Using what works. Looking to our veterans to lead the way in being prepared, and surviving anything. A conversation with John Davis.

Podcast Season 3 episode 29

Release Date 011123

Using what works. Looking to our veterans to lead the way in being prepared, and surviving anything. A conversation with John Davis.

Alrighty then, we’re back for another exciting adventure here on the Chaotic Navigator podcast. I am Mark Weisman, the Alaska Outlaw and I’ll be your host in a journey of understanding, encouragement, and hopefully enlightenment. This week we have teamed up with another great resource to provide a different perspective.

Before we get after it today, I’d like to make sure that, for those of you who need peace and harmony, or help in making sense of life, be sure to check out the Alaskan Ulfhednar podcast at After 30 years of spiritual searching and discovery, he has arrived home. Check out his theories of finding peace and harmony, with a true understanding of co-existence and universal love. Some great stuff for you there. 

Each week we look at a different facet of what being prepared looks like in the real world of everyday. It is absolutely awesome to be back with you guys here for another adventure of discovery and obtaining the superpower of common sense. Today I want to bring in another expert to help us gain an additional approach to this information.

Today I have the honor of introducing:

John Davis 

John grew up in good ol’ Iowa and joined the Army after failing out of community college. He served multiple combat tours as an Infantry Squad Leader in the 101st Airborne Division. He earned his bachelor’s in history from St. Joseph’s College and his master’s in education from Harvard. John started writing for and coaching student veterans while working for the VA. John has spoken to Congress as a legislative fellow for the Student Veterans of America and has earned numerous volunteer and advocacy awards.  He’s active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and US Military Vets Motorcycle Club. John has taught English in Thailand and History to incarcerated teenagers in New York. John’s the most tattooed person with a Harvard degree and is always seeking solid book, travel, workout, and whiskey recommendations. John is the author of Combat To College.

  1. Let’s start things off with the explanation about how our nation’s veterans obtain their skills in survival.
  2. Does their training help them when it comes to high pressure situations? How?
  3. We always hear about “new school” versus “old school” veterans. Is there really a difference?
  4. What would you say makes veterans more resilient than a “never served” citizen?
  5. We’ve all read the internet memes about the “wannabees” and we’ve been introduced to the term “stolen valor”. Do you think that there exists a potential for “non-served” citizens to give the wrong impression about our military veterans from these “actors”?
  6. How do you propose we (as a nation) combat the potential negativity produced by these "actors"?

Tell us more about you, your show, and anything else my listeners can grab to help themselves.

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