As a civilian, it can be truly difficult
to understand what our nation’s veterans and first responders have in their DNA that compels them to run towards danger to help, that makes them want to give everything they can for the common good. I had the honor of having Chris Jackson, US Army veteran and law enforcement officer, on my Make Your Mark podcast, and to hear his story and how he’s looking to improve the lives of veterans and civilians every day.
Chris was one of thousands of young men and women who were compelled on 9/11/01 to join the military,
and soon after his 18th birthday, he enlisted in the Army. Eight years in the service, including a year in Iraq, cemented his continued interest in service. He tried his hand at trucking, but shifted back into service, this time for several years as a deputy in the Sheriff's office in Ohio. Now he is taking his life lessons, along with his experience with running businesses, and is working with veterans to get them the guidance that is so often lacking.
Chris and I cover so much ground in our episode, including the importance of being prepared
for the transition between military and civilian life. This episode may have been the most advice ever offered to our listeners, you should catch it in its entirety!
Some Topics we talk about in this episode:
Competitive spirit from the start- 4:05
A spark to serve our country - 5:20
Training hard- 6:35
Sent overseas - 8:00
Into Iraq - 8:53
Challenging conditions- 10:30
Post service options- 13:06
Ready to get back into the game- 15:10
The start of trucking- 16:14
Wait a second- 19:45
Not fulfilling my need to give back- 21:30
Sheriff’s Deputy- 22:20
Keeping an eye on the bottom line- 24:42
Warrior Wealth sSolutions- 28:44
Masterclass Series- 30:53
Uniform 2 Suit- 33:40
Hit your Mark- 38:00
How to get involved
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