The National Defense is the only nationally syndicated talk radio show that focuses exclusively on topics concerning today's active-duty military, veterans and those who support them.
This week The National Defense speaks to the Veterans of the Air and Sea as we welcome Air Force Veteran Mike Schultz to the show to discuss his two tours in Saudi Arabia and the elements of his military career that carried over into his civilian work with ADT Security. Randy and Jerry speak with Melissa Washington, the founder of Women Veterans Alliance, about her group's genesis and their upcoming Unconference. Travis Krause from SelectQuote Insurance Services talks about his time in the Navy, his work with SelectQuote, and his love of the Green Bay Packers. That's all this week on The National Defense.
Meet Your Hosts:
Jerry Newberry joined the staff at VFW National Headquarters as Director of Communications and Public Affairs in January 2001, and just retired as the Assistant Adjutant General of the VFW. Previous to this, he was employed by a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a speechwriter for a former secretary of the VA.
His military service began in 1968 when he entered the Army serving with the 101st Airborne and MACV in Vietnam.
Following military service, Newberry earned a degree in business and political science from Wayne State in Detroit, Mich. As a former newspaper reporter and columnist, Newberry stayed active in veterans’ affairs during this time.
Newberry currently resides in Kansas City, Mo.
Originally from Knoxville, Tenn., Randy is the president of Brainstorm Media, as well as the executive producer and The National Defense co-host. He is a 25 year broadcast veteran and has hosted morning shows on radio stations in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, San Diego, Cincinnati and Kansas City, Mo.
Randy is the recipient of several broadcasting awards, including "Air Personality of the Year" from Billboard Magazine and the Radio Music Awards.
And please- if you or a loved one needs confidential support in times of crisis, the VA Crisis Hotline is operational 24/7: 1-800-273-8255