Episode 35: Chad McCoy- SOF Veteran, Co-Founder & CSO at Firestorm

In The Name of Service by Dr. Barb Thompson

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In this conversation, Chad shares his military background, experiences, and transition to civilian life. He discusses the importance of culture and leadership in the military, as well as the challenges of transitioning from an Operator to a senior leader. Chad also talks about finding alignment and purpose in his post-military career, including starting a 3D printed drone company. He offers advice for current military members and emphasizes the importance of managing expectations and redefining success. Overall, Chad's story highlights the significance of relationships, authenticity, and finding meaning in life.


The military culture and leadership play a crucial role in shaping the experiences and success of individuals.

Transitioning from an operator to a senior leader requires authenticity, adaptability ... 

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