This blog was originally posted on the Team RWB website.
The Eagle Nation Podcast is the official podcast of Team Red, White, and Blue and this week, we have a very special guest. Host, Blayne Smith, is joined by Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Honorable Robert McDonald, or as he prefers, Bob.
Bob was nice enough to invite us into his office during a recent trip to DC and we had a great conversation. During this episode, we address a number of topics that are on the front of Veterans’ minds. Of course, we touch on leadership. Bob tells us how he has managed to recruit some amazing people into VA and how building a values-based culture is the only way to ensure excellent service.
We also talk about the role of Veteran in managing his/her transition from military life and the need for Veterans to assume a mantle of leadership in our communities and country.
Finally, we dive into healthcare. Bob provides his thoughts on recent calls for privatization of the VA and discusses the importance of having a healthcare system that addresses the whole person and focuses on preventative care.
Team RWB and VA have a strong and growing relationship in our collective effort to serve Veterans and build strong communities. You won’t want to miss this episode!
Listen to the podcast below or on the Team RWB website, where you can download it from iTunes, Stitcher or Google Play.