TGPP Episode 14 Carin Sendra Air Force Security Forces

Dan continues discussing the two new links on The Garrison Project - The Rucksack (resources for Vets) and The Veterans Community Center (our beta social network) and also introduces the new spinoff - Deep, Deep Leadership. Dan then gets into this episode's interview with Carin Sendra who spent time in The Air Force's Security Services, specifically the Elite Guard and is now serving as Director of Veteran Services at Cloud Co-Op's Vets2Cloud. Carin shares some great experience and insight into her transition from military to civilian life including some contracting work, her beliefs about service and how her efforts at Vets2Cloud can help other Vets making the jump. Vets2Cloud is now in The Rucksack if anyone would like to learn more.

Check us out at, especially The Rucksack and The Veterans Community Center and stay tuned for Deep, Deep Leadership.

Thanks as always to Bill Nowicki for Voiceover and Mark Cauvel for music.

TGPP EPISODE 13 Wes O'Donnell, Army Infantry, Air Force Surveillance Radar Journeyman

Dan jumps right into Episode 13 of The Garrison Project Podcast with his guest, Wes O'Donnell - Army, Air Force and Entrepreneur. A great discussion about Wes' background coming from a tough background, joining the Army, deploying to the Desert, getting out then coming back in with the Air Force where he got a chance to see how the other half lives. A couple great stories from his time in the military then on a to a very accomplished career as an entrepreneur and some very cool things he's working on now. Take a look at his own website ( The Warrior Lodge ( and others.

Connect with The Garrison Project ( and check out the stories plus The Rucksack and The Veterans Community Centers.

Thanks as always to Bill Nowicki for voiceover and Mark Cauvel for music.

Stay tuned and stay safe.

TGPP EPISODE 12 Travis Collier - Coast Guard Senior Maritime Casualty Investigator

Dan reiterates the couple goings-on in The Garrison Project - The Rucksack and The Veterans Community Center - then gets into the show. The guest on this episode is Travis Collier, Active Duty Coast Guard Officer stationed in New Orleans. Travis is the Senior Maritime Casualty Investigator for his jurisdiction and joins the show to talk about his service and plans for a transition coming up a couple years down the road. Travis also shares a wealth of knowledge of the Coast Guard mission and what makes them unique among the services. Look for him on linked in and his books on Amazon.

Check out our site: and take a look at The Rucksack and The Veterans Community Center.

Thanks as always to Bill Nowicki for voiceover and Mark Cauvel for music.

TGPP EPISODE 11 Matt Butler - Air Force Air Battle Manager, Entrepreneur

Dan reminds us of a couple items going on with The Garrison Project - namely The Rucksack and The Veterans Community Center and then introduces this episode's guest. Matt Butler, recently retired Air Force Air Battle Manager and entrepreneur with his company Rollors which he started while on Active Duty.

Check us out at and tune in for our next episode coming soon.

Thanks as always to Bill Nowicki for voiceover and Mark Cauvel for music.

TGPP EPISODE 10 Mary Beaver - Army and National Guard

Dan reiterates the two recent, big updates for The Garrison Project: The Rucksack is live on the website (tool kit for Veteran Resources, all provided by other Veterans) and The Veterans Community Center is also live (our own social network plug in). Check the website ( and these two cool resources and please start posting resources. The Dan is joined by Mary Beaver, 6 year Army Veteran plus a couple more years in the National Guard. Mary served in a few different capacities while in the service - intel, drill instructor and recruiting - and once transitioned out, had some incredibly interesting experiences learning about and now supporting homeless Veterans. Stay tuned to the end to hear a little about her vision for self-supporting Veteran communities.

Thanks as always to Bill Nowicki for voiceover and Mark Cauvel for the guitar licks.

Episode 8: Michael Scott - Army Parachute Rigger

A couple more quick notes about where we stand with The Garrison Project, links for our boot camp story series and joining the Veteran Community Center to get us connected for next steps as a community.

Michael Scott joins the podcast to discuss his 25 years in the Army as a Parachute Rigger. Lots of good stories about his deployment to Iraq, stuff he learned in his career, how he joined, some thoughts about his family, his service dog and the programs he supports to stay busy.


Some more quick updates about The Garrison Project: the website is published, getting ready for our social study on connectedness and loneliness and how connecting through stories can have a positive impact. Reach out to and visit

Long interview with Tyler Jones, former Navy IT Sailor and Mason Eddinger, former Marine Infantry.

Had to learn how to bleep out questionable references - we'll figure out how to deal with that later since life is life. Going to boot camp, trying out for SWCC, choosing IT, Blue Jacket of the Quarter, hunting, transition out, going to school, getting into forestry. Going to Marine Boot Camp, getting hit in the face, searching for higher meaning, working at whole foods, shout out to Jordan Peterson, hunting.

Credit to Bill Nowicki for voiceover and Mark Cauvel for music - thanks guys!