A More Elite Podcast forges military and civilian relationships for the advancement of American values. Tony shares with you the lessons learned from military veterans and patriotic Americans dedicated to building values-based communities.
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A retired Army Infantryman, Jeff Bearden served his nation for more than 22 years. He is a combat veteran of Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jeff currently serves his community full time as the Local Director for Cru Military in the Ft Benning/Columbus, Georgia area. Jeff partners with Chaplains, Commanders, and local churches to provide for the spiritual fitness of soldiers and their families. Jeff's story is one of finding purpose through serving others, #ForAmerica.
After service as a Ranger and Nightstalker, Chuck Eastman is now involved in yet another mission-critical endeavor with Stop Soldier Suicide. Hear how Chuck and the Stop Soldier Suicide team are taking a special ops targeting approach to drastically reducing veteran suicide #ForAmerica.
Been there, done that. From combat deployments as an Army Ranger to local law enforcement after the military to establishing Orange Diamond Remodeling Solutions, LLC, John "PK" Kelley has seen the highs and lows in his post-military separation. Join us as PK shares his lessons learned #ForAmerica.
After completing his service in the Army as a Ranger-qualified officer, Jake Walden competed and earned a spot in General Electric’s coveted Junior Officer Leadership Program. Now, Jake is educating and recruiting the next generation of JOLP candidates for GE and #ForAmerica.
Beth Morgan, Director of Higher Education Transition and Partnerships of Columbia University Center for Veteran Transition and Integration, is committed to finding the right fit for the higher education needs of active duty, veterans, and their spouses, and discusses the Oct. 28 Columbia University Virtual College Fair. Her story and involvement with CVTI is a story of honoring the service of America's military #ForAmerica.
COL Ret. Shawn Daniel led the Ranger parachute assault on Objective Rhino in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan as a Ranger company commander. Shawn continues to serve as president of Darby's Warrior Support. His story of service at the military's "tip of the spear" is #ForAmerica.
Command Sgt. Maj. Ret. Mike Hall, Executive Director of Three Rangers Foundation, is a Ranger's Ranger. Listen as he shares his experiences in faith, family, and finances #ForAmerica.
Air Force veteran and The Texas Silver Rush owner Joe Remini shares his story of pursuing his passion and community through business in the Texas music scene and beyond. From New York City roots to the western skyline, Joe's story is #ForAmerica.
Learn what employers expect veterans to know about joining their teams from Army veteran and strategic talent management advisor Bill Kieffer on A More Elite Podcast with Tony Mayne.
The 2020-2021 Global SOF Foundation Transition Survey results are in a word...frustrating. Join us as Global SOF's Meaghan Keeler-Pettigrew discusses initiatives within the SOF community to improve the transition experience for the 70,000+ service member SOF enterprise.
Dan Blakeley is the CEO of United Valor. Together with fine art photographer, Beau Simmons and fellow Army Ranger Tom Amenta, United Valor created "The Twenty-Year War', a photo journal dedicated to veterans of the global war on terror and their stories from all branches of the U.S. military. This is the story of our response to 9/11 and the impact of nearly two decades at war.
Beau Simmons is a fine art photographer and Chief Creative Officer of United Valor. Together with Army Rangers Dan Blakely and Tom Amenta, United Valor created "The Twenty-Year War', a photo journal dedicated to veterans of the global war on terror and their stories from all branches of the U.S. military. This is the story of our response to 9/11 and the impact of nearly two decades at war.
An active-duty Army Ranger, Jesse Futia is back for another podcast to discuss the mindset needed to succeed as a first-time real estate investor. Jesse shares lessons learned on the preparation to make the leap into real estate investing, #ForAmerica.
A financial planner with more than 20 years in the industry, Adam created Veteran Investment Planning as a way to teach and prepare military and veterans for a successful retirement. Adam is #ForAmerica.
Looking to work from home? Thinking about starting a business? Get over the hump of doubt and worry. Hear how VAUSA President and Co-Founder Mary Elaine Baker transitioned from being a former military spouse with children to starting a thriving virtual assistant business.
Annette Hill, Licensed Professional Counselor, details Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and why she is committed to serving America's heroes. Annette gives back to her service community, #ForAmerica.
Army Ranger spouse and coffee connoisseur, Katina Ruest is CEO of American Force Coffee Company. Katina shares her experiences starting a business from scratch and the aches and pains associated with growing her brand. Listen to Katina's lessons learned as a military spouse entrepreneur #ForAmerica.
Ron Anthe’s life changed forever on August 14, 2015. His oldest son Ryan passed in his sleep at the age of 26 due to complications he suffered from a substance abuse disorder that he battled from his early teens. Today he builds on that education by researching, reading case studies, and visiting with medical professionals on SUD and mental illness.
Bloodshed on the streets of Mogadishu as part of the 10th Mountain Division cemented Mark's commitment to a purposeful life. Now retired, he is doing his part to combat veteran homelessness in Columbus, Georgia. Mark's story is #ForAmerica.
Cardia's rocky upbringing led him to the Army, but his career was halted with one decision. Now Cardia is on a mission and launching his business Cheers in New York City. His story is one #ForAmerica.
Brennan directs military and veteran engagement at Clemson University. He shares Clemson's best practices for engaging its veterans through its award-winning Student Veterans of America chapter. His commitment to student veterans is a story #ForAmerica.
Brandon is the World Pull-Up Record Holder. More importantly, he is a brother and veteran committed to improving the lives of those he touches. His service is. a story #ForAmerica.
After the Army, Terrell overcame obstacles in his transition to civilian life that led to his current position as Operations VP for Ronin Guard LLC, a private security firm in Memphis, Tennessee. His story is one #ForAmerica.
3rd Ranger Battalion sniper and Columbia University graduate, Myles continues to serve veterans with Military Assistance Foundation, college preparation, and placement nonprofit. Myles is #ForAmerica.