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Ret. Brigadier General Mark Baird

We welcome retired Brig. General Mark Baird to the show to discuss his career in the U.S. Air Force and his recent appointment at Virgin Orbit as the new President of VOX Space. The company’s wholly-owned subsidiary provides responsive, timely, dedicated, and affordable launch services for the national security community.

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Hal Zaima

Hal Zaima

Hal Zaima is Partner and President of an innovative medical device company that helps prevent hospital associated infections, called Sterilogy. Randy talks with Hal about his service in the U.S. Army where he served in the 1st Calvary division, and how his military service has fueled his present-day entrepreneurial spirit. Bob Evans Farms has awarded $75,000 this year to three veterans through their “Heroes to CEOs” competition, and we look forward to talking with our other two grant winners in the very near future.

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Zephrine Hanson

We welcome yet another award winner from Bob Evans Farms’ “Heroes to CEOs” grant program, with retired Air Force photojournalist Zephrine Hanson. Medically retired in 2004, she began a healing journey, along the way she welcomed 3 neurodiverse children to her already atypical life. In 2016, Zephrine, her husband, and children moved to Denver to continue the healing journey. After completing a life-changing therapeutic horticulture farm program for veterans, Zephrine pivoted into the agricultural community focusing on food security and entrepreneurship for underserved communities in the Denver metro area.

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Eric Engquist

We welcome the Vice President of Marketing for USAA, Eric Engquist, to talk about just a handful of the Memorial Day remembrances that USAA is helping to facilitate all across the country. USAA is back on the National Mall in Washington D.C. with the Poppy Wall of Honor; a temporary installation honoring the more than 645,000 American service members who gave their lives in service to our nation since World War I. Thanks to Eric for his, and USAA’s, continued work in serving active-duty military members, veterans, and their families.

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Bob Chapek

Bob Chapek

We welcome another great guest to the program in CEO of Disney, Bob Chapek. Randy and Bob talk about the history of Disneyland, Disneyworld, and the entire Disney entertainment catalog, as well as how the historic ties to the military have shaped the present and future of the company. Randy talks with Bob about some of the special incentives and services that military families and veterans can expect when visiting a Disney property or cruise ship, and much more.

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Mark Elliott

Big news on the veteran employment front as we welcome Mark Elliott, Head of Military and Veterans Affairs for JP Morgan Chase, to talk about his own military service in the U.S. Military, retiring as a Colonel, and then his transition to civilian life where he continues to strive to support the men and women who have put on the uniform of the U.S. Armed Forces. Randy and Mark discuss J.P. Morgan Chase and Co.’s veteran hiring initiatives and much more in this segment.

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Vlad Coric

Randy welcomes Vlad Coric, CEO and Chairman of Biohaven Pharmaceuticals to discuss an exciting advance made in Nurtec ODT used to treat migraines. Randy and Vlad talk about the drug, the process in which they identified patients whose lives have been directly affected not only by debilitating migraines but also for those who have been able to get them under control with these issues. Military members who have suffered high stress, traumatic brain injury, and more are all at advanced risk to suffer from the scourge of migraines.

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Peter Ries, Brand Director, Gillette

We’re always happy to feature the great new products from Gillette and in this segment we welcome back Peter Ries, Brand Director for Gillette North America to talk about the brand new Gillette Labs exfoliating bar. Randy and Peter talk about this new innovation, and the process that Gillette goes through to bringing these new products to life.

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Mike Belcher

Mike Belcher, SVP of Business Development and Partnerships, T-Mobile

Mike Belcher Senior Vice President of Business Development and Partnerships for T-Mobile to talk about his career with the communications giant, T-Mobile’s incredible support for members of our military, veterans, and their families. The most important part of this interview are the details on how T-Mobile Customers can get complimentary access to the MLB.TV streaming service for the 2022 season!

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John Furner

John Furner, CEO, Wal-Mart

We welcome Wal-Mart CEO John Furner for a great American inspired story of his rise to success. Wal-Mart has taken so many strides for hiring and supporting veterans. Sit back, relax, and join John and Randy for a stellar segment!

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Alex Gorsky

Alex Gorsky, Johnson & Johnson

Alex Gorsky from Johnson & Johnson makes a triumphant return to the National Defense. Randy and Alex talk about the vital actions done by the company to help the world become vaccinated to combat COVD-19. Alex brings up his past military experience as a vital moment in his life skills that he uses today.

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