The Fear of Separation from the Military

by Cynthia Cline For over 6 years, I battled with the decision of whether or not to separate from the military. Every time the thought crossed my mind, I felt a surge of emotions… shame, guilt, weakness to name a few. It felt as though deciding to leave the military meant I was admitting I […]

An Invisible Combat Veterans Story

An Invisible Combat Veterans Story

Kim created Invisible Combat after serving in the Army and suffering Military Sexual Trauma that led to a Traumatic Brain Injury that was left undiagnosed for years leading to her spiraling out of control. Check out how she went from rock bottom to helping veterans and make a positive impact today! Listen to the full […]

Ways to Become an Officer in the Military

Ways to Become an Officer in the Military

Officers are the leaders of the military. After completing your officer training, you become a Second Lieutenant, once again there are exceptions where you come in at a higher rank, typically for doctors, lawyers, etc. A Second Lieutenant outranks all Enlisted members. Even though you don’t have the experience of the senior enlisted members you […]

Graduate Debt-Free With an ROTC Scholarship

Graduate Debt-Free With an ROTC Scholarship

Getting your degree without obtaining debt can be really difficult. But it doesn’t have to be. The military can help you get your degree debt free. And when you graduate you will have a job in the military. Check out how Naomi was able to get her degree, masters, and Ph.D. all paid for by […]

Four Financial Lessons Learned in the Military  

Charlene shares four financial lessons she learned from the military. This week on the podcast she shares her story of serving in the Army, meeting her husband in Korea, and then leaving the military to be a mom and military spouse today she is the Assistant Secretary at AAFMAA. You can check out the latest […]

Role of Military Women In Iraq

“But women were not allowed in Combat until 2016” is something I have been told on more than one occasion. And once again I take the time to educate that the law actually prohibited women from serving in various combat units (Infantry, Special Forces, etc.) but not from the actual military combat. Laura Colbert’s memoir […]

The Hidden Many – A Struggle with PTSD

Laura Colbert shares an open story of her struggle with PTSD sixteen years after coming home from Iraq. You can listen to her story on the Women of the Military Podcast here. The Hidden Many By Laura Colbert I am a combat Veteran. This statement is simple, yet it comes with so many complexities. At […]

Sirens: How to Pee Standing Up

Sirens: How to Pee Standing Up

What was it like to deploy to Iraq as the war kicked off? Laura was the first wave of the invasion after the Marines. She talked about the whole experience in her book Sirens: How to Pee Standing Up which is based on the journal she kept while deployed overseas. Post contains affiliate links Listen […]

Best Military Transition Resources

What are the best military transition resources out there for those leaving the military and beginning a civilian career? I went to LinkedIn to find out and was blown away by all the programs that are available for military members. Today I am sharing the best transitioning resources. Mentorship Veterati is a mentoring platform that […]

The Challenge of Officer Candidate School in the Army

The Challenge of Officer Candidate School in the Army

It is challenging to be a woman in a leadership position in the military, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. We get a chance to see how Gwendolyn overcame the challenges she faced especially when she made the switch from Enlisted to Officer through Officer Candidate School.  Listen to the full episode here. […]