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Veteran Influencer Podcast

Conversations with successfully transitioned veterans of the US Armed Forces. We learn about what careers are out there, how military skills translate to Corporate America, and how to navigate the financial perils of leaving the Active Duty. Listen as fellow Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines recount the good, the bad, and the ugly.

May 15, 2020

Lieutenant General retired Raymond Mason managed the Army’s $8B sustainment budget and oversaw the Army's global supply chain during his final role on active duty. In October, 2014 he began his first civilian job after a 35-year military career, facing many of the same transition challenges everyday solders encounter when leaving uniform for the first time.

Serving as COO at a for-profit company for a little over two years, he felt the pull back to the Army and a desire to contribute to the mission. When a friend approached him about a potential role leading the team at Army Emergency Relief, he threw his hat in the ring.

In this conversation we talk about his journey to what he’s doing now, and how his organization is responding to the national emergency surrounding COVID-19 infections. Our soldiers, veterans, and military families are facing financial hardships, so Ray and his team at Army Emergency Relief are focused on keeping the distractions and challenges of this crisis from impacting Army readiness.

Find out more about what Army Emergency Relief is doing to help during the COVID-19 crisis at