Listen to Our First Podcast

The first episode of the new podcast from Dixon Center for Military & Veterans Services has launched!

Service Before Self tackles the evolving needs of veterans and their families, based on the idea that veterans can succeed in the community where they live.

In the first episode, host Sam Whitehurst is joined by Rick Passarelli, the director of veteran affairs and workforce development at Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) and the chair for the workforce development subcommittee for the AFL-CIO Union Veterans Council.

Rick is the architect behind one of the most impactful workforce development programs for veterans in the country, the Utility Workers Military Assistance Program (UMAP).

Episode #1, titled “Rick Passarelli: Forging New Pathways to Careers with Purpose for Veterans and Their Families,” covers Rick’s distinguished career of service to his country as well as what has made UMAP such a successful program for veterans.

We invite you to download the podcast on your favorite distributor – the two most popular ones are below.

Episode 1 on Apple Podcasts
Episode 1 on Spotify

Let us know how we’re doing by leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or one of the other distributors where you found us. Then stay tuned for the next episode where we will recognize some of you in the show notes and on air.

For more information about the podcast, please contact its host and producer Sam Whitehurst,