These past two years have seen a lot of curves and twists. Many have been able to succeed and thrive while others had to be more flexible, adapting to the challenges of a new normal. Yet, it’s those who persevere to the end, those who stay on mission, who will see the results.
As four-star general Colin Powell said, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.”
This month’s feature, comedian, philanthropist and retired Marine Drew Carey, has been making America laugh for the better part of 30 years.
Carey says it was his time in the service that helped mold him into the person he is now. “Military life and experiences gave me incredible experiences in leadership — especially in small groups, and under pressure,” Carey said.
“There’s a tremendous amount of trust that other people will do their jobs and that you’ll do yours. So, there’s social pressure. And a lot of subservience to the mission and the greater good of the group…you never want to be the one who can’t rise to the occasion.”
Read more about Carey and his gratitude for his time in uniform on page 58.
Also, for tips on navigating through life’s rough patches, visit page 14 and read “Relying on Military Experience During Times of Uncertainty.”
For small business owners trying to survive their initial launch, make sure you read our advice on page 30, and for those who struggle with PTSD or have loved ones who do, we’re talking about symptoms, treatments and “Debunking the Myths of PTSD” on page 68.
At US Veterans Magazine, we value and honor your service to our country, and it’s our mission to help you succeed in and out of uniform.
— Tawanah Reeves-Ligon
Editor, U.S. Veterans Magazine