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Jun 07

Balancing Your Transition Expectations

Summer is a busy time for senior military members retiring from their respective services and contemplating what’s next. It is a good time to step back and put a few things into perspective. Let’s start by considering some mistaken assumptions: 1. MILITARY TO CIVILIAN TRANSITION IS THE SAME FOR EVERY SENIOR LEADER – While many …

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Aug 13

Former Coast Guardsman Semper Paratus in Private Sector

Every now and then, we come across people we know are going to go far in life, no matter where they are or what they choose to do. Recently, I caught up with one of those individuals. Charles “Skip” Bowen served as Master Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard, 2006-2010. In his role, he provided counsel …

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Jun 02

Insights and Life Lessons from General Colin Powell

The other day, I had a chance to watch Colin Powell interviewed by NPR’s Robert Siegel regarding Powell’s new book, It Worked for Me. The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and former Secretary of State shared stories and insights from his time in the Army, serving four presidential administrations, and from his childhood growing …

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May 15

Use Social Media Smartly to Stand Out From the Crowd

Joshua Waldman

Throughout your military career, you stood alongside your fellow soldiers or shipmates, in a sea of uniforms of the same color and design. While you may have been singled out along the way to receive special awards or medals, your daily goal was not necessarily to stand out from the crowd. As you transition into the …

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May 02

A Great Transition Resource in a Tight Job Market

Transitioning out of life in the military can feel like a solo journey, especially when facing occasional rejection in this tough economic climate. There are no military orders guaranteeing your next job or where you are headed next. The good news is that there are smart people who have walked in your shoes and organizations …

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Apr 11

Military to “Civvy Street:” Transition Perspectives from Across the Border

Senior leaders leaving military service to transition into civilian life may go through a period of adjustment as they adapt to a different pace, culture and work environment. While new adventures and opportunities lie ahead, it can take time to find one’s footing. Let us know if your experiences mirror those of Rear Admiral (ret) Ty Pile, Royal …

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