CYPOV Podcast is dedicated to helping Veterans become just as successful out of uniform as they were when they were in.
Sometimes this transition can be way more difficult than expected especially when you let your military service be what defines you as a person. How do you move on, how do you rebuild the most important relationship in your life…. The one with yourself.
This week’s guest shares with us his journey in this quest.
At 17 years old, in 1995, Jeff Adamec, Joined the United States Army. Leaving for Basic Training the same day he graduated from High School.
He was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division as a Combat Medic before volunteering to go to Ranger School.
He then began his service as a Ranger Medic in 2nd Ranger Bn 75th Ranger Regt.
In 1999 He tried out and was selected into the US Army Special Forces. He changed his job to a Special Forces Weapons NCO.
Jeff would go on to be awarded the Silver Star for the Battle of Debeka Pass in 2003 Iraq.
After 6 total Combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, Jeff has also been awarded 4 Bronze Stars, Army Commendation Medal with V device for Valor, and a Purple Heart he received in 2009 when he was wounded and sustained major back injuries and a Traumatic Brain Injury.
Jeff never fully recovered from his injuries and began to show signs of PTSD that contributed to his Medical Retirement in 2013 after 18 Years Active Duty as a Sergeant First Class.
Jeff has been credited as a contributing author in the book Heroes Among Us, by Chuck Larson and is mentioned in additional books such as War Stories of The Green Berets, Roughneck 91, and Masters of Chaos.
He worked for The DOD as a Defense Contractor and for the Department of Homeland Security. He currently works at Cisco Systems as an IT Professional.
Jeff holds Network+ and Security+ certifications and does Veterans outreach and PTSD awareness through volunteering and public speaking.
He also leads Motivational and Leadership Team-Building classes and seminars.
Jeff lives in North Carolina with his Wife of over 20 years and their 2 children. I had a fantastic time talking with Jeff about his experiences and I know you will enjoy this interview too. So let’s get right into this!
IN THIS PARTICULAR EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:
How hard it is to move on with your life out of the military especially when it has become the only thing in your life that you know and associate with.
Getting out and finding something to do that is big and meaningful, that has the same sense of importance and connection in our lives is very difficult. We far too often associate our
We far too often associate our time in service and what we were when we were in as who we are, or what we have become. Learning that we are more than the uniform we wore, and under it all, we are still the same person.
Jeff is also the Self-Proclaimed Savior of OAKLEY Glasses!
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