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Posted on Oct 24, 2017
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This is a great article Capt (Join to see) Your points are extremely relevant and useful for anyone going through transition. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!
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Thanks!
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LTC Michael Martin
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CPT Maples- this is very well written and it is great advice. If you can, add this on the Veteran Mentor Network on LinkedIN.
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CPO Nate Szejniuk
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Capt, where this truly needs to be is in a 90 day pre-termination seminar. Often times vets don't think about as much as they should before getting out. Great article. I agree placing on Linked-In is good, but AD need more of this before they transition!

# 3 is MORE important than many vets might think. I can tell you that had I considered CULTURE a little more some of the tactical errors I made from getting my signals mixed up would NOT have caused me the grieve I experienced. We (us as vets) can be so MISSION focused that culture is something we just don't think about that often. But, it should be as you stated. You have to be able to know and more importantly TRUST your boss and your peers. You are 100% spot on that if either one or both are toxic it can be civilian career deadly!!!

Finally, it has taken me 20 years to find the job that has come to my whole motivation for getting up each morning. I can tell you that it is finally a very good feeling to be able to work for and with fellow veterans on a big project that will have a huge marketplace impact in the next 18 months. It is rare that one finds people combined with a mission that once truly enjoys learning something new every day to make the job better, more valued by making my little piece of world fit better to help navigate our team to avoid the rocks and shoals. It is a marathon, the sooner we can tell our fellow vets, especially the new crop, the sooner they will reach success because they have had facilitating a better plan to reach that feeling of success and self-worth sooner.
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I appreciate that you think this is important enough to include as a mandatory transition seminar component. I am glad that you have finally found a culture that suits you!
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CPO Nate Szejniuk
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LTC Michael Martin - Sir, I am humbled! I would of course be glad to speak about this issue.

Sir, like you, I have had to the mission short both staff and supplies. You are 100% spot on the G-1s, S-1s, etc. need plan better. But, more importantly, the congress, who asses we cover every day need to understand that they harm the mission when our military is weakened by stupid and ignorant rules only meant to serve their needs and not the needs of front line commanders such you, and more importantly, the solider, sailor, marine, airmen or coastie who making things, as we say in the Navy, happen at the deck plate level.

About, TAP, I will say that from >20 yeras ago to now, TAP, remains inadequate to the real needs of those separating. If you are on Skype, I'd be happy to chat and share some thoughts. Please checkout (Warrior Centric Health). I think is due course both organization could benefit each other.

Again, thank you for you kind words.
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LTC Michael Martin
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CPO Nate Szejniuk - I went through TAP in 2015 and it was awful and and it is a multi-million contract. But its all about hiring quality People that care about their product and their customer. I will also look into Warrior Centric Health. I would love to join or begin a Vet Org that is against psychotropics and the over prescription of narcotics to our Soldiers. I lost 3 Soldiers due to suicide and I think any criminal investigator could easily link it back to the Providers on our installation.
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CPO Nate Szejniuk
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LTC Michael Martin - Sir, if you are on Skype look me up by my last name and we'll chat! I work directly for COO and CEO and I am sure they would love to engage with you.
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