Redesigning Defense, William Treseder

Redesigning Defense

with William Treseder

William Treseder, Military1 Advisor, writes about well-designed approaches to national security issues ranging from technology to veteran careers. He co-founded BMNT Partners, where he helps start-ups grow by solving government problems from advanced manufacturing to veteran employment. William enlisted in the Marines in 2001 and served until 2011, including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. A Rising Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution where he studies 21st century conservatism, William also contributes to other national outlets such as Foreign Policy, TIME.com, and Breaking Defense.

The best approach to getting an education after leaving the military

There are a lot of education options out there for transitioning service members. Organizations offer everything from vocational certificates to graduate degrees depending on your skills and experien ...

4 great options for serving after the military

Servicemembers face a difficult environment when they leave the military and become veterans. The culture of shared sacrifice and mission accomplishment gives way to a more individual culture of self ...

What veterans miss most about the military

Most of us know how hard it is to transition successfully out of the military. There are financial, familial, psychological, and a host of other costs to leaving the service. These are all serious, b ...

The four worst ways to pick a job after the military

Transitioning out of military service is difficult. There seem to be a lot of options, with companies and schools offering valuable careers as soon as you take off the uniform. When investigating the ...

Don't sound dumb: 4 questions not to ask a veteran

Iraq and Afghanistan are buzzwords to most Americans. They divide us along political lines - red or blue. These countries are either reminders of America's tragically flawed empire building, or s ...

3 major adjustments you must make coming out of the military

When service members leave the military, there is an adjustment process we like to call “transition”. This harmless sounding period is actually one of the worst times of many veterans&rsq ...

Earning your stripes: The military's most surprising appeal

Ask five veterans what they enjoyed about the military and you'll get at least six answers. That's a bad joke commenting on how difficult it is to explain what a particular veteran liked a ...

6 surprises waiting for you after leaving the military

Getting out of the military is hard for just about everyone. Whether it's four years or a full career, the transition process challenges people in ways they did not expect. Things that seemed eas ...

Marines vs soldiers: The difference and why it matters

Many civilians have no real understanding of the military. There is a growing disconnect between the forces protecting America and the very people being protected. They have no idea what is being ...

Why is the U.S. fighting the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq?

The air campaign against the Islamic State continues to grow, based on recent figures released by the Pentagon. We now know a fair amount of data about what the U.S. and her allies are doing to disru ...