Life After The Military – Retired Army CSM, Gerald Tyce

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Retired Army Signal Corps CSM, Gerald Tyce speaks candidly and transparently shares his challenges with transition to the private sector, overcoming the stress of multiple combat deployments, and how he sought help and mentorship consistently throughout his life to overcome obstacles and achieve success in his military and government contracting career.
 
DoD SkillBridge Program: https://skillbridge.osd.mil/
 
Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families: https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/apply/our-programs/
 
0:00 Lee opens the podcast
 
00:35 Lee introduces Gerald Tyce
 
01:46 Gerald describes how his military service shaped him
 
09:23 Gerald shares his challenges, advice and stories about transition from the military to defense contracting
 
16:02 Gerald describes how he was able to take two years to recharge himself and plan for his post military career after retiring from the Army
 
19:12 Gerald, Howie and Lee reinforce for veterans the need to plan for their transition at least 2 years out and never fear to ask for help
 
21:06 Gerald talks about his decision to join the Camber Corporation as a government contractor
 
23:37 Lee and Gerald explain the need to assess and interview the companies you are seeking employment with
 
28:13 Gerald shares how he prepared himself to succeed in a government contracting business development position and leveraged Camber’s training programs
 
34:15 Gerald describes how he leveraged free training and certifications with the Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families
 
40:32 Howie encourages transitioning military members to take the time to plan for their transition and highlights the value of the DoD SkillBridge Program
 
44:05 Gerald describes his experience as a Program Director with IAP Worldwide Services
 
50:40 Gerald talks about his current responsibilities as the Operations Manager for the Enterprise IT as a Service Contract for the Peraton Corporation
 
55:37 Lee gives Gerald his book title
 
57:02 Gerald defines what mental fitness means to him, personal and professional challenges he had and what he does to strengthen his own mental fitness
 
1:05:35 Lee compares the need for mental fitness and recovery to physical fitness and recovery
 
1:10:29 Lee closes out the episode

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