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Dr. John and Laura Briggs share what military life is like, what you should be prepared for, life as an officer, and the challenges of transitioning out of the military into veteran life. You’ll learn behind the scenes knowledge of what it’s like to be in the armed forces and how to use that information to make decisions about your career.
In the episode, we discuss what you can expect in Navy boot camp. Learn the things that you can do to prepare for applying to the armed forces, and what to research before meeting with the recruiter.
You’ll discover the physical and mental expectations of boot camp, what happens in the first 72 hours when you arrive at boot camp, and what to expect in day-to-day life.
Here are some things we covered in this episode:
- How to prepare physically for boot camp
- The physical expectations for training and graduation
- What to expect during mental training during boot camp
- Should you be prepared to swim?
- Understanding the ASVAB
- How to prepare to take the ASVAB
- What the ASVAB means for your career and resources to prep for it
- Preparing to work with a recruiter and what to expect before and during boot camp
- The research that you should investigate before you go to the recruiter
- The steps that you will take when applying for the military
- What it looks like when you check in to Navy enlisted boot camp
- What to expect the first 72 hours of boot camp
- Communication with your family during boot camp
- What to expect day-to-day in boot camp
- Can you prepare for sleep deprivation?
- The things you should be prepared for and not ever do with your drill instructor
- What happens if you give up trying in boot camp
- Military spouses tune in to Laura’s podcast, The Military Spouse Careers & Business podcast
- The Warriors Creed podcast is sponsored by Operation Freelance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Dr. John and Laura Briggs that provide veterans and military spouses training to break into entrepreneurship.
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Dr. John Briggs joined the military in 1997, first enlisted then went through medical school and served as a medical officer. He served in the Navy for 14 years and is now a civilian doctor. In the Warriors Creed podcast Dr. John shares what military life is like, what you should be prepared for, life as an officer, and the challenges of transitioning out of the military into veteran life. You’ll learn behind the scenes knowledge of what it’s like to be in the armed forces and how to use that information to make decisions about your career.
Dr. John and Laura founded Operation Freelance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Dr. John and Laura Briggs that provide veterans and military spouses training to break into entrepreneurship.
Laura Briggs is empowering the freelance generation. Through her public speaking, coaching, and writing, she helps freelancers build the business of their dreams without sacrificing all their time, family, or sanity. Laura burned out as an inner-city middle school teacher before becoming an accidental freelancer with a Google search for “how to become a freelance writer.” Since then, she’s become a contributor to Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and Writer’s Weekly. She worked for more than 300 clients around the world including Microsoft, Truecar, and the Mobile Marketing Association. She’s delivered two TEDx talks on the power of the freelance economy for enabling freedom and flexibility and how it’s being used to address the technical skills gap in the U.S. Laura is the host of the Advanced Freelancing podcast, a sought-after public speaker on the gig and digital freelance economy, and a freelance coach focused on aspiring six-figure freelancers. Laura’s books, courses, and coaching have reached over 10,000 people.
As a military spouse, Laura is passionate about serving her community and founded Operation Freelance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that teaches veterans and military spouses how to become freelancers and start their own business.