The Bunkhouse

The host, Jon, created this show to provide a place for like-minded veterans to come together and share their journey in IT/Cybersecurity. ”Be The Light In Someone‘s Dark”

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Episodes

Wednesday Jan 11, 2023

Episode 1 (Marine Grunt to Passionate Poet)
Host: Jon
Talk About The Episode:
Brandon Dillon
Marine Corps 8 years 2004 to 2012
Military: 0311
Current: Night Shift Manager at Buc-ees
Talk With The Guest:
What helped him get where he is today?
Leadership, the Marine Corps taught me how to lead people and manage not only them but myself
What helped you get through the days?
Poetry and poetry have saved my life, along with my kids and my future wife Yanet.
Personal Story:
The things I saw and did in Iraq and Afghanistan, obviously, how I treated some of my Marines, during our time in Afghanistan, my ex-wife, and the things we have said and done to each other, my childhood, so many of my brothers taking their own lives. How I handle it I used to drink A LOT, but I started therapy in 2014 and did 5 years my therapist pushed me to share my poetry, and poetry has saved my life, now I write to cope and deal with my darkness.
Other Topics:
The VA sucks but use it, find a therapist, and learn healthy coping mechanisms. Learn mindfulness and how to meditate. Find something to occupy your mind and time, something that you actually enjoy and get some sort of fulfillment out of.
Closing:
Brandon Dillon
https://linktr.ee/nollid20
 
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Monday Jan 09, 2023

Host: Jon
Talk About The Episode:
Kyle Moschetto
Marine Corps, just under 12 years.
Military: 0650 Data Officer
Current: Managing Director of a technology services team specializing in Google Cloud.
Talk With The Guest:
He did Lots of IT side hustles before the military. “I’m a geek-of-geeks! 😀”
His favorite subject:
Large complicated Cloud Adoption/Migration/Transformation programs!
It's People, Process, and Tech…. on steroids!
What helped him get where he/she is today:
The military leadership styles, including examples of good/bad in excess!
A desire for Meritocracy.
A deeply competitive learning culture (It pays to learn and know the rules)
A 2-year boredom cliff.
What advice he would give:
READ and PRACTICE. We’ve never been in a time where learning was so easy, it just takes time and practice.
Hiring veterans is his passion.
Closing:
Kyle:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyle-kmo-moschetto-5100a761/
https://anchor.fm/task/force/phoenix
 
Title
Author
Link?
Leadership Gold: Lessons I've Learned from a Lifetime of Leading
John C. Maxwell
https://www.audible.com/pd/Leadership-Gold-Audiobook/1400222761?ref=a_library_t_c5_libItem_&pf_rd_p=80765e81-b10a-4f33-b1d3-ffb87793d047&pf_rd_r=81G8KFGSMBKBX50EQX26
Thinking for a Change: 11 Ways Highly Successful People Approach Life and Work
John C. Maxwell
https://www.audible.com/pd/Thinking-for-a-Change-Audiobook/B002UZMSMG?ref=a_library_t_c5_libItem_&pf_rd_p=80765e81-b10a-4f33-b1d3-ffb87793d047&pf_rd_r=81G8KFGSMBKBX50EQX26
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
Patrick Lencioni
https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Five-Dysfunctions-of-a-Team-Audiobook/B002V08E64?ref=a_library_t_c5_libItem_&pf_rd_p=80765e81-b10a-4f33-b1d3-ffb87793d047&pf_rd_r=81G8KFGSMBKBX50EQX26
The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business
Patrick Lencioni
https://www.amazon.com/Advantage-Organizational-Health-Everything-Business/dp/0470941529/
 
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Trailer1: The Up Coming Year

Friday Dec 23, 2022

Friday Dec 23, 2022

Hey everyone, and welcome to another episode of The Bunkhouse; I’m your host Jon.
I know it’s been 4 months since the last episode, but I have some updates and news about the show.
First the show itself:
After the new year I will continue to release one episode of the show.
Also, I am going to kick off a second session, focusing on mental health.
I already have a couple guests lined up, just have to work our schedules out.
Veterans to share their story and how they beat their inner battles.
Representatives from organizations that support veterans and provide programs to help heal the invisible wounds.
Which means, there will be 2 episodes a month, one from each session.
Now the extras:
I have started journaling to help deal with my own anxiety, and stuff, and then I started sharing them on TikTok.
If you want to check them out, you can go my TikTok handle @thebunkhousecast
Or my Instagram handle, @thebunkhousecast
I also created a LinkTree that has links to all my socials media platforms, to include the show.
It also has links to other individuals, and or organizations that I support or am a part of.
I am a board member for Hackers 4 Vets
Nonprofit that helps veterans get into cyber by providing awards, vouchers, courses and more.
I am also an Ambassador for Mission 22
Mission 22 provides support to Veterans and their families when they need it most: right now. Through a comprehensive approach of outreach, events, and programs, we’re promoting long-term wellness and sustainable growth.
 
I hope everyone has enjoyed the 10 episodes I’ve released so far and continue to be on the lookout for the upcoming episodes.
 
If you want to contact the show, or want to be a guest, send an email to jcole@thebunkhousecast.com
Or use the LinkTree link and click “Contact”.
 
Again, I want to thank everyone for their support with the show, I can’t wait to see where it takes us next year.
 
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year; and as always, Be The Light In Someone’s Dark.
 
 
Links
https://linktr.ee/thebunkhouse
jcole@thebunkhousecast.com
Hackers for Vets (thehauntedhacker.com)
Mission 22 I National Veteran Non-Profit Organization

Friday Aug 19, 2022

Episode 10 (Words with the Phoenix Cast)
Host: Jon
Talk About The Episode:
John, Rich, and Kyle
Marine Corps (John & Rich are still Active Duty)
Hosts of The Phoenix Cast
 
 
Closing:
The Phoenix Cast
The Art of Network Engineering
 
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Wednesday May 18, 2022

Host: Jon
*** I am an active duty Marine, and any opinion expressed on this show is my own and is not military regulation or policy. ***
Talk About The Episode:
Mike Jones
He spent 10 years in the Navy.
Military: Signal Intelligence Analyst
Current: Everything Cyber, Content Creator, Podcast Host, and Public Speaker
Talk With The Guest:
His/Her favorite subject:
3D Printing
VoIP Hacking
What helped him/her get where he/she is today:
Persistence
Adapt and Overcome
Advice for military members:
Be persistent and take advantage of any program you can find.
Closing:
Mike Jones:
com
"Ransom" the movie https://youtu.be/KL8JwmxKf8c
YouTube channel: https://m.youtube.com/c/H4unt3dHacker/videos
Hackers For Vets (Non-profit)
 
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Wednesday Apr 13, 2022

Host: Jon
*** I am an active duty Marine, and any opinion expressed on this show is my own and is not military regulation or policy. ***
Talk About The Episode:
Ron Woerner
USAF, 1990 – 1995
Military: Geospatial Intelligence.
Current:
Cybersecurity Consultant, Cyber-AAA, LLC
Associate Professor, Bellevue University
Talk With The Guest:
He has been in “IT” since I was in middle school.
Here’s a video of me talking about the first computer I used:
https://youtu.be/7e7w0dRSP_g
His favorite subject:
Leadership and influence.
Social Engineering / Human Hacking.
What helped him get where he is today:
Leadership skills.
How to present and think on my feet.
Advice for military members:
Keep studying.
Find your passion.
 
Find and be a mentor.
Closing:
Ron Woerner, President Cyber-AAA
ronw@cyber-aaa.com
VetSec
VetSec Website
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Wednesday Feb 23, 2022

Host: Jon
*** I am an active duty Marine, and any opinion expressed on this show is my own and is not military regulation or policy. ***
Talk About The Episode:
Danny Ruck ***Any opinion expressed is my own and not of any organization I am a part of***
0351 Infantry Assaultman
DoD Account Executive – USMC / USN / DHA
Talk With The Guest:
Prior to the Marine Corps, he had no IT or Cyber Seuctity experience.
His favorite subject:
Working on the projects and devices that are assisting those on the ground.
What helped him get to where he is today:
Work ethic and pride in my work.
Advice for military members transioning out, or vetereans looking to change roles:
Take advantage of your TA.
Don’t be afraid to talk to those in those types of jobs or industry.
Closing:
Danny Ruck:
Danny Ruck | LinkedIn
 
SITREP Foundation:
Here's the post that has the info:
 
As we begin our journey to assist and support those who have selflessly served/continue to serve our country and our communities, all of us at the SITREP Foundation are excited to share our new logo with you! This logo was researched, conceived, designed and refined by one of our fellow Veterans, William Dickson (U.S. Army Signal Officer).  We gave him an idea of our vision and he executed it flawlessly!
 
With a full slate of support opportunities scheduled to begin in January 2022, he had a short timeline to create our logo. We want to recognize his talent, contribution and commitment to his craft and this organization and thank you isn't enough!
 
Please follow us on: 
Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SITREP.Foundation/)
Instagram (sitrep_foundation)
LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/sitrep-foundation)
Twitter (@SITREP_FND), 
TikToc (sitrep_foundation) 
 
To learn more about who we are and the community events that we will be hosting to support this 501C3 non-profit foundation. 
 
Sincerely,
President - Jason Mallott
VP - Chris Wood
Chief Operating Officer - Danny Ruck
Chief Financial Officer - Justin Keely
Chief Marketing Officer - Bill Gislason
 
 
 
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Monday Jan 31, 2022

Episode 6 (Air Force Medical Administrator to Security Architect for a Retail Company)
Host: Jon
*** I am an active duty Marine, and any opinion expressed on this show is my own and is not military regulation or policy. ***
Talk About The Episode:
Jay McLendon ***Any opinion expressed is my own and not of any organization I am a part of***
Enlisted in the Air Force in 1987 and got out in 1991.
MOS:
90650: Medical Admin (Aeroevacuation)
Currently is a Security Architect for a Retail Company
Talk With The Guest:
Prior to the Air Force, he had no experience in IT.
His favorite subject:
Researching new technologies and solutions for problem sets and use cases.
What helped him get to where he is today:
Management, discipline, and motivation to get things done.
Advice for Military transitioning out:
Figuring out your focus area.
Attend some training and get certifications based on that focus area.
Don’t be afraid to use your network/relationships to help out.
Closing:
Jay McLendon, Security Engineer
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaymclendon/
ACP: https://www.acp-usa.org/
Victory Junction: https://victoryjunction.org
Patriot Guard: https://www.patriotguard.org/about-us/
TeKSystems: https://www.teksystems.com
“Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins: https://www.amazon.com/Cant-Hurt-Me-David-Goggins-audiobook/dp/B07KKP62FW/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
“Dear Rodeo: The Cody Johnson Story”: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B09JBLJJWM/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r
Salary Lookup: https://www.levels.fyi
The Show:
Website: https://www.thebunkhousecast.com
Email: contact@thebunkhousecast.com.
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“Be The Light In Someone’s Dark”
 
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Monday Dec 20, 2021

Episode 5 (Marine Telephone Technician to Systems Engineer supporting the Marine Corps)
Host: Jon
*** I am an active duty Marine, and any opinion expressed on this show is my own and is not military regulation or policy. ***
Talk About The Episode:
Jason Kirk ***Any opinion expressed is my own and not of any organization I am a part of***
Enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1996 and retired in 2020.
MOSs:
2811: Telephone Technician
2847: Telephone Systems/Personal Computer Repairer
2862: Electronics Maintenance Technician
2810: Telephone Systems Officer
0610: Telephone Systems Officer
0630: Network Engineering Officer
Currently is a Systems Engineer in support of the Marine Corps
Talk With The Guest:
Prior to the Marine Corps, he ho no experience in IT. During his 20+ years of military service, he went from being a Plain Old Telephone System (POTS) Telephone Technician to being a Senior Network Engineer at the service level.  Since retiring, Jason has worked for 2 companies, but now believes he has found the position he says was made for him.
His favorite subject, or technology, he works with:
Working at the intersection of multiple problems.
to understand the people, funding, authorities, technology, and operational/business need.
What helped him get to where he is today:
Leadership, management, critical thinking, ability to get stuff done helped with my first post-retirement job as a cybersecurity project manager.
Advice for Military transitioning out:
Read your resume as an employer would and pretend you’ve never been in the military.
Use that GI bill, go to college, get some certifications.
Use LinkedIn, take a course on it, build a good profile, make connections.
When transitioning, you really should really do some soul searching about what is important to you.
Money, authority, location, lifestyle, etc.
Outside of the DoD, the rank you held is fairly meaningless. If you tie your rank to your identity, be prepared to let that go.  Nobody cares.
Closing:
Jason Kirk, Systems Engineer
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonkirk/
Task Force Phoenix (The Phoenix Cast): https://anchor.fm/task-force-phoenix/episodes/THE-Warrant-Officer-e17fkfn/a-a6hmp1m
The Show:
Website: https://www.thebunkhousecast.com
Email: contact@thebunkhousecast.com.
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“Be The Light In Someone’s Dark”
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Monday Nov 15, 2021

Episode 4 (Marine 0651>0689 to Cyber Pro)
Host: Jon
*** I am an active duty Marine, and any opinion expressed on this show is my own and is not military regulation or policy. ***
Talk About The Episode:
Jack Reedy ***Any opinion expressed is my own and not of any organization I am a part of***
Enlisted into the Marine Corps in 2009.
0651: Data Systems Administrator & 0689: Information Assurance Technician
Currently is the Director of Cybersecurity Content at INE.
Talk With The Guest:
He had no prior experience before the Marine Corps, built his IT career, and then transitioned into a Cybersecurity (then Information Assurance) role. Since exiting military service, he has worked for the DoD, Sony Music and now works for INE.
His favorite subject, or technology, he works with:
Hands-on keyboard: Incident response
None execution-oriented: Gannt Charts, more specifically project management.
What helped him get to where he is today:
His experiences with leadership, not just him in those roles, but leaders he had as well.
Advice for Military transitioning out:
Remember, you’re worth it. We constantly build value around what we do within a workplace environment, and transitioning can be especially rough.
Don’t be afraid to leave the government umbrella and not use the security clearance.
Build a professional network.
Emerge yourself in the culture of whatever you choose to do so that you can pick up those skill sets.
Closing:
Jack Reedy, Director of Cybersecurity Content at INE
Website: https://linktr.ee/secitguy
Twitter: https://twitter.com/secitguy
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/secitguy/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/secitguy/
Discord: https://discord.gg/cyberinsecurity
Please take a look at our free Penetration Testing Student course here.
As part of the community, I also do a weekly stream called Tipsy Cyber at 8 PM EST on the channel. Grab a drink, bring your questions, and hang out while we talk about the cyber security related news of the week, introduce a new topic or subject, and do a rolling AMA.  https://www.youtube.com/c/CyberInsecurity
Also, I recently talked at VetSecCon 21 with my friend Josh Mason https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtrV9_MEFic
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