The Soldier For Life Podcast
The U.S. Army Soldier For Life Podcast shares information about education, employment and health & wellness resources available to Soldiers, veterans, and their families.
info_outline S5E6 Military Spouse Jobs 08/09/2020
S5E6 Military Spouse Jobs Military Spouse Jobs has two purposes: assist military spouses, caregivers, and military dependents of working-age obtain a fair and competitive chance of gainful employment and to build a model that directly connects them with the hiring manager and recruiter responsible for that job. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Ms. Deb Kloeppel, the founder of Military Spouse Corporate Career Network, about the purpose of her organization and creating opportunities for our military spouses.
info_outline S5E5 Merging Vets and Players with Nate Boyer 08/02/2020
S5E5 Merging Vets and Players with Nate Boyer MVP empowers combat veterans and former professional athletes by connecting them after the uniform comes off, providing them with a new team to assist with the transition, promote personal development, and show them they are never alone. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Army Veteran, former NFL player, and actor, Nate Boyer, on why MVP can make a difference in a veteran's life.
info_outline S5E4 SANS VetSuccess Academy with Max Shuftan 07/26/2020
S5E4 SANS VetSuccess Academy with Max Shuftan SANS is the most trusted and the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world. To help fill the skills gap, SANS created CyberTalent Immersion Academy, an intensive, accelerated training program that provides world class training and GIAC certifications for careers in cybersecurity. Listen to LTC Nunn discuss with Max Shuftan about the opportunities that service members and their spouses can take advantage of to prepare for a career in Cyber Security.
info_outline S5E3 Military Child Education Coalition 07/19/2020
S5E3 Military Child Education Coalition MCEC is a professional coalition with a diverse community consisting of public school districts, private schools, colleges and universities, small businesses and corporations, organizations, military commands and installations, military families, and caring individuals from local communities across our Nation ... all for the sake of the child. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Ms. Judy Glennon about the importance of knowing this resource.
info_outline S5E2 Why Podcast 07/12/2020
S5E2 Why Podcast Why podcast? Should you podcast? Can you podcast while still serving? Podcasting, much like social media, has guidelines that our service members should know and follow. There are so many topics you can podcast on, but should you? Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn, speak to Rod Rodriguez on why and how you should podcast. Learn how this medium could be useful for you and your command. Also, bring in your legal and public affairs counsel to be successful and timely.
info_outline S5E1 U.S. Army Diversity, Inclusion and Equality 07/05/2020
S5E1 U.S. Army Diversity, Inclusion and Equality The nation finds itself in an intense conversation about systemic racism and the topic of "Black Lives Matter." This topic is heavy, hard-hitting, and tough to have, but one that needs to happen. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with the U.S. Army's Chief Diversity Officer, COL Tim Holman, on this topic and what diversity, inclusion, and equality mean to the U.S. Army.
info_outline S4E13 Dept. of Defense Transition Assistance Program 06/28/2020
S4E13 Dept. of Defense Transition Assistance Program The DoD Military-Civilian Transition Office (MCTO) provide streamlined services to members of the armed forces and their families. Mike Miller is the Director of Private and Public Engagement within the Department of Defense’s Defense Personnel and Family Support Center (DPFSC). Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Mr. Miller about the benefits and resources to our military community as service members being to plan their transition from the military.
info_outline S4E10 American Corporate Partners (ACP) 06/07/2020
S4E10 American Corporate Partners (ACP) American Corporate Partners is a nonprofit helping veterans, spouses find their careers through mentoring, networking and online advice. Women’s Veteran Mentoring connects female veterans with entrepreneurs, business leaders for yearlong mentorships. AdvisorNet an online career Q&A to assist veterans, service members with career advice. Active Duty Spouse Program connects spouses nationwide with business leaders. LTC Nunn speaks with Mrs. Deere on the benefits ACP offer our military community.
info_outline S4E8 Wear Blue Run to Remember- Lisa Hallett 05/24/2020
S4E8 Wear Blue Run to Remember- Lisa Hallett Wear Blue is a running community that honors the service and sacrifice of the American military. Our running community unites and supports military and their families, veterans, Gold Star families, and civilians through active remembrance and meaningful relationships.
info_outline S4E7 US Army Medical Response to COVID 05/17/2020
S4E7 US Army Medical Response to COVID Army Medicine provides sustained health services and research in support to enable readiness and conserve the fighting strength while caring for our Soldiers and Families. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn talk with Mr. John Resta, Director of Army Public Health Center, Deputy Chief of Staff Public Health, U.S Army Medical Command discuss the Army's response to COVID-19. The Army has Soldiers on the front line across our communities to treat, and develop a vaccine.
info_outline S4E6 United States Army Recruiting Command BG Patrick Michaelis 05/10/2020
S4E6 United States Army Recruiting Command BG Patrick Michaelis United States Army Recruiting Command recruits America's best and brightest volunteers that are able to deploy, fight and win. USAREC has the mission of providing the strength for America’s Army.
info_outline S4E5 Veterans Benefits Administration (VA) with Dr. Paul Lawrence 05/03/2020
S4E5 Veterans Benefits Administration (VA) with Dr. Paul Lawrence Dr. Paul Lawrence serves as the Under Secretary for Benefits in the Veterans Benefits Administration (VA). Dr. Lawrence is committed to connecting and working with our Veterans across America. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Dr. Lawrence about new programs within the VA and how our Veterans can stay connected during COVID-19. If you don't know what benefits you are entitled to as a Veteran, be sure to go to www.va.gov and get connected!
info_outline S4E4 Instant Teams 04/26/2020
S4E4 Instant Teams Military Spouses, are you looking for remote work opportunities? Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Erica McMannes of Instant Teams. Learn how Instant Teams uses technology to provide a vetted workforce of teams with highly qualified individuals. If you are a company in need of talent and want to access the military spouse talent pool, you will not want to miss this episode!
info_outline S4 E3 Overview of the Army's Career Skills Program 04/19/2020
S4 E3 Overview of the Army's Career Skills Program The Army's Career Skills Program, what is it? Who can participate in it? If you have ever wondered about advancing your skills in something other than the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) assigned to you, then you need to listen to this episode. Understand how a CSP, DoD Skillsbridge and fellowship all have in common. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn chat with MAJ Jenna Russell, the Soldier for Life director of education and employment. You will be glad you tuned in!
info_outline S4E2 Veteran's PATH 04/12/2020
S4E2 Veteran's PATH Veteran’s PATH enables returning veterans to rediscover meaning, purpose, and joy in their lives through mindfulness, meditation, and a safe community. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn talk to Jon Macaskill, Retired Navy SEAL Officer about Veteran's PATH and how they reconnect veterans through practical tools of meditation and mindfulness, physical and outdoor experiences, and a community of camaraderie, to assist veterans rediscover peace, acceptance, transformation, and honor in a new journey forward.
info_outline S4E1 Planning Your Retirement from the Spouse's Point of View 04/05/2020
S4E1 Planning Your Retirement from the Spouse's Point of View Welcome to Season 4! We start season 4 as spring starts to really blooming and the weather starts to get warmer. For many, the spring is not only a time of rebirth, but also for careers to change and start anew. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn as she speaks to Mrs. Melissa Helmick an Army Spouse and mentor and with COL (Ret) Leif Johnson. This episode covers how to start your retirement, but from the spouse's point of view. Listen how the spouse is just as vital to the retirement process.
info_outline S3E13 Team Red White Blue 03/29/2020
S3E13 Team Red White Blue Team Red White Blue strives to enrich the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. LTC Olivia Nunn was a guest on TRWB podast series, Eagle Nation. Listen as she shares with John Pinter and Bana Miller more about the U.S. Army Soldier for Life program and her own Army journey.
info_outline S3E12 Army Emergency Relief 03/22/2020
S3E12 Army Emergency Relief Army Emergency Relief (AER) is the Army's own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to "Helping the Army Take Care of its Own." AER financial assistance is conducted within the Army structure by mission commanders and garrison commanders through AER Sections located at U.S. Army installations worldwide. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn as she talks to the Director of AER, LTG (Ret) Raymond Mason about AER, who benefits from the program and how AER supports our Army Spouses!
info_outline S3E11 Military Women In Honor of Women's History Month 03/15/2020
S3E11 Military Women In Honor of Women's History Month Women's History Month was designated in the month of March in 1987 by congress. March celebrates the contributions women have made to the United States. In honor of the achievements of women, listen to LTC Nunn speak to the President of The Women In Military Service For America Memorial, Ms. Phyllis Wilson and the CEO of Women's Veteran Interactive, Ms. Ginger Miller on the history of women in the military and how to support our women veterans.
info_outline S3E10 MyArmyBenefits 03/08/2020
S3E10 MyArmyBenefits MyArmyBenefits is the official Army Benefits Website! Browse over 150 fact sheets for benefit eligbility and highlights. Calculate estimates of your survivor and survivor education benefits. Forecast your retirement benefits. Learn about the resources at your new duty assignment before you PCS! Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Ms. Chelsea Ortiz about all the information available at your fingertips.
info_outline S3E9 Army People Strategy 03/01/2020
S3E9 Army People Strategy "Winning matters, and People are my number one priority. People are our Soldiers - Regular Army, National Guard, and Reserve - their Families, Civilians, and Soldiers for Life - Retirees and Veterans. We must take care of our people..." General James McConville, 40th Chief of Staff, Army
info_outline S3E8 Warrior Scholar Project 02/23/2020
S3E8 Warrior Scholar Project A dynamic national non-profit organization that empowers enlisted military veterans by providing them a skill bridge to enable a successful transition from the military into the classroom. Listen as LTC Olivia Nunn speaks with CEO, Ryan Pavel, on how to maximize your education preparation to a top-tier school like Columbia, Harvard, and USC.
info_outline S3E7 Opportunities in the U.S. Army Reserves 02/17/2020
S3E7 Opportunities in the U.S. Army Reserves The U.S. Army Reserve is part-time service, full-time success. Find out how you can continue your service after leaving active duty in the U.S. Army Reserves. The Army Reserve offers more than 100 different jobs that provide valuable training and experience while you pursue your career or educational goals. Listen as LTC Olivia Nunn speaks to MSG Spoon about the opportunities in the Army Reserve.
info_outline S3E6 Military Medics and Corpsmen (MMAC) Program 02/09/2020
S3E6 Military Medics and Corpsmen (MMAC) Program Military Medics and Corpsmen (MMAC) Program is a program designed for veterans to who wish to pursue a civilian healthcare career in the state of Virginia. Listen as LTC Olivia Nunn speaks to Army Veteran and program graduate of the MMAC program, Phillip Trezza. Learn how the MMAC team recruits, reviews and refers candidates to healthcare employers throughout the state of Virginia.
info_outline S3E4 Transition to Trades 01/26/2020
S3E4 Transition to Trades MSG Eric Hayman hosts this week's guest, Daphne Front from Transition to Trades. MSG Hayman speaks to Daphne about a career-skills bridge opportunity near Fort Campbell, KY. MSG Hayman also speaks to Bryan Witzel a retired Army Sergeant Major that successful transitioned following his 30 years of service. Listen in on the opportunities that can lead to a successful and prosperous career following your time in service.
info_outline S3E3 How to Start Your Retirement 01/19/2020
S3E3 How to Start Your Retirement LTC Olivia Nunn sits down with the U.S. Army Director of Retirement Services, Mr. Mark Overberg. Mr. Overberg and his team are the subject matter experts on all things Army Retirement planning and policies. Mr. Overberg discusses with LTC Nunn how a Soldier should begin their retirement process 24 months prior to their final date in the Army.