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#37: Advocating for Veterans with Sabrina Sweet

A U.S. Navy veteran, Sabrina Sweet served her country as a Navy Cryptologist before transitioning to a corporate career at a Fortune 500 company. Sabrina now advocates for veterans in two separate and unique roles, which guide veterans in their search for post-military careers and services.


Sabrina Sweet joined the US Navy after graduating from high school on advice from a friend. Without knowing exactly what she wanted to pursue in the Navy, she browsed the offered career opportunities and chose cryptology. 

Sabrina continues to proudly serve other veterans as a brand ambassador for United Way Broward’s MISSION UNITED as an Engagement Specialist. She currently works with community resource partners, employers and veterans to promote the services of MISSION UNITED in addition to promoting various events, educational & employment opportunities.

As a former Local Employment Representative for the state of Florida, Sabrina worked directly with local employers by building and leveraging strong relationships to advocate on behalf of veterans for employment, educational and training opportunities.

Episode Highlights

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0:37 – 07:09: Sabrina Sweet discusses how she ended up joining the US Navy and her service as a cryptologist with the National Security Agency.

07:09 – 14:44 Sabrina Sweet shares her transition to civilian life after 8 years of service and how she leaned on family for support due to a lack of career support services available to veterans at the time of transition. She then shares her career at a Fortune 500 company before moving on to the state of Florida as an employment representative for local veterans.

14:44 – 25:22: Sabrina Sweet talks about leadership and how she works with various stakeholders to assist veterans chart their post-military career.

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Recognizing the value of consistently investing in my personal growth has opened doors and opportunities that were unimaginable to me as I left the Navy. Your experiences have value, just as mine do. Yours will be different. Don’t make a literal comparison to the stories I’ve shared or the path I have chosen. Take your own inventory. Press the boundaries of your present circumstances. Identify how you may be self-editing your own dreams. Is it possible, even just a little, that fear is keeping you from doing something different?

I hope this book inspires you to think more clearly about how you move beyond your transition.

Connect with Gene on LinkedIn for more useful tips and proven strategies to maximize your post-military career success.

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Gene spent nearly 25 years in uniform, serving in six ships and more than ten duty stations, and visiting over 50 countries serving as a US Navy Surface Warfare Officer and retiring as a Captain. In corporate, he led legislative affairs for a large international defense company from the Washington, DC office. In doing so, Gene gained a detailed understanding of the defense industrial base and supply chains of myriad platforms, systems and capabilities. Then in 2013, he took the leap to start his own business, Capitol Integration. Since then Gene has helped scores of companies improve their federal positions.

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