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Serving America: Army Medic | Police Officer | Security Co. CEO | Ran for Congress. Josiah O'Neil
03:44:05
As a military veteran or first responder, you need to be planning and implementing strategies to prepare for your transition into civilian life. In this episode of the Transition Drill Podcast, sit down with Josiah O'Neil, whose journey from military service to political candidacy is sure to resonate with military veterans and first responders. Josiah chronicles his early enlistment in the Army at 17, his experiences as a combat medic during the Iraq War, and his transition to working as a military contractor. He shares his time as a police officer at both local (city PD and Sheriff) and federal levels (DSS), highlighting the challenges and realities faced by law enforcement. As politics intersected with his career, Josiah passionately discusses his motivation to run for Congress, driven by a desire to see more public servants in leadership roles. Finally, he introduces his non-profit organization, Defining Truth, dedicated to fostering integrity and service in our communities. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersections of military service, law enforcement, and public service. SPONSORS: Trident Coffee Get 15% off your purchase Link: https://tridentcoffee.com Promo Code: TDP15 SOFLETE Get 20% off your purchase Web: https://soflete.com Promo Code: TDP20 CONNECT WITH THE PODCAST: IG: https://www.instagram.com/paulpantani/ WEB: https://www.transitiondrillpodcast.com QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS: paul@transitiondrillpodcast.com CONNECT WITH JOSIAH: IG: https://www.instagram.com/defining_truth/ WEB: https://definingtruth.org/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josiah-o-neil-a3036221b/ #transitiondrillpodcast #militarytransition #firstresponders
Marine Corps Master Guns | Power of Jiu Jitsu & Boxing | a Path to Mental Wellness. Marcus Dawson
02:04:45
As a military veteran or first responder, you need to be planning and implementing strategies to prepare for your transition into civilian life. In this powerful episode of the Transition Drill Podcast, sit down with retired Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant Marcus Dawson to explore his journey from the battlefield to the dojo. Marcus shares his experiences in the Marines, detailing the challenges and situations that shaped his 28-year military career. He planned to go 30 years, but his commitment to his family was stronger than his commitment to the Marine Corps. He opens up about his struggles with PTSD and survivor's guilt, revealing the dark times he faced and how these battles impacted his mental health. Discover how Marcus found a path to healing through the disciplines of jiu jitsu and boxing, using these martial arts as therapeutic outlets to cope with his trauma. Today, Marcus is dedicated to giving back to the veteran community, teaching and training boxing and jiu jitsu while serving as an ambassador for the We Defy Foundation. His story is a testament to resilience, discipline, and the transformative power of martial arts, making this episode a must-listen for military veterans, first responders, and anyone interested in the intersection of mental health and physical fitness. SPONSORS: Trident Coffee Get 15% off your purchase Link: https://tridentcoffee.com Promo Code: TDP15 SOFLETE Get 20% off your purchase Web: https://soflete.com Promo Code: TDP20 CONNECT WITH THE PODCAST: IG: https://www.instagram.com/paulpantani/ WEB: https://www.transitiondrillpodcast.com QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS: paul@transitiondrillpodcast.com CONNECT WITH MARCUS: IG: https://www.instagram.com/rollingwmastergunnz/ #transitiondrillpodcast #militarytransition #usmc
Annapolis to Entrepreneur | Navy Lt. | Trident Coffee CEO | Nitro Cold Brewing. Eric Johnson
01:26:03
As a military veteran or first responder, you need to be planning and implementing strategies to prepare for your transition into civilian life. Join me in this episode of the Transition Drill Podcast, as I sit down with Eric Johnson, a former Navy officer and the CEO of Trident Coffee. Eric shares his journey from growing up in San Diego, attending the Naval Academy wanting to be a pilot, pivoting after a medical diagnosis prevented him from being a pilot and serving in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps, to his decision to leave the military and pursue entrepreneurship. Eric got out of the military in 2016 at the rank of Lieutenant. He discusses his military career, including multiple deployments, and how these experiences shaped his transition to civilian life. Eric's story is one of resilience and innovation, detailing his mission to revolutionize the coffee industry with Trident Coffee. Through his unique cold brew concepts, focused on health and wellness, Eric is creating a community-centered brand that resonates deeply with veterans and first responders. Don't miss this inspiring episode packed with insights, leadership lessons, and the power of perseverance. SPONSORS: Trident Coffee Get 15% off your purchase Link: https://tridentcoffee.com Promo Code: TDP15 SOFLETE Get 20% off your purchase Web: https://soflete.com Promo Code: TDP20 CONNECT WITH THE PODCAST: IG: https://www.instagram.com/paulpantani/ WEB: https://www.transitiondrillpodcast.com QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS: paul@transitiondrillpodcast.com CONNECT WITH ERIC: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-johnson-1a69a511a/ WEB: https://tridentcoffee.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/tridentcoffee/ #transitiondrillpodcast #militarytransition #navy
Navy SEAL Commander (Ret.) Life After Combat and Gunfights | CEO Beyond the Brotherhood. Jimmy May
01:38:11
As a military veteran or first responder, you need to be planning and implementing strategies to prepare for your transition into civilian life. In this episode of the Transition Drill Podcast, Join us for a conversation with retired Marine Lt. Col. Mike O'Brien, a TOPGUN graduate and former fighter squadron leader who has transitioned from a military career to the political arena. Mike takes us through his journey, starting with his early days at Annapolis Naval Academy, becoming a fighter pilot, his experiences flying fighter jets, including the F-18 and F-35, and attending TOPGUN. He shares stories and insights on leadership, and the challenges faced during his transition from military to civilian life. As a veteran and leader, his candid reflections offer invaluable lessons on resilience, commitment, and the power of service. Now, as he navigates the political landscape, Mike continues to demonstrate the values that guided him through his military career. This episode is a must-listen for veterans, first responders, and anyone interested in leadership, perseverance, and the journey from military service to public service. SPONSOR: Trident Coffee Get 15% off your purchase Link: https://tridentcoffee.com/discount/TDP15 Promo Code: TDP15 CONNECT WITH THE PODCAST: IG: https://www.instagram.com/paulpantani/ WEB: https://www.transitiondrillpodcast.com QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS: paul@transitiondrillpodcast.com CONNECT WITH MIKE: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjsnookiobrien/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/mikeobrienforpa/ #transitiondrillpodcast #militarytransition #topgun
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03:39:36
As a military veteran or first responder, you need to be planning and implementing strategies to prepare for your transition into civilian life. In this episode of the Transition Drill Podcast, Eric Dym, a retired NYPD Lieutenant and Marine Corps veteran, chronicles his journey from the streets of New York to overseas and an 18 year career with the NYPD. Eric shares his lifelong passion for martial arts, detailing his training experiences in Jiu-Jitsu across the globe and the profound community bonds it fosters. We explore the significant parallels between martial arts and law enforcement, emphasizing the mental resilience and focus required in both fields. Eric also reflects on his experiences growing up in New York City, the impact of his military service, and his insights into the evolving dynamics within police work and first responder communities, especially within the NYPD. At his retirement, Eric had the most individual complaints within the NYPD, but more than 75% of the complaints came after 2018 when the political winds changed in New York City. Today, Eric co-hosts the podcast New York's Finest: Retired and Unfiltered. Now as an "outsider," he is doing all he can to give back and help the new generation of NYPD cops have a successful career. Whether you're a first responder, a veteran, or someone interested in the transformative power of discipline and camaraderie, this episode offers a deep, engaging look into the life of a dedicated public servant. SPONSOR: Trident Coffee Get 15% off your purchase Link: https://tridentcoffee.com/discount/TDP15 Promo Code: TDP15 CONNECT WITH THE PODCAST: IG: https://www.instagram.com/paulpantani/ WEB: https://www.transitiondrillpodcast.com QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS: paul@transitiondrillpodcast.com CONNECT WITH ERIC: IG: https://www.instagram.com/mostcomplainedcop/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/thefinestunfiltered/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TheFinestUnfiltered #transitiondrillpodcast #militarytransition #firstresponders
From TOPGUN Fighter Pilot to Politician and Elections | Retired Marine Corps LtCol. Mike O'Brien
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As a military veteran or first responder, you need to be planning and implementing strategies to prepare for your transition into civilian life. In this Flashback Friday episode of the Transition Drill Podcast, we recap Episode 45 with Guy Smith. Guy was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. Though gangs were all around him, a strong and influential grandmother and family kept him out of the gang life. Growing up he was into martial arts and wrestling, so after high school he ended up in San Diego coaching and fitness training. Many of the clients he was working with were Special Operations members and they convinced him to join the Navy. Guy enlisted in the Navy and served 6 years as SWCC and deployed multiple times to the Middle East. Injuries and family responsibilities caused him to leave active duty in 2015 but he did 3 additional years in the reserves. After leaving the military he struggled with redefining his mission and what his identity is along with struggling with alcoholism. He considers himself fortunate to have found the Honor Foundation and graduating from their program. Today he continues to support The Honor Foundation along with The Navy Seal Foundation. Today Guy is a IFBB professional bodybuilder and fitness trainer, helping people reach their personal and fitness goals. SPONSOR: Trident Coffee Get 15% off your purchase Link: https://tridentcoffee.com/discount/TDP15 Promo Code: TDP15 WATCH THE FULL EPISODE: https://youtu.be/knj06fNpPhk?si=uv3zuxWbl5oCIp5b CONNECT WITH THE PODCAST: IG: https://www.instagram.com/paulpantani/ WEB: https://www.transitiondrillpodcast.com QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS: paul@transitiondrillpodcast.com #transitiondrillpodcast #militarytransition #firstresponders
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