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Episode 110 Hannah Stoops

Hannah is one of my coworkers from Austin, TX. She works with Army officers to establish their transition plan within Bradley-Morris, and provides full service consultation and recruiting to the candidates she works with, from years out all the way through the first day of work at their new job. In this episode, we discussed her motivations for seeking a civilian career, how she ended up at Bradley-Morris after considering more cyber/IT leadership related positions, and her advice for job...


Episode 109 Nate Curtis

Nate and I were fellow English majors in college and had a unique opportunity to work together for a few weeks during a media engagement in Malta on behalf of our NATO leadership at the time. In this episode, we catch up with what he's been doing since completing his graduate education in data science and relocating to the west coast to join a major insurance firm. Nate works hand in hand with decision makers, using data science to support the development and deployment of unique insurance...


Episode 108 Nick Abbate

Nick and I were roommates at the Naval Academy, so this one was a layup of an episode and a good chance to reconnect with one of my closest friends. Nick left the Marine Corps bound for business school, ending up in management consulting for a few years before making the decision to reactivate his commission in the Reserves to deploy overseas and train with a foreign military. Upon completing his time overseas, Nick pursued a career in policy with the State Department, becoming a Foreign...


Episode 107 Jon Anderson

Jon and I spoke about his transition out of the Marine Corps and initial civilian career in construction project management. Jon decided after a few years to acquire more education and make a career change for the sake of family; his employer had him traveling to projects all around North America, and he wanted to have more time at home. Jon attended the University of Connecticut to earn his JD, using the state's program for combat veterans to defer the cost of tuition significantly. He...


Episode 106 Sean Bonawitz

Sean is a classmate of mine from USNA who commissioned into the Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialty upon graduation. We caught up on Skype in a longer format conversation that explores his decision making process during his career transition, and what led him to business school before entering the full time employment market. Sean also discusses his new side-project,, an elite leadership summit for honorably discharged military veterans who are looking for an exclusive,...


Episode 105 Jake Hutchings

Jake made the transition to Bradley-Morris following his time in the Army and quickly learned how to deploy his unique form of persuasive leadership in the civilian sphere to help clients hire military veterans. We talk about where stumbled, where he succeeded, and his path to leading an 8-figure sales team through their goals at a company whose mission is to connect military veterans with companies with an imminent need to hire. As the third episode featuring a Bradley-Morris employee,...


Episode 104 Chelsea Ware

Chelsea and I are good friends, and we worked together during her transition from the USS Ronald Reagan out of San Diego to Systems Planning and Analysis in Northern, VA a few years ago. In this episode, we catch up about what she's been working on recently, learn some of her tips for navigating the path to grad school after starting full time work, and hear her take on working for the government in a position where she directly influences critical programs from the top down. Like our last...


Episode 103 Gray Tompson

Gray Tompson is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and served as a Nuclear Trained Surface Warfare Officer. He's now an Account Executive for a major energy firm based out of Raleigh-Durham, NC; in this episode, we talk about how his job search evolved following a gap year he took to focus on family and to set new priorities for his life as a civilian. We also discuss how his time aboard a nuclear powered aircraft carrier positioned him to solve problems for his clients and to be able to...


Episode 102 Bobby Whitehouse

Bobby is a good friend and took some time to speak with me about his career with Bradley-Morris. In this episode, we explore his 17 years in the placement industry working with veterans to find work. Bobby joined Bradley-Morris back in 2001 and has seen the entire generation of post-9/11 veterans go to war and come home from the perspective of a placement specialist. We talk about his experiences working with clients to tell the story of how veterans could help their company, and his process...


Episode 101 Chris Cadle

Today I speak with Chris Cadle about his transition from the US Navy, acquiring an MBA while still serving, and his first role in manufacturing as a Six Sigma Black Belt before coming to Bradley-Morris. Chris gives us some advice for planning the transition, managing expectations during the job search, and using education as a stepping stone to his career goals.