I knew I wanted to do something unique or cool for episode number 50. I’ve decided to flip the microphone and let someone else ask me the questions I typically ask my guests. My colleague Melissa Heintz stepped in to host and asked me about my service in the Marine Corps, my transition into civilian life, working with podcasts, and working at VA.
Timothy has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016. His scope includes blog writing, video production, and launching VA’s first ever podcast. He graduated from American University’s School of Communications in 2016 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Tim is a Marine Corps Veteran having served as a Marine Security Guard and was posted at embassies in Algiers, Algeria; Moscow, Russia; and Lima, Peru.
Covered in Episode 50:
- Rory Cooper wins a 2017 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal
- Interview with Marine Veteran Timothy Lawson
- Tim’s decision to join the Marines
- His time as a Marine Security Guard
- His decision to get out and the challenges he faced
- Getting into podcasting and working at VA
- Vet Centers
- #VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran John O. Adams