Providing Tools to Lead a Purpose-Driven Life

Dixon Center for Military & Veterans Services posted our seventh 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 007: It Is Never Too Early to Think About Your Future After the Military with Anne Meree CraigCo-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The COMMIT Foundation. COMMIT’s goal is to help service members and veterans rethink and redefine what is possible and to find their purpose.

In this episode, your host, Retired Army Colonel Sam Whitehurst, Dixon Center Vice President of Programs & Services, discusses with Anne Meree a program providing opportunities to service members and veterans by assisting them in self-identifying, and understanding, their unique and personal value, and rediscovering their individual confidence as they transition into civilian careers. The COMMIT Foundation is an organization that helps service members and veterans understand and articulate the value of their knowledge, skills, and abilities, helping them understand how to transfer that value to a meaningful life, both personally and professionally.

This is the underlying philosophy of Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services’ Operation Vetrepreneurs. When it comes to organizations, we offer solutions, ideas and influence, helping them understand their purpose when it comes to integrating veterans and their families. As one of our five focus areas, Expanding Funding Streams for Veteran Entrepreneurswe are creating funding streams for veteran entrepreneurs by partnering with financial institutions on reaching veterans with small business funding, planning, and mentorship programs.

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To learn more about Dixon Center’s efforts in assisting veterans find their purpose, see the Dixon Center Bugler: Operation Vetrenpreneurs and contact Colonel (Ret.) Sam Whitehurst, VP of Programs & Services, at

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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