Charlie Mike Podcast

The Charlie Mike Podcast is about our Nations Combat Veteranpreneur’s talking about how they transformed their combat experience into a groundbreaking entrepreneurial success. We will discuss their experience in relation to what I have defined as their VisualReality; their personal vision of building a successful business leveraging their combat experience to bring the core strengths of a combat veteran into the entrepreneurial realm.
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Nov 27, 2017

Dwayne Paro welcomes Craig Grossi to today’s podcast.   Craig was raised in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, he is an eight-year Marine Corps veteran, recipient of the Purple Heart and Georgetown University graduate. When not travelling with Fred, he spends a good amount of his time with veteran organizations including the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).

Nov 20, 2017

Courageous Champion of Veterans

Dwayne Paro welcomes Dan Frank to today’s podcast, as part of our Courageous Champions of Veterans series.   As the CEO of Three Wire Systems, LLC, Dan Frank oversees the operations and strategic direction for the company. In 2007, the company created the VetAdvisor® program to provide proactive preventative care to military Veterans, supporting them throughout their journey by managing behavioral health, wellness, financial, and employment issues. The VetAdvisor® interactive platform incorporates personalized goal setting and high-tech biometric and social feedback, coupled with real time high-touch personalized coaching. VetAdvisor drives greater Veteran engagement, productivity, and workplace retention. VetAdvisor comprehensively supports Veterans with complex conditions by fostering a culture of emotional wellness as part of our holistic health strategy.

Dan was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® in both 2012 and 2013 for Greater Washington. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  Additionally, Dan was selected as the 2009 Vetrepreneur of the Year by the National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) and won an honorable mention from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Center for Veterans Enterprises as the 2008 Enterprising Veteran of the Year. 

Nov 13, 2017

Dwayne Paro welcomes Greg Jumes to today’s podcast.  Greg is a Marine Corps veteran of the war in Iraq who after leaving military service in 2010, turned to a career of high threat security contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Greg transitioned to civilian life for the second time in 2015. Having a difficult time adjusting to civilian life, Greg found his new purpose, helping veterans adjust by developing a tool for them to find the help and resources in their cities, Victor Tech.

Nov 6, 2017

Dwayne Paro welcomes Troy McCann to today’s podcast.  Troy McCann attended the United States Military Academy at West Point where he graduated in May of 1990 with a degree in Computer Science. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the US Army as an Armor (Tanks and Cavalry) officer. McCann was stationed in Germany, assigned to the 8th Infantry Division, took part in Desert Storm, and was later assigned to the Division Cavalry for the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii.  He attended a number of schools at Fort Knox, KY, including: Armor Officer Basic Course, Armor Officer Advance Course, and the Cavalry Leaders Course, as well as Airborne School in Fort Benning, GA, and the Combine Arms Firepower Course in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

In June, 1997, McCann resigned his commission at the rank of Captain to go to work for IBM. After 11 years in the information technology field, he went to work for the family business in the fire-safety industry. Since overseeing the purchase of Bare Metal Standard in 2014, fire prevention and kitchen exhaust cleaning have become McCann’s passions. Servicing restaurants such as, but not limited to, Chick-Fil-A, Hardee’s, Splash Seafood Bar & Grill, and Jethro’s BBQ, Bare Metal Standard of Des Moines has completed over 200 jobs in 2017 alone.