Mentors for Military Podcast
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We are the BEST podcast for active duty military, veterans, or anyone wanting to be inspired or empowered! Our hosts are made up of a former US Army veteran turned corporate executive, two former US Army Special Forces soldiers (Green Beret) and one of the few female soldiers that was attached to the Rangers and Delta Force in Afghanistan. Our guests are corporate executives, Special Forces soldiers, active duty military, veterans, executive coaches, best-selling authors, keynote speakers, and from many other backgrounds. Follow us and be a part of the BEST podcast! (aka Mentors4Mil)
Most Recent Episode
Mylee Cardenas | U.S. Army Cultural Support Team | Civil Affairs | Overcoming Obstacles
Mylee Cardenas served in the U.S. Army as a civil affairs non-commissioned officer before volunteering to join the cultural support team (CST)initiative where she was assigned to the Special Forces in Afghanistan. While deployed, she noticed a lump on her breast, but ignored it so she could finish the eight-month tour. Mylee returned to the United States to find out that she had stage 3 invasive ductal carcinoma. She began chemotherapy and 35 rounds of radiation, before undergoing a bilateral mastectomy. She finished a marathon while on chemo. We discuss the many obstacles that she has overcame as well as why the CST program had difficulties with SOF soldiers. Mylee is now working on a documentary about the reasons so many are joining the fight in Afghanistan and what compels them.