3 mn read The picture above is the day that I left the military. When I left the military, I had a choice to transition to the civilian sector for either a role within the DoD civilian, DoD Contractor, or Civilian sector. Along the way, I have learned to ask key questions to help myself progress through the “ranks,” […]Continue reading "A Quick Guide for Military IT Professionals’ Next Steps"
5 mn read Disclaimer: I am not a zero-trust architecture or cybersecurity expert. My background and experience have always been focused on the human side of the equation. In the Army, I was a Measurement and Signatures Intelligence (MASINT) collection and analysis NCO. Additionally, my Master’s is in Peace Operations Postconflict Reconstruction Policy. My opinions and perspectives in this […]Continue reading "Applying COIN Doctrine for Zero Trust"
5 mn read There is a wide range of reasons military members may choose to leave the service, and the decision to leave is often a complex one. That is influenced by various personal, professional, and financial factors. Regardless of the reason for leaving, military members who decide to transition to civilian life can benefit from the skills, […]Continue reading "10 Reasons Why Service Members Leave the U.S. Military"
3 mn read As we have listened to a variety of Army leaders ascribe to the benefits of data centricity, I have started asking myself what this really means and why is it difficult to move towards that as an end-state. Army conferences, seminars, and media sessions are replete on this topic – the move to “data at […]Continue reading "A Data Driven Army"
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 […]Continue reading "Military Transition Story – Networking is Critical"
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 […]Continue reading "Military Transition Story – Love & Gratitude"
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 […]Continue reading "Military Transition Story – Take Control & Set Conditions for Success"
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 […]Continue reading "The 5G Living Lab at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar "