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Episode 4

Published on:

4th Sep 2019

SRVD RADIO '11 years of wisdom | The "D" is for Dependents!'

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In this 4th episode of SRVD Radio:

- Volunteerism

- 11 Year Old wisdom

- We celebrate the "D" in SRVD - Dependents; our Spouses and Children because they HAVE served!

- A real deal Grumpy Sergeant - First one ever!!!

- "Shablanc" is introduced ;)

Episode 3

Published on:

28th Aug 2019

SRVD RADIO 'Decisions | Planning | Focused Vision'

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Well, it is ALWAYS an adventure with Raf and SRVD...the very first SRVD Radio show with a co-host.

Who is it?

Well listen in and FIND OUT! :)

- In our first SRVD Radio Mentor Minute of the Week, we chat about the importance of Decisions.

- Then in the SRVD Mission Brief we ponder this:

"Does LUCK exist?"

We also discuss these scary words: Transition and Planning

- We wrap up with the SRVD Leaving to Living Debrief -- we explore a key component BEFORE planning happens: Vision

"I'll see you on the line...Onward!!!" - Raf

Drop me a line via email or snail-mail at:

SRVD | 145 Fleet Street | #256 | National Harbor | MD | 20745

Episode 2

Published on:

21st Aug 2019

SRVD RADIO 'The first bits and pieces of the SRVD story'

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I thought recording Episode 1 and launching SRVD Radio was going to be tough...Episode 2 of SRVD Radio proved to be a lot more difficult than I thought it would be - I had to go back to a place that I worked so hard to leave and truth be told, would have hoped that I never returned to...

For SRVD and SRVD Radio to create impact as I envision, I have to go back to the days before I hit that 'Brickwall'...

Episode 2 is the game-changing episode to help those who feel lost and alone in a dark valley. It is why SRVD and SRVD Radio exist - we are ONE because we are SRVD!

- Diving straight into the very difficult and heavy topic of Mental Health and Wellness as we explore the story of SRVD.

- Know that you are never ALONE... you have SRVD Brothers and Sisters everywhere, ready to help. If you cannot find someone or if you simply don't want to -- it's Okay!

Take a moment to realize that you have a tremendous resource here: in SRVD and your SRVD community. 

   - Grab your earphones

   - Listen to Episodes 1 and 2

   - Know that you are NEVER ALONE

   - Listen to other episodes available to you through the SRVD Radio Library

   - Dig deep and when you are ready: allow your SRVD family to help you...

   - We are together in this... Onward!!!

"I'll see you on the line..."

- Raf.

Send me a message at :  

Write me at: SRVD | 145 Fleet Street | #256 | National Harbor | MD | 20745

Episode 1

Published on:

14th Aug 2019

SRVD RADIO 'The 22nd Season (?), trapped in Perfectionism and going from Leaving to Living'

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In this very FIRST episode of SRVD Radio:

Introducing your host, Raf and sharing the nuts and bolts of SRVD Radio; a brief chat of SRVD's genesis, overall ideas for SRVD Radio and a brief intro into 'Leaving to Living'.

The episode then dives into understanding the reasons for developing SRVD, SRVD Radio and how 'Leaving to Living' was created.

Exploring the three phases of SVRD's 'Leaving to Living' program:

-    PHASE 1: Transition

-    PHASE 2: Identity Crisis

-    PHASE 3: Nostalgia / Legacy

with a quick deep dive into SRVD's GetOneGiveOne campaign - an exclusive two sticker campaign that dovetails into the 'Leaving to Living' vision.

Sharing the four planned SRVD Radio segments:

- The Grumpy Sergeant - Gentle reminders from a retired Master Sergeant

- The Mentor Minute of the Week - Game changing 'level-ups' in small doses

- The SRVD Mission Brief - The main event, the meat and potatoes, the purpose of this idea

- The Leaving to Living Debrief - Actionable items, Leadership tid-bits; now, go 'BE' about it and go 'DO'

Wrapping up the show with a Special Thanks to Mark Asquith ( and a very special 'THANK YOU' dedication to my Wife, Mindy.

I finish the show by introducing my 'end of show' tag line, BUT I mess it up and get it wrong... full circle in breaking through my chase for perfection - I leave the recording alone and roll with it!

As a challenge to myself... this show was completely recorded with only one take, recorded live here in Maryland (USA) with no post-production fixing or effects and published with all its imperfections...taking my own advice and giving myself some GRACE!

"I'll see you on the line...Onward!!!"

Drop me a line via email or snail-mail at:

SRVD | 145 Fleet Street | #256 | National Harbor | MD | 20745


Published on:

13th Aug 2019

SRVD RADIO 'John Lee Dumas | Entrepreneurs on Fire Promo |'

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John Lee Dumas of the 'Entrepreneurs on Fire' podcast promotes SRVD and SRVD Radio. JLD is a U.S. Military Veteran that is excited about Raf's vision for SRVD.

JLD has been instrumental in SRVD Radio's development and roll out. A very special "Thanks" to John and Kate for assisting in the journey!


Check out JLD at or on your favorite podcast app!

Prepare to IGNITE! Onward!!!

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About the Podcast

SRVD Radio
Helping in working through 'Leaving to Living' and growing the SRVD community with the GetOneGiveOne sticker campaign.
"SRVD" is simply the word "SERVED". This SRVD journey started exactly 4 years ago -- you see around this time period in 2015, I had achieved my goal of reaching 20 years of Honorable Military Service. I was ready to start my 'normal-civilian-life' -- what I didn't know was that the biggest challenge of my entire life was just brewing and in a few short months... I was going to become, "That GUY"--lost in the dark valley of my mind without a plan...