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#137: John Buckley II – Army Veteran, Koch Industries, Veteran Advocate, Wichita Kansas
42 minutes Posted Mar 27, 2019 at 1:00 am.
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    I love finding Veterans who are out there working to bridge the military-civilian divide. This week’s guest is continuing to serve by connecting Veterans to communities as the military relations manager at the second largest private company in the United States.   While in the Army, John Buckley, II was an infantry commander for soldiers in combat and peacekeeping operations. In addition, he directed two of the Army’s top schools. Commissioning as a 2nd lt. in the reserves at the age of 19, John began serving in the Kansas Army National Guard, eventually earning a regular army commission. He is a graduate of the Infantry Basic and Advanced Courses, the Army Command and General Staff College, the School of Advanced Military Studies, the Armed Forces Staff College and the Army War College, receiving a special degree in national security policy. John also holds a master’s in military arts and sciences and a master’s in military science.  Today, John teaches transition courses, gives presentations, writes about the military career transition, and continues to mentor current and former military service-members. Furthermore, John is involved in the local Veteran community of Wichita, KS as the: Co-chair of the Wichita Community Veteran Engagement Board Board member of the Veteran Providers' Coalition of Sedgwick County Currently, the boards' current focus is on Veteran unemployment and homelessness. Their future goals are to create a Veteran-friendly medical transportation system. John is also a board member of the non-profit, Passageways. They battle Veteran homelessness within and around the city of Wichita. For their Phase II, Passageways is looking to develop a 30 home community focusing on providing homes for the local female veteran community and their families. Hope you enjoy this week's episode. Additional Links for Week's Episode: https://bit.ly/2usvnJ9 https://bit.ly/2FzlBeG https://bit.ly/2vtH4Q6 #BtBattle Veteran of the Week: https://bit.ly/2Tw1fXE