49 episodes

Learn from the best. The Military Wire with Mike Schindler features interviews with America's Most Elite Men and Women who have served this country. Their stories of overcoming, finding mission and purpose, and the impact they are having in their communities will motivate you to make a difference and leave you with practical, tactical tips to apply to your own life. Learn from those who are the rare SEVEN Percent - those who have served this country (only 7%) in uniform - some of America's Greatest Assets.

The Military Wire with Mike Schindler The Military Wire with Mike Schindler

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Learn from the best. The Military Wire with Mike Schindler features interviews with America's Most Elite Men and Women who have served this country. Their stories of overcoming, finding mission and purpose, and the impact they are having in their communities will motivate you to make a difference and leave you with practical, tactical tips to apply to your own life. Learn from those who are the rare SEVEN Percent - those who have served this country (only 7%) in uniform - some of America's Greatest Assets.

    How To Translate Your Military Experience with Starbucks HR Director Dave Van Slambrook

    How To Translate Your Military Experience with Starbucks HR Director Dave Van Slambrook

    Your military training likely positioned you well to be an asset in corporate. But...you need to translate it so the hiring manager understands how you will add value. 
    In this episode, David Van Slambrook, Director, Human Resources, Law & Corporate Affairs and Finance at Starbucks, who previous to this job served 28 years in the United States Army, served as a garrison commander, battalion commander, Inspector General, asst. Chief of Staff for United States Pacific Command and retired out as a colonel, shares how he struggled a bit but then got his "break" and how he is helping Veterans "get their break" by better translating their experience.
    If you've ever wanted to work at an international company that values Veterans and military spouses, be sure to look up David on LinkedIn and message him directly.
     

    • 24 min
    The Last Full Measure: Hollywood Director Shares His Thoughts on Those Who Serve

    The Last Full Measure: Hollywood Director Shares His Thoughts on Those Who Serve

    In this latest episode, longtime Hollywood director Todd Robinson shares his thoughts on those who serve our country in uniform - and how this service above self mentality can truly shape your future. 
    Todd's latest film, The Last Full Measure, tells the true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine), a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen (also known as a PJ) medic who personally saved over sixty men. The film tackles many issues some wrestled with in Vietnam while also uncovering a “cover up” that, when exposed, brought closure to many.
    When we all look at our service - the acts performed, the missions accomplished, the tasks completed may not be worthy of a Medal of Honor, but they are worth knowing you accomplished something 93% of Americans have never achieved: service to your country in the military. 
    The Last Full Measure is a must-see. It has an A-list cast, it tackles some issues often left unaddressed and it is in many ways therapeutic. 
     

    • 25 min
    Finding Your Mission, Purpose & Identity with Special Forces/Operator & Best-Selling author Brad Taylor

    Finding Your Mission, Purpose & Identity with Special Forces/Operator & Best-Selling author Brad Taylor

    Mission. Purpose. Identity. Three words that are clearly understood by most who serve in our military. And then we get out and some lose sight of this – it becomes a journey to “find our place” after service. Our guest on The Military Wire – former Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel Brad Taylor, now best selling author, will shed light on how he found his mission, purpose, and identity after his service to our country – and we’ll talk about his latest book “Hunter Killer” on this episode of the Military Wire.
    Best-selling author Brad Taylor served more than 21 years in the US Army Infantry, retiring as a Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel. Numerous infantry and SF positions, including eight years in the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta where he commanded multiple troops and a squadron – he’s conducted operations in numerous locations, including Iraq, Afghanistan and other classified locations – he also served as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at The Citadel in Charleston, SC.  His books have sold over 2 million copies.
    To learn more about Brad, visit his FB profile or visit Hunter Killer. 

    • 21 min
    From Top of Class to Most Invisible: Finding Your Identity After Service with Jen Anthony

    From Top of Class to Most Invisible: Finding Your Identity After Service with Jen Anthony

    Identity. In the military our identity – who we are, our rank, our mission, our purpose, is all packaged pretty tightly. We know where we stand in the ranks, others know our skills and accomplishments from the ribbons and medals on our uniforms (chest candy) and the newest recruit, boot, airman knows exactly what level of respect to display just by looking at a uniform. Identity in the military is not a secret.
    And then we get it. And all of that changes. Today’s guest on The Military Wire is Jen Anthony. Jen served 20 years in the US Air Force achieving the highest enlisted rank of E-9, Chief Master Sergeant. Only one percent of the enlisted force reach the rank of "Chief" and she did so at a time when the total population of female service members was less than 19%. She has worked all over the world to include places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, and Turkey. While in service, she specialized in offensive and defensive cyberspace operations coupled with a strong background in leadership and professional development.
    She shares her story how she went from being in the 1% club of enlisted to transitioning and becoming what felt to be the most invisible Veteran in the country. Her journey and her experience isn't unique and her method to discovering her new identity is one you can duplicate.
    Be sure to check out this episode if you are about to transition - or have transitioned. 
     
     
     
     

    • 25 min
    HR Expert David Alsop Shares How He Overcame Veteran Myths and Stereotypes

    HR Expert David Alsop Shares How He Overcame Veteran Myths and Stereotypes

    Veteran myths and stereotypes seem to take on a life of their own - and sometimes influence HR hiring decisions. HR Expert David Alsop, Senior Director and Head of Human Resources for Ultradent, a global dental and orthodontic manufacturing company that has experienced non-stop growth for over 30 years, shares how he personally held some misconceptions and how today he not only advocates for the skills, abilities and leadership veterans bring to the workplace but makes it a point to influence other hiring managers to understand the value Veterans bring.
    To learn more about the hiring opportunities at Ultradent, visit their website at www.ultradent.com or visit David Alsop on his LinkedIn profile.

    • 25 min
    HR Expert Wymillian Cobb Shares How to Become a Top Tier Leader in Corporate

    HR Expert Wymillian Cobb Shares How to Become a Top Tier Leader in Corporate

    How does one become a top tier leader – and where does one start after military service to get on this pathway to corporate leadership? We’ll unpack this topic today with one our nation’s top Hospitality Recruiters & Human Resources Executive – who just happens to also be an Artificial Intelligence Enthusiast.
    There are hundreds of books on leadership – and those of us who have served in the military in many ways can clearly see how we can advance to the next level of positional leadership – what time is required, what certifications or qualifications. But corporate is different. There isn’t always a clear path to the next level of leadership. And even if you are a top tier leader in the military doesn’t automatically guarantee you a top tier leadership position in corporate.
    Our guest today on The Military Wire is Wymillian Cobb, one of our nation’s top Hospitality Recruiters & Human Resources Executives with over 14 years’ experience - who just happens to also be an Artificial Intelligence Enthusiast. She and her husband own have an HR Staffing firm, VJT Strategic HR Hospitality and one of their primary areas of focus is to help those who get into the industry succeed and grow to become top tier leaders.
    To learn more about how Wymillian may be able to help you, visit her at Wymillian Cobb.

    • 24 min

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