7 EAGLE LIVE VIDEO SERIES
7 Eagle Live Video Series is the place where we highlight inspiring and interesting United States military Veterans who have found a successful civilian career after trading in their uniforms. Please check out our episodes below. You can also find them on our YouTube Channel, Facebook Page, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pandora, and other popular podcast sites. If you would like to recommend a suggestion for an episode, please email [email protected].
Episode 58: Franchise Opportunities for Military Veterans with Stacey Riska
Episode 57: Live with Jim Lontz, Co-Founder of Silon Enterprises
Episode 56: Get Hired 10X FASTER with Job Search Expert, James Felts
Episode 54: Military Spouse Appreciation Day with Guest Hira Byrne, USMC Mil. Spouse & Vet. Advocate
Episode 53: Get Hired 10X FASTER with Job Search Expert, Captain William Toti (Ret.)
Episode 52: Get Hired 10X FASTER with Job Search Expert, JOE JEFFREY
Episode 51: Get Hired 10X FASTER with Job Search Expert, RYAN RONAN
Come learn how Ryan Ronan (US Navy, Petty Officer First Class) successfully landed an exciting SkillBridge internship with Elgia, a fast-growing cyber security and technology software company. Ryan understands SkillBridge inside and out and can offer some best-practice strategies to help you land a great position too.
Episode 50: Financial Literacy for Military Veterans & Service Members (Savings & Investments) with DAVE PALAMAR (US Army Veteran)
Episode 49: Financial Literacy for Military Veterans & Service Members (Budgeting) with DAVE PALAMAR (US Army Veteran)
Episode 48: Financial Literacy for Military Veterans & Service Members (Credit) with DAVE PALAMAR (US Army Veteran)
Episode 47: Financial Literacy for Military Veterans & Service Members (Banking) with DAVE PALAMAR (US Army Veteran)
Episode 46: Get Hired 10X FASTER with Job Search Expert, BRUCE THOMPSON
Join us as we speak with USMC Veteran, Bruce Thompson. Bruce is a recognized Veteran Advocate, Veterati mentor, and dedicated champion of helping military talent connect with great careers. He’ll offer insights on resources to make your transition process a smoother and more informed process.
Episode 45: Get Hired 10X FASTER with Job Search Expert, JOHN BUCY
Here’s one you don’t want to miss! Join us, as we chat with John Bucy (US Army Veteran). John has spent the last 25 years running staffing agencies and helping thousands of job seekers connect with high-paying and rewarding positions. He’s as passionate as they come about helping his fellow service members successfully navigate their job-searches. Learn actionable tips you can put to use immediately from one of our industry’s leading gurus.
Episode 44: PAY IT FORWARD with Dr. Destinee Prete
Dr. Destinee Prete (U.S. Army Veteran), Co-Founder and President of We2AreVets, shares her mission and favorite tips for Veterans, transitioning Service Members, and Military Spouses. Dr. Prete is a true advocate, whose trailblazing efforts are helping women veterans reenter the civilian workforce through inclusion and empowerment opportunities.
Episode 43: Financial Literacy for Military Veterans & Service Members (Financial Overview) with DAVE PALAMAR (US Army Veteran)
Dave Palamar (US Army Veteran) enjoyed a rewarding 29-year career on Wall Street working for one our country’s biggest investment banks. Join us LIVE at March 16, Wednesday 5PM EST, for Part One of Dave’s Financial Literacy for Veterans series. In this initial LIVE, he’ll provide an overview of financial literacy.
Episode 42: Get Hired 10X FASTER with Job Search Expert, DAVE SCHANTZ
There are few people who know more about SkillBridge than this guy! Join DoD SkillBridge expert, Dave Schantz (US Navy Veteran) and learn from Dave’s favorite tips to help Active Duty Service Members successfully navigate the confusing job-search process.
Episode 41: Get Hired 10X FASTER with Job Search Expert, JAY SHEEHAN
Jay Sheehan (U.S. Army Veteran) shares his favorite job search strategies for Veterans, transitioning Service Members, and Military Spouses. As one of our industry’s leading authorities on staffing and talent acquisition, Jay has helped thousands of job seekers connect with great careers during his 22-year career. Currently, he’s the director of VIPR-SOC, a Cyber Security Operations Center based in Puerto Rico that will employ 150 Veterans during the next three years.
Episode 40: How to Leverage LinkedIn to an Amazing Post-Military Career
Every day, thousands of recruiters and hiring managers search LinkedIn for their next superstar employee. If your profile does not make a great first impression and scream “top performer,” you’re missing a huge opportunity. Learn how to stand out from your competitors and leverage this powerful professional platform to build your network, get hired fast, and advance your career.
Episode 39: Get Hired 10X FASTER with Job Search Expert, DOUG LEARMONT
US Army Veteran, Doug Learmont, received 14 SkillBridge job offers. Now he’s working full-time at a Fortune 50 company conducting hundreds of interviews evaluating applicants as a Supply Chain Operational Leader. No doubt this talented Veteran knows what it takes to get hired! Hear Doug’s valuable advice for transitioning Service Members and Veterans.
Episode 38: SkillBridge Service Members & Vets: How To Select Your Perfect Career Path
Unsure of what you want to do with your post-military career? Don’t make the same mistake that dooms so many Veterans and SkillBridge candidates — not having a clear focus. We’ll help you identify the ideal industry and position so you can attract attention from hiring managers and launch a rewarding and lucrative career.
Episode 37: Danny Etheredge (USAF)
Episode 36: Keith Heimerick USAF Founder SkillBridge Network
We are honored to sit down with US Air Force Senior Career Advisor and Founder of SkillBridge & Veteran Employment Network (21,000 subscribers!), @KeithHeimericks. Watch this podcast for valuable advice you can use to land the SkillBridge opportunity you deserve.
Episode 35: Gary Hayslip; US Navy Veteran and CISO at Softbank
Episode 34: Mike Mahaney; US Navy Veteran and CISO at Axis Group
Episode 33: Lindsay Helm; US Army Veteran and Founder of Empower Employ
Episode 32: Aaron Harper; USMC Veteran and HR at Atrium Health
Episode 31: Travis Johnson
In this episode, Johnson dives into his military and nonprofit experience, how he got into podcasting, and offers advise to outbound veterans entering the civilian world.
Episode 30: Michael McDowell
Michael McDowell ED.D is a former Marine officer, serving as a field artillery officer and in civil affairs before retiring in 2016. Before retirement, he acquired his Masters in Business Administration at the University of Southern California (2015) and would pursue his Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership (2020) at the same school.
Episode 29: Sara Boyd
Sara Boyd is an Army Veteran of ten years, serving from 1998-2008. She did several jobs during her service, eventually becoming an military intel agent. Unfortunately, her service was cut short due a mysterious illness that led her to be unfit for duty and medically discharged, which still affects her to this day. Today, she heads a non-profit organization, Operation Truth, that advocates for servicemembers who suffer from Gulf War era illnesses/injuries and seeks to uncover reasons why these mysterious ailments exist.
Episode 28: Ryan Matthews
Ryan Matthews is a former Marine K9 Handler who has applied his skills to help train canines in the civilian world. He runs World of Dog Training that has risen in success and performed several Ted Talks.
Episode 27: Dan Eric
Dan Eric is a Marine Corps veteran who was an earlier pioneer in podcasting, works for Grunt Style, and an advocate and leader for the Veteran community.
Episode 26: Donny O' Malley
Donny O’Malley is a USMC officer who served his country and is now serving his veteran community. Donny grew up in a military family and understood the life he chooses. A life that leads him on several deployments and eventually to the discovery of his unique voice as a storyteller. Creating the non-profit Irreverent Warriors where veterans hike through US cities in silkies and combat boots he has created a boots-on-ground therapy session that is saving lives through camaraderie and laughter. Soon after the nonprofit was created he then opened up Vet TV, a production company that uses the same therapy approach of laughter and humor to give veterans one more outlet and to also show the realities of war that the public is not yet ready to accept. His endless commitment to excellence in all he does has led to a new national movement, a movement that we are proud to be a part of.
Episode 25: Phil Randazzo; Founder of American Dream University
Military transition expert Phil Randazzo, Founder of American Dream University, shares some great tips and advice for Veterans and spouses transitioning to the civilian world.
Episode 24: Deirdre Van Nest; Certified World Class Speaking Coach and CEO from Crazy Good Talks
Nervous about networking with strangers and acing your interview? “No sweat,” says Deirdre Van Nest, Certified World Class Speaking Coach and CEO from Crazy Good Talks. It’s all about courage and that’s one character trait every military Veteran definitely possesses!
Episode 23: Mike Holmes; Executive Search Consultant for McCormick Group
Retired Army Lieutenant-Colonel Mike Holmes is now the Executive Search Consultant for McCormick Group. In this interview, he details his military transition and offers great tips and suggestions for veterans transitioning into the civilian world.
Episode 22: Chris Bentley; Founder & CEO of Bellatorum Resources
USMC Veteran and Mineral Rights CEO Reveals The Secret to Veteran Success Chris Bentley served 14 years in the Marine Corps and deployed to combat six times. He now serves as the President and CEO of a mineral rights and oil & gas royalties firm in Texas.
In this episode, he explains how veterans can find success like him after their military to civilian transition with a simple approach: humility and hard work.
Episode 21: Zack Baddorf; Military Veteran in Journalism
U.S. Navy Veteran and Nonprofit Director Shares Tips for Veterans Pursuing Journalism.
In this interview, Zack Baddorf breaks down his experience transitioning from the U.S. Navy as a journalist and the difficulties he faced when trying to apply to civilian jobs in the same industry. He offers words of wisdom for veterans in the same situation.
Episode 20: Raymond Lott: Ninja Punch Music
Raymond Lott is a US Marine Veteran who served as a combat correspondent for infantry battalions. He did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and won a prestigious combat photography award for his work. After ten years in the Marines, he chose to move forward with his music career. He attended the Los Angelos Film School, where he majored in music production. He later started Ninja Punch Music, an all military musician record label. Raymond also does an extensive amount of advocacy work for veteran suicide prevention through his work as a board member of the non profit Project Refit.
Episode 17: Gordon Logan: CEO of the Sports Clips
Gordon Logan, USAF veteran and CEO of the Sports Clips, details the life lessons he learned in the military that he carried forward in his personal and professional life which ultimately lead to great financial success and personal happiness.
Episode 16: Joel "Thor" Neeb: CEO of Afterburner
F15 fighter pilot, cancer survivor, extreme athlete, and CEO of Afterburner Joel “Thor” Neeb gives a brief account of his military and post military career, his struggles, his triumphs, and how these experiences gave him the tools to become CEO of a company dedicated to helping others unlock their own inner greatness.
Episode 11: Jason Roncoroni
Episode 10: Jaeson "Doc" Parsons: Founder & CEO, "Graffiti of War"
Jaeson “Doc” Parsons deployed to Ramadi from 06-7 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While deployed, he was inspired by the graffiti that covered the hescos and walls and wanted to share these pieces of work with the world, and thus “Graffiti of War” was created. The operation has had several art showing and has a book on the way, with proceeds going towards helping veterans with PTSD and TBI. If you’d like to know more or make a donation, please visit: https://www.GraffitiOfWar.com
Episode 9: John Boerstler: CEO, Combined Arms
John Boerstler is the CEO of Combined Arms, a Veteran Service Organization (VSO) based in Texas that helps thousands of veterans every year in their transition out of the military. John is a U.S. Marine Corps infantry veteran who left the Marines as a non-commissioned officer and went into government work, eventually starting his own VSO to tackle some of the issues he faced during his own transition to civilian life. John offered some great tips to veterans and active service members during our chat.
Episode 8: Kathy Roth Douquet: CEO and Founder of Blue Star Families
Founded in 2009 by military spouses with you in mind, we empower military families to thrive by connecting them with their civilian neighbors – both people and organizations – to create strong communities of support.
Episode 7: Brett DAlessandro & Alexa Modero: Founder of Backpacks for Life
Backpacks For Life’s mission is to provide a unique and personalized support system for homeless and at-risk veterans who are struggling to reintegrate into civilian life. We want Veterans of all eras, after being equipped with the right tools and solutions, to seamlessly and confidently reintegrate into society and thrive. Through our two main programs, we are able to effectively support and empower our Veterans, reigniting the flame to live and succeed inside of them.
Episode 6: Matthew J. Louis: Author of Mission Transition
Mission Transition is a practical career-change guide for transitioning veterans avoid false starts and make optimal career choices following service. Every year, about 200,000 veterans leave the military, most of whom are grossly unprepared for life after service. While well-intentioned, Transition Assistance Programs and other support structures within the armed forces often leave veterans fending for themselves. On top of this, veterans themselves are typically so focused on their active duty roles that they’re unprepared to join the civilian world. Mission Transition guides military personnel through the entire process of making a successful move into civilian professional life.
Episode 5: Harris Morris: Sr. Director of Veterans Initiatives at ADP
Harris Morris share his story from his time as an US Army soldier all the way to him becoming Sr. Director of Veterans Initiatives at ADP
Episode 4: CSM Michael Hall (Ret.): Three Rangers Foundation founder
Three Rangers Foundation seeks “to provide veterans with the best experts, advice, and assistance in every aspect of their journey. This assistance encompasses spiritual, behavioral, career and networking, financial , legal, family, and education.” CSM Hall (Ret.) explains more about the company, its mission, and his time in the US Army.
Episode 3: Green Beret Herb Thompson: Author of The Transition Mission
7 Eagle Group’s founder, Jordie Kern, sat down with Herb Thompson, U.S. Army Green Beret, and author of The Transition Mission. Herb gives lots of great advice for transitioning Veterans.
Episode 2: Fighter Pilot Rob "Cujo" Teschner: Author of "Debrief to Win"
Rob provides some great advice for business owners to help them succeed by utilizing the same methods he developed as a high-performing combat veteran. He also offers tips to Veterans transitioning out of military.
Episode 1: Phil McConkey: Navy Veteran, NFL Champion & President of Academy Securities
Phil McConkey shares his inspiring story with 7 Eagle Group founder, Jordie Kern and offers valuable career advice to his fellow Veterans. Phil used his experiences in the Navy to take him to grid-iron glory and business success. Check out our first 7 Echo Podcast episode!