Military veterans past and present showcase skills at combine in Frisco
In case you missed it, the Dallas Cowboys hosted a military veteran combine at The Star in Frisco, TX. Are you a professional on LinkedIn with a podcast?
After seeing this the light bulb immediately turned on. One that I recently created for veterans. Especially those who support the Dallas Cowboy in our OAT community. Keep reading to learn more!
How we can connect professionally, and expand the OAT network even further?
Expansion with OAT is always on the agenda.
Approximately 500 people attended the free event, which was open to the public. In addition, each year the NFL recognizes military veterans through it’s “Salute To Service” campaign in partnership with USAA.
This event added a new dimension however. Building on this growing relationship between America*s Team and it’s military fans especially.
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The future of the NFL and military veterans on LinkedIn
The NFL expands Salute To Service off the field. Now to honor and recognize our military by bringing players, and team personnel to military bases hosting thousands of service members at NFL games and events.
In addition, enlisting NFL fans to show military appreciation. An effective recruiting strategy effectively built by the NFL with the DOD.
OAT is proud to announce our very own podcast focused on our groups veterans who are on the LinkedIn social media network. Essentially connecting veterans within our Facebook group, and the Dallas Cowboys fan base around the world. Hosted by yours truly “Comcast Cowboy.”
I will also interview veteran’s and Cowboys fan social media personalities as guest’s on the show. So they too can share their stories with our listeners. Many of which are currently in OAT.
Connecting veterans within OAT through this veteran LinkedIn podcast
Things have been slow here around OAT since my visit to LA. Especially after all the off season moves we have made recently. During my absence from really being active on OAT I was working on building an even bigger platform for all military veterans professionally past, and present on LinkedIn.
A podcast that I planned all along to connect veterans in OAT. One that eventually with who love the Dallas Cowboys as a result. I just had to be patient long enough. Long enough for the “how to” go about incorporating OAT with my current LinkedUp Podcast project.
After finally getting back into the OAT groove of things this month, and touching base with current events, this was a no brianer. The “How to” of it all came together finally.
As the NFL continues to push it’s Salute To Service campaigns each year this will give our members even more opportunity within OAT.
The rise of the digital veteran will be in high demand
Many big name companies seek to captialize it’s bottom line by hiring Ameirca*s most talented veterans. When properly found on LinkedIn, this podcast will be the glue for our veterans. Giving them a platform that curates this type of content to share with othere veterans.
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How this will benefit our veteran community within OAT and Linkedin
Since OAT’s inception in 2016, It’s safe to say one thing. I have organically manifested a few strong veteran relationships with Cowboys fans from OAT. As I mentioned Tyson above earlier, and also James “Suitman” Wright is another. Also my brothers from another mother Tony Thomas down with ATL Block Party, and Fred Waters with Star Status down in Cali.
All of these men are professionals by day, and Cowboys fans around the clock every year. Again, a no brainer linking fellow veterans here up.
I want to be able to help create a small network of military veterans past, and present who support the Dallas Cowboys. Collaborating and connecting with each other will be benficial. Together we can network professionally on LinkedIn through our passion, and love for America*s Team.
Jaylon Smith, other brands are very active on LinkedIn
My goal this June is to sit down with Jaylon Smith this summer in Vegas at the Fans Zone event at the MGM Grand. He is very active on LinkedIn building his network and furthering his “Clear Eye View” objectives. Essentially then, taking our growing community of professionals, and giving it some clear vision of it’s own this season.
I have been watching Jaylon over the last 12 months building his #CEV brand with his team Rise Sports in FT Wayne, IN. My goal is to sit down with him as a guest on my podcast this summer.
Just as we set out to connect Dallas Cowboys fans in our Facebook group with OAT, we can now look to branch OAT out professionally on LinkedIn. Adding yet another social media platform for our community to connect on.
Everything has it’s timing. After almost 90 days of toiling away on research about LinkedIn this week it clicked.
During one of the rare times I give the NFL praise becuase of it’s dislike for our Boys, credit here is absolutely due. As a 23 year retired Navy veteran myslef when events like the one in Frisco happened this week it warms my heart to see my brothers and sisters out there still chasing their dreams at all ages. Never. Quit.
For many who may have thought I lost my fire for OAT; I was busy “Doubling Up” like Nip, RIP.
I just needed a break to find new inspiration and fire on how to take things to another level with OAT.
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Are you a veteran in OAT, or one who supports the Dallas Cowboys?
If so, please leave me a comment below so we can start connecting with each other today.