Charlie Mike

Stories of Veterans and their families transitioning to life after service

We are creating content and promoting programs to uplift and guide members of the Military Community through their transition out of the military and into civilian life. Our content can assist veterans and their families with translating their military experience into useful skills in the workplace, educate organizations on the value of hiring veterans, and direct the Military Community to our Mission Partners, who provide services and support.

A podcast series focusing on veterans and members of the military community transitioning into civilian life. Tune in to hear their stories, advice, and how they navigated through challenging times.

Featured Episode

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Life After The Military - Mark Greene

Listen to retired Navy SEAL officer, Mark Greene talks about his challenges with transition, traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress, and how he sought help consistently throughout his life to overcome obstacles and achieve success in everything he did.

Other Episodes

Life After The Military - Matt Kellam

Life After The Military - Matt Kellam

In this exceptionally powerful and informative episode of Life After the Military, Lee and Howie talk with former Marine, Matt…
Life After The Military - Tony Crescenzo

Life After The Military - Tony Crescenzo

Lee and Howie talk with former Marine, Tony Crescenzo. Tony currently serves as the CEO of Intelligent Waves and is…
Life After The Military - David Tenenbaum

Life After The Military - David Tenenbaum

In this episode of Life After the Military, Lee and Howie talk with former Air Force Officer, David Tenenbaum. David…
Life After The Military - James Jordan

Life After The Military - James Jordan

In this episode of Life After the Military, Lee and Howie talk with US Army Command Sergeant Major (Retired) James…
Life After The Military - Mark Clifton and AC Coley

Life After The Military - Mark Clifton and AC Coley

In this episode of Life After the Military, Lee and Howie talk with US Army Command Sergeant Majors (Retired) AC…
Life After The Military - Darrell Williams

Life After The Military - Darrell Williams

In this episode of Life After the Military, Lee and Howie talk with US Army Master Sergeant (Retired) Darrell Williams.…
Life After The Military - Jeremy Moulder

Life After The Military - Jeremy Moulder

In this Life After the Military episode, Lee and Howie interviewed Army Combat Medic Sergeant Jeremy Moulder. Jeremy treated over…
Life After The Military - Randy & Lorie Moore

Life After The Military - Randy & Lorie Moore

In this episode, we talk with US Army Master Sergeant (Retired) Randy Moore and his wife, Lorie. Randy, CEO and…
Life After The Military - Laurie Moe Buckhout

Life After The Military - Laurie Moe Buckhout

In this Life After the Military episode, Lee and Howie interviewed Army Signal Corps Colonel (Retired) Laurie Moe Buckhout. Laurie,…
Life After The Military - Ed Abner

Life After The Military - Ed Abner

In this Life After the Military episode, Lee and Howie interview Ed Abner, a retired United States Naval Officer and…
Life After The Military: Steve Sosland

Life After The Military: Steve Sosland

Steve Sosland, Chief People Officer of the University of Texas Tech University System, and former United States Army Airborne Ranger…
Life After The Military: Skate for the 22 Foundation

Life After The Military: Skate for the 22 Foundation

In this episode, we talk with Bobby Colliton and Jonathan Demers who started the Skate for the 22 Foundation. Bobby…
Life After The Military: Natalie Oliverio

Life After The Military: Natalie Oliverio

Natalie Oliverio, CEO of Military Talent Partners, joins the Crossing the Line of Departure: Life After the Military podcast to…
Life After The Military: Becky Margiotta

Life After The Military: Becky Margiotta

U.S. Army Veteran Becky Margiotta joined the podcast to share how her time in the military shaped her; the transformational…
Life After The Military: Rob Blake

Life After The Military: Rob Blake

Rob Blake, a veteran of the United States Air Force, joins the Crossing the Line of Departure: Life After the…
Life After the Military: JB Spisso

Life After the Military: JB Spisso

JB Spisso, a retired United States Army Command Sergeant Major and former member of the elite special operations unit, the…
Life After The Military: Mike Black

Life After The Military: Mike Black

U.S. Air Force Colonel (Retired) Mike Black joins the podcast to share valuable lessons learned during his Air Force career;…
Life After The Military with Howie Cohen

Life After The Military with Howie Cohen

Howie Cohen, the Director of the Pivotal Moments Charlie Mike channel and a veteran of over 27 years of military…
Life After The Military: Janet Cruz M.D.

Life After The Military: Janet Cruz M.D.

Janet Cruz M.D. is Family Medicine Physician, the author of Stay In Medicine and a former U.S. Air Force Officer.…

About the Hosts

Lee Elias

Lee Elias is a professional speaker, award-winning author, entrepreneur, and coach. He is the founder of Game Seven Group, an organization that aims to inspire the world to believe in the power of teamwork. Game Seven Group works with teams and leaders in the business, nonprofit, medical, and sports worlds to unlock excellence, reach their potential, and ultimately win using the spirit and culture of a professional sports organization. 

Lee is the award-winning author of Think Like a Fan: Invest in Your Fans So They Invest in YouWin: What Every Team Needs to Know to Create a Championship Culture and co-author of The Business Recovery Checklist: How to Thrive in the Aftermath of COVID19 and Stay in Medicine: How Physicians Can Move Past Burnout and Regain Control. He Was named to Drexel’s 40 under 40 class of 2018

He currently resides in the Philadelphia, PA suburbs with his wife, Janet, and their two children, Logan and Alina.

Howie Cohen

Howie has over 42 years of combined military and corporate experience leading change management, communications and intelligence project teams, portfolios and accounts. Howie has a successful track record of building high performing teams by helping organizations establish their vision, set goals, and develop a strategic execution plan to accomplish their goals to high standards. Howie is most passionate about developing effective leaders and high performing teams. 

Other Content

Former Navy Chef Chris Kyler Transitions Into Civilian Life

U.S. Navy Veteran and professional chef, Chris Kyler, tells his experience of cooking in the Navy and persevering through his transition to civilian life.

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Mission Partners

Advisors

Jas Boothe, U.S. Army, (Officer, Former)

Founder and President, Final Salute

Patrick Brown, U.S. Navy, (Captain, Retired)

Director Logistics Management Division, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Develop & Acquisition

Tony Crescenzo, U.S. Marine Corps, (Former) 

President at Intelligent Waves LLC and Chairman of the Advisory Council Semper Fi & America’s Fund

Bob Goodwin, U.S. Air Force, (Officer, Former)

Co-founder, OceanCycle

Dr. Debbie Harrington, U.S. Army, (Colonel, Retired)

Greg Jones, U.S. Marine Corps Reserves

Carlton Kent, U.S. Marine Corps (Sergeant Major, Retired)

Robert McCreary, U.S. Air Force, (Combat Veteran)

Vice Chairman, Rampart Aviation

John Sattler, U.S. Marine Corps (Lieutenant General, Retired)

Vice Chairman, Rampart Aviation

Ambassadors

McCarter & English, LLC

Lisa Barber, U.S. Air Force, (Veteran)

Global Mobility Manager, Deloitte

Zoe Rodriguez-Keeton, U.S. Marine Corps, (Gunnery Sergeant, Retired)

Fitness Coach