4 mn read In a previous military transition article I hinted that I’d write about another organization that was instrumental in my preparation to transition out of the Marine Corps. This article lends a hand to you cliffhangers out there. FourBlock is a nonprofit organization, free to veterans and active duty, dedicated to helping Service Members find their […]
3 mn read As my wife was planning for my retirement ceremony, she bounced all kind of ideas off of me. My response to nearly all of them was to nod and mumble affirmation in caveman vernacular, “uh huh.” Not because I didn’t appreciate her enthusiasm for throwing a memorable and fun retirement ceremony, I definitely did. It […]
3 mn read My Military Transition Story continued. Military Transition Story – love and gratitude. That’s how I ended my time as a Marine. As I said at my ceremony, where nearly 100 of my closest friends, family, and colleagues joined in celebrating with me, that’s not what I was filled with 24 years ago. However, it took […]
4 mn read Approximately 200,000 military transition stories are written each year. Each story begins with a transitioning service member leaving behind the security of a steady paycheck and superb medical and dental insurance. Each story continues with letting go of a massive safety net and top cover. So it’s no wonder that transitioning service members experience anxiety […]
4 mn read “It all started with an aspirational vision.” That is what retired Marine LtCol Brandon Newell will tell you when asked about installing the first ultra-wideband 5G small cell on a DoD base. What’s ironic is that the vision had nothing to do with 5G. The origin story of the 5G Living Lab at Marine Corps […]
3 mn read f you don’t enable the mavericks to be special inside your organization, you run the risk of losing them to an organization that will. Or worse, they become jaded and add to the growing pool of apathetic employees just clocking in for a paycheck.