Finding Financial Success On and Off-Duty

Finding financial success on active duty can be difficult. There are a lot of challenges like high cost of living, spouse un and underemployment, and deployments and mobilizations. The good news is there are people and organizations helping, like the Air Force Aid Society.

In this episode, I talk to the former CEO of the Air Force Aid Society, Kaleth Wright, about the financial pain points service members and their families are dealing with and the resources to help.

Chief Wright is an organizational leadership consultant, executive coach, and professional speaker with an outstanding track record of helping organizations achieve peak performance through training and mentoring executives in the art of servant leadership and motivating multi-generational teams across cultures and geographies.

He is a 32-year Veteran of the United States Air Force and served as the 18th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, representing the highest enlisted level of leadership where he provided direction and represented the interests of the enlisted force to the American public and to leaders at all levels of government. He also served as the personal advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force and Secretary of the Air Force on all issues regarding the welfare, readiness, morale, and proper utilization and progress of the force, impacting nearly 600,000 airmen around the world.

I was honored to have Chief Wright as the closing keynote speaker at MilMoneyCon this year. I’m excited to share this conversation I had with Kaleth. He shares a lot of wonderful insights into money and the military as someone who has lived the life and been a leader in the military.

Financial Success On and Off-Duty Episode Details

    • The story of how and why Chief Wright joined the Air Force
    • The mission and purpose of the Air Force Aid Society
    • The expanded eligibility aid to Guardsmen and Reservists
    • What the different types of support are like food, rent, childcare, and disaster relief
    • Chief Wright’s advice for every service member before they separate or retire
    • The best piece of advice Chief Wright has ever received

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