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The Military Veteran Dad Podcast has a mission to bring every dad home both physically and mentally to their marriage and their family. We share stories from other Military Veteran Dads on their struggles, there wins, and wisdom and we do it weekly

The Military Veteran Dad Podcast has a mission to bring every dad home both physically and mentally to their marriage and their family. We share stories from other Military Veteran Dads on their struggles, there wins, and wisdom and we do it weekly
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The Military Veteran Dad Podcast has a mission to bring every dad home both physically and mentally to their marriage and their family. We share stories from other Military Veteran Dads on their struggles, there wins, and wisdom and we do it weekly






43 - Love The Season of Life You Are In with Tom Schwab

Today on the podcast we have a seasoned father who is now a Grandpa Tom Schwab. He shares a perspective that we don't get very often on the podcast and what it's like looking back on the early years of the fatherhood. Topics Covered: Book Recommendation Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss > It's Your Ship by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff > How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie > How to...


42 - I Will Be The Best Dad I Can Be with Greg Boudah

Today's episode comes to us all the way from Thailand. Greg Boudah is a Marine Veteran who currently lives in Thailand with his wife and son. He has an interesting story about how he ended up in Thailand and how he is crafting a life with his son and how he is committed to the break the cycle of abuse that he was raised with. Topics covered: Website > Facebook > Instagram >...


41 - Redesigning What Is Possible With Chris Kaag

Today we have Chris Kaag on the show who has redefined his life in a way to still make an impact in this world. It's an inspiring story of how his father prepared him for a life well before his life changed and how much that made an impact. His story about how the Marines prepared him with the mindset of improvising, adapting, and overcoming. Corps Fitness and the IM ABLE Foundation is to inspire others to look inside themselves to push forward despite their challenges. You won't want to...


Bonus Episode 03 - The Ambitious Vet with Chris Hoffmann

Today's bonus episode is with my good friend Chris Hoffmann. Chris is the primary reason that this podcast exists and he is here today to share what he has been working on and is launching in October. The Ambitious Vet Sprint program takes your burning desire to do more in this life and over 90 days creates the traction you need to move your life forward. Topics Covered Website > Register for Ambitious Vet Sprint > Facebook >...


40 - PTSD; Why Is Dad So Mad with Seth Kastle

Today's episode is our first episode devoted to PTSD and family. Seth is the author of the popular children's book "Why is Dad So Mad" where he unpacks PTSD in a way that kids can understand. Topics We Covered: Books "Why is Dad So Mad" - Seth Kastle > "Why is Mom So Mad" - Seth Kastle & Julia Kastle > Socials Website > LinkedIn > Facebook >...


39 - SOLO | Top 4 Things I Have Learned On The Podcast

In this episode I take the microphone solo and bring the top 4 takeaways I have discovered in 38 episodes of this podcast. #1 Legacy #2 Ego #3 Community #4 Always Kiss Your Wife First --------------------------------------------- Join our Facebook Group The Military Veteran Dad Facebook Group > --------------------------------------------- Instagram @Ben_Killoy > Instagram...


38 - An Expecting Father with Thom Hart

Thom and I unpack a lot of the stress and fear that comes with the territory of what to expect when you are expecting. If you are a new dad you won't want to miss this episode as we deep dive into my experience as a dad and what it is like to start a family for the first time. How to connect with guest Website > Facebook> LinkedIn > Instagram > Twitter >...


37 - Having a Military Dad with Michael Bulloch

Today we have a first on the podcast where Michael didn't serve but his dad was a Vietnam era veteran. He opens up some deep topics about what it was like growing up being the son of a Military Dad and how that shaped his world view. His story has unfolded and the man he has become despite the story he has is really inspiring how he has shaped his life and the role of being a father to his son. Topics: How to connect with guest Website >...


36 - Fact or Truth with Eric Rittmeyer

Today's guest drops some major value on a topic that Dads often don't talk about, Resilience. Eric opens up about his story and what it is like raising teenage girls on his own. Topics Covered: How to connect with guest Twitter - @MentalSpeaker Web – Email – --------------------------------------------- Join our Facebook Group The Military Veteran Dad Facebook Group >...


35 - I Choose Family with Rich Cardona

This was just one of those conversations that you wish could keep ongoing. Rich shares so much of his life, even somethings he had never shared #1 Problem: Daughter just started saying "I can't" Problem He has Solved: Understanding traits in her daughter's choices. Topics Covered: How to connect with guest Website > LinkedIn > --------------------------------------------- Join our Facebook Group The Military...


34 - Suicide; The Pain Doesn't Stop You Just Pass it on With Sarrah Roberts

This episode will break your heart, Sarrah opens wide up to share the story of her husband who took his own life with their daughter sleeping only 8 feet away. We learn a valuable lesson that suicide doesn't stop the pain you feel, it only passes it on to the ones who love you in your life. Topics Covered: Obituary: Sgt Jordan Blake Roberts USMC > Article > How to connect with guest Website >...


Bonus Episode 2 - Moving Past Mediocre with Nick Matiash

Nick Matiash is a husband, father, Men’s Life Coach and author of the recently released book, Moving Past Mediocre: Unlocking Your Mind to Create the Life You’ve Always Imagined. He deeply believes in human potential and strives to help husbands, fathers, and all men become the man they desire to be. Topics Covered - Being a parent and not there friendYou don't have to hit rock bottom to start climbing upYour life doesn't have to be a default state of rinse and repeatTurning your...


33 - Military Transition with Matthew Louis

Matthew Louis opens up with a lot of stories that will hit home in a lot of categories. He has been a father for 15 years now and he shared a perspective on raising his three boys that will resonate with many dads. Topics: Book Recommendation Military Transition - Matthew Louis > The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People - Steven Covey > How to connect with guest Website > Facebook >...


32 - Foster Parent; Taking a Different Road with Luke Zitzman

Luke has a big heart and it's easy to see why they felt called to become foster parents. Luke is a pilot for the US Coast Guard and opens up about what drew him to it, how the experience has shaped who he was. Community is not something we often think about, but Luke brings up how it is something that has anchored him in who he is and helped him choose the road less traveled. He knows he has the mentors and friendships to hold him true to...


31 - When Tragedy Happens with Ashely Bugge

Today's guest is a first for the podcast, Ashley is our first gold star family on the podcast. She shares a powerful story about moving past losing her husband to a diving accident and what life was like on the other side. This is a hard episode to listen to and got me in tears a few times as I reflected on her kids never getting to hug dad anymore. Let this episode be a reminder to what we have and what we leave behind if we did take our own life or if we don't come home and be the dad...


30 - Your Desired End State with Brad Ritter

This week's guest has been a good friend who is not a veteran but feels pulled to serve them in a powerful way. He shares where he was at in his life that sparked a massive change and stepping up to close gaps in his life that he knew he needed to close. Check out this free PDF Brad has provided our listeners. > --------------------------------------------- How to connect with guest Email > LinkedIn >...


29 - Semper K-9 with Chris Baity

Today's guest Marine Veteran Chris Baity opens up a lot about what it was like early in his life starting a family, going through a divorce and starting over after he transitioned. He now is the operator of Semper K-9 a nationally recognized 501(c)3 providing service dogs for wounded service members. How to connect with guest Website Facebook Instragram --------------------------------------------- Join our Facebook Group The Military Veteran Dad Facebook...


28 - Suicide, It Is Not The Only Way with Bob Martin

Suicide, Divorce Today's episode is going to crack your life wide open and you will most likely shed a tear as you hear Bob Martin open up about his life after transition. He went from a man who thought he had it all to a man that was in the deepest of pits in his life. This is the story of a man who almost didn't live to tell this story and can only be described as a voice from God that it wasn't his time. What I love about this episode is that he shared his story in a really vulnerable...


27 - Alcohol; It Is Never Too Late to Quit with James Royer

James Royer shares a simple but powerful story about going through life always needing a drink and has his kids started to grow he woke up and decided no more. He has been alcohol free for four years now and never looks back. If you are struggling with alcohol this episode with hit home about what you might be missing out on with your family. How to connect with guest Facebook --------------------------------------------- Join our Facebook Group The Military Veteran Dad Facebook...


26 - Exceptional Every Day with Jason Valadao

Jason hit it out of the park with some basics steps we can do to incorporate our work life into our family life. Jason is still on Active Duty doing some great things with his new book, speaking engagements, and also the sports medicine research he is doing with the Navy. I didn't really know Jason before this interview, but by the end like a lot of my interviews, I felt like we had been friends for years. He didn't have the best childhood but through adversity, he rose from the past...