Dwayne Paro welcomes Joe Crane to today’s podcast. Joe Crane retired from the Marine Corps in 2013 after 24 years of service. He was an AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter pilot and completed two combat flying tours in Iraq. Joe is now an airline pilot and host of the Veteran On the Move podcast, your Pathfinder to Freedom. Empowering veterans through entrepreneurship. Veteran On the Move podcast provides knowledge and inspiration to veterans aspiring to transition to the exciting world of entrepreneurship.
Dwayne Paro welcomes Kevin Bemel to today’s podcast. Kevin is the President of The Bemel Company, Inc., where he helps veterans become financially secure by training them to find high paying jobs and start businesses. He writes and speaks on The 8 Deadly Sins of Job Hunting: Avoid Employment Hell Using the Five Steps to a High-Paying Job (Veterans Edition), as well as leadership, veteran reintegration, and ethics. This is an outgrowth of his work as a chaplain in the United States Navy where he worked with service members in the Marine Corps, naval aviation units, and a submarine squadron helping sailors and Marines get promoted and work through issues such as infidelity, criminality, and abuse. Currently Kevin is the Deputy Command Chaplain for a special warfare unit.
Dwayne Paro welcomes Jon Taylor to today’s podcast. Jon Taylor is a US Navy veteran and the founder of MrQuickPick USA, a national brand for roadside assistance entrepreneurs. Jon joined the Navy in 1988 and would spend the majority of his enlistment assigned to the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) during Persian Gulf War operations Desert Storm and Provide Comfort. Honorably discharged in 1993, he would return to Kentucky and study Communications at the University of Louisville. In 2006 he started Quick Pick Lockout Service and soon expanded operations to Virginia Beach, VA where Quick Pick would win the AAA Member's Choice award for three consecutive years (2010, 2011, 2012). After successfully testing his business model in multiple locations Jon began licensing the MrQuickPick® Lock and Road Services brand, now being used by dozens of roadside assistance entrepreneurs all across the country. He published his first book, "Breaking Into Cars for a Living", in 2013.
Dwayne Paro welcomes Michael Zacchea to today’s podcast. Mike was a commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1990. He deployed to Somalia for Operation Restore Hope and to Haiti for Operation Support Democracy. In March 2004, as a Major, he deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom II. His team’s mission was to build, train and lead in combat the first Iraqi army battalion trained by the US military. The battalion participated in Operation Phantom Fury, the 2nd battle of Fallujah. Mike’s military awards include the Bronze Star Medal (with Valor device) (with gold star in lieu of 2nd awrd), the Purple Heart Medal, a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, a Combat Action Ribbon and numerous unit and campaign awards.