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As the voice of supply chain, Supply Chain Now is committed to giving a voice to those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Join host and Army Veteran Mary Kate Soliva as she sits down with veterans and veteran advocates for insights, perspectives and stories from serving. Powered by Supply Chain Now and Vets2Industry, Veteran Voices highlights the challenging transition from active duty to the private sector while shining a light on the most vital issues facing veterans today. Hear from a variety of guests and leaders in the veteran community as they share their stories in and out of the military.

Veteran Voices Supply Chain Now

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

As the voice of supply chain, Supply Chain Now is committed to giving a voice to those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Join host and Army Veteran Mary Kate Soliva as she sits down with veterans and veteran advocates for insights, perspectives and stories from serving. Powered by Supply Chain Now and Vets2Industry, Veteran Voices highlights the challenging transition from active duty to the private sector while shining a light on the most vital issues facing veterans today. Hear from a variety of guests and leaders in the veteran community as they share their stories in and out of the military.

    Finding a Bigger Purpose to Support featuring Jake Edwards U.S. Marine Veteran

    Finding a Bigger Purpose to Support featuring Jake Edwards U.S. Marine Veteran

    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about Veteran Voices here: https://supplychainnow.com/program/veteran-voices
    Subscribe to Veteran Voices and other Supply Chain Now programs here: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe
    Learn more about Vets2Industry: https://vets2industry.org/
    This episode was hosted by Scott Luton. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/finding-bigger-purpose-support-marine-veteran-vv64

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Feeding the Desire to Thrive, featuring Jennifer Foxworthy, U.S. Navy Veteran

    Feeding the Desire to Thrive, featuring Jennifer Foxworthy, U.S. Navy Veteran

    Some people want to do something bigger right from the very beginning of their lives. Once they get the opportunity to begin on that journey, they don’t look back. Fortunately for all of us, many people with that drive make the decision to do so by spending time in military service.
    In this interview, Mary Kate Soliva welcomes Jennifer Foxworthy, U.S. Navy Veteran and the Founder and CEO of Inspirationally Speaking, LLC and Unstoppable You Ministries, Inc.
    Jennifer speaks with Mary Kate about:
    • What it was like being one of a very few Black members of her Naval unit, and often the only Black woman
    • Why her Christian faith is an important part of her personal relationships and professional drive
    • The drive to become a substance abuse counsellor and how they changed her perspective on working with people
    Some people want to do something bigger right from the very beginning of their lives. Once they get the opportunity to begin on that journey, they don’t look back. Fortunately for all of us, many people with that drive make the decision to do so by spending time in military service.
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about Veteran Voices here: https://supplychainnow.com/program/veteran-voices
    Subscribe to Veteran Voices and other Supply Chain Now programs here: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe
    Learn more about Vets2Industry: https://vets2industry.org/
    This episode was hosted by Mary Kate Soliva. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/feeding-desire-thrive-navy-veteran-vv63

    • 49 min
    Educating Those That Come After Us, Matt Quick, U.S. Marine Corps. and U.S. Army

    Educating Those That Come After Us, Matt Quick, U.S. Marine Corps. and U.S. Army

    Military transitions can be very difficult. There are so many unknowns, and it takes time. But if mentors are willing to educate those that come after them, to share what they have learned, and to provide advice, then it doesn’t have to be as hard.
    In this interview, Mary Kate Soliva welcomes Matt Quick, a fifth-generation service member and Veteran of the both the Marine Corps and Army.
    Matt speaks with Mary Kate about:
    • Growing a thick skin as a kid growing up on an apple farm in New York
    • What it was like getting an opportunity to work his dream job at the Pentagon
    • How Veterans can solidify their networking and project management skills
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about Veteran Voices here: https://supplychainnow.com/program/veteran-voices
    Subscribe to Veteran Voices and other Supply Chain Now programs here: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe
    Learn more about Vets2Industry: https://vets2industry.org/
    This episode was hosted by Mary Kate Soliva. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/educating-those-come-after-marine-army-vv62

    • 47 min
    Saving Lives Through Training, Paul Peng, U.S. Army Veteran

    Saving Lives Through Training, Paul Peng, U.S. Army Veteran

    There is a reason that so many Veterans exit their military service with an abundance of consistency, determination, and discipline. They need those qualities to get through successfully.
    In this episode of Veteran Voices, produced in partnership with Vets2Industry, Mary Kate Soliva welcomes Paul Peng, Founder and President of Sentri Institute, Inc. He was deployed to Iraq in 2003 and again in 2008. When the time came to reenlist in the Army, he made the decision not to because he was almost certainly going to be redeployed again (and again).
    Not that escaping deployment made his transition any easier. Paul had difficulty finding a job because of the recession and turned to unhealthy coping mechanisms. After one particularly close call, he had an epiphany, accepted that he needed help, and went to graduate school so he could take his life in a new direction.
    Paul Peng shares a raw and up close look at:
    • His overseas deployments
    • How Veterans should leverage their time in the military so that it resonates with hiring managers
    • His unexpected ‘walk on’ movie role as a gangster thanks to his weapons training
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about Veteran Voices here: https://supplychainnow.com/program/veteran-voices
    Subscribe to Veteran Voices and other Supply Chain Now programs here: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe
    Learn more about Vets2Industry: https://vets2industry.org/
    This episode was hosted by Mary Kate Soliva. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/saving-lives-training-us-army-veteran-vv61

    • 51 min
    The Bonds You Can’t Create Without Adversity, Josh Atkinson, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

    The Bonds You Can’t Create Without Adversity, Josh Atkinson, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

    Each of us goes through life making choices, and some of those choices have a more significant impact than others. When your cumulative choices prevent you from fitting ‘the mold,’ especially in the Marine Corps, the path won’t be easy, but it will be truly unique.
    In this interview, Mary Kate Soliva welcomes Josh Atkinson, a Marine Corps Veteran. Josh was fortunate enough to attend Annapolis, and because of the disciplined household he grew up in, he didn’t have to overcome the culture shock that many of his classmates did. He ultimately decided to join the Marines because of the wide range of options they could offer him. And, as he points out in this interview, once you are a Marine, you are never NOT a Marine.
    John shares his unique story into, through, and out of the Marine Corps, including:
    • Why each obstacle in life is an opportunity to get to know yourself better, and to know what you are capable of
    • How he faced up to some of the most challenging times in his military career, when he made the choice to do what he felt was right even though he knew it would not be popular
    • The impact that having his transition timing decided for him had on his professional journey
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about Veteran Voices here: https://supplychainnow.com/program/veteran-voices
    Subscribe to Veteran Voices and other Supply Chain Now programs here: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe
    Learn more about Vets2Industry: https://vets2industry.org/
    This episode was hosted by Mary Kate Soliva. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/bonds-create-without-adversity-josh-atkinson-marine-corps-veteran-vv60

    • 49 min
    Taking the Road Less Traveled with Shirley Baez, U.S. Army Special Operations Veteran

    Taking the Road Less Traveled with Shirley Baez, U.S. Army Special Operations Veteran

    For many people, the military functions as a big “leadership school.” Service members have contact with different types of leaders and learn to become leaders in their own right. From finding the right mentor to building a tribe of supportive people around you, who each person surrounds themselves with will often determine the path that they follow.
    In this interview, Mary Kate Soliva welcomes Shirley Baez. Shirley started thinking about joining the Army as a way of paying for college, and then the Twin Towers fell on 9/11. In that moment, perspective changed and she went from “just being a girl that wanted to go into the military for college money” to someone who genuinely wanted to serve her country. She is now a veteran of the U.S. Army special operations community, but her service is not over.
    Shirley shares her honest reflections with Mary Kate about:
    • What it means to know you have the trust of leaders that you respect
    • The role she played as a part of civil affairs, reestablishing essential services in parts of the world where the population is not connected to its government
    • Why it was so important to have a ‘tribe’ when the time came to end her military service and enter private industry
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about Veteran Voices here: https://supplychainnow.com/program/veteran-voices
    Subscribe to Veteran Voices and other Supply Chain Now programs here: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe
    Learn more about Vets2Industry: https://vets2industry.org/


    This episode was hosted by Mary Kate Soliva. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/taking-road-less-traveled-army-special-operations-veteran-VV59

    • 57 min

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Tough AND Love from amazing veterans

We all know that the men and women who serve in our military are absolutely essential to our freedoms and way of life. Hearing their individual stories and experiences takes that to a whole new level. Host Scott Luton does an excellent job getting them to share their true selves with the whole listening audience.

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If you want to hear from Veterans who served, the good and the bad - - and real Veteran advocates - - subscribe to this podcast.

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A podcast favorite

I love hearing these veteran stories- Veteran Voices allows these vets the opportunity to share their stories and let us in on stories and events and experiences that I as a civilian, may never know or understand. Scott is a great host and this is an excellent series.

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