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Monday, May 11, 2020 08:21 | Donald Stukes

I am a 2012 Learner alumni and US Navy veteran.  I have had lots of ups and downs during my journey which is not yet over.  I have had to learn to be a learner in addition and in balance of my other life's responsibilities.  I am a VA rated disabled veteran and have done work recently to improve my rating.  One person does not make a team, you need the guidance and support of others who have been successful.  Don't give up and don't forget to pursue both mental and physical issues.  Once I receive my latest rating, I will post again.  I wish I could figure out how to post the image of my 2012 learners certificate.



  • Monday, May 11, 2020 09:09 | Albert Renteria (Administrator)
    Don, great that you were able to comment on Chad's blog! Below is the link to your Blog signing your Learner Agreement. Keep us posted on your activities and reboot your blog as well. Semper Fi, Al
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    • Tuesday, May 12, 2020 07:44 | Wayne Gross
      Dear Chad. Welcome! I am a Business Outreach Liaison with the state of California. Albert and I have known each other for about 9 years. As a veteran myself (Air Force), I take pride in helping the veteran community. As you settle in your new position, please don't hesitate to email or call me. or 916-230-4417. I am about to take on a new position (on loan) to help the governor get people back to I might not get back to you in a timely manner. I am here to help wherever I can.
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      • Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:14 | chad pearce

        Thank you for reaching out. It's great to connect with folks like you along my journey, especially a fellow Airman. I will definitely connect with you soon.

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  • Monday, May 11, 2020 09:36 | chad pearce

    Good to hear from you. The Learner program is proving to provide much opportunity for self reflection and growth as I step through it. I am going through the VA rating process myself right now. Glad to have another Veteran to engage with!

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  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020 07:37 | JAMES COY
    Could use some punctuation and grammar scrutiny, but is interesting. The part about being a USN veteran is confusing coming from a soon-to- retire USAF Chief (could add a measure of explanation because it is interesting to the audience).
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    • Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:09 | chad pearce
      Hi James, Donald is a fellow Learner who posted directly on my blog to connect and support. You can see my post has my name as the author by the title. Please check out my other post, I would be interested in your feedback.

      Thank you for taking the time to visit and support my blog, what brought you to the blog?

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  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020 09:08 | Michelle Charles
    Hi Chad,
    Welcome and thank you for your service! A little bit about me, I'm a Career Ownership Coach with The Entrepreneur's Source. I served 25 years in the Army Reserve and upon retirement from that and DoD career, I decided to pursue self-sufficiency and invest in my own business. As a Vetrepreneur, I can continue mentoring, coaching and helping service members, veterans and military spouses as they explore career possibilities. Best decision I ever made! The service I provide is at no cost or obligation, all you need is to have an open mind and open to options. If I can assist in any way please reach out email: or check out my site at

    you can also book an appointment at
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    • Tuesday, May 19, 2020 13:14 | chad pearce
      Hi Michelle, Thanks for taking the time to comment. It’s greet to hear from a fellow Vetrepreneur.

      I will reach out to you soon.

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