Exclusive: Dakota Meyer opens up about struggles with transitioning from Corps


Many may be surprised to hear that it’s one of the hardest things Dakota Meyer has had to deal with–transitioning out of the Marine Corps. I met with Dakota Meyer at the Hiring our Heroes Program at Camp Pendleton to discuss his personal experiences. I asked him what he would say to Marines who think […]

9 unexpected perks of military service


1. Dress Blues It’s pretty much a fact. Once service men and women step into their dress blues, they become the hottest, most attractive individuals on our planet. Plus they get to don swords. That’s bad ass. 2. Honor Every servicemember who has served our country has the distinction of serving on behalf of our […]

An Open Letter to the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Michael P. Barrett


4.14.14 Update: The Marine Corps Times recently interviewed Sergeant Major Barrett regarding my open letter below. Discover my response to that article here. Sir, Let me start with stating that I have a lot of respect for you. I think you are without a doubt, one of the best Sergeant Majors this Corps has seen. […]

Marine Corps Birthday Ball do’s and don’ts


The Marine Corps ball is one of the most anticipated events of the year, and it’s just around the corner. If you’ve never been to a ball or it’s been a while since you’ve attended, here’s a rundown of what to expect. Dress to impress The Ball celebrates the birthday of our Corps, which fittingly […]

Six Programs to Kick Start Your Business: Veterans and Military Spouses


Many military members and spouses begin their own companies for a variety of reasons.  Maybe you’re an accidental entrepreneur or you’ve always wanted to own your own business. Maybe the idea of being your own boss appeals to you. Whatever your reason, there’s a lot of great programs out there to support you. Have you […]

Employment and volunteering: A happy union for military spouses


It’s another typical day as a spouse of a service member. Get the kids to school, check. Finish daily errands, check. Dishwasher unloaded, reloaded, homework checked, scraped knee bandaged, check. Now it’s time to work. Yes, I said it. The W-word. You know, the one you get paid to do. I never knew how difficult […]