Enabling Success for All Veterans

Dixon Center for Military & Veterans Services posted our ninth episode of Service Before Self, a podcast that tackles the evolving needs of veterans and their families, based on the idea that veterans can succeed in the community where they live. The Service Before Self Podcast introduces you to people and the programs that are having an impact today; you will hear about their successes and lessons learned in creating effective programs in which veterans and their families reach their full potential.

Listen to Episode 009: Enabling Success for All Veterans with John Lowry, former Assistant Secretary of Labor, Veterans Employment & Training Service (VETs). Mr. Lowry led a federal agency that prepares America’s veterans, service members and their spouses, for meaningful careers, provides them with employment resources and expertise, protects their employment rights and promotes their employment opportunities.

In this episode, your host, Retired Army Colonel Sam Whitehurst, Dixon Center Vice President of Programs & Services, discusses with Mr. Lowry, programs that give transitioning service members, their spouses, and veterans, the tools to successfully transition into civilian careers. A Marine Corps veteran who served more than 15 years on active duty and an additional 10 years in the Marine Corps Reserve, Mr. Lowry has also worked extensively and successfully in the private sector. He brings a very unique perspective to the conversation about military service transitioning into the civilian workforce after being on both sides of this relevant matter. This perspective has shaped programs that assist those who have served our country in reaching their full potential, and connected employers with a pipeline of veteran talent. 

Women who have served our country face their own unique challenges transitioning into the civilian workforce. Dixon Center, through our Operation Assisting Women Veterans, supports women veterans with practical, financial, and wellness needs for those in crisis as they reintegrate into civilian communities. Our goal is not to create new programs. Rather, the goal is to enable the integration of military and veteran services into existing programs to increase impact. If you are an organization or community that wants to connect with transitioning service members or veterans and are unsure how, listen to this episode to learn more about the Department of Labor’s existing programs and current initiatives and how Dixon Center can assist you in reaching your goals.

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​Whether you are an avid podcast fan or new to the medium, we invite you to give Service Before Self a listen. We invite you to listen and subscribe to the podcast. We welcome your feedback and will be reading your reviews and comments on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or one of the many other distributors.

To learn more about Dixon Center’s efforts in assisting women veterans bridge the gap between military service and successfully reintegrating into their communities, see the Dixon Center Bugler: Women Veterans and contact Colonel (Ret.) Sam Whitehurst, VP of Programs & Services, at swhitehurst@dixoncenter.org.

The podcast’s name, Service Before Self, recognizes the commitment demonstrated by veterans and their families during their military service as well as their potential as they reintegrate back into their communities when military service ends.

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