Today I got to talk with Ben Kohlmann. Ben is currently serving in the United States Navy as a speechwriter for Admiral Bill Gortney, and we talk about how blogging and other projects help get him that position. Ben is also a combat-tested F/A-18 pilot and we got to talk some about what it’s like launching and landing on a carrier at night. 

Ben is the creator of Disruptive Thinkers, he has been an inaugural member of the Chief of Naval Operation’s Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC), he has now started the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum and when you are done listening to the episode check out Ben and the DEF website.

The next Defense Entrepreneurs Forum is coming very soon October 24, 2014 – October 26, 2014, so there is still time to get your tickets!

Resources from Today’s Show

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Some more you will hear in the show:

  • You never know where opportunity will come from
  • The power of building personal relationships
  • Why you need to take action with your dreams
  • You need to grasp the opportunities at the right time
  • Technology is often the driving force behind military change
  • How the military needs more disruptive thinkers