Ep: 013 – Bryan Jacobs – Vets2Success

Bryan Jacobs – Petty Officer 3rd Class, United States Navy (1999-2005)
Combat Corpsman loses Veteran Brother to Suicide and Starts Life-Altering Non-Profit in His Honor

Bryan Jacobs was a Navy Combat Corpsman and now Founder of Vets2Success, a veteran non-profit aimed at training struggling Vets in the culinary arts while also placing them in gainful employment positions after graduation. 

Bryan lost his younger brother to Veteran Suicide in May of 2014 which changed his life forever. He started a program to make a difference in his brothers and sisters lives that would be more than just a hand out, it would be a focus and a drive towards change. 

After his studies abroad in France, he returned home to take …

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Tampa Entrepreneur Creates Tech Startup to Disrupt Legal Industry

Vetting America Episode 12 — Eve Barrett – Sergeant, United States Army (1993-1998)

Eve J. Barrett is a court reporter/firm owner of Barrett Court Reporting in the Tampa Bay Area. She has been reporting for over 20 years. In April, she launched her newest venture, the mobile app Expedite, and then released another app called Scoof in June. 

Eve is also a U.S. Army veteran of five years, a marathon runner and a three-time worldwide Ironman finisher. Eve is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree from St. Petersburg College.

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Ep: 010 -MilSpouse and Lifetime Entrepreneur – Rosie Lee

Rosie Lee has been a serial Entrepreneur for over 30 years. As a MilSpouse to a Vietnam Vet, Rosie saw the untapped potential in the Veteran Community for small business owners and Entrepreneurs. 

After working for other Veteran Service Organizations, she believed she could do it a different way and give Veterans and Military Families the proper training in Entrepreneurship needed to find success post-Military service.

This led her to start Action Zone which was created by the Veteran community for the Veteran community. Their services are designed to help Veterans, Active Duty, Reservists, Guards, Spouses and Dependents build businesses by:

– Providing education and advocacy for the entire military community seeking an alternative to traditional employment. 

– Supporting Military …

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Ep: 009 – Dr. Carlos Garcia

Vetting America Episode 09 —  Dr. Carlos Garcia – Sergeant, United States Marine Corps (1996-2004)

From 1996 to 2004, Dr. Carlos Garcia served as a Tow Gunner in the United States Marine Corps and received an honorable discharge in 2004 at the rank of Sergeant.

During the first 7 years of his transition, he decided to continue serving his country as a firefighter and paramedic in Florida before returning to school where he went on to earn his PhD in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University in a little over 5 years.

During his clinical training, Dr. Garcia focused his work on stress resilience and Post Traumatic Growth. He utilized his background as a Marine to develop a thorough understanding …

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Vetting America Ep:008 – Bobby Carbonell

Bobby Carbonell – Captain, Air National Guard (2010-Present)

Bobby was a Sergeant in the Army National Guard between the years of 2000-2010 and is currently a Captain in the Air National Guard which he’s been serving in since 2010.

He joined Florida is for Veterans, Inc. as the corporation’s first Executive Director in January 2015. Prior to his position with Florida is for Veterans, Inc. Bobby served as the Legislative and Cabinet Affairs Director for the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Deputy Legislative Affairs Director for the Department of Military Affairs.

Bobby also serves as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer in the Florida Air National Guard — 125th Fighter Wing. Prior to commissioning in 2010 he spent 10 years …

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