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Vet Pivot -- Join former United States Air Force Master Military Training Instructor Matt Kuchera as he breaks down the critical topics facing veterans and transitioning service members today. Matt talks candidly about how to take your career and post-military life to the next level and dominate your post-service success journey.

Vet Pivot -- Join former United States Air Force Master Military Training Instructor Matt Kuchera as he breaks down the critical topics facing veterans and transitioning service members today. Matt talks candidly about how to take your career and post-military life to the next level and dominate your post-service success journey.


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Vet Pivot -- Join former United States Air Force Master Military Training Instructor Matt Kuchera as he breaks down the critical topics facing veterans and transitioning service members today. Matt talks candidly about how to take your career and post-military life to the next level and dominate your post-service success journey.




Vet Pivot, Episode 100 - The one where Matt and Dynamite join the Freedom Friends podcast in the Co-Show Fo Sho

HERE WE GO!!! The 'Co-Show Fo Sho' has Matt and Dynamite in the Lone Star State to celebrate Episode 100 with the fellas at the Freedom Friends Podcast. This show hits hard with some great conversation, some ridiculous conversation, some degenerate conversation and then some Army stuff. Nevertheless, we hit hard topics like going months without being employed, the feelings of isolation post service, education and its true value and we even talk about money. Don't miss this celebratory get...


Vet Pivot, Episode 99 - The one with Julian Torres

Julian Torres is a Marine Corps veteran who saw his career in the service ended when he stepped on an IED which cost him his legs. That did not stop him however, as he has gone on to climb mountains both figuratively and literally. Today he is a stay at home dad and runs the Coffee with Julian Podcast. Can't say enough good things about this conversation. One real good question that came from it - what cookie would you get up at 2 AM for?


Vet Pivot, Episode 98 - The one with Mikey Fahey

Mikey Fahey is a Marine Corps and six combat tour veteran who wears several hats. Dynamite came across him at the Mammoth Sniper Challenge as he represented his day job with Grunt Style doing special events. On top of that he works with our friend and Vet Pivot alumni, Scott Jenson from Warfighter Tobacco as they co-host the Freedom Friends podcast. Don't miss this great conversation as the guys go into topics from Hand Sanitizer preference, drinking on school nights, deployment stories vs....


Vet Pivot, Episode 97 - The one with Chris Nowak of PGA HOPE

Chris Nowak is a Marine Corps Veteran and amputee who moved from a 19 year career at the Department of Veterans Affairs to running the Veteran and Military Liaison role for Professional Golf Association of America (PGA) HOPE (Helping our Heroes Everywhere) program. HOPE provides free golf pro lessons to Veterans, assigning them by region and giving them the opportunity to engage and interact in a friendly environment while introducing them to the game of golf. Veterans can inquire about...


Vet Pivot, Episode 96 - The one with Scott Davidson of CGO and Bourbiz

Scott M. Davidson CPT. USA, Retired has more than 14 years of professional consulting and contracts management experience supporting Federal Government Contractors. Scott is the Managing Principal at The GCO Consulting Group (GCO) a growing Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business that is focused on GSA Schedule Consulting, Federal Business Development Strategy, and Federal Contract Compliance Support to small and large businesses. In his role at GCO, Scott provides specialized management...


Vet Pivot, Episode 95 - The one with Scott from Warfighter Tobacco

Scott, from Warfighter Tobacco, joins the guys on the show to talk about transition from the military, entrepreneur lessons learned, exiting the firearms industry and taking up cigars. Warfighter Tobacco Company, LLC, is owned and operated by combat Veterans. We aren't even close to heroes, but we have been lucky enough to get to know, and serve with, a bunch of ass-kickers who are.


Vet Pivot, Episode 94 - The one with Sean Tobias Ambriz

Sean Tobias Ambriz is a Los Angeles native and Active Duty Soldier who has survived two gruesome battles in Afghanistan. In his book, "Ghosts of the Valley", Sean relives the battles and speaks about his leader defining moment which has helped shape his career as a NCO.


Vet Pivot, Episode 93 - The one with Jason McCarthy

Jason is the Founder and CEO of GORUCK, which manufactures gear in the USA and executes over 900 endurance events per year led by decorated combat Veterans of Special Operations. Jason holds a B.A. in Economics from Emory University in Atlanta, where he was Phi Beta Kappa and a two-time Academic All-American for Tennis. He is a 2006 Graduate of the Special Forces Qualification Course and recipient of a Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal with “V” Device earned while serving on ODA 042...


Vet Pivot, Episode 92 - The one with Matt and Dynamite

Matt and Dynamite recap episodes 81 through 91 and provide some transition advice for the listeners.


Vet Pivot, Episode 91 - The one with Sean Karpf

Sean Karpf is a Strength and Conditioning Associate with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Prior to that he was a Soldier in the United States Army, which he joined to help provide for his young family. During Sean's second deployment with the 82nd Airborne, he stepped on a pressure plate IED and was taken out of the fight. During his road to recovery he was faced with a difficult decision on whether or not to try and salvage his leg or become a below the knee amputee. After deliberation with his...


Vet Pivot, Episode 90 - The one with Herb Thompson

Herb is the Best Selling Author of "The Transition Mission: A Green Beret's approach to transition from military service. He's also a former Army Drill Sergeant of the Year, Green Beret leader and is currently performing as a management consultant while completing his Masters of Business Administration from Cornell University.


Vet Pivot, Episode 89 - The one with Sandy Lawrence

Sandy works as an author, instructor, consultant, and willing contributor of expertise when it comes to helping people, start-ups, and structured organizations transform and transition in order to reach and exceed their goals. Sandy is a life-long learner and has been a consultant in various forms of Project & Program Management for close to four decades. She currently owns and operates Monster Smarts, dedicated to offering career coaching as well as helping small to medium organizations...


Vet Pivot, Episode 88 - The one with Mike Ergo

Mike Ergo served as a Marine rifleman with 1st Battalion, 8th Marines from 2001-2005 and deployed to Iraq twice. Coming home from combat was rough and his body returned, but his mind and spirit were still in Fallujah for many years. His story is truly inspirational. During the week, Mike works as a readjustment counselor and helps fellow combat veterans make positive changes in their own lives. In his spare time, when he isn't being a father and a husband, Mike trains for Ironman...


Vet Pivot, Episode 87 - The one with Eric Mitchell

Eric Mitchell and an all-star series of guests who get straight To the Point every weekday, addressing the biggest stories in news, politics, pop culture, and entrepreneurship, now available through the C-Suite network nationwide. Now you can get directly To the Point every day.


Vet Pivot, Episode 86 - The one with Jason Murff

Jason Murff is an Army veteran and the founder of Grill Your Ass Off, a spice and rub company that makes amazing products that elevate the taste of your meat. About them from their website Grill Your Ass Off has been sent on a mission to make your meat the best tasting thing you have ever put in your mouth. Owner, Jason Murff after spending time in the US Army as an Infantryman wanted a way to give back to the veteran community; so each one of our bottles of seasonings will proudly support...


Vet Pivot, Episode 85 - The one with Ric Hannon

DISCLAIMER - This podcast is powerful, and the story within may bring up memories/feelings for Veterans and Service Members. If you ever need to talk please reach out to or - we've got your six. Ric Hannon is a Los Angeles native who joined the United States Army following the death of his brother, a Marine who made the ultimate sacrifice in battle. Ric sought answers to his pain and dives into that story on air, showing the courage and vulnerability of a...


Vet Pivot, Episode 84 - The one with Eli Bravo

Eli Bravo is an active duty US Marine from the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. His original songs are a combination of blues, folk, and rock & roll styles. The debut single “Carry me Home” is now available on all streaming platforms. Born in San Benito, Texas, he grew up listening to the regional sounds of Tejano, Country, Blues Rock, and Mariachi music. Although he learned how to play the guitar in high school having performed in mariachi and his local church’s praise and worship bands,...


Vet Pivot, Episode 83 - The one with Errol Doebler PART II

Errol Doebler joins the guys for a second hour of discussion picking up from Episode 79 ------------------------- Errol Doebler is a 1991 Graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. During his time as a Naval Officer, Errol served as Assistant Operations Officer onboard the USS Monongahela, Assistant Platoon Commander at SEAL Team FOUR, and a Platoon Commander at Seal Team ONE. After spending time in the private sector as a sales leader, Errol joined the Federal Bureau...


Vet Pivot, Episode 82 - The one with Kelsi Sheren

In 2016, Kelsi started B&U to help save her fellow soldiers lives, or at least try to give them a second chance. After serving on the front lines in Afghanistan (Infantry & Artillery) at 18 years old and losing many of her friends during battle, she came home with severe PTSD. After 7 years of anger and pain Kelsi decided to use her struggle for good, and try to help others through their struggle. This episode dives into Kelsi the Veteran, the Mother, the Wife, the Entrepreneur and captures...


Vet Pivot, Episode 81 - The one with Tom Connally

Tom Connally, is an experienced leader, strategist, and change agent with proven performance leading, building, and fixing organizations by creating a culture of performance. Raised in a Navy family with two WWII Veterans for parents, Tom became a student of leaders at a young age. He followed his older brothers to the Naval Academy and into the Marine Corps. As a young officer, he observed that the performance of units was directly related to the culture, esprit, and work ethic. The...