An Old Soldier's Shared Wisdom

My Life Experiences and Various Musings


February 2017

Successful Military Transition Foundations

1) Learn about civilian occupations (research the career field you desire to enter, as well as the company you wish to work for) 2) Create and customize resumes (create a master resume of each type; chronological, functional and combination. The... Continue Reading →


John 15:1-17

15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more... Continue Reading →

The Not-So-Affordable Care Act

"One of the stated goals of proponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to prevent patients from being denied health care so that others could increase their profits. As then-candidate Obama put it, one of his goals was “making... Continue Reading →

Army Leadership Principles; Then and Now

Now seeing the differences between the doctrine when I attended Basic NCOES and now, I can begin to understand when you attempt to make an on the spot correction of a fellow NCO or an officer they want to argue,... Continue Reading →

The President’s Immigration Authority

Title 8 US Code Section 212(f) (f) Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by... Continue Reading →

“Live Like You’re Loved”

You're not the only one who feels like this Feelin' like you lose more than you win Like life is just an endless hill you climb You try and try, but never arrive I'm tellin' you somethin' This racing, this... Continue Reading →

Very Important Person

As the motorcade slowly winds its way through the city, thousands pack the sidewalks hoping to catch a glimpse. Marching bands with great fanfare announce the arrival, and protective agents scan the crowd and run alongside the limousine. Pomp, ceremony,... Continue Reading →

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

12 Now about the gifts of the Spirit,z brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.a 2 You know that when you were pagans,b somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols.c 3... Continue Reading →

Coursera and VA Learning Hubs

VA has partnered with Coursera, an online education platform, to offer transitioning Servicemembers and Veterans one free Verified Certificate in one of hundreds of in-demand courses offered through universities worldwide. A Verified Certificate is a convenient way to demonstrate course... Continue Reading →

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