Tag Archives: Life Skills

The Vet Fireworks Courtesy Compromise

This comes up every year but since 2015 seems to be the year of the butthurt it has blown way out of proportion. Some people are complaining that they are asked to not be American on the most American day of … Continue reading

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Stop Contributing to Post Traumatic Stress: Vets are not all crazy

By: Peter Sessum Every veteran has heard this in some way, shape or form. Usually by some uninformed individual that is in no way qualified to make that diagnosis. One reason why it is one of the more powerful ways … Continue reading

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Iraq and Back – One year later

This post was written by an outside author and posted for him by a DTC editor. The post has been deleted due to evidence that the original author does not live up to the standards that we have here at … Continue reading

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Stop Contributing to Post Traumatic Stress: Diminishing Service

By Peter Sessum June was Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) awareness month and even though it is passed we should still time to look at another way that people contribute to PTS in veterans. Diminishing the service of another is something that … Continue reading

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Shinseki Resigns but Problems Remain

By: Peter Sessum Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned but veterans are not celebrating like the Munchkins singing Ding Dong the Witch is Dead. The resignation is isn’t bitter sweet it is just bitter. As much as his resignation … Continue reading

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Stop Contributing to Post Traumatic Stress: The Million Dollar Question

By: Peter Sessum Recently, I had an opportunity to speak with Medal of Honor recipient SSG Ty Carter. I thanked him for how outspoken he is about Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). One thing he said is that we, as a society, need … Continue reading

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Military leadership: Lessons in Military Leadership for Civilians

By: Peter Sessum Many techniques of military leadership that translate into the civilian world. It is why many corporations like to hire vets. Even though the day-to-day activities are different, anyone that can lead a team into combat can lead … Continue reading

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Hiring a Vet part 3: Leading Veterans in the Workplace

By: Peter Sessum Many companies like the good press that comes from saying they like to hire veterans. Some companies even follow through with that. Unfortunately, many civilian supervisors do not understand how to lead veterans. Mostly it is due … Continue reading

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The Freedom Run, a Run to Remember

By: Peter Sessum Veterans Day is coming up and that means it is time, once again, for the Freedom Run. Many people talk about remembering the fallen but how many actually do anything about it? The brainchild of an FDNY … Continue reading

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What it Feels Like to be a Veteran

By: Peter Sessum Looking at pictures of a military airplane bone-yard I couldn’t help but think that is what it felt like to be a veteran. Made for a specific purpose and once the purpose is served, discarded and left … Continue reading

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