A True Servant Leader: CDR (ret) Beth Hartmann, USN

by Krista Morris-Tworek I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. It was painfully obvious when I was a junior in high school. I sat there staring at multiple college applications. I had excelled at math and science. But I wasn’t the kid who grew up building masterpieces from Legos or […]

From Airman to Doctor

From Airman to Doctor

Dr. Ann James joined the Air Force after leaving high school and needed a way to pay for college. She was able to use the benefits to go to school and went from Airman to Doctor. Listen to the full episode here – From Airman to Doctor She first went to North Dakota and next […]

Unintentional Trailblazers – The WASP of WWII

Unintentional Trailblazers – The WASP of WWII

“I’m going to be the first! The youngest! The oldest! The [insert superlative here]!” When people aspire to be a trailblazer, they often make it known. The public follows their journey. Cheering them along. And at times even supporting them financially or otherwise.  But what about the unintentional trailblazers? The ones who happened to be […]

Looking at Military Transition From a Different Perspective

Looking at Military Transition From a Different Perspective

When you think about your military transition did you know that first, you need to think back to how you transitioned into the military. Think about what effect the military transition had on your life and who you are today. Did you know that your brain forms how you interact with people between the ages […]

How to become a Warrant Officer in the Army

How to become a Warrant Officer in the Army

Phyllis enlisted in the Army and then transitioned to become a Warrant Officer in the Army. She eventually reached the rank of Chief Warrant Officer five. She is the current president at the Women’s in Military Service for America Memorial in Washington DC. The Women’s Memorial is the only memorial honoring the 3 million women […]

Real Life Mulan – Deborah Sampson

Real Life Mulan – Deborah Sampson

by Cynthia Cline If I asked you to close your eyes and picture a woman who disguised herself as a man to serve in her country’s military, who would come to mind? Would you envision Mulan? I would.  Mulan’s name is known internationally, and yet, her story is just that, a story. Mulan is a […]

Letting down your guard and facing a MST

Letting down your guard and facing a MST

Tiffany almost joined the Marine Corps as a member of the military band but would have to wait six months to go on active duty and she didn’t want to wait. She wanted to go on active duty now. She ended up becoming a Religious Affairs Specialist and spent most of her time in that […]

Advice For Transitioning From The Military

Transitioning from the Military By Nick Engelbrecht You’ve made the decision to transition from the military, Congratulations! Now what is it you want to do? Prepare Early This is a question that you will inevitably be asked. So it’s best to prepare ahead of time for that question. My advice is to begin preparing as […]

Green to Gold in the Army

Green to Gold in the Army

How do you go from flipping burgers at McDonald’s to serving as an Army Officer? Check out Andi’s story and how she went from Green to Gold when she joined the Army, worked on her degree at night, and became an officer. Listen to the full episode here: From Green to Gold Green to Gold […]