Finding Balance in Post Military Life with Congressman Seth Moulton

#35: Finding Balance in Post-Military Life with Congressman Seth Moulton

As a Marine Corps infantry officer, Congressman Moulton served four tours in Iraq. He is currently a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. His goals in Congress include improving veterans’ health care and transition into post-military careers, as well as fostering economic growth for Massachusetts families.

Summary

As a Marine Corps infantry officer, Congressman Moulton served four tours in Iraq, including two as a platoon commander and two as General David Petraeus’ Special Assistant. He left the Marine Corps in 2008 with the rank of Captain. Prior to this, he attended Phillips Academy Andover and (eventually) Harvard University, graduating in 2001 with a degree in physics.

After serving in Iraq, Congressman Moulton used the G.I. Bill to complete combined degrees in public administration and business before joining Texas Central as managing director and constructing the nation’s first high-speed train line. Eventually, on the promise of providing fresh leadership to Congress, Congressman Moulton was chosen to represent Massachusetts in 2014. He co-chaired the Future of Defense Task Force as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, and it recently released a groundbreaking bipartisan report on the difficult decisions and wise investments we must make to maintain our national security for the ensuing decades.

Today, Congressman Moulton is concentrating on improving veterans’ health care and fostering economic growth for Massachusetts families.

Episode Highlights

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0:41 – 09:38: Congressman Moulton discusses his service in the U.S. Marine Corps infantry, as well as his 4 tours during the Iraq War. He talks about his transition into a platoon commander, as well as his life prior to joining the Marines. He also talks about how his decision to join the Marine Corps and how his education and attendance at the Memorial Church influenced many of his later actions and relationships.

09:38 – 16:38: Congressman Moulton touches upon his transition from the Marine Corp to continuing his education and becoming a Congressman and member of the Armed Services Committee.

16:38 – 18:59: Congressman Moulton emphasizes the importance of balance when taking on personal and professional responsibilities. He does this by addressing the impact balance has on one’s mental and physical health, as well as on their sense of accomplishment.

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