Doc Todd is combat veteran who proudly served our country as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman (combat medic) in the United States Navy. Since Doc’s honorable discharge in 2009, it’s been seven years of life and civilian transition for him, including the ups and downs experienced by many young veterans who have dealt with the hard costs of war.
Now, Doc has had enough… enough with the pain, enough with not fitting in, enough with the sorrow and anger of having another friend take his life. So in 2017, Doc took a leap of faith leaving a budding career in financial management to pursue a mission focused on impacting veterans’ lives through music, just as he did eight years ago under the blazing Afghanistan sun, In June, Doc will debut his forthcoming hip-hop album, Combat Medicine – a follow-up to the album he released in 2009 about his emotions leading up to deployment. Combat Medicine is exactly what it sounds like – a no-holds- bar look into military life and veteran transition. His mission is simple – show veterans they’re not alone and save lives. His memoir, also titled Combat Medicine, is set to launch later this year.
IN THIS PARTICULAR EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:
Doc Todd’s military experience and how it impacted him after the service
Self-judgement and the damage it can do to a veteran’s mindset
Continuing to take care of the troops after service
The need for honesty and vulnerability in a veteran’s post-military life
The genesis of the album Combat Medicine and what made Doc make the shift from a successful wealth management career back to music
The need for meaning and purpose in a veteran’s post-military life
The frustration that lies in wanting to help veterans, but not being able to
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Song featured in this episode: Not Alone featuring Bingx
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