Douglas is a successful entrepreneur in the Marketing Technology Industry. Doug is a well-known entertaining public speaker, a published author with Wiley, a blogger, and he's a Veteran of the United States Navy. Douglas is a Desert Shield/Desert Storm Veteran who served onboard the USS Spartanburg County LST-1192. He was honorably discharged (RE-R1) in 1992 as an Electrician's Mate Second Class, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist - EM2(SW). Douglas is also the founder of NavyVets, an online forum with over 12,000 Navy Vets onboard.
June 11th, 2020 | 38 mins 2 secs
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Veteran Travis Barnes, his wife Hilary, and some friends started Hotel Tango in 2014. To honor Travis’ military service, they named their distillery based on the NATO phonetic alphabet - Hotel for Hilary, Tango for Travis. Surrounding themselves with exceptional people at every level, they focus on crafting equally exceptional spirits. Spirits that reflect Travis’s exacting standards. Spirits that are fit to serve and made to share.
April 7th, 2020 | 1 hr 5 mins
culture, employee culture, jobs, john qualls, marine, marine corps, purpose, purposely, recruitment, role, skills, talent, value, veteran
In this episode Douglas interviews Gulf War Enlisted Veteran, John Qualls. John has had an incredible career launching and leading several technology startups. His most recent company is Purposely, a platform to empower employees or individuals to find their purpose.
March 18th, 2020 | 27 mins 25 secs
homelessness, hoosier veterans assistance foundation, hvaf, indianapolis, military, veteran, veterans
HVAF (Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation) operates 13 distinct transitional housing properties including substance abuse and addiction counseling services in central Indiana as well as an apartment complex that houses 51 veterans, bringing HVAF’s total bed capacity to over 200.
Episode 22: WGU Indiana: Affordable, Fully Accredited Online Degree Programs for Active Military and Veterans
December 30th, 2019 | 30 mins 25 secs
gi bill, indiana, non-profit education, online degree, veteran education, veterans, wgu
On this episode, we interview Alison Barber Bell, Chancellor of WGU Indiana, and Andrew Nagel, Registered Nurse and Graduate of WGU's Nursing Degree Program. We discuss WGU's unique non-profit, accredited online degree program... from WGU's new Indiana offices downtown.
November 21st, 2018 | 44 mins 18 secs
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Joe Biggs is a combat veteran of the United States Army, twice awarded a Purple Heart while serving several tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Post-retirement, SSGT Biggs is a political investigative reporter who has a huge following online. Today, we're discussing his journey with PTSD.
October 29th, 2018 | 39 mins 6 secs
In this episode, we interview David Whitt, the first GI Bill graduate of the Eleven Fifty Academy, and Shawn Gardner, Eleven Fifty's Executive Vice President of Business Development about turning Veterans into Developers.
June 27th, 2018 | 20 mins 36 secs
american warrior initiative, angela allen, howard wesley allen, real estate, va, va loan, va loans, veteran benefits
Every active duty military member and veteran has a VA Loan as a benefit. However, some financial businesses prey on Veterans to take advantage of their ability to get these loans. Listen as we speak to Angela Allen, an accredited expert on VA Loans.
June 5th, 2018 | 41 mins 51 secs
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On 18 June 1938, at a Navy Veterans Reunion in Quincy, Illinois, a new and powerful organization, the Navy Club of the United States of America, was launched. On that day, a Constitution and By-Laws was adopted to govern this unique and distinguished group, speaking the language of the men who go down to the sea in ships.
May 20th, 2018 | 38 mins 23 secs
m4l, marine, marine corps, marine for life, marine for life network, usmc, veterans
Marine For Life Network (M4L) connects transitioning Marines and their family members to education resources, employment opportunities, and other Veterans services that aid in their career and life goals outside of military service.
Episode 15: Purple Heart 3 (PH3): Veteran Owned, Veteran Employed, and Veteran First Security Company
April 17th, 2018 | 52 mins 18 secs
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Michael Fickert is the Senior Project Manager of Purple Heart 3 LLC (PH3). They are a Service Disabled, Veteran Owned, & Veteran employed security company out of Indianapolis, IN.
Michael joins Veteran Cast to talk about his background in the Army, and then trying to find his purpose again after transitioning into the civilian world. Purple Heart 3 helped Michael find that purpose, and his passion for the organization & their mission is prevalent when he talks.
PH3’s main mission is to ensure that the suicide rate among returning combat veterans is reduced.
More information about Purple Heart 3, as well as the resources to apply for a position can be found at www.ph3llc.com. If you would like to reach out to Michael directly, his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
March 30th, 2018 | 45 mins 30 secs
cornhole, games, indy custom cornhole, marine corps, midwest, scott melby, us marines
Scott is a US Marine who founded Indy Custom Cornhole. Indy Custom Cornhole is the first and largest cornhole business in Indiana, starting in 2003, Scott has run over 1400 tournaments, sold thousands of boards and bags and now focus more on the rental sets and monthly competetive cornhole tournaments which feed into a national rankings of over 7000 players that qualify to compete at World Championships every summer.
March 20th, 2018 | 34 mins 49 secs
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Team Rubicon is a nonprofit that utilizes the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Founded in 2010, Team Rubicon has deployed across the United States and around the world to provide immediate relief to those impacted by disasters and humanitarian crises.
March 13th, 2018 | 34 mins 7 secs
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The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. We deploy veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve.
Episode 11: Vetforce: Salesforce Career Accelerator for Military Service Members, Veterans, and Spouses
March 7th, 2018 | 36 mins 27 secs
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Salesforce created the Vetforce program to build connections between our ecosystem and the military community.
February 26th, 2018 | 36 mins 46 secs
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Operation: Job Ready Veterans™ (OJRV) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing veterans, service members, military spouses and caregivers for successful employment by connecting them with employers that seek top quality, well-trained employees.
February 7th, 2018 | 48 mins 26 secs
coding, coding academy, development, education, eleven fifty, gi bill, indiana, learning, transition
An overview of Eleven Fifty Academy, an immersive coding academy located in Central Indiana. They were recently approved for the GI Bill and are excited to begin educating Veterans in a new coding career.