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VET S.O.S.

We provide a lifeline to veterans, transitioning military members, and military spouses by sharing information and resources about veteran support organizations and key personnel within the veteran support community.

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Recent Episodes of VET S.O.S.


Alfredo Torres - Transition Advocate - S3/E21 (100)

Alfredo Torres - Transition Advocate - S3/E21 (100)

Alfredo Torres is the Executive Assistant for the U.S. Forest Service. He has experience in professional, military, and educational career coaching, mentoring, and counseling and a 13 year Navy Veteran who has had a very eclectic and varied post-military career holding positions as a Radio Personality, EMT, Academic Advisor, Safety Inspector, Blogger, Military Admissions Advisor, Shipboard Instructor, Adjunct Professor, Podcast Host, and Stage Manager for a nationally known concert venue in Richmond, VA.

Episode 21 11 June 2024 34m and 52s


Kimberly Pickens - Northern Nevada Veterans Advocate - S3/E20 (99)

Kimberly Pickens - Northern Nevada Veterans Advocate - S3/E20 (99)

Kimberly is an OEF/OIF Air Force Veteran and, at the ripe old age of 41, an incoming member of the Nevada Air National Guard. She studied Biology at Truckee Meadows Community College, The University of Nevada Reno, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's in Sociology through the American Military University.

Beyond her duties as an outreach specialist and Veteran Liaison with New Dawn Treatment Centers, Kimberly is deeply involved in supporting her fellow Veterans. As a Nevada Veteran Advocate and a CAMO Court-Reno Mentor, she provides invaluable guidance and assistance to veterans living in her community and...

Episode 20 4 June 2024 29m and 55s


David Tenenbaum - Heroes Linked/Honor Media - S3/E19 (98)

David Tenenbaum - Heroes Linked/Honor Media - S3/E19 (98)

David Tenenbaum is an Air Force veteran on a mission to empower the national veteran community and bolster veteran advocacy organizations. He serves as the Director of Heroes Network, the veteran community's professional online network where Heroes are connected with volunteer Advisors, veteran friendly jobs and extensive free resources. He is also the founder of Honor Media, which through original productions, social media, and innovative services, creates a more engaging dialogue between America and veteran serving entities. He's a native Angeleno and lives in Hollywood.

Episode 19 28 May 2024 30m and 25s


Marisol Maloney - Secret Squirrel Consulting - S3/E18 (97)

Marisol Maloney - Secret Squirrel Consulting - S3/E18 (97)

Marisol Maloney is a Navy Veteran with an eclectic career path; she started out as an enlisted Airman, then became a commissioned Nurse Corps Officer, and later transferred into the Intelligence Community. Today she runs a consulting business in which she writes resumes for transitioning service members and coaches them through their transition and job search.

Episode 18 21 May 2024 31m and 55s


Steve Janke - Semper Forward/Mission Wisconsin - S3/E17 (96)

Steve Janke - Semper Forward/Mission Wisconsin - S3/E17 (96)

Steve is a Marine veteran who has been engaged in state-level talent attraction for several years. Through this work, he has developed a globally recognized best practice for recruiting transitioning military and successfully transitioned a government-funded effort to a for-profit company during a global pandemic. He has served as an advisor to Presidential Advisory committees on infrastructure support and has consulted with numerous states on how to better attract military talent.

Semper Forward addresses the national-level need for talent attraction by aligning national companies with his gold standard model of transition support. A subject matter expert in...

Episode 17 14 May 2024 30m and 54s


Annie Brock - Leader Transition Institute - S3/E16 (95)

Annie Brock - Leader Transition Institute - S3/E16 (95)

Annie Brock is President and CEO of the Leader Transition Institute. She is an Army veteran and Air Force spouse, and a teacher and coach of all things mindset, communication, and leadership.

Annie was one of the first 100 women assigned to the 82d Airborne Division, where she was a Battalion Legal clerk and earned her senior jump wings. She received a Direct Commission to the Medical Service Corps, went to flight school, and became a medevac helicopter pilot, flying Hueys and Blackhawks.

As a military spouse, Annie homeschooled two daughters during moves across the US...

Episode 16 7 May 2024 31m and 34s


Blake Sudeck & Angel Lotti - Ding King - S3/E15 (94)

Blake Sudeck & Angel Lotti - Ding King - S3/E15 (94)

Blake is the VP at The Ding King Training Institute. Passionate about empowering others, he graduated from The University of Colorado Boulder in Communications and Entrepreneurship. Inspired by my father's legacy, Blake collaborated with him to expand The Ding King's reach. Dedicated to guiding students in automotive reconditioning, Blake continues to prioritize family and friends, enjoying sports and quality time. His mission is to help individuals find their path and uplift their families.

Angel has a military and law enforcement background, including four years as an Air Force firefighter and six years as a 911 dispatcher. Angel pursued...

Episode 15 30 April 2024 32m and 5s


Bill Kieffer - Kieffer & Associates Limited - S3/E14 (93)

Bill Kieffer - Kieffer & Associates Limited - S3/E14 (93)

Bill is an Army veteran with 23 years professional HR experience. He is President & Chief Advisor of Kieffer & Associates Limited, an advisory firm specializing in Military Veteran Career Transition, Leadership Coaching, Strategic Talent Management, and Professional Speaking and Facilitation services. In addition to that, Bill has authored his second book “Veteran Career Journey: More Insights from the Employer Side of the Desk”, Serves as a coach and coach advisory board member for “The Honor Foundation”, master trainer for Ranger for Life’s “A More Elite Transition”, member the Board of Advisors for “Law Enforcement Connect”, TEDx Speaker, certified coach via Marshall Goldsmith...

Episode 14 23 April 2024 30m and 4s


Molly Bode - KY Valor - S3/E13 (92)

Molly Bode - KY Valor - S3/E13 (92)

Molly Bode is the Executive Director of Kentucky VALOR (Veterans Accelerated Licensure Occupational Recruitment), an initiative of Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation. KY VALOR assists individuals transitioning out of the military and their families to obtain occupational licensure and secure a fulfilling post-service career in Kentucky. Molly is a licensed social worker by trade, who obtained a Bachelor's in Community Communications and Leadership Development from the University of Kentucky and a Master's in Social Work from Spalding University. She is currently finishing her doctorate at the University of Kentucky with a concentration in occupational regulation and licensing. Molly resides...

Episode 13 16 April 2024 30m and 18s


Nila Thompson - Talent Ascend - S3/E12 (91)

Nila Thompson - Talent Ascend - S3/E12 (91)

Nila is the Chief of Staff for Talents ASCEND. She is a Veteran spouse, former Civilian Family Readiness Officer for the Marine Corps and ultimate connector of people. Nila has over fifteen years of military and veteran family advocacy expertise; which includes her time aboard Camp Pendleton as a FRO, VFW Headquarters Unmet Needs Coordinator, and numerous other nonprofits, all advocating for our military veterans, spouses and families.

Episode 12 9 April 2024 30m and 19s

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