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Oct 21, 2018

We're back!

Deavon and I go right into discussing our recent life changes that led to us being off the air and how they led us to recording yet again.  We dive into the idea that our transition out of the military was almost a decade ago at this point and looking back it seems less of a challenge than our more recent ones.

The conversation is pretty freeform, but should be enjoyable!

Jan 7, 2018

A little late in sharing this story, but I'm happy I got to tell it.  I got to serve next to amazing Americans who all on their own volition drove and flew down to Texas to help in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.  I'm truly honored that I got to join the teams from Mountain Primal Meat Co. and Merging Vets with Players in bringing aid to the Beaumont, TX area.

Deavon runs the interview on this one, and we cover:

  • What led up to my decision to drive down to Texas with no idea where I was going, and how I got somewhere I could be effective.
  • The efforts and victories of the Mountain Primal crew and the team from Merging Vets with Players.
  • The turnout of "regular" Americans coming out of the woodwork to help their neighbors.
  • What I'd do differently if something like this happened again and I wanted to help.
Jan 6, 2018

In this episode I'm joined by two veterans:  1) Nate Boyer, a US Army veteran and Special Forces soldier followed a path through football, playing for the Texas Longhorns and then a single pre-season game with the Seattle Seahawks, and 2) Denver Morris, a fellow Marine infantry veteran from 2/7 and Program Coordinator for the Los Angeles branch of Merging Vets with Players (MVP).

Nate, along with his co-founder Jay Glazer, started MVP with a mission "designed to address challenges that many combat veterans and professional athletes face when transitioning their service/professional life towards a new mission in their civilian life."  They do this by challenging its members with group fitness classes and fostering peer-to-peer support among the team.   Denver, MVP's first success story, joined them very early on and was their first employee.

In the interview we discuss:

  • The loss of identity when leaving the service and getting past it
  • Nate's belief that anything is possible.
  • Denver's brush with suicide and journey through homelessness
  • How Denver met Nate and joined the MVP team
  • The successes they've both had as well as their favorite success stories coming out of their program
Sep 28, 2017

Our guest today is Army veteran Dan Helmer.  Dan began his Army career at West Point and after receiving his commission was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division, 1st Battalion 68th Armor Regiment, right after they had just invaded Iraq.  A lot of his service story will come up early in the interview so I don’t want to spoil anything, but I do want to highlight that he was instrumental in creating the Counter Insurgency Academy that would then change our strategies in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Dan is now living in Virginia, where he continued his service in the Army reserves, and on top of it all is now running as the democratic candidate for Virginia’s 10th congressional district.

Two topics Dan made sure we hit during his interview were why it's important for veterans to run for office, and why we need a new set o veteran democrats in congress.

We get to spend a good time listening to his ideas on leadership, problem solving in the military and how it translates elsewhere, and what he's planning on bringing to congress.

Dan's Book Recommendation:  Cicero

If you'd like to learn more about Dan's campaign and or would like to help him our with a campaign contribution, you can do so at

Aug 23, 2017

This week's Medal of Honor citation reading was suggested by Veteranology listener and recent guest Jeff Fowler.  

All our citations will be read from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society website,

Today's Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as commanding officer of Company F in action against enemy aggressor forces. Assigned to defend a 3-mile mountain pass along the division's main supply line and commanding the only route of approach in the march from Yudam-ni to Hagaru-ri, Capt. Barber took position with his battle-weary troops and, before nightfall, had dug in and set up a defense along the frozen, snow-covered hillside. When a force of estimated regimental strength savagely attacked during the night, inflicting heavy casualties and finally surrounding his position following a bitterly fought 7-hour conflict, Capt. Barber, after repulsing the enemy gave assurance that he could hold if supplied by airdrops and requested permission to stand fast when orders were received by radio to fight his way back to a relieving force after 2 reinforcing units had been driven back under fierce resistance in their attempts to reach the isolated troops. Aware that leaving the position would sever contact with the 8,000 marines trapped at Yudam-ni and jeopardize their chances of joining the 3,000 more awaiting their arrival in Hagaru-ri for the continued drive to the sea, he chose to risk loss of his command rather than sacrifice more men if the enemy seized control and forced a renewed battle to regain the position, or abandon his many wounded who were unable to walk. Although severely wounded in the leg in the early morning of the 29th, Capt. Barber continued to maintain personal control, often moving up and down the lines on a stretcher to direct the defense and consistently encouraging and inspiring his men to supreme efforts despite the staggering opposition. Waging desperate battle throughout 5 days and 6 nights of repeated onslaughts launched by the fanatical aggressors, he and his heroic command accounted for approximately 1,000 enemy dead in this epic stand in bitter subzero weather, and when the company was relieved only 82 of his original 220 men were able to walk away from the position so valiantly defended against insuperable odds. His profound faith and courage, great personal valor, and unwavering fortitude were decisive factors in the successful withdrawal of the division from the deathtrap in the Chosin Reservoir sector and reflect the highest credit upon Capt. Barber, his intrepid officers and men, and the U.S. Naval Service.

Aug 8, 2017

Today’s guest is Jeff Fowler, a Marine veteran, machine gunner, and former squad leader from 2/7 Weapons Company. Jeff wanted to share some valuable insights on our VA education benefits with the Veteranology audience, as well as speak about his own challenges and triumphs after leaving the Marine Corps for a new path. Jeff currently works for the Social Security Administration and has found it to be an incredibly rewarding career.

We cover using your Voc. Rehab and GI Bill benefits to their full potentional, what it's like to hike the Appalachian Trail, and the mindset shift a veteran must make from making a difference on the battlefield to making a difference in your local community.

Aug 7, 2017

We are proud to announce our newest weekly segment here at Veteranology, Medal of Honor Monday.  We will work to read one citation each week to not just inspire you to charge your own hills but to make sure these stories or heroism and duty continue to be heard.

All our citation will be read from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society website,

Today's Citation:

Captain Ed W. Freeman, United States Army, distinguished himself by numerous acts of conspicuous gallantry and extraordinary intrepidity on 14 November 1965 while serving with Company A, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). As a flight leader and second in command of a 16-helicopter lift unit, he supported a heavily engaged American infantry battalion at Landing Zone X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley, Republic of Vietnam. The unit was almost out of ammunition after taking some of the heaviest casualties of the war, fighting off a relentless attack from a highly motivated, heavily armed enemy force. When the infantry commander closed the helicopter landing zone due to intense direct enemy fire, Captain Freeman risked his own life by flying his unarmed helicopter through a gauntlet of enemy fire time after time, delivering critically needed ammunition, water and medical supplies to the besieged battalion. His flights had a direct impact on the battle's outcome by providing the engaged units with timely supplies of ammunition critical to their survival, without which they would almost surely have gone down, with much greater loss of life. After medical evacuation helicopters refused to fly into the area due to intense enemy fire, Captain Freeman flew 14 separate rescue missions, providing life-saving evacuation of an estimated 30 seriously wounded soldiers -- some of whom would not have survived had he not acted. All flights were made into a small emergency landing zone within 100 to 200 meters of the defensive perimeter where heavily committed units were perilously holding off the attacking elements. Captain Freeman's selfless acts of great valor, extraordinary perseverance and intrepidity were far above and beyond the call of duty or mission and set a superb example of leadership and courage for all of his peers. Captain Freeman's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.

Jun 9, 2017

Deavon and Jay form up in the studio and discuss Father's Day and what it means to them.  Deavon shares his memories of becoming a father, 10 days after his EAS date.  Going even further Deavon gives us his take on being both a father and a step-father, along with what it's like sharing a house with the 5 women he cares about most.

Deavon and Jay end the episode with sharing stories about the dads who raised them and the positive effects those men still have on their lives.


We'd love to hear your own thoughts about Father's Day!  Please leave us a comment, story, or funny meme on our Facebook page at

May 27, 2017

Today's episode marks Veteranology's first Friday Formation, where Marine Veteran Deavon Black and I break down topics that affect veterans, and share our own stories in dealing with those topics and specific situations.  This is our Memorial Day '17 episode and we went into it with a few topics we were hoping to hit, mainly our person relationships with Memorial Day itself.

We end up discussing how Memorial Day has affected us throughout the years since leaving the service, our own healing journeys, and a "healthier" alternative to approaching Memorial Day when discussing it with civilians.

I also have a pretty emotional reaction to trying to discuss a past Memorial Day that meant a lot to me.  I get choked up quite a bit but I left most of this episode unedited to keep the message open and real.

Semper Fi, Godspeed, and enjoy this Memorial Day weekend with your family, friends, and fur-babies.

May 9, 2017

Today’s guest is Alex Pedersen, an Air Force Academy graduate and veteran who is now the Chief Operating Officer at Polco, a civic engagement and analytics company. Its primary product is a web-based platform for local governments to get input from their communities and then use that data to drive decisions.

Alex and I met at VETCON 2017 in March, where he competed against several other veteran entrepreneurs for $10,000 in funding.  It was his first "official" pitch but he's be informally promoting Polco for a few years now.

Alex graduated high school in 2004 and driven by the events of 9/11 decided he wanted to serve his country.  After hearing about the Air Force academy from a friend he decided it would be the best place to challenge himself, not just physically but academically as well.  Once he graduated and was pinned a 2nd lieutenant in the Air Force he was accepted to grad school.  He attended Harvard's Kennedy School of Government where he earned his Masters in Public Policy, focusing on International and Global Affairs.

He spent his operational time in the Air Force deployed to Germany where he acted in an advisory role to the Joint Terminal Attack Controllers stationed there within the US Army.  He later returned to the Air Force Academy as an instructor in Political Science.  It's here that he meets Nick Mastronardi, a fellow Air Force officer and instructor.  From their discussions while teaching at the academy the groundwork would be laid for developing the idea that turns into Polco.

I'll let you listen to the rest of his story in the interview.  Some of the main topics we cover are:

  • What it was like to attend and pitch his company at VETCON, a conference specifically for veteran entrepreneurs.
  • The biggest strength he took from the military and applied to his civilian career and entrepreneurship.
  • His decision to leave an amazing career at Google to join in on building a company from the ground up.
  • How Polco educates city officials and helps bridge the divide between constituents and those making policy decisions.
  • Examples of policies the Polco platform has helped cities develop and vote on.
  • Much more...

Links from the show:

The Polco website - find out more, reach out, and try out a demo!

Alex's book recommendation: Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

Purchase a Veteranology Challenge Coin!

Veteranology on iTunes

Apr 26, 2017

We continue and conclude our interview with retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Duane France, discussing his transition out of the army and into mental health counseling.  In the second half of the interview we dive into:

  • How veterans sometimes hold themselves back by not allowing themselves to make an impact on others' lives.
  • The cohort of 9/11 veterans, their strengths, and their impact.
  • The irrepressible sense of self tied to being a veteran, and where it fits in among our other ideas of who we are.
  • General Mattis's mention of "Post-traumatic growth"
  • And much more...

By far though, my favorite portion of part 2 is discussing the importance of finding both meaning and purpose.  These two ideas come together and without one or the other we hamper our feeling of hope.  Duane breaks down the distinction between the two and gives examples of what life is like when you have one, but not the other.

Important Links:

Headspace and Timing Blog

The Family Care Center in Colorado Springs

Apr 11, 2017

In episode 25 I'm joined in the studio by Duane France, a retired Sgt. 1st Class who has built a career as a mental health professional after leaving the service.  Duane has continued to serve the veteran community in a myriad of ways.  He's currently a mental health professional working at a private practice in Colorado Springs.  Second, he's the Director of Veteran Services at The Family Care Center where he specializes in caring for veterans and their families.  Third, he manages a program that provides counseling to his local veteran court.  Finally, he writes the Headspace and Timing blog featured on

In part 1, Duane and I discuss is time in service and how that experience pushed him towards a career in mental health counseling, while touching on the following topics:

  • The challenges that a serviceman can face when joining the military during wartime and how that can affect the course of their career and their perspective of what it means to serve, especially as their branch transitions to "peace-time" service.
  • How the constant high-speed training and deployment schedule can affect a transitioning veteran leaving the military.
  • How much I sucked at garrison life.
  • How we love going 0 to 60, but we're horrible at going from 60 to 0.
  • The importance of being flexible and open to several possibilities when planning for your future career and lifestyle
  • How your sense of self shifts during the transition into civilian life.

There's a lot of great storytelling in Part 1 and Part 2.  I hope you enjoy!

Important Links:

Headspace and Timing Blog

The Family Care Center in Colorado Springs

Apr 4, 2017

Redmond Ramos revisits Veteranology to give an update on what he's accomplished since our last chat during Veteranology #18.  Besides working on a Macy's athletic wear campaign and booking more motivational speaking gigs, Red landed an opportunity that has me quite jealous.  He is one of the contestants on this season of The Amazing Race.

In this quick 20 minute episode Red shares a bit of what's going on behind the scenes of the race, his partnership with fellow racer Matt Ladley, and how they used smiling to hide their true thoughts while competing against the other teams.

The 29th season of The Amazing Race launched on CBS March 30th, and new episodes premiere every Thursday at 10/9 central.  

The Amazing Race's website.

Redmond and Matt's bio videos for the show.

Mar 15, 2017

Our guest today is Torie Fisher, a veteran of both the US Army and National Guard.

Torie is now the founder of Backward Flag Brewing, a craft brewery and taproom located in Forked River New Jersey. She started her business nearly 2 year ago with two other partners, and after they both quickly dropped out she carried on and moved forward on her own. Now she has a staff of about 8, made up almost entirely of veteran volunteers who she gives most of the credit to regarding the brewery’s continued success. On top of running the brewery, Torie is currently building a non-profit to run in parallel to her company, with the mission of teaching veterans brewing and business skills while building their professional network.

Discussed in this episode:

The Federal Technician Program, Helping other find purpose, Joining the National Guard after active duty service, the beers on tap, and much more.

Outro Link:


Mar 7, 2017

Our guest today is Justine Evirs. She is currently the Senior Director of Programs at Service to School. Since leaving the Navy, she’s become an intrapreneur and a subject matter expert on finding and closing the gaps of service found in campus programs and policies related to veteran education.

Before joining Service to School she was hired at the college of San Mateo to be their first veteran services program coordinator. Altogether, Justine has dedicated the last 6 and a half years to transforming academic advising and program development for the active duty, military spouse, and veteran communities.

On today’s episode Justine and I discuss the personal challenges that got her started on her current career path, the trends she sees in how veterans interact with and navigate their college experience, the statistics behind how many veterans are first generation college students, and much more.

You can reach out to Justine Evirs on LinkedIn.

Check out Service to School, non-profit that provides free application counseling to military veterans. Our goal is to help veterans win admission to the best universities possible and to help them maximize their education benefits.

Are you a vetrepreneur?  Looking for more information on VETCON? Find out more and register here!

Feb 27, 2017

Getting hired is tough, no matter who you are.  Veterans face their own hurdles to finding employment, but there are people and organizations on our side, one of them is Ian Faison.  Ian has spent his post-service career helping leaders build amazing companies.  He's been hired by companies to build better veteran hiring practices, and gives them the tools to connect smarter and faster with the 1% of the US population that serves in the military.

Beyond his work in the military hiring arena, he's also an avid mentor when it comes to veteran entrepreneurs, often giving them valuable insights into sales and business development practices that can take their company to the next level.  Ian has taken this drive one step further, and joined a team of vets to create VETCON, the "veteran entrepreneur [vetrepreneur] conference, an annual gathering of visionaries, hustlers, and game-changers from around the world. We promote the international community of veterans who run their own businesses."

VETCON takes place this year in Redwood City, CA on March 23rd-25th.  You can register to attend and find more information at

Ian and I dive into a lot in this interview, from the value of your experiences in garrison and training to some of the specific challenges we as veterans have in communicating out work experience to hiring managers and recruiters.  If you're a veterans currently looking for work or vetreprenuer building a business, this is the Veteranology episode for you.

Jan 29, 2017

Paul Warmbier is a Marine Corps combat veteran who served two tours with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines.  After leaving the service he pursued a career in teaching, becoming an English teacher and serving both middle school and high school aged students.  He's now completing his Master Degree is Nonfiction Creative Writing.

After visiting with two of his best friends at a wine tasting event, and a lot of wine, the trio of veterans decided to start their own winemaking business.  Now, Dauntless Wine Company is making their third vintage, and are well on their way to having a complete winemaking operation from land to vine to bottle.  You'll hear the passion for wine throughout the interview.

Currently, the Dauntless Wine Company is raising $10,000 and is less than $1,500 away from their goal.  If you'd like to lend them a few bucks, check out their Kiva loan page here.  Unlike GoFundMe, or Kickstarter, you don't pledge money for a prize, but get your money back on a monthly repayment schedule.


Other links from the show:

Team Rubicon

Farmer Veteran Coalition

Nov 22, 2016

Jeremy Starr always knew he wanted to serve his community and during high school he made the decision to join the ranks of the United States Marines.  He wanted to help in the Global War on Terrorism and ended up serving two tours in Iraq with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, as a mortarman within the Weapons Company.

His active duty service would not be his only call to duty.  After leaving the Marine Corps he decided to pursue a career as a firefighter, eventually starting his career in Milwaukee, his hometown.  Now, he's recently been promoted to lieutenant of Special Teams, where he trains for urban rescue operations.  On top of that, he's still serving in the Marine Corps reserves, which he joined two years after leaving the active service.

In this episode Jeremy and I discuss the important of finding your "why," not just in life, but in your everyday decisions.  We tackle the challenges of feeling like the old guy amongst younger peers, and the loss of the "I've got your 6" mentality that is bred into your as a Marine.

Here are some links to important topics we discuss on the show:

The book The Tribe, by Sebastian Junger.

The MEPS Triangle (Mental, Emotional, Physical, Spiritual).  I couldn't actually find a solid lead on this concept but I did find an amazing speaker, Andrew Wittman, who speaks with retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. John Folchetti about the concept. 

The Paddy Brown Program which "provides support and financial assistance to post-9/11 veterans ensuring they have the resources needed to transition into civilian life."

Looking for top notch t-shirts made specifically for veterans by veterans?  Visit Inkfidel now and get your hands one some great looking and fitting clothing.

Last but not least, if you have a moment, please let me know what you think about the Veteranology podcast!

Nov 11, 2016

In this episode of Veteranology Marine Corps infantry veteran Liam Fuller shares his story of leaving the Corps, finding his next path, and building a business that not just benefits him, but the lives of his employees as well.

Liam has built Blackguard Customs LLC, a custom metal & wood fabrication shop that specializes in functional works of art.  Under his leadership and with the help and guidance of many friends, family members, and mentors the company grown into a great success. He didn't start off with the goal of building this business, and he didn't know it'd become as big as it is now when he got started.  

Top quote from the episode:

"It's not about the dollar at the end of the day, it's about the quality of life for my staff and my family."

If you would like to contact Liam or purchase Blackguard Customs products you can visit the website here:

To learn more about the Cpl. Chad Eric Oligschlager Foundation for PTSD and difference it is making in the lives of our troops and veterans:

Looking for top notch t-shirt made specifically for the veterans by veterans?  Visit Inkfidel now and get your hands one some great looking and fitting clothing.

Last but not least, if you have a moment, please let me know what you think about the Veteranology podcast!



Aug 17, 2016

Redmond Ramos is a former FMF Navy Corpsman and founder of Redmond Ramos STS, where is he continues to serve as a motivational speaker.  During a deployment to Afghanistan with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, where he joined up with the marines and sailors as a combat replacement, Redmond was struck by an IED, severely injuring his left leg.  After failed attempts to save his leg he decided to have the medical staff perform a below-the-knee amputation.

Shortly after Redmond has his leg removed he continued his fight through physical therapy.  He was not about to be stopped by his injury, nor let it define him.  It would merely become a part of who he was.  He began to train for the Warrior Games, an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members.  He doesn't stop there and his incredible story is one of the greatest Veteranology has gotten to host to this point.

Redmond Ramos STS -


The Travis Manion Foundation:

The DoD Warrior Games:

Challenged Athletes Foundation: 

Apr 20, 2016

In this episode of Veteranology I visit the HyprLoco Global Headquarters here in downtown Denver.  I got to sit down with HyprLoco's co-founder & CEO Nic Gray.  Nic served in the Army from 2004 to 2007 as a Tanker.  Nic joined the Army halfway through his twenties after a long history of entrepreneurial endeavors starting all the way back when he was 10.  He served a tour in Iraq, was stop-lossed, and after coming back stateside, was quickly back out in the civilian world creating business opportunities. Diligence, research, and networking led him to an "Ahha!" moment shortly after meeting HyprLoco co-founder and CTO Damon Baker, a Marine Corps veteran entrepreneur with his eyes on the changing future marketplace.  They took their combined ideas and founded HyprLoco three years ago.

HyprLoco is an intelligence platform that is currently focused on allowing businesses treat every one of their customers as a regular.  This is done by providing business intelligence to the companies on customers that have walked through their doors.  This empowers employees and gives them the ability to serve the customer in the best and most efficient way.

Also in this episode:

Nic explains how to approach entrepreneurship and what it takes to be successful.

We share advice for military members and veterans on how to have healthy and fulfilling transitions out of the military.

We talk about his first business card he had created when he was 10.

My favorite idea from the episode:

"Military service by far, taught me so much more about leadership, building culture, finding the right people, and not micro-managing then I ever did in college."

Show Links:


Stop Soldier Suicide

Intro Links:


Don't forget to use coupon code "Veteranology" at checkout for 10% off your order!

Veteranology survey: 

Mar 24, 2016

Curt Bean is an Army veteran and the Executive Director of the Art of War project based out of Denver, CO.  Curt served two tours in Iraq, each lasting more than a year.  After leaving the service he spent time traveling but soon started to wonder what was next for him.  He moved to Florida and started to work towards becoming a firefighter and EMT.  He passed all the training with flying colors but his PTSD was flagged as a disqualifying factor.  Curt had moved to Denver to start his firefighting career and after finding that this would not be the path he would take signed into a PTSD in-patient clinic at the local VA Hospital.

While at the VA Hospital he saw that art was not being included into the program as much as he thought it could.  With the help of some of his mentors he brought an art therapy program to the in-patient clinic and then expanded it into the community, eventually starting his own non-profit based out of downtown Denver.  Curt has an amazing story to tell and a lot of hope to share with his fellow veterans.

During the show you'll hear:

How Curt created his program while in treatment in the VA and how he turned it into a thriving non-profit in Denver.

The importance of being the best version of yourself each day.

Why acting like or calling yourself a disgruntled veteran is hurting more than just yourself.

How opening up to the civilians around you and helping them undertand your service can help bridge gaps in your social and professional life.

Show Links:

The Art of War - 

Intro Links:


Don't forget to use coupon code Veteranology at checkout for 10% off your order!

Veteranology survey: 

Mar 8, 2016

Another great episode is here!  I am joined by Command Sergeant Major Wayne Robinson (Ret.) and he shares his amazing post-service journey.  There is a lot of wisdom and good advice all over this episode so make sure you have time to listen to the whole thing!

Wayne attended grad school after 26 years of service in the United States Army.  He graduated from The University of Chicago - Booth school of business with his MBA in finance and entrepreneurship.  Against the odds other threw at him he found a job on Wall Street, eventually becoming a partner at Drexel Hamilton Investment Partners.

While working on Wall Street Wayne realized that the problem solving skills veterans developed while serving in the military were precisely the skills companies needed in the private sector.  Seeing that the Student Veterans of America needed a CEO, he interviewed and took the position.  He now serves as a VA Secretary appointed advisor for the Committee on Education at the the Department of Veterans Affairs and is the Senior Strategic Fellow at the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

Things to listen for in this episode:

Wayne's most important advise for transitioning veterans, especially enlisted service members.

The 10 things he would tell himself about transitioning and success knowing what he knows now.

His work on improving the GI Bill

And a whole lot more...

Show links:

GI Bill Accepting Coding Bootcamp:

Upward Bound Veterans : 

Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America:

Student Veterans of America: 

Intro Links:


Don't forget to use coupon code Veteranology at checkout for 10% off your order!

Veteranology survey: 

Feb 24, 2016

This episode of Veteranology is with Travis Blair, an Army with 10 years active duty and now serving his second year in the Texas National Guard. Travis is currently a special education teacher at the elementary level and has now written his first children's book. When I asked him if he considered himself an entrepreneur he said he liked to use his father's words and calls himself a "Stuff-Maker."

Travis got told "no" a lot while trying to publish his first book and he shares his wisdom about persistence and determination. My favorite quote from the episode: "But if you feel it's something that you want, do not let anyone take it from you."

Travis also shares his belief in the importance of community and urges veterans to not only tend to their military relationships on social media but to put effort into building and fostering new relationships in your local area.

If you'd like to help fund his Kickstarter there are still a few days left to get yourself an early copy of his book: 

If you would like to reach out to Travis you can do so on Twitter: @Zarf

Intro Links:


Don't forget to use coupon code Veteranology at checkout for 10% off your order!

Veteranology survey: 

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