Recap of the Success Stories

#47: A Recap of the Success Stories Our Veterans Have Shared in 2022

Founder, host, and Navy veteran, Gene Moran summarizes year one of the Make Your Move podcast. Tune in as Gene shares the military career transition success stories shared by veterans and what’s on deck for 2023.


The first season of the Make Your Move podcast is in the books. Stories of active duty service and the transition to civilian life and careers have been shared throughout the first 46 episodes. No two stories and answers on the show were alike, even though the questions remained constant throughout the season.  

Year one of the podcast demonstrated that success was not dependent on whether a veteran was an officer or an enlisted member. It also demonstrated that education was not a deciding factor in post-military career fulfillment. Some went on to start 7-figure companies, and others remained in government service, serving in high-level positions. 

The Make Your Move podcast guests served in the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. But all displayed two common character traits—courage and resilience. 

Thank you to all veterans helping other veterans chart their post-military careers by sharing their voices and stories on this insightful podcast.

Episode Highlights

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00:00– 06:05 Gene recaps what was shared throughout the first 46 episodes.

06:06 – 11:09 Observations from the interviews demonstrate that success was not dependent on whether someone was an officer or an enlisted member.

11:10– 14:48 Gene shares what the focus of the Make Your Move podcast will be in 2023.

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Show Resources: Have you ordered your copy of Make Your Move: Charting Your Post-Military Career? After military service, it takes some people years to figure out how to find fulfillment in a new career. And some never find it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Now available on Amazon.

100% of the proceeds of Make Your Move go to Freedom Fighter Outdoors.

Freedom Fighter Outdoors started as an awareness of the physical, mental, and emotional suffering of the men and women who served our country in the military.

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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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