Career Yak

From the Naval Academy to the Pentagon to Civilian Life - Jason Grower of Dead River

February 03, 2020 Christopher Goodwillie Season 1 Episode 5
Career Yak
From the Naval Academy to the Pentagon to Civilian Life - Jason Grower of Dead River
Chapters
0:00
Intro
1:18
Jason Grower's current Operations Manager role
4:02
Jason always wanted to be a Navy pilot, and the importance of good guidance counselors
6:48
What it takes to get into a military academy
9:12
Getting a degree at the Naval Academy
10:07
Life after the Academy and the commitment to the military
15:11
The importance of expanding your horizons and getting out of your own small bubble
18:25
What it was like working at the Pentagon and for the Chief of Naval Operations
22:46
How to cope with a high pressure job and managing your time
26:40
Why Jason went to get his Master's degree and the need to think, study and write
31:44
Working alongside those you are leading
35:44
Promotions and professional growth
38:05
Transitioning from the military to civilian life and overcoming obstacles
43:24
Staying humble
46:24
Parting advice: read more and talk to those who work in an industry you're interested in
49:39
Concluding thoughts
Career Yak
From the Naval Academy to the Pentagon to Civilian Life - Jason Grower of Dead River
Feb 03, 2020 Season 1 Episode 5
Christopher Goodwillie

I'm excited to welcome Navy veteran Jason Grower to the show! He gives us insights on his long career in the US Navy. He takes us through the ins and outs of attending the Naval Academy, pilot training, and working at the Pentagon. Jason shares insights on how to lead, why reading is so important, and the importance of getting out of your comfort zone.

Find the book Call Sign Chaos: https://amzn.to/38dTUmP

Find us online at careeryak.com and answer our quick poll, letting us know what industry you are most interested in learning more about.

Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental), http://www.soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

Show Notes Chapter Markers

I'm excited to welcome Navy veteran Jason Grower to the show! He gives us insights on his long career in the US Navy. He takes us through the ins and outs of attending the Naval Academy, pilot training, and working at the Pentagon. Jason shares insights on how to lead, why reading is so important, and the importance of getting out of your comfort zone.

Find the book Call Sign Chaos: https://amzn.to/38dTUmP

Find us online at careeryak.com and answer our quick poll, letting us know what industry you are most interested in learning more about.

Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental), http://www.soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

Intro
Jason Grower's current Operations Manager role
Jason always wanted to be a Navy pilot, and the importance of good guidance counselors
What it takes to get into a military academy
Getting a degree at the Naval Academy
Life after the Academy and the commitment to the military
The importance of expanding your horizons and getting out of your own small bubble
What it was like working at the Pentagon and for the Chief of Naval Operations
How to cope with a high pressure job and managing your time
Why Jason went to get his Master's degree and the need to think, study and write
Working alongside those you are leading
Promotions and professional growth
Transitioning from the military to civilian life and overcoming obstacles
Staying humble
Parting advice: read more and talk to those who work in an industry you're interested in
Concluding thoughts