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 S8E2 Blue Star Families 04/11/2021
S8E2 Blue Star Families Blue Star Families was founded by military spouses in 2009 to empower these families to thrive as they serve. We're committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors to create vibrant communities of mutual support. We believe we're all stronger when we take care of one another. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with founder and CEO Ms. Kathy Roth-Douquet about the program, the work they do, and why it's important to advocate for military families.
info_outline S8E1 Military Families Program 04/04/2021
S8E1 Military Families Program If you need a one-stop for your military family concerns/questions, check out Military Families Program. Two great non-profit organizations, Veterans Success Resource Group and the Yellow Ribbons United came together to help tackle the resource challenge for our military families. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Scott Davidson and Emma Dockery about upcoming events and how to get connected.
info_outline S7E13 Myth Busting the COVID vaccine with TRADOC 03/28/2021
S7E13 Myth Busting the COVID vaccine with TRADOC Do you believe in vaccinations? Are you concerned about getting the new COVID 19 vaccine but want to make the best decision? Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Dr. COL. Chris Meyering, the Command Surgeon for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Dr. Meyering busts some of the concerns and why getting the vaccine is important to you, your family, and the health of our fighting force.
info_outline S7E12 Army Career Skills from a Retiring CSM Point of View 03/21/2021
S7E12 Army Career Skills from a Retiring CSM Point of View You may have heard about the DoD Skillsbridge Program and the Army's equivalent, Career Skills Program. We here at SFL are a huge advocate of Soldiers utilizing their last 6 months to intern at a company to gain valuable skills and knowledge during their transition window. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with CSM Tabitha Gavia on her take of the Army's CSP. CSM Gavia shares how her internship afforded her the opportunity to land employment as she hangs up her combat boots for the last time.
info_outline S7E11 Camouflaged Sisters 03/14/2021
S7E11 Camouflaged Sisters You've heard of "Band of Brothers," but have you heard of "Band of Sisters?" Service to our nation is an admirable one and not very many Americans serve. When you look out across the military, 17 percent of our service members are women. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Army Veteran, Lila Holley about the need for women to share their voices and tell their stories.
info_outline S7E10 Resiliency with Lisa Jaster 03/07/2021
S7E10 Resiliency with Lisa Jaster Resiliency, where does it come from? Why does it matter and how does it play a role in overcoming some of your life's biggest challenges. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with LTC Lisa Jaster about resiliency and her story of becoming the first mom to earn the coveted Ranger Tab. You don't want to miss this episode of what digging deep really means.
info_outline S7E9 Representation Matters with 1LT Simone Askew 02/28/2021
S7E9 Representation Matters with 1LT Simone Askew Does representation matter? Do you need to see yourself in someone else? Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with 1LT Simone Askew this very question. Simone shares her experiences and how West Point and being the First African American Female First Captain mattered to her and everyone else.
info_outline S7E8 PENFED Foundation 02/21/2021
S7E8 PENFED Foundation PENFED Foundation has a mission to serve our service members and alleviate financial worry for themselves and their families. The PENFED Foundation empowers military service members, veterans, and their communities by helping them on their entrepreneurial journey. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Gen. (Ret) John Nicholson, President of PENFED Foundation on how our service members can start their own business with the right tools.
info_outline S7E7 Diversity and the United States Army Recruiting Command 02/14/2021
S7E7 Diversity and the United States Army Recruiting Command Diversity, Inclusion, and Equality are three buzz words these past few months. The military is known to be a diverse culture and community, but what does diversity really mean. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with MG Kevin Vereen, the Commanding General of U.S. Army Recruiting Command about his success and barriers as an African-American in today's Army.
info_outline S7E6 The ROCKS Inc. 02/07/2021
S7E6 The ROCKS Inc. The ROCKS Inc. is a non-profit organization comprised of ROTC and Military Academy Cadets, active duty, reserve commissioned officers, DoD Civilians. The ROCKS provides mentorship, professional development, and social interaction to strengthen the officer corps. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to BG (Ret) Larry Gillespie the Chairman of The ROCKS about Diversity and the Army as we celebrate and honor Black History Month.
info_outline S7E5 GallantFew 01/31/2021
S7E5 GallantFew Creating communities to support veterans and their needs is just one important piece of the Soldier Life Cycle. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Mr. Karl Monger, Executive Director of GallantFew on the importance of mentorship and how to prepare for your own transition. GallantFew aids veterans by providing one-on-one mentorship, facilitating a peaceful and successful transition from service to civilian life.
info_outline S7E4 Suiting Warriors 01/24/2021
S7E4 Suiting Warriors What do you wear for work? For those of in the military, the answer is simple... a uniform! We know once you hang up your uniform, the question about what do I wear today can been daunting and frustrating. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Mr. Rob Rens the Vice President of Suiting Warriors on the importance of dressing for success. Suiting Warriors believes in creating a positive impact on our military community with our veterans dressed to succeed and looking the part.
info_outline S7E3 Understanding your Tricare Benefits 01/17/2021
S7E3 Understanding your Tricare Benefits Health Insurance and understanding what's available to you beyond your time in uniform is a critical part of your health and wellness well-being. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Mr. Edward Simmer the Chief Medical Officer for Tricare Health Plans about understanding what options are available for you and your family. Securing a job after your transition is important, but don't neglect your health care coverage!
info_outline S7E2 Transitioning your Talent Beyond the Uniform 01/10/2021
S7E2 Transitioning your Talent Beyond the Uniform Transitioning from the military is more than just taking off your uniform. To be successful in your own transition, you need to know what is your talent? Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Mike Sarraille the CEO of EF Overwatch, and George Randle the managing partner of EF Overwatch on understanding the strategic importance of talent and human capital.
info_outline S7E1 Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs 01/03/2021
S7E1 Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs (AMSE) connects our military spouse entrepreneurs with the tools and resources needed to become successful in launching and growing their businesses. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Flossie Hall about how to launch, build, or scale your business.
info_outline S6E13 Social Media Content Strategy with Rich Cardona 12/27/2020
S6E13 Social Media Content Strategy with Rich Cardona Network, network, network! You hear this all the time. But how do you network and how do you build your brand on social media? Do you need to be a business? Do you need to be an expert to be savvy with social media? Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Rich Cardona on the simple tools you need to effectively network and build your brand on social media.
info_outline S6E12 United Service Organizations (USO) 12/20/2020
S6E12 United Service Organizations (USO) It's the Holiday season and for our deployed military community it's a time where organizations like the USO step up to create Holiday Cheer. This year as the world changed due to COVID-19, the Holidays are different for everyone. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Mr. Christopher Plamp Senior Vice President for Operations, Programs, and Entertainment. Since 1941, the USO has been the nation's leading organization to serve our military and their families.
info_outline S6E11 Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) 12/13/2020
S6E11 Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) The Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program is a strategic partnership between the U.S. Army and a cross-section of corporations, companies, and public sector agencies. PaYS Partners guarantee Soldiers an interview for possible employment after their Army service. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Mr. Antonio Johnson, Army PaYS Program Manager about the opportunities for companies looking to hiring our transitioning service members.
info_outline S6E10 Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) 12/06/2020
S6E10 Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) launched in June 2011 to serve U.S. veterans and their families. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Ms. Maureen Casey the Chief Operating Officer for IVMF on the various programs, and opportunities that are available to the military community. IVMF can assist with a service member's transition, entrepreneurship, and education goals.
info_outline S6E9 Flags of Valor 11/29/2020
S6E9 Flags of Valor Flags of Valor is a veteran-owned company that gives back to our military community. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with co-founder Brian Steorts about their mission. Flags of Valor was founded on the simple truths that veterans deserve the opportunity, made in America matters, and we should never stop giving back. We've been dedicated to Remembering, Employing, and Empowering our Heroes. We are far more than a veteran-run business, we are a business that is simply dedicated to serving.
info_outline S6E8 Under Secretary of the Army & Vice Chief of Staff of the Army- Our People Matter, Creating Trust 11/22/2020
S6E8 Under Secretary of the Army & Vice Chief of Staff of the Army- Our People Matter, Creating Trust The Army's priority is all about its people. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with the Under Secretary of the Army, Mr. James McPherson, and the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Joseph Martin about the importance of People and Creating Trust. Listen to these two senior Army Leaders discuss the importance of teams and why leaders at every level need to understand why people matter.
info_outline S6E7 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 11/15/2020
S6E7 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Terrence Hayes, the Dir of Communication for The Veterans of Foreign Wars. VFW is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans & military service members from the active, guard, and reserve forces. The VFW was instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, development of the national cemetery system, passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, the driving force behind the Veterans Access and Accountability Act of 2014.
info_outline S6E6 PsychArmor Institute 11/08/2020
S6E6 PsychArmor Institute PsychArmor a nonprofit organization offers critical resources to Americans so they can effectively engage with and support military service members, veterans, and their families. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Dr. Denise Cooper about the online training videos provided by national subject matter experts. Find out how these educational courses educate the civilian community about our military culture and how they can help.
info_outline S6E5 Centurion Military Alliance 11/01/2020
S6E5 Centurion Military Alliance Centurion Military Alliance is a premiere Transition Assistance Platform a force-multiplier for DoD TAP– providing the most comprehensive military-to-civilian community-based transition assistance curriculum for Military Service Members and their spouses.
info_outline S6E4 Enlisted to Medical School 10/25/2020
S6E4 Enlisted to Medical School Are you currently serving and enlisted but have goals to become a medical doctor? Then you need to listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with the experts at the Uniformed Services University on their Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program. The EMDP2 is a partnership between the Uniformed Services University & Armed Forces. This 24-month program enables enlisted service members to complete the preparatory coursework for application to medical school while maintaining an active duty status.
info_outline S6E3 Bourbiz 10/18/2020
S6E3 Bourbiz Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with co-founder of Bourbiz, Scott Davidson. BOURBIZ a free networking event connects hundreds of veterans with dozens of businesses, universities, government agencies, and veteran service organizations (VSOs) in a casual environment. By offering an environment with live entertainment, prize giveaways, business competitions, celebrity appearances, camaraderie, and spirits, BourBiz creates events that engage these veterans.
info_outline S6E2 Army Access Credentialing Assistance Program 10/11/2020
S6E2 Army Access Credentialing Assistance Program Want to know more about your educational opportunities while serving in the Army? Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Sophia Sweeney of a great opportunity to pay for credentials that can enhance your skills and qualifications both during and after military service! The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) Program can pay for courses and exams that lead to industry-recognized civilian credentials in an occupational area of your choice.
info_outline S5E13 DoD inTransition Program 09/27/2020
S5E13 DoD inTransition Program Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Dr. Nick Polizzi about the inTransition program. The DoD's inTransition program is a free, confidential program that offers specialized coaching and assistance for active-duty service members, National Guard members, reservists, veterans, and retirees who need access to mental health care.
info_outline S5E12 Warrior Rising with Jason Van Camp 09/20/2020
S5E12 Warrior Rising with Jason Van Camp Warrior Rising is a non-profit charity organized to help veterans become vetrepreneurs. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with founder and Army Veteran, Jason Van Camp, about Warrior Rising as a family of supporters who are committed to making a difference for veterans in becoming entrepreneurs.