Jerry and Randy welcome David Herzka, the founder and CEO of David Fin Ties, a high end silk tie maker that is working to aid veterans not only on looking good, but also in making a career. David Fin has partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in donating a percentage of sales towards putting vets to work.
Randy and Jerry continue their talk with Scott Halliwell about the changing nature of active duty military families and their finances. With changes in payment processing and health insurance, USAA's Scott Halliwell gives some advice on your finances.
The National Defense welcomes Troy Teague, Senior Manager, Technical Recruting for Cerner, in Kansas City. Cerner has partnered with the VFW for the VFW Virtual Career Fair coming up on Feb. 18th. Troy talks with Randy and Jerry about the history of the company, as well as the importance they have placed on hiring veterans and their spouses.
Jerry and Randy continue their talk with Cerner's Troy Teague, and touch on not only the company's desire to hire veterans, but to share their experience with OTHER companies on their hiring process. Make sure to check out the information on the virtual career fair before Feb. 18th
Whenever The National Defense is looking to get a clear picture of what is going on around the world, particularly for today's active duty military personell, Dr. Andy Lubin is where we turn. Andrew discusses the current state of ISIS/ISIL, their recent savage killings, and the current state of America and it's allies in the fight against this organization.
The National Defense is back home, but still trying to talk to people in warmer climes! Retired Lt. Colonel Al Lugo Jr. joins the program from Florida to talk about the VFW Veterans Village. Al and his staff serve the veteran community in Fort McCoy, Florida.
Jerry and Randy welcome retired Army Brig. General, Becky Halstead, to the program to discuss her new book on leadership, "The First Person You Must Lead is You" Gen. Halstead tours the country speaking to groups about leadership, and has put just some of her experience and wisdom into this, her first book.
Randy and Jerry continue their talk with Brig. Gen Becky Halstead and talk more about her new book, which you can find at her website. Becky was part of the second class of women admitted to West Point, and talks to us about her experience in the military as a new brand of officer.
The National Defense opens up this week by discussing the recent success of the "American Sniper" film, and it's subject, Chris Kyle. Randy and Jerry talk about the the unique position that American soldiers find themselves in both on the front lines and the homefront.
The National Defense welcomes author Robert Vera from Arizona to discuss his book "A Warrior's Faith" that highlights the life and service of Ryan Job, a brother in arms to sniper Chris Kyle. Robert talks about the relationship between Ryan and Chris, and his life following being blinded by an enemy sniper in 2006.
The National Defense relishes the opportunity to speak with any veteran from WWII, especially when they're as full of stories as this week's special guest, Col. Charles Booth Jr., who has released, at age 95, a book compiling some of his favorite internet jokes. You can find his book on Amazon, or wherever awesome books are sold.
Randy continues his discussion with WWII Veteran Col. Charles Booth Jr. as he relates his experiences serving as a pilot and flight instructor following the Attack on Pearl Harbor, and how he came to publish his own book of Internet jokes.
The National Defense speaks with Luke Zamperini, the son of the star of the Laura Hillenbrand book and subsequent film "Unbroken," Louis Zamperini. Luke speaks with Randy about his late father, and his life following his amazing run from Olympic athlete to military plane crash survivor to WWII P.O.W..