By Robert Graves
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#YearOfTheVet is a platform created by a 10-year Marine Corps Vet and author of “How to Grow a Beard: A Military Transition Guide Back into Civilian Life,“ Robert Graves—with the sole intention to share the lessons learned from the transitions stories of veterans around the globe who can add value to lives of other veterans who are walking the same transition path that others once walked. From it, we share what is possible to those out there who: -1) don’t understand the world of veterans, -2) don’t know the potential of the value of being a vet, and -3) maybe struggling in the process of transitioning as a vet. It's my intention to help as many people in their process of integration & transition, and for the generations behind me to have knowledge readily available from the lessons already learned.
||CleanAdam Maneen - Founder & CEO of Patriotic Online Marketplace | POMP USA||Adam Maneen joins the #YearOfTheVet family on this episode to introduce to the veteran population, the idea that we have the ability to be a presence larger than Amazon, EBAY, and Etsy... and I believe him. Here's why you should too! Adam, an...||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOzzy Ramirez - Founder & CEO of Detonate Productions | Actor | Writer | Producer | US Army Veteran||From a 19D Calvary Scout Recon in the Army, to chasing the dream in the City of Angeles, Ozzy Ramirez joins the #YearOfTheVet family to deeply share his experiences leading into the man he’s become today. Life has always been a journey for Oz,...||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitManny Garcia - Marine Corps Veteran | Student Administration Support Assistant | Past President of Sigma Tau Alpha - Veteran Fraternity||Manny Garcia finally joins the #YearOfTheVet family to open up about his transition journey from his past life of 9-years in the Marine Reserves, to the life of a Student Veteran...itching to re-enlist. But don't let the "R" word fool ya. He...||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Huesing - Author of Echo in Ramadi | Executive Director of the Save the Brave Foundation | Security Consultant||Scott A. Huesing is a retired United States Marine Corps Infantry Major with 24 years of honorable service, both enlisted and as a commissioned officer, and joins the #YearOfTheVet family! During his career spanning 10 deployments, he operated in...||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShannon Corbeil - We Are The Mighty | Actress | Producer | Writer | Performer | (fill in the blanks)||The #YearOfTheVet family welcome Shannon Corbeil… that’s Corbeil like Sorbet… An Air Force veteran who answered the call to service after 9/11, joins us to talk about her road to the silver screen. Right off the bat, you notice that Shannon’s..||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDonald Stockton - VITAL Outreach Program Specialist | President of the University of Nevada Veterans Alumni Chapter||Donald Stockton joins the #YearOfTheVet family with a strong urgency to help the veterans trying to integrate back into the civilian world—by coaching them on the best ways to use their time in college. A Seabee at heart, Don now serves as a...||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDrew Lucas: Love Letter - Special Edition||Drew Lucas shares with us his first ever love letter that he's written, and it just so happens to be to himself! Technology ruined this week's conversation with this Marine infantryman and myself... and not only am I extremely sad about it, but I'm...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBob Wheeler - Warriors Wisdom||This Warriors Wisdom reintroduces Bob Wheeler, THE Human Resources and Recruiting guy, who now works in sales at ClearedJobs.net — with a passion for helping other vets better position themselves in the job market. Unfortunately I only got to pick...||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJustin Jones | SpaceX Chef | Talking Points: Passing on knowledge, Working toward goals, Balance, Paying your dues, The "poo trap"||Justin Jones joins us as the newest #YearOfTheVet family member to drop a little bit of transition knowledge. When I met Justin, I was JUST transitioning out of the Corps, and after having this conversation with him, I now understand why he always...||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaximillian Lopez - Wisdom Warriors||I bring back Maximilian Lopez’s, to share with the #YearOfTheVet family for this episode of Warrior’s Wisdom. Max, a Marine Corps veteran, joined us first in October 2016, but still remains one of the top downloads on the #YearOfTheVet podcast...||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCornelius Maxwell - Army Veteran | Benefit Co-Host - Talk Points: Benefit, the affect on transition on the community, PTSD, "TOO EASY"||Army veteran Cornelius "The Preacher" Maxwell joins the #YearOfTheVet family to share the journey about his transition back to civilian life, what he see's as a huge contributor to PTSD, and shares with us an idea about a Transition Unit that should...||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWarriors Wisdom - Andrew Pierce||I'm honored to re-introduce the first non-Marine to the show... A hero on and off the proverbial battlefield... Andrew Nathan Pierce. Andrew served his country in a time of war and continues to serve his country, by serving his community as a...||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoe Sapien pt.2 - Veteran Service Officer | DAV Chapter Commander||This episode wraps up a conversation that Joe and I had regarding VA benefits, and a bunch of random other stuff! To remind you who Joe Sapien is, here's the reminder... I brought Joe in to talk purely about veteran benefits and to break some myths,...||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoe Sapien pt.1 - Army Veteran | Local Veteran Service Officer Legend||Joe Sapien joins the #YearOfTheVet family to seemingly just have a good time on the mic! I brought Joe in to talk purely about veteran benefits and to break some myths, but before record was even pressed, Joe and I had already had about 20-30 minutes..||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDenver Morris - Executive Director for Merging Vets and Players (MVP) | Talking points: Overcoming addiction, homelessness & suicide||In the words of Denver, "Hold on tight, it's going to be a rollercoaster!" Those are the words he'd share with himself as a recruit, and rightfully so. This conversation is FILLED with a everything BUT a literal rollercoaster of high’s and lows....||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWarriors Wisdom - Lorenzo McNulty||Meet Lorenzo McNulty. A Marine Corps veteran, digital philanthropist, and entrepreneur, McNulty joined the #YearOfTheVet family as the very first guest of the podcast to talk about his transition from the service, to where his is today! Founder of...||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJimmy Guevara pt. 2 - Student Veteran Advocate | Student vet at USC's Social Work MSW program | Past President of Veteran Fraternity ΣΤΑ||Episode #21 continues Marine Corps veteran Jimmy Guevara's extremely relatable and enlightening story ; but what it REALLY features is a mirror for a lot of the vets I’ve met. A mirror that shows the struggle of trying to fit in to a world—whether.||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJimmy Guevara pt. 1- Talk Focus: Networking, Breaking through feeling stuck, Leadership, Succeeding when the odds are against you, Identity||Episode #20 features Marine Corps veteran Jimmy Guevara; but what it REALLY features is a mirror for a lot of the vets I’ve met. A mirror that shows the struggle of trying to fit in to a world—whether it’d be a professional, educational, social,||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLeland Schulz - Account Manager Software Sales - Talk Focus: Breaking down your military roles for resumes, Being ambitious but realistic||Wanting to be Maverick, my next guest knew he was going to go to the Naval Academy after high school. Leland Schulz, Combat Engineer Marine Officer, joins the #YearOfTheVet family to talk about his transition from being an advisor to the Army’s of...||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEric DeVries - Author | Peak Performance Coach | Vet Advocate - Talk Focus: Controlling your destiny, LinkedIn, Mental tools, Peer Groups||Eric DeVries (Dev rEs) is an Author, Peak Performance Coach, Vet Advocate, and most admirably—an Air Force veteran. Born into that role through “The War Generation,” Eric’s dad is a Vietnam vet, his grandpa fought in WW2 … and he can trace fa||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWarrior's Wisdom - Jose Roman||Jose Roman pulls in the 16th episode of #YearOfTheVet, and when I asked Jose how he would like to be introduced—he said, “Veteran Advocate at the Military Resource Center at Regent University and NVG, Networking Veterans Group,” however I want to.||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJose Roman- Founder of NVG (Networking Veterans Group)| Student Vet Advocate at Regent University- Talk Focus: Student Vet advice, Fake VSOs||Jose Roman pulls in the 16th episode of #YearOfTheVet, and when I asked Jose how he would like to be introduced—he said, “Veteran Advocate at the Military Resource Center at Regent University and NVG, Networking Veterans Group,” however I want to.||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Anthony Carr- Entrepreneur- Talk Focus: Tips on a Long Marriage, Leadership, Legacy, Survivor's guilt, Mortality, Podcasting, HipHop||“Listen to your elders!” I know we’ve all heard that before, and the older we get—we realize we were told that for good reason! Not to date the latest guest to join the #YearOfTheVet family, but this Kosovo era veteran brings some wisdom to th||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRachel Hetzel - Founder of OnPATH LLC | Consultant - Talk Focus: Post Traumatic Growth (PTG), Negotiating Salary, Resume Writing, Modeling||***“When the Discomfort outweighs the fear, you’re going to make a change.”*** Rachel Hetzel, Founder of “OnPATH LLC,” joins the show to wrap up this year’s Women’s History Month. This conversation I had with Rachel was so good, that||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBob Wheeler -Account Manager at ClearedJobs.net —Talk Focus: Security Clearances, Resumes, Interviews, Knowing your Worth, Timing Transition||In episode 13, #YearOfTheVet welcomes Bob Wheeler, THE Human Resources and Recruiting guy, who now works in sales at ClearedJobs.net — with a passion for helping other vets better position themselves in the job market. Unfortunately I only got to...||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLandy Cordero - Motorcycle Mechanic Shop Owner | "Rebel" - Talk Focus: Motorcycle Crash, Work ethic, Taking care of your VA paperwork early||Episode 12 introduces one of my best friends, Marine veteran, and owner of SD Moto—Landy Cordero. Landy joined the Marine Corps a year exactly prior to 9/11 and even though he served honorably, like many who leave the service in a hurry after their..||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJosh Heath - Entrepreneurial Peacebuilder | Author | Editor | Game Developer - Focus Points: Setting Goals, Heathenism, Advocating, RPGs||Josh Heath joins the #YearOfTheVet family to share his journey in, through, and out of the service—into his current day-to-day life. Josh is an Entrepreneurial Peacebuilder, a Freelance Writer and Editor at High Level Games, Game Developer, and this.||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJames Klarenbach - Hypnotherapist | Veteran Advocate | Self-Proclaimed Nomad - Talk Points: Starting over, Intentional Focus, Scripting||James Klarenbach joins the #YearOfTheVet family and brings a conversation full of the mental side of achieving your goals. A recently retired Chief Petty Officer and a self-proclaimed "nomad," James really does hit the key thoughts and emotions of...||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTravis Collier, pt. 2- Active Duty Commissioned Coast Guard | Keynote Speaker | Transition Coach |Organizational Performance Coach |Advisor||We continue our conversation with author of "Command Your Transition: Declare your Intent, Craft your Mission, Make it on the Outside," Travis Collier on this episode of #YearOfTheVet. ----------------------- Travis brings a unique perspective on...||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTravis Collier, pt. 1 - Author - Talk Focus: Timing transition, Setting yourself up for success, Networking, Unwinding, Job Search||On this episode of #YearOfTheVet, we welcome Travis Collier to the show! Travis joins us as a Keynote Speaker, a Transition Coach/Advisor, and Organizational Performance Consultant, and most recently the author of, "Command Your Transition: Declare...||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKevin "Kris Kringle" Boughan - Santa - Talk Focus: The Christmas episode walks in the footsteps of Santa through pain and addiction||Kevin Boughan had hopes to serve honorably in the military the same as his brother, uncle, father, and father's father, only to have it end one day from a motorcylce accident that he would never remember, and one that turned him into 4-year old all...||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrew N. Pierce, Esq. Part 2 - Legislative/Executive Assistant - Talk Focus: Marijuana, "Failing Fast," Feeling adequate||Continuing the conversation with Andrew Nathan Pierce... In this episode we venture into a quick discussion on voting responsibilities, marijuana use, mentorship, and learning to 'Fail Fast' in order to succeed. ----------------- Andrew...||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrew N. Pierce, Esq., Part 1 - Legislative/Executive Assistant - Talk Focus: Transition, Student Veteran Life, Process Improvement||I'm honored to introduce the first non-Marine to the show, and a hero on and off the proverbial battlefield—Andrew Nathan Pierce. Andrew served his country in a time of war and continues to serve his country, by serving his community as a...||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristina R. Silva "CRS" - Veteran Advocate | Show Host | Communications Lead for CalDAV - Talk Focus: Resiliency, Bounce Back, Transition||I'm honored to introduce to you my guest for the 241st Marine Corps Birthday episode—Miss Christina R. Silva! The Executive Producer and Host of The Christina Silva show on LA Talk Radio, and the founder of CRS productions and 'Camies 2 Civies,' a..||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaximilian Lopez - Lead System Engineer | Military Contractor - Talk Focus: Pulling yourself out of the situations that don't serve purpose||Maximilian Lopez, a Marine Corps veteran, joins us today on the #YearOfTheVet podcast to talk about his transition from the service to where his is today! Nerd of the Marine Corps (5948 - Radar Technician) turned civilian Engineer, Lopez shares with...||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLorenzo McNulty -Entrepreneur | Founder of The Wealth Academy | Author -Talk Focus: Failing Forward, Challenges, Creation of your own legacy||Lorenzo McNulty, a Marine Corps veteran, joins us today as the very first guest of the #YearOfTheVet podcast, to talk about his transition from the service, to where his is today! Founder of The Wealth Academy, and author of "A Girl's Gotta Have Her...||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Introduction of #YearOfTheVet||Welcome to #YearOfTheVet; a platform that invites other veterans who've experienced transition to share their stories in order to help those in need of some guidance, or even some relatability while you're about to be or are currently on your path of...||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
So so good!
I love this podcast, primarily because it's mine... but I hope to really help someone break through some walls they keep hitting by introducing new guest that share their stories of what you're going through.
Don't forget to pick up "How to Grow a Beard: A Military Transition Guide Back Into Civilian Life" from Amazon!
It shows what veterans are going through and it's very interesting topics.
Robert and his podcast represent a much needed voice. He is eloquent and thought provoking. Must listen!