Tim Bomke had an appointment with his Army recruiter on the morning of 9/11/2001. The events of that morning only strengthened his resolve to serve. A few years later, Tim and his platoon were patrolling in Iraq, when a massive IED hit his vehicle. Badly wounded, he started on a new journey of recovery, resilience, and continued service.
Over the past several years, Tim has advocated for veterans and military families in both education and employment. He is a co-founder of Microsoft's Military Systems and Software Academy, spent three years working in veteran/spouse programs at Starbucks, and currently leads the effort at Amazon.
We have a great discussion that covers:
- Tim's mindset during his recovery and rehabilitation
- The power of finding a purpose
- Why veterans and military spouses are great assets
- And so much more
Tim is a truly inspiring guy and is doing so much in the veteran's space. You'll definitely get a lot out of this conversation.