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Helping Veterans Make a Meaningful Transition to a Fulfilling Career (PS027)

Meet Charlie Eadie

Charlie Eadie, Army Veteran

Charlie has more than 15 years of team building and management experience in the Army and in business.

He’s a West Point grad with a degree in Economics and Electrical Engineering. At West Point, Charlie graduated 2nd out of 1,011.

Charlie and I just met at TechStars Patriot Boot Camp.

About Charlie

Charlie’s about helping vets make a meaningful transition to a fulfilling career.


  • RallyPoint: Join military members and veterans interested in military transition. Share your knowledge and build your network.

Show Notes

In today’s episode, Charlie answers:

  • How did you find out about TechStars Patriot Boot Camp?
  • How was your experience transitioning out of the military?
  • What were your expectations coming to TechStars Patriot Boot Camp?
  • How can a veteran discover their new passion and mission?
  • How can a veteran communicate his or her value to a team or organization?
  • Would you have done anything differently when you transitioned out of the military?
  • What’s a challenge you’re experiencing right now?
  • Who’s a mentor you follow?
  • What’s a great habit you’re doing right now?

Key Topics discussed:

  • TechStars Patriot Boot Camp
  • Choosing the right mentor
  • Being ok with failure

Apps and Articles Mentioned

  • Higherpurpose: Committed to addressing some of the incredible gaps that exist in the transition from military service to civilian career success.
  • Stanford Ignite: Entrepeneurship innovation program
  • COMMIT Foundation: Aims to create serendipity for men and women separating from the uniformed services and entering the professional civilian world.

Favorite Weapon

  • Linkedin: The largest professional network.
  • Connect with Matt Pagan here.
  • Connect with Charlie Eadie here.

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