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How to Get Ahead in Corporate - Gaining a Top Gun Mentality with Dwight Zimmerman

How to Get Ahead in Corporate - Gaining a Top Gun Mentality with Dwight Zimmerman

June 29, 2019

Getting ahead in corporate requires a certain attitude. In this episode, you'll learn how Dwight Zimmerman - one of the nation's most respected historians moved along his career to showcase some of America's most pivotal events. His steps can be duplicated to help you move along your career path. 

You also learn that in 1986, in more than a thousand theaters across the country, American audiences flocked to see one of the year’s most hyped movies. I was one of those Americans who raced to see what was promised to be an action-packed, thrilling movie starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, and cool jets. Some critics said the movie would amount to a failure – but in the first weekend, sales totaled $8.2 million, more than half of the movie’s $15m budget – and it went on to amass more than $300m and is still considered one of the Navy’s best recruiting tools.

That movie is Top Gun. It not only became a recruiting jackpot for the Navy, but according to Dwight Zimmerman – one of the nation’s top historians and author of the new book TOP GUN: 50 Years of Naval Air Superiority – it was the catalyst to helping shift an attitude of despair and embarrassment many felt when it came to our military.

How to Leverage LinkedIn to Land Your Next Career with Sarah Roberts - Head of Military and Veteran Programs at LinkedIn

How to Leverage LinkedIn to Land Your Next Career with Sarah Roberts - Head of Military and Veteran Programs at LinkedIn

June 23, 2019

Sarah Roberts, West Point Graduate and Head of Military and Veteran Programs at LinkedIn, shares how to effectively leverage LinkedIn to land your next job in this episode of The Military Wire. 

Roberts is a West Point graduate, graduate of Gonzaga, worked at Amazon and Microsoft after her time in the Army. 

In this episode you'll learn:

1. Some of the common mistakes people make with their LinkedIn profile and how to avoid them

2. How to position your profile as a problem solver and not as one trying to sell themselves

3. What is LinkedIn Premium and how Veterans and their spouses can take advantage of this program at no cost for one year. 

 

How To Leverage Your Past to Shape Your Future - Lt. Col. Bill Riley

How To Leverage Your Past to Shape Your Future - Lt. Col. Bill Riley

June 16, 2019

Not every experience in your life is a good one. In this episode, Lt. Col. Bill Riley (Ret.), author of the book "Baghdaddy: How Saddam Hussein Taught Me to be a Better Father" shares how both his childhood experiences - unstable and violent home, absent father and a mother who struggled with mental illness - and his military experience - witnessing the violence of war - shaped who he is today: a true asset to his community and more importantly, to his family. 

Your past does not have to define you. Learn from it. Focus on the good of the moment. Plan for a great future. And be flexible. 

In Bill's latest book, Baghdaddy, you'll be taken on a journey where you'll likely see parts of yourself and you'll understand that even the toughest assignments and roughest childhoods can be teaching moments. 

Overcoming Your Past - The Ranger Behind the Pat Tillman Tragedy

Overcoming Your Past - The Ranger Behind the Pat Tillman Tragedy

June 8, 2019

Are you struggling with your past getting in the way of your future? Imagine if you were most-likely responsible for the death of a fellow soldier...and that soldier was American Hero Pat Tillman. Steven Elliott, author of War Story, shares how we worked through being one of two most likely responsible for Pat Tillman's death.

Steven Elliott was one of the Rangers who served with Pat's brother but through investigation was determined to be one of two individuals responsible for the shot that ended Pat Tillman's life. Steven allowed that experience to grip him - turned to alcohol, lost his marriage, lost hope - but was able to pull through and his story of overcoming is incredible - the journey painful and told in his new book War Story

How to Beat Veteran Underemployment - Featuring Dan Goldenberg Executive Director Call of Duty Endowment

How to Beat Veteran Underemployment - Featuring Dan Goldenberg Executive Director Call of Duty Endowment

May 14, 2019

In this episode you'll learn how to beat Veteran Underemployment. Dan Goldenberg, Naval Academy and Harvard Business School graduate, serves as the Executive Director of the Call of Duty Endowment and walks our listeners through the latest studies on Veteran underemployment and what our listeners can do to beat it. 

Check out the latest study here

Military Recruiters Are Facing a New War: A War for Talent

Military Recruiters Are Facing a New War: A War for Talent

May 3, 2019

In this episode, you'll hear from Jeb Blount, the bestselling Author of ten books and one of the world's most respected thought leaders on sales, leadership, and customer experience, on what he is doing to aid the military in recruiting talent and what you can do to land your next job.

Unemployment fell to a 49-year low as the U.S. created 263,000 new jobs in April. Those increases in hiring were concentrated mainly at white-collar businesses, construction and health care. And while this is great news for those individuals and industries, America is becoming more at risk as military recruiters are competing against higher wages and for qualified candidates who are willing to protect and defend the United States. This episode also unpacks what the country is doing to shore up this short-fall. 

His book, Fanatical Military Recruiting, is a must-read for anyone who is exploring the sales industry. 

Country Music Legend Charlie Daniels: Why Our Veterans Deserve the Best

Country Music Legend Charlie Daniels: Why Our Veterans Deserve the Best

April 19, 2019

Country Music Legend Charlie Daniels shares in this episode why those who serve this country deserve the best America can give and why its important for those who have served to seek help.

From his Dove Award-winning gospel albums to his genre-defining southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more of a mark on America's musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. Over the course of his career, Daniels has received numerous accolades, including his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame and becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

One of his greatest achievements is being a lifelong patriot. 

He was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service award for his support of military personnel and as well as the AmVet Silver Helmet award, an annual award that recognizes various patriotic achievements and presented by the AmVets, an organization formed by World War II veterans.

To learn more about Charlie Daniels, visit www.CharlieDaniels.com or his non-profit, which supports military and veteran families The Journey Home Project.

Overcoming Adversity: Improving Your Foxhole with GEN. Kip Ward

Overcoming Adversity: Improving Your Foxhole with GEN. Kip Ward

March 18, 2019

In this episode, you learn how to overcome adversity. Forging a positive legacy, especially if you take on a leadership role of any capacity, is not easy in a political environment driven by accusations, innuendos, and a preponderance to believe someone is guilty before they are innocent.

General Ward talks about how one can face and overcome adversity, regardless of the issue, and the important role of faith, true friends, and family plays in every person’s life.

Check out Historymaker's segment;we all can learn from his discipline to work hard every day to “improve the foxhole.”

Mark Cuban Teams with Military Spouses - RRiveter Taking Ownership Over Employment

Mark Cuban Teams with Military Spouses - RRiveter Taking Ownership Over Employment

March 10, 2019

If you are a military spouse, you'll want to tune in to this episode with Cameron Cruze, Head Riveter and co-founder of RRiveter.com, a military spouse-driven manufacturing company that employs the talents of military spouses across the country.  

Because of the transient lifestyle, constraints of moving, cost of caregiving, and flexibility required to balance family obligations when a servicemember is away, many spouses seek or require remote work opportunities.

After charging two thousand dollars each to their credit cards, Lisa and Cameron purchased a commercial sewing machine and a small supply of leather and canvas. At first, it was a two-woman operation, but as demand grew, so did the team.

In 2016, after a successful appearance on Shark Tank, Bradley and Cruse made their pitch and wound up with three offers. They decided to accept an offer from billionaire investor Mark Cuban, who already had a track record of working with and supporting military affiliated companies.

And now they are employing military spouses across the country.

Cruze and Bradley are changing the military spouse employment landscape. Check out how you can be a part of this great mission.

Visit RRiveter.com 

 

 

How YOU can Separate Yourself from the Pack - Former Navy SEAL Garrick Fernbaugh

How YOU can Separate Yourself from the Pack - Former Navy SEAL Garrick Fernbaugh

February 22, 2019

You CAN separate yourself from the pack. In this episode, former BUD/s instructor and Navy SEAL Garrick Fernbaugh, now founder and president of Red Frog, a Tactical Curriculum Development / Security Consulting Company that is breaking new ground in the science of tactical training, shares how he took his desire to prove himself to become one of America's Elite.

He shares the steps he took - steps you can take - that have positioned him to influence an industry. That desire to continue to prove himself wasn't without challenges. Transition wasn't easy. Finding mission and purpose wasn't easy. Starting his company wasn't easy. 

But it wasn't about easy. It was about proving he could do it and making a difference. 

Everyday we all have a choice to make: get up, go along, go to bed OR get up, prove you are here to make a difference, go to sleep knowing you haven't wasted oxygen. 

Check out Garrick's company - what he and his team teach could save your life and make a generational difference.