Matt Kress spent 22 years in the Marine Corps – enlisted and officer, active duty and reserve. After a special operations deployment to Iraq in 2004, he left active duty to be a firefighter in Southern California. During that time, he used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to earn a master's degree from the University of Washington and an MBA from UCLA. He’s now the Senior Manager of Veteran and Military Affairs at Starbucks.
In this episode we discuss:
• Coffee and it’s connection to the military
• The tremendous work that Starbucks is doing to support Veterans and their families.
• What it's like to be in position to really move the needle on veterans issues in our country in a big way.
• The connection between first responders and veterans and how they share some challenges.