The Dear MilFamily Podcast

A podcast for anyone who has a family member in the military or anyone interested in the military lifestyle.

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Ep: 59 MilKid to AD to Retiree
Apr 2nd, 2019 by dearmilfamily at 7:00 am
A LOT of military kids grow up and join the military themselves. That's the joke right that the military can be the "family business" for some? What's it like to spend your whole life connected to the military in some way? In this first episode for April (month of the military child), I talk to one veteran about his experience growing up as an army brat, then joining himself, and finally retiring and continuing to help by starting a nonprofit focused on counseling veterans. We talk about his story but also about issues facing military families still today. 
 
Ellsworth "Tony" Williams was born in the military environment at Fort Hood, TX. His dad served for 20 years before he decided to retire in Wilmington, DE. That move prompted Tony to dropout of high school and join the military. He was not comfortable living in a civilian community. He eventually got his GED and was awarded a 3 year active duty scholarship and reentered the Army as a 2LT. He served 16 more years with 2 deployments. After retirement, he still wanted to serve the military community so he used my Post 9/11 GI Bill to get a Masters in Counseling Psychology and founded a nonprofit called Veterans Counseling Veterans. Veterans Counseling Veterans consists of Veterans and dependents of Veterans in the mental health profession.
 
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