Tom Wolfe joins me for the 50th episode of the podcast to discuss his book Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-Civilian Career Transition.

Tom and I share a lot in common, we’re both Naval Academy graduates who served as Surface Warfare Officers aboard ships and subsequently transitioned to careers in military placement and talent strategy. Tom and his firm Career Development, where he was a Principal for 29 years, became a part of Bradley-Morris in 2007. During that time, Tom produced a variety of written and video content that was in use throughout the candidate preparation pipeline when I was a candidate from 2011 to early 2012.

His Career College for Candidates video series shaped my early understanding of the process as a candidate, and later became the foundation of my advisory practice when I became a Candidate Recruiter in early 2012. Tom’s knowledge and insight into military-to-civilian transition provides a sound model for making career decisions during transition from active duty, as well as throughout your career beyond transition.

I was glad to mark the 50th episode of the podcast by having someone on whose advice is not only meaningful in a general sense, but personally meaningful to me throughout my career. Check out more from Tom at or connect with him on LinkedIn.



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