Mark Seavey has hosted 28 episodes.
Mark grew up in Maine and Massachusetts before deciding to move south and attend The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. Following graduation he decided not to go into the military despite having four years of ROTC and moved to Washington DC where he worked for various non-profits.
Looking for some adventure he enlisted in the Infantry in the Reserves and later National Guard. He deployed to Bosnia Herzegovina in 1997 as part of the first call up of combat arms units of the National Guard since the Vietnam War.
On a lark he took the Law School Admission Test in 2000 and began law school at Antonin Scalia Law School “to prove any random infantryman can become a lawyer.” In the latter half of his second year he dropped out to volunteer for service in Afghanistan as an infantry squad leader, and received his Combat Infantryman’s Badge.
Since returning from that deployment he finished law school, founded a veterans organization, passed the bar exam, got married and now has three young children.
He has worked for The American Legion since 1998, working his way from VAR to Legislative and then to the Media & Communications Division. He has appeared on CNN, FoxNews, MSNBC and a host of other channels as a war reporter and an expert on “Stolen Valor.” His articles appear in The American Legion Magazine and the Legion’s blog at burnpit.us.
Ashley Gorbulja-Maldonado has hosted 30 episodes.
Ashley Gorbulja-Maldonado proudly served her country as an Army National Guard veteran for over eight years and continues to serve her community as a Marketing Specialist for the Veterans Benefit Administration, Founder & CEO of GuideOn Education Consulting LLC., and Co-Founder of Brave Women Served.
Ashley is a leading voice in supporting America's military-connected community. Ashley is driven, passionate, and strategic visionary that has experienced increasing organizational responsibility in the federal, higher education, and nonprofit sectors. She has dedicated her career towards improving the outcomes of non-traditional students in higher education, building nationally recognized programs and brands, and improving federal and state policies.
Over the past seven and a half years while working in higher education and pursuing her education Ashley managed to graduate debt free with three degrees and the recipient of over $50k in scholarships! Earning her Public Health from the Consortium of Eastern Ohio of Public Health a program from Northeast Ohio Medical University with an emphasis on concentration in military transition, family policy, and community wellness. She additionally holds bachelor degrees in The Science of Education and The Science of Organizational Supervision with a minor in Psychology from the University of Akron.
Ashley was a 2019 top ten finalist for Ms. Veteran America, an accomplished Legionnaire helping foster University of Akron American Legion Post 808 as a Past Commander, a volunteer across multiple military spouse and family organizations; a national women veteran advocate, academic, and community liaison to a plethora of policy and issues pertaining to the veteran community.
Ashley has been featured on numerous podcasts, publications, panels, and recognized for her outstanding achievements by non-profits, state, and federal organizations. Ashley is a force to be reckoned with challenging others with the mantra: I Can. I Will. Watch Me.
Jeff Daly has hosted 31 episodes.
Jeff hails from Kalamazoo, Michigan. After high school he joined the Marines and is one of "The Magnificent Bastards" of 2nd Battalion/4th Marines.
With DD-214 in hand, Jeff returned to Michigan to study Economics and Political Science at Kalamazoo College. After college, Chicago and The Second City Conservatory was his next stop. Then it was off to LA to pursue fame and fortune...stay tuned.
In Los Angeles, Jeff got reconnected with veterans through American Legion Hollywood Post 43 and also Veterans in Media and Entertainment. In addition to various positions and duties in the American Legion, Jeff is active with SAG-AFTRA serving on the Military Affairs and Communications committees for Los Angeles local.
Jeff enjoys long walks and is looking for....oh, not that kind of bio?