Former Lieutenant Commander Hugh Middleton is an inspiring example of finding a post-military passion in philanthropy.
Former Lieutenant Commander Hugh Middleton was a U.S. Navy Seal. He is now Vice President of Operations and Development of Patriot Point. Hugh’s story is an inspiring example of focusing on philanthropy and how we can all give back to veterans in their post-military careers.
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02:10: Listen in as Hugh describes his military career, including BUDS (Basic Underwater Demolition School) to become a Navy SEAL
03:52: Why Hugh transitioned out of active duty by 2005
05:19: Giving back to his country is what pulled Hugh toward different opportunities
06:37: Post-active duty transitions included director of international training, program manager for three different programs in Afghanistan, running a team of intelligence analysts, and co-founder of Kopis Mobile
08:55: Opportunities that found Hugh and opportunities that Hugh found
10:13: Degree of ambiguity to work through, but familiarity of personal and professional network helped solidify opportunities multiple times after leaving active duty
11:25: Kopis Mobile is a software engineering firm with a broad selection of services
12:00: How Hugh’s experience as a SEAL helped him transition into Kopis Mobile
15:10: The specialness of Patriot Point and how Hugh came to be involved
19:42: Hugh’s advice on working on full-time jobs and spreading yourself too thin
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