Today on the Podcast and in honor of Veteran’s day, a very special interview with a U.S. Army Veteran that Francis and I know well. We get an insight on what it is like to serve, the job of the enlisted in the service and to serve in the role as an officer. The words sacrifice, challenge and demanding are mentioned. Despite the depth of these words, they do not do justice to the true hardship our service members and their families endure to protect our freedom. Join us today and learn about the true dedication and commitment one makes when you choose to join the armed forces.
01:55 Role in the military and decision to serve
03:42 Why the topic of Veterans and military service is important.
06:03 What life in the military and working as a soldier are like?
12:11 What I can expect if I enlisted tomorrow?
13:20 To be a great soldier
17:17 What was the impact of your service on your life?
21:28 What military service taught me about myself?
25:09 What were the best parts of your military service?
26:12 What were the more challenging parts of military service?
27:38 What advice did you share with your young soldiers?
31:18 What advice would you have for high school or college students considering military service?
36:58 What do these demonstrations by professional athletes truly mean to a veteran like you?
US Army goarmy.com
ArmyTimes article of best jobs for long term Army careers
Non-profit group to help veterans: thebattlecontinues.org
Inspiring Military Books:
Ghost Soldiers – Story of World War II’s Bataan Death March
Flags of Our Fathers – The story behind the immortal photograph of Iowa Jima
It Doesn’t Take a Hero – Autobiography of General H. Norman Schwartzkopf
Medal of Honor – The story of Roy P. Benevides’s journey from poverty and prejudice
Black Hawk Down – 1993 Battle in Mogadishu