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S8E13 Rewriting Your Story with COL (Ret.) Greg Gadson

The Soldier For Life Podcast

Release Date: 06/27/2021

S9E11 Reflecting 20 years since 9/11 with Gen. Paul E. Funk II show art S9E11 Reflecting 20 years since 9/11 with Gen. Paul E. Funk II

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Its been 20 years since the fatal day of Sept. 11, 2001, and the world as we knew it changed. The United States Army was plunged into a 20-year war on terror, and the sacrifice for many military families has shaped many military leaders. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Gen. Paul E. Funk II, the Commanding General of Training and Doctrine Command, about what it meant to have served this past 20 years. 

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S9E10 How to be an ally and empower women  show art S9E10 How to be an ally and empower women

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You've heard the terms allyship and empowerment, but what does that mean when you apply that toward men? Specifically, do men have a role in helping women gain a seat at the table and maintaining one? Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Dr. David Tharp and Kevin Weaver about this critical topic. Grab some tissues, listen as LTC Nunn recounts her own assault story, and share her vulnerability and why we need to change the culture. 

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S9E9 Owning Your Transition with Herb Thompson  show art S9E9 Owning Your Transition with Herb Thompson

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Transitioning from the military is never easy. We at Soldier for Life talk about starting your process as early as 24 months prior to your separation date. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Herb Thompson, Army Veteran and Author on his transition and how owning your transition is critical to being successful in deploying into America. 

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S9E8 The David Johnson Show  show art S9E8 The David Johnson Show

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David founded Promotion Board Media to build a tribe of Veteran Content Creators. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to David Johnson on how and why you should create a video podcast show. Content creation can be a lot of fun, but understanding how complex and time-consuming beforehand is a must. A must listen before you get started!

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S9E7 Work Play Obsession All In Foundation  show art S9E7 Work Play Obsession All In Foundation

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Sometimes local resources can make all the difference in the world. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Army Veteran Topaz Navarro, Executive Director of Work Play Obsession All In Foundation, a mental health nonprofit organization that leverages recreational activities to address and heal trauma wounds. The nonprofit serves as both a peer support group and a post-service community to bond over their shared experiences.

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S9E6 The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) show art S9E6 The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

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The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the country's leading organization protecting the rights of military service members and their families. MOAA's mission is to improve the lives of those who serve and their families by advocating for the military community. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Mark Belinsky, Director of Currently Serving and Retired Affairs at MOAA, on why knowing who and what MOAA does for the military community. 

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S9E5 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder show art S9E5 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, four powerful words that have been taboo for so long in the military. Yet, these four words have impacted the military community in so many ways, including mental health, suicide, divorce rates, and even the health and well-being of military spouses and their children. Listen to listen LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Dr. Charles Hoge Pschastrist from the OFfice of the Army Surgeon General Office talk about this very complex topic to help break the stigma surrounding PTSD. 

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S9E4 The Marine Rapper show art S9E4 The Marine Rapper

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The Marine Rapper is a 15x billboard charting artist, #1 Billboard Rap artist, CEO of Ninja Punch Music, Military Musician & Marine combat veteran of Iraq & Afghanistan. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Raymond, the talent behind The Marine Rapper, about his journey after his Marine Corps Service. Transition is never easy, and breaking into the entertainment/music industry is tough, but The Marine Rapper was able to navigate it successfully. 

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S9E3 HunterSeven Foundation show art S9E3 HunterSeven Foundation

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HunterSeven Foundation provides information to veterans at a heightened risk that empowers them to work with medical providers to identify diseases in the earliest stages, before the onset of signs and symptoms. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Executive Director Chelsey Poisson about the importance of understanding your symptoms and advocating early. Knowing what to look for can save your life. 

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S9E2 Moral Injury with LTC David Tharp show art S9E2 Moral Injury with LTC David Tharp

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What does Moral Injury have to do with mental health or PTSD? Everything! It's all related, and for many of our service members, moral injury is another topic that tends to be taboo. To break the stigma on mental health, we need to address it head-on. There is no shame in asking for help. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with LTC David Tharp on this very topic and why it matters to our military community. 

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Sometimes you get the chance to rewrite your own story, and sometimes that story gets rewritten for you. Not everyone gets the perfect chance, but overcoming our challenges and rise is where the fighting spirit lives. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Army Veteran, Actor, Motivational Speaker, COL Retired Greg Gadson on owning his story. Listen to Greg speak to not letting him loosing his two legs in service to our nation stop him from achieving the best version of himself.