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  • Alexis shares his travel experiences, including his love for comedy filmmaking and offbeat travel. He shares his experiences in London, exploring the city's rail system, and his documentaries, "Salty Tea" and "A Tourist Aria," exploring Central Asia and Myanmar's remote regions. 

    Alexis also shares his experiences in Myanmar, discussing the unique human experiences found in small towns and villages. He shares his experiences with the escalating conflict in Myanmar, the UK's COVID-19 lockdowns, and the cultural responses to the crisis. 

    He shares unique travel encounters in Myanmar, such as a village community encounter and a jam session with the police, showcasing the power of shared humanity in overcoming misunderstandings. These highlights highlight Alexis's adventurous spirit, cultural insights, and the transformative power of travel in navigating unfamiliar terrain and unexpected challenges.

    {You can hear the full episode on Tuesday March 26th}

  • Mike Wickham shares his military journey from an artillery officer in West Germany to a successful 25-year career in international business. He highlights the importance of military networks and the role of alum networks in the business world. 

    His adaptability and outgoing personality fueled Mike's transition into sales. He also discusses his pivotal role in AT&T's experimental division, where he led the testing of groundbreaking technologies globally. Mike's current role at SD Tech is to provide comprehensive technology solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses in San Antonio. He emphasizes the importance of securing funding, finding reliable manufacturing partners, mastering logistics, and maintaining financial expertise.

    {You can hear the full episode on Thursday March 28th }

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  • John Elzinga, a former U.S. Army Infantry Officer, shares his experiences in the job market and his transition into sales. He reflects on the importance of leadership, persuasion, and self-discipline in both roles. Despite initial interview failures, John emphasizes resilience, learning from mistakes, and focusing on objectives. He shares insights for transitioning veterans, emphasizing the need to leverage military experience, seek mentorship, and embrace continuous learning and adaptation.

    John's military experience has influenced his approach to sales leadership. He emphasizes the value of integrity, discipline, and strategic thinking. He also highlights the importance of building effective teams and understanding the purpose behind sales objectives. He emphasizes the need for clarity in execution and a shared understanding of purpose within sales teams.

    Highlights:

    {00:45} Military Roots and Transition

    {07:15} Leadership Lessons

    {11:00} Key Takeaways for Transitioning Veterans

    {17:30} Navigating Career Success

    {20:00} Continuous Learning and Adaptation

    John Elzinga Bio:

    John Elzinga is a seasoned sales leader with over 15 years of experience in the medical device industry. With a commitment to providing non-invasive and drug-free solutions for anxiety, insomnia, and pain management, he currently serves as the Vice President of Sales at Alpha-Stim. John spearheads strategic sales initiatives at Alpha-Stim, a leading provider of innovative electrotherapy devices, and drives growth in various health sectors.

    John has excelled in leadership roles throughout his career, consistently delivering exceptional results and customer satisfaction. With a background in leading national and regional sales teams in government and capital markets, he has a proven track record of success in navigating complex markets and driving revenue growth.

    A dedicated mentor and developer of talent, John is passionate about fostering a culture of excellence and collaboration within his teams. His leadership style is characterized by integrity, resilience, and a strong sense of service—qualities he honed as a U.S. Army Infantry Officer and Veteran.

    John holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and management from Guilford College. He furthered his education by completing the Program for Leadership Development, an alternative to the Executive MBA program at Harvard Business School. With his extensive experience, leadership understanding, and commitment to innovation, John Elizinga continues to impact the medical device industry significantly, driving forward the mission of improving healthcare outcomes through technology and service excellence.

    Links:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-elzinga-962b62251

    https://www.mysalesplatoon.com

    Sponsored Links:

    https://therootbrands.com/product/zero-in

    https://newulife.com/hk/en 

    https://trufinco.com 

  • Jen Hong, founder of travel tech startup Levantr, shares her journey from corporate life to embracing the digital nomad lifestyle. Levantr a blend of Pinterest, Trello, and SurveyMonkey, offers collaborative planning tools and customizable itineraries. 

    Jen’s platform fosters collaboration and cohesive communication among travelers, regardless of their planning styles. Levantr's future features include a Google Chrome extension for seamless research and idea capture. The platform appeals to travel planners and casual travelers seeking inspiration and idea exchange. Jen's mission is to revolutionize travel planning and inspire individuals to explore the world, one journey at a time.

    Highlights:

    {03:00} journey from corporate life to embracing the digital nomad lifestyle

    {07:33} Levantr 

    {22:45} Jen's mission to revolutionize travel planning

    {27:50} Innovative Business Model

    Jen Hong Bio:

    Jen is an ex-Uber, ex-AngelList Go-to-Market strategist with over ten years of experience. She designed the initial mock-ups for Levantr and built the business during the pandemic.

    Links:

    https://travelpassero.com

    https://www.instagram.com/my_levantr

    https://tacticaltravelerclub.com

    Sponsored Links:

    https://therootbrands.com/product/zero-in

    https://newulife.com/hk/en 

    https://trufinco.com 

  • Jen Hong, founder of travel tech startup Levantr, shares her journey from corporate life to embracing the digital nomad lifestyle. Levantr a blend of Pinterest, Trello, and SurveyMonkey, offers collaborative planning tools and customizable itineraries. 

    Jen’s platform fosters collaboration and cohesive communication among travelers, regardless of their planning styles. Levantr's future features include a Google Chrome extension for seamless research and idea capture. The platform appeals to travel planners and casual travelers seeking inspiration and idea exchange. Jen's mission is to revolutionize travel planning and inspire individuals to explore the world, one journey at a time.

    {You can hear the full episode on Tuesday, March 19th}

  • John Elzinga, a former U.S. Army Infantry Officer, shares his experiences in the job market and his transition into sales. He reflects on the importance of leadership, persuasion, and self-discipline in both roles. Despite initial interview failures, John emphasizes resilience, learning from mistakes, and focusing on objectives. He shares insights for transitioning veterans, emphasizing the need to leverage military experience, seek mentorship, and embrace continuous learning and adaptation.

    John's military experience has influenced his approach to sales leadership. He emphasizes the value of integrity, discipline, and strategic thinking. He also highlights the importance of building effective teams and understanding the purpose behind sales objectives. He emphasizes the need for clarity in execution and a shared understanding of purpose within sales teams.

    {You can hear the Full Episode Thursday, March 21st}

  • John Renken and John Crespo discuss their journey from military service to entrepreneurship. Crespo, a former army serviceman, shares his experiences as an automated logistical specialist and a diverse career path from manufacturing to banking. He learned the importance of resilience and adaptability from military service and how exposure to diverse industries can spark entrepreneurial pursuits. 

    They emphasize the need for determination, flexibility, and a willingness to learn in transitioning from service to business. The Sales Platoon podcast explores the intersection of strategy, storytelling, and success in the business world.

    Highlights:

    {01:10} Military Service and Transition

    {09:58} 9/11

    {12:00} In the baking world

    {13:30} Entrepreneurial Journey

    {23:45} Trying entrepreneurship again after a failure

    {32:15} Tax Tips 

    John Crespo Bio:

    John Crespo is a seasoned business development professional with over 12 years of experience in helping businesses thrive and succeed. With a passion for seeing businesses grow, John has dedicated his career to partnering with companies on a deeper level to achieve sustainable growth and success.

    His journey in business development began in the financial industry, where he started his career at JP Morgan Chase in 2010. After gaining valuable experience, John relocated to Clarksville, TN, in 2018, where he assumed the role of Director of Business Development for Fortera Credit Union. During this time, John realized his true calling lay in working closely with small businesses to help them become sustainable and fundable.

    Driven by his passion for supporting the local community, John boldly decided to leave the corporate world and founded CFD Services Inc., a company dedicated to assisting small businesses in achieving their goals and reaching new heights of success.

    John is actively involved in various community initiatives outside his professional endeavors. He serves on the board of Recover Our Sons; a non-profit organization focused on mentoring young men in the community to prepare them for leadership roles in the future. Additionally, he is a board member of the Clarksville Hispanic American Family Foundation, where he contributes to advancing the welfare of Hispanic families in the area.

    John's commitment to his community extends to his personal life as well. He and his wife are proud parents to five children, including one boy and four girls. Together, they enjoy spending quality time outdoors, whether camping, visiting the beach, or embarking on day trips to explore local attractions.

    With a wealth of experience, a passion for business growth, and a dedication to community service, John Crespo continues positively impacting the business world and the community.

    Links:

    https://cfdservicesinc.com

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnpcrespo

    https://www.facebook.com/john.p.crespo

    https://www.instagram.com/johnpcrespo 

    https://www.mysalesplatoon.com

     

    Sponsored Links:

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    https://newulife.com/hk/en 

    https://trufinco.com 

  • Neil Conlon, a successful businessman with a military background, shares his journey from military service to entrepreneurship and his journey as a business coach. He discusses the impact of travel on his mindset and the importance of mental fitness for veterans. Neil also discusses the correlation between mental fortitude and purpose-driven action, emphasizing the heart's role in driving resilience. He shares his perspective on adopting a warrior mindset, emphasizing adaptability and resilience. The episode also discusses the challenges veterans face when transitioning from military to civilian environments, the impact of identity shift, and the importance of creating safe spaces for men to discuss challenges and seek guidance.

    Neil shares his experience coaching veterans and high-performing individuals, highlighting the importance of creating safe spaces for men to discuss challenges and seek guidance. The episode concludes with a reflection on personal growth, resilience, and adaptation, urging listeners to embrace vulnerability as a pathway to strength and connection.

    Highlights:

    {02:20} Global Travel and Business Coaching

    {12:40} Building Mental Fitness

    {24:45} Transitional challenges

    {35:20 Practical Tips for Success

    {51:00} Reshuffling the deck

    Neil Conlon Bio:

    Neal Conlon is the founder and CEO of Press Forward, a high-performance consulting firm that helps executives, sales leaders, marketers, and founders achieve their goals and grow their businesses. He has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, and leadership roles, working with early-stage, well-funded, and publicly traded companies across various industries.

    Neal's mission is to enhance, empower, and create spaces for growth for leaders, using frameworks, accountability, and workshops that improve mental fitness, metaphysics, resilience, and emotional selling. He also serves as a board member and a fractional chief revenue officer to several startups, providing strategic guidance and support. Neal is a veteran, a father, an optimist, and a master connector who values trust, awareness, and digital, cultural, and physical transformation. He is also training for an Iron Man 140.6 in 2023.

    Links:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nealconlon

    https://www.nealconlon.com 

    https://tacticaltravelerclub.com

    Sponsored Links:

    https://therootbrands.com/product/zero-in

    https://newulife.com/hk/en 

    https://trufinco.com 

  • Neil Conlon, a successful businessman with a military background, shares his journey from military service to entrepreneurship and his journey as a business coach. He discusses the impact of travel on his mindset and the importance of mental fitness for veterans. Neil also discusses the correlation between mental fortitude and purpose-driven action, emphasizing the heart's role in driving resilience. He shares his perspective on adopting a warrior mindset, emphasizing adaptability and resilience. The episode also discusses the challenges veterans face when transitioning from military to civilian environments, the impact of identity shift, and the importance of creating safe spaces for men to discuss challenges and seek guidance.

    Neil shares his experience coaching veterans and high-performing individuals, highlighting the importance of creating safe spaces for men to discuss challenges and seek guidance. The episode concludes with a reflection on personal growth, resilience, and adaptation, urging listeners to embrace vulnerability as a pathway to strength and connection.

    {You can hear the full episode on Tuesday March 12}

  • John Renken and John Crespo discuss their journey from military service to entrepreneurship. Crespo, a former army serviceman, shares his experiences as an automated logistical specialist and a diverse career path from manufacturing to banking. He learned the importance of resilience and adaptability from military service and how exposure to diverse industries can spark entrepreneurial pursuits. 

    They emphasize the need for determination, flexibility, and a willingness to learn in transitioning from service to business. The Sales Platoon podcast explores the intersection of strategy, storytelling, and success in the business world.

    {You can hear the full episode on Thursday, March 14th}

  • In this episode of the Sales Platoon podcast, Curry Russell shares his journey from military service to entrepreneurship. He shares his experiences in network marketing and sales, highlighting the importance of building a network and developing leaders.

    Curry also discusses the mindset shift required to transition from an employee mentality to that of an entrepreneur, emphasizing the need for continuous improvement. He shares his involvement with Live Good, a network marketing company with a membership-based compensation model similar to Costco. He encourages individuals interested in network marketing to explore opportunities like Live Good. The conversation provides valuable insights into the industry's dynamics and opportunities.

     

    Highlights:

    {02:00} His military career and how he ended up in the fifth group.

    {06:35} Transitioning from military life to civilian life amidst the backdrop of 9/11.

    {15:30} Finding unexpected opportunities in network marketing and sales.

    {22:00} The transformative power of taking responsibility for actions and outcomes.

    {26:00} Opportunities in Network Marketing

     

    Curry Russell Bio:

    Curry Russell is a self-motivated and goal-driven professional with over 20 years of expertise in public safety software and hardware. With a strong focus on customer support and project delivery, he excels as an outside-the-box thinker and skilled technical communicator. Curry's background includes serving in the American military, where he honed his problem-solving skills and dedication to excellence.

    Throughout his career, Curry has demonstrated proficiency in account management, ensuring client satisfaction and successful project outcomes. He is recognized as an expert presenter, capable of effectively conveying complex technical information to diverse audiences. With specialties in managing technical deliverables and providing excellent customer service, Curry Russell is a valuable asset to any team or organization.

     

    Links:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/curryrussell

    https://www.livegood.com

     

    Sponsored Links:

    https://therootbrands.com/product/zero-in

    https://newulife.com/hk/en 

    https://trufinco.com 

  • Brie Burgett, a former Marine Corps active-duty member, shares her journey from military service to adventure travel. She shares her experiences as a solo female traveler, including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and overcoming obstacles. Brie also shares her passion for immersive travel experiences, such as hiking remote trails and connecting with local communities.

    Brie shares her journey to becoming a travel blogger and influencer, emphasizing the importance of practical advice and inspiration for aspiring travelers. They also discuss budget-friendly travel strategies, such as using flight comparison tools, staying in affordable accommodations, and exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations.

     

    Highlights:

    {01:20} Brie Burgett Military Service and Travel

    {15:30} Solo Female Travel

    {25:00} Mount Kilimanjaro Expedition

    {33:30} Overcoming Challenges

    {37:35} Motivation for Adventure

    {46:00} Budget Travel Tips

     

    Brie Burgett Bio:

    Meet Brie Burgett: Adventure Seeker, Globe Trotter, and U.S. Marine. As a Captain in the US Marine Corps, Brie embodies the essence of courage, determination, and resilience both in her military service and her pursuits.

    Having traveled to 6 continents and 108 countries, Brie's wanderlust knows no bounds. Her adventures span scaling majestic mountains to diving into the ocean's depths, always seeking new experiences and challenges. Through her blog and social media platform, thebrieadventure, Brie shares her latest escapades, offering a glimpse into the thrilling world of adventure travel.

    With over 110k followers, Brie has become a prominent influencer, inspiring others to embrace a life of exploration and discovery. She is not only one of the youngest women to commission in the US Marine Corps but also one of the most influential voices in the world of adventure and travel.

    Brie's influence extends beyond her social media presence. She works with governments around the globe, showcasing the beauty of different cultures and landscapes while promoting environmental conservation and sustainable travel practices.

    In addition to her adventurous spirit, Brie's dedication to fitness and self-development is evident in her content. From sharing her fitness routines to offering motivational insights, she empowers her followers to live life to the fullest and strive for their goals.

    Brie Burgett is a real-life wonder woman who embodies honor, beauty, and strength. Her infectious positivity and unwavering determination make her a beacon of inspiration for all who aspire to live boldly and fearlessly.

     

    Links:

    https://www.thebrieadventure.com

    https://tacticaltravelerclub.com

     

    Sponsored Links:

    https://therootbrands.com/product/zero-in

    https://newulife.com/hk/en 

    https://trufinco.com 

  • Brie Burgett, a former Marine Corps active-duty member, shares her journey from military service to adventure travel. She shares her experiences as a solo female traveler, including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and overcoming obstacles. Brie also shares her passion for immersive travel experiences, such as hiking remote trails and connecting with local communities. 

    {You can hear the full episode Tuesday March 5th}

  • Curry Russell shares his journey from military service to entrepreneurship. He shares his experiences in network marketing and sales, highlighting the importance of building a network and developing leaders.

    Curry also discusses the mindset shift required to transition from an employee mentality to that of an entrepreneur, emphasizing the need for continuous improvement. He shares his involvement with Live Good, a network marketing company with a membership-based compensation model similar to Costco. He encourages individuals interested in network marketing to explore opportunities like Live Good. The conversation provides valuable insights into the industry's dynamics and opportunities.

    {You can hear the full episode on Monday March 7th}

  • Shawn, a former Marine Corps combat correspondent turned successful entrepreneur in sales and consulting, joins us to share his wisdom. From his intense military experiences to his transition into civilian life and entrepreneurship, Shawn shares invaluable insights and strategies for fellow veterans seeking to navigate the challenging yet rewarding path of starting their businesses or pursuing careers in sales.

    Through his inspiring story and actionable insights, listeners gain invaluable guidance for charting their path to success in the civilian world, armed with the unwavering conviction to turn their dreams into reality. 

    Highlights:

    {01:00} Military Experience and Transition

    {04:10} Early Business Ventures

    {18:11} Sales and Marketing Strategies

    {28:00} Building a Personal Brand - Lessons Learned and Future Outlook

    Shawn Rhodes Bio:

    Shawn Rhodes is the ‘Chief Sales Sergeant’ of Bulletproof Selling, an international keynote speaker, author of four books and a nationally-syndicated business columnist. Before becoming a Chief Sales Sergeant, he was a sergeant in the Marine Corps, tasked with accompanying troops into combat to witness how they became ‘Bulletproof’ on the battlefield. His work and insights have appeared in TIME, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, NBC, Forbes, INC and hundreds of other media outlets.

    Recognized as one of the industry’s top sales experts, Shawn is known as the ‘O.G. of sales systems.’ Wherever he speaks, he puts his experience studying more than 30,000 sales calls across hundreds of industries to work for his audiences, so salespeople and business leaders can remove hope from how they sell – and how they serve.

    Links:

    https://bulletproofselling.us

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawnrhodes 

    https://www.mysalesplatoon.com 

    Sponsored Links:

    https://therootbrands.com/product/zero-in

    https://newulife.com/hk/en 

    https://trufinco.com 

  • In this episode, we dive deep into adventure and entrepreneurship with a special guest with a unique science and exploration background.

    The episode features a deep conversation between John and Derek about identity, problem-solving, and the transformative power of experiences. Derek shares insights on shifting perspectives from seeing problems to embracing challenges as experiences, drawing parallels between personal identity shifts and professional growth. The dialogue delves into Derek's book "Superconductors" and his upcoming project on ego death and identity transformation.

    Highlights:

    {01:30} Blending Adventure and Coaching

    {02:48} Challenging Trips and Personal Growth

    {13:20} Navigating Controversial Topics

    {21:00} Empowering Entrepreneurial Mindsets

    {25:00} Unleashing Potential

    {45:00} Adventure Quests

    {50:15} Magic Tree Experience

    Derek Loudermilk Bio:

    Derek Loudermilk is a multifaceted Professional Adventurer, Quantum Business Coach, Consciousness Researcher, Telepathy Trainer, Bestselling Author, Speaker, Digital Nomad, Father, founder of AdventureQuest Travel, and Host of The Derek Loudermilk Show. He aims to help individuals break free from the ordinary and embark on extraordinary adventures, transforming their lives into the most amazing journey possible.

    With a unique blend of practical wisdom and metaphysical insights, Derek bridges higher-dimensional understanding with everyday tools for living and creating. His transformative journey began in 2014 on a beach in Bali, where he realized he had lost his identity amidst a series of setbacks, including job losses, a brain injury, and the dissolution of his marriage.

    Determined to forge a new path, Derek embarked on a quest to reconstruct his identity and create a career and lifestyle aligned with his true purpose. Inspired by the question, "What does it look like to be the hero of your own life?" Derek launched The Art of Adventure Podcast in 2014, aiming to become the foremost authority on adventure. The podcast quickly rose to prominence, covering topics ranging from location-independent business to peak performance.

    Throughout his journey, Derek interviewed over 300 adventurers, delved into the top 100 adventure books, and designed exhilarating experiences that culminated in setting a world record. His coaching framework, the "Adventure Mindset," laid the foundation for his bestselling book Superconductors, empowering individuals to embrace uncertainty and seize opportunities.

    Transitioning into a digital nomad lifestyle in 2014, Derek explored 15 countries alongside his wife Heidi and their family, immersing themselves in diverse cultures and environments. From Zadar, Croatia, to Baja, Mexico, Derek pursued his entrepreneurial endeavors, launching seven digital businesses while working from coworking spaces worldwide.

    In 2022, Derek made history by creating the world's first science-backed non-local consciousness training program in collaboration with Ditte Young. Building on this success, he continues to push boundaries, offering transformative retreat experiences, including an adventure, ayahuasca, and psychic skills retreat scheduled for 2023.

    Links:

    https://derekloudermilk.com

    Recommended Books:

    Antifragile by Nassim Taleb: https://www.amazon.ca/Antifragile-Things-That-Gain-Disorder/dp/0812979680

    The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Swan-Second-Improbable-Incerto-ebook/dp/B00139XTG4?ref_=ast_author_mpb 

    Superconductors: https://derekloudermilk.com/books/ 

    Sponsored Links:

    https://therootbrands.com/product/zero-in

    https://newulife.com/hk/en 

    https://trufinco.com 

  • The episode features a deep conversation between John and Derek about identity, problem-solving, and the transformative power of experiences. Derek shares insights on shifting perspectives from seeing problems to embracing challenges as experiences, drawing parallels between personal identity shifts and professional growth. The dialogue delves into Derek's book "Superconductors" and his upcoming project on ego death and identity transformation.

    {You can hear the full episode on Tuesday February 27th}

  • Shawn, a former Marine Corps combat correspondent turned successful entrepreneur in sales and consulting, joins us to share his wisdom. From his intense military experiences to his transition into civilian life and entrepreneurship, Shawn shares invaluable insights and strategies for fellow veterans seeking to navigate the challenging yet rewarding path of starting their businesses or pursuing careers in sales.

    Through his inspiring story and actionable insights, listeners gain invaluable guidance for charting their path to success in the civilian world, armed with the unwavering conviction to turn their dreams into reality.

    {You can hear the full episode on Thursday February 29th}

  • Retired General Scott Scott Brower is a seasoned veteran with over 20 years of experience. As a leader who has excelled in both military and civilian realms, General Scott Brower shares invaluable insights into the art of transitioning, drawing from his journey and lessons learned.

    Join John Ranken and General Scott Brower as they explore the intricacies of transition, leadership, and finding purpose in life's next chapter. Whether you're a veteran navigating post-military life or an individual embarking on a new journey, this episode offers profound insights and actionable strategies for mastering the transition with resilience and purpose.

    Highlights:

    {01:47} Finding Purpose in Special Forces

    {04:13} Navigating Cross-Pollination

    {08:30} The Essence of Leadership

    {10:35} Challenges of Transition

    {25:00} Lessons Learned

    {35:00} Your Family Transitions

    Scott Brower Bio:

    Brigadier General (Retired) Scott E. Brower was born October 7, 1966, in Passaic, New Jersey. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1989 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Defense Artillery.

    General Brower served the remainder of his military career in the Army Special Forces community following his initial assignment. He commanded at the detachment, company, battalion, and group levels, with operational commands culminating with country-wide responsibility for special operations across Iraq in 2010-2011.

    His combat service includes Desert Storm, the initial invasions of both Afghanistan and Iraq, with three additional tours to Iraq, one to Afghanistan, and another deployment to Islamabad, Pakistan.

    In General Brower’s final assignment at Fort Campbell, KY, which culminated in 12 years of service at this installation, he served as the acting senior commander for the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell.

    Following retirement from the US Army, General Brower served as the Military Advisor in Residence at Austin Peay State University, helping to serve over 2,800 Military Affiliated Students. Starting in March 2020, he served as the Chief of Staff for Governor Lee’s Unified Command Group, responsible for coordinating all state-level efforts tied to the COVID-19 pandemic response across Tennessee.

    General Brower now serves as the Director of the Bass Military Scholars Program at Vanderbilt University, which provides scholarships to honorably discharged military service members seeking advanced degrees in Law, Nursing, Medicine, Business, and Education with the charter for the scholars to connect to the Vanderbilt community and share the values and principles learned in service to our Nation.

    Links:

    https://fortcampbell.com

    https://www.mysalesplatoon.com 

    Sponsored Links:

    https://therootbrands.com/product/zero-in

    https://newulife.com/hk/en 

    https://trufinco.com

  • In this episode of The Tactical Traveler, host John shares Tamara Bee's journey to Africa, spanning 76 countries over 30 years. Tamara shares her journey from Paris to Cape Town in 1993, fueled by curiosity and adventure. The conversation focuses on the challenges of traveling in the pre-digital era, including visa issues and bureaucratic obstacles. Tamara shares her experiences in Europe and the Middle East, navigating through bureaucratic mazes and enduring extreme heat. She shares her backpacking trip through Africa, covering 30,000 miles, and the hospitality she encountered.

    Tamara also shares her experiences with exotic meats, such as antelope, zebra, crocodile, and wild boar. She shares her motivation for starting her podcast and blog to inspire and empower solo female travelers. She encourages listeners to embrace the liberating experience of travel to step out of their comfort zones and explore the world with an open mind and adventurous spirit.

    {You can hear the full episode on Tuesday, February 20th}