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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Female Combat Veteran overcomes Military Sexual Trauma to become a VA Whistleblower

Specialist Laura Hartman served in the United States Army between the years of 2004 to 2006 before being medically retired.  Her story starts with the survival of a suicide attempt at 12 years old. That event and several near death experiences later pushed her to become a human rights advocate and exploiter of corruption.

She’s currently attending The Institute for Lifelong Learning International to awaken everyday Americans to the corrupt systems in place which disallows all humans to flourish. Becoming a Science of Mind Practitioner with The Association for Global New Thought Leaders is in alignment with the difference in thought she has always carried, which has always been one of her most cherished gifts.

On August 10th, 2005 Laura …

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Army Veteran Launches Tampa Based Non-Profit to Help House Homeless Military Veterans

Specialist Junior Silva served in the United States Army from 2007 to 2013.

After getting out and seeing the growing homeless Veteran problem in his home city of Tampa Florida, Junior decided to start his own Veteran Service Organization — Veterans Supporting Veterans.

The Goal of Veterans Supporting Veterans is to develop a system of transitional homes. In these homes each displaced veteran will have their own room provided for them free of charge.

They’ll be able to participate in our program for as long as 2 years, with the full intention being re-integration back into society. If, they’re not capable of finding a job because of age or disability, they will then allow them to stay permanently.

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Ep: 005 – Marine Corps Veteran Becomes Expert in Health Insurance while Advocating for Veteran Mental Health

Omar Fuentes – Corporal, United States Marine Corps (1998-2002)

Cpl. Omar Fuentes served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps for 4 years active duty (1998 – 2002). As a Marine, he received numerous awards and commendations, including the National Defense Service Medal for his operational role while stationed with Marine Corps Security Forces Training Company, during the horrific 9/11 attacks.

After leaving active duty, Omar pursued his interest and subsequently worked for multiple large and prestigious insurance and investment firms in the Tampa Bay area. During this time he assisted his clients with their financial and insurance needs. Realizing there was a better way, Omar decided to leverage his leadership, business experience in process improvement and business development to venture …

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