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The FourBlock Podcast

Jan 6, 2020

This week's guest is Joshua Hartley, former Marine Captain, Iraq and Afghanistan War veteran, and now Veteran's Advocacy Lead at PwC. Josh discusses the traumatic brain injury that he sustained in Afghanistan, the battle to get the care that he needed, the challenges he faced during his military-to-civilian transition living with TBI, and how he ended up at a supportive company where he is able to thrive and give back to the veteran community.

What is most incredible about Josh is that despite the many challenges, he never gave up and he always looked to how he can help others. Josh's story will give everyone some perspective going into the new year and hopefully inspire us to live our best lives.

Here is Josh's LinkedIn profile. Please feel free to reach out to him.


Welcome to the FourBlock Podcast, a show that examines veteran career transition and the military-civilian divide in the workplace.

General Charles Krulak coined the term "Three Block War" to describe the nature of 21st-century military service defined by peace-keeping, humanitarian aid, and full combat.

But what happens next? Veterans are often unprepared to return home and begin new careers. We call this the Fourth Block. 

FourBlock is a national non-profit that has supported thousands of transitioning service members across the nation in beginning new and meaningful careers. 

Mike Abrams (@fourblock) is an Afghanistan veteran, FourBlock founder, director of the Columbia University Center for Veteran Transition and Integration, and author of two military transition books. He’ll be representing the military transition perspective.

Lindsey Pollak (@lindsaypollak) is a career and workplace expert and New York Times bestselling author of three career advice books. Lindsey will be representing the civilian perspective of this issue. 

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