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  • Today I sat down with Senior Logistics NCO Sergeant First Class Robert Chadwick. On paper this friendship wouldn’t make sense to most... which is why it makes total sense for us to have this conversation. Robert holds his Masters of Business Administration in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and is pursuing a doctorate in Business Administration, which aligns really well with what he does in the Army. He also works alongside his wife, Jasmine as founders and creators of the minority owned and veteran operated apparel company Oyster Rock Apparel. (High possibility you will get to meet Jasmaine on here at some point)

  • In the episode he answers my questions about the Army’s inner workings, what makes an effective manager, and he drops some solid life advice for engaging in conversations with people who may not necessarily have the same opinion and what you should do to make your voice heard in your community

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Topics of discussion

  • Lessons you've learned being in the military

  • Secrets to being an effective manager

  • Importance of voting

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  • January 1, 2018, the U.S. Department of Defense established a new retirement system for nearly 1.6 million current service members were given the option to remain in the current legacy high-3 retirement system or choose the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System (BRS). The new system blended aspects of the traditional defined benefit retirement pension system, with a defined contribution system of automatic and matching government contributions through the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

Percentage of soldiers who retire at 20 years

  • This was difficult to find for 2020. What I did find was “that the US military offers very generous pension benefits—after 20 years of service, members can retire with 50% of their final salary for the rest of their lives. That allows most to retire around age 40.”

  • Montgomery GI Bill: The Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB), also known as the Veteran's GI Bill of Rights, provides military education benefits to active duty service members and veterans of the Army and other branches of the U.S. military. The GI Bill was originally created to help veterans of World War IIIn order to qualify for Montgomery GI Bill benefits, you must have enrolled in the program while on active duty, and paid in a $1200 lump sum or $100 per month during your first 12 months in the Army or other military service.

  • Post 911 Bill: Army servicemen and women that have accumulated at least 90 days of active duty on or after September 11, 2001 and received an honorable discharge can participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill (also called the "new GI Bill"). Veterans who served 30 days, but then received an honorable discharge for a service-related disability can also qualify for new GI Bill benefits. This version of the Bill launched in August of 2009, and provides financial assistance for Army servicemembers to attend approved schools, universities, or vocational centers that offer degree programs. The new GI Bill is a great benefit to active duty servicemembers because it can end up covering the entire tuition and associated fees to attend approved undergraduate or graduate schools.

  • In the Army, soldiers are encouraged to express their opinions of the political process online and offline, as long as they are consistent with the Army values and are not expressed as a part of an organized communication campaign and as a representative of the U.S. Army or as a Soldier. Such opinions must be expressed as an individual apart from the military. Department of Defense Directive 1344.10

    • This extends to families as well as it is a direct reflection of the Army

    • This also is to protect the location of bases and service members

I have all my guests use headphones with a microphone. I use the Samson Q2U

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