Michael J. Penney is the co-founder of Cigars and Sea Stories, a podcast devoted to sharing stories with veterans who are adding value to the world. He’s the creator of the “5 Paragraph Business Plan” an actionable approach to business.
March of ‘16 he presented at TEDx Raleigh, “What’s Your IED: How to Add Value to During Life’s Explosive Situations” – in an effort to bridge the life of veterans and civilians.
Michael is a former Sergeant and Marine veteran. He served 8 years as an infantryman and weapons instructor. His service spans three combat tours and two wars – Ramadi iraq (05’/07’), Kajaki/ Sangin Afghanistan (2011).
He served as a weapons instructor, having personally trained over 5000 Marines and sailors in rifle and pistol combat marksmanship, foreign weapons, small arms and precision weapons marksmanship and tactics.
Having successfully navigated the transition from service member to veteran, Michael now supports fellow veterans seeking the entrepreneurial lifestyle. He currently works as program director for Bunker Labs RDU, calling upon his military experience to assess, train, advise, and assist veterans in business creation.Michael's philosophy is to add #VALUE into every situation he encounters. Listen to find out more. Click To Tweet
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