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Current military service members, veterans, military spouses, aspiring future military members, and those want to learn more about our outstanding military community- Fall in! It’s time for formation! On this podcast, we help connect and advise our military community with available educational, entrepreneurship, and career resources/opportunities by conducting interviews with various industry leaders. Unfortunately, many within our own military community are unaware of the numerous opportunities available, so TMF thrives to fill that void, which in turn, helps improve the military-to-civilian career transition.TMF strongly believes that an improved transition will assist with lowering the current, heightened military suicide rate and lessen the chances of broken relationships, after wearing the uniform. Mentorship, coaching, and making an impact does not stop after service, so tune-in and meet some of the most influential groundbreakers looking to help our community level-up! Stay tuned, stay focused, and stay motivated!

The Morning Formation Podcast KP

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    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Current military service members, veterans, military spouses, aspiring future military members, and those want to learn more about our outstanding military community- Fall in! It’s time for formation! On this podcast, we help connect and advise our military community with available educational, entrepreneurship, and career resources/opportunities by conducting interviews with various industry leaders. Unfortunately, many within our own military community are unaware of the numerous opportunities available, so TMF thrives to fill that void, which in turn, helps improve the military-to-civilian career transition.TMF strongly believes that an improved transition will assist with lowering the current, heightened military suicide rate and lessen the chances of broken relationships, after wearing the uniform. Mentorship, coaching, and making an impact does not stop after service, so tune-in and meet some of the most influential groundbreakers looking to help our community level-up! Stay tuned, stay focused, and stay motivated!

    How the Art Community Helps Veterans Mentally Transition Beyond the Uniform with Air Force Veteran Cody Vance

    How the Art Community Helps Veterans Mentally Transition Beyond the Uniform with Air Force Veteran Cody Vance

    Warriors, Fall In! It’s Time for Formation!
    Today we’re joined with an Air Force Veteran who’s going to share his own career transition into the world of sculpting and explain how he’s been giving back to the military community. 
    And if you’ll remember we had the honor of interviewing a Grunt Style artist and San Antonio Muralist named “Ghost,” just a few months back, who also did some incredible work!

    Today, we’re going to learn all about Air Force Veteran Cody Vance’s military life, his transition experience that landed him as a highly talented artist, and some lesser-known insights into the realm of art and sculpting. 

    Email: cody.vance@att.net
    Cody Vance Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/vanceartstudio/

    Forward Arts Program - for San Antonio Vets
    https://www.facebook.com/ForwardArtsSA/

    San Antonio Art Community:
    https://bihlhausarts.org

    • 45 min
    Army Soldier of The Year to Hollywood Producer and Crypto Founder with Daril Fannin

    Army Soldier of The Year to Hollywood Producer and Crypto Founder with Daril Fannin

    Warriors, Fall in…
    Today we are joined with an 8-year Army Veteran who was inspired to further his education after speaking with Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, which having a conversation with such a high-ranking NCO is not a normal opportunity for any average NCO or Soldier. So, we’ll get more into that story.

    Our guest today is now a writer in Hollywood who also managed to break into the Tensiltown scene by selling one of his own shows to the likes of Matt Damon and Peter Berg.
    Since then, he’s also created more shows with big names and is now the founder of a startup tech company that helps protect artists from large corporation and the questionable accounting practices that take place in Hollywood.
     I’d like to welcome Daril Fannin to The Morning Formation Podcast.

    Connect with Daril on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/darilfannin/

    Connect with Daril via LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/daril-fannin-98b72333/

    Become an Early Investor into Kino!
    https://www.kinoapp.xyz

    • 1 hr 4 min
    "Soledier Socks"Was Created with Combat Necessity with Founder Elle Rueger and Combat Navy Vet Tommy

    "Soledier Socks"Was Created with Combat Necessity with Founder Elle Rueger and Combat Navy Vet Tommy

    Warriors, Fall in…


    Today, I’m joined with the founder of a company that’s in the business of making military inspired socks. I’m also joined with an Afghanistan combat war Veteran who inspired this husband and wife team to create this American owned business.


    On The Morning Formation Podcast, we talk about military career transition, well I was approached by this company, heard their story, how things came to fruition for them, and how much they’ve been helping our community. So, I wanted to share this company’s story with you!


    So, right now, some of folks listening might be thinking “Socks?” Why? Who cares, right? Well, I’m here to tell you that if you’ve ever conducted:


    A.    10 mile plus ruck march with a 40 lbs plus pack


    B.    Ever been deployed for months and months in the extreme climate or


    C.     You’re constantly on your feet doing work tasks, such as construction, medical, or first responder type of work


    Then, you know and understand that footcare is optimal. Today, we’re going to hear the story and evolution of Soledier Socks from one of the founders, Elle Rueger and were going to kick off this show today meeting one of their closest friends, Tommy, who helped inspire Soledier Socks!

    Get 20% off Soldier Socks! Use the discount code: TMF
    https://www.solediersocks.com/tmf

    Other resources mentioned:

    DOD E-library (ebooks/audiobooks for veterans)
    https://www.dodmwrlibraries.org/

    Fed VTE (free cybersecurity training for veterans)
    https://fedvte.usalearning.gov/

    • 32 min
    Uber's Career Opportunities For Our Military Community with Army Veteran Michael Pett

    Uber's Career Opportunities For Our Military Community with Army Veteran Michael Pett

    Warriors, Fall In. It's time for formation.

    Today I'm joined with an Army Veteran who now serves as the Head of Veteran and Military Programs for Uber.

    In today’s episode you'll be surprised and intrigued by the amount of opportunities within this awesome company. Maybe you'll and see these opportunities within Uber in a different light?

    There are a ton of opportunities and growth, within Uber, for a career after the uniform. Today, I’m joined with Michael Pett, who’s going to discuss his own transition and how Uber plans to connect with military community career seekers after the uniform.

    Connect with Michael via LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelpett1/

    Join Uber's Military, Veteran, & Partners (MVP) Group:
    https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13849193/

    Michael's Email:
    mpett@uber.com

    Uber's Military, Veteran, & Partners (MVP):
    https://www.uber.com/us/en/careers/mvp/

    • 48 min
    From Critically Combat Wounded to Esquire with Attorney Estefan Encarnacion

    From Critically Combat Wounded to Esquire with Attorney Estefan Encarnacion

    Warriors, Fall In…
    Today, we’re joined with a Combat Marine Corps Veteran, who survived a deadly explosion during his Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment in 2004.
    This battle-tested warrior continued to fight-on through his wounds and successfully transition beyond the uniform, followed his goals, and is now a practicing attorney in the state of California, which is no easy task. 
    Passing the California State Bar is considered one of the toughest exams in the United States, let alone his achievement of earning his Juris Doctorate. Today, I am joined with Estefan Encarnacion.

    Connect with Estefan via LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/estefan-encarnacion-60396799/

    Email Estefan:
    estefan@ebllawgroup.com

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Future Career Awaits in Drone Robotics with Air Force Top Gun Veteran and CEO of Target Arm Jeffrey McChesney

    Future Career Awaits in Drone Robotics with Air Force Top Gun Veteran and CEO of Target Arm Jeffrey McChesney

    Warriors Fall In…

    Today we’re joined with guest who’s an alumnus of the USAF Academy, Columbia University and Harvard University. He’s also a graduate of the USAF Fighter Weapons School (TopGun) and if that’s not enough he’s a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Harvard National Security Fellow.

    Our guest today is the CEO and founder of Target Arms, which is a cutting edge UAV company that’s currently commercializing some exciting technology that’s revolutionary and today, we’re going to learn all about it.

    Our guest today will also cover potential careers in this new spectrum of career opportunities. I’d like to welcome Mr. Jeffrey McChesney to The Morning Formation Podcast.

    Target Arm Website:
    https://www.targetarm.com

    Jeffrey McChesney's LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreymcchesney/

    UDemy Courses on Drones:
    https://www.udemy.com/courses/search/?src=ukw&q=drone

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Dmpitts84 ,

No better place to be in the morning than at formation!

A solid soldier, a solid man and a solid podcast!

AKH2 ,

Patriotic Content: A Must Listen To Podcast

Thanks for your service, KP! What a great idea for a podcast. As a spouse of a military retiree and mother of an infantry officer, I love listening to others’ military experiences. As a new subscriber to your show, I’m looking forward to hearing more of your personal story and the stories of your guests. It’s just one more way to stay connected to the community I love and respect so much.

Best wishes,

Amy [from Prosecco N Prose Book Club Podcast]

Whitea33 ,

Highly recommended

The podcast is great and really love hearing about others experiences!

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