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 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.
info_outline S5E11 Code of Support 09/13/2020
S5E11 Code of Support LTC Olivia Nunn speaks with co-founder Kristy Kaufman of Code of Support a non-profit organization that serves the military community. Code of Support helps transform military and veteran lives with their unique PATRIOTlink program. PATRIOTlink is designed to navigate and access critical services that allow Code of Support team members to provide one-on-one support to a military member/family in need.
info_outline S5E10 United States Department of Agriculture Veteran Program 09/06/2020
S5E10 United States Department of Agriculture Veteran Program LTC Olivia Nunn speaks with Mr. Bill Ashton, the Military Veterans Agricultural Liason, about the opportunities for veterans with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Veterans represent 6% of the U.S. population but account for 13.5% of U.S. Small Business, many of those businesses are found within the agriculture and farming industry. Mr. Ashton provides information on various programs, loans, and scholarships available to our veterans.
info_outline S5E9 Pan-Pacific American Leaders and Mentors with MG (R) Tony Taguba 08/30/2020
S5E9 Pan-Pacific American Leaders and Mentors with MG (R) Tony Taguba LTC Olivia Nunn chats with MG (R) Tony Taguba about Pan-Pacific American Leaders and Mentors (PPALM) about leading and mentoring. The PPALM Mentorship Program connects mentees with experienced professionals who have achieved personal, professional, and career success. Mentors provide advice, encouragement, feedback, performance management, and career guidance towards achieving a mentee’s full potential.
info_outline S5E8 Acing Your Resume and Interview with Carla Davie 08/23/2020
S5E8 Acing Your Resume and Interview with Carla Davie Carla Davie, a senior Human Resources Professional with 20+ years’ experience in HR/Recruiting Strategy from Slalom, a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation, spoke with LTC Olivia Nunn on how to prepare your transition from military service. We know a few essential tools to get right is your resume and practicing your interview techniques. Listen to LTC Nunn speak with Carla on how you can ACE your transition!
info_outline S5E7 Joint Women's Leadership Virtual Series 08/16/2020
S5E7 Joint Women's Leadership Virtual Series This week listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Corinne Powers and LaTresha Williams about the Joint Women’s Leadership Virtual Series. This leadership series will be a collection of 12 webinars, taking place August through December 2020. These webinars will provide professional development for military servicewomen and veterans. Webinar topics include finance, leadership development, current events, transitioning, and more!
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.