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 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.
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.