz's answer - I know mine was!This week's Ghost of Arlington is: Marine Corps Colonel Pierre "Peter" Julien Ortiz (Section 59, Grave 1269)The introduction and transition music heard on the podcast is composed and reporded by the eldest Ghosts of Arlington, Jr. While the rest of his catelogue is quite different from what he's performed for me, you can find his music on bandcamp.com under the names Caladrius and Bloodfeather.As always, a very special thanks to Mountain Up Cap Company for its continued help to spread the word about the podcast on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/MountainUpCapCompany Climb to Glory!For more information about the podcast visit: · The GoA website: https://www.ghostsofarlingtonpodcast.com · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ghostsofarlingtonpodcast· Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArlingtonGhosts· Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ghostsofarlington/
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#109: John Ballenger recently retired from serving as a Marine One Pilot, which is the helicopter responsible for flying the President of the United States around. Today John is an entrepreneur, Co-Owner of Aspire Development Group, and an Executive Consultant with his company 8:28 Ventures.John grow up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended Oral Roberts University for college. Towards the end of his college career he felt a pull to leave the pursuit of business after school to become a military pilot. It wasn't easy, but John persisted and eventually decided to fly helicopters in the Marine Corps. With over 20 years of flying experience John shares some of the most invaluable lessons he learned from training, flying, and serving as a Marine One pilot for both the Trump and Biden Administrations. On the show he also shares lessons such as the value of time, overcoming failure, taking the risk and trying, humility and being prepared, trust, brilliance in the basics, and much more. For more information on John check out the show notes. Be sure to get a pen ready and enjoy the show!Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-ballenger53/https://aspiredevgroup.com
Today Justin sits down with Marine Corps and US Army Intelligence veteran Erick Miyares. Erick spent nearly 30 years in the US service, deployed to some of the most dangerous corners of the world. Now that he's transitioned out of the military, he has found a new mission helping members of the very same units he served with face the personal challenges brought on by so many years of unrelenting combat and separation from their families. Today he shares his experiences in the War on Terror, and the effect it had on him, his family, and his fellow service members.Connect with Erick:IG: @erick.miyaresLinkedIn: Erick MiyaresConnect with Spycraft 101:Check out Justin's latest release, Covert Arms, here.spycraft101.comIG: @spycraft101Shop: spycraft-101.myshopify.comPatreon: Spycraft 101Find Justin's first book, Spyshots: Volume One, here.Download the free eBook, The Clandestine Operative's Sidearm of Choice, here.Support the show
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Hour 1 - Good Monday morning! Here's what Nick Reed covers this hour: Democratic White House contender Robert Kennedy Jr. blames the CIA for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy — proclaiming it “beyond a reasonable doubt.” A young Marine restrained a homeless schizophrenic on a New York City F train who was terrorizing people and shouting “I'll hurt anyone on this train. I don't mind going to jail and getting life in prison,' screamed the 30-year-old Jordan Neely, who had 44 arrests under his belt and an outstanding warrant for felony assault (he punched an old woman in the face), as he flailed around throwing items of his clothing. ‘I'm ready to die!' In response, a 24-year-old Marine Corps veteran put Neely in a chokehold, incapacitating him and releasing him after he stopped struggling and passed out.” Neely later died at the hospital. A medical examiner in New York deemed the death of Jordan Neely on a subway train a homicide. House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer spoke about the Biden Family investigation on Sunday.
In this episode of Ranching Reboot, we speak with Brian Firebaugh aka Cattleguy, a Marine who transitioned to ranching and embraced regenerative agriculture practices. Brian shares his insights on electric fencing, the power of social media in marketing grass-fed beef, and the importance of mentorship and support systems in the ranching industry. Topics covered in this episode include: Transitioning out of the Marine Corps and finding solace in ranching The therapeutic benefits of working with livestock The role of ecological profit and soil carbon in regenerative agriculture The fastest-growing niche in the food industry: grass-fed, hormone-free, antibiotic-free beef Starting a ranching business and the importance of diversifying income streams Intensive grazing and selecting the right breeds of cattle for your ranch Cattleguy on TikTok Brian F's Linktree with all other social links! ----------------------------- Visit Sea-90 at www.Sea-90.com or call us at (717) 580 - 1458 Audubon Conservation Ranching! Buy BoBoLinks Here! One Earth Health Beef organ pills! RedHillsRancher.com My Patreon My Linktree Relevant hashtags: #RanchingReboot #RegenerativeAg #GrassFedBeef #VeteranRancher #SoilCarbon #SustainableFarming #IntensiveGrazing #ElectricFencing --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ranching-reboot/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ranching-reboot/support
Flawless Acceleration: Black Veteran Entrepreneur “Iron” Mike Steadman is Empowering the Next Generation of Business Leaders As a black veteran entrepreneur, Steadman has made it his mission to empower others to achieve their highest potential in the business arena. Steadman's journey to entrepreneurship began at the Naval Academy, where he discovered his love for boxing and leadership. He went on to become a three-time National Collegiate Boxing Champion. He then commissioned as a Marine Corps Infantry officer and serving until 2015. After leaving the military, Steadman turned his attention to serving inner-city youth through teaching boxing and leadership. He co-founded IRONBOUND Boxing, a non-profit that provides free boxing and fitness classes to underprivileged youth in Newark, New Jersey. Steadman's passion for mentoring and coaching others led him to co-found Flawless Acceleration, a coaching business that provides accountability and support to help individuals achieve their highest potential in the business world. Steadman's entrepreneurial spirit doesn't stop there. He recently published a book titled, Black Veteran Entrepreneur, which explores the challenges and triumphs of being a black entrepreneur in today's society. Steadman hopes his book will inspire and encourage other aspiring entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams, no matter the obstacles they may face. “YOU DON'T NEED MORE BULLSHIT BUSINESS ADVICE. YOU NEED AN ACCELERATION COACH.” Flawless Acceleration This statement encapsulates the philosophy behind Flawless Acceleration. The company recognizes that there is no shortage of generic business advice available today, but that what business owners and entrepreneurs really need is personalized guidance and support. The company's approach is centered around accountability, building a battle rhythm, and performing at the highest levels of business ownership. Learn More “Iron” Mike Steadman LinkedIn Flawless Acceleration VeteranCrowd Network Our "forever promise" is to build the veteran and military spouse community a place to connect and engage. VeteranCrowd is simply a national network of veterans, veteran led businesses and the resources they need to prosper. Subscribe to stay in touch. by VeteranCrowd Network Why do thousands of merchants put us through a bootcamp to join their loyalty program? Why do they make checkout an obstacle course? It's embarrassing. Time consuming. Intrusive. Cumbersome. Broken. Why? Because no one ever built a simple & secure way to validate our veteran status at checkout. Until now. Want to be recognized at select merchants simply by swiping your existing Visa card? Join our waitlist and be one of the first veterans to have this power in your wallet. About Your Host Bob Louthan is a VMI Graduate, Army veteran, and executive with over 25 years of experience in mergers, acquisitions and private capital formation. He founded the VeteranCrowd Network to bring veterans and veteran-led businesses together with each other and the resources they need to prosper.
Zachary Green has served in the U.S. Marine Corps, as a Firefighter, and grew a $30 million company from the trunk of his car. He's also been named the Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year, represented the United States at the Global Entrepreneur Summit, testified on behalf of small businesses in front of U.S. Congress, and is a bestselling author. Now, he's a Hilton Head Island resident and will be the keynote speaker and moderator during our Small Business Week's “Roadmap to Entrepreneurship” panel discussion. He gives us his insights on what it takes to be a successful business owner.
In this episode of The Black Lotus Podcast, Josiah welcomed back good friend of the podcast, Chandler Row. We discussed the privilege of meeting Dr. Julius Garvey, son of the great Marcus Garvey, and the motivation and wisdom he shared with us. We also discussed the importance of getting out of one's comfort zone and Chandler's summer experience with the Marines. We then turned our attention to understanding the black struggle and Chandler's upbringing in the Church. Lastly, we discussed the United States government and the acts of hypocrisy it has employed throughout its existence. This was an informative episode that will provide valuable insight and understanding into what this society is truly about. We appreciate all your continued support and as long as you guys show love, we'll stay consistent! Intro - 0:00 Meeting the Original Black Panthers and the son of Marcus Garvey - 02:00 Lesson from Dr. Garvey - 00:04:30 The importance of getting out of your comfort zone - 00:06:30 Why the Marines? - 00:14:30 A Summer with the Marine Corp - 00:16:35 Differences between the East Coast vs. the South - 00:27:50 Chandler's Intellectual Journey - 00:35:00 Understanding the History of the Black Struggle - 00:46:30 Chandler's Upbringing in the Church - 01:04:50 Why are people moving away from the Church? - 01:11:00 When and why did Europeans begin to discredit African Civilization? - 01:23:00 Will Black people need guns? - 01:32:10 Meeting Erika Huggins, a member of the Original Black Panther Party - 01:38:10 The Atrocities of United States Government - 01:40:30 “Defund the Police” - 01:50:35 The Covid Vaccine and Natural Immunity - 01:59:50 Closing Remarks - 02:06:00
This episode of the MAPS podcast takes us through the deeply moving and inspirational story of Justin Lapree, a veteran who nearly lost everything and then came through the otherside to help lead the charge on providing sacred medicinal care to our veterans and first responders. No single population has moved the needle in helping the world to understand how psychedelics can be used effective than our veterans. Justin's story will move you in ways that are both inspirational and frustrating when you learn how under served the veteran population really is. Justin Lapree served in the Marine Corps from 2001 to 2005. His second deployment to Iraq in 2004 left him at the bottom of a dark abyss upon his return home, and the Middle East took something from him, that he wouldn't come to understand for years to come. During his five years as an Austin Firefighter, he would witness a magnitude of traumatic events where lives were lost; mass shootings, the Austin serial bomber, consistent overdoses, and fatality collisions. While he had come so far since his failed suicide attempt in 2018, he noticed the darkness once more creeping in because of his job environment. In February 2022, he resigned from the Fire Department knowing he'd found a higher purpose and wanted to serve in another way. Thus, Heroic Path to Light was born. His vision was to create a non-profit that served the Veteran, First Responder and Gold/White star communities in hopes that their suffering could end by building community and utilizing sacred entheogenic ceremonies. "As the Founder and President of Heroic Path to Light, I'm still on my journey, but want to meet you where you are, because I have seen firsthand that healing happens in community and together, we can get through anything."
In this episode I speak with former Marine Corps Sniper and podcast host from "Left of Greg Podcast", Brian Marren. We go off the rails on this one folks. Whiskey drinking, good ole fun and shit talking. Trust me, this may not be the content you were looking for, but I promise you will be entertained with a smile on your face the majority of the time. I know I did. We also talk about sniper school, building a ghille suit, and being deployed as a grunt and later as a sniper. We even discuss the ability to read human behavior and how it is vital to police work. Please, give this long-winded episode a chance, it is worth it!!! Great time, enjoy #sniper #military #warzone Support the showPlease see our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/TwoCopsOneDonut
Homeless man Jordan Neely lost his life during an altercation with a Marine Corps veteran on the New York City subway. Now, the Left is telling you it's a case of "white harming black," but is this true? Liz breaks down everything you need to know about what actually happened, including how the media is deliberately fomenting racial divide in our nation. George Floyd 2.0, anyone? This is The Liz Wheeler Show. -- Get 10% off at 4Patriots when you use the promo code LIZ: https://4Patriots.com. -- Save over 70% off Genucel's most popular package during their Mother's Day Sale: https://genucel.com/liz. -- Get legal defense as gun owner without the exclusions of an insurance company. Join the Attorneys on Retainer Self-Protection Program. Visit https://attorneysforfreedom.com/liz and enter promo code LIZ25 to receive $25 off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hello warrior next door listeners - please join us for our next series featuring Sergeant Henry Friedenberger III; a Marine Corps veteran of the Gulf War. We follow Henry as he joins the Marine Corps shortly after 9/11, gets deployed in a Marine Expeditionary Unit and finds his calling in life. However, it all comes unraveled as PTSD begins taking a toll on his friends, his marriage and his life. Its a fresh story of redemption that is still underway as Henry put his life back together after writing a book called "10 rules to succeed like a Marine". Please join us for this incredible story!
This week on the Transition, I'm joined by Army Veteran and Veterans In Residence Alumni, Simon Karmarkar, Founder & CEO of Refund Wiz, a smartphone mobile e-filing tax return app. His company also offers MasRefund, an app designed specifically for the Spanish-speaking community. As a trained and certified Tax Specialist, Simon noticed a glaring gap in the number of tax specialists who could serve the non-English-speaking Latino community, many of whom wanted to pay taxes, but were nervous about the second and third-order effects of reporting their income. After doing some research, he realized that there are fewer than 10,000 trained and regulated Spanish-speaking tax preparers supporting 63 million Hispanic and Latino people in the United States. To solve this issue, Simon launched Refund Wiz and branded it under MasRefund to reach the Latino community. On the Transition, he opens up about his struggles Transitioning out of the Military in the late 90s, including a short stent as a homeless veteran, catching the entrepreneurial a few years ago, and how he's managed to take RefundWiz to market, after participating in countless incubator and accelerator programs similar to me. Be sure to subscribe to the Transition Newsletter on Substack here: https://bit.ly/37Bb8NeOrder my book, “Black Veteran Entrepreneur” here: https://amzn.to/3gme7kgPurchase Chris's book here: https://amzn.to/3nx2NVWLearning more about RefundWiz here: https://refundwiz.com/
For 247 years the United States Marine Corps has fought and won America's wars. The Marines carry a history, a tradition and a brand focused on winning…no matter the challenge. Sergeant Major Troy Black, the 19th Sergeant Major Of The Marine Corps joins Fran Racioppi from the Marine Corps Recruiting Depot San Diego Museum for a Jedburgh Podcast exclusive look at what it means to be a Marine past, present and future. They cover Sergeant Major Black's 35-year career leading Marines, Talent Management 2030, Force Design 2030, the lessons of the Global War on Terror, and the Marines' most important mission; returning high-caliber Veterans to America's civilian workforce. Whether you were a Marine, want to become a Marine, or never considered the Marines, you will be ready to join after this conversation!Learn more about SMMC Troy Black at marines.mil and on social media at @19thsmmc.Read the full episode transcription here and learn more on The Jedburgh Podcast Website. Subscribe to us and follow @jedburghpodcast on all social media. Watch the full video version on YouTube.Highlights:0:00 Welcome to Marine Corps Recruiting Depot San Diego Museum2:30 Joining the Marine Corps after Vietnam4:17 The mission of the United States Marine Corps6:55 Talent Management 203014:35 The relationship between noncommissioned officers and commissioned officers21:12 Integration of females into the Marine Corps23:52 The lessons of The Global War on Terror27:27 Force Design 203032:53 Protecting the mental health of our Marines41:18 Returning Veterans to the civilian workforce45:20 The next generation of Marine52:54 Are you ready to be a United States Marine?55:49 SMMC Black's Foundations to SuccessQuotes: “Send the Marine Corps. We come with our own logistics, our own aviation, our own artillery, our own ground forces and components to do things now.” (5:17)“You have to have a competent force that when it has to be called upon, can win…period.” (9:14)“The private that graduated today is not taught to follow. They're taught to lead.” (11:37)“Don't ever deny me an opportunity. You don't get to determine if I can do it or not.” (23:17)“There are only three organizations in any weapons engagement zone in the littorals; it's Marines, it's submarines, and it's SOF.” (32:04)“Mental fitness. Social fitness. Behavioral fitness. Spiritual fitness…You can't have one without the other.” (35:58)“We have to focus more on how to tell people how to be in a team right now.” (49:29)“We're looking for something. It's someone who wants to win…only.” (54:21)SMMC Troy Black's Three Daily Foundations to Success:Eat to keep the body fitWorkout to stay strong and create time to thinkRead to learn from the past, think and growThis episode is brought to you by Jersey Mike's & Compass Workforce Solutions
Today's guest is Aaron Williamson. After a career with the Marine Corps, Aaron found his way to the big screen including movies like The Purge, Bright, Fantastic Four, and Terminator Genisys. The list goes on and on and includes stuntwork for The Rock and many others. Aaron's story didn't end there. He continues to make an impact on people all over the world through his coaching, training, and public speaking. Follow Aaron on all of this platforms here: https://lnk.bio/aaronwilliamson
Ma! The Meatloaf! This week Ben & Greg talk smoked meatloaf. Show Highlights:Blowing Up! NY Strips & Ribeyes on the menu - Hold the KetchupSmoking Meatloaf - Classic & Non Traditional ideasWhat Would We Do Differently Next TimeAdd The BaconUpcoming cooksGet out and grill!Get the meatloaf recipe here!Check out more recipes at Burnpitbbq.comGet out and grill!Follow Burn Pit BBQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/burnpitbbqguys/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/burnpitbbq TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@burnpitbbq About Burn Pit BBQ: Originally founded to make grilling less intimidating, this hobby turned passion turned business started out as a blog to connect grill enthusiasts across the country and provide a community among them. Launched in 2020, Marine Corps veteran Greg Fischer and Navy Sailor Ben Kreple realized that all the tips, tricks, and recipes out there focused on sauces and rubs that used a ton of artificial ingredients. Wanting something more wholesome without a lack of flavor, Greg & Ben set out to make the kind of products that barbecue enthusiasts everywhere would feel good about reaching for and be even more excited to chow down on. Proudly made in Wisconsin, Burn Pit BBQ sauces, rubs, and seasonings are made with all-natural ingredients without any cholesterol, MSG or corn syrup. The chefs and grill masters behind the recipes painstakingly selected every ingredient not only for better quality but also for the way it helps achieve the ultimate juicy grilled-to-perfection creations. But delicious sauces aren't the only things that make Burn Pit BBQ smoke the competition. #burnpitbbq
After dealing with anxiety and panic attacks as a young adult, things came to a head for Marine Corps spouse Erin after some big military life changes. She was physically ill, having daily panic attacks, and struggling to leave her house when she realized she needed to do something more than what she'd always done: try to cope alone. On this episode, you'll hear from Erin, a.k.a. “The Short Wife,” about her journey to finding the help and resources she needed. Erin says: “I didn't know what was going on with me. I didn't feel like myself…but I wanted to believe it wasn't real. And I didn't know how to ask for help.” Erin has documented her journey on her website and Instagram, talking honestly about anxiety and other mental health issues. She's known for being open, authentic, and warm and also brings humor to tough issues. She shares some of her favorite mental health resources and books, but most of all wants you to know that, if you're dealing with anxiety too, you're not alone. She says, “You are not alone in your struggles. There's always someone who can relate to you, and there's a whole community to support you.” Connect with Erin: Erin's site, The Short Wife www.theshortwife.com Find her on social media as @theshortwife See this episode's complete show notes: https://bit.ly/MM99anxiety Resources mentioned in this episode: Online Therapy Covered by TRICARE: Telemind https://telemind.com/ Accounts that specialize in anxiety help on Instagram: @anxiety_wellbeing https://www.instagram.com/anxiety_wellbeing/ @therapywithmaggielpc https://www.instagram.com/therapywithmaggielpc/ @theanxietydoctor https://www.instagram.com/theanxietydoctor/ Find more resources on Erin's Instagram account! Books The Upward Spiral by Alex Korb https://amzn.to/3HzAFsn Unwinding Anxiety by Judson Brewer https://amzn.to/3AN3w8K ----- Jen's site: https://bit.ly/jenmcd Military spouse resources: https://bit.ly/MMPodresources Jen's blog: https://bit.ly/MMPodblog Digital downloads: https://bit.ly/MMPoddownloads Books: https://bit.ly/MMPodbooks ---- Socials: Follow on Instagram: https://bit.ly/MMPInsta Follow on Facebook: https://bit.ly/MMPodFacebook Follow on TikTok: https://bit.ly/MMPodTikTok Follow on Twitter: https://bit.ly/MMPodTwitter Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/MMPodYouTube Join the Christian Military Spouse Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/CMilspouseFB
Today on DWB, Bill and I are joined by Navy Veteran and former Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewman, Fred Soule, Founder of Sgt Suds which provides high-quality,all-natural, honest Soap and hygiene items for dudes, and in their own words "Keeping privates clean." After connecting with Fred and his brand on social media, I wrote him a tentative brand strategy in the past, which we discussed on the show, as well as his marketing and growth tactics, leveraging data, refining his perfect customer, and creating a category of one. Fred is the man with a badass brand, and this is another episode you don't want to miss. Be sure to subscribe to the Dog Whistle Brand Newsletter on Substack here: www.dogwhistlebranding.comOrder my book, “Black Veteran Entrepreneur” here: https://amzn.to/3gme7kgLearn more about SGT SUDS here: https://sgtsudssoap.com/
On Today's episode I bring on THE Rookie Driver himself, aka the Border Bandit. Hailing from San Antonio, the Rookie Driver isn't actually a rookie! We started driving around the same time and actually share a similar story. His professional life after the Marine Corps left him feeling like he was lacking a purpose, and then trucking walked into his life. He calls himself the Rookie Driver and documents anecdotal events that occurred to him when he was an actual rookie, except now he adds a twist to it. We have a great conversation about what it actually takes to not only make content, but make sure it's positive for people to consume. We go into how he got his username of Border Bandit and go in on some of things he has seen at the southern border. You can find the Rookie Driver on tiktok @borderbandittx
The Cognitive Crucible is a forum that presents different perspectives and emerging thought leadership related to the information environment. The opinions expressed by guests are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of or endorsement by the Information Professionals Association. During this episode, Sebastian Bae discusses games in a national security context. Games help leaders understand decisions and consequences in a synthetic environment. Sebastian also describes his newest game, Malign, which is designed in collaboration with NATO's Hybrid Center of Excellence for college students, foreign service officers, and policy makers to better understand the power of misinformation and malign influence. Research Questions: Sebastian suggests to an interested student investigate how we measure or assess educational progress relative to gaming? How does the synthetic experience of games change depending upon the medium being used, for example: table top versus digital versus AR versus VR, etc. Resources: Cognitive Crucible Podcast Episodes Mentioned #140 Tom Ferris on Cognitive Ergonomics Sebastian's Georgetown Page Sebastian's CNA Page NATO's Hybrid Center of Excellence Game: Littoral Commander: Indo-Pacific Emily Yoder's YouTube presentation on Malign Georgetown University Wargaming Society Leeroy Jenkins Youtube You Said This Would Be Fun: What makes a game good and how to make a good game by Jeff Warrender On Operations: Operational Art and Military Disciplines by B. A. Friedman Link to full show notes and resources https://information-professionals.org/episode/cognitive-crucible-episode-146 Guest Bio: Sebastian J. Bae's work principally focuses on wargaming, emerging technologies, the future of warfare, and strategy and doctrine for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. In addition to his work at CNA, Bae serves as an adjunct assistant professor at the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, where he teaches a graduate course on designing educational wargames. He has taught similar courses at the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College. He is also the faculty advisor to the Georgetown University Wargaming Society, the co-chair of the Military Operations Research Society Wargaming Community of Practice, and a nonresident fellow at the Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Creativity. Before joining CNA, he served six years in the Marine Corps infantry, leaving as a sergeant. He deployed to Iraq in 2009. Bae received a Master of Arts in security studies from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in peace and conflict studies from the University of California, Berkeley. About: The Information Professionals Association (IPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring the role of information activities, such as influence and cognitive security, within the national security sector and helping to bridge the divide between operations and research. Its goal is to increase interdisciplinary collaboration between scholars and practitioners and policymakers with an interest in this domain. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, connect directly with The Cognitive Crucible podcast host, John Bicknell, on LinkedIn. Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, 1) IPA earns from qualifying purchases, 2) IPA gets commissions for purchases made through links in this post.
Show SummaryOn this episode of Behind the Mission, we feature a conversation with Marine Corps Combat Veteran Dante' Bickham, Illustrator of PsychArmor's Military Culture Course Series sponsored by Comcast About Today's Guest After transitioning from service, Marine Corps combat Veteran Dante Bickham got a degree in graphic design and animation, but he was truly an illustrator at heart. “When I was in college, my instructor would say that Illustrator should always be the title behind my name,” says Bickham. Working on the PsychArmor military culture series put him in the role of illustrator for the first time, allowing him to do what he loved, as well as reference his time in the military, drawing on photos and memories of friends as he worked to bring the service members to life. It was also a stress reliever for him around his day job as a graphic design instructor and the stress of buying and moving into a new home. “It helped remind me of the hard work that I had put into the military.” The courses were accurate in their descriptions and character depictions, says Bickham. “I could tell that Veterans were involved in the scripting.”Links Mentioned In This EpisodeDante' Bickham on InstagramPsychArmor Resource of the WeekThis week's PsychArmor resource of the week is the military culture category of training on PsychArmor's Website. This category contains eleven different courses that include 15 Things videos highlighting veterans, military and veteran children, and caregivers, as well as facts about wounded warriors, women in the military, and military leaders. You can see find this episode here: https://learn.psycharmor.org/collections/military-culture This Episode Sponsored By: This episode is sponsored by Comcast. Comcast creates incredible technology and entertainment that connects millions of people to the moments and experiences that matter most. You can find more about how they support the military affiliated population by going to https://corporate.comcast.com/impact/military Contact Us and Join Us on Social Media Email PsychArmorPsychArmor on TwitterPsychArmor on FacebookPsychArmor on YouTubePsychArmor on LinkedInPsychArmor on InstagramTheme MusicOur theme music Don't Kill the Messenger was written and performed by Navy Veteran Jerry Maniscalco, in cooperation with Operation Encore, a non profit committed to supporting singer/songwriter and musicians across the military and Veteran communities.Producer and Host Duane France is a retired Army Noncommissioned Officer, combat veteran, and clinical mental health counselor for service members, veterans, and their families. You can find more about the work that he is doing at www.veteranmentalhealth.com
When people think about the US Marine Corps' many contributions in World War II, they usually think about the island hopping campaign in the pacific, as they should - amphibious operations are the bread and butter of the USMC. But there were a select few who served in Europe, mostly with the Office of Strategic Services - or OSS - the precursor to today's Central Intelligence Agency.One such Marine in Europe was Peter Ortiz who, by the time he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942, already had five years of combat experience fighting in the French Foreign Legion, experiences that made him closer to a real-life James Bond than a real-life Gomer Pyle.The introduction and transition music heard on the podcast is composed and reporded by the eldest Ghosts of Arlington, Jr. While the rest of his catelogue is quite different from what he's performed for me, you can find his music on bandcamp.com under the names Caladrius and Bloodfeather.As always, a very special thanks to Mountain Up Cap Company for its continued help to spread the word about the podcast on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/MountainUpCapCompany Climb to Glory!For more information about the podcast visit: · The GoA website: https://www.ghostsofarlingtonpodcast.com · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ghostsofarlingtonpodcast· Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArlingtonGhosts· Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ghostsofarlington/
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Representative Neil Rafferty is the state representative for House District 54 in the Al- abama House of Representatives. He is a Birmingham native and a Marine Corps veter- an. After his term of service in the military, Rafferty used his G.I. Bill benefits to earn degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Rafferty's lifetime of service has been at the core of his career. He has worked to ad- vance the interests of our community's underserved as a Program Director at BAO in Birmingham. His role included managing an intensive collaboration with community members, partner nonprofits, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state and county health departments, and clinics to implement community-coordinated, public health strategies. Since entering the legislature in 2018, Rafferty's has been recognized through his par- ticipation in the State Legislative Leaders Foundation Emerging Leaders program with Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, through the Fair Fight Fellow- ship, the Future Now Fellowship. He has been an outspoken and avid advocate for women's health, minority health, LGBTQ and racial equity, veterans issues, and Med- icaid expansion. He has lead way on ensuring accountability of law enforcement, ex- panding access to mental and medical healthcare for all Alabamians, pushing for women's health and reproductive justice and expansion of voter rights. He serves as the House Democratic whip and chairs the Democratic House Caucus Plat- form Committee. In the legislature, Rafferty serves on the following committees: Sunset, Health, Economic Development and Tourism, Transportation, Infrastructure and Utilities Constitutions, Campaigns, and Elections. He has been appointed to the Alabama Challenge Veterans Suicide Task Force, the Opi- oid Overdose, Addiction, and Treatment Council, and the 988 Implementation Study Group. He also is a member of the State Innovation Exchange's Reproductive Justice Leadership Council and the US Global Leadership Coalition. He resides in the Crest- wood North neighborhood with his partner of 18 years, their dog and cat.
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"I'm New York to the soles of my feet, and more specifically, The Bronx. I was formed in The Bronx. I lived there till I was 19. Then I went into the Marine Corps, and I came up against really something that I feel has really been lost when they stopped drafting people. I came up against everybody in the country, mostly poor people of every persuasion from Virginia to DC to wherever. And we lived together in an open barracks, like 90 of us in double-decker bunks for a year. And that is gold. It's irreplaceable. Not simply as an artist, but as a citizen of a given country, you really come to realize we're all in this together. And you see all of the prejudices play out in a kind of healthily violent way. People just punch each other in the face. So, this is back then. Now, apparently, it's much more civilized. I'm not sure I'm in favor of that, but back then, people said Marines said the most awful things to each other imaginable, of a racist nature, and of every other kind of nature. And you know, the shape of your head, anything.And then fists were thrown and somehow the world didn't come to an end. Then everybody calmed down, and they went back to their bunks and read their comic books or whatever they were going to do, and went to bed. And we got up the next day, and we worked together. That's a big lesson in how to get along, how to live, and how to live with people you don't necessarily agree with."John Patrick Shanley is from The Bronx. His plays include Prodigal Son, Outside Mullingar (Tony nomination), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Savage in Limbo, Italian-American Reconciliation, Welcome to the Moon, Four Dogs and a Bone, Dirty Story, Defiance, and Beggars in the House of Plenty. His theatrical work is performed extensively across the United States and around the world. For his play, Doubt, he received both the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In the arena of screenwriting, he has ten films to his credit, most recently Wild Mountain Thyme, with Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan, and Christopher Walken. His film of Doubt, with Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis, which he also directed, was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay. Other films include Five Corners (Special Jury Prize, Barcelona Film Festival), Alive, Joe Versus the Volcano (which he also directed), and Live From Baghdad for HBO (Emmy nomination). For his script of Moonstruck he received both the Writers Guild of America Award and an Academy Award for best original screenplay. In 2009, The Writers Guild of America awarded Mr. Shanley the Lifetime Achievement In Writing.www.imdb.com/name/nm0788234www.creativeprocess.info www.oneplanetpodcast.orgIG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcast
Episode Summary: In Episode 126 of the Aerospace Advantage, F-35 Update: Test Flight Perspective, John Baum discusses what happens when an F-35 rolls off the production line and executes its first flights with Lockheed Martin F-35 test pilot Tony “Brick” Wilson and J.R. McDonald, Vice President for F-35 Business Development. Back in December, the Mitchell Institute met with the key folks who are building America's newest fighter, the F-35. We learned about how one factory in Texas is revolutionizing what it means to produce cutting-edge 5th generation combat aircraft at a build rate we haven't seen since the Cold War. Given the threats facing our nation and the imperative to refresh the Air Force fighter inventory, we need to get these planes on the flightline fast. So do the Marine Corps, Navy, and our allies. Today, we're going to circle back on this topic to talk about the other half of the equation: what happens to the jets when they first take to the sky, and what do we need to consider when it comes to flight operations? Credits: Host: John "Slick" Baum, Senior Fellow, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Producer: Shane Thin Executive Producer: Douglas Birkey Guest: Tony "Brick" Wilson, Chief of Fighter Flight Operations, Lockheed Martin Guest: J.R. McDonald, Vice President, F-35 Business Development, Lockheed Martin Links: Subscribe to our Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/3GbA5Of Website: https://mitchellaerospacepower.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MitchellStudies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mitchell.Institute.Aerospace LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3nzBisb Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mitchellstudies/ #MitchellStudies #AerospaceAdvantage #lmco #f35 #jets #ftworth Thank you for your continued support!
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I'm stoked for the following episode of the Transition where I chat with U.S Veteran and Coffee Entrepreneur, Mike Mckim, Founder of Cuvee Coffee, a nationally recognized Austin-based, coffee brand known for roasting exceptional, ethically sourced, sustainable coffee. Cuvee is made up of a roastery and distribution arm, including online and wholesale, as well as a Vibrant, down-to-earth cafe & retail space serving up specialty coffees, teas & more, plus snacks. I love coffee and I enjoy spending my free time at Coffee shops, reading, writing, and drawing, and when I came across Cuvee on Linkedin, I knew I had to get Mike on the show. Mike's entrepreneurial journey has lasted over 25 years, so he's seen the good, the bad, and the ugly, keeping the dream alive. On the show, we talk about the origins of Cuvee and what led to his love of coffee, the ups and downs of his journey over the last 25 years, and some of the misconceptions people have about being an entrepreneur. Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and experience so make you've got some pen and paper out to take notes. Be sure to subscribe to the Transition Newsletter on Substack here: https://bit.ly/37Bb8NeOrder my book, “Black Veteran Entrepreneur” here: https://amzn.to/3gme7kgWatch Marc Andressen's interview with business insider here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfOsP3PmI1ULearn more about Cuvee Coffee here: https://cuveecoffee.com/
This week enjoy a thrilling journey with Slaf (Sr.), NavCad, Marine Corps Aviator who flew the SNJ, T-28 Trojan, TV-2 (t-33) SeaStar, F9F2 Panther, F2H4 Banshee, F9F8 Cougar, F-84F Thunderstreak throughout his career. You may remember Slaf from episode 50 who talked about his father being a Marine aviator. Well, he graciously joins us this week and next. Slaf takes us through his training days, where he flew the SNJ and T-28, and shares his experiences flying the Panther with VMFA-533 and F-84s with the Indiana Air Guard. But that's not all! Slaf deployed with the 6th Fleet on the last cruise of the USS Lake Champlain, the last straight deck carrier in service in the US Navy. He describes the differences between flying aboard a straight deck carrier versus a modern angle-deck carrier; in a word, terrifying! Slaf also shares a harrowing tale of a lost pilot in his flight and how they narrowly avoided losing more planes as a result. However, this week's episode title comes from a heart-stopping story he tells about taking his jet to 50,000 feet and flaming out both engines! Whoops! As a special treat, we also get to wish Slaf Sr. a happy 89th birthday! This great American had a wonderful Marine Corps aviation career, and we are honored to have him share his experiences with us.