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The Oath Podcast

The Oath Podcast

By Justin Rich
The Oath podcast is as an educational tool for current serving military personnel, veterans, their families, and the general public on all things relevant to our military and veteran communities. Justin Rich, former Army, and Jesse Puryear, former Navy, facilitate discussions each week with a new guest, covering a variety of topics.
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#009: Federal Hiring Procedures and Benefits with Rudy Muriel, Navy HR Specialist
Rudy is a Human Resource specialist who works for the Department of the Navy. He is an expert on Federal hiring procedures and the numerous benefits afforded to  Veterans in Federal hiring.
May 11, 2020
#008: Equine Therapy for Veterans With Bob and Debbie, Hope 4 Heroes
Our guests today were Bob and Debbie of Hope 4 Heroes in Yelm, WA. Hope 4 Heroes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Veterans recover from their physical and mental health problems through Equine Therapy (horse therapy). The program is completely free for Veterans.
May 11, 2020
#007: New Career Placement After Transitioning Out Of The Service With Kyle Kotecha and Blake Anderson, Veteran Transition Mission
The Oath Podcast with your host Jessie Puryear and special guests Kyle Kotecha and Blake Anderson with Veteran Transition Mission. Veteran Transition Mission is here to help veterans get quickly trained and certified for in-demand careers in a variety of industries.
April 16, 2020
#006: Navigating the Complexities of Veteran Appeals with David Oliver, Attorney At Law
Join us today for an insightful episode about navigating the lengthy and complex veteran appeals process, with David Oliver. David is a practicing attorney at law who specializes in veteran affairs.
March 25, 2020
#005: Active Duty & Veteran Mental Health and the Family Dynamics with Cornelia Thomas, Winds of Liberty
Today's guest is Mrs. Cornelia Thomas of Winds of Liberty. This is a continuation of our last show with her husband and partner Jay. Cornelia is a Liscenced Mental Health Counselor with extensive training and background in family therapy. The focus of our show will be on how military service effects the family dynamic.
March 12, 2020
#004: Financial Literacy with Jay Thomas, Ramsey Preferred Financial Coach
Today's guest is a Ramsey Preferred financial coach and certified fundraising executive. This episode focuses on financial literacy for our military and veterans' community. In particular we will address what to do with extra pay like combat pay, hazardous duty pay, separation pay, GI Bill pay, etc. We'll also discuss the Dave Ramsey approach and what makes it different than your traditional financial approaches such as Edward Jones or traditional debt type of plans.
February 28, 2020
#003: Meet the Hosts!
Hello everyone! We are excited for the future of this podcast, and we thought it would be a good idea to let you know a little bit more about our hosts, Justin Rich, and Jessie Puryear, both of whom are retired veterans. Tune in for great conversation and insight into the behind the scenes of The Oath.
February 17, 2020
#002: The Deportation of Veterans
Join us today as we speak with two guests that have been part of the United States military that have been deported, and we discuss potential solutions to this growing problem. Disclaimer: While we may talk about political issues, we are a non-partisan podcast. We seek to bring all view points to provide a balanced survey of the military.
January 28, 2020
#001: The Benefits of Sensory Deprivation Through Floating
Tune in for our first guest, Jessie Puryear, the Managing Director of Urban Float in University Place, Washington. Jessie discusses the benefits of floating and sensory deprivation that positively impacts both the mind and body. Floating is clinically shown to reduce pain and improve quality of sleep. Learn more at
January 18, 2020
#000: Introduction
Welcome to The Oath Podcast!
January 11, 2020