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Dialogue with former military leaders turned entrepreneurs. Why they took the leap into entrepreneurship and you can too.

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Scott Levy | U.S. Marine & Actor

This episode of the Military Entrepreneur Show features Marine turned acting professional, Scott Levy. We’ll dive into his journey from when he left the Marines, to developing key skillsets. Scott reveals how he turned his passion for acting into a highly marketable personal brand. In addition to discussing tips and tricks into break into the film industry, we also cover networking and in-depth relationship building strategies.

Michael Penney | Infantry Marine Turned Podcaster & Military Entrepreneur

Michael Penney enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and began his service in Twentynine Palms, CA with 3rd Battalion 7th Marines, Weapons Co. He served in two tours of duty, both to Ramadi, Iraq. After re-enlisting in 2007, he reported to MCB Quantico as his next duty station. Michael became a Combat Marksmanship Instructor, Foreign Weapons Instructor, and security forces trained Designated Marksman.

Mark Babbitt | USAF Vet Turned Leadership Expert & Entrepreneur

This week’s Military Entrepreneur is Mark Babbitt, a renowned business speaker, author, and leadership expert. He served four years in the United States Air Force, he managed to master the art of building relationships in his transition. Mark’s hard work and innovativeness really paid off, he subsequently had six job offers in Silicon Valley following his military service.

Brandon Buttrey | FMF Corpsman Turned Entrepreneur

This episode of The Military Entrepreneur Show features a candid interview with Brandon Buttrey, entrepreneur and founder of Counter Strike Coffee & also the Marketing and Social Media Manager for the Lone Survivor Foundation. Listen to this episode and learn how Brandon took a proactive approach transitioning out of the Navy, how he started his business, and enjoy some good laughs along the way.

Rick Yost | Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of VeteransList

Rick Yost is a serial entrepreneur, attorney, author, and the co-founder of VeteransList. A service-disabled veteran himself, Rick brings his 12 years of military experience as an Army officer, extensive education (MBA/JD), startup and business experience to bear in consulting, entrepreneurship, and providing support to multiple businesses.

Byron Chen | What Veterans Must Know About Salary Negotiation

Founder and Host of the SuccessVets Podcast, Byron Chen tells us what veterans must know about salary negotiation before its too late. For most transitioning servicemembers, getting into corporate terrain can appear cloudy and unfamiliar- the thought of negotiating salary becomes a mere afterthought that can cause feelings of resentment. Byron and I discuss his personal experience transitioning out of the Marines and accepting a low offer and what he learned from it. More importantly, you’ll learn how you can avoid the same mistake by doing a little homework before saying “YES”.

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Dan is one of the most talented individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His dedication and passion in enhancing the District’s multiple social media platforms is nothing short of brilliant. Most notable was his ability to develop a training and execution plan that ultimately increased leads and quality by leveraging social media to reach a more diverse population of applicants and linking them up with our sales force.

Jorge Escatell Recruiting Advertising Officer USMC

“Dan did an outstanding job of getting the Marine Corps involved in the social media revolution. Now, Marines from all over the country are following Dan’s tactics, and the Marine Corps has even changed its social media policy and platform because of him. Dan had a tremendous influence on this”

Michael Wick Combat Correspondent USMC

Dan is the type of leader you want in your organization; his entrepreneurial mindset gives him the ability to influence others while creating a highly innovative environment. He is not afraid to share fresh ideas, which while pursuing his own interests help those of the organization, and its stakeholders. He continuously invests in his literacy through abundant reading material that have helped him maintain a higher standard in his course of action.

Gustavo Bustos Recruiter, USMC

Dan demonstrates creative strength by being clever and imaginative. During my tenure, Dan always dynamically and aggressively engaged in the pursuit of professional excellence and continuously produced superior results. His degree of leadership far exceeds that normally expected for an individual in his position and experience. Daniel is a must have on any team!

Edgar Carpenter Director of Audience Development, Gannett Media


Daniel stands out to me as one of the most disciplined, competent, and dedicated students I have had. Despite extreme demands with work and school, Daniel completed all of his work on time and exceptionally well. In an environment where many students are looking to do the least amount possible, Daniel amazed me with his commitment to fulfilling his responsibilities willingly and professionally. He is an absolute asset.

Kate Klemme Adjunct Professor, Utah Valley University

I have never come across a more qualified expert in social media than Dan Evans. He is not only well versed in the various platforms, but he has a unique understanding and expertise in utilizing each platform collectively to market and sell a brand, and in our case, the United States Marine Corps.

Amanda Anderson Public Affairs Officer USMC

Dan Evans is a visionary innovator who walks the talk. Dan was 1 of 3,700 Marine Corps Recruiters hand-selected to serve on the Marine Corps Recruiting Command’s Digital Communications Working Group. Dan is a leader, teacher and scholar who thinks and acts by applying systems thinking and modeling the way.

Raphael Hernandez Chief Marketing Officer USMC

Daniel is one of the finest students I have known. His work is of high caliber. While in an undergraduate program he consistently produced a quality of output that was clearly at a graduate level. He possesses keen insight. He also demonstrates a caliber of leadership that is rare. He understands authentic leadership and how to help others achieve their goals in life. l recommend Daniel without reservation for positions of leadership, high responsibility, and trust.

Gordon Whitehead CEO Captus5